The Hype: Over the past year, Costa Mesa's alt-pop riff rockers Handsome G have become praiseworthy fixtures in OC's live music scene. Whether they were opening for Donavon Frankenreiter in Laguna Beach or carving out a niche in south county haunts like La Cave and Detroit Bar, the sunny songs of this local four-piece are well tested. Finally, the band is self-releasing their debut full length, Skin, Bones and Silicone, and making a splash at Detroit Bar this Thursday for their record release show.
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.