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eVocal

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    VIDEO: New Song by the Jakes

    Newport Beach five-piece talented-beyond-their-years the Jakes have weathered the loss of keyboard player Ehson Hashemian, and continue to rack up fans and acclaim, generally standing out as "the" Orange County band to watch; the one most likely to break out into the mainstream, and soon. They're on ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    SATURDAY: Final (Final!) Sale at eVocal

    ‚ÄčOK, so this is probably the 98th "eVocal is closing!" post we've had on here, but this seems like the real-deal Holyfield last hurrah for the Costa Mesa gallery/music venue. They're clearing out their remaining merchandise for, as that flier above has helpfully informed you, 30 to 75% off. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2009

    TODAY: 'District Unplugged' at the District at Tustin Legacy

    Pretty much every city in Orange County has a giant shopping center (some have multiple ones!), so we might as well make good use out of them, right? Case in point, the District Unplugged event that we told you about earlier in the week...it's going on right now at the sprawling District at Tustin L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Iglu & Hartly Headline District Unplugged Benefit, eVocal to be Involved

    Iglu & Hartly, pictured, are from LA (the inimitable Echo Park, specifically), but they play in Orange County a lot. They've played Detroit Bar twice already this year, and return there next Friday, July 24. And they're playing at the District in Tustin Legacy shopping center this Sunday, as par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2009

    TONIGHT: Last, Last Show at eVocal with Yellow Red Sparks and More

    Follow last week's all-day "Freedom Fest II" blowout, eVocal in Costa Mesa is saying goodbye for realsies tonight, in a sure-to-be stellar show with Yellow Red Sparks, BFFs Barrett Johnson and Billy Kernkamp and Railroad to Alaska, the musical project of Honeypie's Justin Suitor.Being that eVocal wa ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Slideshow: Freedom Creative Arts Fest II at eVocal

    Unfortunately, I know not all of you made it out to the "Freedom Creative Arts Fest II" at eVocal this past Saturday. It was the Fourth of July, after all, and put together with pretty short notice. (The lure of driveway fireworks is a strong one.) But given that, it was still a remarkable event, br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2009

    Full Set Times for eVocal 'Freedom Fest'

    Happy 4th of July, duders! We've got the set times for today's "Freedom Creative Arts Fest" at eVocal in Costa Mesa, the venue's second-to-last show. Click on the jump!

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Lineup for 4th of July Show at eVocal Takes Shape

    We've been following the story of eVocal's untimely closing all this week, and now we have some more information on what looks to be the Costa Mesa all-ages venue's second-to-last show. Dubbed "Freedom Fest," festivities are planned to go for a full 12 hours--from noon to midnight--with back-to-back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Slideshows: Parker Macy, Warped Tour, Ida Maria

    Keith MayAs we wrote about earlier in the day, eVocal, a least in its current form, looks not to be long for the world of westside Costa Mesa. Truly disappointing to be sure, but also a good opportunity to support the few shows the venue has left.One such show took place Saturday night, the CD relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    eVocal Closing Down Soon

    In today's bummer of the week, Costa Mesa all-ages live music venue/clothing store/art galley eVocal is closing imminently. Confirmed on their MySpace blog last week, eVocal as a venue on 19th St. in west Costa Mesa will no longer exist, but eVocal as an entity will continue on. From the post:"We're ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    TOMORROW: Sweet Relief Concert at eVocal w/ Living Suns and Many More

    Now here's a flier with some potential. If you want people to show up to a concert hosted by the Sweet Relief musician's fund, why not go the literal route? Between the cigarette and the finger banging, we've got ourselves quite a visual metaphor here (looks like sweet relief to me). Impressive. Alm ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    TONIGHT: Slime Kings, Death Hymn Number 9 and more at eVocal

    Okay, we might have already crowned a "flier of the week", but this one has to come in at a close second place. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it contains four bands that are the archetype of OC's loud, rude, no-frills punk scene. Maybe it's their request for me to "dance, skank and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    VIDEO: The Steelwells Recording at ArtiSans Label

    I've written lovingly in the past both about Yorba Linda's excellent five-piece the Steelwells and Fullerton's "wedding planners of music"/recording studio ArtiSans Label (don't believe me? click here and here!). So what a splendid happenstance that the Steelwells happen to be currently recording at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Oliver Jane Looking for New Cellist or Upright Bassist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Open Letter to the Band Howl

    Dear Howl,How's it going? I heard you guys just now on KUCI's beloved Press Pass Music radio program. Good stuff! One thing, though. I noticed you took issue with this week's Locals Only column, which featured your band. Specifically, my referring to new band members Grace Faith Peters and Ray Gun P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Guest Blogger: Sameer Gadhia of the Jakes on Third Night of eVocal Residency

    Keith MayAll month-long, Newport Beach's the Jakes are playing Tuesdays at eVocal in Costa Mesa. And each week, Jakes lead singer Sameer Gadhia is giving us his thoughts on the nights. This is the third installment. (The penultimate edition, if you will. Yay vocab!) --AlbertBY SAMEER GADHIAHello, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    eVocal 'Selling' Free Jakes T-Shirts

    As noted here in this very blog, Newport Beach's the Jakes are playing a Tuesday night residency all May long at eVocal in Costa Mesa--check back here later for lead singer Sameer Gadhia's thoughts on last night's show. To celebrate the gig, eVocal is providing a free t-shirt on their Web site.The s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Guest Blogger: Sameer Gadhia of the Jakes Recaps eVocal Residency Day 2

    Keith MayFor the second week in a row, Newport Beach's the Jakes played a free show Tuesday at eVocal in Costa Mesa. Makes sense, given that they're playing free shows every Tuesday at the venue this month. Also for the second week in a row: Sameer Gadhia, lead singer of the Jakes is sharing with us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Orange County Bands Set to Invade LA This Weekend

    Plenty of our fave OC bands are headed to a particularly populated county to the north of us this weekend--like Anaheim's We Are the Pilots, pictured.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Guest Blogger: Sameer Gadhia of the Jakes Shares Thoughts on First Night of eVocal Residency

    Keith MayEach Tuesday in May, Newport Beach's the Jakes will be playing--along with a rotating cast of bands from OC and beyond--at eVocal. And also each week this month, Sameer Gadhia, lead singer of the Jakes (pictured) will be sharing his thoughts on the shows. Here's the first installment:BY SAM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Slideshow: The Jakes at eVocal

    Newport Beach's The Jakes keep racking up local acclaim, and their latest venture is a month-long, KROQ-sponsored, Tuesday night residency at eVocal in Costa Mesa, where they're playing as well as hosting a variety of fellow bands from the southland. Things kicked off in earnest last night, with sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Honeypie on TV for the Second Time This Week, This Time It's 'Ghost Whisperer'

    We told you earlier in the week about Huntington Beach folk-poppers honeypie getting their music on One Tree Hill, and now one of their songs will be featured on another network TV show, this time on the weekly excuse to show Jennifer Love Hewitt wearing revealing tops, Ghost Whisperer on CBS.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Hear Huntington Beach's Honeypie on 'One Tree Hill' Tonight

    To get the obvious out of the way first: Yes, One Tree Hill is still on the air. New episodes. I know, weird, right? Anyway, local band honeypie--who only have one live show under their belt so far!--will have their song "Never Get Enough" featured on the whacked out teen drama (well, there were tee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    The Jakes to Play May Residency at eVocal

    Newport Beach's The Jakes have been steadily rising in stature as of late--opening up for Kings of Leon, playing the OC Music Awards live band finals, getting their tunes on The Real World, and even being written up in the OC Weekly (don't hold that against them)--and next month they're hosting a Tu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    TONIGHT: Final OC Music Awards Showcase at Gypsy Lounge

    The 10-Tuesday run of OC Music Awards showcases started with four gigs at Detroit Bar, followed by two at Chain Reaction, and two more at eVocal, before moving to the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest last week. But nothing lasts forever (and we both know hearts can change), and the final showcase is toni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 2/24

    OC Music Awards Showcase: The New Limb; Daniel Morones; Francisco the Man!; Yellow Red Sparks, 8 p.m.Every Tuesday, local bands and musicians get together at different OC locations to jam and remind everyone that Orange County's music scene contains an abundance of fresh sounds.eVocal, 814 W. 19th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    TONIGHT: OC Music Awards Showcases Continue at eVocal

    The OC Music Awards showcases just keep going--after tonight, they'll have featured 36 local acts, if my math is correct--and tonight's free, all ages show at eVocal will include Costa Mesa's The New Limb, who are not only pictured here, but also featured in Locals Only in the latest Weekly. They're ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Locals Only

    OC Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Slideshow: OC Music Awards Showcase Night Seven at eVocal

    The OC Music Awards showcases did things acoustic-style last night, with their first of two shows from Costa Mesa's eVocal. Cory Case, Sarah Green, Poor Richards Press and Hong Kong Six all performed, and our guy Keith May was there taking pictures. Ch-check 'em out. The showcases return to eVocal n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    ALSO ALSO TONIGHT: First Night of OC Music Awards Showcases at eVocal

    The seventh night of the weekly OC Music Awards showcases brings another change of venue: eVocal in Costa Mesa. Tonight's lineup includes headliners Hong Kong Six, Poor Richards Press, Sarah Green and Cory Case. Oh, and the shows are no cover again, after being $10 the last couple of weeks at Chain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    TONIGHT: Second Week of OC Music Awards Showcases at Chain Reaction

    The OC Music Awards showcases are at Chain Reaction in Anaheim tonight for a second and final week--they move to eVocal in Costa Mesa for couple Tuesdays starting next week. Playing tonight? Those guys up there, who you have probably already figured out are called The Sequence. They have a pretty qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    TONIGHT: Not a Whole Lot, It Seems

    I've been scouring these Internets of ours looking for a cool show to recommend tonight, and I can't find...anything. Well, anything other than the Free Moral Agents Monday night February residency at Detroit Bar that we wrote about it last week. That's a good show. But other than that?Nothing at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Thoughts/Slideshow: OC Music Awards Showcase Night Five at Chain Reaction

    We were at night five at the OC Music Awards showcases last night, the first (of two) at Chain Reaction. John Gilhooley took some fab pics, check them out here. My thoughts? They're after the jump!

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    TONIGHT: OC Music Awards Showcases Move to Chain Reaction

    The OC Music Awards showcases--held the last four Tuesdays at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa--move to Chain Reaction for two weeks starting tonight (then, two weeks at eVocal, in CM across the street from Detroit). The good news? All ages! The bad news? Instead of being free, as the Detroit shows were an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Local Natives play Homecoming Show at eVocal on Tuesday night

    Dust off your loafers kids. After a month-long draught of solid-gold harmonies and boot stomping fervor, the boys of the aptly titled band Local Natives are returning to OC to do a long-awaited local show...for the natives. Since late December the band has been galavanting all over the country on to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Fireworked Up About the Freedom Festival Schedule

    Costa Mesa's west side (W. 19th St., specifically) will be a patriotic explosion of music and visual art Friday July 4. The first annual Freedom Festival goes off on America's burfday at eVocal, Avalon Bar and Detroit Bar. See this week's Sprawl of Sound for more details and check the lineup below f ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    Trendzilla

    Costa Mesa just may be OC’s closest answer to a real arts scene

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    A Week in the Nightlife

    Nerdy garage rock, wiseguy jazz, Binges that purge, Goodfoot turns 9 and Holy Fuck!

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Mike Conleys 7 Favorite Things

    Avalon Bar proprietor

  • Culture

    January 25, 2007

    The Modern Organics

    eVocals mix of clothes-art-music: Hippie-skater-tagger with a twist

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Time Machines

    Record release party for Parker Macy Blues at eVocal

  • Culture

    January 11, 2007

    Trendzilla

    The evolution of surf/skate fashion

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique

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