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Foster the People
Foster the People bring their “Sacred Hearts Club” to the Observatory

Sacred Hearts Club, the title of Foster the People’s third album, has begun to take on new meaning with each subsequent show the band plays in support of the record. Cutting the proverbial rug last night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Mark Foster and his band of synth-peddling romantics have clearly breathed into existence […]

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Lucius bring the harmonies and smooth the discord at Observatory show

Indie-pop outfit Lucius took the Observatory by storm Sunday night, filling the venue with their swelling love songs and enchanting two-part harmonies of frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. Rooted firmly in the obvious folk-country inspirations that trace their music, Lucius are defined by the angelic hollers of its lead singing duo, which on their […]

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BEACH GOTH 2016 LINEUP
Beach Goth 2016 lineup and new location at Oak Canyon Park: Bon Iver, Future Islands, James Blake, more

Check out our photos and review from Beach Goth Day 1! Check Out Our Beach Goth Day 2 Coverage (Shit Show)!   The Growlers have announced the lineup for their annual Beach Goth festival. Taking place in its new home at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, Beach Goth 2016 will pop off Saturday, October […]

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Father John Misty Brings Pure Country Soul Swagger to Sold-Out Show at The Observatory

Wednesday’s show was the first night of tour for Father John Misty, and the first night out of two consecutive performances at The Observatory. Fans of all ages piled in, filling in any possible space allotted. In fact, packed may even be an understatement. The evening began with close friends of FJM—Long Beach natives, Tess […]

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The Neighbourhood
The Neighbourhood quenches fans’ thirst for more at The Observatory

“Oh, I know once you come to California/You would never look back/Oh, just a little bit can make you wonder/You got it in,” so began The Neighbourhood’s nearly two hour set at The Observatory, in Santa Ana, as frontman Jesse Rutherford cut through the cloud of anticipation that had been building in the sold-out building […]

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la dispute
La Dispute give fans an intense and emotive show experience at The Observatory

La Dispute This past Wednesday at The Observatory in Santa Ana, post-hardcore band La Dispute shook things up with the help Baltimore indie rockers, Wildhoney and Japan’s Envy. It was an interesting night of music with each band delivering a unique sound and style. Wildhoney consider themselves a “guitar pedal pop band”. Their set was strengthened by […]

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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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Passion Pit
Passion Pit sets a fully-packed Observatory ablaze

At the end of his nearly two hour set at the Santa Ana Observatory, Michael Angelakos stood at the edge of the stage beaming brightly, high-fiving screaming fans as he walked above them. Standing there in the afterglow of an insanely raucous performance, the 27-year-old artist and creative demon behind synth-pop outfit Passion Pit seemed […]

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social distortion
Social Distortion deliver unforgettable hometown heroes show at Observatory Santa Ana

Social Distortion came out Sunday night to do the first of three nights at the Observatory in Orange county. They were celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their self-titled album. People of all ages showed up from eight-year-olds to sixty-something-year olds. Mike Ness hit the stage wearing a Jerome’s boxing t-shirt, bearded and obviously fully tatted. […]

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tokyo police club
Tokyo Police Club and Max and The Moon fire up the indie at The Observatory

This past Friday, Tokyo Police Club headlined the Observatory in Orange County with support by Max and The Moon. It was a vibrant night of music with solid performances by both bands. Max and the Moon opened up the night with their robust flavor of indie rock. For someone who has never heard of them […]

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