Dusty Rhodes and the River Band at Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest
Dustin Apodaca of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band
The Hype: Dusty Rhodes and the River Band's distinctive brand of indie-informed, neo-classic rock has made them one of the most celebrated bands to emerge from Orange County in recent years. Their past two albums--2007's First You Live and 2009's Palace and Stage--were released on LA-based SideOneDummy (Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello) and met with strong reviews. Dusty Rhodes and the River Band are a seasoned touring act, as well, spending more time playing nationally--with acts ranging from Los Lobos to fellow OCers the Aquabats--than locally. The Gypsy Lounge quickly filled when they took the stage shortly past 9:30 p.m. Their set was part of the OC Music Awards final showcase series.
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