Ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona was found not guilty of multiple conspiracy counts and one witness tampering count in Santa Ana federal court on 1/16, but he was still found guilty of another witness tampering count. According to federal prosecutors, 53-year-old Carona faces a sentence of zero to 10 years in prison on that count after a yet-to-be scheduled sentencing hearing.
The night's assault at Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar began with duo Magic Mirrors (myspace.com/magicmirrorss) and continued with 60 Watt Kid and Ariel Pink. DJ Heru John Basil filled the void between sets, 1/15.
The second installment of the OC Music Awards Showcase at Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar on 1/13. Live performances from the Sweet Sweet Things, Aushua, Venus Infers and Stereofix bring out the best crowds and a veritable Who's Who of the Orange County music scene.
Every week the OC Weekly's music blog, Heard Mentality, highlights a local club night and sends a photographer to shoot the mayhem. This week it was Compound Christmas with DJs Brian Thomas and JP at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on 12/27. Read the club pick here.
Fever Dragon shoots the metal gods still dealing with the unfortunate reputation of being whiny bitches—about Napster, each other, pretty much everything else—now struggling to do all that they can to move back onto a plane of rocking respectability (their latest album, Death Magnetic, helpi...