Datsik Firepower Tour
October 22, 2012
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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).
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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 >>
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 ... More >>
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 ... More >>
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 musicia ... More >>
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 rea ... More >>