The new venue for Mars Hill Church Orange County. On the same stage where his former bands have rocked out for wild crowds, pastor Nick Bogardus will preach the Gospel of Jesus for a different congregation.Mars Hill Church Orange County, which Bogardus leads, has a new home at The Galaxy Theatre ... More >>
An old Menomena photo with Brent KnopfOn May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy. The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>
Kristina BensonWe've been a fan of James Fletcher's ever since he was the drummer for Filmstar back in the mid-'90s, and our passion endured through projects like the Women, Satisfaction and MPhase. When he sat in for Matt Costa, the 88 and Scott Weiland, we definitely swooned. And n ... More >>
You know you've really made it when you're
the butt of the joke of a Saturday Night Live skit.
And a few years ago, singer/songwriter/ultimate feel-good mellow dude
Jack Johnson found himself in just that situation.
of a sudden, there was Andy Samberg on the television sporting that
signatu ... More >>
Jackie Connor/OC WeeklyMore formally known as Marc Beauregard, Marc B. delivers a smooth surfy acoustic sound, sans Dick Dale's bright guitar riffs. Although his EP, The Yellow Jelly, was released in 2006, he's brought Maxx Farris on percussion and Yoni Berk on bass and
ukulele to bring a
variety ... More >>
"The story of Jesse becoming a quadriplegic while surfing is so
emotional. His story of getting back in the water and surfing 15-foot
waves in Fiji, diving with Great White Sharks, skydiving, etc., etc. has
changed my life and those that have seen it are affected (so I've been
told) for days ... More >>
To celebrate the release of Jack Johnson's En Concert album and DVD (all proceeds go to charity--how's that for awesome?), Brushfire Records has released a totally free fall sampler available right here through Amazon.The sampler includes tracks from the critically acclaimed Mason Jennings, Rogu ... More >>
Dana Point filmmaker Dana Brown returns to the surf for his next documentary, Highwater, which is scheduled to make its Orange County premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Regency Lido in Newport Beach.As he did with Step Into Liquid and Dust to Glory, which both marked their local debuts w ... More >>
I'll have some more thoughts on the more, uh, interesting choices made by the academy (which I am not a part of, despite what their Web site says) a little later, but for now here's the full list of nominees, unedited from the OC Music Awards press release.
What Made Milwaukee Famous, Ra Ra Riot, The Little Ones @ The Glass House on 5/16
Usually, walking into a venue to find it almost empty is a bit of a downer. I guess most people train themselves to believe that a concert is not worth going to unless it’s in a room full of people sweating all over ... More >>
It may sound shameful, but after living in Orange County for—oh, I don't know—22 years, this is the first time I'd made the trip down to OCPAC's Samueli Theater. Okay, maybe it's not that shameful. It's just that the place seems way too nice a venue for most rock bands I've seen lately. But last ... More >>
The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar, April 19, 2008 with We Barbarians, Nathan Willett, Delta Spirit, and Jonnie Russell from the Cold War Kids
Better Than: Donating money to the Presidental Election Campaign Fund.
Download: Delta Spirit's "Trashcan" from Ode To Sunshine
Benefit concerts often re ... More >>