On September 3-4, 2011, the Playground Festival kicked off at Hidden Valley in Irvine. Tucked between the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and Wild Rivers, the "OC's Coachella" offered a "never-before-seen lineup," but ultimately disappointed many concert-goers. With few attendees and lots of bands backing out (including headliner the Game) the weekend ended its unsuccessful concert with bands including Panic! at the Disco, the Bravery, Big Sean, Shiny Toy Guns and more. All images by Kevin Lara.
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Identity Festival at The Hollywood Pallidium Sunday night with Booka Shade, The Crystal Method, KCRW's own Jason Bentley, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights & more. The Labor Day weekend brought a dance party to Hollywood to officially mark the end of summer. All images by Christopher Victorio.
On September 2, 2011, Parker Macy, PawnShop Kings, Billy Kernkamp, Andrew Corradini, Two Guns, Devious Means, Golden Afternoon, Honeypie, I Hate You Just Kidding, the Ultimate Bear Hug and Tully Wilkinson gathered at Detroit Bar to help raise funds to go towards the medical expenses of Brita...
Starting September 1, 2011, a huge south swell made its way to the Wedge in Newport Beach to entertain spectators and surfers with 20-foot-plus waves all day Thursday. Hundreds of locals gathered early to watch surfers, bodyboarders, and other daredevils brave the triple overhead conditions in...
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Another year, another Decadence: On August 27, 2011, dozens and dozens of local restaurants provided good eats, and you, our lovely guests, grubbed down and guzzled booze all night at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa. All images by Meranda Carter.