After a two-year hiatus, the city gets its funk back—at Alex's Bar
See Also:*Nick Waterhouse Comes to Long Beach to Dance in the Street*Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create EDM Power Merger in OC*The Reverend Horton Heat Makes Out a Legacy at HootenannyIn the far west corner of Commonwealth Avenue, pounding hammers and buzzing band saws signal the ... More >>
The new craft beer and whiskey bar favors hillbilly tunes over Top 40 club culture
UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>
flickr user benlauisJohn SirmanA string of benefit events are being held locally to benefit John Sirmon, a local skater and skateboard industry worker. Sirmon was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, according to the website made in the honor of Sirmon, savesirmon.org.
When Bilal's debut album 1st Born Second was released in 2001, things were looking bright for the soul/jazz musician's solo career. As a member of the Soulquarians, Bilal brought his voice not only to the collective's all-star lineup, but also to the numerous albums its members would go on to pro ... More >>
Continuing its trend of aurally intriguing monthlies, the Basement Lounge is prepared to offer some weekend relief for picky local music fans who pine for all things eclectic. We know that word--"eclectic"--gets thrown around a lot, in music and elsewhere. But what else could you use to ... More >>
The realm of underground hip-hop is full of innovators, insane rhyme slangers and true architects of boom-bap artistry. But at what point does one move from innovator to "hip-hop genius"? For most avid backpack rap fans, that term has been and always will be synonymous with Madlib. Next week, t ... More >>
When you think of the small bar scene clustered in the corner of Fullerton's "SoCo District" (south of Commonwealth) most can agree that it's the only section of downtown where live music truly exists. You've heard plenty about the stages at the Continental Room, Slidebar, Steamers, Stubriks and ... More >>
Within the genus of funk music, the variety of beastly and beautiful breeds are well documented. But for a type of music that comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and sonic permutations, they all succeed at making you do one simple thing: dance. And as far as our Orange County exposure to funk goes, ... More >>
In this week's music section of The Weekly, many of you got your first taste of the spaced-out beat mechanics of DaM FunK, an L.A. DJ who's made his mark in these parts with his sweaty, late night forays into Fullerton's Continental Room. Combining Prince-era funk, a pinch of disco glam and a who ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
soundDowntown is almost here - as in, tomorrow. If you haven't yet read Chris Ziegler's article on how the event came together, why here it is! Even better, full set times have been posted on the official Web site, and we've got them after the cut. "DJ Pubes" is performing, so I'll recommend him mo ... More >>
Since the beginning, Que Sera's monthly Good Foot dance party promised three things: Good times, strong drinks and a five-star musical feast. These might sound like simple promises, but after a successful 10 years of soulful celebration, swagger and sweat it's obvious that the best parties thrive on ... More >>
Don't try this at home: DJ Frane's infamous "lightning lip scratch" trick. Recent Sprawl of Sound star DJ Frane will be spinning at Continental Room's event in Fullerton tonight; he also plans to play some records. And oh what records he'll play. Anyone who's heard his bongadelic hip-hop instrume ... More >>
Bizarre Love Triangle celebrates one year of elevated party-rocking