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Jack Grisham

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    True Story: The Columnist

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, hypnotherapist, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. His weekly column,True Story, may or may not be factual, with characters who may or may not be real. This week is the last edition of Grisham's column. We wish him luck as he goes on to pursue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    True Story: Public Number

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, hypnotherapist, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. This column may or may not be factual, with characters who may or may not be real.] I keep a public number: (714) 969-9835. I was told long ago--by a man who was desired by no one--that I sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    True Story: The Blanket

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, hypnotherapist, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. This column, True Story, may or may not be factual, with characters who may or may not be real.] Her soft staccato steps proclaimed the intrusion of her arrival, and laying in my bed and silen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    True Story: The New Jesus

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, hypnotherapist, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. This column may or may not be factual, with characters who may or may not be real.] "I need 10,000 words on this new Jesus. Can you do it?" I stared at him. He was overweight, unqualified an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    True Story: A Turn on 12th

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, hypnotherapist, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. This column may or may not be factual, with characters who may or may not be real.] Me: "We normally walk down Sixth, but today, we turned on 12th, and there she was, coming out of an apartmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    A Story About Payback

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, hypnotherapist, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. His weekly column,True Story, may or may not be factual, with characters who may or may not be real.] By: Jack Grisham She was slumped over the steering wheel, the car idling, pop tunes playin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    [True Story] Everything Jack Grisham Tells You Is a Lie

    [Editor's Note: Jack Grisham is an author, psychic, T.S.O.L. front man and all-around troublemaker. This column is his weekly excuse to tell you a story that may or may actually not be true, with characters who may or may not be real.] By: Jack Grisham I've never not told stories. I was a burglar w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    TSOL's Jack Grisham Releases New Novel, 'Untamed,' Throws a Party to Celebrate

    The second novel by TSOL frontman Jack Grisham is ready for your perusal: Titled Untamed, the book consists of 10 messed-up-yet-entertaining (would you expect anything less from Grisham?) short stories complete with illustrations by psychedelic artist Scott Aicher. Sex, suicide, murder, and sex with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    MusInk Days 2 & 3 - OC Fairgrounds - March 9-10, 2013

    MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    All-Star Battle of the Bands Fund-raiser Turns Up at Alex's Bar on 29

    Usually when a Battle of the Bands takes place, it's for the winning outfit's best interest instead of the organizers'. That premise has been flipped on its head for the upcoming battle at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. Organized by Jamie Reidling from the Cadillac Tramps and hosted by Jack Grisham of T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Vicious Circle, Early Incarnation of TSOL, Issue Limited Edition Vinyl

    Though Jack Grisham denies it now, many referred (and still refer) to Vicious Circle--otherwise known as "The Cult"--as a violent "punk rock gang" based out of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Lead singer Grisham, who would later go on to front TSOL, was just a teenager at the time, and the band wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Novel by TSOL's Jack Grisham, 'An American Demon,' On Its Way to Becoming a Movie

    In Spring 2011, TSOL's Jack Grisham released his first novel--and much to our (and yours. and maybe everyone else's, too) surprise, it wasn't your typical autobiography from an aging, larceny prone punk rocker turned father of two. The book was an autobiography, but with an added twist: The addition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    [Slide Show]: Plugged Into Local with Billy Kernkamp at Time Out Tavern

    See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation"*Jack Grisham's Band the Manic Low Headlines Plugged Into Local On Wednesday, the second round of Heard Mentality's new Plugged Into Local concert series dipped its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Plugged Into Local Video: Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' 'Wave of Mutilation'

    See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local on Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25Tomorrow night, the Weekly's new concert se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Moonlight Graham To Host 'Clockwork Orange County' Documentary Event

    See Also: *Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 For as much old-school, OC punk culture as like to dig up here at the Weekly, we always get a little giddy whenever we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local at Time Out Tavern Aug. 29

    See Also:*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25*Tag,You're It: Billy Kernkamp Interviews Singer Steve Carson From Echo EchoAs we continue to enjoy the final slice o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Jack Grisham Gets a Pop-Driven High With His New Band the Manic Low

    See Also:* Jack Grisham's new band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert SeriesHe might not inspire much moshing with his new band, but Jack Grisham's latest creative effort, the Manic Low, is the most punk rock project he's done in a while. On paper that notion does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series

    There's something about summertime that puts the folks over here at Heard Mentality in a really giving mood. And since few things go together like warm weather and free music, we're offering OC Weekly readers a brand new loud, local concert series called Plugged Into Local-- filled with the best ban ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2012

    Jack Grisham

    Tiki Bar

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. Talks To After Dark LA About His Sexual Style; TMI?

    Former Weekly cover guy and T.S.O.L. lead singer Jack Grisham went on the record with our sister publication LA Weekly's sex blog, After Dark LA about his sexual history and current Christian leanings. It's super candid and fun, care of erstwhile  writer Danielle Bacher. Read our favorite parts ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Gary Tovar Has His Goldenvoice

    The iconic concert production company birthed Coachella, helped punk-rock luminaries early in their careers—and isn't done yet

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Lineup Is Out

    [Mental Notes] Jack Grisham is writing another book, and Chris Marrs Piliero is giving away music-video mementos

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    [UPDATED] Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. Needs Your Help to Write Another Book

    ​UPDATED, NOV. 10, 9:08 A.M.: $7,000 goal reached as of 9 A.M.--$7,184! ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 8, 10:35 A.M.: Jack Grisham, T.S.O.L. frontman, Weekly coverboy--is following up his first novel An American Demon with a work of fiction that he won't tell us the title of ("because it's cool and I don't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    'I Want to Hold Your (Dead) Hand'--10 Best Songs About Necrophilia

    ​Sex, drugs and violence are fodder for all kinds of music, but there's a special class of artist that can wax poetic about the idea of corpse-fucking. From the Misfits to Tyler, the Creator, here are popular imagination's best musical translations of the ultra-taboo act.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Three Other Rock Stars Co-Opting Serious Forms of Musical Theater

    ​Rancid's Tim Armstrong is launching a new musical theater series for the web, Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater, Rolling Stone says. The preview for the premiere episode, "Dante," star AFI's Davey Havok and Rancid memeber Lars Frederiksen. It will premiere Oct. 21 on VEVO and will be the first s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
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    May 19, 2011
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    May 12, 2011
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    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    TSOL at the Grand Romance River Boat Last Night

    John Gilhooley/ OC Weekly​TSOL Grand Romance River BoatMay 1, 2011Old school punk rock as a genre has a tendency to sound the same song after song--especially to those unfamiliar with the genre. Luckily for TSOL, they rely on a unique combination of sonic wizardry (think keyboards and chorusey gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. is on Our Cover: Here's Why

    ​ Vickie Chang's awesome story on OC punk legend, T.S.O.L.'s Jack Grisham, is on our cover this week, and it's full of stories that make you rethink Orange County's antiseptic reputation. There's sex, there's violence, there's music...stuff that self-aggrandizing legends are made of.  Read it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Five Shocking Excerpts From Jack Grisham's New Book, An American Demon

    ​As Lille pointed out earlier today, our cover story this week is on T.S.O.L. front man and author Jack Grisham and his journey exorcising An American Demon--himself. You can read the article in its entirety right here, but what we didn't have room for in the story you can get right here.In his ne ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.: Bedeviled

    In his new book, the infamous OC punk rocker describes how he exorcised 'An American Demon': Himself

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2011

    Jack Grisham

    Grand Romance River Boat

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    The Show: As commonplace as punk music has become over the years, there's something incredibly esoteric about watching the genre's hardcore pioneers. Last  night as several bands from punk's early days celebrated Frontier Record's 30 year anniversary, group after group connected intensely with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Frontier Records' 30th Year Anniversary at the Echoplex Last Night

    ​Frontier Records' 30th Year AnniversaryNov. 7, 2010EchoplexAs commonplace as punk music has become over the years, there's something incredibly esoteric about watching the genre's hardcore pioneers. But last night, as several bands from punk's early days celebrated Frontier Records' 30th year ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    TGIF: We Can't Wait for Halloween Either, with Franki Doll and the Broken Toys, Dammit Janet, the HorrorPops and DJ Shadow

    ​Today, the big SoCal comic book show that isn't in San Diego-the Long Beach Comic Con-settles in at the convention center, with a performance that evening by Franki Doll and the Broken Toys. Our featured Locals Only artist this week, Franki Doll is clearly all about the frenetic exhibitionism and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    TSOL Singer Jack Grisham: 'That's Right--I'm Supporting the Arts. I Got a Fucking Award For it. I'm An Award-Winning Artist.'

    Danielle Bacher/ OC Weekly​Jack Grisham's life has taken more twists and turns than the PCH. The 49-year-old gained early notoriety as the lead singer of seminal Orange County punk rockers TSOL. After five years fronting the group, Grisham left amid rumors of substance abuse and acrimony from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    T.S.O.L.'s Jack Grisham to Get HB Arts Council Award

    ​Jack Grisham, T.S.O.L.'s vocalist, is set to receive the Distinguished Performing Artist Award from the city of Huntington Beach Arts Council tomorrow. Aside from T.S.O.L, Grisham also performed with the Joykiller, Tender Fury and Jack Grisham and the West Coast Dukes.On his site, Grisham describ ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Farewell, It's Great to Be Back

    Punk Institution TSOL Eschew Rocking Chairs, Choose to Rock

  • Film

    September 21, 2006

    Strange Days Indeed

    The Gipper, Tricky Dick, American Hardcore, The U.S. vs. John Lennon and deja vu all over again

  • Unknown

    July 21, 2005
  • News

    August 28, 2003

    Change Today?

    TSOLs Jack Grisham looks to charge the governors mansion

  • Columns

    August 21, 2003

    This Slaphappy Summer

    Corndogs and Paella in OC; Braunsweiger in the Governors Mansion

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    VH1 Says Were Hip!

    Which means Orange County must be finished

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Weird Paradise

    Steven Blush on the birth of Orange County hardcore

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Accidentally Legit

    Inside Americas most ostentatious, alternative music fest

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Stop Your Gobbin

    Punk rock doc makes the music go bang

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Ressurection Pogo

    TSOL, back from embalmment

  • Features

    November 25, 1999

    I Was Just an Asshole

    Remembering the bad old days with Jack Grisham

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