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  • Free Moral Agents @ Detroit Bar
    Free Moral Agents continued their Monday night February residency at the Detroit Bar on 2/9. Mode and warpaint opened the show to a packed crowd escaping the chilly weather.
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  • Rock the Teachers @ Wilson High School
    In a reverse, real-life School of Rock, local entrepreneur and musicians Frank McIlquham and his wife Katherine have transformed themselves and 30 teachers into real rock and roll bands. The teachers were selected from area high schools like Wilson High, Cabrillo High, Poly High, Jordon High,...
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  • Sip and Shop @ Redondo & Broadway, Long Beach
    What could be better than simultaneous booze and retail therapy? On 2/5, boutiques, galleries, stores and salons along Broadway and Redondo in Long Beach opened their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. to shoppers seeking DIY, one-of-a-kind items, art pieces, unique clothing and more. Patrons were treated...
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  • Escape the Fate @ the Glass House
    Las Vegas-based "post-hardcore" band Escape the Fate played at Pomona's Glass House on 1/5. Burn Halo and Black Tide provided support.
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  • Lux Interior of the Cramps, 1946-2009 (slightly NSFW)
    Erick Lee Purkhiser, better known as Lux Interior of the legendary psychobilly/punk rock band the Cramps, passed away from a pre-existing heart condition on Feb. 4. Lux founded the band in 1973 with his wife, lead guitarist Poison Ivy, in Sacramento. Since then, the Cramps have gone on to play...
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  • Backstage Pass @ KOCI
    On Saturday, 1/31, Costa Mesa-based low-power FM radio station KOCI had their latest installment of local music show Backstage Pass which, as things happen, turned out to be their last show in its current form. (See this week's Sound Guy column by Albert Ching for more info.) Bands performing...
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  • OC Music Awards Showcase Night Five @ Chain Reaction
    The OC Music Awards Showcase continues right into February at the Chain Reaction. On 2/3, Franki Doll and the Broken Toys, twentyfour64, Halos, Dolphin City, Moostache and We Are the Pilots performed. The OC Music Awards will be held April 4 at the Grove of Anaheim (see
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  • Darker My Love & Talia Rose @ the Prospector
    Indie psychedelic rock band Darker My Love dropped by the Prospector on 2/2. Talia Rose provided support.
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  • Meshuggah @ the House of Blues
    Swedish five-piece experimental band Meshuggah performed at the House of Blues on 2/1.
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  • Lucha VaVoom @ the Grove
    It's an acid trip without the acid: Lucha VaVoom have hit the road again with their really, really weird show that was once traditionally only held at Los Angeles' Mayan Theater. In Lucha VaVoom, burlesque dancers, little people and lucha libres (you know! Mexican wrestlers! In masks!) take to...
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  • Nickel Eye @ the Detroit Bar
    Nikolai Fraiture is just the latest Stroke to take part in a side project he's dubbed Nickel Eye (get it?). Along with his backing band (otherwise known as South, a UK band introduced to him by a friend), Nickel Eye has just released an album, The Time of the Assassins, featuring guest spots...
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  • The Submarines and the Morning Benders @ Detroit Bar
    Los Angeles-based indie pop band the Submarines co-headlined the Detroit Bar on 1/30 with the Morning Benders. The tour continues throughout February, ending with a hometown show at the Troubadour on the 28th.
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