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Delta Spirit
Inaugural Outpost Fest impresses with Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids, Mynabirds, Tijuana Panthers and more

In a festival that seemingly popped-up out of nowhere, downtown Santa Ana’s Observatory played its part as the location of the inaugural Outpost Fest, a new event that was curated solely by California locals Delta Spirit. The lineup, which boasted not only an impressive but eclectic bunch of indie and alternative heavy-weights, featured the likes […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
best coast
Best Coast and The Lovely Bad Things dish the punk fun at The Observatory

Last week at The Observatory in Santa Ana, both Best Coast and The Lovely Bad Things gave fans an epic night of music they won’t soon forget. When it comes to opening acts, The Lovely Bad Things know how to get down to chaos. From somewhere down the street in Orange County themselves, these high […]

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glass animals
Glass Animals laid down the heavy “peanut butter vibes” to a passionate crowd at The Observatory

Hear a chirp. A buzz. A cricket. Fog. Palms. Green darkness. Erie. This is the jungle. Hear the roar. It’s the roar of the crowd for Glass Animals. Last night English indie psych-pop band, Glass Animals brought their infectious music to Orange County. Their single “Gooey” from last year’s release, Zabba, seems to have taken over the […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
joseph band
The Oh Hellos and Joseph spread the sibling love and harmonies at The Observatory

Last night at The Observatory in Orange County, there was a lot of sibling love culminating through the air. Brother and sister duo The Oh Hellos took to the stage in support of their new album, Dear Wormwood. But before charming us with their sweet tunes, the band Joseph warmed up the crowd with their […]

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rhye
Rhye brings a world of smooth and sexy to The Observatory in Santa Ana

Mike Milosh is the unassuming looking lead singer of Rhye and not exactly what you might imagine the voice to look like when you hear the music. For one he’s a guy. I admit, the first time I heard a single from Rhye back in 2012, I assumed the voice I heard belonged to a […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
alkaline trio
Alkaline Trio close four-night run at Observatory with excellent set; everyone was a “fangirl”

There comes a time in every band’s career where they have the opportunity, the privilege to be able to perform back-to-back-to-back-to-back nights at the same venue. Furthermore, having the amount of material to string across four evenings without repeating a song is quite the feat. From last Thursday night through Sunday evening, Alkaline Trio put on […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
berserktown
Berserktown festival at Observatory Santa Ana to reunite Royal Trux and No Hope For Kids; boasts unique lineup

Berserktown festival has grown out of its britches and is taking over the Observatory in Santa Ana this August 14-16th. For those that missed the inaugural Los Angeles Berserktown festival at Los Globos last year, you’re in for a way better treat this year. Brought to you by Graeme Flegenheimer of the Church Off York, […]

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slick rick
Slick Rick gets The Observatory in Santa Ana turn’t up on a Tuesday

As part of his “Eye Patch Tour,” the one-and-only Slick Rick The Ruler came to The Observatory in Santa Ana and treated fans to a very special $5 show on a Tuesday night. With his slick rhymes and welcoming stage presence, Slick Rick took fans to old school hip hop heaven. Soon as The Ruler played […]

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The Garden
Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Burgerama 2015

If you’ve never experienced the Orange County music festival that is Burgerama, you can watch Grimy TV’s latest music festival segment to get a dose of all the raw action. Our writer/videographer, Anne-Marie Schiefer took our GoPro HERO 4 and got in the thick of Burgerama 2015 at The Observatory. From the pit to the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |