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For Better or Worse—Much Worse A trans-Pacific marriage made in hell makes for an epic OC courthouse showdown

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hina’s Juxia “Angel” Qin and Orange County’s Thomas Burton met through Qpid Network’s Chnlove website, sent each other emails, chatted on Skype and visited several times before making a monumental 2010 decision. Believing they’d found everlasting love, they married in a state confidential ceremony in her native Wuhan, an historic city on the Yangtze River. “It is through their help I can find my love and happiness,” Qin wrote with the help r scott of a translator in moxley praise of Qpid. “We happily became husband and wife in the end.” Sadly, fate didn’t concur. The marriage became a disaster that has prompted five years of contentious litigation landing on the desks of at least eight judges, somehow ensnarling current White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and involving allegations of brutal, unwanted sex; petty bickering; domestic violence; and a fraudulent immigration plot certain to terrify anyone planning a quick marriage to a person from the other side of the planet. From Qin’s January 2012 arrival at LAX with a K-1 visa, the union took just 55 days to collapse with the arrival of police at the front door. Marriages between people from the same background can be tough, but this arrangement began with built-in hurdles. Burton didn’t speak Mandarin. Qin knew skeletal English. He earned about $10,000 per month at a Fountain Valley engineering firm as a drafting designer. She made $600 per month working in a Chinese bridal shop. Neither understood the other’s native customs, attitudes and expectations. Both experienced failed prior marriages, yet wrongly assumed their shared Christian faith would guide them through new matrimonial landmines. “Unknown to Burton, Qin’s sole purpose to marry Burton was to use him to obtain a temporary permanent residence status to enter the United States,” Burton’s attorney Shun C. Chen of Irvine wrote this year in a court brief. “Immediately after Qin arrived in the U.S., she turned into a totally different person, wanted to control Burton’s income and assets, and initiated endless and bitter arguments against him to seek to create a fight.” According to Chen, the woman aimed to qualify for protection under the fed-

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eral Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), which can allow domesticviolence victims expedited access to a “green card” instead of waiting the customary two years, a period when the American spouse has the power to nullify a marriage and block citizenship. Burton’s courthouse story of victimization supports Chen’s contention. He says on March 5, 2012, Qin harangued him for not eating dinner with her. “I tried to ignore her, hoping she would give up the verbal assault, but she continued to argue, and I eventuDIVORCE, OC-STYLE ally found myself arguing back,” he told an Orange County Superior Court judge. “Desperately wanting her to stop, I charges that were eventually dismissed grabbed her coat and tried to move her after he pleaded guilty of disturbing the toward the [bedroom] door. She grabbed peace, a fact he has cited as proof their the footboard of the bed, and it broke, last fight was overblown. and we both fell over it, breaking it com“[Qin] reacted to this event as a woman pletely off. . . . I got up and lifted her by in China would need to react,” the thenthe jacket and carried her headfirst out of 51-year-old man explained in court two the bedroom. She may have caused some weeks after his arrest. “She would not bruises to herself again when she did this. get help from anyone unless the matter I laid her on the floor gently and told her sounded very serious. She has made many not to follow me back into the room. She false statements in regards to my relatried to follow several times, but I placed tions with her. . . . [We] are both Chrismy hand over her head to prevent her tians that struggle with misunderstandfrom getting up. Then, I went into the ings between language and cultures. I room and locked the door.” love my wife and would never try to harm Qin told authorities a different verher. I want to forgive her, and I hope that sion hinging on Burton’s alleged Biblishe will forgive me.” cal requirement that she submit to his That sentiment evaporated after he demand for “rough sex with me every decided Qin, 37, played him to win the day, several times a day.” She claims he “lottery,” U.S. citizenship. In divorce prolost his cool that day, “screaming” and ceedings, the two hurled insults, and he “repeatedly” throwing her to the floor fought paying spousal support of $800 after she’d protested painful intercourse for eight months plus her $15,000 in legal that drove her violently into the headcosts. Nonetheless, a superior court judge board. “[He] said I didn’t satisfy him determined sufficient evidence proved sexually [that] morning and made him a marriage that justified the payments. lose interest,” Qin claims. “He started In April 2016, the California Court of throwing things and yelled all kinds of Appeal agreed, observing the couple’s bad things at me, calling me stupid and bond started strong and ended when they other words that I didn’t understand.” learned they weren’t compatible. According to Qin, she suffered bruises “Although the marriage did not last on her face, arms, ankles and torso long, emails between the parties show before fleeing for help at Calvary Chapel, Qin initially did not want a divorce but where employees contacted law enforcewanted counseling to address their probment. Burton ended up in jail, facing lems,” appellate justices ruled. “Burton

wrote the marriage would be fine if only she would stop nagging, complaining and provoking his anger. He wished she would be more obedient and quiet. . . . Qin adequately demonstrated a dire need for financial assistance.” Burton refuses to move on despite his loss. In September 2016, he used the Freedom of Information Act to seek Qinrelated records possessed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which encompasses U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He wrote, “I believe Juxia Qin has made false statements and accusations about me regarding the status of our relationship and marriage.” DHS bureaucrats refused to comply, claiming he needed her consent to see any documents. Inside Orange County’s Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, Burton filed an April lawsuit against then-DHS secretary Kelly. The move seems more of a complaint that VAWA gave Qin “a free hand to submit false information as a conceived scheme to obtain immigration benefits” than a records request. Officials responded in late July by insisting, “No records have been improperly withheld.” The dispute is now in the hands of U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford. RSCOTTMOXLEY@OCWEEKLY.COM

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» gustavo arellano DEAR MEXICAN: I’m half-Mexican and half-white on my conservative Christian, Republican father’s side. Growing up, I was discouraged from learning Spanish by my father and his family (though mi abuela tried to teach me anyway), so I’m currently having to learn as an adult. My father’s family always tried to impress upon me their specific beliefs on all topics; my grandfather and I have gotten into arguments since I was 8 about his racist attitude toward those of a brown background, and I’m constantly having to remind him that me and mi prima are both half-Mexican (her on her father’s side), even going to the extent of adding Perez to my last name (it’s my mom’s maiden name) and going by Morgan-Perez for the past few years. I know what I had to deal with growing up, and now with the whole immigration fiasco, my grandfather continues on and on. My little 8-year-old prima is stuck in the middle and is really starting to feel bad about herself because of this—she is torn between loving her grandpa and loving her personal background. How can I help her? Confused Half-Breeda DEAR POCHO: If having you and your little cousin as grandkids hasn’t convinced your abuelito that Mexicans are good people, then que se vaya a la chingada. Blood is thicker than water, they say—but it’s not thicker than horchata, so Mexicans ain’t obliged to genuflect before their elders. There’re entire swaths of cousins who didn’t talk to their grandmas for decades because of some perceived slight the abuelas paid on their mom or dad back in the rancho. And, sometimes, the grandma or grandpa in the family was an unrepentant asshole. Respect and honor is very

important for Mexicans, but so is common sense, so I’d tell your primita to tell your grandpa to fuck off and be proud of her Mexican part—best thing you can do to shape her young mind. DEAR MEXICAN: I’ve read many of the letters people have sent you, and I must say that it seems a little one-sided. I’m a Welshman, trying to get my green card. I spent nine months in La Habra, and in my experience, the friendliest people were the Mexican community. I received better service at Gonzalez Northgate Markets than I did at Walmart. The other customers were friendlier, too. So, my question is: Why do you get so many letters from people who appear to dislike or even hate Mexicans? Soon-to-Be Immigrant DEAR TAFFY: I found your letter behind a nopal in my archives, so I’m not sure what year you sent this letter in. What you describe was once true, but it ain’t the case anymore. Time was when the Mexican would get cartloads of nasty letters from losers—but since I always get the last word, they got a can of chile powder thrown on their pride again and again, and word got around. Nowadays, straight-out hate letters are as rare in my mailbox as a Mexican FIFA World Cup championship because the haters know better than to write in, even though we live in a historically bad time for Mexicans in el Norte. I think all good people can take a lesson from my experience: When the haters go for you, don’t ignore them—fight back with humor, stats and DESMADRE, and they’ll scatter away like the cucarachas they are. ASK THE MEXICAN at themexican@askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, or ask him a video question at youtube.com/askamexicano!

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ore than a shredding guitar player, thundering drummer or even a wearing his fandom on his sleeve. “I love to make artists and musicians comfortguttural vocalist, Jose Mangin knows how to ensure the local metal able, and I want them to tell me that the interview was fun and they got to say community gets heard. what they wanted to say,” Mangin says. “I want them to be in the elevator on the On a recent Wednesday night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, way down from wherever our interview is and overhear them say, ‘That was the the sounds of Satan echo from the small, densely packed Constellation Room. best interview I have ever done.’” Metalheads swarm the stage during the inaugural Affliction Metal Night, sponMangin has also hosted such music festivals as Carolina Rebellion, Knotfest sored by Seal Beach-based Affliction Clothing. As the road crew and Rock Allegiance. After providing black-carpet coverage at previous for headlining band Kyng complete their soundcheck, Mangin Revolver Golden Gods Awards shows, he was promoted last year to coprepares to warm up the crown. Sporting a rugged Affliction host with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine of the Revolver Music Awards. T-shirt, ripped jeans and gauged earrings, he runs onto the stage After eight years as brand ambassador, Mangin was promoted in front of a sweaty, savage crowd. two years ago to his current role by OC-based apparel company “Before Kyng comes out, let’s give it up for all of the photograAffliction to move his New York-based SiriusXM show to Seal phers and the security guards working hard for you here tonight,” Beach and broadcast from the company’s OC headquarters.“It Mangin says. “We are all together to support local bands here in was natural for me to want Jose to work with us because of his Orange County and to support metal.” passion for the brand,” says Eric Foss, owner/design direcIf the genre’s spiritual essence—euphoria, aggression, tor for Affliction Clothing. “By having him in the OC, he BY RACH A E L M AT T I CE confidence and power—could be collected into human form, has been able to integrate more into our social media and it would resemble Mangin. The radio host and newly appointed vice president of be a louder voice for our company. The rock and metal music fans have embraced brand management for Affliction is one of the metal world’s biggest ambassadors. our brand since the beginning, so outfitting bands is a top priority.” » CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 Despite his own metal empire—or perhaps because of it—Mangin isn’t shy about


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Aside from getting metal gods from all over the world introduced to the clothing brand and wearing the gear, he’s giving OC metal bands their biggest platform in years by putting their music on satellite radio and online. And for him, that’s only the beginning. Mangin brought with him the weekly locals-only night he used to host at a New Jersey bar. “Building a strong metal scene around where I live is very important to me,” Mangin says. “I want to see their eagerness to play and [for them to] try to impress me to get them on the radio. I want to see the local talent and introduce it to the world.”

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efore Mangin began living every metalhead’s dream, he struggled to live the American dream. Growing up in Douglas, Arizona, a U.S./ Mexican border town with a population of approximately 17,000, more than 30 percent of whom live below the poverty line, his life didn’t come with too many perks. Although Mangin’s dad supported his metal interests and would hand-make flyers for his son’s high-school band, Damnation, he concentrated on teaching Mangin about the importance of education. “I knew by my sophomore year that I needed to do something with my education; otherwise, I would end up in jail or crossing drugs or transporting for easy money,” Mangin says. “Douglas was a border town, so it had militias [and] illegals, and everyone was involved in the drug business. It was a battle zone from the beginning.” His scholarly vigor gravitated toward science and chemistry, though many of his teachers doubted his abilities because of his scraggly appearance. After graduating third in his high-school class with a perfect grade-point average and the most scholarships, he attended the University of Arizona on a full-ride scholarship, with the intent to pursue a career in pharmacy. “I had the longest hair of any dude there, and I proved to all my teachers and all these people who thought I was going to be nobody that I could smoke weed, have tattoos, be a metalhead and do something awesome,” Mangin says. “That was my first big taste of success and knowing how it felt.” While in college, he primarily focused on school and science, but his first introduction to radio life came during a Spanish guitar class. The music director of KAMP Student Radio recruited him after overhearing him play some metal riffs. Though Mangin initially declined, he soon volunteered to work at the tiny station hidden in the basement of the student union. The metal memorabilia that covered the walls instantly mesmerized him. He eventually became KAMP’s first metal director and inaugurated the once-a-week show Beyond the Pit. In those college-radio days, he never

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imagined that decades later, there would be such a high demand for his attention. At any given time, he says, he gets hundreds of texts and emails from bands and agents pitching him new music. “I get hit up by friends of family, by friends of friends, at concerts and festivals, at events, at restaurants, in bars, by electricians and cable installers,” Mangin says with a laugh. “People even hound my sister. It’s crazy, but I love it. I know [SiriusXM] moves the needle with selling albums and concert tickets.” Mangin’s energetic spirit and stoner positivity can be infectious. During his interviews, he’s likely to offer his subjects a hit off his vape pen and a glass of tequila from his liquor cabinet before diving into conversations about their past and their music. His interviews are bookended by deep-gutted screams during name introductions and outros. Whether he’s in a studio or bumping into fans at a festival, he greets people with a warm smile and a solid handshake, all while sporting his trademark turquoise bracelets from his home state; cannabis socks covered by Converse; and spiked, blackened hair. “Not only is he a radio personality, but he’s also almost a rock star himself,” says Vinnie Paul Abbott, longtime friend of Mangin and the drummer for Hellyeah and formerly for Mangin’s favorite band, Pantera. “He goes out to the shows; he goes to meet-and-greets. He’s a well-known figure, and people want to say hello to him or get his autograph just as much as [that of ] the bands they are at the show to see.” While at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino last November, Mangin rarely stood still for longer than a few minutes. A natural speed walker, he’s often stopped by fans who ask for a photo or offer to buy him a Modelo. Many times, the requests come from the pits in front of the stage, where you’ll typically find him watching concerts with his wife of 16 years, Melissa, who often joins the fans for photos. “It’s cool because everyone knows I’m married,” Mangin says, adding that people often ask about his wife; daughters, Mya and Ava; and dog, Rocky Dimebag. “I’ve always wanted Melissa to be there with me because everything I do in life is going to be metal.” Though outsiders might perceive metal as violent and dark devil music, Mangin is confident enough in its power to raise his own children on it. “My two daughters are very much involved in my metal and entertainment life, and it’s changed their lives, and they respect it,” Mangin says. “They’ve gone to metal shows with us since they were babies. They’ve gotten to hang out with musicians; we have parties all the time. They are part of my radio show. They are just in it.”

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he was a part-time DJ. When he won the Metal Director of the Year award in Album Network magazine, industry executives took notice, including TVT Records in New York. The label offered the young DJ a position as metal director, promoting bands such as Sevendust, Nothing Face and Nashville Pussy to other music connoisseurs. Mangin called his dad for advice about the opportunity and was surprised to hear his father regretted not pursuing his own passion to be an attorney before being pressured to join the U.S. Army pre-Korean War. “He told me, ‘If you don’t do this, you’ll be miserable and regret it like me. You’ve been into this music your whole life, and you’re so good at this. We hated it for a while, but this is you,’” Mangin says. His tenure at TVT lasted a few short months before he discovered Sirius satellite radio through alternative-radio music programmer Jerry Rubino. The science, technology, investment and 24/7 music cycles bewitched him, and he sent a seven-page email to Sirius’ metal director about how he “lives, shits and breathes metal music.” Label exec Don Kaye sent back only a two-sentence reply, agreeing to meet with Mangin; he eventually invited him to the Sirius headquarters in Times Square. But it was Sirius executive Maria Carchidi who was interested in Mangin’s charisma, especially his Latin background, and would make him a star. “I told her I was Mexican-American, spoke Spanish and rattled off a bunch of Latino rock bands to her, and they hired me to build the rock department at Sirius and the metal channel with Don in September 2000,” Mangin says. Mangin programmed the alternative rock en español channel and the metal Hard Attack—which is now 17 years old—

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so much in high school that he made a Testament logo in woodshop, he felt overwhelmed when Billy gave him a Foster’s beer and offered him some hash. “I was like, ‘Really? With Chuck Billy?’ I had to gather myself,” he recalls. “I never forgot how Chuck made me feel like a badass at 19 years old. To this day, he’s one of my best friends in metal, and I respect him. I keep that memory in mind so I can do big things for small bands and big things for big bands.” When he moved to Memphis for pharmacy graduate school, he brought Beyond the Pit to WMFS FM-92.9, where

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trail of cannabis smoke lingers across the private showroom from the Pantera room upstairs in Affliction Clothing’s Seal Beach headquarters. Mangin is huddled in front of his computer, about to conduct an interview with Testament members Eric Petersen, Chuck Billy and Gene Hoglan before their Brotherhood of the Snake album-release party. Melissa is busy in the back, readying Satan’s Jizz— the family’s signature spicy jalapeño, Riazul margarita mix—for guests. Despite claiming to do zero preparation for his interviews, Mangin methodically writes down everything from the name of the band and their album to the names of the members and the mic number each is using. The heavy-metal scientist at heart even determines rotations of songs by category and frequency, a formula to which he attributes his channels’ success. “Even how I program my channels is analytical,” he says. He wasn’t always able to handle a radio show so effortlessly. Mangin recalls a catastrophic on-air interview with Black


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times he has been able to chill. He talks about a few of his devotions outside of metal, such as his love for horror movies and his obsession with watching CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Suddenly, he realizes he has to pick up his daughter from cheer practice. Punctuality is one of his weaknesses, Mangin explains as he jumps into his SUV. “I live fast. I walk fast; I listen to fast music. I’m a fast dude,” he says. “It’s because I’m always late, though.” Even in panicked-parent mode, he can’t help but talk about how he strives to make OC an even bigger hub for metal and hard rock and feels a responsibility to give back. “I’d like to do more local shows in addition to Affliction Metal Night or have local bands stop and play at my studio and have them invite their friends,” he says. “I want to get [local] metal bands amped up to be from where they grew up and wear their local flag proudly.” For someone whose life continues to improve because of the music he loves, giving back in a way that makes even more people connected to metal is something Mangin says he’ll never stop doing. “[Everything good in my life] has all happened because of metal. Metal, metal, metal!” he yells, sounding a bit like a cheerleader himself. “It is very weird to go from the border of Mexico and being poor and having nothing to being recognized and having your idols giving you praise.”

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balance they were seeking. “Melissa has never wanted to be ‘the chick’; she wants to be powerful on her own without me and has a successful career [in the apparel industry],” Mangin says. “Without her, without her leadership and without her financial success, I would not be able to host a festival in Jacksonville or Carolina or do some of the other incredible things I get to do.” The move also fulfilled a childhood dream for Mangin. “I joke that I will get ‘OC’ tattooed on my face,” he says, “because I love the school districts here, the concert venues, the beach, the attitude, the spirit, the marijuana, the tequila, Mexican culture and tacos.”

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tells those aspiring to be involved in what he does to not expect cash in return. “At least I took that chance. I didn’t graduate from high school and decide to be a heavy-metal DJ.” With the Affliction title and move to California came the chance for Mangin to feel financially stable as well as the opportunity for a more flexible schedule to be home with his family. “We know what it’s like to live dime-to-dime and off $20 in a week,” Melissa says. “I couldn’t go to shows a lot with Jose [in the past] because someone would have to watch the kids, and paying for a nanny costs money. I became very bitter because I would work all day, and then come home and take care of the kids, while Jose’s job was like a party. It affected us.” The transition to Orange County from the East Coast wasn’t without other challenges, but all members of the Mangin family are more active and found the

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Label Society’s Zakk Wylde during his New York DJ days. The long-haired viking guitarist was drinking at the time and came into the SiriusXM studio already buzzed on Beck’s, chains wrapped around his neck. “I had notes prepared, but he was fucking with me the whole time. He got up to play the piano, and I lost control of the interview,” Mangin recalls. “I couldn’t follow any of my notes; it was awful and embarrassing. He crushed me and made me out to be a little peon. I learned quickly that I have to be in charge of interviews, and I sort of threw preparing out the window after that.” Despite the heaviness of the music his subjects play, Mangin does his best to keep interviews light and entertaining without turning it into a psychology session or poking at skeletons in a musician’s closet. “How many times does Vinnie [Paul Abbott] have to talk about his brother dying?” Mangin asks rhetorically. “It’s so much stress, and I’d much rather be positive because that’s just my mode. A lot of these musicians are friends, and I don’t want to ask them to talk about dark topics that will lead them down those caves. That probably makes me a shitty journalist, but that’s okay. I’d rather be this.” Mangin’s most memorable moments are from gigs for which he didn’t even get paid. “There’s no money in metal or this stuff; it’s hard,” Mangin says. Early in his career, he wasn’t paid to go to shows or reimbursed for anything, and he often

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So-Cal Hoedown Pre-Party We all know Jello Biafra was the front man of über-alles California punk band the Dead Kennedys. But Biafra’s always been into a lot more than just punk, and his all-vinyl Incredibly Strange Dance Party is set to be a tour d’obscure through the primordial era of (mostly) pre-Beatles rock & roll, to include plenty of happily deranged 45s from the bottomless pits of unknown R&B, rockabilly, surf, exotica, garage rock (the undiluted ’60s kind), and much more. (Fans of Howie Pyro, Jonathan Toubin and Norton Records should be all over this—and probably already are.) Support comes from locals Matt Beld and Vince Maldonado of the Mad Mike-ian Dynamic Duo Radio Hour, who are very much dedicated to this same howlin’, screamin’, pleadin’, freakin’-out spirit. These are the records time forgot—but once you hear some, you’ll remember them forever. So-Cal Hoedown Pre-Party with Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange Dance Party and guest DJs Matt Beld and Vince Maldonado at Diego’s Rock-N-Roll Bar & Eats, 220 E. Third St., Santa Ana, (855) 946-3472; www.diegosbarsa.com. 8 p.m. $10. 21+. —CHRIS ZIEGLER

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Summertime In the LBC What would the love child of the Art Laboe Show and How the West Was Won look like? The lineup for Summertime In the LBC sure comes close. But even the union of G-Funk and Oldies But Goodies doesn’t cover the eclecticism of the all-day concert aboard the Queen Mary! For all the West Coast hiphop-heads, Summertime delivers hometown heroes Tha Dogg Pound, DJ Quik & Suga Free, Warren G, The Lady of Rage, YG, and 50 Cent. But wait, there’s more! The Mary Jane Girls, Brenton Wood, Zapp, Lil’ Rob and MC Magic round out performers sure to please the killer oldies crowd. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will turn the Queen Mary into the Mother Ship. Hell, Wu-Tang Clan, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Hieroglyphics, Souls of Mischief, and Bone Thugs N Harmony are all set to rock the mic, too! Oh, and what event calling itself Summertime In the LBC would be complete without the Dove Shack? Now, let me hear you say, “Oooh, ahh!” Summertime In the LBC at the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Ave., Long Beach, (877) 342-0738; www.summertimeinthelbc.com. Noon. $85-$200. —GABRIEL SAN ROMÁN

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Hailing from Malibu, singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat burst into the mainstream consciousness through Myspace (those were the days, eh?) and went on to secure numerous Grammy, Billboard and American Music Award nominations (including a couple of wins) for her solo work and collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift. Caillat’s mellow, poppy acoustic songs have garnered her millions of fans, and she has lent her songwriting talents to artists such as Hilary Duff and The Walking Dead soundtrack. She and partner Justin Young make a tour stop tonight at Costa Mesa’s Pacific Amphitheatre, where Caillat’s acoustic tunes will blend splendidly with Young’s Hawaiian-contemporary stylings. Colbie Caillat and Justin Young at Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1500; www. pacamp.com. 7:30 p.m. $27.50-$57.50.

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#TheFutureIsFolded Long Beach Zine Fest

“Don’t hate the media; become the media,” Jello Biafra once stated, and today you can engage with DIY media creators at the third-annual Long Beach Zine Fest. The festival features a marketplace of more than 100 different zine makers from creators around North America on a diverse number of topics. In addition,

there are workshops and panels lead by representatives from a variety of zine subcultures, 3D printing, a zine-making more  station and live online music headlined OCWEEKLY.COM by Long Beach’s own Rudy de Anda. Google analytics can’t touch this art! Long Beach Zine Fest at Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, (562) 437-1689; www.lbzinefest.com. 11 a.m. Free. —HEATHER MCCOY

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Hi-Time Charity Cook-Off Come support Orange County’s favorite wine, spirits and cigar store, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, at its 11th annual Charity Chili CookOff. This year’s Mardi Gras-themed party brings together a good cause and a good time with masquerade masks, food, libations and, of course, beads—lots of beads! More than 30 local restaurants and businesses will

be serving up some tasty chili along with raffle prizes and live music performances by RAS, All Star Trio and the American Vagrants, so invite family and friends for a day of fun. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange County. Hi-Time Charity Chili Cook Off at HiTime Wine Cellars, 250 Ogle St., Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463; www.hitimewine. net. Noon. Admission only, $10; admission, plus 20 raffle/drink tickets, $20. —CYNTHIA REBOLLEDO

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Let Yourself Go Full Moon Yoga

What could be a better way to feel like one with the universe than a thoughtful meditation and yoga practice under the moon? Tonight’s Full Moon Yoga session occurs during the lunar eclipse in Aquarius, allowing the cosmic energy of this passage to inspire mindfulness and help to give perspective and reflection on personal relationships, emotions and the fraught imbalances within us. The ceremony begins with a Kundalini Kriya and concludes with a chanting session to honor the moon’s energy. Nothing like a little fine tuning for your mind, body and soul! Full Moon Yoga at the courtyard of Under the Sun, 244 E. Third St., Long Beach, (562) 912-7500; www.facebook. com/underthesunlb. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Arguably the greatest group to emerge during the early-’90s wave of rock en español acts, Café Tacvba remain a formidable presence in the Mexican alt-rock genre. Seeing Café Tacvba play live nowadays might not be as possible, so allow La Chilanga Banda to provide that pleasure. The tribute outfit are dedicated to delivering the closest experience to seeing Café Tacvba play live as possible, with clear intent on bringing up the energy level among the standing-room-only crowd. La Chilanga Banda play all the hits, and their lead singer even dresses up as El Chapulin Colorado (a.k.a., one of Mexico’s favorite comic superheroes). Get ready to rock out! La Chilanga Banda with Casa de Calacas at the Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 8717469; www.slidebarfullerton.com. 8 p.m. Free. 21+. —AIMEE MURILLO


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Artists have always been inspired by the magnificence of nature. While paintings and illustrations have always prevailed as the predominant mediums to depict landscapes and fauna, Artists Republic Gallery brings a new, contemporary approach. Its latest group exhibition, “Art & Nature,” offers artistic interpretations of the natural world and wildlife, mixing in genres such as collage, abstract painting and design. See larger pieces by Bay area artists Chad Hasegawa, Kristin Farr and Justin Angelos, with 10-by-10-piece artworks by more than 30 artists from around the country. Stop by, take a gander and consider an outdoors excursion away from your regular urban jungle. “Art & Nature” at Artists Republic Gallery, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 137, Anaheim, (949) 988-0603; artists-republic. com. Noon.Through Aug. 20. Free.

Over the past decade, a number of female comics have made the leap into the mainstream, and Iliza Shlesinger is among those standard bearers. Since winning Last Comic Standing in 2008, the comedian has forged ahead with a slew of guest spots, shows, specials and podcasts. Her sharp-witted brand of feminism and pop-culture quips can be found on her digital scripted series, Forever 31, which is currently streaming on ABC.com and Hulu and is slated for a second season. The 34-year-old just launched her first talk show, Truth & Iliza, and her book the book Girl Logic will be released later this year. Catch this edgy, evocative performer tonight at the Irvine Improv. Iliza Schlesinger at Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, (949) 8545455; irvine.improv.com. 8 p.m.; also Aug. 11-12. $30-$60. 18+. —DANIEL KOHN

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Ever since their breathless single “Shout Pts. 1 & 2” debuted in 1959, the Isley Brothers have proven to be one of the most talented, memorable voices in soul music.They dropped single after single of funky jams thoughout the 1970s and ’80s and haven’t wavered in producing new music. (Fun fact: Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” sampled the Isley Brothers’ “Footsteps in the Dark Pts. 1 & 2,” while Notorious B.I.G. sampled their “Between the Sheets” for his song “Big Poppa.”) At tonight’s glorious performance, the group are paired with fellow titans of funk, the Commodores, on a once-in-a-lifetime bill that’s perfect for soul aficionados and funk freaks alike! The Isley Brothers and the Commodores at the Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1500; www.pacamp.com. 7 p.m. $35-$67.50.

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SUPER DIAMOND DOKKEN An Intimate Evening w/ JD SOUTHER TIERRA DESPERADO THE ALARM full band THE SWEET HONK / VENICE DAVID LINDLEY KEVIN NEALON THE RAT PACK Live From Las Vegas GUN BOAT KINGS LARRY CARLTON THE ULTIMATE STONES WILD CHILD DOYLE BRAMHALL II IAN HUNTER & THE RANT BAND LEO KOTTKE AL DI MEOLA POCO feat. Rusty Young DSB (Journey Tribute) PAT BOONE OC HOUSEWIVES SPONGE - Performing “Rotting Pinata” 9/30 Intimate Solo/Acoustic Listening Performance by CITIZEN COPE 10/6 JUMPING JACK FLASH’S “Stones & Stewart Show” 10/7 YOUNG DUBLINERS 10/8 RIK EMMETT of Triumph Acoustic 10/12 TIM REYNOLDS & TR3 10/13 THE DRIFTERS 10/14 WHICH ONE’S PINK? Performing “Animals” 10/21 MARTHA DAVIS & THE MOTELS 10/22 SARAH JAROSZ 10/25 STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS 10/26 STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS 10/27 AMERICA

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determined the group had never eaten at a food truck, let alone Free Range’s. I also admit I never tried Free Range LA But I no longer need to. The first part of the café’s menu was composed of the truck’s greatest hits. There were two versions of its tempura-battered chicken sandwich on it: the original, with a vinegar coleslaw, and one with a Sriracha-and-honey glaze. Rounding out the signature truck items were an avocado toast and two other biscuit sandwiches. All involved egg. And I’ve yet to visit Free Range Cafe without ordering the crispy potatoes, in which a baked Russet is “handtorn” into bite-sized chunks, then deep-fried until the outer parts turn golden, the insides steamy, and the skin gnarled and crunchy. Everything else was unique to this café, executed with a breezy simplicity, especially the plated dishes. Chief among them was the cucumber-and-melon salad, which wasn’t so much a salad as an interpretation of what you get at a sidewalk fruit cart. In my bowl, locally harvested watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumber and avocado swam in a puddle of lime crema. Over the top was a dusting of a house-made version of Tajín. As the juices spurted and the spices burned, the crema cooled and soothed. Hopefully, this salad remains on the menu permanently, but it’s more than likely we’ve seen the last of it. Free Range Cafe seems to operate on the whims of the farmers’ market. A kale-and-avocado salad with a soy-sesame vinaigrette I once enjoyed has since disappeared from the menu. But so has the greasy bowl of sautéed snow peas mislabeled as snap

peas. On another week, I ate fried chicken wings, their skin beautifully rendered to a crackle, then caked with a chile-flecked spice rub; the next week, it was gone. Among the items that I hope will still be there when you read this review is the roasted half-chicken. But how it looks one week might be different than the next. Earlier incarnations of the dish had the chicken as whole, bone-in pieces served on an arugula salad with dried cherries and torn toasted bread. By the time I got around to trying it, the chicken was served boneless, the arugula were left on their stems, the cherries were now currants, and an insignificant amount of toum was smeared on the plate. But even with the revision, it’s still the best thing I’ve eaten here, with the skin crispy and the meat juicy and spackled with herbs. It must also be noted that Free Range Cafe has recently changed how it handles tips. One week, as usual, I added a tip to the total. But on the next visit, a note on the menu said “No Tips, Please” with an explanation that a service fee of 16 percent would now automatically be tacked onto the bill. This is so that the kitchen crew can get its share along with the rest of the staff. But it just goes to show: You can make a restaurant out of a food truck, but you can’t take the food truck out of the restaurant. FREE RANGE CAFE 501 Park Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 2204887. Open Wed.-Sat., 4-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.2 p.m. Dinner for two, $30-$75, food only. Beer and wine.

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admit I’m no longer an expert on the food-truck biome. A few years ago, during the height of the luxe lonchera craze, I knew every species and subspecies that roamed the streets. But these days, I’d rather call ahead to a reserve a table somewhere than follow these trucks’ Twitter feeds. Why should I bother? Once nature and economics culls out the weak, all the best food trucks end up as permanent brick-and-mortars. And when the fittest of those survivors—such as Dos Chinos, Taco María and Slapfish— became full-fledged restaurants or foodhall vendors, they emerged fully tested with predictable hours and a place to sit. Free Range Cafe is a good example of what I’m talking about. It’s the first brickand-mortar from Free Range LA, a food truck known for its tempura-battered, fried-chicken sandwiches by Jesse Furman, a chef who used to cook at Red Medicine. And I’m glad I waited for it to evolve into a restaurant because the outdoor café it became on Balboa Island is a charmer. It’s located far away from the main drag, buried deep inside the residential part on the two-way street that leads to the ferry. So far, because of its insular location, Free Range Cafe remains relatively undiscovered. Most of the customers—presumably locals from the neighborhood—do not know its origins. One warm night, while eating on its patio, I overheard the waitress explain to the group of seniors at the next table what Sriracha was. As she continued to describe how it’s used to flavor the sauce on one of the chicken sandwiches, I

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he young cashier approached me apologetically, as her boss wandered around behind the counter. “I’m sorry, but we ran out of chicken,” she said. I had just ordered the quartersized option and was laying out my magazines to read when she delivered the bad news. “We sold the last one a little bit ago,” the owner blurted out. “No more rotisserie chicken.” I wasn’t happy. I had driven all the way to Cafe Mint in San Clemente specifically for the hen, to try to patch the hole in my stomach left after Sassoon Chicken in Orange closed years ago. I knew the other dishes here would be great just by the menu—there was labneh as an appetizer, shawerma wraps and a poster advertised knafeh—but I didn’t want those right now. The owner had an idea. “You’ll get the chicken kebab plate instead,” he declared. “That okay?” Before I had a chance to respond, he went into the kitchen and started to cook. The young cashier—who looked as if she was part of the Class of 2018 at San Clemente High down Avenida Pico—brought out the labneh, and it was just what I needed: creamy, tangy, cooling, wonderful. I scooped it up with pita bread as Arab Idol blasted on the flatscreen TV, competing for my attention with the Middle Eastern pop on separate speakers and the sweet, marinated smells that enveloped the tiny restaurant. The owner emerged with a giant platter of rice and chicken kebabs. He didn’t charge me the $3 more that it cost compared to the rotisserie. He waited a bit so he could see my reaction. The kebabs were juicy, lightly charred, with hints of sumac and citrus. The housemade toum that came alongside them was not whitewashed for South County at all—it reeked of garlic, beautiful garlic, and stung. “I just got a new chef, and he’s great,” the owner bragged. “He’s about to do a new round of rotisserie chicken—you should come back.” Two weeks later, I did—and it was fabulous. Between the Surfin’ Chicken and Cafe Mint, San Clemente is now the chicken capital of Orange County. Can Metrolink introduce an Eater’s Pass so I can get down there more often?

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» anne marie panoringan aren’t deceiving you: Those are chicharrones ready to be dunked into a generous amount of guac. If you wonder what makes the charro beans tasty, look no further than the chorizo. But wait, there’s more! Kartoffelpuffer are potato bites with bacon because they can, while sausage bites make ’em German-ish. To finish, esquites and a bit of table salsa. It’s definitely more Mexican than German. But hey, it got us salivating. Okay, and we suppose you have enough to share. TACO BRAT 2101 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (657) 3462005; www.tacobrat.com.

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family and home cooking, and I use that as the springboard, but we’re never going to make sense of peanut butter stew next to Spam next to a tamarind soup ever. It’s cognitive dissonance.” Combining the nostalgia for homecooked comfort food with his strong Filipino-American identity, the self-taught chef invented such Instagram mainstays as the longanisa sausage Scotch egg (chorizo-like meat coated and fried with Filipino Rice Krispies and panko) and his signature chilaquiles, heaped with sizzling sisig, a medley of fried pork parts. Other specialties that have made appearances on Boral’s impressive menus include ube mochi waffles, coconut maja blanca pancakes and various seasonal lumpias, all made using sauces and recipes lifted straight from Boral’s late father, who, Boral says, taught him about hospitality and quality from a young age. Boral’s mother, Rose, has her own catering company as well and always makes an off-menu dessert for guests of her son’s brunches. “Ultimately, I try to make people feel like family,” Boral says. “A lot of people show up as strangers and end up as friends. It’s just what it needs to be.”

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ong Beach is long overdue for a taste of the Filipino food movement, modern efforts by second-generation chefs to re-create, remix and share their country’s fascinatingly complex cuisine. Restaurants such as SanTana’s Irenia and LA’s Lasa are on the forefront of this push toward Pinoy pride, which has exposed non-Filipino diners to new takes on such classic dishes as pork adobo, pancit, lumpia, chicken inasal and more. And then there’s chef AC Boral and his legendary modern Filipino brunches, which for the past three years have been popping up under the name Rice & Shine. “Compared to Chinese and Mexican immigrant communities, we don’t have that kind of pride growing up,” says Boral. “We’ve always been conditioned to assimilate and do away with our identities. We’re trying to reclaim that and undo that, so to speak. ‘Decolonize’ our diet is what we say.” Boral is part of a new generation of chefs attempting to present Filipino cuisine as they remember it, a communal experience that explores the glorious hodgepodge of cultures and flavors that defines their country’s history and its food. Though Rice & Shine used to travel around the U.S. as a roving concept, Boral, a former graphic designer, now lives in Long Beach. He’s hosting a two-day, eight-course pop-up brunch this weekend as a kick-off to Dine LBC Restaurant Week, which runs through Aug. 13. This will be Rice & Shine’s first full brunch in Long Beach, a city with a sizable Filipino population (and a shiny new Seafood City supermarket!), since one small event at the now-defunct Brass Lamp Bar. It’s also the first time Dine LBC has branched out to present a one-off food event, an expansion of its own mission to support Long Beach chefs and restaurants. Hopefully, Rice & Shine can introduce more local diners to the fishy, porky, vinegary, spicy, sweet and savory world of Filipino cooking, a cuisine notoriously difficult to describe or pin down. “Even me, I still don’t know what Filipino food is,” Boral admits. “I know it’s

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ardly leader, the Colonel (David Silva). El Topo drops off his son with monks at a mission, then rides off with the Colonel’s slave, Mara (Mara Lorenzio), who convinces the man in black to face off with the four great gun masters so that El Topo will be the greatest gunman in the land. Each master represents a religion or philosophy that El Topo learns about as he tries to mow them down. That might read like a typical spaghetti-western setup, save for the references to Christian and Eastern philosophies, but El Topo is an at-times-disturbing, perverted and always-just-plainweird flick, a description that would no doubt make Jodorowsky giggle. He does not just push the envelope; he sticks his dick in it, douses it with prickly pear juice doubling for lady cum, then sets it on fire—leaving it up to the viewer to figure out what the fuck just happened. Some will argue El Topo is best appreciated on hallucinogens, but as one who has not had that pleasure, I can report it’s goddamn trippy stone-cold sober, too. As with El Topo, Endless Poetry is Felliniesque, populated by dwarves, men with no arms, entrails-spilling murder victims, legless performers carried on the backs of large fellows and Jodorowsky’s greatest foe: the vast faceless who blindly follow. Each picture features buckets of blood,

extended (hey, now!) nudity and ultraviolence. We’ll have to wait for a tome such as Jodorowsky’s El Topo: The Book of the Film to understand all the symbolism in Endless Poetry. (I must confess not getting upon viewing El Topo’s opening that the black umbrella on a stick represents cover for a mole who digs up from the ground to see the sun, only to be blinded by it, and how the naked boy’s hat represented the umbrella for . . . aw, shit, lost again. Let’s move on.) To me, Endless Poetry is the better film—part autobiography, part polemic against fascism, part homage to El Topo— with a story that is certainly much easier to follow. The second of Jodorowsky’s five cinematic memoirs picks up where 2013’s The Dance of Reality left off. Teenage Alejandro (Jeremias Herskovits) struggles with his ball-busting father, Jaime (Brontis Jodorowsky, reprising his Reality role), and out-of-touch mother, Sara (Pamela Flores, who, as she did in Reality, sings all her dialogue opera-style). Jaime forbids Alejandro from following his dream of becoming a poet, forcing the boy to instead study medicine. This all comes to a boil as Alejandro makes a dramatic break from his Jewish-Ukrainian family and is adopted by an artist collective. Cut to a decade later, when grown-

up Alejandro (Adan Jodorowsky, the writer/director’s youngest son) is sent to Cafe Iris, a hangout for poets and their muses. He meets bawdy poet Stella Diaz (Flores again, brilliantly disappearing into another role), who wears a flaming-red wig, has multicolored tattoos and is not afraid to whip out her large breasts. Doeeyed Alejandro becomes Stella’s slave, and let’s not give away much more except to reveal that the modern-day Jodorowsky pops in from time to time to offer his younger self sage advice that we all could have used at life’s various crossroads. Jodorowsky’s longest monologue answers the spiritual and existential questions raised in El Topo, thus my viewing-order advice. The first film began the midnightmovie phenomenon thanks to enlightened programmers in a lone New York City theater. We are fortunate their brethren keep the torch lit 47 years later in downtown Santa Ana. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM EL TOPO at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m.; Sat., 3:30 & 7 p.m. $10. ENDLESS POETRY (POESÍA SIN FIN ) opens Fri., 3 p.m., with multiple screenings through Thurs., Aug. 10. $10.

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s someone who keeps a pretty close eye on programming at the Frida Cinema, I can be forgiven for believing the splendiferous downtown Santa Ana space was invented solely to show Chilean surrealist Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo (The Mole) and Poesía Sin Fin (Endless Poetry). Though the weeklong engagement of 2017’s Endless Poetry begins at 3 p.m. Friday, my recommendation to those who have not recently seen El Topo would be to first catch the 1970 acid western, which starts with an OC Weekly Friday Night Freakouts showing at 11 that night, followed by two more Saturday. We all have busy schedules that force us to pick and choose our movie-going times, but a double bill with El Topo and Endless Poetry—seen in that order—allows the viewer to better appreciate the films; their place in cinematic history; and Jodorowsky’s maturity as a storyteller, “psychomagic” guru and human being. Produced and made in Mexico, El Topo is the story, as much as there is one, of all-black-clad gunslinger El Topo (Jodorowsky) traveling an Old West desert on horseback with his naked young son, Hijo (the filmmaker’s son Brontis). Coming upon a town in which all the inhabitants have been slaughtered, El Topo hunts for the killers and their cow-

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Keith David and Meg Foster co-star. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 10 p.m. $10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Watch what’s on and in front of the screen thanks to the Midnight Insanity shadow cast. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50. John Rowe—Cuba Now. Join the award-winning photographer and filmmaker for a visual trip to Havana with the wide-ranging cultural color of Cuba as it is now. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3677. Sun., 1:30 p.m. $9-$12. School of Rock. In Richard Linklater’s 2003 hit, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) poses as his substitute-teacher roommate to make some quick cash, managing to turn incompetence into inspiration through the power of rock & roll. The film is projected onto an outdoor wall. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Plaza, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787; www.scfta. org/MovieMondays. Mon., dusk. Free. DCX MMXVI—In Concert. A Dixie Chicks concert that includes all the hits, as well as an acoustic cover of Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons,” is captured live for the big screen. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com.

Mon., 7 p.m. $15. Being Mortal. The PBS Frontline film follows Dr. Atul Gawande, who explores the hopes of people facing terminal illness and the doctors who treat them. Laguna Hills Florence Sylvester Center, 23721 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Hills, (949) 757-3776. Tues., 1 p.m. Free. Weird Science. Was 1985 the year I grew out of John Hughes movies, or did this John Hughes movie simply blow? Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8. Mary Poppins. A lady in a red bow tie and flat black-rimmed hat with a magical umbrella shows up at the front door,

followed not too long after by a skinny, grubby guy who slides down through the chimney, and in 1910 Edwardian England, this was considered child care. Pacific City, Level Two, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www.gopacificcity.com/events/. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. Animal Crackers. Celebrating its 87th anniversary is this Marx Brothers comedy that begins with a valuable painting going missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx). Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM

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com. Sat., 12:55 p.m.; Wed., 7 p.m. $15-$18. The Notebook. It’s a romantic version of young love weathering challenges and preventing anything from coming between them, including dementia. Beachfront Cinema at Huntington State Beach, Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; beachfrontcinema.com. Sat., 5 p.m. $10-$45. Moana. Disney’s 56th animated feature is about a young princess and navigator (Auli’i Cravalho) searching the South Pacific for a fabled island of mysterious secrets. King Salmon Band performs before the movie starts. Laurel Park, 10862 Bloomfield, Los Alamitos; cityoflosalamitos.org. Sat., 6:30 p.m. Free. Matilda. Before she graduated to playwriting, Mara Wilson had the titular role as an 8-year-old genius with telekinesis that she uses to deal with parents who do not value education and an oppressive school leader. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, (949) 7293863. Sat., dusk. Free, but it costs to park on the premises. They Live. The tale of an aimless wanderer who picks up a pair of sunglasses in LA that allow him to see things as they really are is actually a pretty solid horror-comedy worthy of its cult status.

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History of Rock ’n’ Roll. This Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series event features discussions, film clips and audio recordings from the rock & roll era (1940s-’70s). Cal State Fullerton, Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, (657) 278-2446; olli.fullerton.edu. Fri., noon. Free. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Elliott, little Drew Barrymore’s scream and dudes in 1982-style space suits are back for the ultimate going-home flick. Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 973-6838. Fri., dusk. Free. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reacquaint yourself with the first flick in the Spielberg/Lucas popcorn franchise before Harrison Ford returns in 2019 with what’s tentatively titled Indiana Jones 5. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, behind Moe B’s Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but it costs to park on the premises. Zootopia. Yet another recent toon with funny people voicing animals (or is it vice versa)? Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson, Placentia, (714) 993-8232. Fri., dusk. Free. Finding Dory. Oh, there she is, behind that $1.002 billion in global box office. Grand Park, 6101 City Lights Dr., Aliso Viejo, (949) 243-7750. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; also at Camino Real Park, 13602 Parkcenter Lane, Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., Aug. 10, 7:50 p.m. Free. Peter Pan. Disney’s animated adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale about the quest to return the shadow to the leader of the Lost Boys. Stoddard Park, 1901 S. Ninth St., Anaheim, (714) 7655155. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free. Snapt 3. The world premiere of this surf movie includes an all-ages party. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600. Fri., 8 p.m. $20. A Clockwork Orange. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) and his merry band of droogs set out on a mini-crime spree across futuristic London. Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas, 453 S. Associated Rd., Brea; brea.tristonecinemas.com. Fri., 10 p.m. $5. Beauty and the Beast. It’s a live-action remake of the Disney animated classic. Free drinks and popcorn are served. San Juan Capistrano Regional Library, 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 493-1752. Sat., 10 a.m. Free. Newsies: The Broadway Musical. Audience demand brings back another screening of the Tony Award-winning musical’s staging at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in September 2016. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.

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this could work, and we have done that through our community [outreach] and reaching financial stability,” Walcutt says. “Now, we just need someone to help support it. It shouldn’t be us paying for it. We need someone who values us, someone who really wants us here.” Though the city of Garden Grove offers Walcutt the venue for free each summer, he’s looking for more support, the kind that doesn’t include a mariachi band playing across the park, which happened during last summer’s run of Hamlet. “The city keeps saying, ‘We want to help you; we love what you’re doing,’ but weird stuff happens,” Walcutt says. Of the city’s top officials, he adds, only city manager Scott Stiles has seen a Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County show. “There really isn’t a strong arts champion in the city who is saying, ‘Let’s make this important.’ It’s like they kind of look at us as just another thing in the park, and that’s really challenging.” Walcutt is hopeful a new concert promoter, which is moving into the amphitheater and promised to upgrade the space, will change the dynamic with the city. But, he admits, he has received some overtures from other cities to relocate. “[It is] enticing when someone from another city says, ‘You should come here; we’d love to have you,’” he says, “I would have to

weigh what I would give up.” What he would give up is the dream of establishing a genuine people’s theater, similar to the Public Theater’s free Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park each year. “All of our shows are developed to make the plays not only accessible and visual, but also very connected to the community,” Walcutt says. “This isn’t some elitist temple on the hill. It’s a people’s theater, probably the best example of a people’s theater that I have been involved with since the 1970s. We’re a family thing with high aspirations, and I am firmly convinced there is no better place to be than here. “We could move to Newport Beach or Santa Ana, and we could thrive, but it would be such a shame to lose the incredible cultural diversity in this area,” he contines. “I really think that if someone really wants to have an impact, this is the one—this neighborhood, this theater. It wouldn’t be another million bucks in the pocket of Pacific Symphony. You would radically change this community.” HENRY IV, PART 1 at Festival Amphitheatre, 12552 Main St., Garden Grove, (714) 590-7175; shakespeareoc.org. Opens Aug. 11. Thurs.Sat., 8 p.m. Through Aug. 26. $25; $7 rush tickets available at 7 p.m.

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idway through its fourth season at Garden Grove’s 550-seat Festival Amphitheatre, Shakespeare/ Summerfest Orange County has tripled attendance, attracted younger and culturally diverse audiences, and—using a pool of local acting talent and professionals from Los Angeles—mounted some very impressive shows. So is it time to leave? First off, leaving Garden Grove is definitely not what artistic director John Walcutt wants. The veteran stage, film and TV actor agreed to take over the amphitheater’s summer programming because he saw the potential in both the space and the surrounding community. “A handful of us who had worked there always loved this place, but we felt that [previous producing entity] Shakespeare Orange County had run its course and the audience was very small and particular,” says Walcutt. “We felt that if this was going to pop, we had to somehow connect with the community and get some younger people in there.” And it’s done just that, forging strong relationships with ethnically diverse cultural groups in the greater Garden Grove area, as well as with the Orange County School of the Arts, which led to educational opportunities and an internship program with the theater company. The result has been massive spectacles featuring professional actors surrounded by a legion of high-school students in the ensemble and multicultural Shakespeare productions, ranging from the just-ended The Tempest, which featured a Korean-American dance troupe, to past shows such as a Polynesian-themed Midsummer Night’s Dream and a Romeo and Juliet production that featured an Asian Romeo, Latina Juliet and a folklorico dance troupe. (Henry IV, Part 1 opens Aug. 11.) And the company has done it all—two mainstage productions and several special performances each summer—for around $200,000. Walcutt and his small team supply the funds, most of which is recouped through ticket sales and donations. But Walcutt admits that a crossroads has been reached. To elevate it to the level he firmly believes is possible—a free, summer Shakespeare festival offering top-notch productions using professional and local actors—he needs a wealthy individual, a corporate sponsor or a municipal entity to give him what every arts organization and artist yearns for: money. “The handful of us who have always loved this place thought we had a vision for how

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lexander Guerra and his conjunto norteño group, Legado 7, were playing a show in Bakersfield, and the scene was lit. The small bar was hotboxed; people could smoke marijuana in peace. Guerra, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, was ripping through “El Solecito” (“A Bit of Sun”), an ode to smoking blunts that sounds like Jack Johnson doing Rebelution via Los Tigres del Norte but talks about raising desmadre. And in the sea of men in tejanas and women in tight jeans, Guerra saw “these two old Rastafarianlooking black guys with dreads down their backs” walk to the front of the stage, light a gallito (a.k.a. a blunt) and start dancing. “You know, it’s crazy,” Guerra says now, laughing. “The only people who listen to norteño music are Mexicans, but Legado 7 is blazing it with Rastas.” Such is the power of these four guys from Orange County who form one of the biggest underground groups in Southern California’s Mexican regional-music scene. They narrate the underbelly of OC’s marijuana trade through their contemporary conjunto norteño, with specific shout-outs to plebes across la naranja such as El Niño, Frog, Deer, Avocado, CL1, A1, El Afro and Asian Eyes. But they’re more than just another narcocorrido group. The band’s Instagram bio describes their music as “lumbre corridos” (fire corridos), but they really mean “blazing”—as in hitting a bong, a

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roach, whatever. They actively promote the stoner lifestyle and drop plugs for Master Kush strains, waxcecito (dabs) and just the sheer pleasure of being high on all of their songs. On Legado 7’s most famous song, “El Afro” (“The Afro”), Guerra drawls, “El corrido que yo canto no es para un mafioso/ Es para un marihuano” (“The corrido that I sing ain’t for a narco/It’s for a pothead”). The band formed about two years, after the bands of Guerra and accordionist Ramón Ruiz collapsed. “I had a couple of jobs lined up,” says Guerra. “So I called Ramón, like, ‘Hey . . . want to play these quinceañeras and weddings with me?’” The quick gig went so well that Ruiz and Guerra formed Legado 7 with three other musicians. After establishing their reputation as OC’s ultimate stoner corrido group, they put out their first album, 100% Corridos Verdes (100% Green Corridos), appropriately released on April 20, 2016. Guerra pens much of Legado 7’s lyrics, composing a majority of both their first album and their 2017 follow-up, Un Chamaco Sin Futuro (A Boy Without a Future, also released on April 20). “My grandfather and father were both musicians,” he says. “There were always instruments laying around the house. I’d fuck around on the drums, the guitar. In Phoenix, there’s no norteño; it’s all about the guitar. When I was 15, we moved to SanTana. That’s where I learned what real fucking musica norteña was.”

His background as a weed aficionado served as an easy muse, allowing Legado 7 to sing about the particulars of the trade with hilarious yet sharp insight. Take “Olor a Kush” (“Scent of Kush”) from 100% Corridos Verdes: Inspired by the intro to Eminem’s Encore, the opening track warns of a “high green content” as the sound of a bong being ripped is followed by coughing. The 15 seconds after are organized chaos, with accordion trills at dizzying speeds, erratic guitar fingerpicking, trigger-happy snares and hi-hat cymbals, and a furiously slapped tololoche (upright bass). This is all a set-up to the song’s subject: the start of a grow house. “Por ay se rentó una casa/Sé que se roban la luz/Y muy poco abren la puerta/ Por que sale el olor a kush,” Guerra sings. (“A house was rented over there/I know that they steal electricity/Rarely do they open the door/Because the smell that comes out is kush.”) It goes on to praise a hippie who supplies the growers with plants bearing no seeds and the quality of indoor-grown pot. Legado 7 have the haunting storytelling of 21 Savage, the melodic flow of Travis Scott and the small-town-outlaw demeanor of Merle Haggard. Songs such as “El Afro,” “El Chinito” and “El Gordo” follow valientes as they celebrate their successes. “Verde, Verde” (“Green, Green”) is the lament of an older pot farmer from the mountains of Sinaloa (Guerra’s home state) who realizes his crop isn’t as

potent as the indoor stuff grown stateside and that “no one beats” the gabachos who “grow plants with computers.” But they especially excel in the specificity of Orange County; no less than the Anaheim White House makes a cameo in the video to “El Afro,” which hails a real-life partying pothead who frequently makes cameos at Legado 7 performances. “La Perra de Mazatlan” (“The Mazatlán Bitch”) namechecks Santa Ana’s good standings in the eyes of la gente de arriba (the bosses). “El de la Naranja” (“The Orange County Guy”) narrates a cholo’s rise through the ranks of SanTana’s Southside gang and the Mexican Mafia, before reminding listeners to keep hush or risk losing their tongues. A live album is in the works, and the band plan to continue their themed release dates. There’s also plans for a Legado 7 weed strain, and a wax pen is in the beginning stages of production. But the open love of the ganja has kept the group off the radio airwaves and has even drawn stern looks from other norteño musicians. Hailing the drug trade is cool, apparently, but inhaling? No bueno. But Guerra won’t stand for that hypocrisy. “How come Snoop Dogg can do a show at the Nokia with a blunt in his hand, and he doesn’t look bad?” he asks. “But if Legado 7 does, they’re a bunch of marihuanos? We just want to play our music and smoke with our fans. There’s nothing wrong with that.” LETTERS@OCWEEKLY.COM


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fans will have the opportunity to peruse carnival games, an extensive area of vendors and, of course, a slew of local breweries. To entice fans to get to the grounds a bit early, High & Mighty will feature complimentary beer tastings until 4 p.m. Watson says the festival aims to promote smaller vendors who support its mission and the culture, those who go beyond stereotypes. “To expose these companies that are not only making good products, but also good products that are helping people, and get rid of that stigma and stuff like that,” he says. “When you have a festival and you put weed out there, people get weird. We want that wall to be broken down.” Another aspect that appealed to the bands was the cozy confines of Village Green Park. Rather than squeezing in as many fans as possible, they agreed that the environment should be comfortable instead of compact. Watson says the bands plan to expand High & Mighty Festival in the future. He’s hoping to enlist a slew of friends to hop on the bill, with Dirty Heads and Sublime With Rome alternating as headliners. But the idea to do something special locally, to give fans an experience that’s more expansive than their usual sets, is something both bands wanted. “We wanted this to be cool and different,” Watson says. “I see it growing into something cool and very unique for our Orange County fans.”

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ollowing last year’s show at Irvine Meadows, the members of Sublime With Rome and Dirty Heads agreed that they wanted to do another performance together. With no amphitheater around for the foreseeable future, the two bands decided to take matters into their own hands. Instead of a traditional co-headlining show, the longtime pals decided to start the High & Mighty Festival. Taking place this weekend at Village Green Park in Garden Grove, the new event’s inaugural lineup celebrates the roots reggae, rock and hip-hop scenes with acts including Jurassic 5, Murs, Tech N9ne, Chief Keef, Soja and Stick Figure. The bands share a manager in Mike “Cheez” Brown, so their history made for a seamless partnership. “Rather than just doing a normal show—this is home—we started reaching out to our friends and people we met on the road and put on a two-day thing,” says Dirty Heads singer Jared Watson. “Let’s do something special for Orange County.” In order to differentiate it from the glut of festivals currently in the Southern California market, Watson says, they named the event in reference to both bands’ acceptance of marijuana culture. “There’s always festivals,” he says. “There’s tons of them. So how do we make it different? We like good music, we like food, and we like weed. So we got our three favorite things together for this event.” Having played at a number of festivals over the years, both bands drew upon their experiences at other festivals, most notably at Musink and BottleRock, along with the assistance of their management and coproducers SGE to package their vision into a tangible event. In addition to the music,

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or a local band releasing their first record, the White Noise are in a pretty damn good position. It’s hard for the foursome to not be happy about how so much of the country is hearing their ambient hardcore and industrial sounds for the first time, as they dropped AM/PM just a couple of weeks ago—which happened to coincide with the first dates on their summer-long stint with the Vans Warped Tour. “It’s been incredible to showcase the new songs on the tour,” says lead guitarist Josh “KJ” Strock. “Even bands are coming up to us like ‘Dude, what was that song?’ Everyone’s enjoying what we’re doing, so it makes it even more rewarding in the end. It’s exciting for a band like us because it feels like Warped Tour is made for us right now. We’re not a punk band by any means, but we want to bring back that feeling of Warped Tour.” Of course, the current incarnation of the Vans Warped Tour isn’t exactly how the guys of the White Noise remember it. Originally from Massachusetts and Texas, the band mates have fond memories of catching their favorite punk and posthardcore bands on the famous festival’s circuit when they were teenagers a decade or more ago. At first, Strock and company weren’t sure they’d even be able to land a spot on the tour before their record dropped, but now that they’ve been on it for a couple of weeks, it’s apparent they belong. “I wouldn’t say any of the bands on Warped Tour right now are the bands we listen to, but that’s no slight toward anyone on [the lineup],” Strock says. “It’s a pretty good mixture of bands that are within our scene and older bands that we

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never really listened to but can still appreciate.” The White Noise started as Set the Sun with vocalist David Southern in 2009 in Dallas, but the metalcore band disbanded in 2013, later reforming with Strock and Shawn Walker. Once they’d rounded out their current lineup in 2014 with Bailey Crego and Tommy West, the group realized that, despite being in the most popular music genre in their area, none of them really liked the tunes they were performing. “No one listens to metalcore in this band really, so that needed to go,” Strock says. “But it was a huge scene where we were, and it was the only scene. If you didn’t play it, you had a very tough time getting booked. If you were doing something different, they wouldn’t even know what bands to put you with, so you’d just stick out in a bad way sometimes.” A move to Southern California and some soul-searching later, the White Noise found a new sound. Five singles, an EP and now a fulllength album later, the band are hoping to catch on with a more artistic angle. As Strock sees it, their Warped Tour run and the release of AM/PM should win some new fans over both in OC and throughout the rest of the country. “Hopefully, people understand [AM/PM] is an album that we didn’t just throw together,” Strock says. “We want to give people a good live experience and good album experience, and hopefully, they appreciate that and we get more fans from it. We’re not just out here throwing some songs together to play Warped Tour and get a bunch of girls.” 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.


THIS WEEK FRIDAY

BACK TO THE ’80S PARTY, FEATURING THE MOLLY RINGWALDS: 7 p.m., $20. House of Blues

at Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. COLBIE CAILLAT & JUSTIN YOUNG: 7:30 p.m., $27.50-$57.50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com. DAMAGE INC: Southern California’s tribute to Metallica, 8:30 p.m., $12-$20. Costa Mesa Speedway, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (949) 492-9933; costamesaspeedway.net. FIGHT CLUB LBC: 9 p.m., $5. Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 599-6170; queseralb.wix.com. FREQUENCY FRIDAYS: 10:30 p.m., free. Brussels Bistro, 222 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, (949) 376-7955; brusselsbistro.com. GERALD ALBRIGHT; JONATHAN BUTLER: part of the Bank of the West Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m., $65-$110. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach, (949) 729-1234; series.hyattconcerts.com. JIM FISK JAZZTET: 8 p.m., free. Portfolio Coffee House, 2300 Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 434-2486; portfoliocoffeehouse.com. THE PUSCIE JONES REVUE: 9 p.m., $5. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. RON KOBAYASHI: 10 p.m., free. Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 721-1222; baysiderestaurant.com. SEGA GENECIDE: 10 p.m., free. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944; lacaverestaurant.com. SUPER DIAMOND: Neil Diamond tribute, 8 p.m., $25. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com. WAGE WAR: 7 p.m., $13-$15. Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 635-6067; allages.com.

SATURDAY

BOOTS & BIKINIS COUNTRY MUSIC BEACH PARTY: 4 p.m., free before 10 p.m.; bootsandbikinisoc.

NAILS; NEGATIVE APPROACH; BLOODCLOT; FINAL CONFLICT; DEADBEAT: 8 p.m., $20.

SUNDAY

APOLLO BEBOP BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH: 8 a.m.,

free. The Gypsy Den, 125 N. Broadway Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840; gypsyden.com. FULLY FULLWOOD REGGAE SUNDAYS: 3 p.m., $5. Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; donthebeachcomber.com.

MONDAY

CHASTITY BELT: 9 p.m., $12. Constellation Room at the

Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. COUNTRY DANCIN’ WITH DJ PATRICK: 6:30 p.m., free. The Swallow’s Inn, 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 493-3188; swallowsinn.com. DJ FLACO: 9 p.m., free. Kitsch Bar, 891 Baker St., Ste. A10, Costa Mesa, (714) 546-8580; kitschbar.com.

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GARETH EMERY • 8/12

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SIN BANDERA • 8/30

FARRUKO • 9/6

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS • 9/8

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS • 9/16

CITY AND COLOUR • 9/17

AARON LEWIS • 9/19

TOADIES • 9/26

JOSH ABBOTT BAND • 9/28

BOYCE AVENUE • 9/29

THE EARLY NOVEMBER & THE MOVIELIFE • 10/6

LOS TUCANES • 10/7

JOSH GARRELS • 10/15

STONE SOUR • 10/18 CHERRY BOMBS

DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY • 10/19

HALESTORM • 10/20

REGINA SPEKTOR • 10/22

PAUL WELLER • 10/24

HIM • 10/26

THIEVERY CORPORATION • 10/28

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TUESDAY

MIC DANGEROUSLY: 8 p.m., free. Gallagher’s Pub &

Grill, 2751 E. Broadway, Long Beach, (562) 856-8000; gallagherslongbeach.com. RISING STARS MUSIC SERIES: 5:30 p.m., free with festival admission ($8). Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-1145; foapom.com.

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WEDNESDAY

BACK CATALOG: 9 p.m., free. Kitsch Bar, 891 Baker St.,

Ste. A10, Costa Mesa, (714) 546-8580; kitschbar.com.

THE BIG DRAW: DJ Abeltron, 8 p.m., free. The Copper

Door, 225 1/2 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, (714) 543-3813; thecopperdoorbar.com. BLUES WEDNESDAYS: 8 p.m., $5. Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 715-7777; mozambiqueoc.com. DEREK BORDEAUX BAND: 7 p.m., free. Original Mike’s, 100 S. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 550-7764; originalmikes.com. MODERN DISCO AMBASSADORS: 10 p.m., $5. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944; lacaverestaurant.com. PETIT BISCUIT: 8 p.m., $20. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. PRIESTS WITH LITHICS: 9 p.m., $16. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com.

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STEVE MILLER BAND WITH PETER FRAMPTON:

6:30 p.m., $50.50-$83. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 10

ANDREW BLOOM: 7:30 p.m., $5. Mozambique,

1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 715-7777; mozambiqueoc.com. COMMON SENSE; WHEELAND BROTHERS: part of the OC Parks Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m., free. Mile Square Park, 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, (714) 973-6600; ocparks.com/milesquare. DEAD CROSS: 8 p.m., $25. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.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. GRN+GLD: 9 p.m., $3. Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 599-6170; queseralb.wix.com. THE ISLEY BROTHERS; THE COMMODORES:

7 p.m., $35-$67.50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com. PARADISE CITY: a tribute to Guns ’N Roses, 8:30 p.m., $12-$20. Costa Mesa Speedway, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (949) 492-9933; costamesaspeedway.net.

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Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. SUMMERTIME IN THE LBC: noon, $75-$600. Queen Mary Events Park, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 472-4562. ZEPPELIN: a live rock tribute to Led Zeppelin, 8:30 p.m., $12-$20. Costa Mesa Speedway, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (949) 492-9933; costamesaspeedway.net.

Speedway, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (949) 492-9933; costamesaspeedway.net. MICHAEL MCDONALD; BOZ SCAGGS: 7 p.m., $30-$60. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, (800) 745-3000; ticketmaster.com. SUNDAY BLUES: 4 p.m., free. Malarkey’s Grill & Irish Pub, 168 N. Marina Dr., Long Beach, (562) 598-9431. WORLD FAMOUS GOSPEL BRUNCH: 10:30 a.m., $45. House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. YUNG PROOF; SMASH: 7 p.m., $10. Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 635-6067; allages.com.

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195 Position Wanted Mechanical Engineer (Fountain Valley, CA) Apply engg skills to dsgn, fabricate, & test aircraft components. Implmt structure analysis & perform reverse engg. Dvlp cost effective mechanical dsgns & dvlp, evaluate & improve processes to ensure manufacturing specifications. Analyze processing methods to test efficacy of existing or new processes, & improve the process by applying Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma & Project Mgmt tools. Work with CAD, Mastercam prgmg software, Catia, & Solidworks software. Reqmts are: Master's Deg in Mechanical Engg, Manufacturing Engg, Manufacturing & Systems Engg Mgmt, Aerospace Engg, or closely related plus 24 mos of exp in job offd, or as Manufacturing Engr, Process & Method Engr, Aerospace Engr or closely related. Mail resume to: Falcon Aerospace, Inc., Attn: S. Yilmaz, President, 11609 Martens River Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

Develop IT solutions for bus. sys.; MS in CIS or equiv., or BS or equiv. + 5 yrs exp. in CIS reqíd; Send resume to Solomon America, Inc. 17151 Newhope St., # 201, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Stew Miller Painting: Painter Specialize in quality painting projects; interior and exterior painting. Apply coats of paint, enamel, varnish, or lacquer to residential and commercial structures. Must read painting order from supervisor and choose previously mixed paints. Usage of scraper, blowtorch, wire brush, paint remover, putty knife, caulking and spray gun, paint rollers and brushes is necessary. 2yrs experience required. Submit resumes to: 27102 Huerta, Mission Viejo Ca 92692

MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST, Wireless Contracts: Research market conditions in wireless phone contracts. Determine methods, procedures to gather data. Contact relevant persons, companies to project demands & tech. trends. Gather data on competitors. Examine, analyze data with statistical & Excel programs to make sales & marketing forecast. Prepare reports, suggest marketing strategies. Send ad & resume to President, IIG Wireless, Inc. 13247 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843.

Employment 195 Position Wanted Lemonlight Media Inc. seeks Graphic Designer. BA/ BS & 24 mths. exp. reqd. Design graphics for clients' marketing materials. Work site: Marina Del Rey, CA. Mail resumes to 4063A Glencoe Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Interested candidates send resume to: Google Inc., PO Box 26184 San Francisco, CA 94126 Attn: A. Johnson. Please reference job # below: Software Engineer (Irvine, CA) Design, develop, modify, &/or test software needed for various Google projects. #1615.7158 Exp Incl: C++, Java, JavaScript, or HTML; Database; Data mining or machine leaning; Obj orient analysis & des; & A.I. or nat lang process. Dental Operations Specialist position in Irvine, CA: Must evaluate operational practices; oversee operational plans & budgets for a dental laboratory; assess productivity; ensure technicians understand work orders; monitor marketing plans; communicate w/ dental clients. Must have an MBA. Must have knowl in dentistry. Resumes to Dental Digital Design, Inc 17781 Sky Park Circle, Ste D, Irvine, CA 92614.

Computer Programmer: B.S.C.S. req’d. Send resumes to: Polaris E-Commerce, Inc., 1941 E. Occidental St., Santa Ana, CA 92705, Attn: I. Hwang.

Interested candidates send resume to: Google Inc., PO Box 26184 San Francisco, CA 94126 Attn: A. Johnson. Please reference job # below: Software Engineer (Irvine, CA) Design, develop, modify, &/or test software needed for various Google projects. #1615.21807 Exp Incl: Java; distr sys; low-latency & high-throughput apps; databases, data modelg, & indexg; sw dsgn patts & obj orient dsgn; big data & parallel data process frameworks, MapReduce; & prob solv skills & data structures. Application Engineer sought by Standard Cable USA Inc. to design mechanical & electromechanical outlay for fabrication of wires, cables, power cords, etc. Job site: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Resume to 23126 Arroyo Vista Ave., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Attn. Ann Tai

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