There's a show at Fitzgeralds in HB tomorrow night that is billed as a "tribute to Mike Conley." Conley was the former lead singer of M.I.A. and owner of Avalon in Costa Mesa. He passed away Feb. 28, 2008 in Chicago.
The lineup includes the aforementioned M.I.A., Love Canal, CH3, th ... More >>
BY RYAN RITCHIE
Monday night's a good night for
drinking 'cuz the squares are stuck at home watching Seinfeld reruns. That's
why I've made Avalon in Costa Mesa
(originally owned by the late Mike Conley) my new hangout spot. Well, that, and the fact that I know the bartender.Anyway,
I've been pleasa ... More >>
There aren't too many guys in recent years that had as big of an impact on the Orange County punk scene as Mike Conley, ex M.I.A. front man and owner of Avalon Bar in Costa Mesa. Given that statement, I should have been more prepared for the overwhelmingly packed scene that awaited me behind the ent ... More >>
Beautiful Noise: A Benefit for the Family of Mike Conley, 7 p.m.
Join Mike’s friends, family and fans for a night of remembrance at the House of Blues with performances by M.I.A., Jello Biafra, Kevin Seconds (of 7 Seconds), a special acoustic set by Social Distortion, and more. Proceeds will help ... More >>
Beautiful Noise, a concert to benefit the family of the recently deceased Mike Conley of OC punk band MIA, is happening April 28 at House of Blues. It will be preceded by a warm-up show at Detroit Bar Sun. April 27 at 9 p.m. Participants include original members of Conley's former group MIA and JigS ... More >>
Tickets are on sale today for a Monday, April 28 show at the Anaheim House of Blues -- a benefit gig for the family of Avalon Bar owner/M.I.A. frontman/all-around swell guy Mike Conley, who passed away in February. Dubbed Beautiful Noise, the lineup is pretty impressive: a performance by M.I.A. with ... More >>
All info from a MySpace bulletin posted about Mike Conley by DJ Poppa of the Double Fisted Underground/Suck My Disco crew:
Brookhurst Street & Pacific Coast Highway
At The River Jetties
You can enter the beach one block north of Brookhurst Street @ Magnolia Str ... More >>
DJ Harvey, the Sarcastic Disco potentate.
To honor the memory of Avalon Bar owner Mike Conley, the Suck My Disco crew (Poppa, Scotty Coats and Dirty Lo, formerly Double Fisted Underground and featured in Sprawl of Sound last month) are doing a monthly at the Costa Mesa venue called The Other Side ... More >>
Jewlicious Festival 4.0, the largest youth festival celebrating contemporary Jewish culture and identity, was held in Long Beach over the Feb. 29 - March 2 weekend at the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center. Reza Allah-Bakhshi dropped by on Saturday and caught internationally acclaimed ra ... More >>
The Weekly has received reports and the Chicago Tribune has confirmed that Avalon Bar owner Mike Conley was found dead early Thursday in a hotel parking lot in Leyden Township, Illinois.
From the Tribune: Michael Conley, of Costa Mesa, Calif., was found unresponsive at 5:40 a.m. by a person stayi ... More >>