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Albert Ching

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    Thrice Cancel Tour

    [Mental Notes] Also: Killingtons still good, Aushua come to senses and change name, Factory Records opens

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Tonight: Blok, Big Whup, the Silent Comedy and Honeypie Launch Everyday Noise at Detroit

    ​We mentioned last week that Everyday Noise, the online local music magazine started by ex-Weekling/current Weekly contributor Albert Ching and KUCI radio host/Orange County music publicist Ashley Eliot, had launched. But the site's actual launch party, see, is this week. Tonig ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    K-Pop Go the Wonder Girls

    [Mental Notes] Also: The condiment artists at Burger Records, Pop Noir's quest for southern hospitality

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    April 8, 2010

    Burger Records Curates VICE Sampler, Becomes More Famous

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyThe Burger Records extended family come together​When we put the founders of Fullerton's Burger Records on our cover last year, the idea of an everything-but-CDs music store and label seemed, you know, crazy.Judging by the attention they've been getting, though, things se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Long Beach Comic Expo

    Albert ChingAnd the award for "best iconic comic book convention photo" goes to...​Click here for the slideshow! Four-and-a-half months after the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con, the organizers of the event (check out our interview here) saw fit to whet comic book fan appetites with the one-day Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Q&A with Long Beach Comic Expo's Phil Lawrence

    Albert ChingRorschach and others representing at last year's Long Beach Comic Con.​Despite being in the midst of a decidedly troubling economy, there are still a large number of people willing to spend lots of money on seemingly non-essential items such as old issues of comic books, statues of sup ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
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    December 31, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
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    August 27, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    Street Scene Favorites This Weekend....Any Thoughts?

    ​It's not much, but consider this meager post the first preemptive stitch to our coverage of the Street Scene '09 festival happening in Sand Diego this weekend, Aug. 28-29. Before you say anything, we know that San Diego is not in Orange County. Though it could be argued that some cities at the as ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    August 6, 2009
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    July 31, 2009

    North Park Music Thing Next Weekend in San Diego

    Ben Goetting​You've got to love the refreshing straight-forwardness that comes with calling your event a "thing." Like the North Park Music Thing, a music and media conference next weekend at the Lafayette Hotel & Suites in San Diego. There's an opening night concert Friday, August 7 at the Ca ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    June 16, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/16

    Free Tacos & DJ, 5 p.m.Free is pretty much everyone's favorite word in the English language. Gorge yourself on some free tacos starting as a live DJ spins.Cantina Lounge, 2736 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, CA; 714-879-8094The Third Annual Bloomsday on Broadway-West, 6 p.m.Bloomsday is a commemora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    (Definitely Not) Live From Coachella: Good times, but no new finds

    Well, here we are again. Monday....ew. But for those of you who came along for the ride at Coachella 2009, the memories are probably still cycling around in your brain somewhere. Otherwise, you'd probably be getting some work done instead of trolling the internet looking for the next Albert Ching bl ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
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    April 2, 2009
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    March 30, 2009

    Insiders Take Potshots at Freedom Communications

    Author, sociologist and working-class advocate Barbara Ehrenreich recently spoke about being confronted by a foe who accused her of engaging in class warfare, to which Ehrenreich responded that's absolutely true but her side in not the one that started the war.Who knew class-warfare skirmishes could ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 26, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    OC Weekly faves land Glass House gigs

    Like any local fan, I'm always excited to see bands we've written about in the Weekly get some solid recognition elsewhere. Okay, so maybe Pomona is not too far elsewhere, but the April calendar at The Glass House has great OC/LB talent opening up for some Coachella caliber acts. The jazzy jam artis ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    March 12, 2009
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    March 2, 2009

    This Week in OC Weekly

    In "Hive and Seek" Gustavo Arellano discusses saving Orange County's bees--and possibly breaking the odd city code and state law in the process--with the Backyard Beekeepers.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at what OC's Board of Supervisors has been doing with its loose change for the past few mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    This Week in OC Weekly

    In "The Man Who Isn't There" Daffodil J. Altan discusses Orange County's new Mexican Consul, Carlos Rodriguez y Quezada. And Matt Coker takes a look at the infighting among Juaeno Indian factions as Anthony Rivera's tribal council says Chief David Balardes is not Juaneno in "Blood Feud." Pl ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    February 16, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Oyster Lovers Unite!" Robb Walsh discusses oysters. Yes, oysters. And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at why the normally stoic DA Rackauckas put his head down and sobbed uncontrollably (Hint: he didn't) in "Moxley Confidential." Plus... The Weekly's standing columns, ¡Ask a Mexican!, He ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Chief Belardes Makes His Stand" Matt Coker discusses OC's most controversial Native American leader drawing a line in the cemetery.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at Dr. George Kooshian's guilty plea for charging big bucks for bogus injections in "Moxley Confidential." Plus... The Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "South Side Story" Daffodil J. Altan investigates whether a popular legal weapon is putting an end to a 30-year-old gang rivalry in South County or just catching innocent bystanders in its net.And Spencer Kornhaber takes a look at Mission Viejo Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht in "Woman on a Mission." ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    January 26, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Cry-Baby" R. Scott Moxley relays how ex-Sheriff Mike Carona used all the weapons in his arsenal to trick the jury in his federal trial, and still lost.And Spencer Kornhaber takes a look at the problems of the Capistrano Unified School Board in "Political Animals." Have they been solved after the ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "A Skitch in Time" Vickie Chang acknowledges that Dogtown stuff is all well and good, but Skitch Hitchcock and friends know that OC's own Salt Creek Beach crew has left its own mark on the skateboarding world.And Gustavo Arellano takes a look at Cirilo Flores, who rarely pursued discipline of mo ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In this issue, Gustavo Arellano explains why a century and a half after Juan Flores terrorized Orange County, historians still can't decide who he was in "Hero and Villain."While R. Scott Moxley begs the question: Were Mike Carona and Bernie Kerik separated at birth? Plus... • The Week ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    December 31, 2008

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    Find out what our greatest blogs of the year were in our year end blogapoloza! We've lifted the best blurbage from Navel Gazing, Heard Mentality and Stick a Fork In It, each of which you need to peruse daily. Plus... • The Weekly's standing columns, ¡Ask a Mexican!, Hey You! and Savage ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Out of Tune" Gustavo Arellano interviews Bob Gunn, the man who helped Mariners Chruch become an evangelical giant. Then the church fired him for being gay, and they've been in and out of court since. News has Matt Coker explaining why Pastor Wiley Drake thinks he still has a unseating Barack Oba ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 26, 2008

    OC Weekly Local Music Compilation 2008

    Whew! We made it. OC Weekly is proud to present the best of Orange County. Download one or download 'em all! (we recommend them all, of course)

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    November 18, 2008

    Album Review: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, 'Sunday at Devil Dirt'

    Though Sunday at Devil Dirt, the second collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, has been out overseas for months, it's just seeing a US release today. We've got a review in this week's Weekly, but here it is a few days early. Magical! Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Sunday at Devil D ... More >>

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