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2008 Stories by ERIN DEWITT

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  • Party Balls

    published September 11, 2008

    You either love Cisco Adler or absolutely loathe him. Most of us generally fall in the latter category, despising him and his famous low-hanging... More >>

  • [CD Review] Donavon Frankenreiter, 'Pass It Around' (Lost Highway)

    published September 4, 2008

    You would think Laguna Beach’s Donavon Frankenreiter would be sick of getting constantly compared to mainstream surf crooner (and longtime... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Baby Champ, 'Illoee'

    published September 4, 2008

    I always hate seeing a good band go. On the other hand, developing an earful of aural awesomeness to be forever preserved in the annals of music... More >>

  • Tear Jerker

    published September 4, 2008

    Nobody does camp like John Waters. With a gloriously freakish flourish, the pencil-thin-mustachioed director twists the done-and-done-again tale... More >>

  • Curl and Pearl

    published September 4, 2008

    Lower Trestles Beach, home to some of the best waves in California, will be hosting the Boost Mobile Pro surfing competition in a weeklong battle... More >>

  • Hold Tight

    published September 4, 2008

    One person’s trash is another person’s pièce de résistance. Cold War Kids’ Matt Maust, appearing in the Hibbleton... More >>

  • Mike Hamilton

    published September 4, 2008

    One of the hardest-working musicians in the area, Mike Hamilton has been relentlessly touring the nightclub and lounge scene for years. He claims... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Daniel Morones, 'The Situation'

    published August 28, 2008

    When singer/songwriter Daniel Morones gets ahold of a good thing, he goes with it. A recovering punk rocker who never found a need to move from... More >>

  • No Respect!

    published August 28, 2008

    Playing a millionaire businessman, Rodney Dangerfield (in a totally natural casting choice) decides to enroll in college to help support his... More >>

  • Flame On

    published August 28, 2008

    There are few scents more pleasantly distinctive than the smell of bonfires wafting across Pacific Coast Highway. If you haven’t gone to the... More >>

  • Ethnic Flavor

    published August 28, 2008

    Every Labor Day weekend, the Orange Circle shuts down and turns into a tiny replica of the way we wish the world really was. Each street hosts a... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Joshua Lanes

    published August 21, 2008

    Claiming to find comfort in a blanket of obscurity far away from LA and its mecca of hipster clubs, Joshua Lanes want nothing to do with your... More >>

  • Tall Tail

    published August 21, 2008

    Whether you’re a marine biologist analyzing their speech patterns or an inlander whose got them tattooed around your ankle, there’s no... More >>

  • Latin Lovers

    published August 14, 2008

    Hot Latin go-go papis! Need we say more? Fine. How about two dollar Coronas and three dollar Cuervo shots? Knew that would get ya. It's... More >>

  • What Sweethearts!

    published August 14, 2008

    Super sweet DJ duo Sugarlight Girls claim to “save your life one beat at a time.” Well now, that’s a pretty tall order—but... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Courtney Chambers

    published August 7, 2008

    Some people just know from the start what they're meant to do. Take singer Courtney Chambers, who began writing songs at the tender age of 10... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Barrett Johnson, 'In Case I Went Missing'

    published July 31, 2008

    Either it's that whole tortured-artist thing, or Barrett Johnson is a great pretender at having his heart broken. But unlike other folk... More >>

  • On the Cusp

    published July 31, 2008

    "Three bands. New to us, new to you," reads the slogan of Detroit's New Music Tuesdays. This week features current unknowns Azure Down, Mister... More >>

  • Engrave Circumstances

    published July 31, 2008

    Casa Romantica is celebrating five centuries of wine depiction in art by exhibiting over fifty prints that feature this wonderful libation. The... More >>

  • Say Hello

    published July 24, 2008

    Brian De Palma's 1983 movie about a Cuban cocaine-dealing gangster (scripted by Oliver Stone) was originally given an X-rating due to the... More >>

  • Pop Punk Past

    published July 24, 2008

    Ah, the nineties. That glorious decade that put our modest little county on the map-musically speaking, of course. The third wave ska and... More >>

  • Just Adorable

    published July 24, 2008

    Naming your band something like Cute Is What We Aim For either takes major brains or a complete lack thereof. Granted, it's much more... More >>

  • Oil Can

    published July 10, 2008

    Love it or hate it, when someone mentions "that handlebars song," you know what tune they're talking about. The song has infiltrated radio... More >>

  • Fancy Shmancy

    published July 3, 2008

    Nothing brightens up a dull and dreary Monday night like a good-ol’-fashioned drag-queen cabaret show. Join the spectacular Glamour Girls... More >>

  • Smiling Eyes

    published June 19, 2008

    This weekend brings the 33rd Annual Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival to the rolling emerald hills of Irvine. Attracting an... More >>

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