Mike Atta, guitarist for OC punk pioneers the Middle Class, died on Easter Sunday; he was 53. The Santa Ana native, who strummed some of the most chaotic chords known to man, ended a thrashing, four-year battle with bone cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Pam; 12 year-old son, Van; and a beloved boutique furniture store. To some, his greatest legacy is a small, explosive body of recorded music—barely more than 45 minutes—a catalog that ushered in the beginnings of hardcore music. At least, that's... More >>>