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t has been three years since Chance Daily (born Robert Earl Lavender III) was struck by intoxicated driver Deanna Marie Soto in Fullerton as he rode home on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He died instantly, but securing Soto’s conviction would take nearly two years. Mainstream media labeled Daily as a biker with the Mongols motorcycle club, but no reporter recognized Daily’s fame as graffiti artist Batle 663. “He was known for literally having stickers and scribes all through OC,” says graffiti artist TROLE DTA. “I couldn’t go to a bathroom without seeing him in there, and of course, painting was no different—trains, walls, yards, tunnels, bathrooms, bridges, rooftops. [He was] a very versatile writer, and it paid off.” The Long Beach-born, Carson-raised Daily fell in love with art in second grade. At age 14, he found a passion for graffiti and began tagging under the name NEXT 1. He would ride his skateboard through the streets and tag everything in sight; not even a month-long sentence in juvenile hall for spray-painting a billboard off the 405 freeway stopped him. “I really am not trying to disappoint you or anything like that,” Daily wrote from jail to his mother, Tina Alexander. “I love what I love. It’s not my choice to have the passion for the things that I do.” Instead of judging him for his art, Daily’s family backed him 100 percent, with Alexander only asking him to tell her where he planned on painting every day in case anything happened. When he was 18, Daily changed his graff name to Batle 663, and he began etching his name deep into bathroom tile, tagging sidewalks, slapping stickers on light poles, filling fire extinguishers with paint, gliding paint pens over windows, bombing cities every chance he got. “If we were going to eat dinner or lunch,” Alexander remembers, “we would have to stop at every fast-food restaurant from here to where we were going because he had to hit every bathroom and scribe.” “He scribed everything because everyone and their mom would see it,” adds graffiti artist PONSR1. “Motherfucker would scribe women’s bathrooms.” Daily moved to Anaheim with his mom in 2008, and over the next six years, he solidified his standing among his peers with bombs that showed off a dizzying range of styles: rigid cracked-stone font, backward and upside-down western-style diamond-insert pieces, and twisted bladesharp lettering. But no matter how intricate or wild his artwork, he made sure

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you could still read his name; 663; or the letters LASB (Los Angeles South Bay), Oi! or ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards). By 2014, the 29-year-old Daily was engaged, working a promising job in sales and living with his fiancee in Fullerton. On the night of June 21, he was heading home from a barbecue with friends when Soto made a left turn and collided with Daily. News spread fast in Southern California’s graffiti scene, and nearly 1,000 people attended his funeral. More than $13,000 was raised for Daily’s family. Soto was released a month after Daily’s death, and the Orange County district attorney’s office ordered the Fullerton Police Department to further investigate the killing. Daily’s fiancee, Monica Deretich, started a Facebook page titled “Justice for Chance Daily,” on which she urged its more than 1,000 followers to call the police department to express their discontent. She also organized a Sept. 6 protest at the site of Daily’s death. Supporters rejoiced when Soto was re-

arrested on May 14, 2015; she ultimately received a 32-month sentence. In death, Daily’s name looms large. “Toys” (newbie taggers) claim to have known him; admirers compare him to the likes of OC legends MELK, SMELS and LENZE. Hundreds of artists have thrown up tributes or posted thousands of “BATLE FOREVER” or “BATLE 663” stickers across the world. People from as far away as Japan, Brazil and Germany contact Alexander to pay their respects. The media’s framing of her son as a member of the Mongols continues to anger Alexander, who denies Daily was involved with the club and wonders what any alleged membership has to do with her son’s death by a drunk driver. “There’s brown and there’s white, but you can’t be black and be a Mongol . . . and Chance was black. He had friends of all different clubs.” Although she hasn’t found peace in Soto’s sentencing, Alexander channels her anger at the justice system by posting her

son’s work on social media and hosting memorials at his gravesite on the anniversary of his death. She is also working on starting the Batle 663 Forever Foundation, with the goals of lowering sentences for graffiti, raising the sentences for DUIs, and donating money to families of DUI victims. “I was pissed at God for taking him,” Alexander says, “but I have to focus and bring at least some good to his death because I can’t bring him back. As much as I would trade my life and lay down everything so that he could live his, it’s not going to happen.” Daily’s pieces remain visible across Orange County and are now zealously guarded by his friends. “No one goes over BATLE pieces,” OHUNO says. “As long as I’m alive, that will not happen. . . . I think his legend is really strong right now. It will be a long time before anyone forgets his name.”

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YMN NO. 558 IN THE 960-PAGE United Methodist Hymnal is “We Are the Church,” and the chorus to this call for Christian unity echoes through the high-arched ceiling at Santa Ana United Methodist Church (UMC). It’s Pentecost, the day that commemorates when the Holy Spirit came to the Apostles, and the multicultural congregation—Latinos, Filipinos, Cambodians, Tongans, whites and blacks—sing from their worn, wooden benches: “I am the church/You are the church/We are the church together!” The Reverend Cedrick Bridgeforth, a bespectacled African-American who wears a neatly pressed, white, short-sleeved shirt, joins in before yielding the pulpit to other pastors during the joint service. It’s his last month of ministry. He looks back at the altar, on which rests stoles marking different phases of his career. They will serve as props for his farewell address. The inspiration for it came earlier that morning, when Bridgeforth saw a puzzle-piece-decorated stole in his closet, the one he wore while speaking at the LGBT-inclusive Reconciling United Methodists Texas Conference in Houston in March. “It took a lot to get to Houston last week,” Bridgeforth tells the faithful in his Alabama drawl. “There’s a whole journey that led to that. That’s not where the story begins; that’s actually where it ends.” Bridgeforth continues with the story of his stoles. He drapes a kentepatterned stole over his shoulders and recalls the Afrocentric Crossroads UMC in Compton, where the reverend started as a youth minister. He cloaks himself with a surfboard-decorated one gifted by UMC Bishop Minerva Carcaño upon his appointment to Santa Ana in 2015. But Bridgeforth sets aside a shorter white stole with colorful praying handprints sewn in, a gift given when he sought to become a candidate for bishop in the Western Jurisdiction of the UMC, which stretches from Hawaii to Colorado and all the way up to Montana. “This one’s a little painful to talk about, so I’ll put it down,” he announces. Nervous chuckles sound from the pews. “That experience forever altered my life.” He turns to his Houston stole instead, lifting the two ends up while walking down the main aisle of his attentive flock. “As I selected this stole, I thought about Santa Ana United Methodist Church and how each and every one of you represents a piece of this puzzle. And without any one of you, it just won’t work.” Bridgeforth is Orange County’s only openly gay pastor in the UMC, the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination and one with about 35 congregations in OC. This Pentecost is his last in Santa Ana for a while—perhaps forever. Next month, Bridgeforth is taking a voluntary leave of absence after a tumultuous year that saw him disavow his bishop candidacy just before winning a vote, a quiet controversy whispered about in church circles ever since that speaks volumes about an LGBT schism forming in the UMC.

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“Due to some backdoor politicking that happened, I withdrew from that endorsement process,” Bridgeforth says after the service, refusing to divulge more. He was also suspended with pay for three months toward the end of 2016 for complaints originating outside his church. When asked if his being a gay black pastor had anything to do with the sudden turn, he replied, “It’s a factor.” The young, erudite pastor is the latest victim of the UMC’s decades-long row over LGBT members. The Book of Discipline, a behemoth of a Methodist rulebook that dates back to the denomination’s founding in 1784, includes a passage added in 1972 that affirmed the “sacred worth” of gays but also deemed homosexual behavior as “incompatible with Christian teaching.” Modifications since then prohibited the ordination of “self-avowed practicing” gays and forbids pastors from marrying same-sex couples inside or outside of its churches. Scuffles over scripture every four years at the General Conference of Methodist Churches has brought UMC to the brink of separation, especially with the election last summer of Karen Oliveto, its first openly lesbian bishop. But the Western Jurisdiction, which elected Oliveto, and the California-Pacific Conference (CalPac) within it that represents much of the Golden State, has its own divisions to come to terms with. Just ask Bridgeforth on his way out. “Everybody in the West is not of the same mind,” he says. “Until our public and our private conversations and politics align, we’ll be broken.”

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ridgeforth surveys the large bookcase in his Santa Ana office. “I haven’t decided what books I want to take with me,” he says. He pulls out a copy of The Gay Emperor Is Naked: A Critique of Homosexuality by James R. Hill, a San Diego pastor whose church is in CalPac, and gives it to a reporter.

On the eve of his leave, Bridgeforth is left to muse about the episcopacy that might have been. “I don’t think it would have played out that catastrophic, but we’ll never know,” he says. “Would I want to be the first openly gay person elected to the episcopacy? Not unless it were for the purpose of bringing the church healing and bringing it together.” The 45-year-old points to his national profile in building coalitions across theological and racial lines, efforts aimed at bridging the church’s unresolved racism and ecclesiastical homophobia. A year ago, he chaired Black Methodists for Church Renewal, belonged to the General Board of Pensions, served as lead clergy delegate for his Annual Conference, sat on the Reconciling Ministries Network Board and was heavily involved in the church’s Love Your Neighbor Coalition. But, as he said in Houston last month to the Reconciling United Methodists conference, he’s now none of those things. He grew up in Decatur, Alabama, and attended a church where people just didn’t talk about gays or lesbians or even the birds and the bees. He never thought he’d be a reverend one day, but his grandmother saw something in him when he was 10. “Boy, one day you gonna preach,” Bridgeforth recalls her saying. And grandma was right, though Bridgeforth lived with a level of discretion about his sexual identity right through his 2006 ordination in the UMC. “I came out to my mom when I was 19,” says Bridgeforth, who was serving in the Air Force at the time. “I wrote her a letter, sent it and freaked out. But all that’s been fine. Once I did that, I didn’t care what anybody else thought or knew.” After his service, Bridgeforth moved West and earned a master’s in divinity from Claremont School of Theology. He preached in LA-area congregations while teaching courses at the University of La Verne’s Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies. Bridgeforth added a doctorate of education in organizational leadership from Pepperdine. That allowed him to take an administrative route in the UMC, becoming district superintendent

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for Cal-Pac in 2008 and authoring a book (Thoughts and Prayers, a tome on everyday faith) during his tenure. When Cal-Pac closed Crescent Heights UMC in West Hollywood in 2011 (a property that sold for $4.5 million this February), Pastor Scott Imler claimed it happened because the congregation was too pro-gay for church elders. Bridgeforth, then serving as district superintendent of Los Angeles, didn’t make any statement about his own sexual identity in the media; he plainly reiterated Cal-Pac’s position that the church had too many overdue bills and not enough members. “That’s not my only story,” Bridgeforth says. “I happen to be gay. I happen to be black. I can’t pick or choose either one of those. It is what it is.” It wasn’t until the end of Bridgeforth’s term as district superintendent in 2015 that he nonchalantly acknowledged his life partner during a public Methodist gathering bidding him farewell (he wears a black band on his ring finger, but isn’t married—“I’m not living in sin, either,” he adds). By the time Bridgeforth drove home, his Facebook page exploded with supportive messages. “Came out?” he thought to himself. “What are they talking about?” But Bridgeforth still doesn’t proclaim his orientation loudly from every mountaintop; his name is absent from a 2016 #CalledOut letter to the UMC from LGBTQI religious leaders. But Bridgeforth did add his signature to an open letter from the Love Your Neighbor Coalition to African bishops of the UMC earlier that year, criticizing its stance that LGBT inclusion be sidelined in favor of focusing on other issues such as international terrorism. The back-

and-forth exposed a modern-day reality faced by many mainline Protestant branches: evangelizing in Africa and Latin America tipped the global scales of the LGBT debate in favor of conservative Methodists. This would come back to haunt Bridgeforth. Carcaño, the first Latina to hold a bishop post in the denomination, appointed Bridgeforth to Santa Ana UMC when he finished his district superintendent stint. Thanks to his administrative experience and being at the helm of the diverse church, people began whispering about “Bishop Bridgeforth” long before candidate elections were scheduled for 2016 at Cal-Pac’s Annual Conference at the University of Redlands. With the conviction of God’s will and community backing, Bridgeforth headed to Redlands last June as the favored candidate and got the nomination needed to formally set forth on the path. “For at least the last four years, the presumptive knowledge was that Bridgeforth would be our candidate for bishop,” the Reverend Mandy Sloan McDow, the pastor of Laguna Beach UMC, says. “His sexuality really had nothing to do with his candidacy. The most compelling part was that he was really gifted for ministry.” The Cal-Pac clergy delegates, including McDow, agreed and handed Bridgeforth an overwhelming majority of votes to become their nominee. But Bridgeforth never had a chance to revel in the victory. He stood at the microphone moments before the vote’s results were revealed; Bridgeforth said “it had been made clear to him that he couldn’t accept the nomination, should it come to him,” McDow recalls. The passive wording troubled her.


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nce a vanguard of Protestant progressivism—Methodists of various stripes created the Salvation Army, YMCA and Goodwill Industries and were on the front lines of the abolitionist movement—the UMC finds itself alone among mainline Protestant denominations on questions of LGBT ordination and same-sex weddings. In late April, a judicial council found Oliveto’s consecration against church law after being challenged by the Oklahomabased South Central Jurisdiction. She still serves as bishop, despite the decision, but the rift has deepened. “I addressed this from the pulpit because I knew a number of our church members were affected by that and felt hurt and excluded,” says the Reverend James Dollins of Anaheim UMC. But even before Oliveto’s election, the General Conference of the Methodist Church formed the Commission On

a Way Forward in May 2016, a task force of bishops that will examine the Book of Discipline’s references to human sexuality and convene a special conference in 2019 with a proposed solution, one that hopefully avoids a schism once and for all. “They’re going to have to come to us with an agreement on how we’re going to move forward so we can stop debating this,” McDow says. At last year’s Cal-Pac conference, she co-authored a resolution that urged non-conformity with the Book of Discipline that was overwhelmingly adopted. Her hopes for the Commission On a Way Forward scrubbing its exclusionary passages are less cheery. “It’s unlikely we’re going to get the language removed,” she says. In Orange County, though, UMC LGBT inclusivity has a small but strong foundation. Bishop Melvin Wheatley of Westwood UMC was the first prominent opponent of the Book of Discipline’s anti-gay clause; he appointed the denomination’s first openly gay pastor in 1982. He retired to Leisure World two years later, the same year his gay son died of cancer. Wheatley lives on in a new generation of allied pastors who keep his flame going after his 2009 passing in Mission Viejo, including McDow, a firebrand who presides over gay-marriage ceremonies in open defiance of church elders. McDow came to Laguna Beach UMC in 2015, just before the United States Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. She previously served at Saint Mark’s UMC in Atlanta, one of the largest Reconciling congregations in the nation. McDow advocated for inclusion right away, starting a four-week “The Bible and Homosexuality” course that taught her

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OC is no progressive paradise. Classes drew about 70 people, half of whom weren’t from the congregation. And then the hate mail came. “People suggested I was leading my flock astray,” she says. “That I was going to be responsible for the damnation of thousands of people and that I was doing the work of the devil.” Most of the bigoted comments came from outside the church, which started its path to becoming a Reconciling ministry soon after. The congregation already thought of itself as inclusive without the designation and previously shied away from any potential firestorms. But laypeople started the conversation anew. “Over a year and a half, I preached sermons about it; we invited guest speakers in and had listening sessions,” McDow says. “When we finally took our vote during service, the congregation went 124-2 in favor of becoming a Reconciling church.” Laguna Beach is the newest of OC’s few Reconciling churches; the only other congregations are in Brea, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. And it’s not an empty designation. “Of all our new members who’ve joined in the last year—and there’s been a good number—90 percent came for that reason,” McDow says. “Now, we’re trying to figure out how we live that identity.” They’ll have to do it without McDow, who’s being reassigned to a downtown Los Angeles church next month. Anaheim UMC is discussing greater inclusion. Dollins, who just published The Outing: A Gay Christian’s Journey Towards Self-Acceptance, held an event at the church delving into the book’s themes. “It’s about a gay Christian youth who’s trying to integrate those different pieces of himself,” Dollins says of the novel. “The book’s primary purpose is to help young gay people accept who they are, particularly those of faith. My secondary hope is that the church can read this and talk about the story.” “Dollins had his own personal growth

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the Sunday after he voted for her election. A gasp sounded from the pews, then an awkward pause. “You all know that, had I been elected on Friday, the same buzz would have been about me, right?” The churchgoers’ anxieties eased, but only because Bridgeforth was the gay clergyman they knew and liked. He gave the same update at the Grand Avenue church later that Sunday morning, but to applause. “Not everybody’s in the same place,” Bridgeforth now says. “That’s just the nature of who we are as a church.” Some of the folks from the Spanish and Cambodian services decided they couldn’t stay in the UMC after Oliveto’s election. “But you’ve sat under my leadership for a year and a half,” Bridgeforth told them in person. “How is that different?”

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dent for a while, and I was honored that he was my overseer,” he says. But gays and lesbians aspiring to the episcopacy is another matter. “I’m cautious of his orientation, but that doesn’t diminish my respect for him as a brother in Christ.” Despite these friendships and admirations, McFarland believes the UMC would be better off with a schism. “The split is, in my mind, essential,” McFarland says. “My precious progressive friends need to be able to tell same-sex-behaving people that they’re righteous and holy and need not repent. I need to be able to point them the other direction toward confession.” Bridgeforth remembers similar pushback from his mostly immigrant Filipino satellite congregation in downtown Santa Ana. “There’s a lot on social media about this bishop [Oliveto] who’s a woman married to a woman,” Bridgeforth told them

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tal. But I’d always tell him I don’t agree with his viewpoint.” The only thing more imposing than McFarland’s height is the 41 years he has been preaching the Gospel. He ministered at Fountain Valley UMC for 26 years, starting in 1988, when he was a big supporter of the Promise Keepers movement that critics argued was anti-gay. “I did have cultural prejudices at some point in this process,” McFarland admits. Back in the 1970s, if he saw a transgender man walking in Berkeley, where he studied at the Pacific School of Religion, he’d cast him aside as a social leper. Now, McFarland has made friends with a transgender homeless man who sits in the pews of his church after eating breakfast at Agape Café. He’s also good friends with Dollins, going back to their shared days at Escondido UMC, where McFarland served as a youth minister. But McFarland rooting for the Dodgers and Dollins liking the Padres isn’t the only thing they disagree on. Dollins refutes the passage from Romans through the fictional voice of the Reverend Norquist, the spiritual guide to Grant, the young gay Christian protagonist in his novel. “While these verses portray homosexual behavior in a negative light, still, neither St. Paul nor any other New Testament writer articulates any commandment against homosexual behavior,” Norquist counsels. As does Dollins, McFarland has tremendous respect for Bridgeforth as a leader. “He was my district superinten-

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on his desk and his interpretations of the weathered Bible stacked just below it. He has mastered the cadence of a charismatic preacher, hoisting the Good Book up high to exalt its verses before slamming it down on the table to emphasize its truths. The reverend gently flips through his Bible’s thin pages, which crinkle with every turn until arriving at Romans 1, the longest of Apostle Paul’s letters. He adjusts his glasses while surveying the text closely with his index finger. “Though they knew God, they did not honor him or give thanks to him,” McFarland reads aloud. “Women exchanged the natural functions for that which is unnatural, and in the same way, man abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another. Men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” The scripture, which McFarland believes to be the inspired word of God like all else in the Bible, rails off sins including envy, greed, evil, deceit, gossip—all of which Romans 1 deems worthy of death. “Who can’t find themselves in that list?” McFarland asks. “I do believe I’m worthy of death—that’s why Jesus died for me.” “McFarland is extraordinarily intelligent, knows scripture, but just has a different perspective,” Cook says. The two worked together when she held her district position in the church. “He’s always been kind and respectful, never judgmen-

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Craft Work! Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

For a couple of months each year, Laguna Beach comes alive with the rumblings of two art festivals: Festival of Arts and the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival. The latter is a summer-long, ultimate arts and crafts party, featuring a monumental lineup of local fine artists, music and entertainment. Plus, tasty dining options and classes will help to keep the next generation happy. Enjoy a wide marketplace of vendors, art exhibitors and demonstrations of skills such as ceramics, glass blowing, printmaking, painting and more, all in the wide expanse of the historic Sawdust grounds. Hundreds of thousands of guests have passed through the gates since the mid-1960s, and another year of traditional art-sharing and -making is about to enrich locals and travelers worldwide. Sawdust Art & Craft Festival at 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-9229; sawdustartfestival.org. 10 a.m. Through Sept. 3. $4-$24. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Iconic for their wisecracking punk-pop, there’s no telling what will be thrown at you when the Vandals take the stage, especially once the “Frog Stomp” starts. The veteran Orange County band have graduated from playing scummy dives, and after performing at Coachella, they are returning for a home show and being joined by the Dickies. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Dickies were among the first punk-rock bands to emerge from Los Angeles.Their campy humor, distorted guitars and sing-along harmonies made them extremely popular, most notably in the U.K., where they scored aTop 10 hit with “Banana Splits (Tra La La Song).” Be ready for some prankster mayhem! The Vandals and the Dickies at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc. com. 8 p.m. $20. —CYNTHIA REBOLLEDO

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Pirate Invasion of Long Beach Get your booty down to Long Beach for the largest gathering of pirates on the West Coast. Bear witness to sword fights, blackpowder displays, real pirate-ship attacks and more! The kiddies will love the rides, treasure hunts, costume contest and other activities in the Pirate Kids’ Zone, while the adults shop the Pirate Marketplace, marvel at the belly dancers or swim with the mermaids at the Mermaid Festival! And, as if pirates and mermaids weren’t enough, there will be live bands, DJs, comedy acts, a 5K run/walk, and other contests and entertainment. So join the hundreds of costumed marauders and lose yourself in the historical encampment. Pirate Invasion of Long Beach at Shoreline Aquatic Park, 3 Golden Shore, Long Beach, (562) 343-7147; www. alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-pierdaze. html. 10 a.m.; also Sun. Admission, free; activities, $20-$35. —SCOTT FEINBLATT

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Do you enjoy B-movies or cult films? Have you ever watched one and wondered what it would look like as a live musical?The worldwide phenomenon known as Evil Dead: The Musical makes its MaverickTheater premiere, with the horror fest beginning as most horror fests do: when five hoity-toity college kids journey to an abandoned cabin inTrump country—um, er . . . the woods—and the evil demons do their thing. Blood, guts, music based on whimsy and well-choreographed dance numbers will leave the theatergoers dripping with manic lunacy. Now if only someone can get around to bringing The Legend of Bagger Vance to the stage! Evil Dead:The Musical at Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton, (714) 526-7070; www.mavericktheater. com. 8 p.m. Through Aug. 19. $15-$35.

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Where’d Ya Get That? Savoir Faire Vintage Market

Savoir Faire Vintage Market is OC’s newest swap meet bringing all the vintage and antique curios, household items, tchotchkes, knickknacks, and nostalgic items your apartment is missing. The dealers and vendors range from selling

fine porcelain dish sets, paintings, statues and furniture to lost and forgotten photographs, used toys, clothing, and all manner of useful objects salvaged from a tragic fate in a landfill. If your heart (and wallet) is open, give a new home to a cool find, and remember that often some other person’s unwanted collectible is your new treasure. Savoir Faire Vintage Market at Cal State Fullerton, 2550 Nutwood Ave., Lot E, Fullerton; www.savoirfairevintagemarket.com. 7 a.m. Free. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Queen of Heart Ann Wilson

Since disbanding Heart over issues with her sister Nancy, Ann Wilson has been experiencing something of a late-career resurgence. The singer/songwriter’s recent performance—including a tribute to her friend the late Chris Cornell—on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was well-received. And at the City National Grove of Anaheim, the Rock & Roll Hall of

Famer will perform a mix of Heart songs, covers and new songs. It would be easy for the Seattle native to lean on the classics, but by experimenting at this juncture of her career, Wilson shows she’s not ready to retire. Ann Wilson at the City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 712-2700; www. citynationalgroveofanaheim.com. 8 p.m. $45-$65. —DANIEL KOHN

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Welcome to the Jungle Paradise Kitty

Straight-up tribute bands are great, but some of the best ones put an emphasis on the music over resemblance to each band member. Case in point: The all-female, Guns N’ Roses tribute outfit Paradise Kitty. While the West Hollywood-based outfit obviously don’t resemble the original Appetite for Destruction crew, they do not disappoint in channeling the magnetism, talent and swagger of front man Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, et al. Singer Jenna Syde leads her fellow GNR-obsessed band mates in supplying brash, exciting, heavy-metal/hard-rock tunes to dedicated fans wherever they go. Paradise Kitty at the Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-2233; www.slidebarfullerton. com. 8 p.m. Free. 21+. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Born In the USA

Music of Springsteen The real Bruce Springsteen concluded his most recent shows in New Zealand with no news of an opera, Broadway musical based on his memoirs or another tour. Locally, tribute artist Matt Ryan and his faux E-Streeters lovingly impersonate the Boss—a genuine poet of social justice and democratic values—on Independence Day at the OC Fair. Performing Springsteen’s music, lyrics and unshy celebration of American idiom makes a just-sincere enough statement at this unapologetically populist Fourth of July pops lineup, with the Pacific Symphony providing their own tribute to the USA, with fireworks, star-spangled hoorah and patriotic anthems. Sandy, the fireworks are hailin’ over Costa Mesa tonight. . . . Music of Springsteen at Pacific Amphitheatre, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 7555799; www.pacificsymphony.org. 8 p.m. $25-$99. —ANDREW TONKOVICH


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Hot Pop Santoros

LA band Santoros do garage-y pop—or maybe poppy garage? They know how to write, sing or shout a good hook—with plenty of welcome roughness around the edges and a sound that hits a sweet spot between classics like Los Saicos (but the slow songs, not necessarily “Demolición!”) and contemporaries like the Growlers. Former OC-er Wyatt Blair is the mastermind behind indie powerhouse Lolipop and an absolute natural when it comes to pop. His Point Of No Return album put the power back in ’80s power ballads, and his new Broken Hearts project (with former Feeding People member Louis Filliger) splits the difference between the Plimsouls, Alex Chilton’s waved-out solo efforts and the closing credits of some Reagan-era kids’ movie. With openers Vaguess, it’s a night of high-energy no-bullshit punk with a welcome weirdo edge. Santoros, Wyatt Blair and Vaguess at the Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www.wayfarercm.com. 8 p.m. $7. 21+. —CHRIS ZIEGLER

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The long-running Beer & Bouldering event at Costa Mesa-based retailer Gear Coop presents an evening of shooting the breeze with a different adventurer or rock climber with crisp, cold beers.Today, climbers Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett will recount how they climbed El Capitan inYosemite in one day and screen their short film, SafetyThird. Guests can enjoy Gear Coop’s rock-climbing wall and free grub from Greenleaf SOCO while trying to win raffle prizes such as free gear from Gramicci, Evolv and Gear Coop. Aspiring climbers and outdoorsy people won’t want to miss out! Beer & Bouldering at Gear Coop, 3315 S. Hyland Ave., Ste. C, Costa Mesa, (714) 749-9355; www.facebook.com/ gearcoop. 5 p.m. Free. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Echo Sparks House Party Okay, so it’s not reaaaally a house party, per se, but tonight’s show takes place at Casa Costa Mesa with Orange County folk/Americana trio Echo Sparks, so it’ll still be a cozy affair. This group has been playing their traditional roots music across Southern California for years, while also hosting the occasional Americanamusic showcase at Santa Ana record store Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium. So kick back and enjoy two stellar sets while imbibing something from Casa’s new cocktail menu, which has been tailored for the summer heat. It ain’t called happy hour for nothing! Echo Sparks House Party at Casa Costa Mesa, 820 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 877-0075; casabarcostamesa.com. 8 p.m. Free. 21+. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Internationally known, London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law centers her work on humankind’s relationship to nature, specifically illustrated through installations of space overtaken with plant life and flowers. Casa Romantica commissioned Law to create a similar flourishing scene to educate visitors on horticulture using California native and drought-tolerant plants and hopefully inspire them to include such plants in their gardens. Visitors will want to come back more than once to witness Law’s blooms in place—although, let’s be real: the beauty and photogenic quality of this piece will certainly gain you more than the usual dozen likes on Instagram. Either way, Law’s limited-edition installation will be one that plant and flora enthusiasts will not want to miss. “Casa Coastal: Rebecca Louise Law” at Casa Romantica Cultural Center, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, (949) 4982139; www.casaromantica.org. 11 a.m. Through Aug. 13. $5. —AIMEE MURILLO

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gled in sliced onions and bushels of dill. Picking out a little of each, you construct your bowl, then pour on the stinky purple sauce made of fermented shrimp paste. It’s thrilling, filling and fun. And if you feel it puts you closer to the Mekong than the Seine, that’s okay because, well, most of the staff here don’t speak much French anyway, let alone English. COQ AU VIN 16033 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, (714) 884-4543. Open daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Lunch for two, $15-$30, food only. Beer and wine.

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f I told you there was a restaurant in Orange County where you could get a T-bone steak with fries for $11, you’d probably think I’m talking about Norms or Denny’s. But you’d be wrong. First of all, Norms nowadays charges about $15 for a T-bone. This restaurant’s $11 steak is almost the most expensive thing on the entire menu, with everything else hovering around $9, especially during lunch. The place I’m speaking of is Coq Au Vin in Little Saigon. More accurately, it’s in Fountain Valley, just across from Mile Square Park, which means it’s far enough away from the chaos of Bolsa, but still close enough that it must compete on prices. This French Vietnamese bistro isn’t the first or only one of its kind around these parts, and it joins Favori and Le Croissant Dore as reminders that Vietnam’s history under the French left an indelible mark on the cuisine. Just as at Le Croissant Dore, you can have bò kho, beef stew served with crusty French bread to dip into the gravy. And if you call ahead, you can also order a 14-inch fruit tart for $25 that easily feeds a dozen. The custard on the tart isn’t quite as silky as Le Croissant Dore’s, but it’s $5 cheaper, and the arrangement on the fruit is immaculate. Still, if you’re taking a date or celebrating something significant, you’re better off here than the dank environs of Favori or that cramped alcove Le Croissant Dore calls a dining room. Coq Au Vin is just a few months old, but word has quietly spread around town that it has the nicest, most thoughtfully themed space in the neighborhood. There’s a grand piano in the corner, and you sit in wicker chairs surrounded by murals designed to make you feel as if you’re at an outdoor café on the Champs-Élysées. On Father’s Day, the restaurant was packed with people who wanted to take their dads to a nice place but didn’t want to get gouged on the price of his steak dinner. That T-bone, by the way, is a bona-fide steak frites. The fries may be standard issue shoestring and the steak about as thick as an In-N-Out patty, but the meat is seared to the perfect level of caramelization. Most important, it’s gilded with a garlic-festooned butter-and-black-pepper sauce that renders the supplied bottle of A1 unnecessary. But it’s not the only steak on the menu: There’s also a filet mignon called bò né that’s served on a hot plate with a sunny-side-up egg, a square of pâté, vegetables and roasted potatoes. As the red-wine reduction drips off the steak, it sizzles on the cast iron. Since it’s one of those showpiece dishes that continues

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efore UberEATS and DoorDash and Postmates made every restaurant in the city deliverable, there were two order-in options in Long Beach: pizza and Thai food. With their placement often right across the street from each other (see: the corner of Broadway and Falcon), it almost seemed as if these restaurants thrived on the binary competition, poised to pick up the next order when our palates fatigued from the other. An anomaly among this dichotomy was always Dean’s Thai Curry Pizza, the only place smart enough to bring Long Beach’s two delivery loves into one kitchen, a marriage that (as the name now suggests) resulted in at least one signature dish combining the two cuisines. While Dean’s makes neither the best pizza nor the best Thai food in Long Beach, it also offers not the worst examples of either by any stretch, and it’s for sure the only one that is doing both of them well enough (and has been doing it for long enough) to become a bona-fide neighborhood institution. The namesake invention attracts curious diners all the way from LA. For the Thai curry pizza, instead of red marinara sauce, the kitchen uses a peanut-y red curry sauce, then tops it with a blanket of cheese and a sprinkling of tofu, onions, green peppers and basil, like a Panang curry morphed into pizza form. Nix the cheese, and it becomes the best vegan pizza in the city. Also worth a try is the tom yum pizza, Dean’s other custom mash-up, which is less known, but equally as interesting with all the pungent lemongrass and chile flavors of the hot-and-sour soup, plus mushrooms, chicken and a handful of cilantro. But it’s not all cross-cultural fusion tricks at this old-guard Long Beach pizzeria. Trek farther down the list of pies and

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you’ll be surprised by an Italian pizza with a creamy garlic-alfredo sauce, a Californiaclassic barbecue-chicken pizza and a more traditional supreme pizza, made with Dean’s chunky East Coast-style sauce. There’s also a lineup of hearty pastas, nearly a dozen sub sandwiches to choose from, and really good burgers and fries. The Thai menu is an unappreciated secret at Dean’s. In addition to styrofoam containers of pad Thai (sweet and bright orange) and combo fried rice (piled high with lots of meat), there are Americanized dishes such as teriyaki salmon and orange chicken. Take a chance on Dean’s Thai noodles, curries and seafood dishes; the Catfish Delight came crisply fried and coated in an aromatic red curry paste (a different one than the pizza’s), just like at Spicy Sugar. When not on a pizza, the curries are served in big portions with large chunks of vegetables in creamy, savory broths. Rad na noodles, pad see ew and pad woon sen are good ways to get out of the pad Thai rut, though the spiciness levels here definitely skew on the milder side. With so many other options for delivery in Long Beach now, people might scoff at the gimmicky trademark dish at Dean’s, but know that the tiny restaurant on the corner of Redondo and 10th was fusing its city’s two delivery loves long before it was cool, so you would never have to choose between Thai food and pizza again. Respect the legend, and dine in. DEAN’S THAI CURRY PIZZA 929 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, (562) 9873295; thaicurrypizzalb.com.


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would Straight Outta Compton make or break a movie about Tupac? Well, it’s simple: Compton was so detailed and well-thought-out it made me want to go buy all the N.W.A and gangsta-rap CDs I could find. It would be crazy not to expect the same or more from Eyez, so I was a little disappointed when I didn’t get that same feeling. I know it was a different director, but maybe Eyez’s Benny Boom should have contacted Compton’s Felix Gary Gray for some tips on how to not cut corners and what people are looking for in a movie like this. I just didn’t get as much fulfillment here as I did with Compton, which, to be fair, did set the bar very high.

MORE THAN MUSIC. While Eyez did

reflect on key parts of Pac’s music career, what I enjoyed most were the scenes offstage. I got to see the struggles he dealt with in his personal life, not just hear about it through his music. I always thought he had resentment toward his mother, but the film portrayed the opposite of that. I also thought I would recognize things in his life as shown onscreen that were in his lyrics. For example, there were no clips of his “crack baby” brother. The parts in the movie that show Pac with the woman he loves depict a softer side of him, which was a pleasure to see. The movie put the issues he faced being black, male and a rapper into perspective for those who have never experienced things like that. From unlawful harassment to the alleged-rape case, it seemed as if people in authority loved to hate him.

DEMETRIUS SHIPP JR. I know they say everyone has a twin out there, but damn! The first time I saw Shipp, he looked so similar to Pac that I tripped over my own feet and almost dropped my drink. I think Boom and his team did a phenomenal job finding a lookalike. That said, while Shipp

played the part well, I wished for a little more aggression from him. His Pac carried a gun and fought anyone at the drop of a dime, yet he gave off a softer, more sensitive feeling. IT WAS REAL SHITTY. There is no better way to describe it. Tupac was a product of his environment, and he rose above it to success. He sold more than 75 million records worldwide and released 11 platinum records, making him one of the highest-selling rap artists of all time. His devotion to his fans and his people was unparalleled. And that is what probably cost him his life. He made a choice to not stay in a Las Vegas hotel room with his girl; the movie showed him debating outside the door for a minute. How could he know that tiny decision would be his last? All Eyez On Me will continue to remind us that Shakur was an amazing, talented man who left us too soon, but his inspiration will never die. ALL EYEZ ON ME was directed by Benny Boom; written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian; and stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira and Kat Graham.

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music and only knew the mainstream Pac songs I heard on the radio or in the club. What I didn’t know (or don’t remember) were all the obstacles and struggles he dealt with, so I was expecting this movie to be like a Tupac 101, and it was more advanced for sure. I understand it’s hard to cram so much of one person’s life into two hours, but I felt it would have been worth the extra minutes to add more details about his life.

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he new movie about Tupac Shakur’s life, All Eyez On Me, has become as divisive as the debate over the rapper’s murder. After much anticipation, the film debuted to stinging criticism from critics—its Rotten Tomatoes score hovers below 24 percent—as well as from 50 Cent, Shakur’s Poetic Justice director John Singleton, and his close friend and Baltimore School for the Arts classmate Jada Pinkett Smith. And yet, All Eyez On Me has exceeded box-office expectations by hauling in $27 million during its June 16 opening weekend. I like Shakur’s music, always have, but growing up, I didn’t follow him as much as most people I know. So I went into the screening with fresh eyez, hoping that, despite the rebukes, the biopic would fill me in on what I missed. Here are my takeaways:

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to not just tell uplifting [stories], but to also tell complex and important stories.” “Considering the political climate right now, this absolutely could have been written yesterday,” says director Kari Hayter, a theater instructor at Cal State Northridge who staged Parade there last year. “It’s about a community struggling to keep alive, but with politicians trying to win them over in the middle of a climate that is full of intolerance and injustice. People’s emotional levels are high, tensions are high, and it’s a difficult time.” The play begins in Atlanta on Confederate Memorial Day in 1913. The next day, a young girl is found murdered in the basement of a pencil factory, and its manager, Leo Frank, a transplanted Brooklyn Jew, is the prime suspect. He’s fingered based on circumstantial evidence and highly dubious testimony. The case generates national attention, and thanks to the media frenzy, he’s basically convicted before the trial ends. That trial—as well as the musical—become a real-life metaphor of two of America’s most enduring and notorious character traits: race and urban-rural conflict. The show ends with Frank’s harrowing fate, but something it doesn’t touch on is that his trial and its aftermath resulted in the creation of two rather important footnotes in American history, the creation of the Anti-Defamation League and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. But Parade is ultimately a play about people, and it offers all the participants something that’s in very short supply in 2017 America. “Uhry’s libretto and Brown’s music work because they treat everyone in this story with respect and humanity, even as

many of them are committing inhumane acts,” Nguyen says. “The people in Parade want to play a part in their community so badly,” Hayter adds. “And I think Americans still want to be part of a [bigger] community, it’s what they believe in. And that’s where the conflict and disagreement and friction come from.” Hayter’s stripped-down concept of the play focuses on the people in that community. “There isn’t any blinding theatricality to it,” she says. “There’s nothing masking anything. It’s a very raw production—skeletal, really. . . . The actors are pretty much naked out there, and a lot relies on their ability to tell the story. It’s very exciting and, I think, a very different Parade than people would expect.” Like any good director, Hayter doesn’t want to tell her prospective audience what to think. But she still answers our question. “I would hope people maybe see themselves in this story and how they form their decisions and judgements and how we are so quick to believe the media,” Hayter says. “As dark of a musical as it is, I do feel it’s inspiring, and I hope it encourages people to approach their own views a little differently and be a bit more openminded in this time of racial tension and this political climate. If this helps people to open their hearts and minds in a different way, then I think we’ve done our job.” PARADE at the Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (888) 455-4212; chancetheater. com. Opens Fri. Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 & 7:30 p.m. Through July 30. $31-$45.

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racially charged murder in a part of the country where the Confederate flag still resonates for many. Local media sensationalism ignites intense national coverage. Grandstanding politicians sense opportunism, and inflammatory rhetoric helps to polarize public opinion. The rift between rural and urban America is revealed. And a proud community desperately tries to hold itself together. All this in a musical? Sure, Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s musical Parade won a Tony Award in 1999 and is based on a true story that begins in 1913. But its dark subject matter and thematic concerns seem eerily relevant in 2017. Maybe that’s why it’s experiencing a relative resurgence. The Chance Theater’s production is the third in OC since 2013, and according to Music Theatre International (www.mtishows. com), which tracks these kinds of things, there are 10 either in production or planned across the country by the end of the year. Those numbers are relative (there are more than 150 productions of Annie scheduled across America in the same time frame, including at the Chance in August). But considering Parade is anything but a feel-good, love-conquers-all vehicle of escapist musical confectionary, and as such not guaranteed to fill houses every night, that’s considerable. “We’re not expecting a great audience turnout,” says Oanh Nguyen, the Chance’s artistic director. “But while it’s important that we don’t tell people what to feel about it, we think it’s extremely relevant to what is happening today. . . . And it is an example of the power of musical theater

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help you’—because he was at wit’s end.” While Michelle wasn’t the first to inquire about buying the store, Leamon could tell he was serious. “I didn’t put much stock into it because people have expressed interest in buying the shop before, and it went nowhere,” Leamon says. “But this was a real quick process; he was dead-set.” The two struck a deal, and starting Saturday, Michelle will be the new owner of Left of the Dial. Though the store was on the verge of closing, it meant too much to both parties and the downtown Santa Ana community for the story to stop there. Leamon has spent several weeks showing Michelle the ropes as he transitions into his new career, and other business owners and patrons have come by the shop to lend their support, even dropping off records and offering to buy off some of his stock when the place officially reopens. “I saw the love of people who were excited about me being here, like I was some sort of hero,” Michelle says. “No, [Geoff ] is the hero. He stood by this place for eight years, through health issues and car accidents.” By the same token, the response Leamon received since announcing the store was closing was shocking. “We’ve been embraced by the community from the time we came in. Everyone’s been

so great over the years, including the old-school people in the neighborhood,” Leamon says. “As soon as I announced that we were closing, it was crazy how much response and support and thank-yous I got from people. Their kids came in and were influenced by a band or said, ‘Hey, you turned me on to this band,’ things like that. . . . That’s why I got into what I did.” Considering Leamon has spent years as part of the community and the evensmaller fraternity of local record-store owners, Michelle wanted to show him the impact he’s had on the local music scene. To do so, he’s partnering with the Frida Cinema to organize a July 9 fund-raiser to help Leamon with his expenses as he moves on with his life. (Details of the event had not yet been announced at press time.) “Everyone has a music memory that they love, and it takes them to a special place,” Michelle says. “Whatever’s going on in their lives, they can just come inside that door and breathe and go, ‘I like how I feel when I’m around music, when I hear music.’ I love that.” NJACKSON@OCWEEKLY.COM LEFT OF THE DIAL RECORDS 320 French St., Santa Ana, (657) 900-2275; www.facebook.com/leftofthedialrecords.

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impossible to keep a fledgeling record store afloat, and after eight years, he decided to call it quits. “I got to the point where closing is my only option,” he says. “I was struggling with rent and personal debt; it just became too much of a juggling act. It seemed like it was the only thing I could do, even though I didn’t want to.” But just as he was about to throw up his hands and his closing-sale signs, he was contacted by a guy from Mission Viejo with a similar dream to Leamon’s. Bill Michelle had spent years as a teacher’s aide for Capistrano Unified School District, teaching kids with autism, ADD and a variety of other learning disorders. Though he loved his job and had a talent and the patience for it, he felt he needed a chance to start over. Like plenty of Baby Boomers in love with his vinyl collection, Michelle had flirted with the idea of owning a record store. When he set out to do it, the tiny property he wanted to rent in South County was charging more than double what it was worth, more than any small record store could generate. So he continued searching. “Then I stumbled on this place,” Michelle says, referring to Left of the Dial. “I came in, made a purchase; I talked to Geoff, and I told him, ‘Don’t shut this store down. I’m gonna buy it; I’m gonna

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ast month, a conspicuous image popped up on the Facebook page of the soon-to-be-shuttered Left of the Dial Records in Santa Ana. It was a picture of owner Geoff Leamon’s face, with the bottom half coverd by a sheet of paper whose message was loud and clear: “Left of the Dial Lives!” Up until that point, anyone familiar with the record-store scene in Santa Ana would’ve said the opposite about the beloved shop, which, despite Leamon’s best efforts, had fallen on hard times. We’ll spare you the cliché tale of a poor store owner grappling with the plight of the crumbling record industry. Even in a world in which people favor free digital over pricey wax, Leamon was doing all right. “As much as my life became a struggle, I would still wake up every day and thank God I was going into a record store to work,” Leamon says. “It was still amazing. That’s why it took me so long to decide to close.” Over the past several years, Leamon faced a stream of gut-punching misfortunes: various medical issues including Crohn’s disease, piling-up medical bills and two car accidents (one in which he was hit by a drunk, another by a distracted texter). He felt as if he were trapped in a downward spiral that made it almost

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ast year, a rising Jheri-curled rapper was shot as he left his studio in South Broadway. After a very brief stint in the hospital—think a couple of hours, not days—G Perico was onstage at the Roxy. And the magnetic performer born Jeremy Nash Lane has never let that moment take anything away from his razor-sharp focus on success. Calling him a throwback would be lazy, though his laid-back flow and swagger are reminiscent of G-funk’s finest. His relentless work ethic rightfully landed Perico on many must-watch lists for 2017, and just last month, he released the much-anticipated, equally well-received All Blue. “[The attention is] expected, but not really,” he says. “I wanted it to do well, but I never thought people would be fuckin’ with it across the country. I’m just trying to create that fire.” Being spoken of as the next great West Coast rapper can be a blessing and a burden. As anyone familiar with the 27-yearold’s demeanor would assume, he’s used it as motivation. “It’s easier to focus,” Perico says. “Before people were starting to catch on, I don’t want to say I was frustrated or worried, but it was the type of feeling that I hoped people fucked with us. I know what I’m doing is working, and it’s letting me know that me staying in the studio and coming up with these dope ideas is working and making it to the people. It’s putting pressure on myself that I need to do better shit the next time.” Further separating Perico from his

By Daniel Kohn contemporaries is his dynamic live show. A cursory search of “G Perico live” on YouTube will net you a slew of results that leaves you gasping and wanting to see more. “The performances are the best part of this,” he says. “When I came out with All Blue and seeing the people going with me word for word, there’s no better feeling than that. That’s what I work hard for. I’m not just putting together clever words; I’m telling a story. I grew up around crackheads, and this is a crazy analogy, but when I see people enjoying my stories that I worked so hard to put together in a musical format, it’s like seeing people trying to chase that first hit. Facing that energy when I go onstage, it’s some crazy shit that I can’t explain.” As he lets All Blue marinate with a wider audience while performing behind it, Perico plans to head into the studio and release another EP as well as a smaller project later this year. The rapper is cognizant of the hard work necessary to achieve his goal of becoming a career artist. “If I keep doing the same shit, it gets kinda redundant,” Perico explains. “It won’t be as tight. I want to reflect what’s going on right now and keep that fingerprint [of vintage G-funk] still in there. I have to corner my market now—that’s what’s up.” G PERICO performs at the Constellation Room, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com. July 8, 11 p.m. $15. All ages.


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June 29, 2017 – OC Weekly