[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs from the Insane Clown Posse*Top Five Hits: TKO in Fountain Valley*Top F ... More >>
See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation"*Jack Grisham's Band the Manic Low Headlines Plugged Into Local On Wednesday, the second round of Heard Mentality's new Plugged Into Local concert series dipped its ... More >>
See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local on Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25Tomorrow night, the Weekly's new concert se ... More >>
See Also:*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25*Tag,You're It: Billy Kernkamp Interviews Singer Steve Carson From Echo EchoAs we continue to enjoy the final slice o ... More >>
The Devious Means' album release show tonight at the House of Blues Anaheim has been garnering a buzz for several weeks now, and is even projected to sell out. They've been in the studio since last fall have now they've taken the extra steps to make sure they send deliver their hard work into the ... More >>
Music has been said to have healing powers and the ability to soothe the savage beast. Local musicians and Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar are gathering to soothe the pain of the savage beast that is cancer Saturday. Come Together: A Benefit for Brita will help raise funds for Brita Corradini, 31, wife ... More >>
Tag, You're It is Heard Mentality's new weekly interview feature. The concept is simple: One local artist picks another local artist to interview, then the interviewee becomes the interviewer of an artist of his or her choice the following week. Steve Carson/Echo EchoI honestly couldn't t ... More >>
Brian KasnyikAgents have diplomatic immunity?Friday kicks off the weekend with Agent Orange ripping into things at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille in Pomona. It may seem odd to have a now-veteran act be our Locals Only focus this week, but Mike Palm has always been about the area he grew up and start ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBLOKClick 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 >>
Tag, You're It is Heard Mentality's new weekly interview feature. The concept is simple: One local artist picks another local artist to interview, then the interviewee becomes the interviewer of an artist of his or her choice in the following week's issue. Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyBilly KernkampMy ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyFolk singer Jake Smith, a.k.a. the White Buffalo, has released his new five-track EP entitled Prepare for Black & Blue. Smith captivates his audiences with his folksy jangles, earthy vocals and poetic lyrics. Even though he doesn't quite understand the compariso ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano already wrote about the food part, but Dinner With Dave's Fourth Anniversary Show also has a ton of live music on for free tonight. Erstwhile guest bloggers The New Limb, former Locals Only subjects Billy Kernkamp and DJ Oldboy, plus Echo Echo are all going to be performing ... More >>
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Meg Strouse / OC WeeklyEmmylou Harris at Lilith.This week in local music coverage that isn't ours: Lilith Fair gets positive-yet-bored reviews, Billy Kernkamp gets real, big-name touring acts get money problems.
www.myspace.com/weareechoechoJameson Burt of Echo EchoThe Hype: Though he probably gets a bit more stage time as the tall, mustachioed guitar player in Santa Ana alt rock band Echo Echo, we were excited to see Jameson Burt step up and deliver a full-band performance ... More >>
[Locals Only] And he grew up to woo the girls with his sensitive singer/songwriter skills
The Hype: OC Music Awards Showcase's debut of the Best Live Acoustic category featuring local faves Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob, Barrett Johnson, Billy Kernkamp, Stacy Clark and Canvas took place outside at the District at Tustin Legacy. A shopping center courtyard instead of the coffeehouse se ... More >>
A whopping 35 local acts will participate in the OC Music Awards Showcase Series. The seven-week event launches Tuesday, January 7, at Detroit Bar in Cost Mesa. It will continue at various venues countywide. All showcase dates are free. The artists are competing for Best Live Band or Best Live ... More >>
Time to back up our words. In last week's "Best of" issue, the OC Weekly declared Costa Mesa's the New Limb to be the "best live band" in Orange County. Quite the title! And you judge for yourself, tonight, for free. With free food, too. Pretty good deal, all things considered.
If there's one thing that I've learned about Orange County during my time here, it's that in the early-to-mid '90s, ska was apparently the only genre that bands were allowed to play. Sadly, the "scene" seems to be pretty quiet these days, but for tonight at least, that changes with the "ska circu ... More >>
Classic concentration.Costa Mesa-based singer/songwriter Billy Kernkamp is playing four shows at the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest this month, a Thursday night residency that kicked off last week. So what better way to prepare for this historical musical event than shopping for comic books and G.I. ... More >>
Follow last week's all-day "Freedom Fest II" blowout, eVocal in Costa Mesa is saying goodbye for realsies tonight, in a sure-to-be stellar show with Yellow Red Sparks, BFFs Barrett Johnson and Billy Kernkamp and Railroad to Alaska, the musical project of Honeypie's Justin Suitor.Being that eVocal wa ... More >>
We've been following the story of eVocal's untimely closing all this week, and now we have some more information on what looks to be the Costa Mesa all-ages venue's second-to-last show. Dubbed "Freedom Fest," festivities are planned to go for a full 12 hours--from noon to midnight--with back-to-back ... More >>
Not only did OC Weekly clubs editor Vickie Chang write this swell piece on LA's Everest for the Weekly, she also was at the show Thursday night, and came back with these pictures. Full service! Two Guns and Billy Kernkamp opened.