Roy AyersA music veteran whose legacy stretches from jazz to hip-hop, Roy Ayers is a legendary vibraphonist who, after a career in jazz, shifted to funk, R&B and even a bit of disco. His résumé includes collaborations with Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, the soundtrack to the Jack Hill ... More >>
The Hype: Despite Orange County's out-dated reputation as a no-fly zone for hip-hop, this local showcase of MCs and DJs at the House of Blues, Anaheim grabbed some serious attention thanks to the eclectic, four-piece tribe Return of the Dream Team. The supergroup of sorts is Huntington Beach duo LD ... More >>
Last time we checked in with rap/DJ duo LD and Ariano, they were still hard at work shopping their second full length album Color of the Music. As far as we can tell (by checking out their website) it looks like it has yet to find a home, which might be a little frustrating for those who've antic ... More >>
Okay, so most of you who read this blog probably get the sense that us Heard Mentality goons generally like what happens at Detroit Bar on a weekly basis. Sometimes we write about them way too much considering that there are about 100 or so perfectly good (or at least mediocre) places to get drunk a ... More >>
Step inside the Crosby on any night of the week and you can be sure of at least two things. One is that there will be someone behind the turntables and the other is that that person knows what the fuck he or she is doing. Oh, and the bar is pretty nice too. But for those looking to wet their pallet ... More >>
Heartbeat, 10 p.m.Residents J.Rocc of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Gargamel of the Heavyweights bring you the best in funk/soul/club and more.
Commonwealth Lounge, 112 Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA; 714-525-8888
Stiff, 9 p.m.With a slogan like "STIFF COCKtails, anyone?" it in indisputable t ... More >>