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Merle Haggard

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    The Best Hip-Hop Stripper Anthems

    The allure of an exotic dancer can be irresistible, and nothing screams, "I want to make it last forever...or just for the night" like penning a song dedicated to the craft of poppin' that thang. Whether you make it rain with dollars or make it hail with quarters (cheap bastards), the sultry shaking ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014

    Ink N Iron Fest

    Queen Mary

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove

  • Film

    June 27, 2013
  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Friday, March 29DSTVVBurger Records Self-proclaimed "industrial grungegaze" trio DSTVV have been garnering attention in the indie music blog circuit with only a handful of songs that permeate through your ear canals with their lo-fi vocals, fuzzy guitar and distorted synthesizer. Hailing from San ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2013

    Speedbuggy

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Iris DeMent: Ass-Kicking, Outlaw Country Singer Talks Growing Up in OC

    See Also:*Duran Duran Speaks: John Taylor Says Twitter Helped Bring Their Fanbase Back to the '80s.*Jesca Hoop on Her New Album and Returning to California*Hopscotch: Downtown Fullerton's New Beer and Whiskey Joint Also Serves Hillbilly TunesMaybe it'd be a little crass to start this out by talking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Merle Haggard at the City National Bank Grove of Anaheim, Feb. 29, 2012

    ​Merle Haggard City National Bank Grove of Anaheim Feb. 29, 2012 Throughout his 74 years, Merle Haggard has seen it all. From his stint in prison as a teen to hard living to dealing with bankruptcy in the early '90s to his recent comeback, Haggard has dealt with every obstacle and seen everything ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Pickin' With the Knitters

    Drummer DJ Bonebrake on how this X/the Blasters side project made it cool for punk rockers to like country

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011

    Merle Haggard

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Crazy Horse Brought Back to Life in West Covina...Again

    Not this Crazy Horse​According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Crazy Horse nightclub is set to reopen at the West Covina location it's called home since 2007. The Crazy Horse had moved to West Covina from Irvine Spectrum. It originated in Santa Ana in the 1980s and 1990s, and was considered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    5 Requests to Drunkenly Yell Out to John Doe at Detroit Bar Sunday Night

    Autumn De Wilde/Yep Roc RecordsJohn Doe, poor little X front man, on the road . . . to Detroit Bar.​I still remember the day the Knitters' LP Poor Little Critters On the Road landed on the desk holding my outstretched legs in a Southern California newsroom in the mid-1980s. "What in tarnation is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011

    John Doe

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The White Buffalo At Detroit Bar Last Night

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe White BuffaloDecember 14, 2010Detroit BarNot much is known or written about singer-songwriter, The White Buffalo. Just finding his real name is difficult.But to those who know his music or have heard him play, they're sold. The following isn't great, but it's growin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Issue 100 for 'L.A. Record' is Out; Celebrate With Free Download

    ​L.A. Record has much to celebrate this weekend, which is why head honcho and OC Weekly contributor Chris Ziegler gifts you with not just a mix tape to celebrate the 100th issue of L.A. Record (check it here or download it here), but also a closing party in downtown LA tomorrow. In the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Orange Bits: Runner Runner, Cypress Hill, Avi Buffalo

    Runner Runner: Good promo pic, or the best?​This week, no one wrote about Orange County music. Well, some people did. But less than usual. Step it up, blogosphere...

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    5 Songs So Stupid, Natasha Leggero Can't Believe It's Considered Music

    ​Natasha Leggero has been hitting the stand-up scene for years while maintaining ample face time on such favorites as Chelsea Lately, Reno 911, and voicing Callie Maggotbone on Ugly Americans. It's no wonder Natasha was tapped to be a judge on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing--this woman ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC Music Awards Keep It Together

    [Mental Notes] Also, Stacy Clark signs to Vanguard

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year! Here's the Hangover Playlist

    Head's on fire. Stomach turns. Bruises in the oddest places. Who's that stranger snoring on my sofa? Happy New Year's! The day when we all try to put together the pieces from the previous night's debauchery. Here are some songs to help you nurse that world-class hangover.Flickr user Sebastian-DarioC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Happy New Year! Here's the Hangover Playlist

    Head's on fire. Stomach turns. Bruises in the oddest places. Who's that stranger snoring on my sofa? Happy New Year's! The day when we all try to put together the pieces from the previous night's debauchery. Here are some songs to help you nurse that world-class hangover.Flickr user Sebastian-DarioC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Saturday Night: Iris DeMent at Cal State Long Beach

    ​Saturday Night: Iris DeMent at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach; September 26, 2009. Better Than: Plenty!Iris DeMent is country because in the country is where you still find things living tough and wild; tonight she wore a polka-do ... More >>

  • Music

    September 3, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: Merle Haggard, Not Much Else

    Er, yeah. Apparently even our local live music venues are still recovering from the holidays, as the only on-sale date of note I could find is Merle Haggard at the Grove of Anaheim on Feb. 5. But as far as solitary announcements, that's pretty good. It's the Hag! Country legend! And his show schedul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Merle Haggard Show at the Grove Canceled

    Merle Haggard's concert at the Grove of Anaheim, scheduled for Dec. 4, has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. The official line is the show was scrapped due to "health issues;" the beloved country legend had surgery this Monday to remove a cancerous growth from his right ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Feelin' It

    David Serby & the Sidewinders

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Independence Day

    Ten great CDs that will blow you away no matter your definition

  • Unknown

    June 16, 2005
  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Corn Dont Go

    I See Hawks in L.A. grow it organically

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    'We Saw the Truth That Day'

    Johnny Cash was kindness from a dirt-floor perspective

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Proclaim This

    More than a decade after walking 500 miles, the Proclaimers save pop rock with Born Innocent

  • Columns

    February 19, 2004

    How Will We Know?

    Only our vaginas know for sure!

  • Unknown

    February 27, 2003
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    January 17, 2002
  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    How Theyll Destroy the OC Fair

    Secret weapon: Tanya Tucker

  • Columns

    June 14, 2001
  • Columns

    May 10, 2001

    Dont Come Back Dead

    Local bands invade Kern County

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Bastards of Young

    Insurgent country terrorizes Anaheim!

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Trout Fishing in America

    And Merle Haggard death-watching in Irvine

  • Music

    August 3, 2000
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    July 6, 2000

    G'bye, Merrill

    Mouring the loss of a rockabilly pioneer

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Kick Out the Jams!

    A flood of seriously good new roots CDs

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Patty Booker, singer/

    songwriter, massage therapist, cleaning person, seamstress, mother, grandmother. Whatever it takes to keep doing what I want to do and not be subject to some power-hungry boss who jerks people around or some company that makes promises it doesnt keep. Id

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Whats This Crap?!

    Arturo Sandoval, please come home!

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    The 90s Didnt Suck

    Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    The Gaff Is Back

    And he's brought his Cold Hard Facts, too

  • Features

    August 20, 1998
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