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Little Dragon at The Observatory -- Photo: Andrew Gomez
Little Dragon and Goldlink bring all the flavors to the Observatory Santa Ana

Swedish electronic pop group Little Dragon put on a highly captivating show for fans at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Opening for Little Dragon was r&b artist Goldlink who performed with enough enthusiasm and humor to get the crowd warmed up for the headliner. Goldlink combines hip hop, r&b, and soul with a few doses […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Growlers at Beach Goth 2016
Beach Goth Awakens the Rich Culture Within the Suburbs

In every classroom, public event, or house party in the suburbs, there is always that one distinct iconoclast in the litter that refuses to fit the mold—that one punk, burnout, weirdo, cosplayer, or goth that welcomes the cruel risks of being different for the sweet sensation of individuality. Now imagine that in Orange County, the […]

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Underachievers at Day N Night Fest
Photos: Day N Night Festival with Vic Mensa, Underachievers, ilovemakonnen and more

Day N Night Festival closes with action packed performances, sans Vic Mensa, who’s set was two hours late, and four songs long …   With day of Night N Day Festival behind us, and another set of hype worthy performers ripped through day two of the packed festival. The morning began by checking out member of Thestand4rd […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Day N Night Fest at The Observatory
Photos: Day N Night Fest featuring Post Malone, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert and more

Despite Organizational Fails, Day N Night Fest Makes Bangin’ Debut at Oak Canyon Park   When the lineup for Day N Night Festival dropped almost two months ago, all the young rap / hip hop fans lost their heads. With so many heavy hitters on the lineup — from Young Thug to Vic Mensa, to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Buzzcocks
Buzzcocks, kicking arse for 40 years, show no signs of stopping at The Observatory

The young and old punk rockers of Orange County came out to The Observatory this past weekend to celebrate end enjoy forty years of Buzzcocks music. The Buzzcocks rolled out an amazing performance playing some of their iconic punk anthems such as “What do I Get”, “Ever Fallen in Love”, and “Orgasm Addict” — along with […]

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Wes Marsala |
No Parents band
Watch No Parents’ new video for “Hey Grandma” — Show dates at Echoplex and Observatory

Los Angeles punks, No Parents have shared a cheeky new video for “Hey Grandma.” What starts off with a sweet piano ballad accented by a soft and tender-sounding choir, turns into a pop punk concierto. Armed with electric guitars instead of violins, and a dancing conductor (frontman Zoe Reign), No Parents’ video for “Hey Grandma” is something […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Drums
The Drums pack The Observatory with brilliant performance

With a vibrant medley of sounds ranging from indie-pop to new wave, The Drums packed The Observatory this past Sunday for a show that won’t soon be forgotten. Performing fan favorites such as “Money,” and newer songs from their 2014 release Encyclopedia, The Drums rattled the walls of The Observatory. As my first time seeing […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
PAPA band
PAPA blast Constellation Room with performance full of dizzying carnal energy

Los Angeles-born outfit PAPA made its return to the Constellation Room last Sunday night, playing a sweaty and rhythmic slew of songs from their highly anticipated second album. Stripping themselves of the back-up singers that accompanied them on their short tour back in February, PAPA appeared as naked and rambunctious as ever in the raw, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
borns live photos
BØRNS charms fans at Observatory with dreamy falsetto and infectious electro-pop melodies

Glam-pop prince Garrett Borns took the stage of the Observatory last Wednesday night, summoned by the inane screams and coos of his loyal subjects, and offered up to them a hypnotizing performance of his debut album Dopamine. Between the cascading bursts of blues and reds that caught the young singer’s long curly locks, Born’s slim […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Minus The Bear
Minus The Bear delight fans at The Observatory for Menos el Oso 10th Anniversary tour

Celebrating their Menos el Oso 10th Anniversary tour and LP reissue, Minus The Bear delivered a sensational performance last week at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Their signature indie/math rock sounds took fans on a roller coaster of rhythm. From high energy songs to more toned down tracks, Minus The Bear brought the music with style and […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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