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The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley. To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over. It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
If Tom Waits and Ella Fitzgerald had a baby, it would be Golden Afternoon. The Huntington Beach band performed a set of unique and creative songs, as well as covers, to an intimate crowd at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on Monday night. The band...
Ska fans, ranging in age from young teenagers to their grandparents' generation, danced at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Saturday as Save the Swim Team performed a short set of original songs and covers. The Huntington Beach band opened up for ska...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Ska (genre), Music, Dance, Entertainment
There's a concert I'm looking forward to nearby in Laguna Beach this Saturday. Thirty years ago, it was seemingly everywhere: the earnest, feathery voice of a soft-spoken Texas balladeer, Christopher Cross. The charts back then featured a galaxy of stars...
Save the Swim Team has already accomplished a lot in its five-year career so far. It's played with bands like Big D and the Kids Table and Reel Big Fish and released a full-length CD. And the members have done it all on their own. The Huntington Beach...
Surf City ska/reggae rockers HB Surround Sound say they have one goal - to be bigger than Aerosmith. With a vivacious stage show and praise from big-name musicians, like Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the quintet is well on its way. Hailing from Huntington...
Tags: Punk (genre), Arts and Culture, Matisyahu, Music, Concerts
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote "The Final Problem" in 1893, it was intended to rid himself of a problem — his increasingly popular sleuth Sherlock Holmes — and allow him to tackle more serious, if less lucrative, literary pursuits. It...
Tags: Arts and Culture
The Huntington Beach Art Center on Friday will open its 14th annual "Centered on the Center" exhibition. As many as 190 artists from Orange County and other parts of Southern California, who represent an array of genres and artistic levels, will be...
firstname.lastname@example.orgMeet Don Giovanni: An arrogant, tricky, sexually promiscuous nobleman. A good swordsman. An amoral killer. Wealthy beyond belief. Meet a few of his “friends”: the Commendatore, an old and respected nobleman who the keeps peace; his daughter,...
Tags: Literature, Arts and Culture, Human Interest, Fiction
Well, where to begin after an episode like that? How about this?: Maybe the least surprising thing in “The Crash” is the discovery that teenage Don Draper lost his virginity to a prostitute. Virtually everything else in “The Crash,&...
CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival can reliably be counted on to offer at least one envelope-pushing genre-tinged exercise, the kind that makes festgoers marvel and shake their head in equal measure. Last year it was ”Holy Motors,&...
CANNES, France--Most of the attention at the Cannes Film Festival this week centers on the big names--Nicolas Refn, Alexander Payne, James Gray. But the springtime cinema gathering can sometimes makes room for someone a little different. Someone, say,...
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