Evan Stone

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The 50 Best Things About the OC Music Scene

    Hey, Orange County--I know you don't hear this a lot, but we're sorry. Our musicians came down pretty hard on you a couple weeks ago, telling you how bad you suck and all that. It was harsh, nay, uncalled for--and it's kind of our fault for egging them on. The truth is, well, you're pretty great. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    The 50 Worst Things About the OC Music Scene

    Orange County, your musicians have a bone to pick with you. Well, more than one bone actually. You see, for being the second-most populous county in the Greater L.A. area-- behind L.A. of course-- the only figure that beats our count of approximately 3 million citizens is the number of times we're r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Your Nominees for the 2013 OC Music Awards

    Now that we've shaken off the hangover of 2012, we've double checked our watches and realized that the first full week in January is time for one thing and one thing only: a new season of OC Music Awards madness. Today, the nominees for the 2013 Awards ceremony (hosted  at the City National Gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, December 28Sweet and Tender HooligansHouse of Blues Anaheim It's an understatement to say that fans of the Smiths are rabid. Obj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    [UPDATED with Funding Successful] Nancy Sanchez Seeks to Kickstart New Album

    ​UPDATE, FEB 22 11:16 A.M.:  Nancy Sanchez may not be in a band called Ruby Red anymore, but the singer is in the black! For all those who didn't check in on her Kickstarter page last Friday to see if she made her album project funding goal, Sanchez reached $15,000 with about three hours left ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    OC Music Awards 2012 Nominees Announced: How the Process Works

    ​UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Nancy Sanchez Seeks to Kickstart New Album

    ​Fullerton-based singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez is readying her first full-length album Ruby in L.A. for 2012 and is turning to supporters to help make it all happen. The musician launched a Kickstarter campaign last night to help complete funding for the project in progress. Sanchez hopes to rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Steamers Jazz on Catalina Island

    ​Fullerton's Steamers Jazz Club continues its weekly summer series tonight on Catalina Island with the Edmund Velasco Quintet. The Friday night show is the latest highlighting Grammy-winning and up-and-coming musicians taking place at the Catalina Country Club.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Local Kid to Play Jimmy 'the Rev' Sullivan in Avenged Sevenfold Video

    ​A local group of young rock musicians is getting a boost from an unlikely source: Huntington Beach metal icons, Avenged Sevenfold.Orange County band Un D Vided, founded by 13-year-old drummer Harley deWinter, specializes in a brand of classic-style rock in the vein of Pat Benatar and Heart--Not e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Nochella! Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Learned to Love Not Going to Indio (i.e., Stuff to Do Around OC While Everyone Else is at Coachella)

    ​We feel your pain. Not the pain of all of you about to head out to Indio in order to see the antlike figures onstage from a distance play an amazing unexpected cover version (that will be on YouTube five minutes after they perform it),  while some very drunk individual pours a combination o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The OC Music Awards Last Night at the City National Grove of Anaheim

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Growlers won Best Surf​10th Annual OC Music Awards The City National Grove of AnaheimMarch 5, 2010As the 10th Annual OC Music Awards sails off into our memories, there are a few highlights to discuss. The final award show, held Saturday night at the City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    TGIF: Eddie Spaghetti, OC Music Awards, Autolux, the Scion Fest and More

    ​Just in case you don't have plans yet this weekend, we've chosen the best of what's around for your perusal, with tidbits of Eddie Spaghetti, OC Music Awards, Autolux (pictured above), the Scion Fest and more.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    OC Music Awards Nominees Are Out Now!

    Dagha Bloom nominated for Best New Album​​Finally, the nomination ballots are in, and the 2011 nominees have been announced. Some artists are past winners, while other nominees are fresh faces to the OC scene. The OC Music Awards added two new categories for this year: Best Youth Artist and ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Evan Stone's Jazz Jam

    Steamer's Cafe

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The OC Music Awards Put Out 'The Best of Orange County'

    ​Young the Giant's Sameer Gadhia's Q&A with Spencer Kornhaber last week may have gotten all kinds of reactions about the state of the OC music scene, but the OC Music Awards are definitely making a case for local bands. Last week, the organization released a compilation featuring 14 songs from ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Best of Both Worlds

    [Locals Only] Up-and-coming singer Nancy Sanchez uses her mariachi background to fuel her jazz performances

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    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    To Do Tonight 10/30

    Halloween Swingthing, 8 p.m. Contests, dance workshops and open dancing, featuring the dancers from "30 Seconds Of Fame" and "Star Search" finalists, Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann. Irvine Hyatt Regency 17900 Jamboree Road Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 975-1234 420 Band, 9 p.m. Toke up and groove dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    To Do Tonight 9/17

    Evan Stone and the Translucent Ham Sandwhich Band, 7 p.m. I like my ham like I like my clothes . . . DiPiazza 5205 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach, CA 562-498-2461 Tokyo Police Club, The Whigs, We Barbarians, 9 p.m. Rock solid. Detroit Bar 843 W. 19th St. Costa Mesa, CA 949-642-0600 Terra Cotta W ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Aural Reports

    School of Rock
    J. Anthony Riedelsheimer, the Music Factory of OC

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Master of None

    Evan Stone has no illusions about getting rich from playing jazz music