The Liftoff Takes Over FivePoint Amphitheatre

Summertime is upon us! Which means Power 106 is doing it bigger than they’ve ever done in the past. Living up to their slogan of being “Los Angeles’ #1 For Hip Hop” radio station, concert-goers are blessed with an all-star lineup of both up-and-coming and mainstream artists, including Mustard & Friends, G-Eazy, Tyga, French Montana, T-Pain, O.T. Genasis, A-Track, Roddy Ricch and more. Presented by Mercury Insurance, the one-day festival …

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F0BG0D is Up Next

The way today’s music icons emerge has shifted right along with the music. Social media has become the foundation of many newer artists’ careers, along with helping established figures spread their message. Memes help too, with a fair share of artists getting their start from photos and videos that spread around Instagram and Twitter. There’s no shortage of people trying to take advantage of this phenomenon, but very few actually …

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Spring Music Preview: Third Edition

Shows not to be missed this April and May!   DILLY DALLY Fri. 4/5 A welcome throwback to the angsty grunge of Hole and early Smashing Pumpkins, Canada’s Dilly Dally is a reminder of why that genre, when done right, once ruled the airwaves. The quartet is all about whisper-to-a-scream dynamics: intimacy exploding into overt outpouring, with tiny sounds – often the textured murmur of chief songwriter Katie Monks – …

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The Young Dubliners: Live at Mozambique

“You see that woman in the wheelchair? Her and her husband flew from Arizona to watch them play.” If I was told that before the show kicked off I would’ve been confused to say the least. But hearing that after I watched The Young Dubliners perform what they called a “warm up,” it made perfect sense. Even as they approach the 31st anniversary of their formation, they bring a level of …

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From Irvine Meadows to FivePoint Amphitheatre

When Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre was demolished in 2017, the city lost a landmark that had been a musical, cultural and social hub for generations of locals. The wrecking ball also ushered in determined efforts by both local music fans and venue operators Live Nation to retain a major outdoor music venue in the area. These are currently evidenced by a nearby interim replacement for the Meadows, FivePoint Amphitheatre, which was …

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Action Bronson: A Man of Many Talents

Action Bronson cannot be tamed … literally. Whether it’s his flourishing music career, culinary expertise, strong pen game or dry sense of humor, the all-around creative and entrepreneur has made a name for himself in the rap game and beyond. Hailing from New York where hip-hop was birthed, the “Actin Crazy” rapper prides himself in witty bars, clever punchlines and meaningful lyrics for the soul. In between being a father …

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Spring Music Preview – Second Edition

  LESLIE ODOM, JR. / PACIFIC SYMPHONY Fri – Sat, 3/15 and 3/16 Best known for his Tony and Grammy Award-winning performance in the original cast of Boardway’s “Hamilton” and his part in the muical TV series, “Smash,” Leslie Odom, Jr. joins the Pacific Symphony with a selection of Broadway and jazz hits conducted by Matt Catingub. At Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (Click here for tickets) YUNG GRAVY …

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Colette Lush: Shaking the R&B Game

Her bio reads singer, songwriter, graphic artist and professional ginger – the latter of which couldn’t be more fitting. Insert Colette Lush The Ginger, who is here to shake up the R&B game with her smooth, sultry vocals and soulful, free spirit. Three years ago, the Rancho Santa Margarita native stood before Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban during an audition for “American Idol,” receiving praise that would leave any aspiring singer …

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Musink Fest Celebrates Its 12th Year

The Musink festival, which combines a music fest with a tattoo exposition and car show, will hold its 12th annual event from March 8 to March 10, at the O.C. Fairgrounds. In 2008, the festival started out as a project of Bill Hardy and Kat Von D, but it has since undergone a couple changes in its organization department. Specifically, it is now run by Hardy, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker …

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