Mike Doherty

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    OC Music Awards at Slidebar Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBLOK​Click here to see the slideshow!The unifying theme of last night's Orange County Music Awards showcase was high-energy performance. And for the most part, every band that played demonstrated a minimal level of competency, which was lacking in previous showcases. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Sederra at Slidebar Cafe Over the Weekend

    ​SederraOctober 2, 2010Slidebar CafeThe Show: The first time I saw Placentia punk band Longfellow play was at a little club in Pomona in 1996. I seem to recall singer Tom Schmitt leaping off a banquet table into the crowd. Of course, the crowd that evening was fairly thin, but it didn't seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Where Are They Now? Longfellow Morphed Into Sederra

    ​Some would argue that 1990s witnessed punk rock's rebirth. Of the lesser known bands that thrived, Placentia's Longfellow has to top the list.WIth four albums, a boatload of national tours, as well as slots on the Warped tour, these guys epitomized what success meant for punk rockers at the time. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007