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2012 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Searching for Elliott Smith

    published April 5, 2012

    Searching for Elliott Smith, a documentary made by LA Cityview reporter Gil Reyes, explores the compelling life and death of the indie songwriter... More >>

  • Tully James Wilkinson

    published April 5, 2012

    Though Tully James Wilkinson wasn't one of our favorite performers at this year's OC Music Awards, he's a competent folk musician with a fantastic... More >>

  • Occupy Santa Ana Plans Anti-OC Homeless Action Tomorrow

    published Apr 09, 2012

    Occupy Santa Ana activists plan a Tuesday afternoon action in hopes of demonstrating the alarming lack of available shelter space for Orange County's homeless population. The plan, which is scheduled ... More >>

  • Relics of Fullerton: The Buildings of Leo Fender

    published Apr 09, 2012

    Though it goes without saying, we'll say it anyway: Fullerton's considerable contributions to history will probably forever be marred by a few rogue cops, their cowardly police chief and flip-flopping... More >>

  • Menzingers

    published March 29, 2012

    Based out of Phillie, the Menzingers are an indie band with heart. Singer Tom May's woeful warble calls to mind Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba. Though... More >>

  • Sleigh Bells

    published March 29, 2012

    For serious indie-music connoisseurs, Sleigh Bells may be more of a guilty pleasure. But that's the best kind of pleasure, isn't it? Featuring... More >>

  • Roger Wood & Big Noyz

    published March 29, 2012

    We figured this week we'd show some love to a local jazz band. And if swing isn't your thing, there's a dub step show happening at the... More >>

  • The Hitchhikers

    published March 29, 2012

    The Hitchilkers specialize in a hi-octane brand of punk rock which blares face-melting solos with garage rock sensibilities. Singer Sven Savage's... More >>

  • Mayan Lecture Series

    published March 29, 2012

    What's the first thing you think of when you hear the words "Mayan Civilization"? Don't answer because we can foretell what you're going to say:... More >>

  • Bleached

    published March 29, 2012

    Is there anything sexier than a blond haired punk- rock vixen strumming a guitar? Probably. But punk rock girls are damn sexy, and Bleached (out... More >>

  • Astro Zombies

    published March 29, 2012

    There are those in the rockabilly set who don't appreciate the blistering, bass-slapping intensity of psychobilly. Sadly, they just don't know... More >>

  • South County Beach Goes to the Birds

    published Apr 03, 2012

    It looks like Poche Beach, a small stretch of sand between Dana Point and San Clemente, has gone to the birds--or just their the turds--eep--actually both. That's according to a 2010 watershed study c... More >>

  • Max and the Moon

    published March 29, 2012

    Max and the Moon is an indie trio hailing from Fullerton (among other places). Singer John V. evokes the more heavenly aspects of My Morning... More >>

  • Gary Stein, Tea-Bagging Marine Corps Sergeant, Coming to Buena Park!

    published Apr 02, 2012

    ​The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Proceeds from the event, which will also feature a talk by&n... More >>

  • Mysteries of Huntington Beach: Dirty Donald Duck and Johnny's Saloon

    published Apr 02, 2012

    Put that on my bill please.​​Those who drop by Johnny's Saloon in Huntington Beach to listen to a little Johnny Cash on the jukebox and have a drink will find a relic of the Magic Kingdom that ima... More >>

  • White Shit

    published March 22, 2012

    White Shit is a punk band which traffics heavily in noise. But, ironically, there's an indescribable precision heard in their whining guitars and... More >>

  • Michael Schenker

    published March 22, 2012

    Gracing the hallowed Coach House stage we have Michael Shencker. German guitarist, solo artist, and former axeman for '70s metal band... More >>

  • Lit to Release New Album ... And Tour With Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground
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    Lit to Release New Album ... And Tour With Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground

    published Mar 28, 2012

    ​You knew this wasn't going to slip by our radar undetected.  You also read the headline correctly--'90s alt-band Lit will be releasing a new album--the first since their self-titled 2004 LP. &... More >>

  • Orgy

    published March 22, 2012

    Fans of late '90s electronica rejoice. Orgy has officially ended their hiatus and promises to bring their synthy goodness to the Observatory... More >>

  • Post Mortem America: Political Burlesque

    published March 22, 2012

    Here at the Weekly Headquarters, we're always stoked to get submissions for upcoming cultural events with the word "sexified" in them. And when... More >>

  • Yellow Red Sparks

    published March 22, 2012

    Carrying the tradition of indie bands everywhere, Yellow Red Sparks specialize in heartfelt Americana. A cross between Coldplay and Elvis Perkins,... More >>

  • Mysteries of Costa Mesa: Armalite and the Creator of the M16, a Walking Tour

    published Mar 26, 2012

    ​For reasons not entirely clear, Orange County isn't out loud and proud when it comes to its connection to one of the most famous battle implements of all time. In my efforts to discover the one-tim... More >>

  • Cults at Lamb & Flag, Brea Mall, March 25, 2012

    published Mar 26, 2012

    ​Cults Lamb & Flag, Brea MallMarch 25, 2012New York hipster band Cults has been super busy these past several months. I first checked them out when they played FYF last September. Last week they... More >>

  • Gene Loves Gezebel

    published March 15, 2012

    Since the '80s gothic band Gene Loves Gezebel split into two bands, both of whom use the same name, we can't be 100 percent sure which one is... More >>

  • Electric Frankestein; Disguster

    published March 15, 2012

    Listening to this Electric Frankenstein's blend of raw punk crunch and arena rock excess, it's hard to imagine any of their tunes being used on WB... More >>

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