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2008 Stories by Nate Jackson

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  • Pop Briatannica

    published September 4, 2008

    This weekend, Detroit Bar pays homage to an era of bands like Oasis and Blur with an all night DJ set called Pop Britannica. Though many of us... More >>

  • Mohr Better

    published September 4, 2008

    His name is Jay Mohr, but with a resume that includes acting, writing, producing, radio and stand-up, he might as well change it to Jack Of All... More >>

  • Kinky Car Wash

    published August 28, 2008

    In case you haven't noticed, the days of summer are quickly going down the drain. So why not ring out what's left in your wallet to spend a day... More >>

  • Fine Line

    published August 28, 2008

    Some phrases automatically conjure images in a person’s visual index. Mention the words “A Chorus Line,” and you might catch... More >>

  • Shell Shock

    published August 7, 2008

    In the world of stand up comedy, Ryan Nielmiller and Robbie Pickard are quite the unlikely duo . . . which is almost always a good thing. A... More >>

  • It's Alive!

    published August 7, 2008

    After all the buzz they’ve acquired in Orange County since the release of their debut album, Self, Fullerton favorites the Living Suns... More >>

  • Po-Mo Polynesian

    published July 31, 2008

    You might not have the cash to board a plane to the South Pacific, but that doesn't mean you can't be part of an island trip. The Light Gallery... More >>

  • The Living Suns to Brighten Up House of Blues With Their CD-Release Party

    published July 10, 2008

    'Self'—Fulfilling The Living Suns' debut album brings the heat Ever wondered what keeps live-music fans... More >>

  • Break a Leg

    published July 10, 2008

    We get it: You're the kind of person who really takes the concept of saving the best for last to heart. That's why you've waited until the last... More >>

  • Boston Transplants Audible Mainframe Are Carving a Niche for Live Hip-Hop in OC/LBC

    published July 3, 2008

    Slick Rick-ApprovedNew Jacks Audible Mainframe Bring Old-School Swagger to Hip-hop If the founding members of... More >>

  • The P Word

    published June 26, 2008

    Midweek stress already driving you insane? Why not park yourself at one of OC's favorite bohemian rest stops? Once again, the Gypsy Den hosts... More >>

  • Belly Laughs

    published June 19, 2008

    Once again, the Brea Improv invites OC standup junkies to bear witness to one of comedy's biggest stars-literally. At 394 pounds of pure sexy,... More >>

  • Hot, Hot, Hot

    published May 29, 2008

    Now that Dancing With the Stars is officially over, those Monday nights spent living vicariously through a twirling barrage of C-list... More >>

  • Go Pluck Yourself

    published May 15, 2008

    In case the band name doesn't quite give it away, Patricia Kline and Ashley Toman are a duo of hellafied harpists inspired by the head-banging... More >>

  • In the Wings

    published April 10, 2008

    What do a frustrated writer and a gumshoe have in common? Theater buffs can find out when the Broadway production City of Angels makes its... More >>

  • Raw Salman

    published March 27, 2008

    Consider yourself an avid fan of the written word drenched in drama, political intrigue and wit? Then hopefully the name Sir Salman Rushdie is... More >>

  • Child’s Play

    published March 13, 2008

    f you've never tried your standup comedy "hot-'n'-fluffy," chubby-cheeked funny man Gabriel Iglesias is more than happy to show you what you've... More >>

  • The Deciders

    published March 13, 2008

    Hail to the chiefs of good-time garage rock! The Presidents of the United States of America are at it again, with a new tour after a three-year... More >>

  • Kiss My Cottontail!

    published January 10, 2008

    If paranoid humor is your kind of thing and you have any recollection of the 1980s, then the name Bobcat Goldthwait needs no introduction-a... More >>

  • Bona Fide

    published January 10, 2008

    The title of Jill Scott's latest outing, the Real Thing tour, is about as redundant as it gets . . . for all the right reasons. With her... More >>

  • Wrong Way

    published January 10, 2008

    Have you felt a burning hole in your soul since the end of Sublime's living reign as the kings of white-boy Rasta? Don't fret: One of the... More >>

  • Laugh Indoors

    published January 10, 2008

    Ask comedian Judah Friedlander to show you greatness, and he will gladly whip out his . . . World Champion trucker hat? With his masterfully... More >>

  • The Big Ink

    published January 10, 2008

    There aren't too many big music festivals out there that you can leave with something colorfully permanent besides a few memories and some... More >>

  • Nerd 

    published January 10, 2008

    Tired of sucking miserably at golf every time you decide to sport your sandals? Here’s a hint, keep the sandals—lose the clubs. And play... More >>

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