2012 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • The Battle Of Wits: A Night of Princess Bride Trivia

    published September 20, 2012

    Cinema buffs and renaissance dweebs take note: Rob Reiner's cinematic masterpiece The Princess Bride is celebrating 25 years. Gen X-ers fondly... More >>

  • Two Men Charged with Possessing Pounds of Ecstasy and Thousands of Steroids

    published Sep 28, 2012

    One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you incredibly horny. But if jail time is in the cards for suspects Cody Horn, 29, of Yorba Linda and Troy Olson, 44, of Norco, it's the former pill ... More >>

  • [UPDATED With Wolfe Pleading Not Guilty:] KFI Says Charges Against Officer Joe Wolfe 'Imminent'

    [UPDATED With Wolfe Pleading Not Guilty:] KFI Says Charges Against Officer Joe Wolfe 'Imminent'

    published Sep 27, 2012

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on ex-Officer Joe Wolfe being arraigned today on manslaughter and excessive-force charges.See Update No. 1 on a media report that the Grand Jury will convene t... More >>

  • August Burns Red

    published September 20, 2012

    For the uninitiated, metalcore music can sound like an indecipherable cacophony of screams and morse code drumming. But once in a while, a band... More >>

  • Sega Genocide

    published September 20, 2012

    Continuing their residency at La Cave, Sega Genecide brings the noise—'90s style. Featuring members of OC's the Gromble, they cover songs... More >>

  • Blackfeet Braves

    published September 20, 2012

    Blackfeet Braves' languid guitar sounds and reverb- laden fretwork call to mind peeling waves at deserted point breaks and smoky beach parties.... More >>

  • [UPDATED: Ron Thomas Eases Tensions] Kelly's Army Fracturing Due to Questions of Money Raised and Ron Thomas

    [UPDATED: Ron Thomas Eases Tensions] Kelly's Army Fracturing Due to Questions of Money Raised and Ron Thomas

    published Sep 22, 2012

    [See bottom of post for update.]ORIGINAL POST, Sept. 21, 3 p.m.: After more than a year of police brutality protests that launched a successful city recall election and saw two Fullerton police office... More >>

  • Devo

    published September 13, 2012

    Head on down to Fashion Island for the taste of Newport. Though the festival is primarily focused on the passion of foodies, New Wave aficionados... More >>

  • Stepfather of Taser-Happy Cop Jay Cicinelli Blasts Fullerton for Clearing Kelly Thomas--Ron Thomas Responds!

    published Sep 20, 2012

    John Huelsman, stepfather of former Fullerton Police Officer Jay Cicinelli, went on KFI-AM 640 this afternoon to blast the city council for its decision to clear Kelly Thomas of wrongdoing on the... More >>

  • Kelly Thomas is Officially Innocent, Says Fullerton PD, A Year After Killing Him

    published Sep 19, 2012

    Dan Hughes, Fullerton's acting chief of police, delivered a statement last night to the city council, effectively clearing mentally ill homeless  Kelly Thomas of wrongdoing before cops beat him t... More >>

  • She Wants Revenge

    published September 13, 2012

    No that's not Interpol you're hearing. That icy, disaffected voice is in fact Justin Warfield, one half of the duo She Wants Revenge. This... More >>

  • The Planet Pluto

    published September 6, 2012

    The Planet Pluto is an indie band with an eclectic sound. Though perhaps they didn't get the memo about the celestial body, which was cut from the... More >>

  • The Hives

    published September 6, 2012

    How do the Swedes manage to nail American culture so deftly? We don't have the answer, but we can tell you that watching the Hives will give you a... More >>

  • Fullerton Police Department Set to Officially Clear Kelly Thomas' Name Over A Year After His Beating Death

    Fullerton Police Department Set to Officially Clear Kelly Thomas' Name Over A Year After His Beating Death

    published Sep 15, 2012

    Ron Thomas is claiming another victory for his son Kelly who died following a merciless police beating last year at the Fullerton Transportation Center. In an email sent out to media outlets last nigh... More >>

  • Blaqk Audio

    published September 6, 2012

    Featuring AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Punget Blaqk Audio brings the electric dancey goodness. Though the sound is significantly more... More >>

  • The Adicts

    published September 6, 2012

    Once again it's time for the grand jesters of punk to thrill audiences with their hi-octane shenanigans. Donning menacing clown face paint and... More >>

  • Fullerton Police, Family Ask for Public's Help in Death of Daniel Olender

    published Sep 11, 2012

    Fullerton police are asking for the public's help in the case of 36-year-old La Habra man Daniel Olender, who died from injuries sustained the morning of Sept. 2 in front of Hero's Bar and Grill. As t... More >>

  • The Ataris

    published September 6, 2012

    Known to many for their cover of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer," The Ataris are in Orange County to play a show. Though they hail from... More >>

  • The Fresh & Onlys

    published August 30, 2012

    The Fresh & Onlys have concocted, seemingly in a garage, an indie-style of music that deftly melds haunting guitar work with pop sensibilities. ... More >>

  • Wildlife Rescue

    published June 7, 2012

    The Discovery Science Center has flipped its script and is offering an exhibit geared toward the practically-minded science enthusiast. This time,... More >>

  • Micah Brown

    published August 30, 2012

    Currently based in Dana Point, Micah Brown is a homegrown talent who makes OC proud. The recipient of past honors by the Orange County Music... More >>

  • Pigeon John

    published August 30, 2012

    Coming from Omaha by way of Ingelwood CA, Pigeon John started rapping in the '90s. This was a golden time for the genre and John, aka John Dust,... More >>

  • The Abigails' Singer Warren Thomas: I'm Not Dead

    The Abigails' Singer Warren Thomas: "I'm Not Dead"

    published Sep 05, 2012

    See Also:*FYF Fest 2012 Review: Day One*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedImagine our surprise after seeing the Growlers' Saturday night performance at FYF,... More >>

  • Don Carlos

    published August 30, 2012

    Don Carlos is best known for his association with legendary reggae act Black Uhuru. With a sound both catchy and anthemic, his voice resonates ... More >>

  • Midnite

    published August 23, 2012

    Head on down to the Coach House for some reggae of the roots variety. Hailing from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, Midnite has been strumming up... More >>

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