OC MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES THE 2012 SHOWCASE SERIES ARTISTS AND VENUES
On Tuesday, January 3, the 2012 OC Music Awards Showcase Series kicks off at Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar launching 7 weeks of free showcases at different venues across the county. 35 local artists will compete for the titles of Best Live Band or Best Live Acoustic and a performance slot at the 2012 OC Music Awards on March 3 at the City National Grove of Anaheim, and a massive prize pack from OC Music Awards partners, to be announced in January.
The Showcase Series culminates at the Best Live Acoustic Finals February 24 and the Best Live Band Finals on February 25, where the five finalists from both categories perform and the winners will be announced on stage at the end of each night.
The Showcase Series is free to submit, free to participate and all shows are free to attend. OC Music Awards received hundreds of submissions from artists all across the county hoping to partake in the two-month long live series.
Click here to check out the final 35 participating artists and the complete showcase schedule.
THE SUN GROUP PRESENTS THE FINALE OF C.A.M.M. AT MESA
OC Music Awards visited Mesa for the finale of The Sun Group’s popular Tuesday night, C.A.M.M. The venue was packed with artists, musicians and local creative types. Awards Host Piper caught up with Brendan Thomas of The Sun Group, Kedd Cook nominated for Best DJ in 2011, and local Orange County band Polaris at Noon who performed the finale of this special event.
Host: Michelle “Piper” Rosabal
Videographer: Kyler Locke
Music: Polaris at Noon
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN – KROQ ALMOST ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS IS HERE
By Lainna Fader
When we released our almost-sure predictions for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 would probably feature Jane’s Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise and A Day To Remember.
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week’s top position goes to The Spits’ fifth self-titled album.