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he Red Elephants, a collective whose stated mission on Twitter is to pursue “the truth mainstream media ignores,” is a conservative’s wet dream. The Lake Forest-based outlet has earned praise across the alt-right for its stories, trolling left-wing events such as a recent whiteprivilege workshop in Santa Monica, and being named a member of the “American Taliban” by the Muslims of America Inc.— whoever the hell they are. With more than 170,000 followers on Facebook, videos (hosted by founder Vincent James Foxx, who always wears a “Make America Great Again” hat and uses as a backdrop a pistachio-green wall) sometimes reaching millions of views, and reporters spread across the country, the Red Elephants continues to spread. Alt-right figures such as Kyle Chapman (a.k.a. “Based Stickman”) and Tim Gionet (a.k.a. Tim Treadstone or “Baked Alaska”) regularly share Red Elephants coverage, and 43rd Congressional District candidate Omar Navarro regularly uses it as a platform. The collective’s main claim to fame is livestreams of events that are transformed into glitch-heavy videos that depict the Left as the sole aggressors in political clashes, which, for Red Elephants, justifies the violent reactions of the alt-right. These recordings usually go viral and serve as the de facto narrative for the Right’s take on rallies and protests at which the Right and Left clash. But while the Red Elephants maintain that it only offers the objective truth, what those clips leave out is that the Red Elephants reporters do their damnedest to instigate at events they cover. Foxx started the Red Elephants in November 2016, then found 15 “likeminded conservatives” in six states with one thing in common: supporting Donald Trump. The group soon began churning out articles with headlines such as “Obama Shadow Government: Wiretapping and Robo-Calls?,” “Tranny Antifa Member Punches Youtuber—Regrets It Immediately” and “Is Trump a Time Traveler? Four Correct Predictions By Donald J. Trump.” Being mere Trumpbros wasn’t enough, though. They took the conspiracy theories of Infowars, the fake news of Breitbart, added a bit of Holocaust denial (Foxx once said on a livestream that “no residue of cyanide was found on ANY of the walls of any of the ALLEGED gas chambers”) and anti-Semitism (people the reporters don’t like get the “(((echoes)))” motif used by neo-Nazis to identify Jewish journalists). There are also puff pieces about the

By frank john TrisTan likes of white nationalists Nathan Damigo and Jason Kessler. When a Facebook user commented earlier this year that there were “white supremacists in your movement,” an admin responded, “The Left has communists in theirs. Do they kick them out? Nope.” It wasn’t until the March 25 #MAGAMarch at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach that the Red Elephants gained Internet infamy. There, three OC Weekly contributors were assaulted, a fact the rest of the national media initially ignored as they instead bought the Red Elephants-pushed claim that “antifa scum maced female Trump supporters, directly [at] point-blank range, in the face, for no apparent reason.” Foxx stated this in his “The TRUTH About Huntington Beach Trump Rally” video, which has received more than 3 million views on Facebook, adding that Trump supporters only acted in retaliation. But the Red Elephants’ own livestream disproves Foxx’s claim. It shows that when the violence started, Foxx was far away from the front of the march as Trump supporters cut through a small group of counterprotesters that sought to block them. Fifty-five minutes into the Red Elephants livestream, it captured white nationalist group D.I.Y. Division (now known as Rise Above Movement) yelling at counterprotester Jessica Aguilar. “Come on, you fucking pussies!” says a voice that sounds like Foxx’s, itching for a brawl. D.I.Y. Division members (one of whom assaulted this reporter) then began yelling, “Do it! Come bash us!” at Aguilar, while the Foxx-sounding voice chimes in, “There’s no cops! There’s no cops!” Aguilar did end up slapping one of the D.I.Y. members, but only after one of them yelled, “Fuck you, bitch!” However, the Red Elephants’ final, edited video, hosted by Foxx, showed only the clip of Aguilar slapping the D.I.Y. diva. (She was arrested and currently faces misdemeanor charges.) More blatant propagandizing appears in the Red Elephants’ coverage of a June 12 Cudahy City Council meeting. Reporters

David Feiner and Emily Hemingway traveled to the small city in southeast Los Angeles County to ridicule Latino activists who were protesting against conservatives who are targeting Cudahy’s sanctuary city status. During the Red Elephants livestream, Hemingway yelled, “You guys are fucking the true racists—fuck you” and later encouraged viewers to call Immigration & Customs Enforcement on the protesters. “We’re alphas; we took over everybody,” Feiner crowed. He later called a Latina protestor an “anchor baby” and finished with “Don’t blame us when the race war’s coming.” After two hours, Feiner and Hemingway left the event with Navarro and his wife. Hemingway’s livestream showed protesters followed the group back to their car, at which point viewers heard something that sounded like someone hitting the vehicle. “Here we go, guys,” Feiner told viewers with a smile before he pepper-sprayed the crowd from the passenger seat and yelled, “Back the fuck up.” As they drove off, he told viewers he used the pepper spray only because someone threw something at him. “I don’t care what your skin color is,” he concluded. “You start acting like that, you’re a monkey man.” But none of Feiner’s and Hemingway’s anti-Latino (or Feiner’s monkey) comments made the final cut. Instead, the Red Elephants released a video with the headline “Liberals Attack Reporters Leaving

Sanctuary City Meeting in Cudahy.” In the group’s latest effort, the Red Elephants made it seem as if its altrighters tried to denounce actual neoNazis who showed up to an Aug. 20 antiimmigrant rally in Laguna Beach that drew dozens of alt-righters and about 2,500 counterprotesters. The final video shows footage of alt-right figure Antonio Foreman asking a guy with a swastika tattoo on his body to leave. But it wasn’t a good conservative rebuking the fringe elements of his political beliefs. “I may believe in the same thing,” Foreman said in the original livestream. “I just don’t blast it all over my fuckin’ body.” He later flashed reichsmark coins (Nazi currency) to Foxx. “That’s cool,” Foxx replied, before showing the Red Elephants audience the coins. Did Foreman’s comments or his reichsmark coins make it into the final video? Nope! The Red Elephants did not respond to the Weekly’s requests for comment. But the collective revealed its future plans in a Facebook comment on March 26: “The Red Elephants will soon be opening up chapters in every major city to coordinate rallies, fight against sanctuary cities, etc. Stay tuned.” LETTERS@OCWEEKLY.COM

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DEAR MEXICAN: Why do so many Mexican women feel so jealous when other Mexican women achieve success? I have to deal with this all the time. Please explain. A Successful Mexican Woman DEAR POCHA: Because cishet patriarchy—DUH. DEAR MEXICAN: How do I get over my self-consciousness about being seen as a “sellout” for dating a white guy? I think if I were a receptionist, I’d feel less troubled, but I’m a professional and hate fitting into the stereotype of the successful Latina with the hyphenated last name. Is there any way that a chola from East LA and a surfer from Malibu would not be seen as an odd couple? Loca Pero No Naca DEAR CRAZY BUT NOT TRASHY: You’re not a sellout for dating gabachos; you’re a vendida for thinking you’re better than others because you’re a “professional.” And a secretary isn’t? Maybe the Malibu crowd think you’re a maid, and maybe the Eastlos crowd think your surfer is some hipster douchebag. DEAR MEXICAN: Why have you all kept Astrid Hadad such a secret? I just saw a show about her, and for God’s sake! A woman who has a huge set of tits made into a skirt? THIS woman really, really needs a bigger audience for her act. Does she ever come to el norte? Could you ask? Please? She has a wit like a razor for EVERYONE. Pretty cool—if nothing else, get her name out as she is very cool. Galloping Gorda the Pavement Crusher

DEAR MEXICAN: My “Mexican” workmates get very excited to go see Latin bands. (I say “Mexican” because some have been here so long they don’t speak Spanish well.) These people put salsa on the jukebox whenever they get a chance. They clamor for Mexi-music at holiday parties. They seem to wrap themselves in the Mexican flag. I’ve seen their record collections, and there’s a bunch of classic rock and reggae—but if it has Latin flavor, then they’re all over it. They even start speaking with accents. We’re talking post-grad degrees, third- or fourthgeneration. Question: Why can’t they motivate to see rock or reggae at free shows around town, but they get so easily excited about Latin bands? Bruja in HB DEAR HUNTINGTON BEACH WITCH: Because free rock or reggae shows tend to vale madre. But I really don’t get your question. So you’re mad that assimilated Mexican-Americans like Mexican music? Why aren’t you mad at Italian-Americans for worshipping at the altar of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra? Or Southerners for wishing to see bluegrass remain as pure as a mountain spring in the Bluegrass? That’s right: Because they’re not Mexican. To paraphrase the old Annie Get Your Gun song “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”: Anything Americans can do, Mexicans can’t because we’re just illegal alien savages to them. And they wonder why we planned the Reconquista. . . .

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is in stock. The phone rings. “Teeee-kaaaaay!” one of his shop guys, Zack Leonard, yells across the crowded shop before returning to banter with a grom mom buying a new wetsuit for her son. A finance guy is on the other line with some sort of pitch. “Oh, here we go,” Brimer says to everyone and no one at once, with an air of resignation and exasperation. “We are a small shop,” he tells the guy in a tone that lets everyone present know he’s about to preach his Tao. “I have about 10 checks to sign a week.” Call the big guys on Main Street, he says candidly. “They’ve got hundreds of employees!” Froghouse sits on the north side of PCH on Newport’s

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ittingly, Thomas K. Brimer gets pretty jumpy. The lean, somewhat-bombastic sixtysomething surfer with the shaggy mop of blondish-gray hair and thick, blackframed, Coke-bottle-thick glasses moves about a mile a minute through the aisles of TK’s Froghouse Surf Shop. As he stealthily maneuvers the rows of wetsuits and surfboards at his store, which has survived on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach since 1962, his head bobs from time to time above the racks of rash guards and surfboards. He fields questions from every direction, before leaping toward the storeroom to disappear. When he re-emerges, he has good news: The thingamabob

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» FROM PAGE 11 Westside, the less Housewife-y section of town across from 56th Street and the Santa Ana River Jetty. Sand is caked in every crevice of the storefront, with its legendary frog mural on the side. A distinct fragrant blend of neoprene and epoxy resin with base notes of Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax perpetually hangs in the air. It’s faded, crusty OC with characters out of a Rick Griffin panel, a very different Newport than today’s slick version. But there are few throwbacks like Brimer, who only occasionally visits our modern world. Journalists nowadays mostly use email to get in touch with potential story subjects, maybe send a Facebook message or get a cellphone number from a friend of a friend to call or text. Not with Brimer. Try to get information from Froghouse employees on his whereabouts, and they’ll direct you to the carbon-copy message pad that sits on a glass display case. Brimer’s social media is solely for others to post pictures. He rarely uses a computer other than to check the few emails he receives on his AOL account. A cellphone is like an “electronic leash,” Brimer explains when we finally meet face to face. And that’s the only way to meet: You have to hope you run into him or catch him at the shop when he hasn’t come up with an excuse to go surfing. This Luddite life is part of what has maintained the same Froghouse vibe since original owner Frank Jensen seized on the newfangled surfing craze by opening a store that catered to the half-clothed teens flanking the shoreline. Not a surfer himself—he didn’t even know how to swim—Jensen named his shop after a Big Kahuna type nicknamed Frog. It’s one of the oldest surf palaces in OC, with Jack’s Surfboards on Main Street in Huntington Beach claiming the legacy title. But shops such as Jack’s and Hobie’s today bear no resemblance to their original incarnations, unlike their Newport peer. With mainstream brands co-opting the surf culture to get their share of what Global Industry Analysts estimates is a $13.2 billion industry, most shops have grown into Sears-like megastores, with the vast majority of inventory being soft goods—what lay people call “clothes.” Froghouse flips that shop ratio, refusing to cater to a wider audience that doesn’t wax regularly. But despite the limited inventory, the shop buzzes all day, with locals stopping in, junior lifeguards picking up fins, shirtless-and-shoeless surfers tracking the elements through the door, and the occasional old friend or longtime customer making a surprise appearance. And every night, Brimer takes handfuls of handwritten receipts home to his wife, Linda, to tally and record. “It’s like a drug house for surf shit,” said Weekly photographer John Gilhooley after trying to track down Brimer for weeks,

which resulted in the outdoor-shower shot you see here (his shop guys goaded him into doing it). But it’s also not a bro zone in an era in which surfers become more and more clannish and suspicious— even mocking—of outsiders. “I always thought, ‘If I am ever in a position to have my own surf shop, that’s not how I would treat people,’” Brimer says. “We are an itty-bitty surf shop surrounded by big-box surf shops. We have to be different.”

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or Brimer, surfing took hold as a 12-year-old in Titusville, Florida, population 10,000, about the same time Froghouse opened its doors. He was immediately smitten, even if he considers himself late to the game. “Florida was about 10 years behind California when it came to surfing,” he says. He spent most of his days chasing waves with his friends Richard and Steve Alexander, cruising in a Dodge convertible along the Atlantic coast with the brothers’ long, red surfboard (which they all shared) sticking out the back. Brimer got a gig blowing up beach mats to save up and buy his own. Impatient even then, the teen asked his father for a $140 loan—big money in those years. Instead, his levelheaded dad drove him to the bank and co-signed for a loan. His payment-ticket book broke it

down—the monthly payments, the interest rate translated to cash dollars, and the extra he’d pay if he stuck to minimum payments. “It was shocking to me,” he recalls, especially for a kid mowing lawns at $3 a pop. He worked hard, paid off the loan early, and promised himself he would never again buy anything on credit other than real estate or businesses. He still hasn’t. In 1967, Brimer’s rocket-scientist father transferred from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to McDonnell Douglas in Huntington Beach half-way through senior year. Brimer happily headed West, and Surf City became a natural home. Once settled, he met Charlie Ray, who surfed with the

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Froghouse team. “I walked in the front door, and it was the surfiest surf shop I could have ever dreamed of,” Brimer says, the memory still fresh. Jensen’s favorites helped themselves to beers from the inhouse keg as they compared notes on local girls and waves. “I thought, ‘If I could belong and be an insider with these guys, then who could be against me as I made my way into the lineup in the local surf breaks?’ I wanted to belong, and this was my chance.” Impulsively, he pleaded with Jensen for a job that wasn’t available. After a few weeks, Jensen asked Brimer to work Saturdays, which was about five days a week less than he was already toiling away for free. And for the next 10 years—save for a seven-month trip that saw him surf through Panama and nearly settling down to a life of full-time surfbummery in Costa Rica—Brimer worked at the Froghouse, eventually becoming manager. A side hustle buying and selling properties allowed him to save cash and approach Jensen with a proposition: Either he sell the shop to Brimer for $100,000, or Brimer would start his own near Bolsa Chica and compete. Jensen agreed to sell. Brimer couldn’t help but haggle, though. They agreed on $100,000 for the business—but that didn’t include inventory. Brimer only had $60,000, so Jensen financed the remainder over 10 years. They came to an agreement on the finance rate, and then Brimer appealed to Jensen’s love of gambling. Froghouse hosted regular all-night poker sessions, so they played three hands of five-card low, a shop favorite. Each hand Brimer won decreased the percentage rate by 0.25 percent. Brimer got lucky—and an even sweeter deal. That still wasn’t enough. Brimer also wanted the option to buy the property, which included the store, a small house and the lot below. Jensen, known as someone unafraid of coming off as difficult, wasn’t interested. “Well, would you sell it for $50 million?” Brimer asked, with a grade-school “huh?” thrown in at the end. It was, of course, a ridiculous question about three lots in Newport in the 1970s. Jensen begrudgingly admitted he would. “So, then you will sell it,” Brimer replied with some snark, determined to wear him down no matter the starting point. He convinced Jensen to add an option that allowed him to buy the property for


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Brimer’s list of contacts in the surf industry amounts to a long, worn-out piece of paper taped to the front of the broken register. Peeps usually call him when it’s time to pay up, for which he pulls out an honest-to-goodness checkbook and handwrites a check for thousands. The function-over-form store layout is a little intimidating to the average Joe or Jane, especially with its inside-joke thingamajigs, irreverent signage and vintage photos of surfers hanging from every square inch. A mounted, cartoonish shark head akin to the one in Jaws watches over the dressing rooms. Vintage California license plates alternate between surf- and Froghouse-related paintings people gifted Brimer over the

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years. A sale sign promotes “gluten-free, cage-free, hormone-free” tail pads. A Best Surf Shop trophy with a naked Ken doll atop posed like Burt Reynolds in a Playgirl centerfold cozies up to the skateboards. A taxidermied mountain lion wearing a top hat hangs next to a childhood photo of Brimer with his signature thick, black glasses already defining his fashion sense at a young age. It all looks like it could be Brimer’s garage, where he rents boards to passersby. The trade-off is that he doesn’t have to pass on any remodeling costs to customers—or even general maintenance beyond the occasional shop guy running a vacuum through the place. “If you’re going to shop in a place that looks like this, you should at least save a buck,” Brimer says, as customers stream in. Besides, if customers who frequent any of Froghouse’s real competition actually surf, Brimer has a secret weapon. His is one of the only local surf shops left that offers wetsuit repair, so competitors often refer people to Froghouse for their stitches. That gets new, potential return customers through the door who may have otherwise passed by. It’s still more shop than store, with tools around for ding repair and a messy storeroom with two vintage, industrial Chandler sewing machines bookending the small workspace. “Surf shops are a part of surfing that is becoming lost,” Brimer says again. “People can get hooked on it still, but it’s just not the same.” Yet, the Froghouse manages to not only hang on, but also ride out the industry’s ebbs and flows. The shop broke its all-time sales records during the past three years because “people are still surfing,” Brimer says. This year is

on track to be just as good, and he’s as surprised as anyone else. But he knows sales are cyclical, so he keeps a diverse investment portfolio to absorb any dips. He even owns a Jack-in-the-Box in South Carolina. But some things are hard to predict or prepare for. In July 2010, the city of Newport Beach issued Brimer a notice to abate his building. After 48 years as a city landmark, he found out Froghouse was not zoned for commercial use and that he had 90 days to relocate or apply for rezoning. He had become victim to the city’s urgent quest to rid itself of sober-living homes by going after business owners working out of residential properties. Back when Jensen opened the business, the city basically looked the other way with the caveat that he never switch the type of business operating at the location. But that changed. It wasn’t just Brimer who felt the sting. Generations of Froghouse faithful fought back. Someone started a Save the Froghouse Facebook page, which garnered 17,000 likes within days. A former customer named Larry printed up thousands of high-quality, laser-die-cut “Save the Froghouse” stickers to pay back Brimer’s kindness from when he was an aspiring pro surfer in the 1980s. Someone else sent hats with the same slogan. Two other regulars who owned a land-use company tutored him on how to navigate the building and planning department, as well as how to get the city manager to admit that Froghouse was a “non-intended consequence” of the sober-living ordinance. An architect gave him drawings for gratis, and an attorney pitched in services pro bono. Community members wrote letters to the city, adding personal stories about how Brimer was more than just a quirky shop owner. He was the guy who hires homeless people to paint a new mural on the backside of the shop to put earned money in their hands. The guy who volunteers with fellow church members at a summer camp for foster kids. The one

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f you’re trying to track down Brimer on any given day, he will most likely walk into Froghouse mid-morning and immediately leave for a surf sesh with Beho before returning to pick up messages, take care of business and get his employees something to eat. In his mind, it just makes more sense to buy the tadpoles lunch and deliver it yourself in your decades-old, rusty, oxidized, silver Volvo wagon with as many stickers plastered on its every inch as a Wahoo’s. That way, he doesn’t have to deal with scheduling lunch breaks, especially since employees each get a paid surf break most days, too. The most complicated part is where they will get lunch from, which comes down to the winner of a game of airborne tiddlywinks headed toward a specific “H” on

the Hurley-logoed carpet. There are do-overs, tape measurers, judgment calls, but it always remains amicable. The winner chooses which lunch menus to pull out of the drawer, and lunch is served behind the counter. No one has more fun than he does, Brimer jokes. He even makes time to volunteer every summer at the Orange County Fair to make waffle cones in exchange for a season pass and some prime people watching. His 36-year-old son, Dane, however, wanted to put his MBA to use at the family biz and focus things at the Froghouse. Brimer gave in and let Dane start a mail-order website for a couple of years, but he kept the inventory separate. It fizzled out when the server crashed and they had problems with code and couldn’t find any willing computer guys to fix it. They dropped the domain. Brimer never got excited BUSINESSMEN about the venture, and Dane moved DON’T GET on to work at a surf company manBETTER THAN aging online sales. THIS GUY “I remember when I was younger, I thought, ‘I can run this place,’” Beho confides during a private conversation, away from opens the shop and gets back to it. Brimer’s ears. The 61-year-old remains “But now I know, if I owned this place a mainstay despite having a bachelor’s for one year, we would be out of busidegree in elementary education and ness,” he says. “The way TK manages even though, as Brimer admits, the job this place is beyond comprehension. To doesn’t pay well. Beho also gets fired a have survived for this many years, it’s lot. But he has a key, so he just shows up, astonishing. He runs it like—there is a

term for it—like chaos. But he does it.” “I knew I wanted to be at this surf shop all my life,” Brimer says. “I never wanted to be rich. I wanted to surf and travel. I have been on too many surf trips to count, and I have surfed six out of the past seven days.” LETTERS@OCWEEKLY.COM

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who loans an employee money to fix his car without batting an eye. “It was kind of uplifting,” says Mikey “Beho” Flores, Brimer’s best friend and a Froghouse employee since the day Brimer bought the shop. Once the issue made it onto the Newport Beach City Council docket, the troops rallied. So many people showed up to the council chambers—from Bob Hurley to parents to local surfers who had never cared for local issues yet showed up with speeches—that it was the first item the council addressed, lest everyone stay up late. A waiver to save the Froghouse passed unanimously. “It was like the scene from It’s a Wonderful Life,” Brimer says, still touched.

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The Frida Cinema continues its summer programing of classic and cult films with a screening of 1995’s Four Rooms, featuring a Q&A with actress Lana McKissack. Loosely based on the fictional writings of Roald Dahl, Four Rooms is an ambitious comedy that features four segments, each written and directed by the leading auteurs of mid-1990s American Cinema: Allison Anders, Alexandra Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The plot features a bellhop (Tim Roth) in his own Hotel Hell on New Year’s Eve with outlandish guests and the compromised situations he finds himself in. (Catch McKissack as Sarah in the segment titled “The Misbehavers.”) Four Rooms, followed by a Q&A with Lana McKissack, at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 2859422; www.thefridacinema.org. 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.

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It takes a village to make a video game look good, and one of those villagers is the concept artist. Thomas Scholes created the concept art for many popular video games, including Halo 4, Guild Wars 2, 343 and Arenanet, and once you see his work in one space, you’ll see their clear influence on the atmosphere and design of each game. The Seattle-based artist uses dramatic lighting, color and texture to create otherworldly places that bring the player to fantastical frontiers. Curated by Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Game Art chairman Gavin Rich, video gamers and art hopefuls will want to attend this opening reception. “Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes” at LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, (949) 376-6000; www.lcad.edu. 6 p.m. Through Sept. 29. Free. —AIMEE MURILLO

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has since stopped and focused on cooking its food to order. It’s this insistence on preparing everything from scratch that makes Mint one of the best Indian restaurants in our county. The shrimp biryani fumed like Krakatoa. I had to blow on the first couple of forkfuls so that I didn’t scorch my mouth. Shotgunned full of spices and colors, it breeds addiction. Every grain was fluffy and each helping built up to a cumulative burn that I quenched with cooling gulps of raita. One order of biryani is enough for three people. Mint’s portions are generally huge, but the biryani is especially insurmountable if you didn’t bring at least one friend to help you scale it. After multiple visits, I’ve settled on a new rule of thumb: have at least one more mouth than the number of dishes ordered. And bringing more people to Mint is a good idea, as you want to try something from every section of the menu. Start with the vegetable pakoras, lacy golden-fried fritters of cauliflower, potato and onion. Unlike others I’ve had, Mint’s version wasn’t overfried; the edges were crisp, but the middles were as soft as a cake doughnut. Of course, there’s chicken tikka masala, which was flawless—white-meat pieces buried under a thick, orange-tinted sludge that’s perfectly balanced between the creamy, the tangy and the spicy. No trip I’ve made is complete without ordering it. And it wasn’t just me who did: Nearly every table I saw had it or the vegetarian version with paneer. There were also dishes I’d never seen before, such as the fried okra with cara-

melized onions. There was so much going on in this stir-fry that I’d probably need a botany textbook to identify all its spices and herbs. If I were vegetarian, I’d be satisfied if it were the only thing I ate. The same goes with the korma of cauliflower, peas, carrots and potato that simmered in an ultra-comforting cream-based gravy. Mint also offers specialty dishes, including chunks of lamb stewed with spices and skin-on tomatoes cooked down to nearly paste. It’s served in a traditional pot called a karahi, for which the dish is named. And there were kulchas, fat pancakes stuffed with spiced potato or onion whose only fault was that they were too filling. I loved everything I ate at Mint, but I was most impressed by the hospitality. I saw a server offer to carry a large to-go order to the customer’s car. And every request I made, whether it was just for a refill of water or extra chutney, was answered with an enthusiastic “Of course!” One night, I saw my server looking at me with genuine concern. She noticed I was sweating. “Are you sure the karahi’s not too hot?” she asked “No, it’s perfect!” I assured her. I may never uncover the mysteries of its kitchen, but at least now I know one of its secrets: Treat all your customers as if you actually care about them. And, actually: care about them.

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he minute I stepped into Mint Indian Restaurant in Laguna Hills, I knew I was in for a treat. The place smelled subtly of roasted meat and spices. After I sat down at a table nearest the kitchen’s swinging door, I heard the sound of onions sizzling in hot oil and the clangs of a spoon stirring a pot. Occasionally, I would catch a glimpse of the cooks: older women hunched over low-slung stoves. I alternated between trying to peek into that kitchen and the Bollywood scenes looped on two TVs. The YouTube clips seemed to always involve dance numbers, rhythmic music, a girl playing coy, and a boy who worked hard to earn her affections. It was something to pass the time as the food was prepared, but I wished the screens showed a closed-circuit feed of the alchemy under way behind the swinging door. With no other decór except for a few ornate rugs hung at slight angles on the walls, Mint resembled many other restaurants in Artesia’s Little India—but the family that owns and runs it isn’t Indian. The food does not reveal this; I only found out when one of the other customers asked a server where they’re from. “Afghanistan,” the server said, smiling. “So am I!” the customer replied. Yet with the exception of nihari, the long-simmered lamb stew that’s Pakistan’s national dish, the menu is a run-through of all the Indian standards of tikka, vindaloo and korma. At one point during its first few months of operation, Mint even offered an all-you-can-eat buffet much like other Indian restaurants in the area. It

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he older white lady stood at the counter, perplexed. She looked at the glossy menu, then looked at the marquee that hung on the wall above the cashier, then back at the menu. It’s as if the lady—probably from Western High, Class of 1963— was trying to figure out what some of the entrées were and why they didn’t sync up to the Mexican food that she knew. Finally, she asked the cashier, “What’s a pambazo?” But the cashier ignored her—not because she was a gabacha, but because there was a line out the door on this Saturday, when El Chilango Villa adds barbacoa to its list of Mexico City specialties. Tables groaned under the weight of shredded lamb as hungry families in their quinceañera best grabbed tortillas and salsa and made impromptu tacos. The white lady asked again. This time, the cashier responded, “It’s like a sandwich,” which is like saying a Stradivarius is a violin. The woman no doubt got that she was being undersold because she walked out in a huff. The Anaheim of her youth no longer exists—but neither does mine. My beloved hometown is experiencing a Mexican regional cuisine boom, with chilangos introducing the city’s old families of zacatecanos and Jalisco natives to Mexico City’s million mediations on masa: long quesadillas with huitlacoche or squash blossoms. Tacos de canasta, in which fresh-made tortillas hold ingredients led to steam until they nearly liquefy. Delightful tlacoyos, masa spears stuffed with fava beans. El Chilango Villa moves around its hometown classics with verve, serving sturdy, justfried chips and table salsas that are among the best in Orange County. I ordered after the spurned lady left and got a pambazo. I was also ignored for too long—the lunch rush was still on. But the cashier eventually apologized as I washed down the sandwich with tepache, a pineapple-based drink that’s the original kombucha. Fluffy, spicy and gargantuan, the pambazo was perfect. Hey, older lady: Our Anaheim ain’t around anymore—the La Palma Chicken Pie Shop is long gone, for chrissakes—but newcomers such as El Chilango Villa show we’re better than ever.

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o I’m back from my annual trip to Kentucky, and all I can talk about is . . . brandy. Specifically, Copper & Kings, the Louisville company whose Butchertown brandy I wrote about last year and is now appearing in all the better bars in Orange County. I had the honor of getting a tour of the Copper & Kings distillery with owner Joe Heron, and we ended with a taste of his latest product: Destillaré brandy-infused liqueurs, specifically the orange curaçao. Yet another non-bourbon product in the Bluegrass? Damn straight.

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The opening-night feature is the documentary The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, focusing on the novelist behind the best-selling Tales of the City series that tells separate vignettes on various characters living and drifting through San Francisco. The film charts Maupin’s life from his upbringing in a Southern conservative household to his work as a journalist and writer, as well as one of the most beloved gay-rights pioneers in literary history. The Lavender Scare (which also screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival earlier this year) chronicles the Cold War-era suspicion of homosexuals as security risks and Communist sympathizers, plus Dwight D. Eisenhower’s campaign to rid gays and lesbians from holding government positions. This documentary highlights the extent and severity of the witch-hunts and the individuals who publicly protested against discrimination. FEATURES

The always-wonderful Constance Wu (ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat) stars in The Feels, directed by Jeneé Lamarque. Wu plays Andi, a woman celebrating her upcoming marriage to Lu (Angela Trimbur) with a joint bachelorette party, where revelations and truths come to light that lead to both having to work out their deeper trust issues. In Extra Terrestrials, Teresa returns to Puerto Rico to invite her conservative family to her wedding. Teresa’s family owns a poultryprocessing plant that begins to go under, and by the time Teresa’s fiancée, Daniela,

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round for a boxing match happen on the same day, forcing him to confront his personal truths. AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM QFILMS LONG BEACH LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL at Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; www. arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sept. 7-10. For a full schedule and ticket prices, visit qfilmslongbeach.com.

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Four short-film blocks will be screened: on Saturday, Latinx Shorts Spotlight and Queer and Trans Shorts, and on Sunday, Men In Brief and Women In Shorts. The first presents a melange of comedic and dramatic films that intersect cultural identity and gender, with U.S. based and foreign offerings including Primavera Rosa En Mexico (Pink Spring In Mexico), on the high murder rate of LGBT individuals in Mexico; Panquecito, a comedy about a failed one-night stand between a shy nerd and a young man he meets through a dating app; and the documentary Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism, about the writer and activist. As its title suggests, Queer and Trans Shorts features stories and documentaries with queer and trans people as the main

protagonists. Look out for the 12-minute drama Get the Life, about a transgender youth name Alex who struggles with his secret pregnancy and how to tell his livein boyfriend, as well as the interesting documentary Umbrella, about four transgender people across the U.S. and how they are each fighting for rights in their own areas. The Men In Briefs showcase promises to be as entertaining as ever, with tongue-in-cheek comedies Secret Santa Sex Party, Playing Straight and According to My Mother, as well as poignant love stories such as Bayard & Me, about Walter Naegle and Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin. Women In Shorts includes fascinating tales such as Bride of Frankie, a comedic retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the Philippines import Swirl, about two young women falling in love and moving through the city of Manila.

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ueer cinema reached peak visibility at the 89th Academy Awards when Barry Jenkins’ film Moonlight won for Best Picture. The film, which details the adolescent and adult lives of a young, black gay man, carries the distinction of being the first LGBT movie to win Best Picture and is clearly a turning point for more LGBT filmmakers to find wider representation in Hollywood. Of course, Moonlight is far from being the first movie in history that presented complex LGBT characters onscreen. If it weren’t for indie auteurs such as Greg Araki, Cheryl Dunye, Pedro Almodóvar, Kenneth Anger and Marlon Riggs, LGBT characters would still be relegated to minor roles and stereotypes, while filmmakers would still be working closeted, behind-the-scenes jobs instead of telling their own stories. But what those filmmakers knew was that cinema could be a safe space for queer and LGBT films to explore dynamic, experimental and powerful storytelling—liberation through celluloid art. Which is why filmic institutions such as the upcoming Qfilms Long Beach are so important. Beginning in 1993, the festival has been the ultimate safe space for queer documentaries, shorts and features to find their audience, and to date, it is the longest-running film festival in Long Beach. Whether we see another Moonlight nab a Best Picture Oscar in the years to come, it’s already apparent that Hollywood and major studios are now aware of the positive audience reception of queer characters, and the Qfilms Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival is the best place to find them. Here’s what to look out for Sept. 7-10:

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new play (this is its Southern California premiere) suggest it is smart, moving and as much about language—and the spaces between our words—as the sobering situation. Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (888) 455-4212; chancetheater. com. Sept. 8-Oct. 8. Real Women Have Curves. Long before female empowerment, immigration and cultural identity became politicized issues used to show how much Americans hate one another, they served as fascinating launching points for intriguing stories. Such as this 1990 Josefina López play set in a small East Los Angeles sewing factory featuring five “full-figured” MexicanAmerican women racing to meet draconian deadlines and trying to stay put—and prosper—in the land of opportunity. Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, (949) 650-5269; costamesaplayhouse.com. Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Death By Design. Haven’t heard much about this Rob Urbinati play, other than it’s a mash-up of Noel Coward style and Agatha Christie plot and it’s a newer comedy (first produced in 2011). But considering so many of our community theaters have such soft-ons for murder mysteries and Coward style, one can’t help but wonder why it has taken so long to be produced here. Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Dr., Newport

Beach, (949) 631-0288; www.ntaconline.com. Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Curve of Departure. This world premiere from Rachel Bonds, her third this year (!), is billed as a “warm and surprisingly funny family drama.” It is set in a hotel room the night before the funeral of a man who left his family years ago, which does not sound particularly warm, surprising or funny, but it definitely sounds familial and dramatic. South Coast Repertory; www.scr.org. Sept. 24-Oct. 15. Tribes. Add this OC premiere of English writer Nina Raine’s 2010 play to the lexicon of Great Plays About Deaf People (seriously, there have been several—or so we’ve heard). This comedy is about a deaf child raised in a politically incorrect household who doesn’t meet another deaf person until he does, and then, well, stuff happens. Chance Theater; chancetheater. com. Sept. 24-Oct. 22. Cabaret. Yes, this one’s done to death, but its most interesting thematic concern (forget the hokey love story) of artistic expression amid the ominous portent of rising fascism seems relevant these days, for whatever reason. Gem Theatre, 12852 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 741-9550; www.onemoreproductions.com. Sept. 28-Oct. 22. LETTERS@OCWEEKLY.COM

orean sheet masks are more popular than ever, but there’s still a language barrier on product packaging and websites that leaves non-Korean speakers lost in translation. That’s where Newport Beachbased Gumii (www.gumii.shop) comes in. Since January 2017, this e-commerce site has offered not only Korean sheet masks and skincare products for English-speaking consumers, but also helpful video tutorials, step-by-step instructions, ingredient descriptions and customer reviews. Founder Lisa Duran started Gumii (pronounced goo-me, it means “little sister”) when she began using Korean sheet masks herself; she considers them to be the most effective and affordable of any sheet mask on the market. “Korean women have always been into skincare, and some of the leading skincare products that are out there are all based from Korean products,” she says. Duran’s adviser for Gumii, Bo Lee, agrees, using as evidence her grandmother and other Korean women she knows. “They’re really regimented in their routine,” Lee says, “and nine times out of 10, sheet masks are used.” Duran picks products herself from research, and if the Gumii team loves it after a trial use, it gets listed on the site. You can find sheet masks that cleanse, moisturize, target wrinkles, hydrate or balance oily skin. Products are phased out in order to keep inventory fresh, although if there’s enough demand for a certain item, it will be brought back. Gumii also encourages honest (a.k.a. negative) reviews from customers to better serve everyone’s experience. According to Duran, Gumii’s target consumer is the person just starting to get into sheet masking “and would appreciate the fact that I’m giving a description of exactly what it is. I’m posting all the ingredients out there, [and] I’m telling you what it can do for you,” as all that information isn’t readily available on product websites. Though it’s been less than a year since its launch, Gumii is already a hit and a sign of how much more mainstream Korean sheet masks are becoming. “As consumers, we’re being more conscious of what we want to buy,” Lee says. “[Sheet masking] is so easy, but they never really knew until sites like Gumii came out.” AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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today’s headlines, this is the play that ignited the controversy over Civil War monuments in the South. No, it didn’t. But it is Brian Newell’s adaptation of Michael Shaara’s killer novel about Gettysburg, something that ran to sold-out audiences in the spring and returns for a limited, fourweekish engagement. Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton, (714) 526-7070; www.mavericktheater.com. Sept. 1-24. Kill Climate Deniers. Global stage premiere of Australian playwright/activist David Finnigan’s story (which has drawn the ire of the douchebags at Breitbart), told in the style of an action film that looks squarely at the battle against manmade extinction. Garage Theatre, 251 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 433-8337; www. thegaragetheatre.org. Sept. 1-Oct. 7. Once. Used to be you had a better chance of a white male playwright with an Ivy League pedigree on the boards at OC’s premier theatrical purveyor than a musical. Well, you still get some of those, but during the past few years, we’ve been exposed to far more women playwrights and writers of color, and even the lowbrow ridiculously expensive genre of musical theater has surfaced on occasion. This Glen Hansard-Markéta Irglová musical is based on the 2007 film the two starred in, one that yielded the Academy Award for Best Song in 2008. It’s a smaller-scale production, with the actors playing their own instruments and set amid buskers in Dublin. And that means Guinness. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-5555; www.scr. org. Sept. 2-30. In a Word. This rib-splitting laugh-a-thon centers on the aftermath of a second-grade kid disappearing two years earlier from a gas station. Okay, so it’s very not funny, plot-wise, but the reviews of Lauren Yee’s

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hen it was announced in May, there was some curiosity over the name of the new High & Low Festival. The high? Bands including Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, and Andrew McMahon will grace the same stage. The low? Well, probably just the temperature in the air-conditioned comedy tent to counter the heat. For Andy Serrao, developing the upcoming fest in San Bernardino was all about two things: good music and affordability. “I had a list of bands in my head, and I was told no quite a bit. To finally get it all together was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do in terms of booking a festival,” says Serrao, who owns Chain Reaction in Anaheim and has helped produce events such as Self Help Fest and Chain Fest. “When it comes to a dream lineup, I kind of came pretty close here.” Unlike similar festivals, which are held over the course of a weekend, Serrao thought attendees would appreciate a one-day event, which would be less costly. Tickets for High & Low, which takes place Sept. 9 at NOS Events Center, are priced at $79 for general admission and $259 for VIP, plus service fees. “Do you know how hard it is for people to go to three-day festivals?” Serrao asks. “Most people have to

take some days off work, arrange places to stay, travel . . . We’re talking about people spending thousands of dollars. And now there are a million of those festivals. I just want people to show up, have the best experience they can, see the bands that I love and hopefully they love, and they can go home and sleep in their beds that night. I don’t want to inconvenience them to give them a great show.” The Orange resident was excited to land Long Island alternative rockers Brand New for the headlining spot. Though the band may have started in the emo scene, he says, they have since evolved into a fullfledged rock group. “I think people don’t actually understand how big Brand New is,” Serrao says, adding he first worked with the band when he was a security guard at Chain Reaction, just before one of their biggest albums, Deja Entendu, was released in 2003. “They kind of have this big, broad fan base of young people and millennials, as well as older people who’ve kind of graduated from maybe some of their peer bands. It’s interesting. They have these incredible lyrics and have gotten people through hard times. Their records have stood the test of time.” The lineup also features Orange County’s own Andrew McMahon, who started in the pop-punk/emo group Something Corporate and now regularly plays arena

shows, opening for Billy Joel and becoming a familiar face at KROQ festivals. “He’s become this major force,” Serrao says. “I think [McMahon] has become this staple in the festival scene, which is just incredible to see because a lot of bands that came from the emo world, like, say, Something Corporate, don’t get the respect on a festival billing. But people don’t realize how much depth Andrew has as an artist.” Serrao notes that a sort of resurgence of emo bands is happening, with events such as Emo Nite being regularly soldout. Despite coming from that scene in the early 2000s, the bands on the High & Low bill—which also includes Best Coast, Bad Suns, Cloud Nothings, Pup, Coin, Citizen, Alex G., Now Now, Kevin Devine, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, and Charly Bliss—have evolved in their own ways. “I think every band on this festival would hate that word because it has such a stigma to it,” he says. “I think they all were birthed out of that world and now look at it as cheesy.” Poking fun at the genre, as well as music in general, will be the Hard Times comedy group. Best-known for its Onionesque website, which frequently writes parody articles about bands and their fans, the group has started performing club shows in Los Angeles. The comedians are slated to perform four one-hour

sets in an air-conditioned tent throughout the day. “I think they’re pretty incredible and growing at a rapid pace,” Serrao says of the Hard Times. “I just asked them if we could do a bigger-scale show for them. This is their first time doing something on this level. For me, sometimes you don’t want to see some of the bands, and . . . I wanted to give people something to do when they’re not really in the mood to grab a beer or a meal or watch a band.” Serrao hopes High & Low stands out among other festivals and will become an annual event. In fact, he has already started thinking of next year’s lineup. “There are a lot of festivals that, to me, are just trying to be FYF, which is a great festival,” he says. “I think people are just buying into ‘this is what a festival should be’: multiday with certain bands. I think people are trying to out-cool themselves, but it doesn’t have to be a standard thing to copy each other.” HIGH & LOW FESTIVAL featuring Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Best Coast, and more, at the NOS Events Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-6788; www. highandlowfest.com. Sept. 9, 1 p.m. $79$259. All ages.


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Magrann, Kimm Gardener, Nick Manning and Anthony Thompson have created with producer Jay Lansford (Agent Orange, the Vandals, Gigantor) a record that rocks hard and hits home, just as they did back in the ’80s. Put ’Em Up’s title track is a sneering indictment of the way our country treats its immigrants and the disenfranchised. It also draws parallels to a lot of the band’s classic material, including the song “Manzanar,” which Magrann wrote based on the experience of his Japanese-American mother being forced into an internment camp of the same name during World War II. “When we made our first record, [‘Manazanar’] was one of the first songs we ever wrote, and it really resonated with people because people all the time came up to me and still come up to me and say [they] had no idea about that chapter of American history until they heard that song,” Magrann says. The timing and quick turn-around (they wrote and recorded all the new material within the past few months) for Put ’Em Up helped to crystallize the points being made in their songs. “This project is just so tight and focused for us because we didn’t even sit down to start exchanging ideas until after the new year, so it was all done in 2017,” Magrann says. Their new music is less about aggressive slogans and adolescent frustration, Magrann explains, and more about how we’re all gonna make it through the day and hopefully emerge as smarter, better people. “When we were all young in the ’80s, writing a song called ‘Fuck Reagan’ was easy enough to do,” he says. “But once you shout it out, okay, then what? What’s your solution? That’s why we pull back, and it becomes more about the politics of the heart than anything.”

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oney and fame might be the goal for most aspiring bands when they’re starting out, but for a band such as CH3, who have tasted success in many forms, maintaining a solid lineup with the ability to put out good albums for more than three decades is its own reward. After countless tours and six albums, the band’s hunger to get their music out there hasn’t subsided. Even the most grueling parts of making the new album Put ’Em Up have been a blessing. “From the start of a record project to when you finally get it in your hands is such a long process, it’s torturous, but it’s like a delicious torture—the mastering, the artwork and all that,” says front man/ guitarist Mike Magrann. The band formed in 1980 and released their debut album, Fear of Life, in 1982 on Posh Boy Records, and the punk-rock vets from Cerritos are still at it, albeit in slightly more adult fashion than in the Reagan Era. As with plenty of other amazing bands from the Golden Age of OC punk, watching the country go through its current state of insanity has inspired them to return to the studio. But where most bands would see it as an opportunity to rail against the alt-right and the Trump administration, CH3’s approach is the same as it has always been: to write songs that come from taking stock of their own lives and figuring out how to cope with the craziness of the outside world. “There’s no way to avoid the current cultural climate [in our songwriting],” Magrann says. “But we’re not an overtly political band; we take what’s going on and see how it affected us personally.” Taking cues from the Jam and the Clash, who favored anthemic strength over breakneck speed, CH3 members

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(Stone says they’re particularly fond of Oasis). They shared a few songs they were loosely working on in a short-form release in the spring to show fans what they’re capable of, and it allowed them to get familiar with one another in a studio setting. Recorded at Studio West near San Diego, the five-song collection, which is scheduled for release on Oct. 28, shows the promise that looms large for the group. With themes ranging from serious to sad, their ambitious ideas, Stone says, are prevalent throughout the EP—as are a couple of straight-up rockers about being young and having fun. “At first, we really didn’t have a direction when we were writing,” the bassist explains. “Then our original drummer quit, and our new drummer [Josh Roossin] came in with a better sense of direction for us. Pretty much every song that’s going on this EP we started writing in April.” Without an extended release to their credit, the Jacks have enough songs to perform a 75-minute set of originals. And the band continue to write and cobble together ideas, their sights set on releasing a full-length soon. For now, they’ll settle with finishing mixing their EP and a string of local gigs, including at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Not bad for a band that are relative newbies. “We’ve got our first single coming out at the end of September from the EP,” Stone says. “We’ve got a lot of plans for the rest of the year, and it’s exciting that it’s all coming together.”

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BARRINGTON LEVY: 8 p.m., $5. The Observatory,

3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com.

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Circle, Yorba Linda, (714) 921-2335; eltorito.com. 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. GINO VANNELLI: part of the Bank of the West Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m., $65-$110; series.hyattconcerts. com. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach, (949) 729-1234; newportbeach.hyatt.com. JIM FISK JAZZTET: 8 p.m., free. Portfolio Coffee House, 2300 Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 434-2486; portfoliocoffeehouse.com. LARRY CARLTON: 8 p.m., $32.50. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com. PROOF BAR RESIDENT DJS: 9 p.m., free. Proof Bar, 215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, (714) 953-2660; proofbar.com. RITUAL: EDM DJs, 9 p.m., free. Kitsch Bar, 891 Baker St., Ste. A10, Costa Mesa, (714) 546-8580; kitschbar.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. THE SLY DIGS: 9 p.m., free. The Karman Bar, 26022 Cape Dr., Laguna Niguel, (949) 582-5909; thekarmanbar.com.

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

com. Baja Beach Cafe, 2332 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, (949) 673-8444; bajabeachcafe.com. BUMP ‘N GRIND: 9 p.m., $5. Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 599-6170; queseralb.wix.com. CRUCIAL: DJs spinning reggae, dub and dancehall, 9 p.m., $5. The Prospector, 2400 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 438-3839; prospectorlongbeach.com. EPIC SATURDAYS: 9:30 p.m., free. The Continental Room, 115 W. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, (714) 469-1879; facebook.com/ContinentalRoom. HIP-HOP HOORAY: 9 p.m., free. Kitsch Bar, 891 Baker St., Ste. A10, Costa Mesa, (714) 546-8580; kitschbar.com. ONEREPUBLIC: 7 p.m., $25-$145. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 704-2400; hondacenter.com. PROOF BAR RESIDENT DJS: 9 p.m., free. Proof Bar, 215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, (714) 953-2660; proofbar.com. THE WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE, FEATURING MIA KARTER: 8 p.m., $15-$72.50. Gaslamp

Restaurant & Bar, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 596-4718; thegaslamprestaurant.com.

SUNDAY

APOLLO BEBOP BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH: 8 a.m.,

Wrigley Stage, On the Waterfront Beer Garden 7-10pm

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. 94.7 THE WAVE BRUNCH: 11 a.m., $25. Spaghettini Rotisserie & Grill, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, (562) 596-2199; spaghettini.com. SUNDAY BLUES: 4 p.m., free. Malarkey’s Grill & Irish Pub, 168 N. Marina Dr., Long Beach, (562) 598-9431.

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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.

DOUG LACY: 6 p.m., free. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz

Kitchen, 1590 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 7765200; rbjazzkitchen.com.

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

Grill, 2751 E. Broadway, Long Beach, (562) 856-8000; gallagherslongbeach.com.

WEDNESDAY

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

St., Ste. A10, Costa Mesa, (714) 546-8580; kitschbar.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. JASON RICHARDSON & LUKE HOLLAND:

7 p.m., $13-$15. Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 635-6067; allages.com. MINUS THE BEAR; DEEP VALLY: 8 p.m., $25. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. MODERN DISCO AMBASSADORS: 10 p.m., $5. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944; lacaverestaurant.com. TOPS: 8 p.m., $15. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com.

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

1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 715-7777; mozambiqueoc.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. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: 7 p.m., $29.75-$75. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 704-2400; hondacenter.com. STRICTLY COUNTRY THURSDAYS: 6 p.m., free before 8 p.m.; $5 after. Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 5964718; thegaslamprestaurant.com.

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER

DECAPITATED; THY ART IS MURDER WITH FALLUJAH; GHOST BATH: Sept. 8.

The Observatory.

GLORIA TREVI VS ALEJANDRA GUZMAN:

Sept. 8. Honda Center.

SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE: Sept. 8. Constellation

Room at the Observatory.

PACIFIC SYMPHONY’S TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR: Sept. 9. Pacific Amphitheatre. ARKAIK: Sept. 10. Chain Reaction. SANTANA: Sept. 11. House of Blues at Anaheim

GardenWalk.

MIGHTY OAKS: Sept. 12. Constellation Room at

the Observatory.

IAN HUNTER & THE RANT BAND: Sept. 13. The

Coach House.

PETER BRANDON: Sept. 14. Muckenthaler

Cultural Center.

LEO KOTTKE: Sept. 15. The Coach House. AL DI MEOLAS ELEGANT GYPSY: Sept. 16. The

Coach House.

THE COMO LA FLOR BAND: Sept. 16. Gaslamp

Restaurant & Bar.

FOURTH ANNUAL HORTON’S HAYRIDE: Sept. 16.

Port of Los Angeles, Berth 46.

CITY AND COLOUR: Sept. 17. House of Blues at

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not something I wanted to hear, which he could tell from the silence that met this disclosure. This conversation ruined my weekend. I have been unable to eat or sleep. The guy I went on a date with was sexy—not a love connection, but a bangtown prospect—but I was too emotionally fucked to do anything with him. Do I explain these thoughts to my ex? Let time do the healing? Why did my ex feel the need to tell me about his new girlfriend? Heartbroken Over New Ex’s Yummy Your ex told you about his new girlfriend because you two are close friends, right? And close friends typically confide in each other about their love lives, don’t they? And that’s what you wanted, isn’t it? Backing up: It’s always inspiring when two people manage to salvage a friendship after their romantic relationship ends. But it’s not possible— it’s certainly not on anyone’s list of breakup best practices—to go in an instant from lovers to besties who talk on the phone every day. You got your heart broken, HONEY, and only time can cauterize that particular wound. Your reaction to the news that your ex has a new girlfriend proves your post-breakup friendship wasn’t a “conscious decision,” but an ill-advised rush. And while the physical aspect of your relationship with Mr. Silver Fox ended three months ago, you never got out of each other’s pants emotionally. (A bruised ego might also be contributing to your inability to eat or sleep—he got over you faster than you got over him.) I don’t think you should explain anything to your ex right now, HONEY, because I don’t think you should talk to your ex for the next six months or so. You need to get on with your life—and getting on that new guy is a good place to start. I’m a 26-year-old heterosexual female, and I was recently dumped by my boyfriend. He was my first love and the person I lost my virginity to. We’d been seeing each other for a little more than a year. I had sex with someone else while I was seeing my ex (it was a more casual relationship in the beginning). I wanted more, and I’m not 100 percent sure, but I think that’s what scared him off. I went into a depression and started seeing a therapist. This all happened a little more than a month ago. Friends tell me that the “best way to get over someone is to get under someone else,” but I’m not sure what to do. I’m pretty sure I’m doing the thing I shouldn’t be doing: holding out hope my ex will decide he made a horrible decision and want to be with me again. I know it’s idiotic to have this hope. Can you give me some direction? Don’t Underestimate My Pain This may not be helpful in the short term, DUMP, but it’s not idiotic to hold out hope your ex will take you back. It could happen—indeed, it has happened for lots of folks. I have two friends who are married to men who dumped them, regretted it and begged to be taken back. The trick, however, is to assume it won’t happen and make a conscious effort to get on with your life. (And, if necessary, a conscious effort to get under someone else.) Your boyfriend/first love/first fuck dumped you a little more than a month ago—you’re allowed, one month and change later, to live in hope of a reconciliation. Odds are good, though, that it’s a false hope, DUMP, so don’t pass on any solid offers and keep seeing that therapist. On the Lovecast (savagelovecast.com): Parents, talk smart to your kids about sex. Contact Dan via email at mail@savagelove.net, follow him on Twitter at @fakedansavage, and visit ITMFA.org.

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Your brother is an adult. (I mean, presumably he’s an adult—they’re not letting minors into law school these days, are they?) And since he’s an adult, NOBRO, you can’t stop him from making terrible choices or the same terrible choice over and over again. But here’s the good news, NOBRO: You’re an adult, too! And just as you can’t force your brother to stay away from this toxic POS, your brother can’t force you to converse with him all day long about politics or his POS ex or Game of Thrones turning into Star Trek. (Suddenly, only characters we don’t care about die on GoT. I half expect to see red shirts on the extras in season 7.) And if your brother makes the mistake of getting back together with this woman a second time, your adult ears don’t have to listen to his adult ass complain endlessly about the by-now-predictable consequences of his terrible choices. If you’re feeling anxious about conversations you fear being dragged into, NOBRO, let your brother know you’re done listening to him sob about his ex. “It was idiotic to take her back the first time,” you could say. “But, hey, we all do idiotic things from time to time, particularly where our love lives are concerned. You would have to be an idiot, however, to take her back a second time. Personally, bro, I don’t think you should waste another second of your life pining for that manipulative piece of shit. I’m definitely not wasting another minute of my life discussing her with you. So how about Jon Snow getting out of that frozen lake full of zombies, huh? Apparently hypothermia isn’t a thing in the Seven Kingdoms.”

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Sr. Auditor: conduct audit, review & prepare reports; BA/BS in accounting; 40hrs/ wk; Apply to Hall & Company CPAs and Consultants, Inc. Attn: HR, 111 Pacifica, Ste. 300, Irvine, CA 92618.

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