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843 W. 19th St. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | Costa Mesa | 949-764-0039
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    Originally a solo folk project of frontman Chris Chavez, Bird & the War eventually grew into an ambient, indie rock trio with the addition of drummer Devin Jamal and Michael Arias. Their...
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    While we love Winona Ryder forever, we've got to shine a light on a completely different Heathers— that is, the indie alt-pop trio from Los Angeles. Heathers' music, according to their...
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    Like his first album Cabinet of Curiosities (2013), Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner brings ‘60s psychedelia into his second and newest album Hyphnophobia, which was released...
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    Hawai, Glorious Wondour, Roah Summit. Mon., June 22, 7 p.m., 2015
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    It’s been a 30-year run for Fu Manchu, and for those three decades the San Clemente-originated band has produced multiple takes on their stoner rock albums. Though their sound has...
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    Get ready for some twisted prayers to come your way from Church of Sun, who let loose through their alluring bluesy psych rock sound. Creatures Choir similarly packs psychedelic fuzz guitar,...
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    Of all the people who come to Los Angeles for the fame and fortune— artists, actors, musicians, what have you— it seems that indie pop duo Golden Coast have cracked the code and...
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    For this latest WAVS installment of the Modern Disco Ambassadors residency at The Wayfarer, the dance party comes courtesy of Venezuelan EDM duo Fur Coat. And just as the name suggests,...
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    Litronix is Kevin Litrow, the longtime synthesizer visionary whose local music lineage runs back through N O W, 60 Watt Kid and Dance Disaster Movement all the way to the Radar, with each...
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    Fresh out of Orange County, singer-songwriter David Rosales is writing and performing folk, country, and blues-inspired music with chords as free-flowing as his stream-of-consciousness...
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    Legend has it that singer-songwriter Paul Givant's scorned ex-girlfriend Rose tried to sell his band's instruments and equipment at the local pawn shop, thus inspiring the name for his band...
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    If you've never listened to the music of Feels or witnessed them perform at a live show, we envy you. Because to discover them for the first time is kind of like tasting bright candy or...
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    Yukon Gold, Sister Crowley, Decker Thu., March 5, 8 p.m., 2015
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    Brown Sabbath hits the Wayfarer, and the group offers far more than a lackluster Ozzy Osbourne impersonator. Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Brownout, an Austin-based group of psychedelic...
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    DJ Hoodboy, Falcons Fri., Jan. 30, 10 p.m., 2015
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    Midnight Hour, FMLYBND Mon., Jan. 19, 8 p.m., 2015
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    Moab. Sat., Dec. 20, 9 p.m., 2014
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    The American Anthology of Folk Music was one of those mystical albums that defined one era and redefined another—curator Harry Smith practically invented the folk and roots revival of...
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    One of the more venerable producers to arise from Santa Ana's beat scene and make waves around the world is Chris Alfaro and his excellent music project, Free The Robots. FTR’s latest...
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    The latest band to grab the coveted Monday night residency over at the Wayfarer is The Moan, a throwback rock outfit hailing from Santa Ana. They play '60s gritty garage for the most part,...
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    This Halloween night, make it a weird and wild one outside of the conventional bobbing for apples variety, and come spend it at the Zombie Prom with your homies from BLOK. Sibs Damien Blaise...
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    The Lucky Lonely seem as adept at crafting delicately layered, catchy songs as they are playing the music-industry game. The indie-pop-folk spirit is still there, perfectly polished and...
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    Hank and Her Ponies—formerly sharing a name with the eternally excellent Stones song “Dead Flowers,” and including former collaborators with the erstwhile Blank...
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    The strains of electric guitar that punctuate each song by indie rock group Fellow Bohemian hold up the wild and danceable beat produced by the afrobeat percussion, folk, and New Wave...
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    Well, this is fun—Costa Mesa's Wayfarer takes a mini-break from its lineup of hipster music for an evening of pure cheesy awesomeness. Britain's Finest calls themselves "The Complete...
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    These Long Beach luminaries of sound are helping to change the LBC music scene in no small form; the seven-member group go big in every one of their releases, bringing a variety of eclectic...
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    Chinese Wax Job are a relatively new local band, but their music should quickly build them an audience for its familiar strains of rock and roll and surf rock. The trio, who come from...
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    The Fling are one of the most-loved bands in Long Beach and when they aren’t playing out, they’re one of the most-missed. But Fling frontman Dustin Lovelis is just about to...
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    At an early age, Chloe Chaidez knew she was different from other kids. While her friends were playing with toys and learning how to play the recorder, Chaidez was drawn to the raw power that...
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    Honored with the very first Monday night residency at the Wayfarer, Detroit Bar's new incarnation after a pretty substantial facelift, is OC-native band Purple Mountains Majesties. A...
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