2010 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • The Junk; The Crazy Squeeze; Cat Party

    published September 30, 2010

    This blurb is in no way meant to be disrespectful toward The Junk or The Crazy Squeeze, it's just a blatant endorsement of Cat Party. Rocking a... More >>

  • Tantalum in Long Beach

    Tantalum in Long Beach

    published Sep 27, 2010

    ​The Place: Tantalum Waterfront Lounge. 6272 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, (562) 431-1414.The Hours: Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday 2:30 p.m. to close, Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m... More >>

  • Eminem at Epicenter Twenty Ten at the Auto Club Speedway Over the Weekend

    published Sep 27, 2010

    ​Check out our Epicenter Twenty Ten slideshows:Day One: Eminem, Kiss, Papa Roach and moreDay Two: Blink-182, Bad Religion, Rise Against and moreEminem at Epicenter 2010  September 25, 2010Auto ... More >>

  • Where Are They Now? Remember Katalina, aka The DJ's Girl?

    published Sep 24, 2010

    ​If you were born after 1989, you're probably not going to know what the hell this blog is about. It follows the tale of a platinum-blonde haired, crimson lipped, Orange County pop starlet name... More >>

  • UPDATED: WTF of the Week: Sufjan Stevens' Label vs. Amazon

    published Sep 23, 2010

    ​UPDATED: Information about the founders and operators of Asthmatic Kitty Records.This has to be a first. A  company openly begging its customers not to buy a product from a competitor  fo... More >>

  • Let's Drive to Alaska

    published September 23, 2010

    Just because this club specializes in grooves of the Samba, Soul and Hip-Hop variety doesn't mean it's incapable of putting on a stellar indie... More >>

  • Patsy Grind

    published September 23, 2010

    In this day of über-jaded indie bands, it's nice to see artists mix a little feeling with their cynicism. Patsy Grind, aka Danielle Silva,... More >>

  • Helmet

    published September 23, 2010

    At a time when critics were trumpeting the groundbreaking nature of Metallica's black album, Helmet was making genuinely alternative hard rock... More >>

  • Telomere Repair

    published September 23, 2010

    With an arsenal of prog melodies and angular percussion, Telomere Repair definitely isn't a pop fan's wet dream. What they are is a band who... More >>

  • Porkchops and Applesauce

    published September 23, 2010

    Bands that find time to sample Charles Bukowski quotes and R2D2's signature squawk tend to find the fast track to our hearts. But Fullerton band... More >>

  • Electronic Meat

    published September 23, 2010

    Electronic Meat: a silly name for a band with a cool sound. We don’t get their carbon-based ion-associated moniker, but then again,... More >>

  • It's Like This and Like That

    published September 23, 2010

    Many bands these days are perfectly happy to get together, record an album within a year, land a commercial spot and, if time permits, get out... More >>

  • Paramore at the Honda Center Last Night

    Paramore at the Honda Center Last Night

    published Sep 20, 2010

    ​ParamoreSeptember 19, 2010Honda CenterThe show: Honda has found quite an impressive marketing tool in psuedo-punk band Paramore. By teaming up for the Honda Civic Tour, the two have effectively lur... More >>

  • Uproar Festival: Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Over the Weekend

    Uproar Festival: Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Over the Weekend

    published Sep 20, 2010

    Check o​ut our Uproar Festival slideshow featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villian and New Medicine here!Uproar Festival feat. Avenged Seve... More >>

  • Where Are They Now? The Vandals' Side Project Xtra Large

    Where Are They Now? The Vandals' Side Project Xtra Large

    published Sep 17, 2010

    ​Everybody in Orange County knows the members of the Vandals are as punk as they come. But who would have guessed they were also neo-grunge post-metal alterna-rockers? For  a little more than a... More >>

  • Bourbon and Cherries at Mesa

    Bourbon and Cherries at Mesa

    published Sep 17, 2010

    ​As cocktails go, Mesa's Bourbon and Cherries demonstrates that just because a drink is fruity doesn't mean it can't be manly. And why wouldn't it? Bourbon is among the manliest of hard alcohol... More >>

  • Riverboat Gamblers

    published September 16, 2010

    By now, every music fan in the world has been exposed to more than their fair share of punk rock. But the perennially hard-charging sound is a lot... More >>

  • Matt Costa

    published September 16, 2010

    Matt Costa is one of those indie artists with an imminently accessible sound capable of appealing to a wide audience. While his plucky acoustic... More >>

  • Cloris Leachman: A One Woman Show

    published September 16, 2010

    While she may have suffered from a lack of grace and rhythm on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, there’s no denying Cloris... More >>

  • WTF of the Week: Scott Stapp at San Manuel Indian Casino

    WTF of the Week: Scott Stapp at San Manuel Indian Casino

    published Sep 15, 2010

    ​WTF? "Good Christian" and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp performing at the San Manuel Casino, amidst the frenzied action of slot machines and black jack tables. Apparently, Stapp will present ne... More >>

  • MTV Still Sucks: A Recap of the MTV Video Music Awards

    MTV Still Sucks: A Recap of the MTV Video Music Awards

    published Sep 13, 2010

    ​This just in: MTV still sucks. While this year's VMA's were noticeably devoid of any of the previous years' surprises and gaffes that actually make this snore fest watchable, one thing about the sh... More >>

  • Old Fashioned at Matador Cantina

    published Sep 10, 2010

    ​While the Matador bar staff is known for alchemizing quirky margarita drinks which infuse jalapeno and mango, these  blokes are quite capable of mixing up cocktails more subtle and refined in ... More >>

  • Young Frankenstein

    published September 9, 2010

    Didn’t get all the chuckles out the first time you saw Peter Boyle as Frankenstein’s monster doing “Puttin’ on the Ritz”?... More >>

  • Jimmie Vaughan

    published September 9, 2010

    Jimmie Vaughan is a blues man's blues man. The Texas native is a greasy-haired, vintage-gear obsessed hot rodder whose guitar playing is... More >>

  • Cubensis; Moonalice; Heavywater

    published September 9, 2010

    It's been said The Grateful Dead weren't the best at what they did, they were the only ones to do what they did. Not true. Cubensis, the famed... More >>

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