Reel Big Fish to Release First New Album in 6 Years – New Single Out Now!

Legendary Southern California ska-punk band, Reel Big Fish, is set to release their first new album in six years. Founding member and frontman Aaron Barrett said that the band began recording the album, titled “Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!” in January 2018, and took their time with it. “Our friend and engineer David Irish just finished building his new studio “Pot of Gold” in Orange, CA, and we loved how everything sounds there, and there’s just really good energy and good vibes there,” Barrett recently told press.

The new single was is a surprise release, described as a “high energy skank-athon that is sure to please both longtime fans and new converts.”  The single, titled “You Can’t Have All Of Me,” is one of 14 new tracks that makes up the upcoming album.

Regarding the video for the single, Barrett added, “We just wanted to keep the new video simple, just the band playing in the studio and rocking out…mostly because all of us were out of town after warped tour till the night we left for this current tour so we only had a few hours to shoot a video.”

“Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!” will be released on December 21st, but the new single is out now and available on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music. Fans can listen and buy here.

Watch the video for “You Can’t Have All of Me” below:

 

The Top 5 Family-Friendly Haunts in Southern California

While many of the amazing haunted houses in Southern California are not recommended for younger guests, there are plenty of pint-size horror fans who would love some thrills and chills too. For those looking for some more family-oriented halloween frights, here is a list of family-friendly haunts in Southern California – in order by age appropriate-ness.


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Haunt at Heritage Hill Opens Friday the 12th!

 

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The 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California (UPDATED for 2018)

If Horror is your thing, Southern California is a great place to get your scare on. With a variety of haunts that go from skipping a beat, to stopping your heart completely, SoCal has something for everyone. We’ve listed our favorite haunts in order of slight fright, to unescapable terror. Do you dare visit one of our Top 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California?

(This post was updated October 9th, 2018. Questions or comments? Leave them below!)

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Winter Fest Returns to Orange County on December 21st!

Orange County’s biggest winter tradition is returning! Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center will run from December 21st, 2017 through January 7th, 2018 – giving families more time in the new year to enjoy the wide variety of wintry activities offered at Winter Fest OC!

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Fall for the Flavors of The Public House in Downtown Fullerton

(SoCal Locale was invited as a guest to try the seasonal menu and drink offerings at The Public House and share our thoughts.)

Downtown Fullerton is ripe with amazing bars and eateries, and one such gem is hidden inside an unsuspecting building off of Commonwealth Avenue.  [Read more…]

Santa Gets High-Tech at Santa HQ

In partnership with HGTV, three SoCal shopping centers are hosting an interactive Christmas experience – Santa HQ. We were invited to check out the big guy’s arrival at Lakewood Center and enjoy some fun activities and a free photo package.

Santa HQ adds a special twist to your typical mall Santa. In the digital era we live in, it’s only natural that Santa gets an upgrade too! The interactive experience is fun for the whole family, and keeps the kids engaged and in awe while they wait for their turn with the big guy. [Read more…]

Juice It Up’s Seasonal Favorites Are Back!

Juice It Up! recently announced the return of their all-time seasonal guest favorites, the Merry Mocha Mint Smoothie™, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie™, and its heartier counterpart, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie Bowl™. They sent us a gift card to try out these limited-time flavors, so we popped in for a taste! [Read more…]

Islands’ NFL Happy Hour Menu

Islands’ new NFL Happy Hour, kicked off on September 7th with the start of the NFL season. As their guest we were able to try some of the food and drink items and hear more about what’s new at Islands! [Read more…]

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart – Tickets on Sale Now!

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is coming to Southern California! This year’s ice skating extravaganza features stories and characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production! [Read more…]