Orange Bits: Young the Giant Recognized by Amazon, Jameson, Clint Black, and The New Limb

We're at the home stretch of 2010 and Christmas is rapidly approaching; local bands are also “winning best of 2010 contests” left and right. (See: Young the Giant and Walter Trout.) Also, several bands such as Jameson and Melanoid are getting in the Christmas spirit by playing a toy drive benefit at the Gypsy Lounge.

After the jump, check out our compilation of music stories we didn't write this week.


  • Country boy Clint Black had fans who came from as far away as
    Louisiana to see him at the Grove on Wednesday. He played a
    tear-jerking, heartfilled set and “played the hell out of a harmonica.” [OCR]
  • After Michelle Rosabal, formerly of Santa Ana act Canvas,
    participated in a hairstyling charity event for the foster children of
    Orangewood, she was inspired to continue to help them. She began
    Operation Band Aid–a show and toy drive for Orangewood at the Gypsy
    Lounge. Also lending a hand are Jameson, Honeypie, Charity Swim, and
    John Hanson of Melanoid. The event is tonight at 8:30 p.m. [OCR]
  • How could a man named after whiskey not sing the blues? Jameson's
    acoustic tunes is heavily influenced by singer-songwriters of the
    sixties and self-described as “ouch” music. [DP]
  • Michael Ubaldini recounts his tale of triumph on this new Time
    Warner news video. The singer/guitarist suffered from partial paralysis
    induced by a rare heart valve contidtion in 2009. Doctors told him
    he may never walk or play the guitar again. His paralysis subsided on
    Christmas Day and he is now back on track, playing music and shows. [YT]
  • Color Theory, the electronic indie act out of Huntington Beach,
    released the EP The Silence this week. The whole album is streaming for
    free on their website. [CT]
  • Huntington Beach blues man Walter Trout is big in Holland. Arrow
    Classic Rock's listeners picked their 50 favorite blues songs–and guess
    who swiped number one? Trout beat out Jimi Hendrix, Howlin' Wolf and
    Muddy Waters. [ACR]
  • The New Limb is called “Costa Mesa's secret weapon” by Cream Team in
    their new article. Sorry, it's not a porn website, despite what the name
    may imply. [CT]
  • Young the Giant out of Newport is's third Best Rock Album
    of 2010. They beat Robert Plant, Kings of Leon and The Dead Weather. [Amazon]

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