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December 20, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everybody knows about punk-rock music, but how about punk-rock movies? Not just films about punk rock, but also made the way punk music is: fast, cheap and no frills. That's what Vandals founding member Joe Escalante is focusing on nowadays, when he's not on tour or recording with the veteran O.C.-Long Beach punk group. Veteran is the operative word regarding his nascent interest in movie-making.
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December 20, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everybody knows about punk-rock music, but how about punk-rock movies? Not just films about punk rock, but also made the way punk music is: fast, cheap and no frills. That's what Vandals founding member Joe Escalante is focusing on nowadays, when he's not on tour or recording with the veteran O.C.-Long Beach punk group. Veteran is the operative word regarding his nascent interest in movie-making.
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March 29, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Tickets go on sale Saturday for the Vans Warped Tour's June 29 stop at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Pennywise, Rancid, 311, the Vandals--of whom Joe Escalante, right, is a founding member--and AFI head the lineup of dozens of bands. . . . Tickets also go on sale Saturday for the bill of Papa Roach, Fear Factory and Alien Ant Farm on May 10 at the Hollywood Palladium. . . .
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September 14, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
I've always believed that William Burroughs was bad for rock 'n' roll. Too many self-proclaimed heroin "dabblers" think they won't die because Burroughs didn't. That old fool just got lucky. . . . James Carter didn't. The Hollywood scene is still mourning the loss of the Dragonfly bar-back who apparently OD'd two weeks ago. Take a cue from tattoo artist Mark Mahoney and trade in old vices for a Red Bull. It's got twice the kick, and you get to live.
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August 24, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
The return of the Vandals from Europe had promised to ignite a fight on the local rock scene over control of the band's name, but it could be slow in brewing--if it comes about at all. While the group led by bassist Joe Escalante toured overseas this summer, three former Vandals, including the band's founder, Jan Ackermann, and its original singer, Steve (Stevo) Jensen, staged a one-show reunion in late July, billing themselves as the Original Vandals.
NEWS
December 13, 2001 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
So there he was in a sea of blonds, the most beautiful blond of all: Rod Stewart. The rock god was upstairs at the Lounge last Thursday, with a gaggle of goddesses. Some guys have all the luck. Speaking of goddesses, Missy Elliott and Janet Jackson (y'all bow down, now) were cavorting in the club downstairs. I tried to nestle up to America's homegirl, Janet, to remind her of our plans to go to the black rodeo, when Eriq La Salle's pal ran me over trying to improve reception on his cell phone.
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April 12, 2001 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
So there I was at the Viper Room basking in the afterglow of an Otep performance when promoter Dayle Gloria says to me, "Go meet Johnny Rotten." Without missing a beat, I sauntered up to the thin white kook and told him I read his book and was saddened he couldn't see the good that punk hath wrought. He told me, "Get ooover it. I did." I looked him square in the eye and said, "Bollocks, Johnny!" Well, that lit up his face like a fire-starter on Fourth of July.
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November 29, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
Satire can be a blood sport, and the Vandals don't flinch from drawing some in "Aging Orange," a new song lambasting Agent Orange, their fellow alums from the early '80s Orange County punk rock boom. Mockery is the method and humiliation the aim, as the Vandals weigh in against Mike Palm, the Agent Orange leader who has kept the band going since 1978, making it the longest continuously running O.C.-rooted punk-alternative band.
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December 17, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"More Christmas songs?" It was a question that vocalist Dave Quackenbush posed more than once during the Vandals' spunky Sunday night show at Crawford Hall at UC Irvine. Because the accommodating crowd didn't object too vociferously to Quackenbush's repeated suggestion, the veteran punk band gleefully spent much of its hourlong set plowing through some frisky, if decidedly untraditional, yuletide offerings.
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July 7, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
While one set of Vandals is on tour in Europe, a second band of Vandals has formed and is claiming to represent the true legacy of the long-running punk rock group that formed in Huntington Beach during the early 1980s. The Euro-touring Vandals band includes one original member, Joe Escalante, and two others who played on the "Slippery When Ill" album that the Vandals released on Restless Records.
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June 28, 2007 | Mike Flaherty
On the occasion of the release of "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth installment of the Bruce Willis action franchise, the ace character actor ("Go," "Gone in Sixty Seconds") spoke about his latest turn at big-screen villainy, the future of his dearly departed HBO series "Deadwood" and his highly improbable gig as a morning-radio sports reporter. Tell me about Thomas Gabriel, your role in "Live Free or Die Hard." It's a cyber-terrorist plot, so he seems to be (a) very good with computers and (b)
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