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2014 Stories by Chris Ziegler

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  • 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 >>

  • 'The Avant-Garde Collection' Opening Day

    published September 4, 2014

    OCMA’s new exhibition chronicles nearly a century of art on the edge of art, beginning with Los Angeles painter Stanton... More >>

  • Phil Hendrie "Truth is our Bitch"

    published September 4, 2014

    You might wanna call Phil Hendrie the Frank Zappa of radio, except even that doesn’t quite reach how positively unpredictable and painfully... More >>

  • 10th Annual Art Deco Festival

    published August 28, 2014

    There comes a certain night at the Observation Bar at the Queen Mary when suddenly all the guys are dressed like Humphrey Bogart (or Indiana... More >>

  • Shiny Toy Guns

    published August 28, 2014

    L.A.-via-Oklahoma electro-pop outfit Shiny Toy Guns own a very specific slice of electro-pop-induced euphoria—they even got a Grammy... More >>

  • 4th Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival

    published August 21, 2014

    The first thing you need to know about the three-day-long Long Beach BBQ Festival is they have a whole section called “Rib Village,”... More >>

  • Lee "Scratch" Perry

    published August 21, 2014

    Some producers use the recording studio as an instrument—Lee “Scratch” Perry used his as a spaceship or maybe a time machine,... More >>

  • The Weirdos

    published August 14, 2014

    Attention, all you humans! The Weirdos were one of the first and one of the greatest of the LA punk bands, responsible for at least two undeniable... More >>

  • Dustin Lovelis

    published August 7, 2014

    The Fling are one of the most-loved bands in Long Beach and when they aren’t playing out, they’re one of the most-missed. But Fling... More >>

  • The Hotspot

    published August 7, 2014

    Folk meets punk—sometimes in the same song—at this opposites-attract-style bill at Long Beach’s Federal Bar. Leather Tramp do... More >>

  • The Secret Affair 10 Year Anniversary

    published July 31, 2014

    It started as a strictly-vinyl strictly-'60s night in a room that soon ran out of space for dancers, and now Long Beach’s soul-and-more... More >>

  • Wolfmother

    published July 24, 2014

    The band Wolfmother came from nowhere—well, Australia, which is in the time zone next to nowhere—and after a 13-year-run doing... More >>

  • Blu

    published July 24, 2014

    LA rapper Blu is a polymath, a visionary, a documentarian and an iconoclast all at once, doing what he needs to do exactly how and when he needs... More >>

  • Ziggy Marley

    published July 17, 2014

    Oldest Marley son Ziggy hit something of a high-water mark with his most recent album Fly Rasta, released just a few months ago. While he’s... More >>

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    published July 17, 2014

    Maybe the world now knows Mary Lynn Rajskub best as a breakout action TV mainstay, and of course we mean Chloe, the indefatigable CTU analyst from... More >>

  • The Dwarves

    published July 10, 2014

    “We’re the originators of the garage rock genre!” said Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia when we saw him last at Burgerama, and you... More >>

  • Dustbowl Revival

    published July 10, 2014

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

  • Spina Bifida Fundraiser for Josh

    published July 3, 2014

    Right now there’s a good guy named Josh with way too much medical debt messing with his life, but this Sunday is your chance to strap on... More >>

  • Cloud Nothings

    published July 3, 2014

    Cloud Nothings is founder Dylan Baldi with vision, voice, guitar and command of American indie history, put into service for a sound that started... More >>

  • Qui

    published June 26, 2014

    Qui is two dudes, 200 decibels and about 2,000 ideas all dissolving into each other at once—and also two musicians marking two distant poles... More >>

  • Doheny Surf Festival

    published June 26, 2014

    These are truly Doheny-y days this summer, with actual Doheny family member Ned enjoying a comprehensive re-release of extra-smooth smart-ass... More >>

  • Born Free 6 Pre Party

    published June 19, 2014

    Born Free is a true local success story—a let’s-throw-a-fest-fest that’s grown into a world-class celebration of old school... More >>

  • Speedway: Motorcycle Demolition Derby & Sidecars

    published June 12, 2014

    Extreme times call for extreme entertainments, and so as the planet Earth entered the summer of 2014, the citizens of Costa Mesa have the... More >>

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