The OCMAs have been pimpin' local acts since 2001
Pretty much every city in Orange County has a giant shopping center (some have multiple ones!), so we might as well make good use out of them, right? Case in point, the District Unplugged event that we told you about earlier in the week...it's going on right now at the sprawling District at Tustin L ... More >>
Iglu & Hartly, pictured, are from LA (the inimitable Echo Park, specifically), but they play in Orange County a lot. They've played Detroit Bar twice already this year, and return there next Friday, July 24. And they're playing at the District in Tustin Legacy shopping center this Sunday, as par ... More >>
Happy 4th of July, duders! We've got the set times for today's "Freedom Creative Arts Fest" at eVocal in Costa Mesa, the venue's second-to-last show. Click on the jump!
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 >>
Keith MayYou weren't at Detroit Bar last night? Oh, that's a shame. You missed out on some fun: balloons, crowns, birthday cake, The New Limb (whose Lauren Salamone is pictured here), Stacy Clark, a cameo from Cory Case, LA's Civalias, and, it's rumored, a certain alt-weekly music editor may have ev ... More >>
Jack ColemanTazy Phyllipz is known for a couple of things--having more "Zs" in his name than most this side of Eastern Europe, and for spending many years promoting the Orange County music scene. He hasn't slowed down, and is now booking showcases at Slidebar in Fullerton. One such is tonight: a fre ... More >>
Venus Infers, a band we've (along with just about everyone else, it seems) been singing the praises of for a while, were the big winners Saturday at the OC Music Awards, picking up the victory in three categories--best indie, best alternative (not sure how those two are defined, but OK) and best alb ... More >>
After plenty of talk--good and otherwise--here about the event, the OC Music Awards finally happen Saturday at the Grove of Anaheim. Performers include Japanese Motors (pictured), Venus Infers, Mickey Avalon, The Union Line, Cory Case, Humanlab and Aushua--but even more exciting is the fact that you ... More >>
This past Friday and Saturday's OC Music Awardslive music finals are over and done with (seeing as how it's, y'know, Monday), and they have winners.
The OC Music Awards are now a week (OK, eight days) away, and their speeding towards April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim with their "best acoustic" and oddly broad "best live band" finals tonight and tomorrow.Melanoid, Yellow Red Sparks, AJ Degrasse, Cory Case and Hong Kong Six (pictured) will be acoust ... More >>
The performers for this year's OC Music Awards, happening April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim, have been announced--well, the ones that can be announced, anyway. If you know who these fashionable folks in this black and white pic are, you probably can guess one of them!
Sure, I may be a bit rough on the OC Music Awards at times (or, uh, lots of the time), but the lineups for their "best acoustic live showcase finals" and "best live band showcase finals" are definitely solid, including some of our favorite Locals Only bands, like the New Limb (pictured). For each of ... More >>
The OC Music Awards showcases did things acoustic-style last night, with their first of two shows from Costa Mesa's eVocal. Cory Case, Sarah Green, Poor Richards Press and Hong Kong Six all performed, and our guy Keith May was there taking pictures. Ch-check 'em out. The showcases return to eVocal n ... More >>
The seventh night of the weekly OC Music Awards showcases brings another change of venue: eVocal in Costa Mesa. Tonight's lineup includes headliners Hong Kong Six, Poor Richards Press, Sarah Green and Cory Case. Oh, and the shows are no cover again, after being $10 the last couple of weeks at Chain ... More >>
Last Night: The Shys, Army Navy and Vast Atlantic at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, Oct. 11, 2008. Better Than: Listening to "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo on repeat. Download: Army Navy's self-titled debut LP, in stores Tuesday but on iTunes now. Playing their last southern California show before heading ... More >>