12 days ago | live review
Lil Yachty The Constellation Room (two shows) 5/17/2016 If you’ve recently been to the Observatory to watch Atlanta reincarnate itself as this rambunctious, infectious epicenter, then you might have caught a glimpse of its latest buzzworthy repres...
3 months ago | Bars and Clubs
Saturday nights in OC have become a lot more friendly to the local hip-hop fans as the part industrial, part hipster quarter of Costa Mesa (Randolph, Baker, Bristol area) has continued nurturing this hybrid stead of contemporary and retro Urban mu...
1 year ago | live review
PartyNextDoor The Observatory 2/6/15 Though Canada and the US share borders and time zones alike, music fans in the states often find themselves amazed at how our neighbors to the north seem to have a lock on the re-branding of our '90s R&B. Start...
1 year ago | Concerts
The Game The Observatory 1/29/15 Despite not having a single on the Billboard rap charts since 2012, 35 year-old Jayceon Taylor, aka The Game, pulled a sold-out show at the Observatory last night, commemorating the 10th anniversary of his double p...
1 year ago | Locals Only
Inside a small Costa Mesa home studio, clouds from burning incense and blunts gather toward the ceiling. The thump of a beat in its Beta stages causes the cozy walls to rattle with bass. Producer Asem Pria, a.k.a. Chris Perez, and rapper Tony Sant...
2 years ago | live review
Drake vs. Lil Wayne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 9/19/2014 Invited in by the scent of some of California's sweetest cheeba, smokers, drinkers, twirlers, and athletes (including OKC Thunder's point guard Russell Westbrook) rolled into the Ver...