Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyJustin Sane of Avenged Sevenfold accepting an award at the 2011 OC Music Awards for Best AlbumToday the ACE Agency announced it acquired the OC Music Awards. The Santa Ana PR/events company is taking over from producer Luke Allen (who owns rehearsal studio Gemini Stu ... More >>
A few days ago, Kiev--made up of Robert Brinkerhoff (vocals, guitar), Brandon Corn (drums), Derek Poulsen (bass), Alex Wright (keys), and Andy Stavas (keys, saxophone)--caught up with us to talk about how much things have progressed since OC Weekly last interviewed them, and how the OC Music Aw ... More >>
This beach is not actually in Orange County, but it's fun to pretend.The New York Times has long held the motto "all the news that's fit to print." And you know, sometimes, even here at OC Weekly, all the news just doesn't fit.So, please to enjoy some more summer songs picked by some more local musi ... More >>
The performers for this year's OC Music Awards, happening April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim, have been announced--well, the ones that can be announced, anyway. If you know who these fashionable folks in this black and white pic are, you probably can guess one of them!
Everyone I've talked to about the OC Music Awards nominee list, released yesterday, seems to have the same reaction: Huh? Why are young, unsigned bands like The Jakes competing against veteran, internationally known acts like The Offspring, who had Billboard's #1 Hot Modern Rock Track for 11 weeks l ... More >>
In this week's Sound Guy column, I talk about the OC Music Awards showcases, and discuss how the lineups have been rather similar, genre-wise. Luke Allen, the head of the OC Music Awards, emailed me back with these thoughts, which I think were worth sharing:
I hear you on the similarity of the arti ... More >>