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2010 Stories by DANIELLE BACHER

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  • Stanley Lucas Revolution Is a Party of One

    published November 18, 2010

    Sean Robertson may not be the most extroverted man in the world, but he still has a lot to say. To further his personal and musical vision, he... More >>

  • Toy Stories From Franki Doll and the Broken Toys

    published October 28, 2010

    Franki Doll and the Broken Toys aren’t just a bunch of punk-inspired rockers. They relate to one another more like family or maybe a... More >>

  • Cleaver-Wielding, Pants-Optional Man About Town

    published October 14, 2010

    A fixture of nighttime eating and drinking in OC, Dave Mau has come a long way since manning the fryers at McDonald’s in his early 20s.... More >>

  • Runner Runner Get Set to Go

    published September 2, 2010

    It’s a Monday evening in Covina, and hired dancers are jumping up and down, screaming madly to Runner Runner’s new song, “So... More >>

  • Joan Jett and Cherie Currie

    published August 5, 2010

    One of the greatest things about the OC Fair is that it brings people together—this year it’ll be over rowdy, estrogen-fueled rock... More >>

  • The Offspring Spring Forth

    published July 22, 2010

    Bryan “Dexter” Holland doesn’t talk nostalgically about growing up in 1980s OC. “Everyone was kind of bored. The houses... More >>

  • A Dream Differed

    published July 15, 2010

    Dahga Bloom channel a higher power through their garage-inflected psychedelic rock. The Fullerton-based sextet—vocalist/guitarist Bryan... More >>

  • Altered Egos

    published July 1, 2010

    Chris Lynch wears many masks in his musical career—some of them literal. Under his own name, the 26-year-old manages the fortune of OC... More >>

  • Compound Studios Is Tops, Barn None

    published June 24, 2010

    “Let’s try that again, the tape is rolling.” As sound engineer Anthony Arvizu twists knobs and pushes faders, Phantom Limb... More >>

  • Denny White's Problem

    published June 17, 2010

    I don’t want to be known as a wedding singer,” declares Denny White. “I just want to play the music I love: jazz, love... More >>

  • The Timeless Tall Boys

    published June 10, 2010

    Costa Mesa natives Casey and the Tall Boys are the best of both musical worlds: timeless and fresh. The band’s acoustic instrumentation and... More >>

  • Billy Kernkamp Is Music-Mad

    published May 13, 2010

    “I don’t want to be that musician who weeps over his guitar,” confessed singer/songwriter Billy Kernkamp as he took out a... More >>

  • Bellhaunts' Cutting Edge

    published April 29, 2010

    When it comes to their lyrics, Bellhaunts aren’t holding back: “Are you a boy or a girl, what’s between your... More >>

  • The Black Diamond Riders: Soulful Punks

    published April 22, 2010

    So the band’s lineup goes like this: front man Steve Soto from the Adolescents, guitarist Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham from... More >>

  • Road Kill Kings Ain't Playin' Possum

    published April 15, 2010

    Despite their hard-living, honky-tonk-rebel image, the Road Kill Kings are actually charming, garrulous good ol’ boys. Formed four years... More >>

  • Relative Strangers Things Have Happened

    published April 1, 2010

    Wrapped in echoing keyboards and harmony-soaked vocals, Relative Strangers’ sound melds ’70s classic rock and psych pop with jangly... More >>

  • Mphase Capture the Sea

    published February 11, 2010

    *This article was altered on Feb. 12. Since the October release of their debut disc, Crossed Wires, Costa Mesa... More >>

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