We repeat, the Geekeasy--the video game-inspired music and art event that Ned Raggett wrote about this week--won't be held in Santa Ana this weekend.Apparently the organizers couldn't get the proper city permits for the event. According to organizer Chris Lynch, securing a
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Dos (Mike Watt and Kira Roessler)Another school year means another slate of underground and unexpected concerts at UC Irvine courtesy of the Acrobatics Everyday crew, with mid-November being the time when another Open Melody festival takes place. And, unlike something like, say, Playground Fe ... More >>
Long Beach band Two Guns is having a record release party for their sophomore set Far People in Far Places today at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach, at 7 p.m. and it is FREE! (Doesn't hurt to pre-order the record though.) According to our Beat Blvd. reviewer Ned Raggett, this short-but-sweet ... More >>
Flickr user johanAh, summer. Time for picnics, beaches, and parks. Time for picnics on the beach, picnics in the park, picnics at the beach parks. Here are five picnic spots to consider for this holiday weekend and for every summer weekend thereafter that would do well with picnics, beaches, and ... More >>
And really, this isn't an Arnold Schwarzenneger post--Ned Raggett already took care of that. Rather, this is another Rapture-related post. Bloody Death Skull wrote the 16-song opus for the end of the world, "Inspired by Terminator 2."
www.myspace.com/meleerocks Mêlée begins a month-long residency (8 p.m. at the Detroit
with Echo Echo opening for their
first performance. A special treat: Solid Gold (the band Jamie Lidell just finished touring with) is on the bill too.
Andrew YoussefLast Night: The Horrors, Japanese Motors at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa; September 30, 2009.Better Than: Well, I don't think Creed were ever nominated for a Mercury Music Prize...Best Free Snacks: The Popchips given away outside the venue. They were giving them away at Street Scene, t ... More >>
Chris VictorioMonday night might seem entirely too mellow to experience something like a Marilyn Manson concert. Well, if you truly believe that, you can't hang like the Grove of Anaheim crowd can, who last night took everything the shock rock icon was willing to give them. Photographer Chris Vic ... More >>
Sweden's Little Dragon hits Detroit Bar tonight, fresh from opening up for TV on the Radio for the last good little while. Though they reside in the faraway Scandinavian land, lead singer Yukimi Nagano's mother and grandmother both live in Costa Mesa. Wacky! $15.They've got a really neat moody, spac ... More >>
How was your weekend? Really? To shreds, you say? Well, us, we took in some shows, like the Faint (from Omaha!) and Ladytron (from Britain!) at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday night (read Ned Raggett's interview with Ladytron here) and Canadian prog metal dudes Protest the Hero at Chain Reaction on ... More >>
Monty Python & the Holy Grail Screening, 7 p.m.In 1969, the world was introduced to Monty Python's Flying Circus--and it was never the same again. Witness the debauchery on the big screen.Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, CA; (714) 557-5701Bacchae Trilogy, 8 p.m.Le ... More >>
Phoenix's Dear and the Headlights are in concert tonight at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. I've talked before here about them, but here's something new: an article by Ned Raggett from the most recently Weekly! Phoenix's Kinch and Fullerton bands My Pet Saddle and Set to Sea open. Show starts at 7:30, $1 ... More >>
Photo by Andrew YoussefOur photographer Andrew Youssef was a busy guy this weekend, shooting not one but three shows: The Submarines and Morning Benders (pictured) Friday night at Detroit Bar, Nickel Eye and Low vs. Diamond at the same venue on Saturday night, and Meshuggah and Cynic last night at t ... More >>
The inimitable Andrew Youssef checked out Phoenix's Peachcake at Chain Reaction last night, and came back with these wonderfully colorful photos! Peruse them here, read more about Peachcake through Ned Raggett's interview with their joyful lead singer Stefan Pruett here.
Peachcake; The Jakes; Get Back Loretta; Romak and the Space Pirates; Dizzy Balloon, 7:30 p.m.Check out Ned Raggett's article on the ebullient Stefan Pruett of Peachcake, then stop by and give them a listen.Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA; 714-635-6067I Love the '90s, 10 p.m.Love th ... More >>
Hurry! You immediately have to read OC Weekly freelancer Ned Raggett's review of In Rainbows, which will be running in our print edition next week; we thought you'd want to get an advance peek at what he has to say, as Radiohead's new album is the most important thing in the world this week.
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