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    May 8, 2014

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    May 1, 2014

    Bob Rodman's Fountain of Youth Is His Camera

    The mascot of OC's rock scene stays out all hours of the night. He has taken shots and partied with some of the rowdiest local bands around. He's so popular that musicians have started a fan club in his honor; they even have buttons with his name on them. In a crowd, he never fails to stand out, wit ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Jeramiah Red Take a Riverboat Gamble For Their New EP Release

    Most album release parties are so predictable. Bands secure a location, round up fans, hope for a decent drink special and sell some CD's. But throwing an EP release party on a riverboat with a full bar? Things could get interesting. Quickly. While the majority of OC bands clamor to venues with a re ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Robert Jon & the Wreck Feel the Rhythm of the Road

    By: Heidi Darby [Editor's Note: Spare Notes is a Weekly music feature highlighting outtakes and personal stories from bands who just finished working their asses off to put out new music.] Robert Jon & the Wreck generate a southern-infused, classic rock sound that's both authentic and infectious. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went  bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Robert Jon & The Wreck Win It All

    OC Music Awards Best Live Band Finals House of Blues Anaheim February 26, 2013 Last night, the final round of the Orange County Music Awards battle for best live band gave us one big-bad ass rock show that tested our attention to detail. Rolling out a well-crafted line-up (not a filler band in sight ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Finalists For Best Live Band Announced

    After Tuesday's seventh and final preliminary showcase at the Yost Theater, the finalists for this year's Best Live Band Showcase Finals have been announced. After 35 bands competed, only five have advanced to compete next Tuesday at the House of Blues in Anaheim.

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    January 9, 2013

    OC Music Awards Showcase: Night 1-Detroit Bar-January 8, 2013

    The OC Music Awards kicked off its weekly seven-part series at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa Tuesday night and featured five local Orange County bands who rocked the house while several D.J.'s kept the party flowing. Local standouts like Robert Jon and The Wreck left one hell of an impression as their e ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Your Nominees for the 2013 OC Music Awards

    Now that we've shaken off the hangover of 2012, we've double checked our watches and realized that the first full week in January is time for one thing and one thing only: a new season of OC Music Awards madness. Today, the nominees for the 2013 Awards ceremony (hosted  at the City National Gro ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    OC Music Awards Announces Live Showcase Series Lineup

    Assuming the Mayan's apocalyptic predictions are a little off, we'll all be around to catch the next round of OC Music Awards goodness this year, starting with their eight-week stint of annual live showcases to decide the winner of OC's best live band. Today, the OCMA's announced the lineups for eac ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week: Big Business, Major Lazer

    Monday, October 15Big BusinessAlex's BarFor those not familiar with the genre Sludge Metal, meet Big Business. Hailing from Seattle and signed to Gold Metal Records, they traffic in crunchy, chugging jams with wonky, drop-tuned strings. Reminiscent of instrumental metal band Pelican, Big Business fe ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    WIN: The Devious Means CDs, and Check Out Photos From the House of Blues Anaheim

    ​ The Devious Means celebrated the release of their EP, Songs We Are All Singing, on Friday at the House of Blues Anaheim. The Silent Comedy, Midnight Hour, Robert Jon and the Wreck and Moonsville Collective also joined the celebration. Heard Mentality was there (check out the photos here) but ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Devious Means Release Their New EP Tonight at the House of Blues Anaheim

    ​The Devious Means' album release show tonight at the House of Blues Anaheim has been garnering a buzz for several weeks now, and is even projected to sell out. They've been in the studio since last fall have now they've taken the extra steps to make sure they send deliver their hard work into the ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    OC Music Awards Announces Launch of iPhone App

    ​The OC Music Awards announced the launch of its free iPhone app today featuring interviews, photos and playlists of bands participating in the nine-week competition. We here at Weekly World Headquarters were rightly hooked by the word "free," and proceeded to tap furiously at the faces of our pho ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    The Devious Means, Robert Jon and the Wreck, Ethan Hulse and More at the OC Music Awards Showcase 7 at the Constellation Room

    Ethan Hulse​Ethan Hulse, Robert Jon & the Wreck, Italian Japanese, The Devious Means and MphaseThe Constellation RoomFeb. 14, 2012Despite the almighty lover's holiday, The Constellation Room was crawling with fans for the Orange County Music Awards Best Live Band Showcase. (We hope you got you ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    OC Music Awards Announces the 2012 Showcase Series Artists and Schedule

    ​The 2012 OC Music Awards Showcase Series kicks off at Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar on Jan. 3, leading into seven weeks of free showcases at different venues across the county. This year, 35 local artists will compete for the titles of "Best Live Band" and "Best Live Acoustic," a performance slot at t ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Copper Door to Host Music Starting November​Starting November, about 50 craft beers isn't the only thing Santa Ana's Copper Door bar  will have. They're also going to have regular live entertainment!According to a press release, Tuesday nights will feature sets from DJ Hansoul. Every Wednesday, they'll ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Fire Started' by Robert Jon and the Wreck

    ​Robert Jon and the WreckFire Startedhttp://www.robertjonandthewreck.comBlues-inspired rock as a genre is one of those tricky things to tackle -- there's a reason why a certain scene from Ghost World is as famous in certain circles as it is, for instance -- and for every recent revivalist that's b ... More >>