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August 8, 2012 | By Chris Foster
New York City has Frank Sinatra's “New York, New York. " Los Angeles has Randy Newman's “I Love L.A.” Las Vegas has Elvis Presley's “Viva Las Vegas,” unless you prefer the Dead Kennedys version. San Bernardino, where UCLA is holding its training camp, is not left out. In fact, there are two songs. Christie, a 1960s group, titled “San Bernadino,” and Frank Zappa's “San Ber'dino. " Bruins football players can pick their preferred version. Is it the city's official song , sung by Christie?
April 9, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI
Though punk rock and bluegrass seem like musical styles that would only meet in the confusing clamor of a stereo store, Dallas' Killbilly have made a career off the unlikely combination. The six-piece band, which has released two indie albums in its eight-year career, picked and strummed twangy versions of punk-rock and pop classics Thursday at Club Lingerie, charming the sparse Hollywood crowd with its tight delivery and rollicking attitude.
April 4, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI
It was like a trip back to L.A.'s early-1980s hard-core scene at the sold-out Shrine Expo Hall on Friday, as the Hermosa Beach quartet Pennywise banged out warp-speed songs and shouted anthemic lyrics for hundreds of amped teens. The band follows in the footsteps of earlier South Bay bands such as Black Flag and the Descendents, and its independent-label "Unknown Road" album has sold more than 75,000 copies, mainly on word of mouth alone.
October 11, 1987 | BOB SIPCHEN
A soft-spoken mental health professional from Boulder, Colo., Stan Boucher still smiles slightly when he refers to the young man he named Eric Boucher 29 years ago as "Jello Biafra."
August 7, 2012 | By August Brown and Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
The guitar riffs come from punk rock, the lyrics from fascist ideology. Bands stake their territory with names like Aryan Rebels and Definite Hate. And when the Blue Eyed Devils sing "White Victory," you can bet that it isn't a love song. This hate-filled subculture of neo-Nazi bands has been around since the early days of punk rock in the 1970s, but has edged uneasily into the spotlight following the shooting deaths of six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin by alleged gunman Wade Michael Page.
August 4, 2005
An estimated 148 athletes from around the world will participate in ESPN's 11th annual X Games this weekend, with competitors in skateboarding, motocross, wakeboard and BMX in action. Wakeboard events will be staged in Long Beach Marine Stadium, where admission is free. Skateboard events are slated for Staples Center; moto and BMX events are scheduled at both Staples and the Home Depot Center in Carson.
How do you get punk-rock fans into the Christmas spirit? Give 'em the spotlight for a few minutes. Inviting audience members onto the House of Blues stage Tuesday to sing their favorite fast-'n'-loud classics during Epitaph Records' holiday bash, a quintet of veteran artists engaged in an amusing, freewheeling and not entirely successful demonstration of punk's egalitarian ideals.
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