Show of the Day: OC Music Awards Showcase No. 5

​The OC Music Awards Showcase Series continues today at all-ages venue Chain Reaction in Anaheim for a third Best Live Band category performances. 

Local faves Moostache, Halos (featured in current issue of the Weekly), the Colourist (recently added to Bamboozle roster), the Bolts and BLOK are all scheduled to play. The event starts at 7 p.m. and should finish around 11 p.m. Like all OC Music Awards Showcases, it's free!

Notes OCMA organizers:

Red Bull is providing recording sessions at Red Bull Studios for both Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcase Series winners. Each band will have the chance to spend four days recording at the exclusive studios compliments of Red Bull North America Inc. This incredible opportunity paired with a $2,500 voucher from Fender® will provide two talented Orange County bands with the tools and support to further their music careers that much more.

The Awards countdown continues with weekly showcases culminating at the Best Live Acoustic Finals Feb. 26 at Yost Theater in Santa Ana and the Best Live Band Finals at Samueli Theater/Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa Feb. 27, where the finalists from both categories perform and the winners are announced on stage at the end of each night. The OC Music Awards take place March 6 at the Grove of Anaheim. 

After the jump: Showcase schedule


2010 Showcase & Awards Schedule

Tues. 1/05, 7:30 p.m. – Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa (Live Band, FREE, 21+)

Kiev (Orange)

Melanoid (Fullerton)

Yellow Red Sparks (Tustin)

The Union Line (San Juan Capistrano)

Make Moon (Newport Beach)

Tues. 1/12, 7:30 p.m. – District Tustin Legacy, Tustin (Live Acoustic, FREE, All Ages)

Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob (Huntington Beach)

Barrett Johnson (Santa Ana)

Billy Kernkamp (Costa Mesa)

Stacy Clark (Costa Mesa)

Canvas (Santa Ana)

Tues. 1/19, 7:30 p.m. – Continental Room, Fullerton (Live Band, FREE, 21+)

Handsome G (Costa Mesa)

We Are the Pilots (Anaheim)

Pawn Shop Kings (Santa Ana)

The Steelwells (Fullerton)

Argyle Smile (Anaheim)

Tues. 1/26, 7 p.m. – Gypsy Den, Santa Ana (Live Acoustic, FREE, All Ages)

The Vacuum Bell (Laguna Beach)

Kurt Hunter (Fullerton)

Marc B (Huntington Beach)

Mike Vitale (Fullerton)

I Hate You Just Kidding (Costa Mesa)

Tues. 2/02, 7 p.m. – Chain Reaction, Anaheim (Live Band, FREE, All Ages)

Moostache (Huntington Beach)

Halos (Brea)

The Colourist (Costa Mesa)

The Bolts (Irvine)

Blok (Irvine)

Tues. 2/09, 7:30 p.m. – OC Tavern, San Clemente (Live Acoustic, FREE, 21+)

Skee (Sunset Beach)

Carly Layne (Laguna Niguel)

Parker Macy Blues (Orange)

Christina Dietz (San Clemente)

Allensworth (Huntington Beach)

Tues. 2/16, 7:30 p.m. – Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest (Live Band, FREE, 21+)

Duress (Huntington Beach)

The New Limb (Costa Mesa)

Dusty Rhodes and the River Band (Fullerton)

Stereofix (Costa Mesa)

The Color Turning (Santa Ana)

Fri. 2/26, 8 p.m. – Yost Theater, Santa Ana – (Live Acoustic Finals, FREE, All Ages)
Sat. 2/27, 8 p.m. – Samueli Theater, OCPAC – (Live Band Finals, FREE, All Ages)
Sat. 3/6, 8 p.m. – Grove of Anaheim – (OC Music Awards, $25, All Ages)

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