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    August 20, 2014

    The Naked And Famous Keep The Pressure on Themselves

    Jet-black clothing, high-fashion good looks and a hell of a light show seem to be the staples of a build-an-indie-pop-band kit in 2014. While eyes may roll at that short list, The Naked And Famous, the buzzing electro-rock band from New Zealand that now calls L.A. home, were doing it long before it ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Drones Were Flying Around Coachella

    By: Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Coachella 2014: What to Watch, What to Avoid

    Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends in 2012, the dirty little secret is that both weekends are almost exactly the same. With some exceptions, the lineups are the same, the order the bands play is the same and, often, the songs they play and the order they play them in is the same. This isn ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Tuesday, April 8 Foster the People Fox Theater Pomona Remember when Foster The People were doing a Detroit Bar residency basically during the week or two they suddenly got internationally famous? If not, you can go watch the vide ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    November 7, 2013


    Fox Pomona

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    October 17, 2013


    Glass House

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    August 26, 2013

    Tijuana Panthers - The Constellation Room - August 23, 2013

    By: Kyle Cavaness Tijuana Panthers The Constellation Room 8/23/13 The three members of Tijuana Panthers knew who center stage belonged to at the Constellation Room Friday night, and it wasn't any of them. Their setup was simple--bassist Dan Michicoff in the corner, stage right, guitarist Chad Wacht ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Modest Mouse - The US Open Of Surfing - July 26, 2013

    Modest Mouse US Open of Surfing 7/26/13 This year's US Open of Surfing's musical event day number two was as crazy and chaotic as always, prompting the drunkest, sun burnt, and heat exhausted audience members to turn it into the US Open of Crowd Surfing. Indie musicians Modest Mouse headlined this ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 17 Sederra House of Blues Anaheim Anytime the punk shredders of Sederra come to the House of Blues Anaheim, they have a habit of bringing the entire Fullerton punk scene with them. Last time they played the Mouse House for free, they stuffed the place to capacity to the point where they ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Holy Ghost!

    The Observatory

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    May 13, 2013

    FYF Fest 2013 Lineup Revealed!

    The lineup for FYF Fest 2013 was just announced this morning. The two-day festival features Saturday headliners My Bloody Valentine and Sunday headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. TV on the Radio, Flag, Deerhunter, MGMT, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Solange, Shlohmo and Toro ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Chiddy Bang


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    June 21, 2012

    Magic Wands


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    February 24, 2012

    STRFKR at the Observatory, Feb. 23, 2012

    ​ Starfucker The Observatory Feb. 24, 2012 Starfucker was last in Orange County in January, but they might as well never have left.The first of their two-show Southern California mini break from recording left fans cheering their name as they dispersed across the parking lot of The Observatory.

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    December 15, 2011

    Naked and Famous

    Galaxy Concert

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    November 7, 2011

    Phantogram at the Music Box Last Friday Night

    Mary Carreon/OC Weekly​Phantogram Nov. 4, 2011 The Music Box A contagious energy spread through the Music Box as the electro-pop band Reptar (yes, like giant green dinosaur from the Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats) opened up the Phantogram show. The quartet, which sounds like an '80s ve ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    It's Pink Floyd Week on Jimmy Fallon

    ​More than any other reissue of collectors' box sets and unreleased music, Pink Floyd's campaign with EMI, Why Pink Floyd? is being presented with the most hoopla. The campaign launches tomorrow, also with unreleased music from the archives and complete studio recordings remastered. How is EMI cel ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    [UPDATED with VIDEO] MGMT Got Pelted with Shoes at the Nike U.S. Open Of Surfing on Saturday Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​UPDATE, Aug. 9, 2011, 10:38 a.m.: Apparently if you actually got a chance to watch the band, unlike our reviewer, you'd see that MGMT's James Richardson told the crowd: "Everybody give me your left shoe right now!" A few seconds later, after a volley of shoes hit the stage ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    The Static Jacks Play Free Show at US Open of Surfing After Party

    ​There's free music everywhere at the US Open of Surfing--not only are MGMT and Jimmy Eat World performing at the main stage, but there's also after parties galore. "Buck Up Chuck," hosted by Converse and Fearless Records, will be held at the Black Bull Chop House (300 PCH, Suite 112, Huntington B ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, the Sounds Headline US Open of Surfing

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ok, so if the Nike US Open of Surfing schedule had gotten to us sooner, it would've had a prominent role in our summer guide music quiz, highlighting the best show this summer for the kind of music fan you are. Since it didn't, you're just going to have to settle for this ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011


    Detroit Bar

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    December 30, 2010

    A Flock of Seagulls

    Galaxy Theatre

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    September 30, 2010

    Just Like So

    LA-based foursome thrive on change, have eschewed teenybopper past for a more Motown sound

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    September 22, 2010

    Sesame Street vs. Yo Gabba Gabba! The Musical Battle for Your Kids' Coolness

    Sesame Street​Sesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Local Music News Links: Local Natives, MGMT, Henry Clay People, Hindu Pirates

    The golden boys of Local Natives​It's been a short week, so we have a short list for you of items on OC-music related items from other publications. Read on...

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    August 19, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba Party it Up with MGMT

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​MGMT wrapped up a two-night stand at Radio City, with Tuesday's opening night documented in full by NYC Taper (download it here). Too bad they didn't tape last night's show, when, according to PopCandy, MGMT started playing Kids as the last song of their proper set. About ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    MGMT at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​MGMTJuly 18, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaLast April, a sea of people crowded Coachella's Outdoor theater for MGMT's set. It was easily one of the more anticipated sets of the day. When they finally played, MGMT had strategically omitted their biggest hit--"Kids"--leaving most ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010


    Fox Theater

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    July 13, 2010

    The Emo To Hipster Special: Win Tickets to Hawthorne Heights, Thrice, and MGMT! MGMT out of their natural habitat on Sunday, for free!​Just in case you think we don't do anything for you: this week, Heard Mentality is giving away a pair of tickets to Hawthorne Heights show at the Troubadour in LA on Thursday, and three pairs of tickets each to Thrice's ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Thank God It's Monday: This Week's Shows

    ​Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

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    June 10, 2010

    Chiddy Bang Talk the Hip-Hop Talk

    Can the teenage rap duo live up to it?

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    May 26, 2010

    5 Great Acts That Suck Live

    ​The main reason Lauryn Hill's rumored Rock the Bells performance got everyone's panties up in a bunch isn't because it was untrue. It's because everyone misses The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  Lauryn. Everyone knows her recent live sets have been harrowing--audiences were subject to two hour ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Ice Cream Man, Back Online

    Photo by Craig Hattori​It's almost summer, so you know what that means: Ice Cream Man Matt Allen is back. Officially, too, in the web series called Road Trippin' With Ice Cream Man on Babelgum. The Long Beach resident is going to be at all the music festivals, giving away free ice cream and hangin ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Top Ten Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    ​Here are the top ten selling records from April 23-30 at Fingerprints, 4612 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach, (562)-433-4996.

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    April 27, 2010

    Happy Avi Buffalo Day! Part 1: An Album Review

    ​The Hype: Today's unveiling of Long Beach indie pop darlings Avi Buffalo's full-length, Sub Pop debut couldn't have come at a better time. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and young, twitterpated hipsters are already jonesing for a soundtrack to their summer. 

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    April 26, 2010

    MGMT's "Kids" on Ukelele: Better Than the Original?

    Our sister paper SF Weekly posted a few darling videos of ukelele covers of Train and MGMT songs found on YouTube. After milking the banjo as the alternative instrument of choice, the ukelele is now apparently all the rage. And how can you argue with this?

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    April 22, 2010

    Coachella Cattle Calls

    [Mental Notes] Despite numerous reasons to be underwhelmed, the crowd at Coachella was determined to have a moo-ving experience

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella Day Three: Superlatives for Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and More

    Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyGorillaz is happy, feeling glad.​Click here for photos from Day Three!​So it's over. Whew. After a late-night drive from the desert, bed looks promising. But first, our thoughts on Coachella's final day--in the form of superlatives. No, we're not going to crown a "best ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    What You Missed: Coachella, Coachella Parties, America's Family Pet Expo, Anaheim Comic Con

    Andrew YoussefClockwise from top left: Alison Mossheart of the Dead Weather, Jay-Z, Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, Matt Bellamy of Muse.​It's all over! Three long days of music, crowds, tents that smell like armpit and more--Coachella 2010! We hope you kept up with us throughout our up-to-date ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Coachella 2010: All Our Coverage, Plus Final Thoughts

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyYup. That guy.​Getting to Coachella aint easy, fun or cheap. That fact weighs heavily on nearly everything that happens in Indio--in a good way.

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    April 18, 2010

    Coachella Day Two: Three Random Lessons Learned

    Andrew YoussefMatt Bellamy of Muse reaches out.​Click here to see many, many more photos from Day Two!We'll make this fast... just escaped the hellish Coachella parking lot. Phone's dead. Need to get feet surgically replaced with new ones.But first, three lessons learned at day two of Coachella 20 ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    The Morning Benders at Detroit Bar, March 27

    Beth StirnamanChris Chu, singer of the Morning Benders.​Click here for the slideshow!The Hype: In the past four years, Berkeley indie-pop quartet the Morning Benders have dropped two self-released EPs (Loose Change and Boarded Door), released one full-length album (2008's Talking Through Tin Cans) ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

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    February 15, 2010

    Another Festival We'd Rather Go To: Long Beach's Avi Buffalo Added to Sasquatch!

    ​The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Hits!: Second Spin's Top 10 This Week

    ​Top 10 selling records from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20 at Second Spin in Costa Mesa. The shop specializes in a wide variety of used music and movies. And it's one of the Internet's largest buyer and seller of used CD's, DVD's, and video games. Here are the big music sellers for the past week:  1) Ph ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Two Reasons to Be at House of Blues Tonight (Even If You Don't Like Jet)

    Don't get me wrong, it's not that I have any specific gripes against the Melbourne-based rockers of Jet, except for maybe this photo. Any band that has managed to brave the music business in the heart of the download era for more than one album deserves a little credit. Plus, you know they're all fa ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Great Job

    Tim and Eric Awesome Show

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    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>

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