9 days ago | Concerts
I Wonder If We'll Be Alright is the title of Big Monsta's forthcoming EP, but it could also describe the band's feelings of trying to navigate through a currently oversaturated and difficult music world. The Orange County-based band, along with Th...
13 days ago | Ska
When Half Past Two guitarist Max Beckman was diagnosed with cancer last year, one of his priorities was making sure the Orange County ska band of 10 years put out a noteworthy fifth release. Nearly one year later, that's just what the group did. H...
2 months ago | Ska
Two years ago, Cameron Hallenbeck and his girlfriend, Whitney Dunkle, dreamed of helping Orange County's ska scene to flourish. The Anaheim pair was tired of only throwing a ska show or two every few months and knew fans would appreciate more show...
3 months ago | Anniversaries
Life's busy nowadays for Max Bemis. The 33-year-old married father of two young daughters fronts emo/pop-punk veterans Say Anything, writes customized songs for fans on his popular Song Shop and pens comic books for Marvel. This week, Bemis also a...
4 months ago | Music Festivals
When We Were Young Fest (By the Minute review) The Observatory 4/8-9/2017 Saturday, April 8 10:28 a.m. Though we're hopeful about this weekend's emo-driven nostaliga fest at the Observatory, there seems to be very little organization. There are no...
4 months ago | live review
Mayday Parade Soma 4/4/2017 It's been 10 years since Mayday Parade released its debut record, A Lesson in Romantics. For many fans in attendance who presumably grew up from teenagers to adults since they first listened to the album at the band's s...