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Blues Guitar Pioneer Ana Popovic Will Make Worlds Collide at the New Blues Festival

19 days ago by Nate Jackson
No artist can truly be a trailblazer without the desire to break a few rules—or at least bend 'em like a guitar string.  Ana Popovic's entire career hinges on this principle. As one of the few (possibly the only) female virtuoso guitarists to emerge from her home country of Belgrade,...
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Summertime in the LBC Successfully Funked Up the Queen Mary

1 month ago by Nate Jackson
Summertime in the LBC (By the Minute Review) Queen Mary 8/5/2017 11:26a.m. I feel 10 years old again in these school bus shuttles taking festival goers over to the Queen Mary parking lot. Except my fatass has to man spread to sit in these seats. (Frank John Tristan) 11:30a.m. With...
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Soul Band The Puscie Jones Revue Deliver Aural Satisfaction at the Wayfarer

2 months ago by Nate Jackson
There are moments when music transcends the realm of sound and becomes a sexual act. It’s conjures something primal inside us that is screaming to be expressed, an energy passed from one body to another. Since they were born from the red hot magma of Planet Funk nearly three years...
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How Far We'll Go for Good Films [Special Screenings, July 6-13]

3 months ago by Matt Coker
Finding Dory. Oh, there she is, behind that $1.002 billion in global box office. The public is invited to join guests watching the movie on a big screen set up on the sand next to the water. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, behind Moe B's Watersports, 1131 Back Bay...
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Your SoCal Festival Guide for Summer 2017

4 months ago by Eran Ryan
There’s nothing quite like festival season, especially when it comes to the summer months. Although Southern California is blessed with beautiful weather year-round, the warmth and energy buzzing in the air from May through September makes for an entirely unique outdoor music experience. Not only is it the perfect time...
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Aloha From Graceland [Special Screenings, May 25-June 1]

4 months ago by Matt Coker
Long Strange Trip: Grateful Dead Documentary. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese (The Last Waltz), Long Strange Trip explores the fiercely independent vision, perpetual innovation and uncompromising commitment to their audience that made the Bay Area band one of the most influential musical...
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50 Cent, YG and Wu-Tang Clan to Headline Summertime in the LBC at The Queen Mary

4 months ago by Nate Jackson
Where would hip-hop be without Long Beach? Setting aside the longwinded answer to that question, suffice it to say that it would definitely be somewhere a lot less funky. Even before the days of 213, street culture and sunny, summer grooves in LA and OC's shared backyard became breeding ground...
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Special Olympics = Slaughtered: OC Weekly Wins 25 OC Press Club Honors

4 months ago by Matt Coker
OC Weekly cleaned up at Monday night's Orange County Press Club awards ceremony, and this time I am not referencing our moonlighting positions as Balboa Bay Club dishwashers. This infernal rag (and its online doppelgänger) won 22 awards, including 11 first-place honors, and three honorable mentions for our coverage during...
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Jurassic Recall [Special Screenings, April 20-27]

5 months ago by Matt Coker
Newport Beach Film Festival. Orange County's 18th-annual cinextravaganza kicks off with the opening-night film Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, followed by a lavish gala, then continues through the official closing-night picture, The Exception, and another party. In between are more than 350 short, youth, foreign, music, family,...
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Coachella 2017 By The Minute: Weekend One

5 months ago by Nate Jackson
Friday, April 14 2:57 p.m. Listening to DJ Khaled on our way to the polo fields and Daniel Kohn says, "This is really the hair metal era of rap and people expect Kendrick to be their Nirvana," (Denise De La Cruz) 3:44 Always gotta drop the pin when you park...

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