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The Naked and Famous at the Observatory by Steven Ward
The Naked and Famous strip down for intimate debut of new album “A Still Heart”

Living up to their name, Los Angeles-based indie-rock band The Naked and Famous set aside the synth-fueled love affair that their music has been awash in since their debut for a night of intimate retouchings of their discography. Playing in a completely packed Constellation Room in Santa Ana, duo Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers peeled […]

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Japanese Breakfast at the Constellation Room by Steven Ward
Sandy Alex G and Japanese Breakfast bring the lo-fi fuzz to the Constellation Room

Playing to the exceptionally crowded Constellation Room as if it was for a bedroom demo recording session, Sandy Alex G and Japanese Breakfast let the lights burn low and the feels glow bright Saturday night. Both bands have a penchant for fuzzy, guitar-peddling soundscapes and the night was filled with plenty of new tracks from […]

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Joseph at Constellation Room -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Before sizzling at Coachella, sister trio Joseph deliver remarkable performance at Constellation Room

Just before taking the stage at Coachella, enchanting sister trio Joseph made a stop in Santa Ana this past Thursday evening. The very intimate Constellation Room briskly filled up as fans lit the room with sweet energy for a highly anticipated (and beautiful) performance. The Closner sisters from Portland, Oregon: Natalie, Meegan, and Allison are without […]

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DREAMCAR at Constellation Room -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
DREAMCAR knock out debut performance at Constellation Room

Supergroup DREAMCAR made their live debut at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana this past Wednesday night, kicking off two sold-out gigs at the intimate OC venue. DREAMCAR is No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young and AFI frontman Davey Havok. The formation of this supergroup brought all the die hard […]

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Mr. Little Jeans
Mr Little Jeans enraptures Constellation Room with invigorating bliss

Monica Birkenes–known by her stage name as Mr Little Jeans–might vibe greatly in the moody atmospherics of shadowy indie-rock that draws comparisons to everyone from Lykke Li to Lana Del Rey, but the Norwegian singer/songwriter moves in a lane all her own. Chances are you’ve caught a listen to her before, as she first put herself […]

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Autolux at Constellation Room
Photos: Autolux envelope fans at Constellation Room with pure aural and visual bliss

Over the weekend, Los Angeles’ Autolux played an incredible 15-song set in the Observatory’s intimate Constellation Room. The L.A. trio started their set on a slower tone with “Reappearing” from their latest album Pussy’s Dead. With deep synth and bass layers, and delicate vocals the song immediately set the tone for the evening. The compelling imagery projected […]

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Sunflower Bean
Sunflower Bean delivers brilliant set full of thrash and warm fuzzies at Constellation Room

Brooklyn psych pop trio, Sunflower Bean played a beautiful set this past Sunday at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana. Barley out of their teens, the group has been on an extensive North American tour since March. Not just musicians, the band are also activists that use their music to raise awareness for a good […]

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Gang of Youths
Gang of Youths end tour at Constellation Room in a bloodied tribute to personal tragedy and glory

Bringing to life the ferocious crucible through which their baroque-rock anthems were born, the inferno of rambunctious adolescence that is Gang of Youths took to the Constellation Room in Santa Ana for the final stop on their tour, to offer up their tragedies for our catharsis. Centered around the bloodied hardships of lead singer David […]

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smallpools
Smallpools’ set at Constellation Room burned like an undying supernova of frenzied synth-pop

Packed into the tiny bar/sideroom of The Observatory that is known only as the Constellation Room, Los Angeles-born indie-pop quartet Smallpools offered fans one last emotionally effused performance as they wrapped up their LOVETAP tour in their hometown. As the second tour they’ve embarked on in less than a year, the group shone like the bright […]

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cayucas
Cayucas and Hibou light up the summer vibes at Constellation Room

This past Wednesday, the twin brothers known as the indie band Cayucas (Zach and Ben Yudin) treated fans at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana to a delicious slice of summer. Playing sun-drenched songs from their just released new album, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, Cayucas had the crowd smiling from ear-to-ear lost in their […]

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