Concerts Sprawling With Sound

[Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

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FUCKIN' METAL!!!
Shows where headbangers can have a ball.

Volbeat. When it comes to metal, any band coming out of Denmark is met with an instant amount of shred cred—isn't metal, like, the national music over there? Not content to stick to one particular style of savagery, Volbeat offer a spleen-crushing blend of hardcore, metal and rockabilly that started to make major waves in America with their 2010 American radio hit, "A Warrior's Call," off their latest album, Beyond Hell, Above Heaven. If there's any warrior in your blood, you should probably go to the Grove and indulge your—you knew this joke was coming!—Viking tendencies. City National Grove of Anaheim. July 10, 8 p.m. $32.50-$39.50. All ages.

A life without Thrice will be so blue
Jonathan Weiner
A life without Thrice will be so blue
High times in the parking lot, bro
High times in the parking lot, bro

Location Info

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The Observatory

3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Category: Music Venues

Region: Santa Ana

House of Blues Anaheim

1530 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Category: Music Venues

Region: Anaheim

Pacific Amphitheatre

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Music Venues

Region: Costa Mesa

OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-6521

Category: Community Venues

Region: Costa Mesa

The Coach House

33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Category: Music Venues

Region: San Juan Capistrano

Harvelle's Long Beach

201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Long Beach

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

8808 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Category: Music Venues

Region: Irvine

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

Constellation Room at the Observatory

3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Category: Music Venues

Region: Santa Ana

Fox Theater Pomona

301 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766

Category: Music Venues

Region: Pomona

Iron Maiden. Two nights of their epic stage show—'nuff said. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Aug. 9-10, 7:30 p.m., $40-$160. All ages.

Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. The Glass House continues to be a hallowed place for waves of throat-shredding metal bands to enjoy head-banging festivities. Lately, its big-brother venue, the Fox Theater Pomona, has gotten into the metal-festival mix, hosting the massive Scream It Like You Mean It Tour, featuring the guttural growls of We Came As Romans, Attack! Attack! and 14 other face-melting up-and-comers. Fox Theater Pomona. July 24, 4:30 p.m. $24. All ages.

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HIP SHIT
Giving you the skinny on where the skinny-jeans folk hang out.

Electric Guest. The blue-eyed, modernized funk of LA duo of Electric Guest is one of the few hipster favorites that refuses to be a carbon copy of the past. Sure, lead singer Asa Taccone might be able to croon like Frankie Lymon, but with some sleek electro influence from producer Danger Mouse, their debut album, Mondo, carries Stax-caliber freshness that still feels surprisingly of-the-moment. The Constellation Room at the Observatory. June 4, 8 p.m. $18. All ages.

Moon Block Party. This local underground music fest in the heart of the Pomona Arts Colony is making some sizable waves in the OC and LA music scenes, bridging the gap between genres in counties that house some of our weirdest, loudest and most promising local talent. Creator and organizer Phil Pirrone gathers rock tribes of all pedigrees, including a performance from the psychedelic virtuosi of San Francisco's Sleepy Sun. Downtown Arts Colony, North Garey Avenue and West Second Street, Pomona; www.moonblockparty.org. June 23. See website for times. Free. All ages.

C-Gak. You've got to give it up for a local cat who knows how to turn a standard residency into a tripped-out showcase all his own. That's the mission for RX Bandits drummer Chris Tsagakis, who melds the hard-hitting reggae approach of his revered Long Beach band with a cavalcade of synths, loops, and miscellaneous odds and ends. Throughout the summer, C-Gak's Monday nights at Harvelle's are becoming the show that boasts the best undiscovered talent he can find as well as frequent guest appearances from touring labelmates from LA-based tastemaker Sargent House. Harvelle's. Every Mon., 9:30 p.m. Call for cover. 21+.


This article appeared in print as "Songs of Chaos, Hipsters and Neil Diamond Tributes: A thematic approach to OC's summer concert season."

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