4 days ago | Ska
While most people would think of the winter as a time to bundle up in sweaters and jackets, the Orange County ska community sees it as the season for Hawaiian-printed clothing and grass skirts and fit in at an annual family reunion of sorts. The S...
1 month ago | live review
Joyce Manor Soma 10/20/2017 Torrance-based rock band Joyce Manor performed a rousing hour-long set at Soma during their only Southern California stop on this tour complete with tracks from all four of their albums. The songs, which boasted punk in...
1 month ago | Ska
The Orange County ska community lost its tiniest warrior Oct. 8. Carter Ankeny, 6, of Fountain Valley, was a beacon of light and innocence at ska shows throughout the county — but mostly at Suburban Legends shows at Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terra...
1 month ago | Concerts
Emarosa proves that sometimes change can be good. The Kentucky-based post-hardcore band has faced criticism and skepticism from fans over their 11 years together, through various member changes and restructuring, including the exit of promine...
2 months ago | All That Jazz
Ramsey Lewis just needs a few things to cook up a good jazz tune: inspiration, manuscript paper and a good pencil that's sharpened nicely. And the renowned Chicago jazz musician knows a thing or two about good songs. He's been writing them for 65 ...
2 months ago | live review
Manchester Orchestra Observatory North Park 9/13/2017 It can be rare to find a band who sounds just as good — or even better — than their recorded albums. Manchester Orchestra broke the mold last night in San Diego with a riveting 15-song set that...