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Thought I’d post the 2012 stories as well, a year later! Artbound was a pretty amazing experience, they even made a short video based on my stories.

KCET Artbound

Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment

A Conversation on Chicano Art: Artist Jose Lozano and Collector Armando Duron

Parker Jacobs Can’t Lose

Art With An Agenda: An Exhibit Inspired by Kelly Thomas

Hijabistas: Inside the World of Muslim-American Fashion

Prison Dancer: A Transmedia Musical Hopes to Transcend Borders


OC Weekly

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! – Honda Center – November 24, 2012

How Unknown Ontario Band Noise of Rumors Got Their Opening Slot for No Doubt at the Gibson

Animal Collective – Hollywood Bowl – September 23, 2012

Animal Collective’s Josh Dibb On Returning to the Band and Writing Their Latest Record in a Barn

Sublime vs. No Doubt? Manager/producer Miguel Happoldt Says ‘No Doubt was like Richie Cunningham and Sublime was like Fonzie’

Sophie Muller on Filming No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom Days

No Doubt In Their Own Words

Just a Girl: Crushing on Gwen Stefani in the Early Days of No Doubt

No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents

William Pilgrim and the All Grows Up Find New Hope and a New Home

Organizer Stephan Baxter Talks About The Kelly Thomas Art Exhibit

Jack White – The Wiltern – 5/30/12

KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine – 5/5/12

Top 10 Things About Covering Music for OC Weekly


Delta Spirit’s Matt Vasquez: ”Humanity is A Lot Better Than America

Q&A: As I Lay Dying’s Josh Gilbert on the Theme Parties of Mayhem

Q&A: Paul Kalkbrenner is Promoting Sonar This Week

Q&A: Father John Misty Meows, Discusses Religion and Politics

August | 2012 | Purevolume – Festivals

Q&A: Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman on Fly Fishing

Q&A: FIDLAR’s Max Kuehn Shares His Favorite Los Angeles

Q&A: We Just Want Paul Banks to Love Us

Q&A: Of Mice and Men’s Austin Carlile On His Heart Condition

Q&A: Little Dragon’s Erik Bodin Talks Ping Pong With Damon Albarn

Q&A: Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom

Q&A: Taking Back Sunday’s Mark O’Connell and Shaun Cooper

Q&A: Jeremy DePoyster Says the Devil Wears Prada is In It For the Long Haul

Q&A: Steve Aoki—Musician, Businessman and All-Around Pop Culture Purveyor

I always think I should keep a tally of stories I write for other publications, especially since I don’t have a full-time reporting job anymore. Here’s an abridged list of everything I did this year (I only posted stories I liked, actually.) I sort of stopped doing so much over the summer because I was getting burnt out, but now I’m ready again!



LACMA9: A Nomadic Community Film School

The Social Art of Jorg Dubin

Punk Rock Origins: The Story Behind Bad Religion


Best Day Of The Dead Celebrations In L.A.

Guide To Paddleboard Yoga In OC

6 Reasons Why FYF Fest Is Better Than Coachella

Best Late-Night Eats In Orange County

OC’s Best Kid-Friendly Music Venues

OC Weekly

Local Filipino-American Artists Talk About Philippine Typhoon Haiyan and Raise Funds

Justin Timberlake – Honda Center – November 27, 2013

Why is There No Filipino-American Music Scene in Orange County?

The Best Band You’ve Never Heard: 3 Headed Dog

Rob Zombie Is Living the Nightmare

Johnny Marr Doesn’t Need Morrissey

How To Be the Best Zombie You Can Be at the Long Beach Zombie Walk

FLAG’s Keith Morris on Being the Wild Old Man of FYF Fest

Tyler Jacobs’ CinemAttack Gives Scott Pilgrim the Rocky Horror Treatment

Bjork – Hollywood Palladium – June 2, 2013

CinemAttack Turns Cult Film Screenings Into Crazy Theatrical Events

Mental Physix Want to DJ Your Yoga Class

The Aquabats! Super Show! Nominated for a Daytime Emmy; Christian Jacobs Talks About Being Family Friendly

Save Ferris “Reunion Show” Not Actually a Reunion, We Ask the Band to Find Out Why

Heartless Bastards Only Get Stronger

GOGO13 Are Right Where They Want to Be . . . Finally

Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project: Word Becomes Flesh – Segerstrom Center – Jan. 31, 2013


DoLab at Coachella
Q&A: Dream Rockwell, Lucent Dossier Experience

Coachella 2013

Follow the Leader | Coachella 2013

Q&A: Pennywise Frontman Jim Lindberg on Their Reunion

The PV Q&A: The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran

Q&A: As I Lay Dying’s Josh Gilbert on the Theme Parties of Mayhem

Q&A: Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy on Rock ‘n’ Roll

Q&A: Alt-J’s Gwil Sainbury on the Band’s Success

The PV Q&A: Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello on Pura Vida

Here’s a story I wrote about one of my favorite artists for KCET’s Artbound: Parker Jacobs:

From the beginning, Parker Jacobs’ life has been one roundabout path to fame after another. I like to think of him as the most influential Huntington Beach artist that you’ve never heard of. In fact, Jacobs has been quietly impacting the American skate-pop-punk aesthetic since 1993, when GOGO13, the ska band Jacobs formed in his garage so impressed his older brother Christian that he promptly went out and formed the Aquabats.

1. “I got into art because I had really poor vision as a kid — I still do,” he says. “But back then being visually stimulated was really important because of my bad eyesight, and drawing was my outlet and my way to express myself.”
2. As a child actor, Parker Jacobs was in five episodes of “The Wonder Years.” “I even had a catch phrase: ‘UNBELIEVABLE!'”
3. The Aquabats once sold live tarantulas as merch.
4. The Aquabats were dropped by their record label because the record label (AKA Goldenvoice) lost money on the first two Coachella Arts and Music Festivals. Reportedly (from a friend who once interviewed Paul Tollett, the founder of Goldenvoice), the Aquabats is the only band that still makes Tollett starstruck after all these years.
5. Aquabats lead singer Christian Jacobs told Parker that Yo Gabba Gabba would be “a way to get a company to fund a really good Aquabat monster costume, because we were never happy with our monster costumes. So we created this universe,”
6. Christian Jacobs is blind in one eye, so he kind of identified with this cyclops — who eventually became Muno, a cyclops Christian started drawing in the 1980s. Muno was the first Aquabats villain.
7. Yo Gabba Gabba is not influenced by drugs. WHAT, REALLY? Parker says, “I’ve never done anything — I’ve never even drunk coffee! But looking back when I watch it, I go, ‘That show is kinda weird.'”
8. Gogo13, Parker’s band, wrote our favorite YGG song.

9. Parker said, “I’m comfortable being compared to my older brother … maybe he’s not as comfortable being compared to anyone!”
10. Parker Jacobs is the second cousin of the guitarist of Maroon 5 … I found this out on Twitter. WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT?!