Micah Brown

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The 50 Best Things About the OC Music Scene

    Hey, Orange County--I know you don't hear this a lot, but we're sorry. Our musicians came down pretty hard on you a couple weeks ago, telling you how bad you suck and all that. It was harsh, nay, uncalled for--and it's kind of our fault for egging them on. The truth is, well, you're pretty great. N ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    The 50 Worst Things About the OC Music Scene

    Orange County, your musicians have a bone to pick with you. Well, more than one bone actually. You see, for being the second-most populous county in the Greater L.A. area-- behind L.A. of course-- the only figure that beats our count of approximately 3 million citizens is the number of times we're r ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Your Nominees for the 2013 OC Music Awards

    Now that we've shaken off the hangover of 2012, we've double checked our watches and realized that the first full week in January is time for one thing and one thing only: a new season of OC Music Awards madness. Today, the nominees for the 2013 Awards ceremony (hosted  at the City National Gro ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week: Big Business, Major Lazer

    Monday, October 15Big BusinessAlex's BarFor those not familiar with the genre Sludge Metal, meet Big Business. Hailing from Seattle and signed to Gold Metal Records, they traffic in crunchy, chugging jams with wonky, drop-tuned strings. Reminiscent of instrumental metal band Pelican, Big Business fe ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    [Slide Show]: Plugged Into Local with Billy Kernkamp at Time Out Tavern

    See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation"*Jack Grisham's Band the Manic Low Headlines Plugged Into Local On Wednesday, the second round of Heard Mentality's new Plugged Into Local concert series dipped its ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Micah Brown

    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Plugged Into Local Video: Billy Kernkamp Covers the Pixies' 'Wave of Mutilation'

    See Also:*Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local on Aug. 29 at Time Out Tavern*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25Tomorrow night, the Weekly's new concert se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Twin Shadow - The Glass House - 8/25/12

    Twin Shadow and PoolsideThe Glass House8/25/12See Also:*Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. Wears His Heart on His Sleeve*Local Record Review: 'The Isle of Her' by Micah Brown*Tricia Freeman: The Blond-Haired Blues Ambassador of South County

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    August 24, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'The Isle of Her' by Micah Brown

    Micah Brown"The Isle of Her"http://micahbrownmusic.comSee Also:*Local Record Review: 'This One's For Terminal Boredom' by Roman Candles*Local Record Review: 'We Are Locally Grown' by Locally Grown Collective*Local Records Review: 'Four Steps in Corsets' by Yellow Red Sparks Listening to Dana Po ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Billy Kernkamp Headlines Plugged Into Local at Time Out Tavern Aug. 29

    See Also:*Jack Grisham's New Band the Manic Low to Headline Plugged Into Local, a New OC Weekly Concert Series*[Slideshow] Plugged Into Local: The Manic Low at the Observatory-July 25*Tag,You're It: Billy Kernkamp Interviews Singer Steve Carson From Echo EchoAs we continue to enjoy the final slice o ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Allensworth - The Copper Door - 4/27/12

    Allensworth The Copper Door April 27, 2012 The Copper Door in downtown Santa Ana has pros and cons. The eclectic beer bar turned live music venue is a haven for local talent and an incredible melting pot of college students, hipsters, fine beer connoisseurs and the occasional gangster. In the past ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Micah Brown

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Micah Brown, Ancestree Reggae, Kounterfeit Change and Pacific Dub to Perform at Rebellious Truths Concert Rally This Weekend

    ​It might sound like a band, but Rebellious Truths is, in fact, an antipartisan organization whose basic tenet is that its members believe both Republicans and Democrats are equally corrupt, and that the future of this country is being squandered. According to their press release: We are committed ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    OC Music Awards 2012 Nominees Announced: How the Process Works

    ​UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Foo Fighters at Fingerprints!

    [Mental Notes] Record Store Day, Andrew W.K. and Honeypie at Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Honey Pie do the Residency Shuffle at Detroit Bar This Month

    ​Next on the list of local bands to fill a residency at Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar is Huntington Beach's Honey Pie. Beginning the second Monday in April, this pop band, whose infectiously catchy vintage pop hooks are belted out by a diminutive singer with golden pipes, 27-year-old Trisha Smith, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    TGIF: Ice Cube, Studio K Reunion, Fitz and the Tantrums and More!

    ​Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    Micah Brown: Top Picker

    [Locals Only] OC's No. 1 acoustic act teams up with a full band for a House of Blues show

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The OC Music Awards Last Night at the City National Grove of Anaheim

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Growlers won Best Surf​10th Annual OC Music Awards The City National Grove of AnaheimMarch 5, 2010As the 10th Annual OC Music Awards sails off into our memories, there are a few highlights to discuss. The final award show, held Saturday night at the City ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Bob Dylan Opens OC Fair

    [Mental Notes] Also: The winners of two OCMA awards, Amateur Chemist is on hiatus

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Last Night at the OC Music Awards Live Acoustic Finals

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMicah Brown​OC Music Awards Live Acoustic FinalsFeb. 24, 2011Fullerton Museum The best acoustic act of the 10th annual OC Music Awards was announced last night at a showcase in Downtown Fullerton. And the winner is (drumroll...) Micah Brown. 

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    February 24, 2011

    Tonight: OC Music Awards Best Live Acoustic Finals at Fullerton Museum

    ​Tonight, the Fullerton Museum will host acoustic artists vying for the Best Live Acoustic title at the 2011 OC Music Awards. The winner will get a four-day recording session at Red Bull Studios, $1,000 Best Buy gift card, an Ernie Ball endorsement and a chance to perform at the big event on March ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    OC Music Awards Finals Starting Tomorrow Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Well folks, it's finally here. After navigating the sonic marathon that is the OCMA's, we are near the light at the end of the tunnel: the two-night award show finals event. The top five artists were picked from both the Best Live Band and Best Live Ac ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    OC Music Awards Finalists Announced!

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​The five finalists for Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase Series have been chosen! These 10 bands will perform at the Showcase Finals on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 where the category winners will be announced on stage at the end of each night.‬ Find out who wo ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    OC Music Awards At the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Click here to see the photos!The OC Music Awards really give new meaning to the phrase "awards season." A months-long competition like this really starts to test the resolve of even the most intrepid music blogger. Last night saw the Gypsy Den's small stage hosting p ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    OC Music Awards At Gypsy Den in Santa Ana Tonight

    OC Music Awards 2010​We're more than halfway through the OC Music Awards showcase series--and getting closer to the 2011 Music Awards Ceremony at the City National Grove of Anaheim on March 5. Tonight, local acts Justin Soileau, Micah Brown, Parker Macy Blues, Danny Maika, and The Foxx & Da Ho ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    TGIF: Reverend Horton Heat, Cradle of Filth, James Fletcher and More

    ​Friday finds DJ Ron Sleezy holding court at the Commonwealth Lounge and Grill in Newport Beach--which is an understandable thing, given that he works there. Even more understandable is that he's out to help continue what has been a thriving--and not always appreciated--continuum of DJs and venues ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    OC Music Awards Announce Live Showcase Series and New Submission Categories

    ​Can you believe the OC Music Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary? The newest season kicks off on Jan. 4, and as usual, there will be seven weeks of free showcases at different venues around OC. Today, they announced the Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase series (see the schedul ... More >>