2013 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • Mrs. Magician

    published February 21, 2013

    If you go to check this show out, definitely enjoy Night Marchers, but we want to take this opportunity to give one more plug to Mrs. Magician.... More >>

  • OC Music Awards: Robert Jon & The Wreck Win It All

    OC Music Awards: Robert Jon & The Wreck Win It All

    published Feb 27, 2013

    OC Music Awards Best Live Band Finals House of Blues Anaheim February 26, 2013 Last night, the final round of the Orange County Music Awards battle for best live band gave us one big-bad ass rock sho... More >>

  • Angry Samoans

    published February 21, 2013

    First wave punk rockers everywhere are alive and kicking. Just look at the Angry Samoans, hailing from Los Angeles, they've been doing their thing... More >>

  • The Night Marchers - Alex's Bar - Feb. 23, 2013

    published Feb 25, 2013

    Night MarchersFeb. 23, 2013Alex's BarIt's fair to argue that if the Night Marchers' front man Jonathan Reis hadn't been in such seminal '80s/'90s bands as Drive Like Jehu and Rocket From the Crypt, he... More >>

  • [UPDATED With Conviction and Sentence:] Christopher Michael Casey, Huntington Beach High School Student, Arraigned For Making Bomb Threat at School

    published Feb 21, 2013

    See the bottom of this post for an update including sentencing info for Huntington High School student Christopher Michael Casey. ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 18, 2012 3:18 P.M.: An 18-year-old Huntington Beac... More >>

  • Mrs. Magician

    published February 14, 2013

    Somehow Mrs. Magician managed to take a vintage garage rock sound and make it fresh and exciting. Where many might find the minimalist style... More >>

  • Skate Punk Legends JFA to Sign Autographs at Vinyl Solution

    published Feb 20, 2013

    On Thursday evening, legendary punk band JFA is swinging by to hang with fans at Vinyl Solution Records and Tapes in Huntington Beach. The Phoenix-born skate punkers will sign autographs in advance of... More >>

  • The Ziggens

    published February 14, 2013

    If you don't know much about Orange County ska/ surf/punk/garage band the Ziggens, it's ok, somehow they've been over shadowed by one time label... More >>

  • St. Lucia

    published February 7, 2013

    For the purposes of this blurb, St. Lucia is not the Swedish figure known for wearing a wreath of candles in her hair bearing gifts for... More >>

  • Spades and Blades

    published February 7, 2013

    Tonight the Slidebar's departing from its normal punk/indie offering with some good ol' fashioned metal. Spades and Blades will expertly bust out... More >>

  • Fountain Valley Politician and Activist Gus Ayer Dies

    published Feb 14, 2013

    Liberal websites are buzzing this morning about the death of progressive Orange County  politician and activist Gus Ayer, a former Fountain Valley city councilman who passed away yesterday from a... More >>

  • The Abigails

    published February 7, 2013

    Head down to the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa to listen to some good music and support a worthy cause. Proceeds from tonight's show will benefit Ryan... More >>


    America's Porn Paradise!

    published February 14, 2013

    America's Porn Paradise! Let us now praise the 20 greatest adult-film actors and actresses in OC history More >>

  • OC Music Awards: Night 6 Rock Acts Leave Us Both Satisfied and Scarved for Life

    published Feb 13, 2013

    OC Music AwardsSegerstrom Center, Founders HallFeb. 12, 2013Night six of the 2013 Orange County Music Awards featured performances both raw (Jeramiah Red) and electrically charged (Devious Means). Th... More >>

  • B-52s

    published February 7, 2013

    Tonight the Grove features a band whose hippy dippy songs about freedom and love served as the soundtrack for an entire generation. The decade was... More >>

  • Longtime Mom-and-Pop Store Rockit Music Closing Its Doors

    published Feb 12, 2013

    After more than two decades of selling guitars, amps and drums to a fiercely loyal group of customers, Rockit Music in Brea will soon close for good. Though he declined to name a specific date, owner... More >>

  • Social Distortion

    published January 31, 2013

    With few shows happening this Monday, you might consider trying to check out Social Distortion's umpteenth gig at the House of Blues this month.... More >>

  • Facebook Fan Pages Support Manhunt Suspect Chris Dorner

    published Feb 08, 2013

    Perhaps the public's outrage at years of police brutality and cover- ups is justified, or perhaps people simply have their heads planted firmly in their own asses. In either case, fan pages supporting... More >>

  • C Money

    published January 31, 2013

    C-Money is a trumpeter best known for his work with stoner-reggae outfit Slightly Stoopid. Backed by the Players Inc., his style can still be... More >>

  • David Lloyd Cass, Orange County Sheriff's Deputy, Allegedly Took Bribes From Inmate

    David Lloyd Cass, Orange County Sheriff's Deputy, Allegedly Took Bribes From Inmate

    published Feb 07, 2013

    Aspiring Orange County sheriff's deputies intimidated by the requirement that they start their careers working as jail guards, take heed, it's not so bad. At least it wasn't for Deputy David Lloyd Cla... More >>

  • The Coltranes

    published January 31, 2013

    Describing their style as a "biker bar beatdown," the Coltranes' sound is raw, heavy, fast and freaky. Hailing from So Cal's wine country... More >>

  • Pop Noir

    published January 10, 2013

    Though they're Los Angeles-based, indie dance outfit Pop Noir hail from the UK (doesn't it always go down like that?) And though they're an indie... More >>

  • Gojira

    published January 24, 2013

    For those who feel that the French are little more than cheese-eating surrender monkeys, we give you Gojira. This metal band from Bayonne does... More >>

  • Stryper

    published January 24, 2013

    Fans of glam metal rejoice. With Stryper set to take the stage at the House of Blues it's time to round up the family, grab a few cases of Aquanet... More >>

  • Huntington Beach's Poseidon Mis-Adventure

    published January 31, 2013

    The Brine Spectator: A controversial desalination project in Surf City gets a handy assist from The Orange County Register More >>

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