Mental Physix are a DJ duo made up of Crisanto Santa Ana and Dru Ali. Their mission? To explore the fusion of music and yoga to "create a divine union of healing, through self-realization and sound." Both Santa Ana and Ali perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the expe ... More >>
Monday, October 29Skeleton WitchSlidebar
Hailing from Ohio, Skeletonwitch rocks a technical brand of schreechy metal. Be sure to check out their video for "Bringers of Death," which blends images of furries with Orwelian commentary and a zombie apolcalypse straight out of the film Easy Rider. -- Br ... More >>
Le Castle VaniaYost Theater, Santa AnaMar. 7, 2012Le Castle Vania invaded the Yost
Theater in Santa Ana last night with an aggressive mix of electro
tunes and rocking energy. The guys at INTOTHEAM put on this Wednesday
night party as a part of a series of shows this month which includes
Brodinski an ... More >>
Love Groove 2012American Sports University TheaterFeb. 18, 2012"Alcohol, drugs, overdrive, noise, neon lights, party people, can you feel it? Rave is king!" Fukkk Offf's, "Rave is King" was the anthem of the 2012 edition of the Valentines Day party, Love Groove at the American Sports University Thea ... More >>
Rakaa and DJ Babu, two-thirds of the critically acclaimed hip-hop group Dilated Peoples, will top off a daylong, free, all ages event with a headlining performance this Saturday in Fullerton. Their participation is a centerpiece of the second installment of the Generations Urban Arts Festival. T ... More >>
DaM Funk: Dope DJ. Keytar kingTuesday is rarely a marquee night for local music. But tonight, those looking for a fix of the funk have a reason to freshen up, hit the record button on their DVRs and get the fuck out of the house. DaM Funk is coming to the Commonwealth Lounge. And h ... More >>
Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>
www.myspace.com/liljonGhetto rap auteur Lil' Jon is holding his CD release party at Sutra Lounge tonight for his new album Crunk Rock. He's performing a live DJ set--no electric guitar crossover, unfortunately--but you will be able to herald the coming of his album with him at midnight.
Ready to fight the power? It's a throw down between Obey Records and the Feds, as local DJs will be spinning for a cause on Friday, May 21 at the Crosby in Santa Ana. The record label is throwing a benefit show for Justin McNulty, aka Kutmah, one of LA's most well-respected DJs ... More >>
Despite the fact that it falls on a weekend, this year's Valentine's Day puts club-goers (at least the ones who have to work on President's Day) at a slight disadvantage. It's hard to get super crazy on a Sunday night while worrying about Monday's madness.So in that case, Detroit Bar is blowing ... 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 >>
OC Weekly contributor Brandon Ferguson talks to local turntablist Frankie Alvaro.OC Weekly: What can someone expect from a typical DJ Frankie set?
I play a lot of Northern soul. I like to play a couple of '60s hits as
well, so people know what's going on--so it's not too obscure. A l ... More >>
As the '00s dawned a fresh crop of DJs and artists descended on club-land.
Where the last generation had mastered the long mixes and hip-hop-style
tricks of turntables, the new kids were getting under the hood of technology
to produce multimedia experiences on the dance floor. James Zabiela is c ... More >>
Erin WadeIn a club scene the constantly recycles DJ newbies, groupies and transplants in search for easy stardom, Jason Blakemore is a rare Southern Californian whose been spinning at the region's biggest events since the dawn of the '90s. The Laguna Beach native got his start at iconic Los Angel ... More >>
You know something big is going down when both of Detroit Bar's most recognized DJ nights (Busywork and La Boite Funk) have to join forces to host an event. And really, what could be bigger that Steve Aoki performing in mom jeans. Oh wait, correction... playing WITH Mom Jeans. Tonight Steve Aoki, ... More >>
Thursday night is Club Denim at the Juke Joint in Anaheim. The weekly shindig throws in a pinch of rock, a splash of punk and a handful of booze for a fairly debacherous night. And what's more debacherous than motorcycles and power chords? Nuthin'. So when the Heathens (a band I played bass in many ... More >>
In the life of almost every great DJ residency, there is a time and place where the man/woman behind the turntables ultimately says "enough already!" and moves on. As the first DJ to ever spin at The Crosby, DJ Weird Beard could very well fall into that category. Flexing his record collection ... More >>
DJ Frane: very decks-toe-rous.
I thought I might've been pouring it on too thick with this Heard Mentality post, but it turns out I wasn't effusive enough. Last night at the Continental Room's Behind the Red Curtain event, DJ Frane put on a master class of funk and turntablism (a panoply of scratc ... More >>
The Hard Sell Tour with DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist, Kid Koala
House of Blues (Anaheim)
February 14, 2008
Better Than: Damn near every DJ set you’ve ever witnessed.
Download: Excerpts from the Hard Sell set.
I missed opening DJ Kid Koala’s set by five minutes, but Free the Robots' Chris Alfaro said ... More >>
DJs Sara and Ryusei are in single digits yet they appear to be pretty nonchalant about their wicked scratching talent. I wonder if their parents cracked the whip on 'em or if they practiced that much of their own accord. Skills like the ones they're flaunting here require serious lab time. I'm going ... More >>
Free the Robots, about to drop some next ish.
From noon till 2 p.m. Pacific Time, Santa Ana's Free the Robots/DJ Urthworm (Chris Alfaro) “will be DJing, possibly doing some live shit, and leaking some new cuts” on the LA-based Dublab, one of the webwide world's finest sources of beat-centric m ... More >>