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  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    OC Music Awards Live Showcase Finalists Announced

    This morning, the OC Music Awards announced the finalists for Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band for 2012. The contenders, who were picked by four judges, including the Weekly music editor Lilledeshan Bose, were among a slew of bands who competed in venues across the county during the past seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    OC Music Awards Night Three Recap: In Pictures!

    ​The OC Music Awards' live band showcase season is always an exciting time for the local music community. We at the Weekly love going to the showcases each week to check out the rising talent around us at some of our favorite local clubs. Thursday was kind of a sleeper in terms of exciting new act ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    We Are the Arsenal Are Big in Fullerton

    [Locals Only] Next up: The world

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Bob Dylan Opens OC Fair

    [Mental Notes] Also: The winners of two OCMA awards, Amateur Chemist is on hiatus

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Last Night at the OC Music Awards Best Live Band Finals

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Steelwells​OC Music Awards Best Live BandFeb. 25, 2011Galaxy Concert TheaterThe best live band of the 10th-annual OC Music Awards was announced last Friday night at a showcase at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana. And the winner is . . . drumroll, please . . ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    What You Missed: Chuck Allen Paddle-Out, OCMA Finals, Stone Temple Pilots, Glassjaw, Infected Mushroom

    Jacob Kahn/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? We attended the OC Music Awards Live Band Finals, caught Stone Temple Pilots at the Fox, Glassjaw at the Glass House and Infected Mushroom at the City National Grove of Anaheim. On Sunday, we headed out to the Huntington Beach Pier to help pay tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    OC Music Awards Finals Starting Tomorrow Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Well folks, it's finally here. After navigating the sonic marathon that is the OCMA's, we are near the light at the end of the tunnel: the two-night award show finals event. The top five artists were picked from both the Best Live Band and Best Live Ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    OC Music Awards at Slidebar Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBLOK​Click here to see the slideshow!The unifying theme of last night's Orange County Music Awards showcase was high-energy performance. And for the most part, every band that played demonstrated a minimal level of competency, which was lacking in previous showcases. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    TGIF: Snoop Dogg, Ky-Mani Marley, Devil's Brigade, Smith Westerns and More

    ​Friday kicks off a busy weekend, first with Devil's Brigade playing Alex's Bar in Long Beach with Roger Miret and the Disasters and Viva Hate. Devil's Brigade just released their debut album, but it's been ten years in the making--as Rancid fans well know. The group is a long-running side project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Under Bieber Achiever: Bio's Biggest Crime Isn't That It's Bad But That It's So Damn Boring

    Bluewater Comics/Michal SzyksznianTo preview ​tonight's concert at Honda Center, Heard Mentality reviews the bio comic Fame: Justin Bieber Unauthorized so you don't have to read it.It's a common and universally agreed-upon idea among critics that there's nothing easier--and in most cases ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Local Natives, MGMT, Henry Clay People, Hindu Pirates

    The golden boys of Local Natives​It's been a short week, so we have a short list for you of items on OC-music related items from other publications. Read on...

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Outgoing: The Pharcyde at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Remember how the Pharcyde were going to play the Grove of Anaheim on September 11? Sounded pretty cool, right? Yeah, well, that's not going to happen. Nederlander announced yesterday that the show has been canceled, with refunds available at the point of purchase.But hey! As we often say here, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2009

    Big week(s) for local faves at HOB Anaheim

    In the eyes of talented local bands and many of their obsessed, merch buying followers, the fight for respect, recognition and a paying gig is a battle waged night after night.Whether it's on cramped stages in half empty bars or packed small-time venues in their stomping ground of choice, some would ... More >>

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    Low Fidelity

    The Farrellys strike out with Hornbys Fever Pitch