OC's latest EDM experience moves into the Observatory, stages a takeover
Inside a dimly lit Constellation Room in Santa Ana, strobe lights flash, chest piercing bass drops and dubstep moshing create a scene that you rarely find in a venue that typically caters to national buzz bands. Smog, a founding brand of the U.S. dubstep movement, is hoping to change that one ni ... More >>
Cesar Rovira, the concert-goer who suffered a puncture wound and three lacerations as a result of a fight at the Observatory in Santa Ana earlier this week, contacted the Weekly to give his side of the story."When we got to the venue, there was only one guy in a security shirt," Rovira, a Garden Gro ... More >>
We just heard from the Constellation Room owner Jon Reiser that Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers, featured in this week's issue, is ill. Tonight's show is canceled. According to Powers' publicist Daniel Gill, he was in Mexico for a show and got sick with a bad stomach bug there.
[Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year
Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver fans (...you're out there, right?): We just got a tip that Scott Weiland will perform at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana on December 8.
New owner Jon Reiser is determined to be an OC music game changer
Maybe you've been wondering what's up with Detroit Bar; since its former co-owner and talent buyer Jon Reiser bought the Galaxy Theatre and opened the Constellation Room within, the Costa Mesa's calendar has been mostly empty. Today Detroit Bar owner Dan Bradley announced that Mike Tunn ... More >>
The tiny bar in a strip mall has been OC's arbiter of cool for a decade. The people behind it tell us why
Keith MayDubtroit at the Detroit BarLast week we found out that Dubtroit,--run by DJ teaLong, Drew Best (who runs SMOG and 12th planet), and Danny Johnson (who runs media contender and is a part of SMOG as well) is moving to the Galaxy Theatre, now run by former Detroit Bar partner Jon Reiser. Of ... More >>
Last year the buzz about the Golden Bear Club--a music venue demolished in 1986 that hosted Bob Dylan, the Doors and more--was that its latest incarnation would open in Huntington Beach early 2011. Well, half the year is done, and while its Facebook page showed images of construction (the i ... More >>
www.myspace.com/danblacksoundThat's a trifecta of electro-indie hip-pop goodness for you when Dan Black, Samuel and Blok perform at the Detroit Bar tonight. Dan Black, above, was touted by Detroit Bar co-owner Jon Reiser as the act that he can't stop listening to this year. Samuel is signed to St ... More >>
Danielle BacherEven if you don't know him by name, you've probably attended at least one show at a Jon Reiser venue in the past decade. He owns Detroit Bar with Dan Bradley, Diego Velasco, David Hastie, Mike Harris and Scott Hamilton (who also own all Memphis Restaurants and Tin Lizzie Salo ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe Morning Benders reinterpreting The HangoverIf you're not at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa for at least one of the next three nights then, well, we just don't know what.A bold claim, but here's the evidence...
Busywork is dead. Apparently.In its place is a new Wednesday night dance party called "Pistol." Jon Reiser, Detroit Bar co-owner, filled me in on it a little bit a couple of weeks ago, but much of it still remains shrouded in mystery. But let's see what the flier tells us, eh? "Cheap drinks all n ... More >>
As the legendary members of Wu-Tang make their trek one by one to the Detroit Bar stage, you have to wonder if the club's owner, Jon Reiser, made some kind of pact with the devil to get such a great reputation among New York's finest emcee collective. Already the club has hosted GZA (twice) ... More >>
Ah, the concert gods giveth and they taketh away. On the heels of the news that the Detroit Bar is bringing the Duke Spirit to town on Aug. 30, comes word that a DJ AM gig scheduled for July 29 at the very same Costa Mesa venue (the anniversary party for the "Busy Work" dance night) has been postpon ... More >>
We told you earlier in the week about the Horrors coming to the Glass House, but, that's not all you've got to look forward to with the Pomona venue. It's the concert hall that keeps giving!
For real this time.Back in April, Welsh family band Los Campesinos!, the dudes behind 2008's excellent We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, were scheduled to play Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa the day before their Friday Coachella gig. Mysteriously, the show was canceled--neither by the venue nor the band-- ... More >>
Could this band look any cuter? No? Well, sorry to be the one to tell you, but you won't be able to see these dudes--Welsh indie popsters Los Campesinos!--at Detroit Bar tomorrow night as previously been scheduled. Their MySpace says the show has been "sadly canceled," and in its place at Detroit wi ... More >>
Whoops. The Friendly Fires show tomorrow at Detroit Bar, which I blogged about earlier today and we told you about in the most recent issue of the Weekly? No longer happening, per word from Jon Reiser, the venue's co-owner. All is not lost: Friendly Fires are still playing Coachella on Sunday, and R ... More >>
I was thinking about hitting up last night's Juana Molina show at Detroit Bar, and depending on your perspective, I guess it's both good and bad that I was too tired to go out.
Beginning in May, Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa will devote Tuesday nights to on-the-rise Orange County and Long Beach bands. Please read the press release below from Detroit booker/co-owner Jon Reiser and start dreaming big, players. Attention all Orange County and Long Beach Bands: Starting in May we ... More >>
Black Lips stoke the crowd. Photo by Will Tee Yang. Maybe it was the gusty Santa Ana winds and nearby raging fires that made the air smell like civilization was being barbecued. Maybe it was Black Lips' reputation for rowdy, bodily-fluid-spewing live shows. Whatever the case, large segments of the ... More >>
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