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  • John Waters' One Man Show Shits on Christmas, With Love
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    John Waters' One Man Show Shits on Christmas, With Love

    published Nov 25, 2014

    To some, the idea of John Waters taking on Christmas is downright confusing, sure to lead to such nightmarish results as when Jack Skellington tried to take over the holiday. What's the "Pope of Trash... More >>

  • Our Babes of Burlesque: Celebrating OC's Cabaret Girls with a Bunch of Photos

    published Nov 19, 2014

    Two decades have passed since Heather Sweet, a young woman from Irvine, first turned heads and raised eyebrows at Captain Cream in Lake Forest with her then-novel, vintage-inspired striptease sets. ... More >>

  • Danny Elfman - The Honda Center - 11/2/14

    published Nov 05, 2014

    "There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best, and my talents are renowned far and wide," begins Jack Skellington in "Jack's Lament" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fans of Danny Elfma... More >>

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    Surge, Legendary Cult Soda from the 90s, is BACK!

    published Sep 15, 2014

    From 1920 to 1933, America experienced the dark days of Prohibition. Apparently forgetting the lessons taught by those 13 grueling years, America endured a similar dry spell of the nation's lifebloo... More >>

  • Dano Forte's Bluesy, One-Man Freak Show

    published Jul 30, 2014

    Costa Mesa's Dano Forte has found his musical niche. Being a one-man band who serves up rompin', stompin' roadhouse blues affords him opportunities that your traditional four-piece might not get. "Y... More >>

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    Hidden Cash-Grab Fever Comes to Orange County

    published Jul 11, 2014

    The worldwide phenomenon known as Hidden Cash brought a frenzied hunt for free money in the ground unseen in California since the 1850's (or, you know, since last night's money drop in Whitter) to O... More >>

  • Crashing With Father After a Night at J. King Neptune's

    published Jun 12, 2014

    Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read ... More >>

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    ORANGE

    published June 12, 2014

    Summer in Orange is bookended by two boisterous, disorderly traditions that occur in the same space: the Chapman University Spring... More >>

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    HUNTINGTON BEACH

    published June 12, 2014

    Fuck, yeah, it's finally summer! Golden West College is on break, and it's time to figure out how to fit as much rage time in as possible... More >>

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    DANA POINT

    published June 12, 2014

    It's easy to dismiss Dana Point as a city where OC's elite go to look at the yachts they never use. If you're like us Wildlings north of the... More >>

  • Welcome to Doheny Saloon, Where There's a Two-Teeth Minimum

    published May 01, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read... More >>

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    OC Weekly Is Looking For A Video Intern!

    published Apr 25, 2014

    Your favorite infernal rag is looking for interns who are interested in telling the unique stories of Orange County via online video. Our video interns produce video content for the paper's website... More >>

  • Life On the Edge at Shooter's Saloon in Mission Viejo

    published Apr 24, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read... More >>

  • Mike Atta, Punk Legend, Passes Away From Cancer
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    Mike Atta, Punk Legend, Passes Away From Cancer

    published Apr 21, 2014

    Trailblazing punk guitarist Mike Atta died after a lengthy battle with cancer on Easter Sunday. Atta's band with his brothers Jeff and Bruce, the Middle Class, is often credited with being one of the ... More >>

  • 10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella
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    10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    published Apr 18, 2014

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started... More >>

  • Long Beach's The V Room Is Where Local Punks Go to Kick Off Their Creepers

    published Apr 17, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read... More >>

  • Funniest Coachella Craigslist Ads For Hookups and Casual Encounters
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    Funniest Coachella Craigslist Ads For Hookups and Casual Encounters

    published Apr 12, 2014

    There's something undeniably erotic about Coachella. Perhaps it's the triple-digit heat that gets you hot and heavy, or maybe seeing some of your favorite bands all in one weekend gets your juices flo... More >>

  • The Glo Room Shines Thanks to Saucy Bartender Kay

    published Apr 10, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read... More >>

  • C'est Si Bon Has Been Slinging Drinks Since the Eisenhower Years

    published Apr 04, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read... More >>

  • Chatting With Christ and Coherent Christopher at the Bee Hive

    published Mar 27, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darlin... More >>

  • Tustin Inn Is a Soggy Slice of the American Dream

    published Mar 20, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darlin... More >>

  • Day-Drinking at Jeanie's Dirty Martini

    published Mar 13, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darlin... More >>

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    Doyenne of Doge: Masako Yamamoto

    published March 13, 2014

    Masako Yamamoto remembers when her father brought home two Shiba Inus some 25 years ago from their native Japan; the family had no idea what... More >>

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    Professor Mortuary: Glenn Bower

    published March 13, 2014

    Whether you know him or not, the work of Glenn Bower has probably touched you. As the longtime director of mortuary science at Cypress College,... More >>

  • Finding Friendly Bostonians at the Huddle

    published Mar 06, 2014

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darlin... More >>

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