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Against Me! deliver powerful and inspiring performance at The Observatory

It was a powerful and inspiring night of music this past Friday as punk rockers Against Me! took the stage at The Observatory. With the occasional crowd surfer, Against Me!’s  positive energy was absolutely intoxicating. Led by the empowering front woman, Laura Jane Grace, she gave a perfectly fierce performance smashing on her guitar and […]

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Action Bronson busts out the space shoes and rhymes at Observatory show; truly Mr. Wonderful

This was hands down the best show I have ever seen at The Observatory. Action Bronson is a breed of his own rapping. Not only can he bust mad rhymes, but he has such a fantastic sense of humor. The man radiated on stage with an incredible energy. With a stage presence that makes you […]

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J Mascis performs stunning acoustic set at Constellation Room

On Monday, J Mascis performed a very intimate show at the Constellation Room at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The crowd filled the room and waited as the iconic frontman/guitarist of 90s grunge era band, Dinosaur Jr. took to stage.  He slowly climbed the steps to the stage, walked over to his stool and acoustic guitar. He took his […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks bring out “The Thief and the Fallen” at The Observatory in Santa Ana

Jedi Mind Tricks took over The Observatory in Santa Ana this past Sunday for a solid evening a real and raw underground hip hop. The Philly natives have been laying down the beats and rhymes since 1993 and are still rolling strong. Performing in support of their new album, The Thief and the Fallen which […]

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Tallest Man on Earth serves up aural comfort food to fans at Observatory Santa Ana

The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Sweden’s Kristian Matsson) gave the Observatory in Santa a most delicious aural treat last Tuesday. Touring in support of his most personal record yet, the Tallest Man On Earth performed songs from his lush new album Dark Bird Is Home, as well as some classic favorites. Exciting fans with […]

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Faith No More at The Observatory: An incredible performance (regardless if Mike Patton was rude and pompous)

When I was a kid I moved around a lot. I lived in different cities and always had to sever friendships and get new ones. Things were not as well connected as they are now with smartphones and Facebook. So as you can imagine, this could make an eleven to thirteen year old quite angry. […]

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Band of Horses plug in and blast pure rock ‘n’ roll at one-off Observatory performance

Indie / alt country rockers, Band of Horses played to a rapt sold out crowd at The Observatory in Santa Ana last night. Packed like sardines, the audience was treated to favorites and new tracks from their forthcoming album (no release date as of yet). They took the stage with an announcement from lead singer […]

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Baby Bash heats up the Observatory with smooth hip hop and infectious R&B

Baby Bash at The Observatory this past Monday was straight up on point! It was like taking a walk down memory lane. The Southern California rapper brought the heat and there were no signs of stopping. As soon as Baby Bash hit the stage, fans already had their phones up in the air ready to record and […]

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Saosin shed blood at intense performance at the Observatory Santa Ana

There was blood shed Monday night at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The newly reunited Saosin, featuring frontman Anthony Green and the entire original lineup pulled in a packed house of early Saosin fans. Right off the bat, the band was was going crazy on stage, and like that nasty flu that’s going around, Saosin’s intense stage energy […]

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The Roots Kick Off The New Year Right at The Observatory

The Roots The Roots wasted no time in getting 2015 started off on the right foot by having a show on the first day of the new year. To get the groove going last night, the show kicked off with Lion Babe opening for the Roots. Lead vocalist Jillian Harvey came out dressed all in white, with […]

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