2012 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

    published October 11, 2012

    Real archeologists are quick to point out that the Indiana Jones saga has little bearing on the realities of unearthing lost treasures for the... More >>

  • Toledo Show

    published November 15, 2012

    Head down to Harvelle's in Long Beach for a little blues and burlesque. Led by bluesman Toledo, whose voice has been likened to Tom Waits, he... More >>

  • The Fixx

    published December 27, 2012

    Are you old enough to remember the gas shortage of the 1970s? If not, you probably don't remember new wave band the Fixx. That's ok. You know... More >>

  • Sweet and Tender Hooligans

    published December 27, 2012

    It's an understatement to say that fans of the Smiths are rabid. Objects of abject adoration, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and crooner Morrissey... More >>

  • Goodfoot Christmas

    published December 20, 2012

    When it comes to musical events on Christmas day, the pickings are slim. Thankfully, we have wonderful bars like Alex's to fill in the gaps. After... More >>

  • Cosmic Slop

    published June 14, 2012

    Cosmic Slop is an event springing from the fevered mind of music-journalist Chris Zeigler. Editor in Chief for LA Record and a writer for OC... More >>

  • Human Remains Discovered Near Hillcrest Park--Portola Crony, or Native American?

    published Dec 28, 2012

    Last Sunday a local resident discovered a pile of human remains near Hillcrest Park in the city of Fullerton, and immediately broke with the protocol dictated to fans of police procedurals going ... More >>

  • Angry Samoans

    published December 20, 2012

    This generation of music fans should consider themselves spoiled that there are still first wave punk bands—not only alive and... More >>

  • Stevie Tombstone

    published December 13, 2012

    Stevie Tombstone's sweet, soulful country croon juxtaposes delightfully with his hard craggy face. Rocking some hard-luck chic, his songs feature... More >>


    Navel Gazing's Project Un-uncensored

    published December 27, 2012

    Keeping up with this crazy county of ours through the dead-tree issue is fine in a sopping-up-chin-latte-at-the-coffeehouse kind of way, but... More >>

  • Never Shout Never

    published December 13, 2012

    Never Shout Never is an indie pop band whose wafer-wispy vocals and saccharine melodies call the likes of Owl City to mind (but less barf-tastic).... More >>

  • Scatter Gather

    published December 13, 2012

    Scatter Gather is a musical project whose use of train horns and song titles like "Just Smile," conjures thoughts of Brian Wilson. Granted, SG's... More >>

  • Christopher Michael Casey, Huntington Beach High School Student, Arraigned For Making Bomb Threat at School

    published Dec 18, 2012

    An 18-year-old Huntington Beach high school student accused of making a bomb threat on Friday is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. Christopher Michael Casey is charged with one felon... More >>

  • Abysmal Dawn

    published December 6, 2012

    Here's a novelty: a death metal band that doesn't hail from some Nordic country. In fact, Abysmal Dawn is practically OC grown. Their songs... More >>

  • Daniel Edward McDermott, Albuquerque Man, To Be Arraigned for 24-Year-Old Cold Case Rape and Murder

    published Dec 13, 2012

    A 44-year-old man charged with the 1988 rape and murder of Buena Park resident Gehimne Chandler is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at the Central Jail in Santa Ana. Daniel Edward McDermot... More >>

  • John Krauss and the Goers

    published December 6, 2012

    John Krauss and the Goers specialize in sea shanties. Yep, you read right, songs of the sea. There's no better place to check this band out than... More >>

  • Watsky

    published December 6, 2012

    Watsky is a white rapper who raises the bar for dorks wanting to scatter some spit. He's a talent whose abilities rival that of another gabacho... More >>

  • Colourist

    published December 6, 2012

    The Colourist is an Orange County band of the indie variety. Known for an oft dreamy, lush sound— not unlike Death Cab—singer Adam... More >>

  • Dilated Peoples

    published November 29, 2012

    DIlated Peoples hails from Los Angeles and though they've gained critical accolades, they haven't quite made their mark in the mainstream. That's... More >>

  • Lionheart

    published November 29, 2012

    Saturdays were made for shaking off the dust of a shitty work week. And there's no better way to shake a shit ton of dust than to hop into a... More >>

  • 'To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given' Opening Reception

    published November 29, 2012

    The Grand Central Art Center wants you to know that Brent Green, a self-taught artist and filmmaker, lives and works out of a Pennsylvania barn.... More >>

  • DSB

    published November 29, 2012

    Don't Stop Believin' is your premiere Journey tribute band. Head down to the Coach House and relive that moment at the end of the Soprano's when... More >>

  • Paul Banks

    published November 29, 2012

    In case you didn't know, Paul Banks is the lead singer of post-punk band Interpol. No longer operating under the nom de plume Julian Plenti, he... More >>

  • Bad Brains

    published November 29, 2012

    Bad Brains is the legendary D.C. punk band known among other things for pioneering the hardcore punk genre. Of course back in the early '80s,... More >>

  • Sunday School Volunteer Arrested for Lewd Acts on Children

    published Dec 03, 2012

    A man who works as a pool cleaner and Sunday school teacher for Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa was arrested Friday on suspicion of lewd acts with a child. Two unidentified Newport Beach men rec... More >>

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