"Orange County's country music scene is kind of asleep right now," Alice Wallace says, despite a fan base that has supported acts everywhere from the late, great Crazy Horse to the Honda Center. "There's a lot of indie, punk rock, even some blues. Country is buried and kind of underrepresented." In ... More >>
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On Saturday the Acrobatics Everyday crew throws on another inspired concert at UC Irvine, with Old Time Relijun member Arrington de Dionyso making another appearance after coming through 2010's edition of the Open Melody festival. De Dionyso's tour partner is the powerful Larkin Grimm, whos ... More >>
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KarlingChristmas with KarlingWhite Trash RecordsKarling, aka Karling Abbeygate, is the subject of our Locals Only column this week, so it's only right to talk about the album itself that she's just released. Frankly, if more Christmas albums had kicking originals like "Christmas Party" and ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] And more from OC and Long Beach stages this summer
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Autumn De Wilde/Yep Roc RecordsJohn Doe, poor little X front man, on the road . . . to Detroit Bar.I still remember the day the Knitters' LP Poor Little Critters On the Road landed on the desk holding my outstretched legs in a Southern California newsroom in the mid-1980s. "What in tarnation is ... More >>
Girl in a Coma Adventures in Coverland Blackheart Records San Antonio, Texas-based rock trio Girl in a Coma is back with a collection of songs that takes their fans through Adventures in Coverland. After partially releasing interpretations of some of the band's favorite songs on 7-inch vinyl th ... More >>
Brandon Ferguson/OC WeeklyGirl in a ComaAugust 19, 2010Alex's BarThe Show: Power trio Girl in a Coma blew into Alex's Bar like a fiery gust off the San Antonio plains last night. Though all three musicians--drummer Phanie Diaz, bassist Jenn Alva and singer Nina Diaz--delivered a 14-song set ... More >>
San Antonio's Girl in a Coma lifted their name from a Smiths song. If that bothered Morrissey, it never came up in conversation while the alt power pop trio was on tour with him in 2007 opening his shows on the east coast and in Europe. "We didn't really have much creativity in com ... More >>
Oooh! Do you wanna learn more about the OC Handmade Brigade? Today we'll meet Brook Owens of Not Quite Vintage and find out about her fabulously 40's inspired accessories, as well as give you another chance to enter to win a box of goodies from the OC Handmade Brigade!
Chad SengstockBY DAVID J. NICOLASLast Night: The Kills, the Horrors at the Glass House in Pomona; May 21, 2009. View a slideshow of photos by Chad Sengstock here.I've been to a lot of shows in my life, but I've never seen a female singer stalk and proceed to try and kill her prey. At least that's wh ... More >>
Last Night: Jenny Lewis, Beachwood Sparks, Pierre de Reeder at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2008. Better Than: Staying home and watching the season premiere of "30 Rock." Which isn't a dis of "30 Rock," because that show is fantastic, it's a testament to how great this show was. (Pl ... More >>
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