There is no doubt that a remarkable collection of musicians and bands with O.C. roots have sprung to stardom. Here are five attractive Orange County venues worth visiting if you’re into discovering sounds from musicians who never knew you’d love. These are the best places to discover new tunes in Orange County.
Blind dates can be a frightening proposition with all of the new connections being forged. The last thing you want to worry about is picking a place to go eat or grab a drink, so why not pick places already built for such occasions?
Finding a good venue is tough, especially if you have to buy a ticket at each one to see if it stacks up to the competition, but this list should give you a head start when looking for a night out on the town.
From killer bars to world-class venues, these bars know the value of the dollar and keep their customers happy with cheap tickets and stiff drinks.
Dress in your best, or worst, for costume contests and some of the best parties Orange county has to offer. From vampire go-go dancers to horrific party rooms, this is OC Halloween at its finest.
Classy atmosphere and comfortable seating separate these Orange County lounge bars from the rest.
Orange County offers some of the most elite, exclusive and edgy nightclubs. Here are five of the hottest ones in OC for your celebratory enjoyment on these sweet summer nights.
Orange County, more so than almost any other county in the country, continually supplies the music industry with top-tier talent. The OC Music Awards have christened bands that went onto rule the world, and every week another new band pops up in hopes of claiming the top spot. 2012 was a great year for such bands, and myriad stellar performers broke out in a big way. These bands are primed and ready to reach the national scene.
There are plenty of gigantic venues in the Los Angeles, but Orange County offers intimacy built just for indie rock. Indie can mean a ton of different styles, but small, sometimes quiet, and always personal is the mark of a true independent musician or group. Some of these venues look innocuous when you drive past them, but at night become beacons of light and hope for a generation of fans.
Everything old is new again, and nobody knows this better than nightclubs and bars with their themed nights and retro music. There really isn’t a better way to get people to drink than by reminding them of their past with everything fun from their youth. Party it up in Orange County at the best retro nights the area has to offer.
Over the last eight weeks, thirty-six talented Orange County bands have not only competed for the coveted award of Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic, but they have proven that there is a culturally and artistically rich scene in Orange County. You just have to know where to find it.