2011 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Long Beach Caravan Trio

    published January 27, 2011

    With the days of Django Reinhardt long over and no traveling tribes of jazz gypsies wondering the LBC, we're lucky to have the Long Beach Caravan... More >>

  • The OC Music Awards at the Lab Last Night

    The OC Music Awards at the Lab Last Night

    published Jan 26, 2011

    ​Click here to see the slideshow!OC Music AwardsJan. 26, 2011The Lab, Costa MesaLast night saw round two of the Best Live Acoustic Act category, and the competition was hit or miss. Of the five grou... More >>

  • Yuzu Blossom at 320 Main, Our Drink of the Week

    Yuzu Blossom at 320 Main, Our Drink of the Week

    published Jan 21, 2011

    ​This week's adventure found me at the popular Seal Beach watering hole, 320 Main, a place where the mixologists take the creation of cocktails very seriously.Earlier this week, 320 Main hosted a gi... More >>

  • Chris McAmis' Arraignment on Murder Charge Delayed

    published Jan 20, 2011

    ​Accused murderer Chris McAmis requested a new arraignment date today via his public defender, Leslie Gordon, at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Whittier. Commissioner Armando Moreno granted the r... More >>

  • 'Art As a Social Tool or Propaganda'

    published January 20, 2011

    Fewer subjects make for more stimulating conversation than art. Chalk it up to the subject’s ephemeral nature, which often leads people... More >>

  • WTF of the Week: Best Coast Feeds the Kitty

    published Jan 20, 2011

    ​​WTF?Thanks to the Internet, artistic expression has gotten curiouser and curiouser, and the channels through which viewers receive art have led to some head scratching as well. Yesterday, Pitchf... More >>

  • Arsonists Get All the Girls

    published January 20, 2011

    When discussing the genres of hardcore and death metal, most people tend to find themselves out of the loop. Especially when it comes to the death... More >>

  • Silverstein

    published January 20, 2011

    Ah, post-hardcore, thy name is Silverstein. Not quite Minor Threat, not quite Taking Back Sunday, but somehow embodying the best of both worlds.... More >>

  • Motorhead

    published January 20, 2011

    To all you hard-drinking, hard-partying survivors of hard rock's golden age: Congratulations on still being alive. Your bodies are worn, your... More >>

  • Ty Segall

    published January 20, 2011

    Ty Segall has ironically raised the bar on an unlikely songwriting convention: low-fidelity recording. Yep, the '60s-inspired garage songster... More >>

  • OC Music Awards at the Gypsy Lounge Last Night

    OC Music Awards at the Gypsy Lounge Last Night

    published Jan 19, 2011

    ​OC Music AwardsJan. 18, 2011The Gypsy LoungeIt's been a long day, so here's what you need to know: last night's competition was held at the soon-to-be-shuttered Gypsy Lounge. Five bands performed, ... More >>

  • 30 Seconds to Mars at the Fox Theater Pomona Last Night

    published Jan 17, 2011

    ​30 Seconds to MarsJan. 14, 2011The Fox Theater PomonaThis weekend, the illustrious Fox Theater Pomona was host to Jared Leto-fronted alternative band 30 Seconds to Mars. It was Saturday night, and ... More >>

  • We Came as Romans

    published January 13, 2011

    Representing the new wave of hardcore music, Michigan band We Came As Romans carry the torch for the hybridized pop/metal/screamo set as good as... More >>

  • Mau Maus

    published January 13, 2011

    For those of you who aren't in the know, Mau Maus are a punk band who emerged from the 1970s LA scene. They sport a legendary narrative rife with... More >>

  • Stryper

    published January 13, 2011

    Even if you're an abject satanist, you've got to hand it to Stryper for being one of the world's few Christian glam bands to find mainstream... More >>

  • Bonzo: The Groove Remains the Same

    published January 13, 2011

    It’s fortuitous that Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s nickname was Bonzo, a Buddhist word for self-immolation. It’s the... More >>

  • We are the Riot

    published January 13, 2011

    Here's your chance to witness a bona-fide rock god from the Bay area take the stage. Jonny Scullion, who has performed vocal duties for such Nor... More >>

  • Echo Echo

    published January 13, 2011

    Echo Echo has a knack for marrying disparate sonic elements and making them harmonious. The vocals, arrangements and progressions played by this... More >>

  • OC Music Awards at the District at Tustin Legacy Last Night

    OC Music Awards at the District at Tustin Legacy Last Night

    published Jan 12, 2011

    ​OC Music AwardsJan. 11, 2011The District at Tustin LegacySee the slideshow here!Tonight's event showcased five bands competing to move on to the finals for Best Acoustic Band. Performers included S... More >>

  • Thoughts on Paramore and 'Selling Out'

    published Jan 11, 2011

    ​So it's official: Paramore is a manufactured band. Rather, a manufactured vehicle fueled by the star power of Hayley Williams.During an interview with MTV over the weekend, Williams and her remaini... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Halle Berry at The Cellar

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​Since Fullerton's the Cellar is one of OC's finest dining establishments, well-known for its extensive wine list, its staff could theoretically get a pass were they not able to make top-rate cockta... More >>

  • The Go! Team to Release Album Full of Collaborations

    The Go! Team to Release Album Full of Collaborations

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​This should put a little swing in your step. Yesterday, Pitchfork Media reported that the pep squad of British pop, The Go! Team, are embarking on an international tour to support their forthcoming... More >>

  • The Wonder Years

    published January 6, 2011

    The Wonder Years are a punk band out of Philly signed to Hopeless Records who sing a simultaneously catchy and aggressive brand of pop punk. Yes,... More >>

  • Social Distortion

    published January 6, 2011

    This is the big one. The hometown show. Local boy Mike Ness and company will be hitting the stage at the House of Blues for the 70th time. It... More >>

  • Three Bad Jacks

    published January 6, 2011

    Like punk rock bands, musicians in the psychobilly genre have a tendency to follow a large herd of their peers. Three Bad Jacks are the exception.... More >>

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