Matt Kollar

  • Music

    March 29, 2012

    Ghost Town Jenny Misses the OC

    [Locals Only] OC native Kim Kylland relives her childhood while visiting but won't move back

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Operation Band Aid at City Place in Santa Ana

    ​Though much of the devastation has disappeared from the headlines, we're glad to see that OC business owners and musicians are still drumming up support for the devastated communities in Haiti as they struggle to rebuild after experiencing a massive 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12.Inspired by the star- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob

    Don't let the name fool you. Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob are far from angry. Hailing from Huntington Beach, Kollar leads the mob with a guitar as opposed to pitchfork and songs that are steeped in fun rather than terror. Their debut album, Farewell Adventure! has attracted both local and internat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Last Night: OC Music Awards Showcase No. 2, the District at Tustin Legacy

    The Hype: OC Music Awards Showcase's debut of the Best Live Acoustic category featuring local faves Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob, Barrett Johnson, Billy Kernkamp, Stacy Clark  and Canvas took place outside at the District at Tustin Legacy. A shopping center courtyard instead of the coffeehouse se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    OC Music Awards Announces Artists for Free Showcase Series

    ​A whopping 35 local acts will participate in the OC Music Awards Showcase Series. The seven-week event launches Tuesday, January 7, at Detroit Bar in Cost Mesa. It will continue at various venues countywide. All showcase dates are free. The artists are competing for Best Live Band or Best Live ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Luke Allen Responds to This Week's 'Sound Guy' Column

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    TONIGHT: Third Week of OC Music Award Showcases

    Yes, sir--it's the third week of the OC Music Award Showcases over at Detroit Bar (after next week, they move to Chain Reaction). Looks like it should be an interesting show, with a little quirkier line-up than last week's more straight-forward affair. Irvine's Faded Paper Figures open up; they cite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    TONIGHT: First Installment of the OC Music Awards Showcases

    The OC Music Awards are still a ways away--April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim--but tonight is the start of the weekly Tuesday night OC Music Awards Showcases at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Much better than watching a House reopeat (spoiler: House figures out the mystery illness towards the end of the e ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008