Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.
2 days ago | Contests
Hey Orange County musicians! If we asked you to agree to cover a song, without knowing in advance what song or even what artist, would you be brave enough to do it? I mean, we're not calling you chicken or anything – you gotta do YOU, y'know? – bu...
5 days ago | Festivals
Making it to a third consecutive year is a good sign for any cultural movement—especially one that's literally held together with paper, glue and a few staples. Those materials are definitely a lot stronger than the average phone-coddling millenni...
7 days ago | Music Festivals
The DoLab and Dirtybird are at it again with the return of the Dirtybird Campout, the fest where hippies, house heads and headliners come together to enjoy a weekend of outdoorsy debauchery at Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado Oct. 7-9. If you'll...
14 days ago | Music Festivals
The lineup for Beach Goth 2016 was just announced this morning. And once again, it is fire. The Growlers headline the two-day show which is moving locations from the Observatory to Oak Canyon Park, Oct. 22-23 (also the location of this summer's Da...
20 days ago | Gunkist Memories
This summer marks the end of an era at Servite High School. Though in the case of beloved teacher, coach and mentor Larry Toner, it feels more like the end of an eon. Last week, after the final bell on the last day of classes, the man who represen...
27 days ago | Music Festivals
It’s a bit ironic that the next great celebration of American independence in Long Beach would be held at a ship named after a monarch. But from what we can tell about FRDM Fest at the Queen Mary this Saturday, it definitely rules. The all-day fes...