Press

2012

2011

Pre-Event Press:

9/27 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality – Lilledeshan Bose
11/8 OC Arts & Culture (2 photos) – Kara Vaporean
12/1 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Lilledeshan Bose
12/1 944 – K. Pegier
12/2 OC Register, Soundcheck – Kelli Fadroski
12/14 Daily Dose – Greer Wylder
1/3 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality – Danielle Bacher
1/4 OC Metro – Jenna Sweeney
1/4 Greer’s OC – Greer Wylder
1/5 OC Weekly, Slideshow (41 photos) – Christopher Victorio
1/5 OC Gazette – Blythe Hill
1/5 Orange County – Kelli Fadroski
1/5 OC Register, Soundcheck (40 photos) – Kelli Fadroski
1/5 Local Spur
1/5 Coastline Pilot – Greer Wylder
1/5 HB Indy – Michael Miller
1/6 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (5 photos) – Danielle Bacher
1/7 Orange County – Kelli Fadroski
1/7 OC Arts & Culture (3 photots) – Kara Vaporean
1/11 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Danielle Bacher
1/11 Greer’s OC – Greer Wylder
1/12 OC Weekly, Slideshow (32 photos) – Christopher Victorio
1/12 OC Register, Soundcheck (1 photo) – Kelli Fadroski
1/12 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (6 photos) – Brandon Ferguson
1/12 Coast Magazine – Sara Mosqueda
1/14 OC Arts & Culture (2 photos) – Kara Vaporean
1/14 OC Music Magazine – Jon Lee
1/16 OC Arts & Culture (2 photos) – Kara Vaporean
1/19 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (6 photos) – Brandon Ferguson
1/19 OC Weekly, Slideshow (26 photos)- Christopher Victorio
1/19 Lake Forest Patch (21 photos) – Nick Marley
1/19 Coast Magazine (1 video) – Sarah Mosqueda
1/20 OC Register, Soundcheck (1 photo) – Kelli Fadroski
1/20 Deathbat News – Blogger
1/21 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Danielle Bacher
1/21 OC Arts & Culture (3 photos) – Kara Vaporean
1/21 OC Music Magazine (1 photo)- Jon Lee
1/24 Greer’s OC – Greer Wylder
1/25 BMI.com (3 photos)
1/25 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo, 1 video) – Danielle Bacher
1/26 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (6 photos) – Brandon Ferguson
1/28 OC Music Magazine (2 photos) – Jon Lee
2/1 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo, 1 video) – Danielle Bacher
2/2 OC Weekly, Slideshow (37 photos) – Christopher Victorio
2/2 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (7 photos) – Brandon Ferguson
2/2 Coast Magazine (1 video) – Sarah Mosqueda
2/5 OC Arts & Culture (3 photos) – Kara Vaporean
2/8 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 video) – Danielle Bacher
2/9 The Daily Titan (1 photo) – Kacie Yoshida
2/11 OC Music Magazine (2 photos) – Jon Lee
2/14 OC Arts & Culture (2 photos) – Kara Vaporean
2/15 The Daily Titan (2 photos) – Michelle Wiebach
2/15 Blogger (1 photo)
2/15 944
2/16 OC Register, Soundcheck – Kelli Fadroski
2/16 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Danielle Bacher
2/18 OC Arts & Culture (2 photos) – Kara Vaporean
2/18 OC Music Magazine – Jon Lee
2/23 Examiner – Gary Schwind
2/23 OC Register – Ben Wener
2/23 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (2 photos) – Danielle Bacher

2010

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Post-Event Press:

3/7 OC Register, Soundcheck (20 photos) – Ben Wener
3/7 SoCal Music Today – Paul Hebert
3/7 SoCal Music Today – Paul Hebert
3/7 Chicks with Guns (23 photos) – Heidi Darby
3/7 944 (21 photos) – Katie Pegler
3/7 Orangecounty.com (30 photos) – Cori Coffin
3/8 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (2 photos) – Wade Tatangelo
3/8 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (185 photos)
3/8 OC Daily Photo – Blythe Hill
3/8 I Promote Good Bands – Rian Borland
3/8 OC Weekly, Navel Gazing – Vickie Chang
3/9 OC Gazette – Blythe Hill
3/9 Coast Magazine (video) – Jill Sweeny
3/10 KROQ (video) – Sean Say
3/10 Daily Titan (2 photos) – James Gobee
3/10 Music Pirate (1 photo) – David Sachs
3/10 KROQ (9 photos, video) – Blogger
3/11 Greer’s OC TV (video) – Greer Wilder
3/22 Amateur Chemist (photos) – Andrew Youseff

Pre-Event Press:

November 2009 – OC Metro Magazine – Hot 25. pg42
12/3 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Nate Jackson
12/31 Daily Pilot Britney Barnes
1/3 Examiner Gary Schwind
1/4 Orangecounty.com, OC Nights (1 photo, 1 video) Rock Da Mullet
1/5 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality Wade Tatangelo
1/5 OC Register Kelli Skye Fadroski
1/6 HB Independent Britney Barnes
1/6 Orangecounty.com, Slideshow (52 photos) Cori Coffin
1/6 OC Weekly, Slidshow (39 photos) Chris Victorio
1/7 Kill the Mic Ms. Killer
1/10 Greer’s OC
1/12 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality Wade Tatangelo
1/12 Coast Magazine (1 photo, 1 video) Sarah Mosqueda
1/12 Examiner Gary Schwind
1/12 Examiner Mark Cope
1/13 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality Wade Tatangelo
1/13 OC Weekly, Slideshow (46 photos) Chris Victorio
1/13 Orangecounty.com, Slideshow (73 photos) Cori Coffin
1/19 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality Wade Tatangelo
1/19 OC Register, Sound Check Kelli Skye Fadroski
1/20 Orangecounty.com, Slideshow (43 photos) Cori Coffin
1/20 OC Weekly, Locals Only – Nate Jackson
1/20 OC Weekly, Slideshow (58 photos) – Street Team
1/25 Where OC – Leah Bigelow
1/25 Kill The Mic -Monica Alvarez
1/26 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality – Wade Tatange
1/27 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Wade Tatange
1/27 OC Weekly, Locals (1 photo) – Nate Jackson
1/28 OC Weekly, Promo Newsletter – Ryan Cox
2/2 OC Register (1 photo) – Ben Wener
2/2 Coast Mag (1 photo) – Sarah Mosqueda
2/3 Topix
2/3 Orangecounty.com (1 photo) – Cori Coffin
2/3 OC Weekly, Slideshow – Street Team
2/3 OC Weekly – Nate Jackson
2/4 OC Weekly, Mental Notes – Wade Tatangelo
2/4 Orangecounty.com (1 photo) – Cori Coffin
2/9 Kill The Mic (1 photo) – Monica Alvarez
2/9 Greer’s OC – Greer Wilder
2/10 OC Weekly, Slideshow (20 photos) – Chris Victorio
2/16 OC Weekly (1 photo) – Wade Tatangelo
2/17 Examiner (1 photo) – Gary Schwind
2/17 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Wade Tatangelo
2/17 OC Weekly, Slideshow (50 photos) – Street Team
2/20 Examiner (1 photo) – Gary Schwind
2/20 OC Register, Entertainment – Richard Chang
2/21 OC Weekly, Slideshow (57 photos) – Street Team
2/24 Daily 49er (1 photo) – Caitlin O’Connor
2/25 OCLNN (1 photo) – Gretchen Meier
3/1 OC Music Mag, David Sachs (3 photos) – David Sachs
3/1 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (3 photos) – Wade Tatangelo
3/1 OC Register, Soundcheck – Ben Wener
3/1 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (2 photos) – Wade Tatangelo
3/1 OC Weekly, Slideshow (41 photos) – Street Team
3/2 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Wade Tatangelo
3/2 OC Gazette (10 photos) – Blythe Hill
3/5 OC Weekly, Heard Mentality (1 photo) – Wade Tatangelo
3/5 OC Weekly (1 photo) – Nate Jackson
3/5 Laguna Beach Indy – Andrea Adelson
3/5 OC Arts & Culture (109 photos)
3/6 OC Register, Soundcheck (4 photos) – Ben Wener

2009

Post-Event Press:

4/4 944 Magazine (457 photos) – John Maioriello
4/5 Kill the Mic – Monica Alverez
4/5 OC Weekly, Slideshow (47 photos) – Keith May4/5 OC Register – Kelly Swift
4/5 Daily Pilot – Paul Panderson
4/6 OC Register – Robert Kinsler
4/6 MSNBC
4/6 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
4/8 Daily Titan – Brittny Ulate
April 2009 – Coast Magazine, pg.46
June 2009 – Riviera Magazine, Scene OC

Pre-Event Press:

1/6 OC Register, Soundcheck – Ben Wener
1/9 OC Register, Headline Print – Ben Wener
1/14 OC Weekly, Slideshow (18 photos) – Vickie Chang
1/28 OC Weekly, Slideshow (16 photos) – Vickie Chang
2/3 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
2/4 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally/Slideshow (11 photos) – Albert Ching
2/11 OC Weekly, Slideshow (29 photos) – Keith May
2/12 OC Register, Orange Pop– Kelli Fadroski (OC Music Awards Artist profile)
2/18 OC Weekly, Slideshow (16 photos) – Keith May
2/25 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
2/25 Examiner – Gary Schwind
2/26 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
2/26 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
March 2009 – Riviera Magazine, pg.30 (Circulation 35,000)
March 2009 – 944 Magazine
3 /4 OC Weekly, Slideshow (15 images) – Robert Fayette
3/4 OC Weekly, Article/Sound Guy – Albert Ching
3/5 OC Register, Orange Pop – Robert Kinsler
3/5 OC Register – Kelli Fadroski (OC Music Awards Artist Profile)
3/10 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
3/11 – HB Independent – Saneyee Purandare
3/16 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
3/19 OC Arts & Culture – Jennifer Vincent
3/23 OC Register, Soundcheck – Ben Wener (Event Listing)
3/24 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
3/26 OC Register, Kelli Fadroski (OC Music Awards Artist Profile)
3/27 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Albert Ching
3/31 OC Weekly, Heard Mentally – Erin DeWitt
April 2009 – Riviera Magazine, pg.99 (Circulation 35,000)
4/2 OC Weekly, Calendar Article – Vickie Chang
4/3 Greer’s OC/Daily Dose – Greer Wilder

CLIPS

From the Press:

“OC Music Awards may have rusted since launching earlier this decade, but now the concept is getting varnished…” –  OC Register

“All of their showcases I’ve attended have been enjoyable, featuring some top-notch local talent and drawing healthy crowds.” – OC Weekly

“The OC Music Awards are deadest in not necessarily reviving the Orange County Music Scene, but rather putting it out there for all to enjoy.” – 944 Magazine

“While the LA and San Diego music scenes aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, with the efforts of Allen the (OC Music Awards) are looking to give them a run for their money.” – 944 Magazine

“The Lineups for “Best Acoustic showcase finals” and “Best Live Band finals” are definitely solid, including some of our favorite Locals Only bands…” – 3/16, Albert Ching, Music Editor, OC Weekly“A rad little documentary about the Orange County music scene, which was narrated by Jim Washburn and included footage and interview…made me proud to be from Orange County, so suck it Los Angeles!…” – Buzzbands LA

“Just got back from OC Music Awards at the Grove of Anaheim and I’m still pumped. What a terrific show featuring some of the area’s brightest talent.” – The Daily Pilot

“…the outstanding feature about this event was the camaraderie among the generations of musicians, as well as the palpable positive spirit that this truly marked a new beginning…passing the torch on to the 2009’s producer Luke Alen.” – OC Register

“The mix of eight performances was a perfect sampling of the area…” – OC Register

“The event itself, went off well, with a professional air and just generally felt like a big deal and cool thing for Orange County…”  – OC Weekly

“The Music represented was diverse, there was a sense of camaraderie in the room as fellow musicians cheered on their colleagues…For the artists, the awards show was about where you’re from and more about the music…it was obvious that the night was a success.” – Daily Titan

From the Artists:

“When I was nominated for the 2009 OC Music Awards, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was overwhelmed by the depth of talent here (and) it was truly an honor just to be nominated. I’ll be back next year for sure, if only as an audience member.” – Brian Hazard of Color Theory

“The OC scene is coming together a little more…we all work together and play together.” – Parker Macy of Parker Macy Blues

“In the past years, many of the artists would get up and leave after their category…This year, most attendees stuck around to the end and took advantage to network and hang out with other musicians.” – Tracy Byrnes of Fallen Stars

“Wanted to thank you having HumanLab perform at the OC Music Awards!! That was an awesome experience! And a great plug for our band!” – Micheal Medlin of HumanLab

“I fucking love awards, (they’re) so gratifying. You were right!” Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals