2013 Stories by BRANDON FERGUSON

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  • OC Music Awards: Night 4 Offers Old-Timey Acts Of All (Too Many?) Shapes and Sizes

    OC Music Awards: Night 4 Offers Old-Timey Acts Of All (Too Many?) Shapes and Sizes

    published Jan 30, 2013

    OCMA'sThe Constellation RoomJanuary 29, 2013Listening to bluegrass band Moonsville Collective play a jam at last night's Orange County Music Awards showcase about a Tennessee moonshiner named Popcorn,... More >>

  • Agent Orange

    published January 24, 2013

    Emerging from Southern California's punk scene at the tail end of the '70s, Agent Orange hails from the fine city of Fullerton. Known for a style... More >>

  • NAMM 2013: Five Weird Finds on the Showroom Floor

    published Jan 28, 2013

    As glorious as it is to attend a NAMM show and see acres of pristine, in-the-box musical gear, it's hard to escape the feeling that retailers are trying to reinvent the wheel and find new ways to sepa... More >>

  • NAMM Announces Best in Show Winners

    published Jan 28, 2013

    The fact that NAMM's Sunday Best in Show event, featuring a panel discussion of the week's  coolest gadgets and companies, happened at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m.and was still packed speaks volume... More >>

  • Orange County Probation Department Fires Employees Involved in Sex Scandal

    published Jan 25, 2013

    If there's anything the Orange County Department of Probation can learn from the recent firing of six employees, it's that housing male and female inmates in the same dorm can lead to sex.  Today... More >>

  • Down Army

    published January 17, 2013

    The buzzword with this heavy metal band is "super group." Yes, we're aware that that's actually two words. But it should be mentioned that Down is... More >>

  • Tycho

    published January 10, 2013

    Tycho is the stage name of Scott Hansen, a rising star out of San Francisco whose sound craft centers in the electronic/ambient music genre.... More >>

  • Rare Footage of Jon Brion and Elliott Smith Surfaces

    published Jan 18, 2013

    Vintage footage of a scrapped VH1 pilot featuring musician/producer/all-around genius Jon Brion was posted yesterday on the Youtube account of filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.  Known for his ... More >>

  • A Hollywood Legend in a Santa Ana Boneyard!

    published Jan 18, 2013

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) credits him with penning 110 titles going back to the silent era that included short films and feature lengths from the Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello and W... More >>

  • One <i>Weekly</i> Reporter's Weekend Dressed as a KKK Member

    One Weekly Reporter's Weekend Dressed as a KKK Member

    published Jan 17, 2013

    If you ever plan on wearing a Klan robe around Orange County, (either attempting to intimidate minorities or as part of an ill-conceived Halloween costume), the first thing you need to know is th... More >>

  • Dollyrots

    published January 10, 2013

    The Dollyrots have taken musical elements many OC fans might remember about the 1990s (snotty punk vocals, ska rhythms) and made them more ... More >>

  • Ed Wood: Cremated in Brea!

    published Jan 11, 2013

    When it comes to pop culture and things that are cool, Orange County is a lot like an oyster: you have to put some effort into finding the pearls. I stumbled across a nifty little nugget of local cult... More >>

  • Reel Big Fish

    published January 3, 2013

    We feel bad for our readers who were too young to experience ska's third wave, which exploded in Orange County back in the 90's. Many music fans... More >>

  • The Union Line

    published January 3, 2013

    Though TV Girl is the headliner for this show, we want to talk a moment about the Union Line. With vintage aplomb they call to mind a range from... More >>

  • Irvine Makes Sweeping Changes To Clean Up Struggling Great Park Operations

    published Jan 09, 2013

    For the past nine years, the Great Park's board of directors has been composed of nine members, five from the democratically controlled city council, and four allegedly independent members, all of who... More >>

  • Rayford Bros.

    published January 3, 2013

    Rayford Bros. traffic in a lively rockabilly style of music which features elements of blues and country. Toe tappinlgy catchy, the leads on... More >>

  • Mission Viejo Hiker Costs Taxpayers, Discovers True Meaning of Fiscal Cliff

    published Jan 02, 2013

    New Year's weekend is a magical time when human intelligence is diminished by excessive revelry, a time when normally sensible people find themselves in handcuffs following encounters with lawmen... More >>

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