Frank Ruffino, the guitarist for China White, is in serious trouble. Recently released from the hospital after months in intensive care, the Huntington Beach axeman braces for a miracle.
About four years ago, the 51-year-old was diagnosed with liver problems, a biproduct of years of hard drinking, ... More >>
To a lot of people, you could say former Doll Hut owner Linda Jemison is one of OC's unsung patron saints of punk rock. The owner of the legendary--now extinct--punk club ran the place from 1989 to 2001 with a tough, mother hen ownership style that helped define the place during its heyday. As of ye ... More >>
As OC Weekly print readers nearing Medicare age know, your humble servant contributed a weekly news digest column called A Clockwork Orange, which some allege was a precursor to Navel Gazing. Remnants still exist somewhere on the webby-nets and in my garage.Well, I am happy to report that some Holly ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>
Javier CabralEager line waiting outside Alex's BarTo those who didn't consider punk rock to be "just a phase" in high school, last Friday night at Alex's bar was somewhat of a
culmination. The Grim, the Dickies and the Adolescents--all local, monumental
'80s bands that started playing just a li ... More >>
Photo by John GilhooleyJerry Roach is not dead.Controversy and the Cuckoo's Nest--it's as if Jerry Roach
never left us.
But many assumed the owner of the former Costa Mesa punk rock club had left
"People thought I was dead," he tells me with a chuckle.