Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

[SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

• NKOTBSB, plus Matthew Morrison: Honda Center. July 6.

• Soundgarden: The Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, (310) 330-7300; July 22.

• FYF Fest: with the Descendents, Guided By Voices and Explosions In the Sky. First and Main, Downtown LA; Sept. 3.


Location Info


City National Grove of Anaheim

2200 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Category: Music Venues

Region: Anaheim

Honda Center

2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Category: Music Venues

Region: Anaheim

Oak Canyon Ranch

5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676

Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks

Region: Orange

Pacific Amphitheatre

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Music Venues

Region: Costa Mesa

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum

411 Olive Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Category: Museums

Region: Huntington Beach


420 E. Fourth St.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Category: Music Venues

Region: Long Beach

The Glass House

200 W. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Pomona

Fox Theater Pomona

301 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766

Category: Music Venues

Region: Pomona

Detroit Bar

843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Category: Music Venues

Region: Costa Mesa




• Pacific Festival: OC: featuring Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy and Steve Aoki. Oak Canyon Ranch, 5305 Santiago Canyon Rd., Silverado; Aug. 13.

• Bob Dylan: Pacific Amphitheater, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1870; July 15.

Mostly C's
The Free Concert-Goer! You're out and about but would rather spend money on booze than tickets. After all, who wants to spend money on music when free concerts abound? You're the music industry's worst nightmare, and you're gonna bet the RIAA has your name on its list of people to sue next. Never fear—we got you a legit list of concerts to watch this summer.

• Summer and Music's Sundays In the Park With SAM: featuring Fielding, Two Guns, Sam Outlaw, Summer Darling and more. Intersection of First Street and the Promenade, Long Beach; Every Sun., through Aug. 27.

• Long Beach Funk Fest: Pine Avenue, Long Beach; Aug. 20.

• BuskerFest: First & Linden, East Village Arts District, Long Beach; Aug. 27.

• Surfin' Sundays Concert Series: International Surfing Museum, 315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; or parking lot at 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach; Through Sept. 25.

• Fingerprints Records in-stores: including Taking Back Sunday (June 27) and Sarah Jarosz (June 30). 420 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 433-4996;

Mostly D's
The Snobby Concert-Goer! Small venues, obscure bands, a bunch of your friends at secret shows without tripping over the masses. Who cares if no one else has heard of the bands you like?

• Alkaline Trio, the Smoking Popes and Dead Country: The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; July 23.

• Demetri Martin: The Fox Theater Pomona, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; July 24.

• The 2011 Summer Partery Tour: with In Fear and Faith, Vanna, A Loss for Words, Close to Home, Ten After Two, Adestria, and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! The Glass House. July 15.

• Puro Instinct, John Maus and Geneva Jacuzzi: Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 642-0600; July 13.

• Queens of the Stone Age: The Fox Theater Pomona. July 25.

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