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  • The 2011 OC Music Awards

    published March 10, 2011

    In many ways, the 10th Annual Orange County Music Awards was a considerable success. Held at the City National Grove... More >>

  • Tapes 'N Tapes

    published March 10, 2011

    If you're thinking Minnesota's primary export is snow, take a listen to Tapes 'N Tapes. With a vintage indie sound featuring tremolo-infused... More >>

  • Starfucker

    published March 10, 2011

    Here’s a chance to check out the coolest chill-wave band you’ve never heard of: Starfucker. Hailing from the hobo capital of the world... More >>

  • Chuck Ragan

    published March 10, 2011

    Though he has a last name similar to that of the man who portrayed the “Gipper,” singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan couldn’t be further... More >>

  • Jesse Thomas

    published March 10, 2011

    This night represents the archetypal young songstress with a dream. You know who we’re talking about: the girl with no money in her pocket,... More >>

  • The OC Music Awards Last Night at the City National Grove of Anaheim
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    The OC Music Awards Last Night at the City National Grove of Anaheim

    published Mar 07, 2011

    ​10th Annual OC Music Awards The City National Grove of AnaheimMarch 5, 2010Click here to see the slideshow of the awards ceremony! Click here to see a slideshow of the blue carpet arrivals! As... More >>

  • UPDATE: Adicts Break in New Meat for Upcoming Tour
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    UPDATE: Adicts Break in New Meat for Upcoming Tour

    published Mar 04, 2011

    UPDATE: Now with photos by John Gilhooley! According to John, the turnout was twice the capacity of the venue.​Yesterday, I watched the Adicts practice one of their best known songs, "Joker in ... More >>

  • Autolux

    published March 3, 2011

    Who says just because a band is from Silverlake they can't buck the system? If someone did say it, Autolux didn't get the message. A... More >>

  • Suicidal Tendencies

    published March 3, 2011

    Day one of the three-day event that is Musink, OC's premier music-and-tattoo festival, features a couple of thrash-tastic blasts from the past.... More >>

  • Morbid Angel

    published March 3, 2011

    There was once a time when you could get away with ridiculing your girlfriend's creepy little brother for spending hours in a darkened room while... More >>

  • Four Clowns

    published March 3, 2011

    Alive Theatre and the Long Beach Playhouse are primed to present some multitasking entertainment: live comedy with potentially curative powers... More >>

  • Blag Dahlia

    published March 3, 2011

    Were it not for the bizarre, often-disturbing images of crucified, bloody little people on the album covers of Chicago punk band Dwarves, I may... More >>

  • Ten Years of the OC Music Awards

    published March 3, 2011

    Has it been 10 years already? Since its inception, the Orange County Music Awards has featured the bands we know maybe all too well (Offspring,... More >>

  • Wildboys

    published February 3, 2011

    Wildboys have had one hell of a career—for a band who just started playing gigs this year. Typically, up- and-comers have to pay their dues... More >>

  • Last Night at the OC Music Awards Best Live Band Finals
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    Last Night at the OC Music Awards Best Live Band Finals

    published Feb 28, 2011

    ​OC Music Awards Best Live BandFeb. 25, 2011Galaxy Concert TheaterThe best live band of the 10th-annual OC Music Awards was announced last Friday night at a showcase at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in... More >>

  • Last Night at the OC Music Awards Live Acoustic Finals
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    Last Night at the OC Music Awards Live Acoustic Finals

    published Feb 25, 2011

    ​OC Music Awards Live Acoustic FinalsFeb. 24, 2011Fullerton Museum The best acoustic act of the 10th annual OC Music Awards was announced last night at a showcase in Downtown Fullerton. And the winn... More >>

  • Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

    published February 24, 2011

    Once in a while, a musician comes along who's perfectly in tune with his comedic spirit. Richard Cheese is one of those guys. Rocking swinging... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo

    published February 24, 2011

    Few bands claiming to be indie actually live up to the creative promise of the genre better than Yo La Tengo. Of course, this trio from Hoboken,... More >>

  • Glassjaw

    published February 24, 2011

    Glassjaw's lineup is ever-changing lineup. Yet the hardcore band seem to persevere. Straight out of Long Island, these guys have a history... More >>

  • OCMA Best Live Band Final

    published February 24, 2011

    After enduring the marathon listening session that is the OC Music Awards, one thing comes across loud and clear: Orange County is no slouch when... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Irish Coffee at Branagan's Irish Pub
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    Drink of the Week: Irish Coffee at Branagan's Irish Pub

    published Feb 18, 2011

    ​There are many advantages to being the first patron of the day at a bar, especially if the only other person in the joint is a pretty bartender. Besides not having to deal with drunken riff raff an... More >>

  • Eluvaitie

    published February 17, 2011

    In this era of fractured media, a band like Eluvaitie could really clean up. They belt out Celtic numbers with traditional folk instruments,... More >>

  • Canvas

    published February 17, 2011

    If you missed the recent OC Music Awards show at Bowlmor Lanes a few weeks back, you missed out on the lush arrangements and poppy melodies of... More >>

  • Hellbound Eddie

    published February 17, 2011

    If you've ever spent any time hanging around local rockabilly mainstays Hellbound Hayride, you'll know singer Eddie Wilson likes things done his... More >>

  • OC Music Awards at Slidebar Last Night
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    OC Music Awards at Slidebar Last Night

    published Feb 16, 2011

    ​Click here to see the slideshow!The unifying theme of last night's Orange County Music Awards showcase was high-energy performance. And for the most part, every band that played demonstrated at lea... More >>

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