New Order (Band)

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    June 16, 2014

    The Best Concerts to See in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, June 16 Beat Theatre Harvelle's For those who don't think their classic film favorites can't get any better, think again. Beat Theatre brings a fresh new spin on cinematic gems by giving them live rescorings dropped by lo ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Uh Huh Her

    Constellation Room

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    October 24, 2013

    Johnny Marr Doesn't Need Morrissey

    The onetime Smiths guitarist doesn't rest on his laurels, can still write hits

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    July 25, 2013


    The Observatory

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    May 17, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 17 Sederra House of Blues Anaheim Anytime the punk shredders of Sederra come to the House of Blues Anaheim, they have a habit of bringing the entire Fullerton punk scene with them. Last time they played the Mouse House for free, they stuffed the place to capacity to the point where they ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Holy Ghost!

    The Observatory

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    New Order - Coachella - April 13, 2013

    New Order Mojave Tent April 13,2013 When a band writes a single timeless song, nevertheless a catalog filled with them, it generally sounds great regardless of who is singing. Though it may be awkward and even a bit strange if a different member of said band sings it, that doesn't mean it isn't goo ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Bullshit Advice: Travel Dating Site Calls Coachella the Best Fest for a First Date

    Ladies travel site recently named named Coachella the number one music festival at which to go on a first date. For so many reasons, this is a terrible idea. Issue number one is that unless you have some day pass scenario worked out, a first date at Coachella means that you're aut ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Imagine Dragons on their Path to Success, Vegas, Meeting Flavor Flav and Getting Electrocuted

    If you caught the lackluster Carell/Buscemi/Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone since it opened last weekend, you've quickly become well-acquainted with Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" if you didn't know the song already. The folky tune is utilized repeatedly in Burt Wonderstone as ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Testament May Have Black Hearts, But They Still Bleed

    Most of us are trained to think of thrash metal as pure, self-indulgent destruction in sonic form. Whether we're absorbing deafening, indecipherable screams, relentless guitar shredding, or the savagery of Tommy-gun drum fills, the objective is an all-out assault on your ears. So it's clear a band s ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! At around 8:30 tonight, the Coachella lineup was announced and as usual, it contains some interesting names. Headliners have a heavy dose of rock including The Stone Roses (!!!) and Blur Friday, Phoenix on Saturday, with the Sunday night he ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, January 14 Pop Noir The Constellation Room After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Pop Noir Returns With More Songs and Just As Much Hair

    After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully craft some new tunes, including a cover of British el ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Fingerprints in Long Beach

    [Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Peter Hook and the Light at the El Rey Theatre Over the Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Peter Hook and the LightSeptember 16th, 2011El Rey TheatreIt isn't easy being a Joy Division and New Order fan these days. New Order had supposedly broken up with founding members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris forming Bad Lieutenant while Peter Hook assembled his band ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Devo at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​DevoAugust 5, 2011City National Grove of AnaheimA band as renowned as Devo shouldn't really have an opening act. The chants for "Devo!" rang through the City National Grove of Anaheim despite the DJ's attempts to keep the crowd satiated with various New Order, Pet Shop Boy ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    She Wants Revenge

    The Glass House

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    January 13, 2011

    The 2011 OC Music Awards, Night 1

    [Mental Notes] Highlights from the first round of the Best Live Band competition at Detroit Bar

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    January 7, 2011

    Watch Iron & Wine Play Entire New Album Live

    ​Singer/songwriter Samuel Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, has done something quite different promoting his forthcoming album, Kiss Each Other Clean (due Jan. 25). Last night, he performed the entire album live with his backing band at WNYC's venue the Green Space in New York and r ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    OC Music Awards at Detroit Bar Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyNew Limb performing at Detroit Bar​Click here to see the slideshow!Honestly, I've never seen Detroit Bar as jam-packed as it was last night, the kickoff for the 2011 OC Music Awards series. Hipsters stormed the place, and everyone seemed to have (or know personally) a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Pealing Strong

    The School of Seven Bells' new album rings strong with a matching live set

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    September 6, 2010

    Cold Cave at the Detroit Bar Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Cold Cave and Abe Vigoda slideshow here!Cold CaveSeptember 3, 2010Detroit BarPrior to their appearance at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, Cold Cave unveiled their icy soundscapes inside the dimly lit Detroit Bar. Screaming oscillators and tortured synthesizers r ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Cold Cave

    Detroit Bar

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    August 12, 2010

    Pop Go Abe Vigoda

    The punk-gone-shoegaze band await a mainstream breakthrough

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    August 5, 2010

    The New Limb Last Night at Detroit Bar

    Brandon Ferguson​The New LimbAugust 4, 2010Detroit BarThe Show: Listening to The New Limb's brooding piano-infused pop rock, it's hard to shake the feeling I've heard these guys somewhere before. Then it dawns on me: Maritime, the Milwaukee-based group featuring former Promise Ring singer Davey&n ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    The Crystal Method Reboot Their Sound​Vegas-born, LA-based the Crystal Method always got pegged as a Stateside answer to the Chemical Brothers.  If that's the case, it took the duo more than a decade to duplicate the formula: booming 4/4 dance-worthy drug epiphanies with loads of Very Special Guests. ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Pop Noir By The Numbers

    ​Since 2004, people around Orange County have known of dance rock trio Pop Noir, founded by singer/bassist/keyboardist Luke McGarry and twin brother guitarist Joe McGarry (now with drummer Nico Saavedra). Audiences familiar with local music know, for example, that the McGarrys were born in the UK ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    K-Pop Go the Wonder Girls

    [Mental Notes] Also: The condiment artists at Burger Records, Pop Noir's quest for southern hospitality

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    April 12, 2010

    Friday: Pop Noir Conquers a Crowd at UCSD

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyNo, we didn't bring a real camera.​Being a snazzily dressed member of a well-liked, dance-rockin' local band: Seems cool, right? But you've got to put up with some bullshit if you want to make it big. Like taking gigs at college campuses an hour south of where anyone k ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Multiple Sounds for MS Benefit at the Yost

    [Mental Notes] Also: the New Limb's homey debut, Coachella's late-night special

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    April 5, 2010

    Over the Weekend: The New Limb Record Release Party at House of Blues, Anaheim

    Sarah Buss Photography​​The Hype: The release of the New Limb's debut album, Sounds People Can Hear, has been a long time coming. Especially after a year of surging popularity, packed local gigs and doting write-ups in all sorts of local papers and magazines (including ours).  ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    A Look Inside the New Limb's Sounds People Can Hear Listening Party

    ​For a bunch of reticent rockers from Costa Mesa, the New Limb crew likes to make a lot of noise. Made up of brothers Joey (vocals) and Adam Chavez (drums), Dan Perez (guitar) and Lauren Salamone (keys), the band releases its first full-length recording, Sounds People Can Hear, April 3, kicked off ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo, Best Coast at Glass House, Pomona

    Andrew YoussefWesley Eisold of Cold CaveThe Hype: Cold Cave's dark, synthpop 2009 album Love Comes Close is the complete amalgamation of 1980s New Wave laced with dark electro. Started by ex-American Nightmare and Give Up The Ghost frontman Wes Eisold, Cold Cave began as a solo project but has evol ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    Last Night: Pop Noir at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    ​Orange County dance rock trio Pop Noir closed their November residency at Detroit Bar with a gripping, good times performance that transformed this first-time attendee into a full-fledged fan. Singer/bassist/keyboardist Luke McGarry and twin brother guitarist Joe McGarry played precise, guitar po ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    July 4, 2008

    Last Night: Peter Hook @ Detroit Bar

    Last Night: Peter Hook DJing at Detroit Bar, July, 3 2008 There’s usually nothing like watching an aging icon get up in front of an audience at a venue to show us they still got it. You can’t help being drawn in by the powerful sense of tension. You might find your self echoing certain question ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Peter Hook's DJing at Detroit Bar Tonight

    The Mancunian responsible for some of the most memorable bass lines ever for Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook now maintains a lucrative little hobby DJing 'round the planet these days. From all accounts, Hook's quite the entertainer, if not the most skilled decknician ever to work a pair of ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    The Captain

    Peter Hook

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    November 1, 2007

    Busywork, Detroit Bar, October 31, 2007

    Muscles from Melbourne: kinda weak. Halloween: It's really more for adults than for kids, isn't it? It astounds me how much effort grownups put into their costumes, simply to have ridiculous amounts of fun getting wasted as they take mini-vacations from their own personae. The overflow gathering a ... More >>

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    May 30, 2002

    War! Huh?

    Welcome to the summer of love at a theater near you