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2010 Stories by Chris Ziegler

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  • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

    published April 15, 2010

    Buddy Holly was a little more complex than the usual myth makes him out to be. He lost his virginity—according to biographer Ellis... More >>

  • Ice Cream Man's Truck Gets Creamed

    published April 8, 2010

    Since 2004, Long Beach’s Matt Allen has made a career of giving away ice cream for free at music events nationwide. That’s why... More >>

  • AM

    published April 8, 2010

    Garden Grove punk stalwarts AM—spotted most recently in the shadows beneath a bridge in Texas—do Crime guitar at first-album... More >>

  • Morning Benders

    published March 25, 2010

    Now relocated to Brooklyn—where every barstool sprouts a sympathetic blogger—and glowing with joy after the cheerful press-fest... More >>

  • Fort Wife

    published March 18, 2010

    Fort Wife won early notice in LA for a line-up that included members of suddenly Sub Popped indie band Avi Buffalo—but anybody good with... More >>

  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

    published March 18, 2010

    The 1935 version of Mutiny On the Bounty offered plenty of cameos of Southern California. (James Cagney got in the movie simply by sailing along... More >>

  • En La Noche

    published March 11, 2010

    MOLAA’s after-dark program promises a little funk and a chance to get a little drunk, too, thanks to San Francisco-via-Chile band Funky C as... More >>

  • The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing Literary Forum presents Willis Barnstone

    published March 4, 2010

    Pulitzer Prize nominee Willis Barnstone’s great work—actually, there should be capitals on both of those—is last year’s... More >>

  • Mexico’s Influence: Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Edward Weston

    published March 4, 2010

    Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo reached the height of his career between the Revolution and the Depression, and his work reflects the... More >>

  • Sahtyre Is Battle-Tested

    published February 25, 2010

    For LA rapper Sahtyre, love comes later. He’s spending the daylight hours of Valentine’s Day working on a video with Open Mike... More >>

  • Fulgeance

    published February 25, 2010

    Paris-based producer Fulgeance is many things—including the harried wrangler of a Tony Clifton-ish electro altar-ego named Peter Digital... More >>

  • So Many Wizards

    published February 25, 2010

    Nima Kazerouni is So Many Wizards with or without local collaborators, and his new Love Songs For When You Leave Me EP—coming to iTunes and... More >>

  • Haxan with Live Score

    published February 18, 2010

    Hawthorne visionary Jimi Cabeza de Vaca—real name, real marker of destiny—must hear Sun Ra and see Harry Smith when he puts on any... More >>

  • Greek Theatre Festival: Lysistrata and Oedipus Rex

    published February 11, 2010

    Lysistrata is a play about big ideas—and thick, too, asks Calonice? Certainly, dear, but we’ll go without for a while in this classic of... More >>

  • Cold Cave

    published February 11, 2010

    Cold Cave is ex-hardcore musician Wes Eisold, who started writing Manchester ’79-style synth pop by himself in a giant old house full of... More >>

  • Vivian Girls

    published February 4, 2010

    Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls fold vocals together like Dolly Mixture across a pulsebeat rhythm section like Over The Edge Wipers and happy-sloppy... More >>

  • Farmer Dave Scher

    published January 28, 2010

    Long Beach local boy “Farmer” Dave Scher—he was at Poly a few years behind Snoop Dogg, did a stint at Fingerprints many years back... More >>

  • Cold War Kids Move Forward With Confidence and Camaraderie, Not Claustrophobia

    published January 21, 2010

    All Growed UpCold War Kids discuss their (relatively) sunny new EPOrganic-veggie restaurant Zephyr is a Long Beach... More >>

  • Death Hymn Number 9

    published January 21, 2010

    Death Hymn Number 9’s caveman-no-fool rock ‘n’ roll is actually harder to put together then you might think; try too hard and it... More >>

  • Ghost Town Jenny

    published January 14, 2010

    Kim Kylland is called Ghost Town Jenny—maybe because of the high-lonesome in her voice and the little Sandy Bull/Richard Bishop flourishes... More >>

  • Dios

    published January 14, 2010

    In safe places all over planet Earth, beautiful things are just waiting for the time to be right, and besides London After Midnight and a... More >>

  • Albino Crow presents the Commotions as the B-52’s

    published January 7, 2010

    The Commotions aren’t more than a bouffant or two shy of the B-52’s, even when they’re off cover-band duty—they’re... More >>

  • Rufus Wainwright

    published January 7, 2010

    Rufus’ first live album wasn’t exactly Rufus—instead it was Rufus sharing the spotlight with the spirit of Judy Garland,... More >>

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