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Red Bull Studios

2011 SHOWCASE SERIES WINNERS AT RED BULL STUDIO

OC Music Awards partner, Red Bull, supported the 2011 Showcase Series winners by providing 4 days of recording time at the word class Red Bull Studio.

Best Live Acoustic winner Micah Brown and Best Live Band winner The Steelwells take you behind the scenes on their sessions and give you a firsthand look at their creative process.

Submit your music to the 2012 OC Music Awards Showcase Series for you chance to record at Red Bull Studio!

Click here to submit your music »

Host: Michelle “Piper” Rosabal
Videographer: Kyler Locke

OC Weekly
popchips

popchips AND SPIN MAGAZINE TEAM UP TO SUPPORT LOCAL BANDS

popchips inc., the all-natural popped snack company, and spin magazine, are giving emerging local bands the opportunity to win a pop up live gig for their fans, and the chance to perform on the spin magazine stage at sxsw, one of the world’s premier indie music festivals in austin, texas.

popchips has already selected 250 bands from new york, los angeles, san francisco, chicago and seattle from thousands of applicants. each contestant is invited to submit an exclusive track on popchips facebook page, where each will be featured and available for free download.

Congratulations to local OC artists advancing to the next round!

  • Stacy clark
  • Micah Brown
  • Franki Doll & The Broken Toys
  • Starving for Gravity

Click here to learn more & download free tracks »

Heard Mentality

Local Record ReviewLOCAL RECORD REVIEW: ‘MAJOR/MINOR’ BY THRICE
By Ned Raggett

So sure, we’re a little biased given the subject of this week’s Beat Blvd, how couldn’t we be? It’s not everyday that one of our long-established columnists makes his drumming debut with up-and-coming local act Thrice, who might one day become well known in their own right.

(Well, maybe we have the exact details as well as the order of what came first a little wrong, though there is something weird about not having Riley Breckenridge give you three well-written reasons for listening to this.)

But the point is that Thrice’s seventh album is here, they’re our cover stars this week for good reason, and they’ve shown that some bands keep getting better as they go.

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