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2014 Stories by Chris Ziegler

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  • An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social

    published December 11, 2014

    In the past, the holidays at OCC’s Drama Lab have seen battles on behalf of the Peppermint Prince or against Bootsie and the Christmas... More >>

  • Stitches

    published December 11, 2014

    Warning to OC readers: This is not punk band The Stitches. Instead, this is Florida rapper-slash-Internet-viral-maniac Stitches, whose... More >>

  • Fleetwood Mac

    published December 4, 2014

    Once there was a time when you were practically required by law to have a copy of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours safe and sound within your... More >>

  • The Dustbowl Revival

    published December 4, 2014

    The American Anthology of Folk Music was one of those mystical albums that defined one era and redefined another—curator Harry Smith... More >>

  • Loghting of the Bay

    published November 27, 2014

    It’s that very special time of the year when high-school choirs sing, Santa paddleboats into the Back Bay and the switch connected to all... More >>

  • Chris Isaak Holiday Tour

    published November 27, 2014

    For his most recent studio effort, Chris Isaak went back to his roots, and that’s not a crack about his famous haircut, which will live on... More >>

  • 2nd Annual Beard & Mustache Competition

    published November 20, 2014

    Fall is the time of year when the plants start dying—or the wimpiest plants, anyway—and the facial hair starts growing, thanks to... More >>

  • Sage the Gemini

    published November 20, 2014

    Commenters online love the way he looks—“OMG, like Drake but even more adorable!” for an uncomfortably representative... More >>

  • Heaps n Heaps

    published November 13, 2014

    It took two continents and one single day for L.A.’s Heaps n Heaps to become a band—when co-founders Alisa the Australian and Zach the... More >>

  • Flying Lotus

    published November 6, 2014

    Flying Lotus’ new album You’re Dead! is less a world all its own than a big bang—an entire universe exploding in real time, with... More >>

  • Plan 9 From Outer Space

    published November 6, 2014

    We've gotta admit, director Ed Wood, Jr., had passion, and while that sadly didn’t translate into production values when he made his Plan 9... More >>

  • Weezer

    published October 30, 2014

    Weezer really did get sucker-punched by the quote-unquote critics when they put out Pinkerton—their best then, their best now—but... More >>

  • Street Dogs

    published October 23, 2014

    There’s plenty of inspiration from legendary bands like Stiff Little Fingers and Sham 69 in Boston’s formidable Street Dogs, who cover... More >>

  • Bobcat Goldthwait

    published October 23, 2014

    Surely you have your own cherished personal memory of comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. Maybe something hilarious, something scary, something... More >>

  • Bellhaunts

    published October 16, 2014

    Santa Ana’s Bellhaunts come and go as they please across a series of punky-indie-pop EPs, but they’ve been working on a full-length... More >>

  • Space Waves

    published October 16, 2014

    Shoegaze trio Space Waves are back on their home planet now—after an extended tenure in Portland, where they melted minds and picked up some... More >>

  • Animal Collective DJ Set

    published October 9, 2014

    There hasn’t been a new release from Animal Collective this year, but that doesn’t mean the band hasn’t been busy—they... More >>

  • Visionary Lecture Series: 'Exploring the Avant-Garde'

    published October 9, 2014

    The art that came out of World War 1 was both ahead of its time and unhappily of its time—like Otto Dix’ harrowing Shock Troops... More >>

  • Black Joe Lewis

    published October 2, 2014

    Austin’s R&B/soul rocker Black Joe Lewis claws his way into the nastier parts of the late '60s on his most recent Electric Slave album,... More >>

  • Hank and Her Ponies

    published September 25, 2014

    Hank and Her Ponies—formerly sharing a name with the eternally excellent Stones song “Dead Flowers,” and including former... More >>

  • Black Mambas

    published September 25, 2014

    Let’s shine some light on reptile rockers the Black Mambas, who turn Bell Gardens circa 2014 into London or New York circa 1975—that... More >>

  • Beauty & The Creep Costume Faire

    published September 18, 2014

    Halloween Club is a place where you can celebrate—and publicly demonstrate—the spirit of Halloween any time of the year you want,... More >>

  • King Tuff

    published September 18, 2014

    King Tuff’s first LP, Was Dead, was an absolute smasher out of nowhere in the spring of 2008—glammy power pop with hook after after... More >>

  • Tomorrows Tulips

    published September 11, 2014

    Tomorrows Tulips are out there on the edge of the Burger Records roster, where known space dissolves and communication with home base starts... More >>

  • Hot Snakes

    published September 11, 2014

    Admit it—when you very first heard that Drive Like Jehu were doing a reunion show, a tiny part of your brain instantly thought, “Is it... More >>

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