The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

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Monday, October 28

Glorious Wondour
Detroit Bar
This month, the coveted Monday night Detroit Bar residency goes to Glorious Wondour: two guys from Los Angeles with a penchant for trippy visuals and some pretty awesome photoshopping skills who make a dreamy, zoned-out kind of electronic experimentalism. Glorious Wondour's album Plaza Plaza Plaza (released in January) is available on their bandcamp page for a name-your-price download (always commendable), in case you need some mood music next time you pack a bowl full of Salvia. This week's set gets support from fellow musical theorizers Mt. Ossa (who have graces these fair pages before) and exploratory LA-based foursome Pomar. It's going to be quite the mind-bending Monday evening. (Erin DeWitt)


Tuesday, October 29

Fathers N Suns
The Prospector
It's been a good year for Fathers N Suns, the Long Beach band made up of Arturo Bandini (guitars and vocals), Jesus Lara (guitars and vocals), Luis Renteria (drums and percussion) and Jay Penev (bass and vocals). Last November, they released their debut album, Mama Provides, a 12-song conglomeration of '60s-influenced pop, garage-tinged rock and quirky folk. Locals ate it up with ravenous appetite–as evidenced by this summer's Busker Fest, a live music festival which the band competed in, and won hands-down. This Tuesday evening, they play at Long Beach's indie band motherland, the Prospector, where maybe, if we're lucky, they'll give audiences a taste of that new material they're working on. (Erin DeWitt)

Wednesday, October 30

Detroit Bar
The dynamic duo have their established roots in high avant garde electro-hip hop music, anchored by the vocal stylings of Damien Blaise and Gianna Gianna. Supporting acts tonight include fellow twosome Terminal A, with similar futuristic synth sounds to blow people's minds out of the water; Nicker Jones, the wild one man band, and Cleopatra and the Alchemist. Get your pre-Halloween butt out for some fun tonight. (Aimee Murillo)


Thursday, October 31

The 1975
The Observatory
Laced with an icy synth, The 1975 provide cool indie pop with an edge of rock in their dance-y guitar riffs and melodic vocals. On tour with their freshman album out now, these Manchester lads are out to hit the big time, having already appeared on NPR, Fuse, VH1, and are currently vying for BBC's Teen Awards. It's hard not to imagine these guys winning, but with their youthful energy, talent and fresh faces, the world is already theirs for the taking. Tonight, these guys are here at the Observatory for tricks and treats. (Aimee Murillo)

Halloween Night
Never one to shy away from an excuse to throw a party, Sutra plans on giving patrons the “most exciting Halloween experience you can get” this holiday. And they're off to a good start–headlining the shindig are the Stafford Brothers, Australian DJs (now based in Los Angeles), who for three years in a row, grabbed the honor of best DJs at the ITM Awards. For the night club set, this is where to be–at one of the most energetic clubs in OC, drinking top shelf liquor, dancing to some of the best DJs in the world and, let's face it, ogling the skimpiest costumes in the county–all treats, no tricks. Happy Halloween! (Erin DeWitt)

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