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2011 Stories by Adam Lovinus

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  • The Gromble Make a Loud Buzz

    published November 10, 2011

    Taking their name from the Nickelodeon teen show Aaahhh!!! Real Monsters, the Gromble have reached a local-favorite status with their... More >>

  • Nails: Yes, They're Tough

    published November 3, 2011

    The hard-thrashing Buena Park trio Nails' second LP—a 14-minute drop-tuned flog titled Unsilent Death—scored unanimous... More >>

  • Get Mobbed Up With Mafia Rusa

    published October 13, 2011

    Representing OC hardcore at Saturday's No Violence In Our Scene festival are Mafia Rusa, a two-guitar five-piece of guys who grew up on classic... More >>

  • George Hartline Goes From South to South OC

    published September 8, 2011

    George Hartline, an Orange-by-way-of-Alabama singer/songwriter, is a man on the grind. By night, we know him as the front man of the roots/rock... More >>

  • Golden Afternoon's Slumbery Songs Fill the Air

    published August 11, 2011

    This Huntington Beach quintet fronted by singer/songwriter Elizabeth Messick take a breezy approach to folk-rock, with lots of ukulele and... More >>

  • Death Hymn Number 9 Says Marvin Gaye Was a Pussy Ass!

    published July 14, 2011

    Creating within a genre they call gospel/power/violence, Death Hymn Number 9 have been leaving a wake of white face paint, fake (and real)... More >>

  • We Are the Arsenal Are Big in Fullerton

    published July 7, 2011

    On the verge of a national breakout are Fullerton's We Are the Arsenal, a riff-happy alt-rock quartet composed of Ryan Terrigno... More >>

  • Ben White Is a Southern Boy by the Sea

    published June 30, 2011

    You can hear Ben White's Southern roots in the folk noir he plucks out in ominous dropped tunings complemented by some mean slide-guitar work,... More >>

  • Ethan Hulse: Minister of Folk

    published June 9, 2011

    By day, singer/songwriter Ethan Hulse works at the high-school ministry and leads Sunday worship at the Mission Viejo Mariners Church. By... More >>

  • May McDonough & Co. Produce Folk With Spokes

    published May 26, 2011

    Two hours before a radio gig on KUCI last year, May McDonough's band bailed on her via text message. So she called on a couple of friends: Lo... More >>

  • Orange Blossom Special Are In Bloom

    published May 12, 2011

    Laguna Niguel brothers Anton (guitar/vocals) and Alan Hoetker (bass/vocals) of Orange Blossom Special have two chores to take care of during... More >>

  • The Forrest Gump of OC Hardcore

    published May 5, 2011

    No, Orange County Hardcore Scenester isn't the American Hardcore of the '90s Orange County scene. Nor does it try to be. It's... More >>

  • Boris Smile Are Amped Up

    published April 14, 2011

    Call him the Raymond Carver of indie pop: A. Wesley Chung, the front man and primary songwriter of the Long Beach octet Boris Smile, fashions... More >>

  • Orange Effect Go Live

    published March 10, 2011

    The Orange Effect caught our ears with sparkling three-part harmonies and a tuneful approach to songwriting, both of which the Anaheim quartet... More >>

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