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2010 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Horrorpops

    published October 28, 2010

    What better way to rock out on Halloween than to the creepy, psycho-billy stylings of the Horrorpops? Lead singer Kim Day is a total babe with the... More >>

  • Phil Shane

    published October 28, 2010

    Here's a good way to jump start the Halloween weekend. Phil Shane, the "One Man Legend," will be performing at Alex's. Sporting some serious... More >>

  • Dead Man's Party

    published October 28, 2010

    Fewer bands mainstream bands of the 1980s afforded more sonic surprises and prolific output as Oingo Boingo. It's a shame the band met its end in... More >>

  • The Sleeping

    published October 28, 2010

    It's Tuesday night. You've made it through the horror of Monday but still stare down the barrel of a long work week. It's time to release some of... More >>

  • Black Diamond RIders

    published October 28, 2010

    The Black Diamond Riders are a punk rock super-group that features members of Social Distortion, The Adolescents T.S.O.L, Cadillac Tramps and U.S.... More >>

  • DJ Shadow

    published October 28, 2010

    If ever you were looking for a concert featuring a master of the turntables, you would need look no further than DJ Shadow. One of the more... More >>

  • Corey Feldman's Lost Boy's Ball

    published October 28, 2010

    Humanity should count its blessings. Of the two Coreys, the one who survived his brush with child stardom is the one with the talent. Following... More >>

  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Grove Last Night

    published Oct 27, 2010

    ​ Click here to see the slideshow!Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosOct. 26, 2010The Grove of AnaheimThe Show:  As someone who's spent a fair amount of time cavorting with hippies--and has a ... More >>

  • Drunk After Work: Cedar Creek Inn
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    Drunk After Work: Cedar Creek Inn

    published Oct 25, 2010

    ​The Place: Cedar Creek Inn, 20 Pointe Dr., Brea.The hours: 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily.The deal: Cedar Creek features a $5 martini and appetizer menu as well as $2.13 pints of draft beer.The scen... More >>

  • So Many Wizards, CMG, Titans of Industry at Alex's Bar Last Night
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    So Many Wizards, CMG, Titans of Industry at Alex's Bar Last Night

    published Oct 25, 2010

    ​So Many WizardsOctober 25, 2010Alex's BarThe Show: Sunday night at Alex's Bar proved to be a nice end-of-the weekend diversion. Best of all, the evening's performances were presented free: the pric... More >>

  • Edward Scissorhands

    published October 21, 2010

    To all the goth girls, emo kids and pop-culture tattoo fanatics out there, we’d like to begin with an apology. Sorry to say, but Edward... More >>

  • Atreyu and Bless the Fall at the House of Blues Last Night
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    Atreyu and Bless the Fall at the House of Blues Last Night

    published Oct 21, 2010

    ​See the slideshow here!Atreyu, Bless the FallOct. 20, 2010House of BluesThe Show: There's nothing inherently wrong with Orange County's Atreyu. The metal core band who's been rocking out for m... More >>

  • Azure Ray

    published October 21, 2010

    For those Saddle Creek fanatics devastated following the disbanding of Azure Ray in 2004, things are looking up. The dream pop duo out of Alabama... More >>

  • An Evening with David Sedaris

    published October 21, 2010

    Whether talking about the need to compulsively lick light switches as a child, or the joys of crafting visual art whilst caught in the grip of an... More >>

  • Glasgow TIki Shakers

    published October 21, 2010

    Whether or not surf rock actually descended from traditional island music doesn't matter. Even if it's a relatively new invention, those swooning,... More >>

  • So Many Wizards

    published October 21, 2010

    Hailing from Long Beach is the falsetto flecked dreaminess of So Many Wizards. Without taking their absurd moniker into account, this three-piece... More >>

  • Dark Harbor

    published October 21, 2010

    The Queen Mary forever remains a spooky place, the decommissioned luxury liner’s almost-a-century-old wooden decks, hidden nooks and crannies... More >>

  • Lyrics Born, Chali 2na at Commonwealth Lounge Last Night
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    Lyrics Born, Chali 2na at Commonwealth Lounge Last Night

    published Oct 20, 2010

    ​Lyrics Born and Chali 2na  Oct. 19, 2010Commonwealth LoungeThe Show: You gotta feel bad for Bay area MC Lyrics Born who followed rapper Chali 2na last night at the Commonwealth lounge. Though ... More >>

  • WTF of the Week: Kid Rock

    published Oct 20, 2010

    ​WTF?Here's a twist on an OC Weekly blog from a few weeks ago. You may remember that last month's Hotlist in Rolling Stone deemed the muse du jour of rappers across the nation to be fictional a... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Entourage Mojito

    published Oct 15, 2010

    ​After tasting the Mojito at Brea nightclub/bar Entourage last night, it occurred to me this concoction is slightly out of season. It's a clear drink made with mint leaves and evokes fond memories o... More >>

  • DJ/Promoter Ana Calderon: 'I Think A Lot of DJs Hate Me Because...I Made the Promoter/DJ Situation Become More of a Norm.'
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    DJ/Promoter Ana Calderon: 'I Think A Lot of DJs Hate Me Because...I Made the Promoter/DJ Situation Become More of a Norm.'

    published Oct 15, 2010

    ​If you're one of the lucky ticket bearers, the doors of the Fox Pomona will part Oct. 19 so you can witness the sold-out, ethereal post-punk glory of Interpol.  Arrive early enough and you'll ... More >>

  • WTF of the Week: Tom Waits to Release Single on 78 RPM

    published Oct 13, 2010

    ​WTF?Yesterday Pitchfork reported bluesman Tom Waits will be releasing a 78 RPM vinyl single on Nov. 19 through New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Recordings.Each side of the limited edition vinyl ... More >>

  • Evan Stone's Jazz Jam

    published October 14, 2010

    Calling all jazz aficionados, virtuosos and wannabes. Every Sunday at Steamer's, it's a free-for-all jam session for enthusiasts of all skill... More >>

  • Atreyu

    published October 14, 2010

    With their complex harmonized guitar melodies and post hardcore screeching, Atreyu is the band 30 Seconds to Mars hopes they never meet in a dark... More >>

  • We Barbarians

    published October 14, 2010

    Looking for a weekend pick-me-up? Long Beach band We Barbarians might be just the ticket. With a sound featuring the catchiness of the Killers... More >>

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