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2008 Stories by Ryan Ritchie

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  • Old New Wavers the B-52s Will Kick Sass at the Anaheim House of Blues

    published May 8, 2008

    The Eternal Teenagers Old new wavers the B-52s still kick sass The B-52s recently released an album... More >>

  • [CD Review] The Night Marchers, 'See You in Magic' (Swami/Vagrant)

    published May 8, 2008

    John Reis has never been a one-trick pony. Whether it was an early-'90s stint pulling double duty in Rocket From the Crypt and Drive Like Jehu... More >>

  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Can Funk/Soul Legend Sly Stone Still Take You Higher?

    published April 24, 2008

    Sly Speaks! (or Types, at Least)Can funk/soul legend Sly Stone still take you higher?The last time the... More >>

  • Rocket From the Crypt's Last Show Immortalized on R.I.P. Disc

    published April 3, 2008

    R.I.P., RFTC A fanboy raves About Rocket From the Crypt's last show getting immortalized The liner notes... More >>

  • In the Mood

    published March 27, 2008

    Glenn Miller has been dead since 1944, but someone forgot to tell his group. The legendary jazz trombonist led one of the best-known big bands... More >>

  • Mirror Reflection

    published March 27, 2008

    The Ignorance Is Bliss lineup of SoCal pop-punk band Face to Face is reuniting after the group called it quits nearly five years ago. Some... More >>

  • Tom Delonge of Angels & Airwaves Soars Out of Blink-182's Punk Orbit

    published March 6, 2008

    It's Been Such a Delonge Time Angels & Airwaves soar out of Blink-182's punk orbit Sideways-hat-wearing kids... More >>

  • Is Long Beach’s On Blast the Next Local Band to Go Mega?

    published February 28, 2008

    Gladly Going to Heller Ex-Ruthless Records boss backs On Blast's 'magical' dance rock The term "local... More >>

  • Old Punks With Spunk

    published January 24, 2008

    Some bands never really go away. Sure, they may disappear for a few years at a time, but—like Bill Murray in What About... More >>

  • Clothes-Minded

    published January 10, 2008

    At this point in his nearly five-decade-long career, actor/comedian Bill Cosby's standup routine could cover a myriad of things. From his love... More >>

  • Let's Get Pregnant!

    published January 10, 2008

    Garage/punk band the Dwarves has two set lists. One is the stereotypical play-all-the-hits show, while the other lasts about 10 minutes and... More >>

  • Trekkie or Trekker?

    published January 10, 2008

    Memorabilia from every single television series and film of Star Trek are on display for guys living in their parents' converted garages... More >>

  • Joey Jazz

    published January 10, 2008

    Jazz shows are much better than any other form of live music because they don't take place in basketball stadiums-which means buying a ticket... More >>

  • Faux York

    published January 10, 2008

    Somehow Wynton Marsalis became the official spokesperson for all things jazz. Like his rock counterpart Bono, this gets really annoying. Any... More >>

  • And it Feels So Good

    published January 10, 2008

    Drag the River broke up last year . . . or so we thought. The Fort Collins, Colorado-based alt-country group is confusing fans by playing the... More >>

  • Savoir-Faire

    published January 10, 2008

    Although no one's really heard them yet, it's fairly safe to say the Night Marchers are awesome-how can they not be with John Reis at the helm?... More >>

  • Running in Circles

    published January 10, 2008

    Bad Religion's been playing the same song since they formed nearly three decades ago. It goes like this: Fast power chords with a melodic... More >>

  • Begin to Hope

    published January 10, 2008

    Every second Saturday of the month, Long Beach's East Village Arts District throws an art walk. Linden Avenue, between Broadway and First... More >>

  • On the Rocks

    published January 10, 2008

    None of the photographers participating in the "Photo Pass" exhibit are household names, but their subjects sure are. Current and defunct... More >>

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