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2008 Stories by ERIN DEWITT

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  • Red Orchid Restaurant Grand Opening

    published October 30, 2008

    The massive dance club in downtown Long Beach seems to be stepping up it's game and incorporating high class cuisine to it's glitzy nightlife. The... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Vast Atlantic, 'So Long'

    published October 23, 2008

    Refuting any sort of sonic agenda, Orange County-based Vast Atlantic decided just over a year ago to make music only they themselves would want to... More >>

  • Angst in Extremis

    published October 23, 2008

    Poor Carrie. This 1976 Stephen King horror flick follows a shy and awkward teenager (impeccably played by Sissy Spacek) through her beyond-awful... More >>

  • Okksy Spooky

    published October 23, 2008

    Hailing from Brighton, England, the Kooks (named after a Bowie song) are currently in the States amidst a world tour. Blasting cheeky, rock-tinged... More >>

  • [Locals Only] The Santiago Steps, 'Okay Okay Okay'

    published October 16, 2008

    It’s been three years (or about a decade in indie-band time) since we last spoke of the Seal Beach-based Santiago Steps. Their previous... More >>

  • Hunka-Hunka-Awesome

    published October 16, 2008

    The self-proclaimed “greatest Elvis impersonator in Fullerton, Brea and Whittier,” Kirk Wall knows how to rock that white sequined... More >>

  • Bang the Drum

    published October 16, 2008

    He’s played with Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Tito Puente, Carlos Santana, the Doors—he’s even played at the White House. Conguero ... More >>

  • Hippie-Trippy

    published October 16, 2008

    “Anti Corporate, Anti Nuclear, Anti Coal.” This is the mantra New Mexico’s Brightblack Morning Light (BML) live by. And through... More >>

  • [Best of OC 2008 Post Cards] Nightlife: Greetings From Miss Ursela

    published October 9, 2008

    This oh-so-fierce diva has been a professional female impersonator for more than eight years. With her weekly drag-queen show, the Glamour... More >>

  • [Locals Only] The Soft Hands, 'Hours Pass By' (Fidotrust)

    published October 9, 2008

    It takes a smattering of sounds, chords and beats thrown in a blender for a three-piece band to mix an explosive aural cocktail. That’s... More >>

  • Let's You & Me Wrassle

    published October 9, 2008

    Nothing like watching huge, musclebound men in little costumes throw one another around a ring to liven up a Monday night. Fifteen years ago, the... More >>

  • Tone Def

    published October 9, 2008

    Whatever happened to Tone Loc? It’s hard to top a career move such as providing the voice for a talking lizard in FernGully, but... More >>

  • Gold Standard

    published October 9, 2008

    Once the front woman for Philadelphia-based punk band Stiffed, Santogold (born Santi White) traded in the scuff for gaudy sparkle and found... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Cold War Kids, 'Loyalty to Loyalty' (Downtown)

    published October 2, 2008

    It seems so long ago—two years? Really?—since Robbers and Cowards propelled the Cold War Kids (CWK) onto that sparkling... More >>

  • TGI Mondays

    published October 2, 2008

    Trying out a new shindig for Monday nights, the Pike will debut Vive Le Resistance, an evening of “music, movies and mayhem.” This time,... More >>

  • Preseason Gold

    published October 2, 2008

    Can’t wait for basketball season to begin, with the bright lights, the crowds, the beer in plastic cups, the sounds of really expensive... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Slings, 'The Old Hopeful Trail'

    published September 25, 2008

    The Orange-based duo of Dustin Poulton and David Pope have, with their band Slings, created a fanciful world in which songs are stories and the... More >>

  • OC Comics

    published September 25, 2008

    Originating in Hollywood, Comedy Juice has trickled down to our lovely little county and now plants itself at the swank hangout Tentation Ultra... More >>

  • Ferocious Beats

    published September 25, 2008

    Aside from maple syrup and funny accents, Canada has been exporting some truly amazing, fresh and innovative music in the past few years,... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Mr. Xquisit, 'Hypnotix Muzik'

    published September 18, 2008

    In the ultra-slick, diamond-encrusted world of contemporary hip-hop, it just isn’t enough to be a talented wordsmith with a smooth and... More >>

  • Headache Tuesdays

    published September 18, 2008

    By God, Mondays sure do drag. Not only is it the start of a grueling workweek, but should you feel the desire to get your freak on after leaving... More >>

  • Redneck Wednesdays

    published September 18, 2008

    Line-dancing lovers may be a rare breed, but they’re strong and prideful. Throughout most of the nation, country music runs wild and free,... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Chris Williams

    published September 11, 2008

    Yeah, we’re all a little sick of it. The punk-pop/alternative/indie music scene too many OC bands have been wallowing in since the days of... More >>

  • Total Nirvana

    published September 11, 2008

    For more than five years, the Blue Beet has been glorifying bad fashion choices and questionable musical taste with their weekly ’80s... More >>

  • A Woman's Touch

    published September 11, 2008

    Spinning nothing but ’60s Motown and Northern soul records sounds like a phenomenal time, doesn’t it? Well, make all that music... More >>

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