After making waves in the trance community the Texas based duo Dave Reedand Chad Cisneroswho form Tritonal are about to embark in the biggest year of their career. At least that's what MTV Clubland thinks as they named Tritonal one of their artists to watch in 2013 last month. We got to chat with th ... More >>
Monday, November 5Lindsey SterlingThe Observatory It's violin dubstep from a sci-fi-loving, eccentric little 26-year old with a knack for interpretive dance. This is Lindsey Stirling and she was born right here in OC. Her sound is a surprisingly unconventional collaboration of styles and genres--b ... More >>
The tattoo-inspired clothing line tries to create a buzz with new record label
For years, local brands such as Volcom and RVCA have cashed in on the link between music and fashion, endorsing hoards of nationally touring bands, presenting showcases and releasing compilations. These days, Sullen is also looking to get in on that action with its new record label, Sullen Musik, re ... More >>
Yellow Red Sparks Four Steps in Corsets ORG Musicwww.yellowredsparks.comThe pure poetry of singer-songwriter Josh Hanson is accentuated by tightly interwoven arrangement on Four Steps in Corsets, the debut EP from OC's premiere indie folk-rockers Yellow Red Sparks. Released by ORG Music, the reflect ... More >>
Every week, writers for OC Weekly and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Summer doesn't officially start for another two months, but with the arrival of Daylight Saving ... More >>
Forget left-wing vs. right-wing radio paradigms: a new podcast program coming from Cal State Long Beach is centered on engaging issues from both the left and right brain. The Academic & The Artist is co-hosted by Dr. José Moreno (the academic) and Sergio Muñoz (the artist) and bills itself as ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. About a week and a half ago, my lady and I packed our bags, hopped in my car and took the 10 ... More >>
We all have records in our collections that are game changers; records that changed the way we listened to, thought about, and (in some cases) wrote/played music. In the days since Thrice announced its "indefinite hiatus," I've spent a fair amount of time reminiscing, not only about my career wi ... More >>
The Grammy-winning Nu Metal legends, Korn co-headlined with Sublime with Rome for this past weekend's Smokeout Festival at the NOS Events Center. We caught up with Korn's guitarist, James "Munky" Shaffer, about the Smokeout Festival and the future of the band.
Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on ElectricVenue.com. Fans can log in at http://www.electricvenue.com/#/man-overboard-show/4559960491and watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.It's a hockey goalie's mask. Or a maple leaf. Or a bee (kinda). The Super Bowl. Have you hear ... More >>
It's got '60s peace and love all over it: sitting around a camp fire in the pines, writing songs and such as a hedge against the after shocks of war. Well, that's not exactly why LifeQuest Military Transitions organized their first music camp last July in Edwards, Colo., but that's pretty much th ... More >>
The parody artist eschews songs on his latest venture and goes into children's literature
Vincent Ferrane Magia López Cabrera (Magia MC) and Alexey Rodríguez Mola (...el tipo este...) took to the stage last Sunday at the Juke Joint in Anaheim to deliver a scintillating 50-minute set of Cuban hip-hop music. The husband-and-wife duo known as Obsesión were on hand to perform their fin ... More >>
You pull off the freeway headed for a job and notice a briefcase lying in the center divider of the overpass. What do you do?When Los Angeles comedians Todd Glass and Daniel Kinno recently found themselves in that predicament, they circled their car around, picked up the briefcase and unlocked an ... More >>
Mary BellWe've been loving Crystal Antlers' sophomore set Two-Way Mirror, to death (read all about it here), so we're excited to hear that the Long Beach band is touring with Wu Lyf this fall. (Incidentally, Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents produced the album.) Jonny Bell, chimney sweep by ... More >>
First a starring role in Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" video, now a brand spanking new single called "My Moment"! Rebecca Black's follow up to her hit (?) "Friday" debuts July 18. Apparently the 14-year-old YouTube star is also finishing a five-song EP that should be out in August.&nb ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!
Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>
Father's Day is around the corner, and if you're like us, you're just now realizing it. It's okay--you still have time, and OC Weekly is here for you. We decided to make it easy on you and show you some of your options, ranging from simple vinyl record frames to high-tech speaker systems and tu ... More >>
The Sky Catching Fire This is a Protest Album Self-released Laguna Beach's Thomas Monroe is, if nothing else, a passionate fellow. Also a prolific one - This is a Protest Album is his fifth album via the name The Sky Catching Fire in two years' time, a pretty good clip by any measure.
Norwegian electrorockers release a massive single
The Dashboard Confessional singer/songwriter is poised to deliver on the talent he's always possessed-if only he wants it
[Locals Only] At Detroit Bar, Of Course
Tom MaxsonIn this week's addition of news we didn't write, you can purchase Pithy Sweet's new EP, or listen to Andrea Babinski of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band's new holiday tune.Check it out after the jump.
These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>
Unlike Adam Sandler's now-classic Chanukah song, Matisyahu's take on Chanukah wasn't made to be funny. (No mention of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock here.) "Miracle," now on iTunes, could be the holiday's new pop anthem for the Jewish persuasion--it's synthy, happy and upbeat--exactly what you want y ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Antoine Dodson beyond the Internet, plus Justin Bieber in comic-book form
[Mental Notes] Are the 'Traffic Jam' band idiots or marketing geniuses? Or both?
When Drew Andrews isn't busy being a part of various musical acts he spends his time... well, being Drew Andrews. As a contributing member of acts like Via Satellite and the ongoing music project The Album Leaf, Andrews has played a role in the creation of numerous albums. But with a solo EP jus ... More >>
For two industry vets, the future of music is right now
[Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch
When America Ochoa immigrated to the United States from her native Michoacan, Mexico, she, like many others, eventually settled in the Orange County city of Santa Ana. Before ever coming to the States, however, she developed an interest in music and awakened to the possibilities of Mexican ra ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe phrases "family act" and "hip-hop" seem incompatible--the combination conjures images of squeaky-clean congregants waving their hands gleefully while rapping about such subjects as being down with G-O-D. But just because Orange County rap trio Blok likes to keep it i ... More >>
www.andykindler.comLast Comic Standing judge Andy Kindler might consider himself an anomaly, but you can consider him hilarious. From cameos on David Letterman to writing the "Hacker's Handbook," to almost having a career in music, Andy Kindler is a complex breed of funny man. Get a taste of how ... More >>
Correction... Lala: Where music playedIt's not like demise of ultra popular music streaming site Lala.com is shocking to anyone who actually used it. You've had plenty of time to prepare, although, of course, that doesn't make it suck any less.
Empire of Empowerment: Artistdriven's Corey Katouli has a marketing plan for you
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies
Truthy and hard-hitting as ever, last night Stephen Colbert took on the burning question: is OC Congressional Rep. Loretta Sanchez a whore? You can find his answer (no) here. Look for Last Night's Highlights, and scroll down to California Values Watch: Sanchez. Those interested in Stephen's answ ... More >>
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