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  • [UPDATED With Dispatches from the Port:] Occupy Converges on the Port of Long Beach; Over 200 Protestors Block Access to Pier
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    [UPDATED With Dispatches from the Port:] Occupy Converges on the Port of Long Beach; Over 200 Protestors Block Access to Pier

    published Dec 12, 2011

    ​UPDATE DEC. 12, 1:15 P.M.: Though there were several incredibly tense moments at the Port of Long Beach this morning as protesters and police squared off, the day ended without any serious incident... More >>

  • Bleeding Through

    published December 1, 2011

    Having trouble coping with the stress of the holiday season? Blow off a little post-Thanksgiving steam at Slidebar. Local metalcore band Bleeding... More >>

  • George Hartline & the Innocent Doves

    published December 1, 2011

    The fresh-faced Yost Theater will be taking a break from its punk, electronic and reggae lineups to bring Orange County a taste of the Country.... More >>

  • Girl in a Coma, Fences

    published December 1, 2011

    San Antonio power trio Girl in a Coma is not to be missed. Featuring impassioned lyrics about lust, both requited and unrequited, they play live... More >>

  • Nick Waterhouse

    published December 1, 2011

    Nick Waterhouse takes listeners on an exciting sonic journey back in time. His musical bread and butter hearkens back to the '50s when rock & roll... More >>

  • Four Santa Ana Occupiers Face Judge

    published Dec 06, 2011

    ​Before Occupiers from Santa Ana were getting arrested in Los Angeles, they were getting arrested...in Santa Ana. Yesterday, the Orange County Register reported that four defendants--Timothy Craven,... More >>

  • [UPDATED with Arrestee Account:] Reports: Santa Ana Occupiers Finally Released
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    [UPDATED with Arrestee Account:] Reports: Santa Ana Occupiers Finally Released

    published Dec 05, 2011

    UPDATE DEC 5, 2011 1:15 P.M.: Lest you think all Occupiers arrested last week outside Los Angeles City Hall are just a bunch of whiny liberals spouting trumped-up claims of police brutality, we presen... More >>

  • The Ataris

    published November 24, 2011

    Anxious pop punk fans have eagerly been awaiting the release of the Atari's forthcoming album Graveyard of the Atlantic. For now, they'll... More >>

  • The Shrills

    published November 24, 2011

    Take a quick look at the Shrills' Facebook page and you'll see they refer to their style of music as "goo-wop." Cute. But we'd say it falls more... More >>

  • The Gromble

    published November 10, 2011

    Next up on the Detroit Bar's rotation of monthly resident acts is OC quintet, The Gromble. These lads from Aliso Viejo made a good showing at last... More >>

  • Chris Isaak

    published November 24, 2011

    We're going to guess this one's more for the ladies. Chris Isaak, is a rock musician who channels the dreamy swagger of Elvis and is perhaps best... More >>

  • Black Sunday Record Fair

    published November 24, 2011

    Hark, consumers! The increasingly frenzied dance of credit cards gliding through digital readers signals the approach of Black Friday. And if,... More >>

  • [Updated with Last Night's General Assembly:] Four Occupy Santa Ana Activists Arrested in Los Angeles During City's Crackdown of Occupy Los Angeles
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    [Updated with Last Night's General Assembly:] Four Occupy Santa Ana Activists Arrested in Los Angeles During City's Crackdown of Occupy Los Angeles

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 1, 1:44 A.M.: The discussion at last night's Occupy Santa Ana General Assembly revolved around the recent arrest of four Santa Ana activists currently in the custody of the Los Angeles... More >>

  • Claim: Man Faces Deportation For Possessing Souvenir Dodgers Bat
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    Claim: Man Faces Deportation For Possessing Souvenir Dodgers Bat

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​A Facebook page has been set up to prevent the deportation of a 19-year-old man arrested by Santa Ana police for carrying a concealed weapon. The page was created in part by the Colectivo Tonantzin... More >>

  • Mark Sultan

    published November 24, 2011

    Gather 'round, children, and let the wizard of garage rock sing you a song. Mark Sultan, Canadian musician extraordinaire and former drummer for... More >>

  • Santa Ana City Council Symbolically Supports Occupy
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    Santa Ana City Council Symbolically Supports Occupy

    published Nov 29, 2011

    ​The Santa Ana City Council officially endorsed Occupy Santa Ana's goals at last night's meeting according to to the Orange County Register. The governing body passed a resolution 6-1, which st... More >>

  • Occupy Orange County to Stand with Los Angeles, Clock is Ticking
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    Occupy Orange County to Stand with Los Angeles, Clock is Ticking

    published Nov 27, 2011

    ​Occupy protesters don't have to go home, but they can't stay at Los Angeles City Hall all year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa feels the group has made its point, now it's time to move along. ... More >>

  • Exhumed

    published November 17, 2011

    It's not often Orange County audiences are treated to veteran death metal bands, especially in downtown Fullerton bars. But the Slidebar is fixing... More >>

  • The Hexxers

    published October 6, 2011

    Hailing from San Diego, the Hexxers represent surf-flavored Rockabilly fun. With songs about knocking on gravestones and beating drums, they have... More >>

  • The Spirit of Django

    published November 17, 2011

    Django Reinhardt, master gypsy jazzman of the 1930s and beyond was introduced to a new generation of hipsters thanks to the 1999 Woody Allen film... More >>

  • Big Boi

    published November 17, 2011

    If your favorite part of rap duo Outkast was its straight forward R&B flavored jams, then you're probably a Big Boi fan. The Georgia native is... More >>

  • Brook Lee Catastrophe

    published November 17, 2011

    The Brook Lee Catastrophe is an indie band who rocks a hint of country swagger. This may be due in part to singer Brook Lee, whose rich croon... More >>

  • Occupy Flash Mob Hits Santa Ana Walmart
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    Occupy Flash Mob Hits Santa Ana Walmart

    published Nov 22, 2011

    ​At 5 P.M., a "flash mob" of about 20 activists from Occupy Santa Ana quietly filed into the Walmart on Harbor Blvd. and McFadden in Santa Ana to tell employees not to come to work on Black Friday--... More >>

  • Elliott Smith's New Song: 'Misery Let Me Down'

    published Nov 21, 2011

    ​The Washington Post has posted a previously unreleased Elliott Smith song recorded back in 1997, which was thought to have been lost. The tune "Misery Let Me Down" was captured by microphones when ... More >>

  • Elliott Smith Autopsy Report Reveals Mysterious Wounds: Source
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    Elliott Smith Autopsy Report Reveals Mysterious Wounds: Source

    published Nov 18, 2011

    ​More than eight years after the death of indie-rock troubadour Elliott Smith, sticky questions linger as to what happened in his Echo Park home on Oct. 21, 2003. Smith expired from two stab wo... More >>

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