Dan Sena

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Datsik Firepower Tour - Yost Theater - Monday October 22, 2012 [with VIDEO]

    Datsik Firepower Tour October 22, 2012 Yost Theater Last night Canadian dubstep prodigy Datsik brought his Firepower Records Tour to the Yost Theater in downtown Santa Ana. Datsik, better known as Troy Beetles, has already signed famed dubstep producers like Delta Heavy, Terravita, Bare Noize, XKor ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    John Sirmon, Cancer Benefit To Be Held At Copper Door

    flickr user benlauisJohn Sirman​A 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, 

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    August 9, 2011

    DJ Dan Sena: From Playing in Punk Rock Bands at Koo's Cafe to Collaborating with Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

    ​ Orange Country DJ Supreme, long-time resident spinner of the Detroit Bar, Dan Sena, recently released his newest EP titled, Candy Floss Art Capitalism. From being part of the indie-emo band Give Until Gone to punk-rock group Bullet Train to Vegas, the Santa Ana native has done it all. Now, Sen ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    TONIGHT: Steve Aoki and DJ Mom Jeans at Detroit Bar

    ​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 >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Slideshow: Busywork at Detroit Bar with My Pet Saddle and So So So

    Busywork--a weekly DJ night with residents Dan Sena, G-Mo, Clifford Lidell and Rock Berry--may happen every Wednesday at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, but last night was the first in the "summer house party" series, with bands So So So and Fullerton's My Pet Saddle (who our own Nate Jackson wrote about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    TONIGHT: The Valley Arena at Detroit Bar

    Detroit Bar's weekly "Busy Work" night is known for its DJs (like resident "spinner," ugh, hate that term, Dan Sena), and getting folks from bands--like Efrem Schulz from Death by Stereo, to name a recent one--to man the 1s and 2s. But tonight, there's an actual live band performing there, as well? ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    TONIGHT: Death by Stereo Frontman Efrem Schulz DJs at Detroit

    Tonight's weekly Wednesday Busy Work night at Detroit Bar has a special guest DJ, and it's a big one: Efrem Schulz, the frontman and only remaining original member of veteran Orange County punk rockers Death By Stereo, will be playing tunes along with the night's regular crop of resident DJs (Dan Se ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    OC Music Awards Nominees Announced

    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.

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    December 22, 2008

    Busy Work at Detroit Bar on Tuesday This Week

    Busy Work--the weekly dance party over at Detroit Bar--is every Wednesday. Except for this week. It's on Tuesday! I know, crazy, right? The place is closed down on X-Mas Eve, so it gets bumped back a day. Hopefully they'll spin some crazy holiday tunes. I know where they can get some good ideas!But ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Detroit Bar Wednesday

    The day before Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve, as I oh-so-cleverly like to call it), is typically one of the busiest bar nights of the year. It makes sense: No one has to work the next day, people are in town, wanna get away from their families and turn to the sweet, sweet solace of the bottle. So i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    soundDowntown Set Times Announced

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Lykke Li, DJ Bjorn (of P,B &J) and DJ Dan Sena to Celebrate 55DSL Opening

    If you’re in Costa Mesa in say, like, four hours, there’s a very notable event happening at South Coast Plaza. Clothing company Diesel’s cousin line 55DSL, an “Italian streetwear brand” will be opening a “pop-up” store (open seven days a week but only until the end of January). Right, ... More >>

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    July 4, 2008

    Last Night: Peter Hook @ Detroit Bar

    Last Night: Peter Hook DJing at Detroit Bar, July, 3 2008 There’s usually nothing like watching an aging icon get up in front of an audience at a venue to show us they still got it. You can’t help being drawn in by the powerful sense of tension. You might find your self echoing certain question ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
  • Features

    November 15, 2007

    Wax-scratch Fever

    FEEDBACK: The analog-digital wars rage on as OC DJs debate their weapons of choice

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Busywork, Detroit Bar, October 31, 2007

    Muscles from Melbourne: kinda weak. Halloween: It's really more for adults than for kids, isn't it? It astounds me how much effort grownups put into their costumes, simply to have ridiculous amounts of fun getting wasted as they take mini-vacations from their own personae. The overflow gathering a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Get Yer Hands Dirty… and Your Ears Blown Out

    DJ Chaz moved the crowd and worked a mean air horn. Friday Oct. 12 at Santa Ana’s Proof Bar, the monthly Get Yer Hands Dirty night went off with several bangs. But the indoor/outdoor party suffered a setback when police pulled the plug on the back patio outdoor stage due to a neighbor’s noise c ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    A Week in the Nightlife

    Nerdy garage rock, wiseguy jazz, Binges that purge, Goodfoot turns 9 and Holy Fuck!

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    September 26, 2007

    Free the Robots' Live OC Debut

    Alfaro (far left) and Nisco (second from right) will be soundbombing Detroit Bar tonight. Recent OC Weekly cover boys Chris Alfaro (aka Free the Robots) and Phil Nisco (Black Lung Pop) will be joining forces tonight for their first live performance in an Orange County venue. The Santa Ana musicians ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Putting Rock in Your Electro (and Vice Versa): Dan Sena’s Busywork Night Is Anything But Drudgery

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    September 13, 2007

    Three the Hard Way

    Marc Yamaoka, Phil Nisco and Chris Alfaro wanted to open a hot new nightspot—But first, they had to fight Santa Ana City Hall

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Busywork, Detroit Bar, August 29, 2007

    The Pity Party (photo by ionnehendrix) The Pity Party are in mid-set as I arrive at Detroit Bar, projecting an LA-hipster refraction of the White Stripes—on first impression. But female drummer/vocalist/keyboardist Heisenflei and guitarist/vocalist Maurice-Robert quickly quash that knee-jerk reac ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Moving Asses Is Their Asset: Dirty Money’s DJS Favor Raunchy Rhythms Over Filthy Lucre

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    October 5, 2006

    Wheels Keep Turning

    Dan Sena, Bullet Train to Vegas

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    I Am the Eggman

    Bullet Train to Vegas, the Governor and a famous flying yolk

  • Music

    June 26, 2003
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    January 16, 2003
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    September 27, 2001


    Bullet Train to Vegas is ready to roll

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    June 7, 2001

    Growing Up in Public

    GiveUntilGone get mature