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2010 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Both Cheese

    published October 14, 2010

    You've got to love the experimental spirit of Japanese musicians. Somehow they manage to mine the signature aspects of popular American music from... More >>

  • Mind Museum

    published October 14, 2010

    Here's an interesting sound adventure for a Saturday night. Living up to the promise of possibility engendered by their name, Mind Museum serves... More >>

  • A Midsummer's Night Scream

    published October 14, 2010

    In this postmodern age, a popular entertainment trend involves mashing up popular literary tomes. Case in point: the Jane Austen-inspired novel... More >>

  • Drunk After Work: Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina
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    Drunk After Work: Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​The Place: Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina. 2104 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach, (949) 723-0606.The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3p.m. to 6p.m.The Deal: Pints of Dos Equis, Tecate, Land Shark and other... More >>

  • Cal State Fullerton's Gutsy Professor

    published October 14, 2010

    Take the bare bones of the Cindy Abbott story, then take a look at the woman. The two don’t jibe the way one might expect. The... More >>

  • Punk-Rock Hard-Knock Lifer

    published October 14, 2010

    When asked how he’s doing these days, “Master of Disaster” Duane Peters answers with a dry rasp, “I’m alive.... More >>

  • Land of Talk, Besnard Lakes at Detroit Over the Weekend

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​Land of TalkOctober 9, 2010Detroit Bar Costa MesaThe Show: Hailing from the incestuous indie music scene of Montreal, we have the Land of Talk. And in case you were wondering, they are in fact anot... More >>

  • The Higher

    published October 7, 2010

    You know the punk-rock landscape has changed forever when Epitaph signs bands like The Higher. Bear in mind, we're not saying it's a bad thing.... More >>

  • WTF of the Week: Ron Burgundy, Hip-Hop Icon?

    published Oct 06, 2010

    The October issue of Rolling Stone Magazine recently published its annual "Hot List;" under the heading of Hot Influence, the hallowed rock rag listed none other than celluloid news buf... More >>

  • The Melvins

    published October 7, 2010

    Ah the Melvins, simultaneously the most unlikely and influential grunge bands of all time. Hailing from Aberdeen WA, and mentors to another famous... More >>

  • Anberlin

    published October 7, 2010

    If you listen to KROQ it's not likely you've missed Anberlin's recent single "Impossible." The Florida rock band which is signed to Tooth and... More >>

  • Classical Vibrations

    published October 7, 2010

    This show will feature the group Surfin' Safari, a 14 piece orchestra with vocalists who pay loving tribute to the Beach Boys. If you've had the... More >>

  • Ghostbusters

    published October 7, 2010

    It seems like yesterday we were watching Ghostbusters at the local drive-in in the back of an Oldsmobile. But the positive side of getting old is... More >>

  • Tech N9ne

    published October 7, 2010

    You've got to hand it to an MC who can take Falco's immortal "Rock me Amadeus" and chop it up into a boastful rap about being a player. But Tech... More >>

  • We are the Pilots

    published October 7, 2010

    Once again you're staring down the barrel of another work week. Though your toiling has only begun, Detroit Bar has a nice little pick-me-up to... More >>

  • Sederra at Slidebar Cafe Over the Weekend
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    Sederra at Slidebar Cafe Over the Weekend

    published Oct 04, 2010

    ​SederraOctober 2, 2010Slidebar CafeThe Show: The first time I saw Placentia punk band Longfellow play was at a little club in Pomona in 1996. I seem to recall singer Tom Schmitt leaping off a ... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Manhattan at Mulberry Street
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    Drink of the Week: Manhattan at Mulberry Street

    published Oct 01, 2010

    You don't have to wander too far in Downtown Fullerton ​to find a bartender familiar with basic cocktail mixes. A request for a Manhattan at Mulberry Street won't be met with the head-scratchin... More >>

  • Where Are They Now? Longfellow Morphed Into Sederra
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    Where Are They Now? Longfellow Morphed Into Sederra

    published Oct 01, 2010

    ​Some would argue that 1990s witnessed punk rock's rebirth. Of the lesser known bands that thrived, Placentia's Longfellow has to top the list.WIth four albums, a boatload of national tours, as well... More >>

  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jail Weddings at the Troubadour Last Night

    published Oct 01, 2010

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jail WeddingsSept. 30, 2010Troubadour  ​The show: Some of the most intense music listening experiences I've ever had have been while listening to Jon Spence... More >>

  • Demystifying the SUN Group (Or, What's Been Going on at Mesa?)
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    Demystifying the SUN Group (Or, What's Been Going on at Mesa?)

    published Sep 30, 2010

    ​If you haven't heard about C.A.M.M. Tuesdays at local nightspot Mesa, you're just like most people. And it's all very strange, considering the laundry list of talent that's performed Tuesday nights... More >>

  • DJ Souless

    published September 30, 2010

    In a world of musicians carrying the rap/rock torch, DJ Souless leads the pack, expertly blending rock's angular sound elements with smooth... More >>

  • Colin Hay

    published September 30, 2010

    Even if you weren't born in the Regan era, chances are you've heard the 1981 Men at Work single "Down Under." The deep raspy voice of singer... More >>

  • Thee Spectors

    published September 30, 2010

    No this isn't a cover band spoofing the former members of legendary Chicano band Thee Midniters. Rather, Thee Spectors out of Buena Park are a... More >>

  • Taller Sur

    published September 30, 2010

    Forming out of the amorphous clay that was originally a loose collective of musician's, Taller Sur have developed into full functioning community... More >>

  • Fences

    published September 30, 2010

    The genres listed on folk musician Fence’s Myspace page include pop, shoegaze and grim. His personal quote reads “forever bummed.”... More >>

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