Patrick Chavis got a taste of Pinoy pop culture at UCI Friday night, where he caught Bambu, Rhythm Natives and the Fighting Cocks. Pat also ran into a tagger who dreams of letters. Read his review and see some photos here.
Rich Kane spent his Saturday morning reviewing the past week in the Orange County Register. The Reggie didn't fare very well. . .click here to see why. Rich will check in with the Reg-O-Meter next Saturday, so do drop by to see if our favorite local daily can rise from the grave.
Dave Segal's Saturday night unfolded at The Prospector in Long Beach where he enjoyed psychedelic shoegaze rock from LA bands Shields and the Sky Parade and Pomona's Amazing Reverb Engine, plus excellent complementary selections from DJs Billgazer and Short Shorts. Dave will be live-blogging SXSW from Austin, Texas past Wednesday, so do check in at Heard Mentality for his coverage.
Luke Thompson ended up in Eagle Rock's All-Star Lanes Saturday, where he serenaded birthday boy Ben Sullivan with his karaoke version of “Ice Ice Baby.” (Ben is the proprietor of ScienceBlog and the brother of former LA Weekly music editor Kate Sullivan, who is now studying horticulture.)
Also on Saturday: OCWeekly.com photographer Fever Dragon hopped from gallery to gallery for the Long Beach Art walk. Photos galore over here.
On Sunday, Gustavo Arellano launched another snazzy web feature: a church services review. This week's place of worship: At Your Service – the Main Place Christian Fellowship Church Prayer Booth. Next week? Who knows. Check back next Sunday.
Edwin Goei's Sunday food blog visited Pastagina, an Irvine joint where pasta is proudly machine-made.
And Christopher Victorio got St. Paddy's started early at Muldoon’s Dublin Pub in Newport Beach for their 7th annual Sexiest Kilt Competition. Flip through our gallery to see who won. Hint: It ain't the guy pictured. We just liked his casual kilt.