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  • Octomom Porn Grabs Four AVN Nominations

    published Dec 03, 2012

    Nadya Suleman, the  woman who swore up and down that she would never do porn to support her oversized brood, is nominated for four Adult Video News awards. Well, in all fairness, it isn't Octomom... More >>

  • New Found Glory

    published November 21, 2012

    If you're old enough to remember the Inland Invasion, a punk festival held in 2002—shame on you—you're too old to be reading about... More >>

  • Fullerton Police Officer Accuses Acting Chief of Cover Up in Kelly Thomas Killing

    published Nov 29, 2012

    Fullerton Police officer Ben Lira appeared on KFI this afternoon and accused Acting Chief Dan Hughes of a cover up in the immediate aftermath of the Kelly Thomas killing. Lira, a 17-year vet... More >>

  • Al Stewart

    published November 21, 2012

    Revisit the year of the cat with singer songwriter Al Stewart. Enjoy gorgeous, piano-accompanied folk revival songs from the 60s and Stewart's... More >>

  • Wild Child

    published November 21, 2012

    Because the lizard king's reign was so short, even many fans who were alive when Jim Morrison was doing his thing probably didn't get a chance to... More >>

  • Enrique Bunbury

    published November 15, 2012

    Hailing from Spain, Enrique Bunbury, bursts with pop swarthiness. His name was lifted from an Oscar Wilde play, and his voice has a slightly reedy... More >>

  • Rush

    published November 15, 2012

    Despite having few female fans, famed Canuck band Rush was an inspiration to countless artists and other assorted creative types. Be sure to check... More >>

  • The Birthday Massacre

    published November 15, 2012

    The Birthday Massacre rock a sound reminiscent of '90s electro rock bands such as Orgy, or a less-threatening Nine Inch Nails. Hailing from... More >>

  • Crystal Antlers

    published November 15, 2012

    In case you missed the Target commercial featuring their song "10,000 Watts of Christmas Cheer," Crystal Antlers specialize in a moody brand of... More >>

  • Lovely Bad Things

    published November 8, 2012

    Shamelessly poppy and upbeat, the Lovely Bad Things are an indie band based in La Mirada. They take the girl group fuzziness and reverb of Best... More >>

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    COVER STORY

    Finding Lynsie Ekelund

    published November 15, 2012

    Chris McAmis wasn't officially a murderer back in January 2009. But as I sat in my car outside his Fullerton home, waiting for him to return... More >>

  • Haymarket Squares

    published November 8, 2012

    The Haymarket Squares specialize in a quick clip brand of folk music. Using mandolin, piano, and whistling, they weave a folk tapestry while... More >>

  • [UPDATED with Correction Regarding Roland Chi:] OC Weekly 2012 Election Guide: Fullerton!

    published Nov 12, 2012

    See the end of this post for a correction regarding a County of Orange Health Care Agency  investigation into a Garden Grove supermarket owned not by Roland Chi, but rather his family.ORIGINAL PO... More >>

  • Larry and His Flask

    published November 1, 2012

    With hipster culture proliferating exponentially, you knew it was just a matter of time before some band did this. Well, Larry and His Flask (from... More >>

  • Gwar

    published November 1, 2012

    OC residents may remember the days when Gwar, the outrageously costumed metal band, appeared on the legendary public access Wally George show.... More >>

  • D.I.

    published November 1, 2012

    Head down to the Tiki Bar for legendary punk band D.I. Featuring former Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer on vocals, the band, despite some... More >>

  • 'Siempre es Hoy' Opening Reception

    published November 1, 2012

    An art exhibit whose images focus on the phenomenon that is Rock en Español, the "Siempre es Hoy" opening reception at OCCCA coincides with... More >>

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    'We Will Live to Fight Again'

    published November 8, 2012

    COLORS5:30 P.M., Election Eve. The after-school day care at La Veta Elementary School in El Modena is a whirlwind of... More >>

  • All American Rejects

    published November 1, 2012

    Like rap music, pop-punk has demonstrated an evergreen quality as far as popularity is concerned. And few pop-punk bands experience the sort of... More >>

  • Skeletonwitch

    published October 25, 2012

    Hailing from Ohio, Skeletonwitch rocks a technical brand of schreechy metal. Be sure to check out their video for "Bringers of Death," which... More >>

  • Vincent Thomas Mater, Former Fullerton Cop, Pleads Guilty to Destroying Audio Recorder

    published Nov 01, 2012

    A former Fullerton police officer pled guilty today to destroying evidence relating to the death of an inmate at the city's jail. He won't be seeing the inside of a cell, and the district attorne... More >>

  • Converge

    published October 25, 2012

    Converge is a hardcore band from Salem Massachusetts whose metal-infused sound has sculpted the metalcore sub genre. Founded in 1990, they played... More >>

  • Metalachi

    published October 25, 2012

    Currently making the rounds in OC and Long Beach venues is Metalachi. Making use of traditional mariachi instruments and arrangements, they rock... More >>

  • Motion City Soundtrack

    published October 25, 2012

    Amongst the litany of pop punk bands who emerged from the 90's, Motion City Soundtrack leads the pack as far as melody is concerned. This is... More >>

  • Voodoo Glow Skulls

    published October 25, 2012

    Give it up for Voodoo Glow Skulls, a third wave ska band from whose success in the 1990's, has continued through the first decade of the new... More >>

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