I recently had a chance to kick it for a bit with Alex Hernandez, he of the legendary Alex's Bar in Long Beach, home to True Blood's Fangtasia and some of the best underground bands and punk legends this side of, well, anywhere at this point. He was sitting at the bar, testing the cocktails ma ... More >>
Sarah Dougherty Los Angeles buzz band He's My Brother, She's My Sister joined the ranks of True Blood and Tenacious D and filmed their new music video for "Same Old Ground" at Alex's Bar in Long Beach on Tuesday. The song from their latest album "Nobody Dances In This Town" came to life thanks to a ... More >>
When yours truly flubbed the description of promotional episodes of The Walking Dead that rolled on AMC in July (I know: a mistake? Me?), this zombie-headed blogger was quickly called to task for "sloppy reporting" by Zombie Apocalypse Monthly. But "The Monthly Magazine Covering All Things Zombie" h ... More >>
Scroll down for the latest update...ORIGINAL POST, SEPTEMBER 3, 10:18 P.M.: Later today, in an Orange County Superior Court courtroom, Anaheim City Council candidate Steve Lodge is going to face off against longtime Anaheim activist Cynthia Ward over whether Lodge can use his paternal birth name "Ch ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Anaheim duo Traci and Patrick Medeiros-Bagan rock the DIY circuit with their crocheted masterpieces
On Sunday, Mad Men is going to be back on AMC for its fifth season. A week after, our favorite HBO show, Game of Thrones, will begin its second season. In honor of TV intros that stick in our heads and incite a Pavlovian response in us all (seriously, when I hear the Game of Thrones intro I start ... More >>
With the Turkey Day semi-holiday upon us (news never sleeps, cabrones), I'm finally able to whittle through months of back issues--finished the Esquire with Justin Timberlake on it, Reason with Rand Paul, the Harper's featuring a hilarious Thomas Frank essay on the popularity of self-help books, ... More >>
The mascot for this legendary column, at right, isn't taken from the archives of the Orange County Ku Klux Klan but rather dates to the 1930s, to San Diego's vibrant Klucker scene. His most famous cameo is in the intro to the HBO series, True Blood, used as visible proof of the Klan's depravity ( ... More >>
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[Locals Only] This all-girl trio make Joan Jett proud
Long Beach Comic Con, to be held this Halloween weekend, already has the costume party down--but the fact that there are a ton of exclusives launching this weekend makes it the best place to be to scare and be scared.1. The Walking DeadAMC will launch the TV series The Walking Dead  ... More >>
The Chance's 'The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?' explores what happens when a seemingly decent man falls for the udder woman
IDW, HBO/David MessinaLast Sunday, True Blood closed out another bug-fuck crazy season. Fans are forced to wait until next year to find out what's next for Sookie, Bill, Eric and company. Of course, if you're as addicted to the True Blood universe as a were-panther strung out on meth, you pr ... More >>
If there is one area of Southern California more prone to white supremacism than OC, it's San Diego, better know as Klan Diego. It's from our dumber neighbors to the south that legendary white supremacist Pete Wilson--err, Tom Metzger--created White Aryan Resistance, where the San Diego Minutemen ... More >>
Batman image: DC/Mike AllredLost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>
San Diego Comic-Con is a week away, but it's not too early to start strategizing about what you should see when you're there. Especially if you've seen the size of the event's program schedule.But there's no reason to battle eye strain. We've put together a list of the 10 comic-related events to ... More >>
Katy Perry fires the first volley of Boob War in this screen shot from her "California Gurls" videoIn the past week, Katy Perry has claimed the summer as hers. Not with the inexplicable success of her single "California Gurls," nor her inexplicable romance with the inexplicably charming Russell ... More >>
IncubusBrandon Boyd, center: surfer. Other guys: irrelevant. Did you know surf needed saving? No? Do you like famous people? Yes? Well, one out of two isn't bad when it comes to reasons to show up to the SURF 24 festival in Huntington Beach on June 19 and 20.
International Surfing Day is on June 19, so the folks over at Project Save Our Surf are hosting a two day festival called SURF 24, at Huntington Beach on June 19.
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