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Erin DeWitt

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    July 4, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, July 4 July 4th with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Skip the neighborhood barbecues and overcrowded beaches and instead head over to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for a 4th of July holiday event of a d ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Tuesday, April 1 School Boy Q The Observatory Remember when Kendrick Lamar played the Glass House? And Kanye played the Galaxy? Maybe you should make it a point to go see Top Dawg/Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q--with ferocious Long B ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Friday, March 28 Release the Bats! Que Sera Our favorite "hard-drinkin', foul-mouthed, in-yer-face American gothic dance club" swings back 'round the Que Sera for the Near Dark Tour 2014. It's always Bats Day inside these black a ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, March 10 Mutoid Man The Constellation Room They named their record Helium Head after our fuckin' favorite-ever Sir Lord Baltimore song--you got an internet, look it up!--and they deliver their overcranked shreddery with t ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, July 1 Tashaki Miyaki The Constellation Room To call La Luz's take on 1960s surf rock 'infectious' would be an understatement. Truly their sound, which features dreamy vocal harmonies reminiscent of girl group wonders The Shirelles, is a bubbly reincarnation, but no less swoon-worthy. Haili ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, June 10Levitation RoomDetroit Bar Just as their name suggests, Levitation Room's music instills the listeners' ears with the light feeling of floating. The dreamy guitar and lo-fi projections of psychedelic rock and garage are reminiscent of deep 1960s-era rock, but still grounded in an alte ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 20 Dillinger Escape Plan Chain Reaction Dillinger Escape Plan, the New Jersey mathcore band (that's mathrock-meets-hardcore for those who were wondering) stops by the all ages venue Chain Reaction this Monday night, giving hoards of angsty teenage boys something to yell and thrash and ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, April 12CoachellaEmpire Polo ClubThis year's granddaddy of Southern California rolls into Indio for weekend one of an insane three-day sprawl of sound, now in its 12th year. Friday's lineup topped by Britain's revived rock legends The Stone Roses and features other marquis acts likeTrent Rez ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, April 1 The Originalites Gallagher's Pub Since coming together as teenagers (and later recruiting saxophonist Mike Belk after an impromptu jam session at a local gig), The Originalites have risen high in the ranks of Orange County's local music scene in the span of only five years. The Fou ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, March 18 The Vespertines The Constellation Room Long Beach's Vespertines do prickly prog-psych in a way that teaches you to expect the unexpected--and to expect the introspective, the contemplative and the explosive, too. (Plus, expect a trumpet--sure, it might startle you when it blooms ou ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts to See in OC This Weekend

    Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 18 DJ Hype The Observatory Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, January 7 Big Monsta Detroit BarThe latest youthful band to grab the coveted Monday night residency over at Detroit Bar is Huntington Beach-based Big Monsta. But their sound is anything but what that name would suggest (read: not some douchy club DJ wearing fake gold chains, nor a band playi ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in O.C. This Week: Nov. 5-9

    Monday, November 5Lindsey SterlingThe Observatory It's violin dubstep from a sci-fi-loving, eccentric little 26-year old with a knack for interpretive dance. This is Lindsey Stirling and she was born right here in OC. Her sound is a surprisingly unconventional collaboration of styles and genres--b ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Tropicool, Voodoo Glowskulls

    Monday, October 22Harvelle'sFunk Jam Hosted By Delta NoveLong Beach band Delta Nove bring the good kind of funk to Monday nights every week at the underground lounge and nightclub Harvelle's. This live music funk jam (plus special guest DJs weekly) is a sure fire cure for any leftover traces of w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Conor Oberst, Dr. Dog

    Monday, October 1 The Two FoscariSegerstrom Center for the Arts The LA Opera makes a one-night-only appearance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to perform Giuseppe Verdi's The Two Foscari. Verdi based his three-act opera on the historical play of the same n ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, September 24Pawn Shop Kings The Constellation RoomA unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point: Pawn Shop Kings. They're a musical melting pot--a whole lot of Arkansas blended with SoCal's sunshin ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Top Five Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, September 21Lila DownsCity National Grove of AnaheimSince she emerged in 1999, Lila Downs has developed into one of the world's quintessential world music artists. Combining powerful, multilingual vocals and culturally diverse musical arrangements, songs like "Ojo de Culebra" help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in O.C. This Week

    See Also: *Free Ticket Wednesday: She Wants Revenge at the Observatory*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/Video]*Jim Norton Wants to Sleep With You, if You Can Stand His Sleep ApneaMonday, September 17Martin Sanchez (Residency)Detroit Bar Martin Sanchez is an absolutely manic rappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Young Dubliners at the Coach House

    ​Get your fill of St. Patrick's Day shenanigans with Celtic rockers the Young Dubliners, who, as our calendar editor Erin DeWitt says, are always down to bring their raucous, whiskey-soaked live show onstage. Better yet, we'll just quote from DeWitt's 2011 calendar pick: "The continual tourists, f ... More >>

  • Food

    June 10, 2010

    Ten Sports You Can Play With a Beer in Your Hand

    [Summer Guide] Neither mandatory nor helpful to your performance, a little hops can definitely enhance the sporting experience

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Beyond the Headliners

    [Coachella 2010] Nine acts that stand out from the sweaty, dusty crowd

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    August 4, 2009

    Fullerton's Audacity Start US Tour This Week

    ​Though Fullerton's Audacity called Orange County's music scene "a joke" in a recent interview with the District, we still heart them and their sloppy poppy ways. So it's cool to see them about to embark on a 15-date national tour, starting this Thursday in Tucson, AZ, and joined by a variety of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Claira's Daze

    Never heard of them and not sure of how they found me, but an Orange County group named Claira's Daze just befriended me on myspace. After listening to a couple of tunes, I figured they were worthy of promoting their show Wednesday night at Kona Restaurant in HB.   I won't pretend to know anyt ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    IN A COUPLE OF HOURS: Audacity Beach Party in HB

    Hey, here's some short notice for you: Fullerton "teenage space punk" band Audacity are playing a free show the Huntington Beach pier (corner of Main and PCH) at 6:30 tonight--a beach party, if you will. Beach blanket bingo, perhaps, even. Quick, leave work now!It's an event put on by Burger Records ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Free Crap That Came In The Mail: The Slow Poisoner Strikes Again

    I feel some definite cognitive dissonance (cog dis, if you will) for calling this "Free Crap That Came In The Mailm" because the negative connotation of crap--things that are worthless and lame--doesn't seem to apply. This is actually all kind of cool. But the more non-judgmental meaning of "crap," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    TONIGHT: OC Music Awards Showcases Continue at eVocal

    The OC Music Awards showcases just keep going--after tonight, they'll have featured 36 local acts, if my math is correct--and tonight's free, all ages show at eVocal will include Costa Mesa's The New Limb, who are not only pictured here, but also featured in Locals Only in the latest Weekly. They're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    TONIGHT: Last Night of Mothers Sons/Daniel Morones Detroit Bar Residency

    After you've completed your traditional Chinese New Year meal--your fish, your long life noodles, your mandarin oranges--and you're looking for something to do, you should seriously consider heading to Detroit Bar for the last night of the Mothers Sons/Daniel Morones residency, a chance to see both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    OC Weekly Local Music Compilation 2008

    Whew! We made it. OC Weekly is proud to present the best of Orange County. Download one or download 'em all! (we recommend them all, of course)

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    November 17, 2008

    Tonight: Francisco the Man!, The Sweet Sweet Things, Free at Detroit Bar

    One thing that I've noticed since moving here is that the local TV news, the ABC affiliate at least, seems to be obsessed with "Dancing with the Stars." Sure, it's a popular show (still?), I get that, and it's filmed in LA and our local news is from LA. I've been known to watch it a time or too myse ... More >>

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    October 26, 2008

    Crystal Antlers Score EW Mention

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, who this year already netted an 8.5 on Pitchfork for their self-released EP (which was subsequently sntached up by Touch and Go) and just last night played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, saw their good buzz streak continue with a mention i ... More >>

  • Film

    October 23, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
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    May 27, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXII

    Memorial Day Edition Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008
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    April 28, 2008

    What You Missed Over the Weekend Part XVIII

    This weekend had so many festivals going on that both Navel Gazing and Heard Mentality were working through the weekend. First, we had Luke Y. Thompson pulling double duty blogging his little heart out at the Newport Beach Film Festival AND attending his big movie premiere in Hollywood. While Dave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XVI

    This weekend found OCW's Le Receptionist, Leslie Agan, at the opening night of Phantom of The Opera at OCPAC. While our oh-so-fabulous Music Editor Dave Segal was at Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa catching the diverse and excellent Steve "aDJective" Fisch. As usual, Managing Editor Rich Kane spent Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Sponsored by Botox

    Sure, LA Fashion Week has nothing to do with Orange County, but one show did have an open bar, so OCW's Erin DeWitt and Amanda Parsons headed up to the City of Angeles for some cocktails and criticism. Plus, Kara Sahn from Project Runway (season one) was there representing Botox (Amanda needs that ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 14, 2008
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    February 11, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part IX

    The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>

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    December 31, 2007

    BUC BUC BUC: Weekend chickenshit

    So my weekly "Didja do anything cool I can throw into that Monday morning post?" note to the OCW staff was meet with *crickets* and Zzzzs. Everyone's in holiday hibernation mode and your regular "What You Missed" programming will resume next week. What I hope you didn't miss was this blog entry fro ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    What you missed over the weekend: Part II

    Freelancer Shawn Smith was at Disneyland Friday night when she noticed that the Social Distortion show slated for the evening had been pulled. We bit our nails wondering if this was the latest in Disney censorship at the venue, which Clubs editor Erin DeWitt blogged in September. But it wasn't so, t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Punk, Funk and Ganked: The Clinic Shrugs Off Barbs, Orgone’s Funk Proves Reich’s Theory Wasn’t Bunk, Crosby’s Ill Fortunes

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    October 9, 2007

    The Clinic: The Cure or a Scourge?

    Our latest Locals Only feature by Erin DeWitt on Santa Ana-based venue The Clinic, which was full of positive quotes by OC musicians, inspired the letter below (all of which is reprinted here unedited). The clinic is one of the worst venues that i've been to in my life. All these claims of "punk" a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    The 100 Most Important OC Musicians of All Time

    DJ Nobody: Twice as important as most OC musicians. Orange County has been a fertile breeding ground for musicians of many stripes since the beginning of electricity. We at Heard Mentality would like to ask you—the good-looking, intelligent readers of this blog—for your opinions on this import ... More >>

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    Confessions of a Comic-Con Virgin

    A non-geek follows the king of geekdom into the heart of dorkness

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