October Newsletter | The Steelwells Video “El Capitan” | Best Of OC CD | Summer Wrap Up | Santa Ana Noise Fest | Record Review – The Eliminators

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OC MUSIC AWARDS PREMIERS THE STEELWELLS “EL CAPITAN” MUSIC VIDEO
10/13 OPENING NIGHT OF ANAHEIM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
10/14 EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PREMIER AT OC WEEKLY’S MUSIC BLOG, HEARD MENTALITY

OC Music Awards winner for Best Song in 2010, The Steelwells, took home the coveted prize of a music video produced for the winning song “El Capitan” compliments of OC Music Awards and the Awards visual production company, Akorn Entertainment.

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OC MUSIC AWARDS COMPILATION “BEST OF ORANGE COUNTY”
Available at OC Best Buy Stores & Online!

Best OfWalk into any local Best Buy and you will find the “Best of Orange County” compilation proudly displayed in support of local music at each register. Pick one up next time you stop in or download the album online. Featuring 14 tracks from 2010 Award recipients including Sugar Ray, Atreyu, Thrice, Free the Robots, Dusty Rhodes and The River Band, BLOK, to name a few. A portion of sales from the compilation will benefit Music for a Cure, the Awards official charity, furthering their efforts to provide music therapy programs at children’s hospitals.

Download Online @:
ocmusicawards.com
facebook.com/ocmusicawards

Locally Grown

LOCALLY GROWN FINAL SHOW
SUMMER WRAP UP

The Grove of Anaheim’s Locally Grown Concert Series spanned five summer shows and featured many great artists, including Awards winners: Dusty Rhodes and The River Band, BLOK, The Colourist, and Yellow Red Sparks.

Watch performance and event highlights from the larger than life ska series finale, hosted by Piper, with interviews of Suburban Legends, Reel Big Fish and Ska Parade’s own Tazy Phyllipz.

Host: Piper Michelle
Videographer: Kyler Locke

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Heard Mentality

Feature

THE RAMBLES FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FOR POP MUSIC
By Taylor Hamby

North Orange County’s The Rambles are warriors in the battle of reclaiming pop music from acts like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Their pop revival army is made up of guitarist Eric Plunkett, rhythm guitarist and singer Isaiah Silva, lead vocalist and tambourine player Kevin Fry, bassist Brad Babinski (of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band!) and drummer Mark Kuchell.

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Q&A

SANTA ANA NOISE FEST IS SET TO BE ‘STRAIGHT SONIC MAYHEM’
By Lilledeshan Bose

Steven Antonio, founder of ambient black metal record label Moribund Tree, is hosting a noise festival in downtown Santa Ana on Oct. 9, 3 p.m. at the Orange Couny Center for Contemporary Art. We picked his brains about the festival.

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LOCAL RECORD REVIEW: THE ELIMINATORS

Local ReviewNorthern Labour Party
Room to Move
Eliminator Records

By Ned Raggett

Surf music may be the SoCal (and especially the OC) equivalent of what “beach music” is to the Carolinas over on the other coast.

It’s the new roots music that thrives anew each time around, never quite growing old even while following long standing traditions.

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