Luke McGarry

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Meet OC Law Enforcement Favorite Rats!

    Anthony Calabrese suffered no vision problems and wasn't a moron in September 2012, but the 23-year-old college student couldn't have known he had just seen a mirage inside the Orange County Jail (OCJ). Only a madman would think law-enforcement officers had staged an elaborate, multihour, multiprong ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Luke McGarry of Pop Noir Nominated For Cartoonist of the Year Award

    Right now, Luke McGarry is the poster child for success in the world of rock-n-roll cartoons. Literally. In 2012, the artist and co-founder of OC-bred indie band Pop Noir become the guiding artistic hand behind the artwork for some of Goldenvoice's biggest events, including this year's FYF and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    With So Much Drama in the LBC: Snoop Dogg's Long Beach

    Illustration by Luke McGarrySnoop Dogg's LBC​Snoop Dogg's 11th studio album, Doggumentary Music, is due out in March 2011, so-called because, as he said in a statement, "this is my life and I want to share my music, and my process of making it, with the fans."(Speaking of sharing music, Snoop Dogg ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Sublime's Soundscape: Follow the Long Beach Band's Song Way

    CLICK THE MAP TO ENLARGE!In this week's cover story, you can read about how Sublime evolved into Sublime with Rome, 14 years after Bradley Nowell died. How Sublime--deeply rooted in Long Beach's iconography--made their mark on the city is part of that story. Sublime loved Long Beach--you c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Pop Noir By The Numbers

    ​Since 2004, people around Orange County have known of dance rock trio Pop Noir, founded by singer/bassist/keyboardist Luke McGarry and twin brother guitarist Joe McGarry (now with drummer Nico Saavedra). Audiences familiar with local music know, for example, that the McGarrys were born in the UK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Friday: Pop Noir Conquers a Crowd at UCSD

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyNo, we didn't bring a real camera.​Being a snazzily dressed member of a well-liked, dance-rockin' local band: Seems cool, right? But you've got to put up with some bullshit if you want to make it big. Like taking gigs at college campuses an hour south of where anyone k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Last Night: OC Music Awards Showcase, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    The Hype: The OC Music Awards has to be one of the cooler things going on around here. From now until the big bash March 6 at the Grove of Anaheim, it features a slew of free weekly showcases featuring the county's best bands. Tuesday's roster included the Union Line, which won an OC Music Award las ... More >>

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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 >>