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2011 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Lawyers Guild Offers Assistance to Occupy Protest Groups
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    Lawyers Guild Offers Assistance to Occupy Protest Groups

    published Oct 19, 2011

    ​Assemble the lawyers: The Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild sent out a press release this morning announcing their intentions to help Occupy groups in what co chair Mara Verheyde... More >>

  • Fountains of Wayne

    published October 13, 2011

    Even if you're not a fan of New Jersey alt band Fountains of Wayne, chances are you're still familiar with their song "Stacy's Mom." You know, it... More >>

  • John Boehner's Orange County Tee Party

    published Oct 18, 2011

    ​The Los Angeles Times and other outlets are reporting that Orange County activists rolled out the welcome mat for House Speaker John Boehner, who was in Newport Beach yesterday. While ang... More >>

  • Boy & Bear

    published October 13, 2011

    Just because Boy & Bear hail from Australia and are surrounded by ocean on all sides doesn't mean they don't pick up rock influences from the rest... More >>

  • [UDATED: Irvine Police Squelch Attempts at Occupation] Corporate Abuses Prompt Large Irvine Rally
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    [UDATED: Irvine Police Squelch Attempts at Occupation] Corporate Abuses Prompt Large Irvine Rally

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​UPDATE OCT. 17, 4:45 p.m.: Despite the fact that Irvine Police have told Occupy Orange County protesters they cannot camp in the city, the group seems determined to stay put. Several tents have bee... More >>

  • Occupy Long Beach Protesters Arrested Yesterday for Camping
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    Occupy Long Beach Protesters Arrested Yesterday for Camping

    published Oct 17, 2011

    ​Looks like Orange County isn't the only local Occupy group not getting love from the police. Much like activists attempting to camp out in Irvine this weekend, Long Beach protesters in downtown's L... More >>

  • The Wandas

    published October 6, 2011

    Boston band The Wandas have drawn comparison to such rock luminaries as WIlco and the Beatles. We don't know about all that, but they definitely... More >>

  • Railroad to Alaska

    published October 6, 2011

    This is an odd pairing. Stryper, an 80s glam metal band known for its unabashedly Christian leanings and Railroad to Alaska, a local metal band... More >>

  • Santa Ana Police Threaten Occupy Activists with Arrest

    published Oct 13, 2011

    ​That whole "occupy" part of Occupy Santa Ana is proving to be a bit difficult. Santa Ana Police officials and City Attorney Teresa Judd met with members of Occupy Santa Ana yesterday and informed t... More >>

  • Lightnin' Woodcock

    published October 6, 2011

    If you're looking for loads of dirty blues met with rockabilly swagger, you won't want to miss Lighnin' Woodcock. The guy shreds his axe with the... More >>

  • [UPDATE: New Details for Irvine Protest] Occupy Orange County to Descend on Irvine's Financial District on October 15
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    [UPDATE: New Details for Irvine Protest] Occupy Orange County to Descend on Irvine's Financial District on October 15

    published Oct 12, 2011

    ​UPDATE, OCT. 12, 12:35 P.M.: Occupy Orange County announced further details for this Saturday's Irvine protest in a press release sent out yesterday afternoon. The action is set to kick off at 9 a.... More >>

  • Insane Clown Posse

    published October 6, 2011

    A rap duo that dons elaborate clown face paint, Insane Clown Posse boast obsessively about drinking an obscure soda called Faygo and having a... More >>

  • East Bay Ray & the Killer Smiles

    published October 6, 2011

    It doesn't matter what side of the debate you fall on regarding the lawsuit between Dead Kennedy's guitarist East Bay Ray and Jello Biafra. Maybe... More >>

  • Orange County Labor Federation Keeps Protests Rolling
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    Orange County Labor Federation Keeps Protests Rolling

    published Oct 11, 2011

    ​The Register has reported yet another protest against the banking industry was held at the Chase branch located on Lincoln Ave. and Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim yesterday. The group of approximately 75 ... More >>

  • Singer Jackie Ojeda Talks about Bella Novela's New Album
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    Singer Jackie Ojeda Talks about Bella Novela's New Album

    published Oct 10, 2011

    ​We'd love to tell you all about the plot twists contained in Long Beach band Bella Novela's forthcoming album, the Archeress--but our words will definitely fail us. It's probably better to let sing... More >>

  • Gomez

    published September 29, 2011

    Though Gomez is a rock band through and through, their moody layered jams have the quirky habit of being a little unnerving. Maybe its the ghostly... More >>

  • Protesters Disrupt Bankers Meeting at Balboa Club
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    Protesters Disrupt Bankers Meeting at Balboa Club

    published Oct 07, 2011

    ​The LA Times is reporting that protesters disrupted a bankers conference held at a Newport Beach yacht club on Monday. According to Sgt. Steve Burdette, Newport Beach Police responded to the Balboa... More >>

  • Blind Pilot

    published September 29, 2011

    Things are starting to change over at the Galaxy. No longer content with booking once large acts now on the verge of obscurity, they've brought in... More >>

  • Jamies Elsewhere

    published September 29, 2011

    In line with the musical template dictated by both Chain Reaction and Victory Records, we have Jamies Elsewhere. This Sacramento post hardcore... More >>

  • The Spell

    published September 29, 2011

    If you're aching for garage rock with dance sensibilities, Long Beach's The Spell has the sonic potion for you. Their rapidly strummed, dirty... More >>

  • Occupy Orange County Rallies Support; Plans for Large Protest in Irvine
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    Occupy Orange County Rallies Support; Plans for Large Protest in Irvine

    published Oct 04, 2011

    ​At least 39 people, many fed up with the death of the American dream, made their voices heard last night thanks to the magic of telephonic conferencing. People with degrees ranging from business ma... More >>

  • Blink 182 at the Honda Center Last Saturday Night
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    Blink 182 at the Honda Center Last Saturday Night

    published Oct 03, 2011

    ​Check out our slideshow for more blink-182 pictures here!Blink-182 and My Chemical RomanceOct. 1, 2011Honda CenterIf you've been keeping up with Blink 182 news, you know they've spent the last two ... More >>

  • Little Hurricane

    published September 22, 2011

    Little Hurricane is an indie duo comprised of musicians Tone and CC. Their sound utilizes an interesting blend of dirty, fuzzy blues combined with... More >>

  • Jason Heath & the Greedy Souls

    published September 22, 2011

    With a band named the Greedy Souls, one might expect to see a raucous bunch of dubious ruffians taking the stage to defile the room with harsh... More >>

  • OC Auto Show

    published September 22, 2011

    Year after year consumers are enticed with car shows where manufacturers roll out the four wheeled technological dreams of tomorrow and the... More >>

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