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2012 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Bleached

    published August 2, 2012

    When it comes to the sweet sounds of low-fi pop punk, Bleached is all sugar. The Los Angeles band sings songs about love and associated craziness... More >>

  • Jeremy Schiro, La Habra Heights Councilman's Stepson, Found Hanging in Pool House

    published Aug 07, 2012

    The stepson of La Habra Heights City Councilman Howard Vipperman was found hanging at the public official's home last night. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the man, identified as 34-year-old J... More >>

  • Big K.R.I.T.

    published July 26, 2012

    Hailing from the Dirty South we have rap music's latest phenom. Big K.R.I.T. caught the attention of Def Jam big wigs after he released the mix... More >>

  • The English Beat

    published July 26, 2012

    The English Beat are playing the Orange County Fair. And though the stage at the fairgrounds is reserved for former greats, the bands that play... More >>

  • Residents Speak at Emergency Anaheim City Council Meeting

    published Aug 02, 2012

    Today, a small group of Anaheim residents addressed an emergency meeting of the city council before public officials went behind closed doors to discuss, among other things, a recent lawsuit brought a... More >>

  • Reel Big Fish

    published July 26, 2012

    We're just going to come out with it: Reel Big Fish is the greatest ska band of all time. We will pit their pop hooks against the affectless sonic... More >>

  • No Use For a Name Frontman Tony Sly Dead at 41
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    No Use For a Name Frontman Tony Sly Dead at 41

    published Aug 01, 2012

    Tony Sly, lead singer and songwriter for San Jose punk band No Use for a Name died today at age 41.An investigator with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiners Office has confirmed her agency is in p... More >>

  • What Next, Anaheim?

    published Aug 01, 2012

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesLess than two weeks after Anaheim police shot and killed unarmed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz, it's starting to look (from the outside at least) as if the... More >>

  • Hunter Gatherers

    published July 12, 2012

    Despite impressive advances in technology, can man say he's outpaced his primal self? Or are such notions mere illusion? The Garage Theatre in... More >>

  • Anuea

    published July 26, 2012

    It's time for everybody's favorite Hawaiian pop starlet. Anuhea, sings along with ukulele songs about simple love evoking images of black sand... More >>

  • Dispatches From Anaheimistan

    published August 2, 2012

    By the time July 29's protest at the Anaheim Police Department headquarters began at noon, everyone was ready. The television news... More >>

  • Cracker

    published July 26, 2012

    For those of you who don't remember '90s pseudo-grunge band Cracker, we have one word for you: "Low." If you still don't know what that means, go... More >>

  • Us and Them: the Embattled Residents of Anaheim's Flatlands

    published Jul 28, 2012

    Across La Palma Avenue, near the site where Anaheim police shot unarmed resident Manuel Diaz last Saturday, a group of young women holding signs yelled at passing drivers, directing them to a car wash... More >>

  • Face to Face (Acoustic Show)

    published July 19, 2012

    Few bands in the annals of punk inhabit a space of success as unique as Face to Face. Founded in Victorville in the early '90s, the band nearly... More >>

  • <i>Orange County Register</i> Columnist David Whiting Loves the Pepper Balls of Anaheim Police
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    Orange County Register Columnist David Whiting Loves the Pepper Balls of Anaheim Police

    published Jul 26, 2012

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesNot surprisingly the Orange County Register's resident bootlicker David Whiting (who supported Fullerton police over Kelly Thomas) weighed in this mo... More >>

  • Melvin Seals

    published July 19, 2012

    Melvin Seals is an organist and a long-time collaborator of the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Playing for years in the Jerry Garcia... More >>

  • Miguel Garcia and the Vaquetones

    published July 19, 2012

    There's no escaping the sounds of Miguel Garcia and the Vaquetones. The mariachi influences, though undeniable, commingle with definite country... More >>

  • Dispatch from Anaheim's Fourth Night of Rage

    published Jul 25, 2012

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesLast night's riots, which erupted around Anaheim Boulevard and Broadway, saw protesters, enraged by the recent police-involved shootings of two resid... More >>

  • Armor for Sleep

    published July 19, 2012

    So it looks Armor for Sleep is throwing in the towel, but not before a final farewell tour. Come send the band off as they thrill audiences with... More >>

  • Family, Friends and Supporters Hold Candlelight Vigil for Slain Anaheim Man

    published Jul 24, 2012

    Last night, approximately a hundred Anaheim residents held a candle light vigil for Manuel Diaz, who was killed Saturday by police. Gathering near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and  An... More >>

  • Phil Aguilar, Set Free Soldiers, Plans Car Wash For Police Shooting Victim Manuel Diaz

    published Jul 23, 2012

    To help pay the funeral costs for Manuel Diaz who was shot and killed Saturday by Anaheim police, Pastor Phil Aguilar is hoping to organize a car wash next weekend. "Everybody is welcome," said Aguila... More >>

  • Bruises, Burning Dumpsters, and More: Photos from Yesterday's Anaheim Protests Against Killings by Police

    published Jul 23, 2012

    Previous stories on Anaheim police shootings:"He's Still Alive!" Video Emerges of Immediate Aftermath of Anaheim Police Killing of Manuel DiazAnaheim Police Department Kill Another Man After Day of Pr... More >>

  • The Fixx

    published July 12, 2012

    English new wave band the Fixx hails from a mysterious place—the 1970s. Even though their synthy dance-inflected hits such as "One Thing... More >>

  • Then there Were Three: Jay Cicinelli Drops Like a One-Eyed Fly

    published Jul 21, 2012

    Despite only having one eye, we're sure Jay Cicinelli saw this one coming from a mile away. The Fullerton cop, charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force in the unnecessary beati... More >>

  • TNT

    published July 12, 2012

    It's county fair time again and the nostalgia acts are making the rounds. Norwegian glam-metal band TNT are up. Remember the jam "10,000 Lovers?"... More >>

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