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.
3 days ago | Concerts
Fifteen years ago, Dan Sena’s frustration with guitar definitely played a role in his decision to abandon hardcore music. After his last show with Adamantium (one of his many former bands) at Showcase Theater in Corona, he thought his playing days...
4 days ago | Longform
Even 10 years ago, Orange County's pub-quiz scene was mostly sad electronic games or drunks yelling out answers as a blurry television broadcast Jeopardy! But in this decade, trivia contests have become a mainstay at nearly every craft-beer bar an...
7 days ago | live review
Aerosmith Kaaboo Festival (Day 2) 9/17/2016 It took almost two days and dozens of performances at this year’s Kaaboo festival before Aerosmith took the Sunset Cliffs on Saturday night at the Del Mar Race Track for the ultimate highlight of t...
12 days ago | Fresh Nostalgia
From the time Erika Records cut its first record, nothing about the company fit the mold of a typical vinyl-pressing plant—especially not its founder. Determined to enter the business on her own in 1981, Liz Dunster—a 27-year-old, bleached-blond m...
14 days ago | Music Festivals
Those of you who were considering holding out on buying tickets for ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center may want to reconsider in the next couple of hours. This morning it was announced that Kanye West will top the bill of this conventi...
17 days ago | R.I.P.
Costa Mesa's most popular bastion of big beats and bottle service is closing its doors for good. Sutra, a place thousands of OC's poshest (and drunkest) club rats have called home for the last 13 years, is ending its 13 year run at Triangle Square...