For this year's Jumpin' Chupacabra Music & Arts Festival (the second ever), the two day fest that starts tomorrow in Lake Forest will feature music from over 20 local bands for just $5 a day. Bands like Flowers For Algernon, I Hate You Just Kidding and Canyons are part of the bill, but ... More >>
Dash Jacket are in there somewhere. Maybe.Checked out the Monday night acoustic shows at Blue Laguna in Laguna Beach last night. Well, they're supposed to be acoustic, at least, but like everything in life, things don't always work out the way you've planned.
We heart South County's Oliver Jane here on Heard Mentality--check out our recent Locals Only on the troupe if you're skeptical--so the news that they're not planning on playing any shows in a while is disheartening for suresies. But that hiatus won't start until after tonight's show at the Blue ... More >>
Oliver Jane are one of the more appealing bands in the Orange County scene, and even though sweet, quirky folk-rock isn't all that unique around here, they manage to stand out. They've been a little off-the-radar lately due to the titular Oliver breaking his wrist in a motorcycle accident, but they' ... More >>
In this week's Sound Guy column, I talk about the OC Music Awards showcases, and discuss how the lineups have been rather similar, genre-wise. Luke Allen, the head of the OC Music Awards, emailed me back with these thoughts, which I think were worth sharing: I hear you on the similarity of the arti ... More >>
Yes, sir--it's the third week of the OC Music Award Showcases over at Detroit Bar (after next week, they move to Chain Reaction). Looks like it should be an interesting show, with a little quirkier line-up than last week's more straight-forward affair. Irvine's Faded Paper Figures open up; they cite ... More >>