Pop Noir Provides No Deeper Understanding of OC Cities, Still Worth Seeing Tonight

Today is the Weekly's last working day in Santa Ana. We'll be relocated to Costa Mesa by Monday. For guidance and commemoration in these turbulent times, we turn to the MySpace of Costa Mesa band Pop Noir, hoping to find some lyrical closure in their track entitled "Santa Ana."

We put on our headphones; click the song.
pop noir
Slick four-on-the-floor beat. Western-flavored Franz Ferdinand riffing. Here come the words:

"The Santa Ana winds blow and blow and blow and blow / 
I love you, you know, you know, you know"


"General Santa Ana rode a white, white, white, white, white horse / 
Even though his heart was black, black, black of course"

OK, never mind, never turn to Pop Noir for lyrics. That tune's pretty danceable though... jesus, "blow and blow and blow" is stuck in my head now. Oh look! They're playing tonight at Detroit Bar with On Blast and Dolphin City. Seems like a fun way to celebrate Costa Mesa and the enduring power of dance-rock while forgetting that Santa Ana, song and city, ever existed. You know, you know, you know.

Pop Noir, On Blast, Dolphin City at Detroit Bar. 8 p.m., $6, 21+, 814 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa.

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