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  • Delta Nove

    published April 15, 2010

    Wanna see how fast an ordinary night out at a local bar can turn into an exotic neo-hippie experience? All it takes is a few good shots and some... More >>

  • Return of the Dream Team Dream Big

    published April 8, 2010

    In the realm of local hip-hop, most rhyme-spitting crews would shy away from the pressure that comes with a name like Return of the Dream Team.... More >>

  • VNV Nation

    published April 8, 2010

    The melodramatic energy of electronic duo VNV Nation is the epitome of dark dance music. And at this point, the group’s 20-year career pretty... More >>

  • Cum Stain Aim to Shock

    published March 25, 2010

    The don’t-give-a-fuck attitude of OC’s garage-rock scene was destined to produce a band as debauched as Cum Stain. Established last... More >>

  • CKY

    published March 25, 2010

    Carving out an infectious, innovative niche in the world of testosterone-driven alt-metal, CKY’s aggressive rock riffage still packs plenty... More >>

  • Roots Collective Reggae Festival

    published March 25, 2010

    Rarely does a legit reggae festival roll into Pomona. Actually, it’s more like never. Lucky for us, we’re witnessing the birth of an... More >>

  • Deathday Party Time

    published March 18, 2010

    The more you listen to Santa Ana four-piece Deathday Party, the harder it is to write them off as another raven-haired set of depressed art... More >>

  • Rock Bottom's Rhymes for the Everyman

    published March 11, 2010

    Specializing in sharp-tongued delivery, wry humor and a healthy dose of skepticism, South County hip-hop trio Rock Bottom thrive on cultivating... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    published March 11, 2010

    Leather-clad, boot-stomping bad-assery is an unmistakable hallmark of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. For 12 years, they’ve cultivated a... More >>

  • The Appleseed Cast

    published March 4, 2010

    So it’s 2010 and you still haven’t gotten the Appleseed Cast’s 2001 album set Low Level Owl Volumes 1 and 2 out of your iPod... More >>

  • The Vespertines Float Ideas

    published February 25, 2010

    Long Beach’s the Vespertines are that rare act capable of combining jazzy atmospherics with explosive rock power without wandering into... More >>

  • Democrat Peter Mathews For Congress Concert

    published February 25, 2010

    Long Beach voters are used to seeing Peter Mathews on the campaign trail.  Running for office is kind of “his thing”—he’s... More >>

  • Wulf Bane, Leaders of the Metal Pack

    published February 18, 2010

    Wulf Bane represent a struggling breed in Orange County. And they readily admit it’s hard to find a scene for their raw goulash of metal,... More >>

  • Local Indie Rockers Halos Perform Tuesday at Orange County Music Awards Showcase

    published January 28, 2010

    Getting Their Wings OC indie rock band Halos shoot for the heavens in 2010 Over a glass of Jack... More >>

  • [Locals Only] Vacuum Bell's Will Morrison Gets Feisty With His Folk

    published January 21, 2010

    Sucked In Will Morrison’s brand of gushing, gutsy folk isn’t naturally suited for the simmering calm of a... More >>

  • The Cribs

    published January 21, 2010

    There’s a line in the chorus of the Cribs’ song “Cheat on Me” that really says a lot about the band: “Cause things go... More >>

  • Jelly Roll

    published January 21, 2010

    Typically regarded as a den of Pabst-swigging punk purism, Avalon Bar is shaking things up every third Thursday with Jelly Roll—a howling,... More >>

  • [Locals Only] This Year's Handsome G Thang: A Full-Length Album

    published January 14, 2010

    Nothin’ But a G Thang Costa Mesa band Handsome G have matured nicely over the past year. Credit the lengthy... More >>

  • Mississippi Man

    published January 7, 2010

    It’s hard to believe that the sunny shores of Southern California would be the ideal incubation zone for a band like Mississippi Man. With... More >>

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