The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

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Friday, Oct. 18

Eddie Money
The Coach House
Sure, Long Island-native Eddie Money was one of the top singing-songwriting rockers of the late '70s and early '80s–but, oh, that gorgeous hair! This way hot-to-trot former policeman gave all the ladies mega chills and body thrills crooning hits “Shakin',” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold on to Me,” and the stellar “Think I'm in Love”–which came with an uber sexy Dracula-inspired music video. After rollercoastering on the charts and hardcore partying behind the scenes, Money made a mid-'80s comeback with Ronnie Spector on “Take Me Home Tonight” and dropped his most critically acclaimed album to date. Now 64, Money still tours the circuit and is more charming than ever in that “I have no filter” senior citizen way. Just check out his “interview” on YouTube conducted by a teenage girl that can only be described as awkward. Go see what other awesome TMI he has to share with you in between songs. (SR Davies)


The Growlers' Beach Goth Pt. 2
The Observatory
Teens and young adults have been counting down the days to the second installment of Beach Goth, brought to you by Costa Mesa natives The Growlers. Featuring a cavalcade of Burger Records stars, you'll get to experience the eccentric synth-pop of The Garden, the easy listening lo-fi of The Blank Tapes, and the psychedelic fuzz-garage of Night Beats. Add in more revered bands such as Gap Dream, Mystic Braves, Enjambre, Froth and more, and you've got a night to remember. Here in Orange County, we're all Beach Goths at heart. Tonight is the first night of Beach Goth weekend at The Observatory. (Aimee Murillo)

Saturday, October 19

Saul Hernandez
House of Blues Anaheim
Saul Hernandez, vocalist of Caifanes is considered a musical warrior. Back in the late '80's, Hernandez became a sensation on the fast growing Rock en EspaƱol scene with a hairdo a la Robert Smith and raspy vocals. Caifanes later broke up and turned into Jaguares, a more acoustic-pop oriented band. After dealing with a tumor on his throat and not been able to sing for a while, Saul went into a reflective mode staying away from the spotlight and focused more on advocating for social justice issues such as the killing of women in Juarez and . This year he released his new solo album titled “Remando” (rowing) We are excited to see where this new journey will take him, after all his voice will never be the same. It just gets better with time. (Josue Rivas)


Sunday, October 20

Peter Murphy
On Sunday, the Observatory welcomes Mr. “Bela Lugosi's Dead” himself, Peter Murphy! This is the man who gave Goth its veritas with Bauhaus, and then turned into a cloud of smoke and drifted up the pop charts afterward, establishing himself as one of those musicians who's going to pretty much live forever. (And he knocked the other ex-Bauhausers Love and Rockets out of the No. 1 slot, too.). This weekend, Murphy celebrates 35 years of Bauhaus with a set solely dedicated to the band's material. It's gonna be as close to the opening scenes of The Hunger as you can get in real life without committing yourself to some serious depravity. (Chris Ziegler)

White Night
The Continental Room
You gotta love some energetic punk rock to shake a tail feather to. White Night's residency continues this month Sunday nights at the Continental room, with Mean Jeans, Four Letter Words and Capt. Slookie and The Rogue Squadron in tow tonight. If you enjoy punk with a dancy organ playing alongside your guitar riffs and humorous lyrics about relationships, butts, and Phil Lynott, check out their recent release Prophets ov Templum CDXX out now. Otherwise, catching them live tonight and getting into their fun set isn't a bad idea either, but a good way to start out the work week. (Aimee Murillo)

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