SoCal native Donavon Frankenreiter is scheduled to play Catalina.com and KROQ's ROQ N' SURF summer concerts series on the water. Pepper, rock n' rhythm roots band, will headline the first date, Saturday, June 16, with support from Long Beach-based singer songwriter, Josh Fischel, and The Fiction. ... More >>
Doug NeilDid you wait until the last minute to make plans for New Year's Eve? Instead of truckin' to LA, you can enjoy some celebratory fun right here in Orange County. Although we don't have any major bands floating through, we found some cool venues, ideas and hotspots to ring in the new year.
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyFolk singer Jake Smith, a.k.a. the White Buffalo, has released his new five-track EP entitled Prepare for Black & Blue. Smith captivates his audiences with his folksy jangles, earthy vocals and poetic lyrics. Even though he doesn't quite understand the compariso ... More >>
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"The story of Jesse becoming a quadriplegic while surfing is so emotional. His story of getting back in the water and surfing 15-foot waves in Fiji, diving with Great White Sharks, skydiving, etc., etc. has changed my life and those that have seen it are affected (so I've been told) for days ... More >>
A couple noteworthy shows took place last night, and we had photogs at both of them. Fever Dragon checked out British metal vets Cradle of Filth at the Grove of Anaheim, take a look at pictures of lead singer Dani Filth (above) and more, including opening band Satyricon here. Keith May was down sout ... More >>
Laguna Beach's masterfully mellow Donavon Frankenreiter is poised to chill folks out for two consecutive nights at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, tonight and tomorrow. Check out our review of his latest release here. Opening up is Gary Jules, known best for his totally depressing cover of " ... More >>
Those wacky Black Lips! They have a show coming up on April 15 at Detroit Bar, and now they added another one, at the Glass House on May 2! And other shows are also going on sale! Yay!
Some good shows announced this week, highlighted by, as pictured, Bloc Party and OC's own Donavon Frankenreiter! Woop woop!
Sorry, I was trying to set a record for most abbrev. in a blog title. The schedule for NYC's CMJ Music Marathon was announced today, and Long Beach's Crystal Antlers (pictured), Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors and Laguna Beach's Donavon Frankenreiter are among the performers ready to entertain music i ... More >>
Listen, I love reggae just as much as the next guy, but there’s only so much irie I can take when it’s all coming at 60 beats per minute – for three hours. What is that? 10,800 beats. I think I hit my peak last night at about 10 grand even, and it was all over. I had to leave. Last night wa ... More >>
Donovon Frankenreiter at the Grove of Anaheim, Saturday, Dec. 30