A doctor charged with submitting bills for up to $1 million worth of cancer medications--medications that were never provided to patients--will be suspended for a year after he gets out of jail, then placed on 10 years of probation, the California Medical Board has announced. Glen Justice r ... More >>
The OC Music Awards Ceremony City National Grove of AnaheimMar. 3, 2012Judging by the throngs of people leaving their tables before the award for best video was announced, it seems I'm not the only one who found this weekend's OC Music Awards Ceremony to be a two-hour snore fest. Those of us ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Who will be this year's Young the Giant?
Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>
UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>
House of Blues
On Oct.15, the House of Blues Anaheim will be one of 200 venues around the country teaming up with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund's annual event. Every year the non-profit raises money for musicians who are struggling to make ends meet. According to Sweet Relief, over 65 percent of professional ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLithuanian-styley vareniki: As killer good?As entertaining and weird as eating contests are, the nastiness involved is always below the surface. Vomiting, gross faces, intestinal discomfort--but one thing that happily never happens often is death.Unfortunately, that's not what ha ... More >>
So the big news for today is Mila Kunis' bilingual verbal slap at a press conference. Promoting Friends with Benefits in Russia, she replied to a reporter who asked Justin Timberlake why he was doing movies and not more music. The Russian to English translation wasn't fast enough for Timberlake, ... More >>
The Moon Block Party served as a crash course in the gems of our local music scene. The festival was a first of what's to be an annual arts and music festival in the Pomona Arts Colony. It benefited the Pomona School of the Arts.Several big hitters from LA and OC music scene came out and played o ... More >>
A few days ago, Kiev--made up of Robert Brinkerhoff (vocals, guitar), Brandon Corn (drums), Derek Poulsen (bass), Alex Wright (keys), and Andy Stavas (keys, saxophone)--caught up with us to talk about how much things have progressed since OC Weekly last interviewed them, and how the OC Music Aw ... More >>
The OC-by-way-of Portland group doesn't have enough hands but still puts out gems
Kiev is opening for Menomena at Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series next week, and apparently they have a few gimmicks they didn't roll out at the OC Music Awards when they won Best Indie Band this year.
An old Menomena photo with Brent KnopfOn May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy. The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>
Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.
[Mental Notes] Also: The winners of two OCMA awards, Amateur Chemist is on hiatus
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe SteelwellsOC Music Awards Best Live BandFeb. 25, 2011Galaxy Concert TheaterThe best live band of the 10th-annual OC Music Awards was announced last Friday night at a showcase at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana. And the winner is . . . drumroll, please . . ... More >>
Jacob Kahn/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? We attended the OC Music Awards Live Band Finals, caught Stone Temple Pilots at the Fox, Glassjaw at the Glass House and Infected Mushroom at the City National Grove of Anaheim. On Sunday, we headed out to the Huntington Beach Pier to help pay tri ... More >>
Galaxy Concert Theatre
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyWell folks, it's finally here. After navigating the sonic marathon that is the OCMA's, we are near the light at the end of the tunnel: the two-night award show finals event. The top five artists were picked from both the Best Live Band and Best Live Ac ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe five finalists for Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase Series have been chosen! These 10 bands will perform at the Showcase Finals on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 where the category winners will be announced on stage at the end of each night. Find out who wo ... More >>
Dagha Bloom nominated for Best New AlbumFinally, the nomination ballots are in, and the 2011 nominees have been announced. Some artists are past winners, while other nominees are fresh faces to the OC scene. The OC Music Awards added two new categories for this year: Best Youth Artist and ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyStrange BirdsOC Music AwardsJan. 18, 2011The Gypsy LoungeIt's been a long day, so here's what you need to know: last night's competition was held at the soon-to-be-shuttered Gypsy Lounge. Five bands performed, each rocking their full electric lineup. They played in t ... More >>
Sarah BussAs we mentioned in December, the Gypsy Lounge will host the Orange County Music Awards tonight. Sadly, this will be one of the last shows there before the venue closes its doors. The five acts on the bill--Gromble, Strange Birds, May McDonough, Kiev and California Condors--will ... More >>
Flickr user crossfirecwOrange County is a hotbed of innovation and new ideas, but I think people here would never try, or admit, to want to hire someone to drink alongside them. Who's desperate enough for company to try and do that?The Ukraine, of course!
Can you believe the OC Music Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary? The newest season kicks off on Jan. 4, and as usual, there will be seven weeks of free showcases at different venues around OC. Today, they announced the Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase series (see the schedul ... More >>
Todd Barnes/OC WeeklyCheck out our Starfucker slideshow here!StarfuckerOctober 29, 2010Detroit BarLast night's gig at Detroit Bar was the last stop for Oregon indie-electro band Starfucker. Despite being on the road for weeks, it didn't appear they had lost any steam. Playing synthy, catchy ... More >>
[Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour
Rebecca ArandIn an effort to capture every last drop of Orange County's hipster fan base, Fullerton bands Dahga Bloom (featured in this week's Locals Only column) and My Pet Saddle confirmed yesterday that South county's psych rock kingpins, the Growl ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyA womblike (maybe?) car interior from our Hootenanny slideshow.This week in OC music news from other venues: Jordin Sparks is cheesy, Hootenanny gets people talking, a local music blog gently slams local music players. And more!
[Locals Only] Now that most of the band have graduated from high school, the Hindu Pirates are ready to launch their offensive on the airwaves
Sarah Buss PhotographyThe 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 >>
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 >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyDan Perez of the New Limb at the Gypsy Lounge.There's a lot that's new in the world of Costa Mesa indie-pop quartet The New Limb, recently named best indie band in the county by the OC Music Awards. They already have "new" in their name, so they're kinda used ... More >>
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