2012 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Nomi

    published February 16, 2012

    This month's Detroit residency is filled by pianist and songwriter Nomi Abadi, known for her work with a Santa Monica band called Wonderthings.... More >>

  • Suffokate

    published February 23, 2012

    Hailing from Oakland is Suffokate. Here are the basics: they're a death core band with tight arrangements, groovy breakdowns and some of the most... More >>

  • English Dogs

    published February 23, 2012

    Though English Dogs are rightfully categorized as a punk band, they have an undeniable metal influence. Founded in 1981, these hardcore pioneers... More >>

  • Santa Ana Occupier to Take Chances with Judge

    published Feb 28, 2012

    ​When Occupy Santa Ana kicked off its long-term protest last October, day one ended with four activists being arrested for allegedly violating the city's no-camping ordinance. Three of those fo... More >>

  • Built to Spill

    published February 16, 2012

    The elder statesmen of indie rock are coming through town again—hipsters, prepare to be dazzled by heart-melting songs about the weather.... More >>

  • Stacey Q

    published February 16, 2012

    Here's a gig for Gen-Xers who remember the days of Studio K at Knott's Berry Farm. Pop starlet of the '80s Stacey Q, known for the synth gem "Two... More >>

  • Railroad to Alaska Wins OC Music Awards Best Live Band Showcase

    Railroad to Alaska Wins OC Music Awards Best Live Band Showcase

    published Feb 25, 2012

    ​VIEW OUR SLIDESHOW HEREAfter nine weeks of (at times) tedious showcases, the 2012 OC Music Awards is coming to a close. The winner for Best Live Act was announced last night at the Samueli Theater ... More >>

  • Allensworth Win Best Acoustic Band at OC Music Awards

    Allensworth Win Best Acoustic Band at OC Music Awards

    published Feb 23, 2012

    ​The winner of this year's best acoustic band at the 2012 OC Music Awards was announced at last night's showcase held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. And the winner is...Allensworth. ... More >>

  • Devil's Brigade

    published February 16, 2012

    Not to be confused with the famed WWII commando unit, the Devil's Brigade features Rancid bassist Matt Freeman on bass. Interestingly enough, the... More >>

  • OC Music Awards Announces Launch of iPhone App

    published Feb 22, 2012

    ​The OC Music Awards announced the launch of its free iPhone app today featuring interviews, photos and playlists of bands participating in the nine-week competition. We here at Weekly World Headqua... More >>

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    published February 16, 2012

    Brass sections, greasy hair, crooning—is it the 90s again? Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the swing band that conquered alternative radio with their... More >>

  • Report: No Fullerton Cop Cover Up in Wake of Kelly Thomas Killing

    published Feb 21, 2012

    ​The attorney charged with independently reviewing the police response to the Kelly Thomas killing presented his first report tonight to a special session meeting of the Fullerton city council and c... More >>

  • [UPDATED with POLICE REMARK:] Was a Teenage Girl Raped in Fullerton Last Night?

    published Feb 21, 2012

    ​UPDATE, Feb. 21, 2012, 12:30P.M.: According to Fullerton Police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich, police have no reports of a rape occurring in the Hillcrest Park area on Friday night. The spokesman said the d... More >>

  • The Assads

    published February 9, 2012

    Come down to the Cerritos Center to check out axe- wielding duo the Assads. Two brothers from Brazil, they first rose to prominence in 1979 when... More >>

  • Will Downing

    published February 9, 2012

    Alright fellas, listen up. You want to impress your lady friends in the hopes of scoring at the end of the evening right? Well Will Downing feels... More >>

  • Dead Man's Party

    published February 9, 2012

    Danny Elfman may have forsaken his new wave band Oingo Boingo years ago for the glitz and glamour of the silver screen, but that doesn't mean you... More >>

  • OC Music Awards Live Showcase Finalists Announced

    OC Music Awards Live Showcase Finalists Announced

    published Feb 15, 2012

    This morning, the OC Music Awards announced the finalists for Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band for 2012. The contenders, who were picked by four judges, including the Weekly music editor Lilledes... More >>

  • Free Moral Agents

    published February 9, 2012

    A collective of musicians brought together by Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens, Free Moral Agents manages to out avant gard their predecessor.... More >>

  • [UPDATE: With Suspect Details] Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Converge on La Habra

    published Feb 12, 2012

    ​UPDATED, FEB. 13, 6:35 A.M.: It appears 20 police officers from at least four agencies, with two canines and a helicopter didn't get their man Friday night. That's according to the Orange County Re... More >>

  • Surf Rats

    published February 2, 2012

    You gotta love a UK band that sings songs about going southwest of the border and not drinking the water there. It's especially cool when said... More >>

  • Bob's Towing Unleashes the Dogs, Fullerton Police Bite Back

    published Feb 09, 2012

    ​A week after the Weekly reported that local business Bob's Towing had sued the Fullerton Police department for harassment, the department fired back with a salvo of its own. Tuesday's city council ... More >>

  • Luis & the Wildfires

    published February 2, 2012

    Who says all Rockabilly music has to be virtuosic? As long as it's played with a raucous energy, such as the case with Luis and the Wildfires, it... More >>

  • 'Gothic'

    published February 2, 2012

    What exactly is Gothic? Is it metal lunch pales, too much eyeliner and romantic fantasies involving vampires? Not really. The Orange County Center... More >>

  • Parker Macy, Danny Maika, Tully James Wilkinson and More at the OC Music Awards Showcase at the Continental Room Last Night

    Parker Macy, Danny Maika, Tully James Wilkinson and More at the OC Music Awards Showcase at the Continental Room Last Night

    published Feb 08, 2012

    ​Mandie and Ruby, Foxxhound, Danny Maika, Parker Macy, Tully James Wilkinson  Continental Room, FullertonFeb. 7, 2012The biggest criticism this curmudgeon will heap upon night six of the OC Mus... More >>

  • Bell Stray

    published February 2, 2012

    You definitely want to go into this show with the right frame of mind. The Long Beach singer/songwriter who operates under the moniker Bell Stray... More >>

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