Archive | December, 2012

Anaheim: A Year End Reflection…

31. December 2012

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Friends, family and allies of Theresa Smith gathered outside the Walmart parking lot of Anaheim Plaza on December 11 to mark the anniversary of the death of her son Caesar Cruz. Three years ago, the 35 year-old father of five’s life ended in a hailstorm of bullets at that very location when Anaheim police opened […]

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[Shelf Life] Punk Rock: An Oral History by John Robb

31. December 2012

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Punk is best known for its abrasive, speed-driven take on rock that forever changed the music world. The evolution of the innovation in England is chronicled by musician and journalist John Robb whose exhaustive work Punk Rock: An Oral History has finally been presented to readers here across the puddle thanks to PM Press.  The […]

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[Spare Notes] ‘No Colored Flowers’ by Endz

27. December 2012

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All the flowers can be cut, as the late poet Pablo Neruda reminds, but the coming of spring can not be detained. That same relentless spirit alluded to permeates No Colored Flowers, the latest collection of songs from Orange-based rapper Endz that dropped down the chimney for free on Christmas. It’s not only the follow […]

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OC Weekly: 2012 ‘Adiós Motherfuckers’ Year in Review!

27. December 2012

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From Navel Gazing’s post machine Matt Coker: “Keeping up with this crazy county of ours through the dead-tree issue is fine in a sopping-up-chin-latte-at-the-coffeehouse kind of way, but for the full story on the really real OC, you need to plug in that power sucker in your backpack or pocket (no, not the rocket), cue […]

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Hip Hop Xmas Stocking Stuffers!

26. December 2012

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It’s the day after Christmas and maybe you didn’t really get what you wanted. Luckily a lot of locally grown hip hop heads gifted their fans with new releases for that recession proof price of…free! Starting it off on Christmas Eve was the 12 Beats of Christmas featuring holiday remixes by OC/LA producers like 4th […]

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