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cover child pornography in the normal course of serving a computer, phone or tablet, we have an obligation to contact law enforcement,” he said, calling such policy “the right thing to do.” But evidence demonstrates company employees routinely snooped for the agency, contemplated “writing a software program” specifically to aid the FBI in rifling through its customers’ computers without probable cause for any crime that had been committed, and were “under the direction and control of the FBI.” Multiple agency memoranda underscore the coziness with Best Buy, including one that stated, “The Louisville Division has maintained [a] close liaison with the Greek Squad management in an effort to glean case initiations and to support the division’s Computer Intrusion and Cyber Crime programs.” These latest revelations are the result of the work of James D. Riddet, the San Clemente-based defense attorney representing Rettenmaier. The doctor, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, is fighting allegations he knowingly possessed child pornography after the Geek Squad claimed it found an illicit image on a Hewlett Packard computer he left with the company for repair in 2011. U.S. Department of Justice officials filed criminal charges the following year. But the case has been in legal limbo while U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney considers Riddet’s contentions of

outrageous government conduct. In 2016, the defense lawyer claimed the FBI made Best Buy an unofficial wing of the agency by incentivizing Geek Squad employees to dig through customers’ computers, paying $500 each time they found evidence that could launch criminal cases. There are also technical weaknesses in the agency’s pursuit of Rettenmaier. Just weeks before his arrest, federal judges ruled in a notable separate matter that child porn found on a computer’s unallocated space couldn’t be used to win a possession conviction because there is almost no way to learn who placed it there, who viewed it, or when or why it was deleted. Cynthia Kayle, a lead agent working against Rettenmaier, knew Geek Squad informants had found the image in unallocated space, which is only accessible via highly specialized computerintrusion tools the doctor didn’t possess. Agents won a magistrate judge’s permission to advance the case by failing to advise him of those facts and falsified an official time line to hide warrantless searches, according to the defense lawyer. Brown disputes any law-enforcement wrongdoing. But the government’s case took more blows in January. During a pretrial hearing, five years into the matter, Riddet asked Carney to take his first look at the image found on his client’s device, pointing out the picture does not depict sex or show genitals. The lawyer then questioned agent Tracey Riley, who retreated from her

original, case-launching stance that the image—known as “9yoJenny”—was definitely child pornography to “not exactly” child porn. Under questioning, experts for both the defense and the government testified that it’s not only possible for files from the internet to land on a computer without the owner’s knowledge, but that it also frequently happens. Riddet wants Carney to suppress the evidence and dismiss the case. “The FBI’s internal documentation of its relationship with its informants and the correspondence between the FBI and its informants suggest a joint venture to ferret out child porn,” he told the judge on March 1. “Accordingly, Geek Squad City (GSC) is a government entity and its employees’ searches are warrantless government searches in violation of the Fourth Amendment. . . . There was a total of eight FBI informants in GSC’s datarecovery department at various times.” Carney faces what could be a monumental ruling with nationwide implications. This Republican judge and former UCLA football player has been known to ridicule law-enforcement tactics when he considers them unethical. If he doesn’t accept Riddet’s stance, a trial is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 6 in Santa Ana. RSCOTTMOXLEY@OCWEEKLY.COM

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n intimidating security guard stands outside the door of the Sanctuary in Santa Ana, one of the city’s 14 unlicensed medical-marijuana dispensaries. It’s 7:10 p.m. on Jan. 26, a winter moon is rising in the sky, and the temperature has sunk into the low 50s. Fluorescent lights flicker in the parking lot as people filter inside the building. “This is our showroom,” says Ryan (not his real name), the owner of the Sanctuary, pointing to a door on his left as he passes it. “The event is in our backroom.” Making a quick left and cutting through the waiting room, Ryan leads us to another door. We enter a cavernous, closed-down barroom that’s been transformed into a man cave, complete with guys playing pool and a cardboard cutout of a life-sized, busty blonde wearing a Budweiser cheerleading outfit. A grayish-white haze hangs thickly from the ceiling, and the unmistakable, sour aroma of cannabis floods the room. A group of men ranging in age from their early 20s to early 40s sit around a table in the center of the room. They are passing around several enormous blunts: cannabis wrapped in tobacco leaves—essentially weed cigars. To the left is a bar stocked with cookies, water and soda, but not a drop of alcohol. Vendors have lined up dab rigs and are showcasing their best waxes, shatters and rosins—a type of resin that uses a solventless, heat-and-pressure extraction process that squeezes resinous sap from nugs. A 5-month-old Pitbull named Popeye wanders around the room, moseying from person to person, sniffing their toes in greeting. “Welcome to Weed for Warriors,” says a tall, muscular man with light hair. “My name is Kris Lewandowski, and I helped start the Orange County chapter.” Here in the ruins of what was once Orange County’s diviest of dive bars, the Bobkin in Santa Ana, the Weed for Warriors Project is holding its first meetup. Nearly 40 veterans have traveled here from San Diego, Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Long Beach, Dana Point and everywhere in between. Getting the chapter started was no easy task. According to Lewandowski, it took him close to 18 months to find a place large enough to host this size turnout and where members can medicate on-site. “There are literally no places in Orange County that are willing to accommodate us,” says Lewandowski, a San Juan Capistrano resident, as he looks around the room at veterans laughing, medicating and hanging out. “It took me forever to find this place. [Ryan] apologized, saying that he wished the room was set up better, but honestly, this place is great. It’s so nice compared to some of the places we stayed overseas. The most important thing is that he made it possible for all of us to come together.” Bringing veterans together and creating a place of community is the guiding mission of the Weed for Warriors Project. Kevin Richardson, a Marine Corps veteran, founded the project 10 years ago after leaving the military for a career in government contracting. “I was facing a lot of demons during that time,” he says. “I was drinking a lot and basically having problems around my disabilities and PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder]. . . . There’s a mindset that comes with how the military trains us, and it’s really hard to adjust when you’re no longer in a military environment because no one understands you. You go from having power to having none, and that makes you feel worthless and lonely.” To deal with chronic pain and depression, Rich-

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ardson was taking a daily cocktail of Norcos and Percocets, courtesy of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In April 2014, he attempted suicide with pharmaceuticals and liquor. “I ended up taking around 75-plus pain killers,” he says. “I don’t know how much I drank, but I blew a 400 on the Breathalyzer test they gave me, which is really, really high. . . . I went off by myself, and I was going to let myself die.” A Marine friend he had met in a PTSD class happened to call him to see how he was doing. When Richardson answered the phone, his friend instantly knew he was in a bad place. “My voice was slurring and I told him what I’d done,” he says. “He made me tell him where I was. . . . When he finally got to me, I was out.” Richardson’s friend rushed him to the hospital. “I stayed in the ICU for four days. They forced me to go into the mental ward, even though I didn’t want to, and I spent another couple of days in there. It was bad. They couldn’t handle me—I was on steroids and weighed about 290 pounds. I was a total animal in there.” Growing up, Richardson used to smoke weed, but he’d gone years without touching the herb. After coming home from the psychiatric ward, however, the same veteran who saved his life re-acquainted him with cannabis. The Marine vet gave him a 100 milligram THC capsule and a 180 milligram cookie. “After years of taking nearly 20 Norcos a day, I was like, ‘What is this tiny capsule and cookie going to do?’” Richardson had no idea how powerful the high would be: “280 milligrams isn’t a great dosage for someone’s first time,” he recalls, laughing. But Richardson stuck with it. The friend who saved his life introduced him to other veterans who used marijuana for PTSD and other disabilities. He credits it with nothing less than saving his life. He began to think about what a positive impact marijuana might have for other veterans if they could relax and medicate in the company of likeminded people. Thus was born the idea for the Weed for Warriors Project. “Having that camaraderie is everything,” Richardson says. “Just from hanging out with other vets, I noticed I was becoming a better person and father. I wasn’t as angry all the time anymore. . . . Vets have had to go through an entire mindset shift in order to be successful warriors and fight, and when you are plunged back into the civilian world after everything you’ve seen and been through, [it’s] an alternate reality.” Richardson switched from using pills to microdosing with cannabis to treat his PTSD and other ailments, and he no longer feels numb all day. “Earlier this week, I rode on the carousel at Chuck E. Cheese with my 3-year-old son—and I’m 6-foot-5. I barely fit,” says Richardson, chuckling. “It’s fun for him and funny for me, and I don’t care what anybody thinks. If I was still on pills, I probably would have been on the couch.” Launched in January 2015, Weed for Warriors is primarily a collaboration between three U.S. Marine veterans: Richardson; CEO Sean Kiernan; and Mark Carrillo, director of chapter development and operations. And the project has spread, with 13 chapters in California, plus one each in Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Australia. “I cry at almost every meeting because I so understand what these vets feel,” says Richardson. “I’ve been there. I had a guy cry to me, saying that he came out from Kentucky because he has no one, and Weed for Warriors gives him hope. I spoke to a Vietnam vet just the other day, and he told me going to our meetups makes him feel young again. It hurts to know vets are suffering, which is why we had to start Weed for Warriors.”

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n June 2014, Lewandowski was living in Oklahoma, where, while awaiting official discharge from the military, he was required to teach field artillery classes. To treat a severe onset of PTSD, Lewandowski was cultivating six cannabis plants in his home, as it was the only medicine that didn’t have adverse side effects for him. But after an argument about having them in the house, his wife, Whitney, destroyed one of the plants. Lewandowski grabbed a knife, and Whitney fled with her kids to her neighbors’ house. The cops arrived and discovered the plants. As the Weekly reported last year, police charged Lewandowski with cultivating marijuana, and he now faces a potential life sentence in an Oklahoma prison. (See Nick Schou’s

dowski has since become an activist for Weed for Warriors. “Cannabis doesn’t make me shit rainbows,” Lewandowski says. “But it’s given me back my life and the ability to work through my problems. I was barely holding on when I was on pharmaceuticals. Weed for Warriors is a reason to get out of the house. . . . They’ve also helped so much when it comes to the realm of my case. Without them, everything would be different.” Lewandowski is in a fascinating position. If he’s found not guilty in Oklahoma—a state that maintains archaic cannabis-prohibition laws—Lewandowski could potentially alter the future of cannabis in the United States. “Kris facing life in prison for six marijuana plants is proof that there’s a big problem with the government in this country,” says Matthew Pappas, Orange County cannabis attorney assisting Lewandowski. “But his case could make a lot of

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changes nationwide if it goes well, especially in regard to the issues revolving around veterans and cannabis.” Samuel Grosso is a 30-year-old Marine Corps veteran who lives in Capistrano Beach. Originally from Washington, he joined the military after high school in August 2005. Following his discharge four years later, he has experienced overwhelming stress and anxiety, making going out and socializing extremely difficult. Before Orange County opened a chapter, Grosso traveled to Los Angeles, San Diego and all over Southern California to attend Weed for Warriors meetups. “Weed for Warriors has given me a community when there wasn’t,” says Grosso, whose hippie-like sartorial choices and eclectic energy makes him stand out among other veterans. “It’s created medicine when I didn’t have it, and it also gave

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me hope when there was none. It’s so healing for me to connect with other veterans in a safe place to talk about life and things where no one is drunk. It’s definitely a magical thing.” Although Grosso uses cannabis daily to maintain his overall mental health, he has discovered another profound plant medicine—psilocybin mushrooms—which has curbed his PTSD symptoms, particularly depression, and has essentially eliminated the suffocating anxiety that has stuck with

stress from war is so heavy,” Grosso says. “It stays with you and consumes you. Using mushrooms has basically made the stress evaporate. They’ve helped me realize that I’m actually really lucky because I’m loved and I can love back, and that’s powerful. They’ve helped me sort through the pain and the trauma because what you see in war—it’s a mortal sin; it’s the evilest shit. But they helped me realize everything is going to be okay.” Grosso knew going to the VA and taking a laundry list of meds every day wasn’t going to end well, which is why he leans on cannabis and mushrooms to maintain his mental health and wellness. “I know

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the VA doesn’t have my best interest or my health in mind. . . . The pharmaceuticals they want to put me on are such high risk compared to cannabis or mushrooms,” he says. The pain medications typically prescribed by VA doctors are not only addictive, but also act as Band-Aids that do nothing to cure the underlying trauma or ailment. According to data the Center for Investigative Reporting obtained in 2013 through a Freedom of Information Act request, the overprescription of four potent opiates—hydrocodone, oxycodone, methodone and morphine—surged 270 percent between 2001 and 2013, directly


happen at every meeting, it’s a lot more fun for vets when they can. “The only people really doing anything for vets are other vets,” says Pappas. “No one else cares to help because it doesn’t affect them if veterans suffer or don’t have a place to go, and that’s a massive problem.”

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t the Weed for Warriors meeting on Jan. 26, the cloud of smoke from nearly 40 medicating veterans is so thick that it’s nearly impossible to see from one side of the old dive bar to the other. “We’re having a dab contest,” explains a pair of vendors sitting toward the back of the room. Popeye the Pitbull sits at the end of the table, observing. Lewandowski and Richardson recline in chairs next to each other, each ready to take the crown as the dab king. “Ready, set . . . dab!” The vets surround Lewandowski and Richardson, who inhale cannabis concentrate. Richardson starts to cough profusely and stretches back in his chair, backing away from the rig in defeat. “Ooohhhh,” one of the vets yells to Richardson. “It’s because you’ve been working on your abs and not your dabs.” Lewandowski breaks his smoking stride and begins to cough and laugh, as the entire room erupts in laughter. As another set of vets sit down for their turns to dab, the two men smile at each other and fist bump—a sign of their mutual respect, a gesture of their brotherhood.

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cannabis as a way for the state to make money—not to ensure that everyone has access. “Veterans are going to be forced to go back to the black market or go back to using opiates because the new tax is going to make it far too expensive for most veterans,” Kiernan says. “Obviously going to the black market is substantially better for their health, but it’s going to come at a risk. It’s going to get a lot of them in trouble with the law. Nobody thought about how this was going to affect us. Veterans are going to die because of this. Entanglements with police are going to happen, and people— veterans—are still going to go to jail for using and buying cannabis.” In Orange County, the new regulatory framework is also the basis for a lawsuit between the Measure BB-compliant dispensaries in Santa Ana and 14 rogue ones. Last month, the licensed facilities formed an alliance and sued the rogue medical-marijuana dispensaries in hopes of shutting them down for good. By doing that, however, Weed for Warriors Orange County will no longer have a place to hold meetups. “It took Kris months to find a location in Orange County that worked,” says Carillo, who helps to organize chapters on the national level. “But honestly, that’s the hardest part about what we do—finding a consistent location is almost impossible. In San Jose, we’ve changed locations maybe 10 times.” Although smoking cannabis doesn’t

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ardson, breaks down into three phases. The first is to raise awareness of why Weed for Warriors exists, which is to stop the overmedication of veterans and lower the suicide rate. The second phase is to build out the chapters, and according to Richardson, that’s currently where they are. The last phase is to infiltrate veterans into the cannabis industry so Weed for Warriors can bring in a constant revenue stream to support hospitals, living environments and build a Weed for Warriors headquarters. “Screw the VA,” he says. “We’ll employ vets, get them into grows, get them jobs and into businesses. We’ll provide much better support than the VA.” Despite veterans being propped up as heroes by government officials, the media and Hollywood, the reality is that once they leave military service, many veterans feel all but abandoned when it comes to their material, medical and psychological needs. “We’ve treated veterans like shit for decades in this country,” says Jennifer McGrath, a former Huntington Beach city attorney who now works with Pappas handling cannabis cases. “We’re the ones who’ve put them through hell. I have such a big problem with that. They deserve so much more than wanting to kill themselves or being thrown in jail because we can’t figure out the best way to take care of them.” Unfortunately, the future of regulated cannabis doesn’t look so bright for veterans. Proposition 64 is designed to use

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contributing to drug abuse, addiction and suicide among vets. Both Richardson and Kiernan say they contemplated suicide after being prescribed a regimen of pharmaceuticals. “Being put on so many pills threw me for a loop,” says Kiernan. “They made me suicidal. Cannabis made me a normal person again and helped me integrate back into society and be a normal part of the family. But the VA doesn’t support cannabis use, so a lot of vets don’t know there’s an alternative.” According to the VA’s Suicide Prevention Program’s statistics, an average of 20 veterans died from suicide every day in 2014. More alarming is that veterans accounted for 18 percent of all deaths from suicide among U.S. adults in 2014— even though veterans only constitute 8.5 percent of the total U.S. population. “[The numbers] understate the extent of the crisis facing veterans because the official data is only being collected from 21 states,” Richardson argues. “One-third of the data isn’t being accounted for because the coroner didn’t write down some suicides. For example, if someone crashes into another car or drives off the side of the road and dies, it’s not counted as a suicide. It’s ruled as an accident. But a guy in my unit drove his car off the side of the freeway and smashed into another car and died. . . . He did it on purpose, without a doubt.” The five-year plan to address this problem via cannabis, according to Rich-

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This Friday night, you can party with the sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific with this special nighttime event where coffee and booze make those lifeless black dolls’ eyes seem warm and even lovable and where you can even reach out and touch a shark or two, depending on the whims of your (and their) personality. If you’ve never pet a shark, the Aquarium provides not only an opportunity for contact, but also the education and context necessary to appreciate a shark’s finer qualities, too. And if that’s not enough, you can have a glass of wine to get your nerve up. Plus, enjoy seeing other sharks too intimidating or just too standoffish to pet, as well as an assortment of rays, the most adorable low-polygon creatures in the sea. Shark Lagoon Nights at Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, (562) 590-3100; www.aquariumofthepacific.org. 6 p.m. Free. —CHRIS ZIEGLER

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Train Keeps A-Rollin’ Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock

Whether by one of his slower, more lonesome tracks such as “Cow Cow Boogie” or one of his upbeat, Western-swing ditties such as “Tulsa,” Wayne “The Train” Hancock proves to be a tried-and-true honky-tonk country hero akin to a 1930s-era Grand Ole Opry radio star. Hancock’s distinctive voice and penchant for melancholy song travelogues tug at a peculiar place in your heart and are best paired with a glass of bourbon in hand. Old Wayne’s latest album, Slingin’ Rhythm, keeps up with his brand of juke joint swing etched with steel guitar and hillbilly boogie. Along with rockabilly heavy hitter Big Sandy, expect a full night of riveting Americana and country flavor. Wayne “The Train” Hancock with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys at Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; www. donthebeachcomber.com. 8 p.m. $25-$45. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Lovely Rita Rita Moreno

Icon Rita Moreno is one of only 12 performers to have won the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards), as well as the only one of those 12 who charged her way into the hearts of children all over the world with eccentric and entertaining characters on The Electric Company. From West Side Story to “Hey, you guuuuys!”, Moreno is a bona-fide national treasure who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. Come hear this extraordinary singer and actress reminisce about her remarkable stage and screen career—and maybe even dish the dirt on her famous romances with Marlon Brando and Elvis Presley, the latter of whom she dated only to make Brando jealous. Hashtag: Queen. Rita Moreno at Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University, 1 University Way, Orange, (844) 626-8726; www.muscocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. $25-$65. —SR DAVIES [FESTIVALS]

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Hold on to your wigs!The “blonde from beyond,” Lady Bunny, comes barreling through Orange County to delight us with her latest show,Trans-Jester! Be warned:This performance is not for the faint of heart. Get ready for a dazzling evening of sex jokes, crass humor and X-rated song renditions—it’s filthy in the best way possible. Don’t miss her one-night-only, hour-long act; we recommend splurging for the VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet. Lady Bunny at VLVT Lounge, 416 W. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 664-0663; www.velvetoc. com. 7 p.m. $39.99-$74.99. —ERIN DEWITT

Next to Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis is the second-most screened silent film in these parts, and it’s easy to see why. Lang’s dreary world of heavily mechanized society, heartless aristocrats and robotic doppelgangers was a crucial commentary on the ongoing industrialization of the time,

and Fritz just wanted an understanding between the “head and the heart”—or engineering and humanity—to exist in society (wonder what ol’ Fritz would think of this century, eh?). Enjoy the full extended version at a matinee screening today, with organist Peter Richard Conte performing the score live. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis at Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787; www.scfta.org. 3 p.m. $10-$50. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Back when surfing was a young sport and not the highly corporate to-do it is today, surfers gathered together to stoke their passions for big waves, wipeouts and surf wax. The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in San Clemente commemorates the history and backstory behind some of these clubs, based locally and out of Hawaii, some of which—such as the “Club of the Waves” Hui Nalu crew and the Outrigger Canoe Club— are still very much active today. Participating clubs were given a space to display their own histories. Walk through the different exhibits and vote for your favorite, the winner of which will be announced in June! “Surf Club” at Surfing Heritage & Culture Center, 110 Calle Iglesias, San Clemente, (949) 388-0313; www.surfingheritage. org. 11 a.m. Through June 10. $5.

The last time the Growlers played a hometown gig, let’s just say the results were less than sterling. Not because of their set, but rather the logistical nightmare and hoopla surrounding the last edition of Beach Goth. So, it shouldn’t surprise too many fans that the band have shifted from playing their longtime home base of the Observatory, with which they’re currently entangled in a lawsuit, to the glistening new House of Blues. Though it won’t be the spectacle of Beach Goth, there’s no doubt the Growlers will bring their A-game, as their local shows have become stuff of legend. The Growlers at the House of Blues, 400 Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 7782583; www.houseofblues.com. 8 p.m. $30. —DANIEL KOHN

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Two things that couldn’t be less relatable unless you made them the center of a bad B movie: clowns and aliens. But in the case of Eli Simon’s production Clown Aliens, clowns are less the scary villains trying to wreak havoc on human mortals and actually peace-loving strangers just trying to get along with everyone. The play revolves around a family of clowns from outer space relocating to Earth who encounter hatred and bigotry as they try to assimilate into American life. With a funky orchestral score composed by Vincent Olivieri, Clown Aliens could be the outer space allegorical play we’ve been looking for. Clown Aliens at Claire Trevor Theatre, UC Irvine, 4002 Mesa Rd., Irvine, (949) 8242787; www.arts.uci.edu. 7:30 p.m. Through March 19. $11-$15. —AIMEE MURILLO

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A modern classic if ever there was one, Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands will screen as part of the Laguna Art Museum’s “Film Night” series.The movie that inspired the middle-school romantic fantasies of HotTopic-styled Goth kids everywhere offers a chance to see both Johnny Depp and Burton at their finest, before their careers took a downturn (albeit for very different reasons). As with any limited screening, you’ll probably want to reserve your seat in advance to guarantee you won’t be left out in the cold, or just spend the evening there since it’ll be more fun than visiting Burbank in real life any day. Edward Scissorhands at Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971; www.lagunaartmuseum. org. 7 p.m. Free with museum admission ($5-$7). Reservations recommended. —JOSH CHESLER

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Signs of the Times

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Kirsten Childs’ Obie award-winning The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin makes its way to the Cal State Long Beach stage for an extended run of performances this March. Directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams, this topical, uplifting musical is full of humor and satire, with an empowering female lead. The timely production centers on a young black actress named Viveca and her quest for Broadway success, as well as her personal struggles from the tumultuous 1960s through the ’00s. Viveca’s cheery bravado and optimism is continually tested by racism, misogyny and painful reminders of whitecentric beauty standards that continually drive her to question her own worth and identity. The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Cal State Long Beach Theatre Arts, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 985-5526; web.csulb.edu. 8 p.m. Through March 25. $20-$25. —AIMEE MURILLO

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And in my opinion, when it comes to fried chicken, there’s no greater cardinal sin. I left the restaurant discouraged. I still had one more trip planned, and if the server/ hostess was right about the fried chicken, it wasn’t looking too good for Mr. G’s. Added to this was that the meatball appetizer was chewy and the apple-crisp dessert tasted as though it had been reheated. It didn’t help that visions of Pirozzi’s heavenly meatball and Farmhouse’s marvelous hot-out-of-the-oven apple crisp were still fresh in my brain. A few days later, while looking over the menu at dinner, I told my date I was considering the filet mignon. “You’re not going to try the roulade?” she asked. She and I both knew I had to. So I did. But when it arrived, I still had reservations. The plating was certainly pretty. It came on the same thick slab of slate as the fried chicken, decorated to the nines with edible flowers, a gorgeous dollop of squash purée and drizzles of thick-assyrup demi jus. The chicken itself also looked striking. It was sliced into six equal-sized pieces, each meaty hunk covered by what appeared to be roasted skin rendered to the thinness of parchment. Then I tasted it. And, dear readers, the roulade wasn’t just better than the fried chicken—it was one of the best chicken dishes I’ve had this year. There was an understated elegance to it, something I wouldn’t have expected from chicken, and it proved once and for all that this lowliest of proteins can still yield unexpected dividends if you treat it with respect and cook it properly.

It didn’t matter if you prefer dark meat over white or white over dark; Mr. G’s roulade was a chicken dish that possessed the best properties of both. More important, compared to the bumbling Keystone Cops execution of the fried chicken, this was a surgical military strike. Mr. G’s had other triumphs that night. The halibut—perfectly pan-seared and riding a wave of avocado mousse—came with the genius touch of cara cara orange segments to brighten it. And as soon as I saw it, I knew the tagliatelle I ordered for the table was worth the $28 investment. The bowl was practically overflowing with lump crab meat. But even without the crab and its buttery sea urchin sauce, the tape-wide noodles seemed alive, with a chew that can only come when the pasta is freshly made. You might be tempted from the pictures on Yelp to try the celery root soup that has a floating island of a crème fraîche espuma and the deviled eggs, which are topped with caviar. Both are fine, especially if you intend to take pictures for the review site or your own Instagram. Those dishes are quite photogenic for that purpose. You should know, however, that the burrata served on the cross section of log with grilled bread, tangerines and prosciutto may be the best Instagram-ready dish. But, above all, it’s a bargain, fun to eat and the one dish aside from the roulade that you needn’t ask the server about. Just order it! MR. G’S BISTRO 305 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 675-6193; mrgsbistro.com. Open Tues.Sun., noon-9:30 p.m. Dinner for two, $40-$90, food only. Beer and wine.

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ietnamese men have their coffee shops, where caffeine is beside the point because the waitresses are strolling around in high heels and bikinis. For Mexican hombres, that same restaurant genre is occupied by the marisquería—a seafood spot that plays like a Mexican Hooters thanks to uniformly busty waitresses. But these dives are better than their Vietnamese cousins. For one, there’s alcohol! Better yet, there’s usually legitimately good food, there’s no smoking allowed, and live banda sinaloense bands tend to play late into the night, much to the delight of male and female patrons. Marisquerías try to channel the vibe of Culiacán, the rip-roaring capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa that has informed Mexican youth culture for the past 25 years. Marisquerías are so hot in OC’s Mexican-food scene that the owner of Palapa’s Marisquería & Sushi isn’t even from Sinaloa—he’s a zacatecano. Doesn’t matter—Palapa’s gets it right, starting with a complimentary appetizer of a spicy avocado salsa and puckery ceviche ground so finely you can snort it up your nose. It stocks all of Sinaloa’s seafood classics: furious aguachiles, shrimp prepared dozens of ways, tacos gobernadores (essentially shrimp quesadillas) and fine shrimp cocktails. Palapa’s also dabbles in the curious genre of Mexican sushi, which proves that Mexicans can turn even the daintiest of traditions into a fried, spiced ode to mestizaje. Palapa’s is not for faint foodies, though. The prices are going to be high, but that’s because the portions are meant to be shared, not consumed solely by your fat ass. There’s usually a $4 charge for valet during weekend nights because the tiny lot gets filled fast (pro tip: park at the home of your Orange-living pal, and Uber—you’re here to get drunk, anyways). The volume is always cranked to 14, so bring your outdoor voice. And though customer service is spotty, that ain’t the point: All the waitresses have to do is walk around in their leggings and tight shirts, and that’s all the #chichischrist and #nalgamedios you’ll need for the year.

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esting.’ He’d say, ‘Well, how long do you think the doorknob has been here?’” Fuerte, the son of a Mexican immigrant, was born in San Bernardino, served two years in the U.S. Navy and learned TV engineering at a community college after his discharge. He joined KCET in May 1972 and met Howser in the late ’80s, when the veteran broadcaster recruited the cameraman for his new human-interest show exploring California. Fuerte went on to win five Emmys for his work from about 1989 through 2001. That last year is when he left his role with Howser, and Fuerte retired from KCET three years later. “I still loved what I was doing, so I started my own production company,” he says. “We did a lot.” But in 2012, at age 70, he said, “That’s it.” He retired for good and now lives with his wife in Rialto. Asked after 48 years in television what his toughest shoots had been, Fuerte takes a long pause before coming up with literal polar opposites from California’s

Gold: joining window washers on the tallest building in Los Angeles and going down 2,000 feet into gold mines. “It was an adventure,” Fuerte says matter-of-factly. “I think it’s the simplicity in telling the stories about California,” Fuerte says about why people still love the shows so many years after he and Howser made them. “We visited places people don’t know about. We learned so much traveling the state, the diversity of the people and terrain. I love this state. Huell called it his adopted state. This state is a world of its own. “And people loved that Tennessee accent and his way of saying, ‘That’s amazing’ with that Southern accent. I have my own southern accent from across the border.” MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM HUELL’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE: HUELL & LUIS HIT THE ROAD pledge special airs on KCET/Channel 28. Sat., 7 p.m.

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prodded into writing the book. He’d been asked to receive an honorary degree for Howser, who died in 2013 at age 67, from Chapman University, home of the Huell Howser Archives that include all the California’s Gold videotapes. “Chapman approached me and said, ‘You need to write a book about your adventures. It was just you and Huell working together, and it would be interesting to know what happened behind the scenes,’” Fuerte says. “I gave it some thought because book writing is not my forte.” Fuerte talked with several writers and eventually recruited Yucaipa’s David Duron to serve as co-author on the project, which took nearly three years to complete. While the California’s Gold work had left a lasting impression, Fuerte had to go with Duron to the Chapman campus in Orange to rewatch videos so he could refresh his memory. “Almost all the tapes I had shot,” he says, “and it brought back memories like this happened on this shoot. It brought back a lot of stories that had kind of been left behind. Little by little, we worked these into the book. David did a lot of hard work on it.” Asked for favorite stories he and Howser had worked on, Fuerte replied, “There’s so many. We did some great stories, and we did some not-so-great stories. A popular one was the Golden Gate Bridge and stories out in the desert. I remember shooting in Death Valley in the winter with winds 60 miles per hour. There were a lot of adventures we experienced, and we had a lot of fun.” Of course, Howser was a master of conveying the fun they were having to viewers. “Huell had this way about him,” Fuerte says. “He would just make people feel so at ease and relaxed, even while they were being interviewed. It was that Tennessee accent or his manner; people just loved telling their stories to him. He would walk from one person to another. He just had this ease about him. I don’t see that in too many people who produce shows like this.” Larry King and Marc Maron, who are both considered excellent interviewers, have said they don’t want to know too much about someone they will be talking with ahead of time so a natural conversation unfolds. Howser employed the same style. “He would not want to know too much about the story,” Fuerte says. “He wanted it to be spontaneous.” And amazing. (Sorry.) “I once told Huell, ‘You could do a story on a doorknob and make it inter-

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onto a big screen as organ virtuoso Peter Richard Conte performs the unforgettable soundtrack live. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787. Sun., 3 p.m. $10. Planet of the Apes. An astronaut crew led by Charlton Heston crash-lands on a planet in the distant future, when intelligent talking apes are the dominant species and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues. Call for time. $8. Mommy. A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. UC Irvine, McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070, West Peltason and Campus drives, Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Wed., 6 p.m. Free. Alien. Ellen Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9. Being Mortal. Dr. Atul Gawande meets people facing terminal illnesses and the physicians treating them. El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, (949) 757-3776; alzoc.org/ family-education. Thurs., March 16, 6 p.m. Free. Beyond Measure. You’ll be introduced to some of the schools reimagining education at this film’s South County premiere. St. Mary’s School, 7 Pursuit,

Aliso Viejo, (949) 448-9027. Thurs., March 16, 6:30 p.m. Free, but seating is limited. Edward Scissorhands. Producer Denise Di Novi introduces Tim Burton’s romantic dark fantasy from 1990 about the titular hilltop recluse (Johnny Depp) finding love with a flatlander (Winona Ryder) despite his really sharp fingers. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 4948971. Thurs., March 16, 7 p.m. Free with museum admission. Rapsodia Satanica. Italian silent Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto

to regain her youth. In return, she must stay away from love. Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Digital Media Arts Center, Cloobeck Screening Room, Orange; festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en/. Thurs., March 16, 7 p.m. Free. Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence. Roger Gastman’s documentary, which is narrated by John Waters, looks at those who pioneered graffiti art long before Banksy and Shepard Fairey became household names. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., March 16, 8 p.m. $7-$10. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM

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young children. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $8.50-$9. Grad Thesis Cycle 2 and 3 Film Screenings. Short works by Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts grad students. You can also view it via live streaming at www.chapman.edu/dodge/student-life/live-eventstreaming.aspx. Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater; chapman.edu/dodge/. Sat., 7 p.m. Free. Two Generations of Modjeskis—For the Love of Art + Science. Bowers Museum presents two documentaries by Orange County husband-and-wife filmmakers, one on a famous mother and another on her famous son. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3677. Sun. Modjeska—Woman Triumphant, 1 p.m.; “Behind the Movies” discussion by Basia Myszynski, 2 p.m.; Bridging Urban America—The Story of Ralph Modjeski, 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. LUNAFEST. Soroptimist International Newport Harbor Area hosts this screening, auction and afternoon tea party to support the Breast Cancer Fund and Soroptimist projects that educate and empower girls and women locally and globally. Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Dr., Costa Mesa; www.soroptimistdcr. org. Sun. 2 p.m. $35. Metropolis. Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi masterpiece, which influenced Star Wars and Blade Runner, is projected

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Graphic Means. Cinema Orange presents this documentary on graphic design production of the 1950s through the ’90s. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, Fri., 7 p.m. Free. Senior Thesis Cycle 3 Film Screenings. Short works by Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students. You can also view it via live streaming at www.chapman.edu/ dodge/student-life/live-event-streaming.aspx. Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange; chapman.edu/dodge/. Fri., 7 p.m. Free. La Traviata. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Violetta Valery opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover Alfredo in this Verdi opera beamed into theaters from the Metropolitan Opera. AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 430-8790; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26; www.regmovies.com/theatres. Sat., 9:55 a.m.; Wed., 6:30 p.m. $18-$24. I, Daniel Blake. Daniel, a 59-year-old bloke who has worked most of his life in Newcastle, England, crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two

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harmony found in Bi-Cyclopean-ruled kingdoms, where mushrooms are plentiful and butterflies readily edible. I don’t think anyone, let alone the artist, would say the images are intricate or even stellar examples of their genre. Easy on the eyes and mind, they’re nothing deep, just hand-drawn jokes passed among stoned friends, laughed at, then put away in a drawer, forgotten until they’re stumbled across years later, laughed at, then handed around again. I say this in no way to diminish the work. I can easily recommend the modest show for all the reasons I mentioned above, even the seemingly negative ones, but if you’re looking for fine art, this exhibition wouldn’t be your destination. Artists Republic has only been open a couple of weeks in its new digs at the Anaheim GardenWalk, but it has hit the pavement sprinting. Surrounded by a dozen magnificent murals on the floors above it—all done by artists organized by owner/curator Torrey Cook and gallery manager Amanda Raynes—the new space is a huge step up from the tight Laguna Beach bungalow storefront it previously occupied. Colorful and low-price work aimed to catch the eye of mall passersby sits in the lobby, and there are two sizeable galleries behind that. Hsiung’s

work is in one, while the second is a group show called “TEN,” featuring the work of 10 artists, including stupendously talented local painter Averi Endow. As if that’s not enough, several dressing rooms have been made over into intimate mini-galleries presenting a mix of local artists in a variety of mediums. It’s a welcoming space, despite its size, with Cook and Raynes’ banter and stories behind the work inviting you in. As vanguards of the New Contemporary Movement in art, the gallery supports an easy blend of the airy and the thoughtful, flipping the bird to the pretentious and art school damaged, elevating the self-taught individuality of its best artists. Basically, it’s a happy place. Every time I’ve been in the gallery, whether in Anaheim or Laguna, I’ve left with a smile on my face and a lighter heart from the experience. Simply put: Never underestimate art’s capacity to offer you joy. Cook and Raynes don’t. “MICHAEL HSIUNG: AUTOBIOMYTHOGRAPHICAL” at Artists Republic Gallery, Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 137, Anaheim, (949) 988-0603; artists-republic. com. Open Wed.-Sun., noon-8 p.m. & by appointment. Through March 25. Free.

SLIP DRESSES. Classy lingerie-slip dresses layered on top of T-shirts have quietly popped up lately, so they’ll only get more popular as the warm months roll along. No need to raid your mom’s closet for them (gross); you can find plenty of satin-y slips available at DeeLux in SanTana (209 N. Broadway St., Santa Ana, 714-760-4801; mydeelux. com). Prism Boutique (406 Termino Ave., Long Beach, 562-433-4341; www. prismboutique.com) offers silver metallic slip minis, as well. COLORFUL SUNGLASSES. Because who doesn’t want to rock the Raoul Duke look from Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas? Grab a pair of colorful sunnies to rose-tint your world, available at secondhand stores such as American Vintage HB (201 Main St., Ste. C, Huntington Beach, 714-969-9670). MARABOU-LINED HEELS. Ultra-feminine Frederick’s of Hollywood-style heels that would make Peggy Bundy proud are a thing again. Luckily, most retailers care enough about animals to use a faux-feather lining for the same look. If you’re not up for splurging at Steve Madden, DSW (multiple locations; www.dsw.com) has got you, fam. MOM JEANS. Skater girls and cholas have long embraced high-waisted mom jeans, or “boyfriend jeans” and other wideleg pants, and they’re ready to be streamlined into mainstream fashion again. Grab a pair from DeeLux, American HB or, well, your boyfriend when he’s not looking. AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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os Angeles artist Michael Hsiung’s graphic art would make the undies of chubby bear-chasers all dewy. Existing somewhere between a T-shirt graphic and the roughly drawn animation of Bob’s Burgers, his pen-and-ink illustrations of hirsute, beer-bellied fellows in flannels are homoerotic enough to excite gay fetishists and non-threatening enough to attract fans of skateboard-deck alternative art. The lightest of light entertainment, with just two women in the 30-plus framed illustrations—one of them the Chinese goddess Nüwa—his solo show “Autobiomythographical” at Artists Republic Gallery is a cross between a Brawny paper towel ad and an Old Spice commercial. It’s the gayest thing I’ve ever seen at a local gallery. It’s also one of the silliest: In one picture, three shaggy Allman Brothers Band refugees—countrified clothing, long hair, BIG moustaches—have been chased up a desert cactus by a fivesome of adorable puppies; in another, a rotund biker does acrobatics on a motorcycle. One dude jousts with a pair of ball-and-chain flails while standing precariously on a motorbike’s handles; six rotund guys raise their arms in triumph as they finish a 25K beer run without breaking a sweat; two barely clad guys embrace as they sit on a mushroom island; a man sits in a tree, legs crossed comfortably, palms pressed together in meditation. And those are the “realistic” images (and I use that term lightly). I haven’t even mentioned the Victorian mermen, blue-haired and blue-bearded cyclopses, and centaurs dressed as Hells Angels bikers. Tiny bearded mermen kept captive in corked flasks too long float like dead goldfish, pocket watch dangling from a vest pocket; other half-men, half-fish contemplate suicide, knotting seaweed around their necks or sitting like cell mates in a crowded glass prison; a bearded centaur pours out a malt liquor in honor of a dead homie; a pair of cyclopses rule a narrow kingdom that resembles an apple core, munching on passing butterflies. The images are weird enough to get your attention and amusing enough to bring about a smile, but it’s the wry Lemony Snicket titles that offer some of the more ambiguous images enough of a barebones narrative that they had me chortling aloud. A few examples: There’s a well-dressed merman named Sid who lives in the mushroom mountain cove and he enjoys bird watching; Concerning Roberto and Gale’s first date on hallucinogenic hilltop, which ended in strange visions and a craving for endless potato chips; and On the

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After years of self-destruction, Spider help revive Long Beach punk By Josh ChesleR

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hen we first started, I was actually going to be the band’s manager,” says Hector Martinez of Long Beach punk veterans Spider. But his friend Mike Magrann from Channel 3 told Martinez he should audition to be the lead singer. “I told him I’d never been in a band before, but he just said, ‘You guys are already friends, and the hardest part of being in a band is just getting along with everybody.’” Though the band’s members have enough punk-rock experience to get a senior discount at the movies, you may not be too familiar with Spider, as they’ve spent more time apart than together over the past decade. “We took about a nine-year hiatus where we didn’t play at all,” Martinez says. “We got together about two years ago to play our first show back, but even before that, our friend [Music Tastes Good founder] Josh Fischel asked us to perform at this festival he was preparing. He’s pretty much the reason we’re back together.” It might’ve taken an outside force to reunite them, but Spider’s roots weave

through the 25 years of Long Beach punk. Dating back to their school days, the four punks have played in and worked with more bands than any of them care to remember. Even the newest addition, drummer Mikki Crash, has been playing in bands with some of the guys for between 15 and 25 years. “We’re at the level where we can literally yell at each other in the studio, and we’re all fine,” says guitarist Karl Izumi. “There are some people where if you yell at them in the studio, they yell back, and then everyone gets all butt-hurt and that’s it. They get all offended, but we’re all beyond that.” Gone is the reckless lifestyle of young punks with nothing to lose, but a little caution in their offstage lives may actually make for a better version of Spider. Rather than just drawing inspiration from bands such as Refused, FLAG and At the DriveIn, they are focusing on making their recordings, including last year’s Youth Insurance, and performances as good as they can be. “When we first started out, we were all using drugs and getting drunk all the time,” Martinez says. “Ever since I

got clean during our last hiatus, my focus has really shifted. Now I’ll have a good cup of coffee instead of Jägermeister and Mind Erasers. I’m just trying to have a good time instead of smoking and doing drugs, and I think we’re better now than we were before. I mean, I’ll have a beer and have a good time, but that’s it.” Over the years, they’ve watched Long Beach’s music scene expand, spawning subscenes ranging from punk and psychedelic rock to the hottest hip-hop. “Long Beach is known for having great underground punk rock, but now it’s ventured out into all kinds of bands and styles of music,” Izumi says. “It’s really happening now. I’ll go to a club and not even know what band is playing, but I’ll watch them and be like, ‘Wow, they’re really good.’ Long Beach has really developed a scene for artists, and I think it’s really cool.” “There are so many great bands now,” adds bassist Steve Westerkamp. “They’ve kept it rolling all of these years. Punk is a hard scene to support, and a lot of people sacrifice and lose money in the name of keeping punk rock alive. Long Beach has

done a great job to keep it going this long.” With all of the changes that Spider and Long Beach have seen over the years, there’s one constant they share: great live shows. Now in their 40s, Spider’s newfound healthand-fitness routines give more energy to their shows than ever before. The normally mild-mannered Martinez is known for going wild onstage, and the band have broken a venue’s stage and equipment on more than one occasion. “We try to put on the best show possible and leave it all on the stage,” Martinez says. “We play every show like it’s our last show and give it our all. It’s cathartic; it’s a release. I’m having the best time of my life every time we play because these guys are some of my best friends.” “We’re not as young as we used to be, but we’re going to play our hearts out,” Izumi adds. “If you don’t like us, then fuck you, we’ll just go play somewhere else.” SPIDER perform with the Cheifs, the Gears and Redpills at Cafe NELA, 1906 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 332-2027; www.cafenela. net. March 18, 7 p.m. Call for cover.


Cholos, Pussies and Ball Bags—Oh, My!

Ten of the funniest local band names BY DENISE DE LA CRUZ

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s the Weekly’s Clubs Editor (which means all the listings you see in our kick-ass concert calendar are managed by yours truly), I’ve come across a few local and not-so-local bands with LOL-worthy names. Here are 10 that I thought I should share with you all.

FARTBARF

FARTBARF Fartbarf’s name rules, just as everything about them rules. EMILY SHUR Calling themselves post-neanderthal analogue synthesists, this Los Ange- cally San Fernando Valley based, we’re les trio deliver gripping beats and mesmergiving them a shoutout because of their izing rhythms, all through the use of vintage chingon name and because they make the equipment including electronic synthesiztrek to Orange County and Long Beach ers, drum machines and vocoder. To top every once in awhile. it all off, these fellas perform in matching CHEESE GRATER MASTURBATION caveman masks and astronaut outfits! This wicked four-piece band conjure up THE WHINING PUSSYS a dark metal sound, with demonic growls Straight outta Lakewood, the Whining and intensely paced guitars and drums. Pussys deliver a thrashing, foot-tapping Cheese Grater Masturbation’s special blend of punk, humor, angst and pop. style of grindcore and death metal is a Even though their profile photo on Facesound to be reckoned with. The San Antobook is of wailing kittens, I’d bet that most nio, Texas, band have been spotted tourfans wouldn’t give a second thought to ing Orange County, so I’m including them wearing this band’s T-shirt in public. on this list. DINOSAUR DICK

The self-proclaimed “sleazy garage-punk” band Cumstain are often found rocking a crowd in venues and house parties throughout SoCal. They are a trashy, yet somehow glamorous trio, featuring a leopard-Speedowearing front man, who perform some electronic experimental beats blended with pop-punk guitars and melodies.

Have you ever listened to “Dino-Core ArtRock”? Neither have we, yet that’s how Dinosaur Dick describe their in-yourface hardcore punk sound. With such awesome stage names as Glanseratops (vocals), Dildo-phosaurus (bass), Tyrannosaurus Vest (drums), Pterano-Dong (guitar), Indominus eRexion (guitar) and Colostamasaurus Rex (vocals), they all claim to hail from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles—of course!

NINJA GANDHI

Ninja Gandhi is a five-piece heavymetal band from Huntington Beach that mixes humor with fast-paced guitars and intense, growl-like vocals. Check out their debut full-length studio album, Wax Empire. Named after the worst type of tattoo there is, Long Beach’s Lower Back Tribal Tat mix upbeat funk with stoner psych rock and grungy yet melodic vocals. CHOLOS ON ACID

Cholos On Acid have been pumping out old-school California thrash since 1986. While these legendary punks are techni-

Formed in 2014 in the same-named barrio of Huntington Beach, Slater Slums quickly became known for their stylistic appreciation of classic and alternative rock, as well as their tribute to the harder side of life. SWEATY BALL BAG

According to Anaheim’s Sweaty Ball Bag, they bust out some good, fast-paced “mid’90s punk rock, skatecore, humor-core, middle-school hardcore and fucking Forest Whita-core.” DDELACRUZ@OCWEEKLY.COM

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PEPPERLAND MUSIC 850 N. Tustin Ave., Orange, (714) 639-0909. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.pepperlandmusic.com.

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he erroneous report last month of the demise of Pepperland Music, a combination record store and music shop that has been in Orange County for 35 years, was, as most erroneous reports tend to be, erroneously reported. Unlike what the sloppy writing in an OC Weekly obituary (written by someone whose last name in Spanish is cervezas) of longtime open-mic host, musician and all-around great guy John Carrillo suggested, Pepperland is alive and well in Orange. The 3,800-square-foot store still has hundreds of used and new records and CDs, some 150 guitars and ukuleles lining its walls, memorabilia, and music books. Plus, it serves as a collective gathering place for people who love music. Mike Lefebvre, who originally opened Pepperland in the 1980s in Anaheim mainly as a way to sell his extensive vinyl collection, has weathered the demise of vinyl in the 1990s and the rise of things such as YouTube (to which many people now turn for free music lessons) and eBay, which has cut into his merchandise and novelty business. The store moved to its present location in Orange in 1996. He credits the rare existence of a brick-and-mortar record store in 2017 America to both his clientele of avid vinylphiles, as well as his decision in the early 2000s to augment the music with instrument sales, repair and music lessons. “We had all these posters on the wall, but one day, I was thinking that since we had about 500 guitars in the shop, why not use the [wall] space for merchandise,” says Lefebvre. “So we added a wall and put up a stage and started offering music lessons, and we’ve had a lot of fun since.” Over the years, Pepperland, whose name is an homage to the Beatles, has hosted a number

of local bands, as well as artists associated with bands as varied as the Moody Blues, Slayer, Lisa Loeb and .38 Special. It’s also frequented by such local names as Mike Ness, Exene Cervenka and Dexter Holland. Although Rusty Anderson, a guitarist for Paul McCartney, has performed on the Pepperland stage, so far no member of the Fab Four has visited. “We almost had Ringo [Starr, drummer], but he didn’t make it,” Lefebvre says. “He was signing this series of figurines, and we’d talked to the company putting them out if we could have him sign here. But apparently, he’d signed so many the day before that his hand got tired and he didn’t want to do any more signings.” While Pepperland has benefited from the resurgence of interest in vinyl (along with its 20 bins of used records, it also has three bins of rereleased and remastered classic rock albums and newer fare), many of its customers have been coming there for decades. Michael Austin owns well more than 4,000 pieces of vinyl, but, the Yorba Linda resident says, “I can always find something interesting here. Mike’s a great businessman and great collector of music. Finding any record store in Orange County is so difficult, and to have such a super store like this, which also offers guitars and instruments and music books, is just a great opportunity. You just can’t find these places anymore.” So, to repeat: PEPPERLAND IS ALIVE AND DOING QUITE WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Hey, Orange County/Long Beach musicians & bands! Mail your music, contact info, high-res photos & impending show dates for possible review to: Locals Only, OC Weekly, 18475 Bandilier Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Or email your link to: localsonly@ocweekly.com.


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A PLANNED PARENTHOOD BENEFIT SHOW:

7 p.m., $5. Programme Skate & Sound, 2495 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, (714) 798-7565; programmehq.com. CAFE TACVBA: 8 p.m., $52.50. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. CHARLES BUSCH: 7:30 p.m., $79. Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2122; scfta.org. THE DARLINGS: 8 p.m., free. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com. G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE: 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com. GREG GRAFFIN: 8 p.m., $18. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. MARGO REY: 8 p.m., $30-$200. 8 p.m., $30-$200. City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 712-2750; citynationalgroveofanaheim.com. MOTHERSHIP: 8 p.m., $8. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. SEGA GENECIDE: 10 p.m. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944; lacaverestaurant.com. STRFKR: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK; BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS: 7 p.m., $20-$50. Don the

Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; donthebeachcomber.com.

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ADVENTURE CLUB: 10:30 p.m., $25-$35. House of

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS:

7 p.m., $29.50. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. THE DIFFERENCE: 8 p.m., free. The Slidebar RockN-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com. JAY WHITE RE-CREATES NEIL DIAMOND: 7 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com.

Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com.

PRESENTS

ROGER RIVAS & THE BROTHERS OF REGGAE:

5 p.m., free. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com. THE SOUNDS OF AMERICANA: 3 p.m., $15. Lake Forest Sun and Sail Club, 24752 Toledo Way, Lake Forest, (949) 586-0860; lf2.org. TCHAMI: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com.

MONDAY

BILLY IDOL: 7 p.m., $59.50. House of Blues, 400 W.

Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim.

JAPANDROIDS WITH CRAIG FINN; THE UPTOWN CONTROLLERS: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor

Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com.

SWARTWOUD: 7 p.m., $5. Blacklight District Lounge,

2500 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

VICTORIA BAILEY: 9 p.m., free. The Wayfarer, 843 W.

19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com.

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TUESDAY

CUMBIA TUESDAYS: 8 p.m., free. Roxanne’s Lounge,

1115 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, (562) 426-4777; roxanneslounge.com. THE GROWLERS: 7 p.m., $30. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. MIC DANGEROUSLY: 8 p.m., free. Gallagher’s Pub & Grill, 2751 E. Broadway, Long Beach, (562) 856-8000 gallagherslongbeach.com. SLEAZY T’S SHIT SHOW: 9 p.m. Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 599-6170; queseralb.wix.com.

WEDNESDAY

BATTLE AT THE BEACH: 8 p.m., free. Hurricanes Bar

& Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-0500; hurricanesbargrill.com. HALF THE ANIMAL: 8 p.m., free. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. JASON ISBELL: 7 p.m., $35-$40. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. YOUNG THUG: 8 p.m., $45. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 16

BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN: 7:30 p.m.,

$30-$65. Musco Center for the Arts, 1 University Dr., Orange, (844) 626-8726; muscocenter.org.

THE BOUNCING SOULS WITH AJJ; GET DEAD:

6:30 p.m., $26.50. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. CILLIAN’S BRIDGE: 8 p.m., free. The Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-8855; harpinn.com. DIVE CLUB: 9 p.m., free. Kitsch Bar, 891 Baker St., Ste. A10, Costa Mesa, (714) 546-8580; kitschbar.com. DOUG LACY: 6 p.m., free. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, 1590 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 7765200; rbjazzkitchen.com. DREZO, BIJOU, BONES: 9:30 p.m., $15. The Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, (888) 8629573; yosttheater.com. JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES: 8 p.m., $10. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com. JULIETA VENEGAS: 7 p.m., $42.50. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. METRO BOOMIN: 11 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. QUEEN CALIFIA, ELAN ATIAS OF THE WAILERS: 7 p.m., $10. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens

Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 435-3511; queenmary.com.

SLIGO RAGS: 7:30 p.m., $12.50-$25. Muckenthaler

Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6595; themuck.org.

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Defining Decency Down My wife and I have a decent sex life. Pretty vanilla, but we’re busy with work, chores and life in general with two small kids, so I can’t complain too much. About a year after having our second kid, I went down on my wife. As usual, we both enjoyed it greatly. Unfortunately, about a week later, she got a yeast infection. She attributed the infection to the oral, and since then, I am strictly forbidden from putting my mouth anywhere near her pussy. I understand that yeast infections are no fun, painful and embarrassing. I understand her reluctance. But I’ve never heard of oral sex causing yeast infections, although I realize I might be misinformed. How do I win back her trust to let me go down on her? No one is about to mistake me for Sting when it comes to my endurance during intercourse, so having the ability to pleasure her without penetration is important. Dirty Mouth Guy “Yeast is not an STI,” said Dr. Anika Denali Luengo, an ob-gyn in Portland, Oregon. “Yeast (candida) is a normal denizen of the vagina, and an infection simply means there is an overgrowth of it on the vulva or in the vagina.” People are likelier to get a yeast infection—or likelier to experience yeast overpopulation, since yeast is a citizen of Vagina City—when they’re on antibiotics, they have diabetes or their immune system has taken a hit. “Oral sex can be a slight risk factor in transmission of candida,” said Dr. Denali Luengo, “but the frequency of candidiasis is not increased by the frequency of sex, so it may not happen next time. Also, if her symptoms developed one week later, it could have been pure coincidence.” A coincidence—that was my hunch when I read your letter, DMG. “Luckily, they are easy to treat—over-the-counter miconazole or the single-dose pill fluconazole—and are basically just a nuisance and present no major health risks,” said Dr. Denali Luengo.

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I learned how to enjoy the present moment. I really hit my stride a couple of months ago, and now the floodgates have opened. I get on Grindr and have sex up to three times a week. I feel in my gut that this isn’t as much a compulsion as an exploration, something I need to get out of my system while I search for a monogamous relationship. As long as I’m safe, do you see any problem with me fucking around for a while? Please Don’t Use My Name You’re on your cumspringa, PDUMN. Most gay men have at least one. Be safe, get on PrEP, remember that HIV isn’t the only sexually transmitted infection (use condoms), enjoy yourself, and be kind to the guys you meet on your cumspringa (even those you don’t expect to see again). And if a monogamous relationship is what you ultimately want—and monogamy is a fine choice—telling yourself that sexual adventures are something you have to get out of your system first is a mistake. People who convince themselves that serious commitment means the death of sexual adventures— particularly people who enjoy sexual adventures—will either avoid commitment entirely or murder the ones they make so they can have sexual adventures again. I’m not saying you have to be nonmonogamous, PDUMN. I’m saying a couple can be exclusive and sexually adventurous at the same time. I’m also saying the person you are now—a person who enjoys sexual adventures—is the person you’re likely to be after your cumspringa is over and you’re ready to make a commitment. I’m a straight-identified guy in my early 30s. I am married, but my wife lives in another part of the country, and we’re doing an open relationship until she moves to live with me. Last weekend, I met a girl at a bar who ended up coming home with me, and she turned out to be a pre-op trans woman. I’d never been with a trans person before, so I decided to just roll with it and ended up having a pretty good time. Over the course of the weekend, I started to get the sense that she really liked me and maybe even considered me boyfriend material. I want to see her again, but I’m not really available for a serious relationship. Knowing the kind of unbelievable shit trans people have to deal with, I feel like it would be unfair to string her along. She is not aware of my marital status. What should I do? Can’t Think Of Funny Acronym

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March 9, 2017 – OC Weekly