Jake McMullen

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    JD McPherson Gets Drunk on Roots Rock 2.0 (And Nothing Else)

    We're not sure if JD McPherson is as strait-laced as he says he is. Sure, he may have cropped, slicked-back hair, a crisp denim jacket and choirboy looks, but it's hard to imagine the gravelly soul erupting in his voice is the product of anything but hard drinking and wild living. After all, why els ... 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 >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Jake McMullen at Yost Last Night

    Jake McMullenNov. 13, 2010Yost Bar​It was hard to tell that the show at the Yost on Friday was Jake McMullen's first show. The band, made up of members of the Relative Strangers and the Steelwells and 17-year-old McMullen, played a tight, entertaining set that showed few signs on inexperience.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Local Boy Jake McMullen Makes EP to Get Into College; It Works

    Courtesy of Jake McMullen​While most people pursue college to start their career, Jake McMullen began his career to get into college. The 17-year-old folk guitarist from Yorba Linda recorded his first EP, Wonder to send to colleges as a demo. With the help of local producer Barrett Sla ... More >>