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.
6 days ago | New Music
Anyone who's ever sailed on the open sea can tell you that no matter how calm the waters seem, things can turn choppy and treacherous at any time. But with some solid skills and a good head on your shoulders you have a better than average chance o...
8 days ago | Say What?
Fate was not kind to Orange County reggae rock band Pacific Dub last week. Recently, we got word that the Huntington Beach five piece, who just played at Garden Grove's High and Mighty festival a couple weeks ago, had their van and all of the...
11 days ago | Locals Only
For bands on the fringes of the OC music scene, surviving in sunny suburbia can feel less like a paradise and more like a prison. And though this area is notorious for churning out plenty of pissed of punks, the majority of our local bands—straigh...
13 days ago | Ska
In 1993, when Luis Correa started Steady Beat Records, ska was the life of the party. From backyard shows to barrio clubs and big-time venues, the revived sounds of 1960s two-tone were the soundtrack of most of Southern California. At the time, ol...
15 days ago | Music Festivals
Today, in another edition of "Yep, We Called It," the Growlers have announced their own spin on the annual Beach Goth Festival, The Growlers Six, hosted Oct. 28 and 29th at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. Aside from the dual performances by the ba...
15 days ago | live review
Summertime in the LBC (By the Minute Review) Queen Mary 8/5/2017 11:26a.m. I feel 10 years old again in these school bus shuttles taking festival goers over to the Queen Mary parking lot. Except my fatass has to man spread to sit in these seats. (...