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 | Music Festivals
Beach Goth The Observatory 10/22-23/2016 Saturday 2:11p.m. I can already tell these lines to get into The Observatory are going to be a pain in the ass…(Yvonne Villasenor) 3:32 This dude in front of me just took a fat puff off a blunt an...
8 days ago | Music Festivals
Though they’ve spent the past 50 years pretending to be mortal enemies, religion and rock-n-roll actually have a lot of similarities. The singer on the stage, the priest on the alter, the revelers in their seats on Saturday night, the ...
9 days ago | Music Festivals
When it comes to modern-day music festivals, none is bigger than Coachella. The three-day extravaganza attracts young fans and fashionistas from all over the world, along with the hottest, hippest and most hyped new artists. This year’s festival f...
13 days ago | DJ Culture
At the close of summer, club goers in Costa Mesa are finally in for a long overdue vacation. But instead of the destination, it’s the decade that's important. Stepping through the black and white, nondescript door of Holiday is like punching your ...
13 days ago | community
The only way for the tenets of a subculture to survive is to polish them up and wear them proudly. That’s why traditional skinheads always come to a party dressed to the blue collar nines. Giving their Fred Perrys, Sta-Prest slacks, Doc Marti...
15 days ago | Interviews
You might expect a band like Beartooth who just put out an album called Aggressive to be charging down the road toward Orange County blaring Satanic anthems from Slayer or Slipknot to get their blood boiling before tonight’s gig at the Observatory...