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2010 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Trainwreck at DiPiazza's in Long Beach

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​TrainwreckJuly 10, 2010DiPiazza'sWhether you're in on the joke or not, watching a band featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D fame can be a little confusing. Performances by the bald-pated minstrel and... More >>

  • The 100 Club: Chris Ziegler of LA Record Talks

    published Jul 07, 2010

    ​Interviewing Chris Ziegler, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of dark horse music mag, LA Record, is way more complicated than your run of the mill conversation with a person-of-note. Intellectual... More >>

  • 100 Artists See Satan

    published July 8, 2010

    Whether you believe Satan is the physical manifestation of evil, or simply a metaphor expressing the dark side of existence, you have to admit,... More >>

  • The Twilight Zone

    published July 8, 2010

    Every so often, rumors of a pending biopic chronicling the life of Twilight Zone creator, iconoclast and all-around genius Rod Serling emerge from... More >>

  • Stars And Stripes And Vanilla Ice: Your 4th of July Music Roundup
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    Stars And Stripes And Vanilla Ice: Your 4th of July Music Roundup

    published Jul 02, 2010

    ​Despite the hyper-patriotic ravings of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O, most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, understand the true meaning of Independence Day--or would if they didn't get so was... More >>

  • 100 Artists See Satan

    published July 1, 2010

    Whether you believe Satan is the physical manifestation of evil, or simply a metaphor expressing the dark side of existence, you have to admit,... More >>

  • The Submarines at Detroit Bar Last Night
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    The Submarines at Detroit Bar Last Night

    published Jun 30, 2010

    ​The SubmarinesDetroit BarTuesday, June 29, 2010Husband and wife pop duo the Submarines have been producing sugary sweet ear candy together since 2006. Singer Blake Hazard sings softly with an aw-... More >>

  • Camp Out at the Beach Pit BBQ

    published Jun 28, 2010

    ​Camp OutJune 25, 2010Beach Pit BBQThis will teach me to make assumptions. Though they're alumni of the ultra-selective UC Berkeley, the NorCal indie-pop duo Camp Out play music that is unexpectedly... More >>

  • Lemon Sun Swim With The Fishes

    published Jun 24, 2010

    ​This Friday, Los Angeles band Lemon Sun will be playing a show at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific with a host of other vintage-rock minded DJs and bands. Lemon Sun vocalist Rob Kolar explain... More >>

  • Top Five Songs Used In <i>Futurama</i>
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    Top Five Songs Used In Futurama

    published Jun 23, 2010

    ​If you don't have Comedy Central, you're lucky. Sort of. On the one hand, you haven't been bombarded by grinding repetition of commercials featuring the classic Futurama character hypnotoad. The wo... More >>

  • It's All Good: Holy Fuck, "Latin America"

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​Did I just say that all the bands coming out of Canada these days sound the same? I was wrong. Witness the video for the recent single from Toronto-borne electro-jam outfit Holy Fuck, "Latin Americ... More >>

  • Hook of the week: New Pornographers' "Crash Years"

    published Jun 21, 2010

    ​ Despite sporting a hook that's a tad derivative of the Edward Sharpe single "Home", "Crash Years," off The New Pornographer's latest album Together, is bursting with enough sonic surprise to be in... More >>

  • Note to Jeff Mangum: Do Something Worthwhile Already!

    published Jun 18, 2010

    ​According to Pitchfork, the long-stalled art film Major Organ and the Adding Machine has finally been assigned a DVD release date. On Sept. 14, record label Orange Twin will release the film along ... More >>

  • The Steelwells: The Hardest Working Band In Orange County?
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    The Steelwells: The Hardest Working Band In Orange County?

    published Jun 18, 2010

    
 That's what their publicist says, anyway. Since nabbing the coveted best new artist award at the 2010 OC Music Awards, as well as the best song award for the track "El Capitan," the guys from Ful... More >>

  • No Sex Please, We're British

    published June 17, 2010

    British culture, like any other, abounds with a unique menagerie of stereotypes. Among the more predominate, is the case of those infamous British... More >>

  • Meet Cunt Sparrer: Less Cock, More Cunt

    published Jun 16, 2010

    ​Hailing from Long Beach are two subversively charming lasses with lo-fi dreams. Operating under the moniker Cunt Sparrer, singer-guitarist Jennie Cotterill, 27, and singer-keyboardist Sara Lyons, 2... More >>

  • Over The Weekend: Jesse Malin And The St. Marks Social
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    Over The Weekend: Jesse Malin And The St. Marks Social

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​The Hype: Jesse Malin is a punk rock veteran whose overall sound remains surprisingly optimistic. Starting out in the '80s with the hardcore band Heart Attack, Malin evolved musically to co-fo... More >>

  • Strange Love: Musical Weirdness From Daniel Johnston And Co.
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    Strange Love: Musical Weirdness From Daniel Johnston And Co.

    published Jun 10, 2010

    ​Austin singer, songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston's six-album box set is due on June 22 (via Munster Records). Johnston became the musical and artistic elite's best kept secret in the early '80s... More >>

  • Riding Bikes with the Dutch

    published June 10, 2010

    In 1945 Holland, with Hitler either reduced to a smoldering corpse back at the Chancellery or tearing through the Atlantic in a South... More >>

  • Look Who's Talking! Katy Perry [May Have] Called Lady Gaga Cheap

    published Jun 09, 2010

    ​Spend any time listening to  the recent discussions about artists who become commercial products and one's mind inevitably gravitates toward Katy Perry. And before any diatribe on the subject ... More >>

  • Chiddy Bang Talk the Hip-Hop Talk

    published June 10, 2010

    Whether trying to score with a stiletto-wearing chick at a bar or landing the career of his dreams, conventional wisdom holds that wit-infused... More >>

  • Five Indie Sell Outs: Does Anyone Really Care Anymore?
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    Five Indie Sell Outs: Does Anyone Really Care Anymore?

    published Jun 09, 2010

    ​There was a time when leveling the word "sellout" at a band was the equivalent of pinning a scarlet letter to a musician's leather jacket. For some of those bands who made it big in the '90s, fame ... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Dengue Fever At Detroit Bar
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    Over the Weekend: Dengue Fever At Detroit Bar

    published May 31, 2010

    ​Watch our slideshow here!The Hype: This isn't the story of a nasty mosquito-borne tropical disease which causes rash and vomiting. Rather, it's the story of how five American males w... More >>

  • Cinco de Mayhem

    published May 27, 2010

    With a name like Cinco de Mayhem, you just know this one is going to be a corker. Featuring platter spinning and general zaniness courtesy of Long... More >>

  • Last Night: Sea Wolf at Detroit Bar
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    Last Night: Sea Wolf at Detroit Bar

    published May 19, 2010

    ​The Hype: Playing nondescript but high-quality indie rock for the past ten years, Alex Brown Church, a.k.a. Sea Wolf, has produced two full-length albums. Last year, he released White Wat... More >>

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