Top Five OC Artists to Follow on Twitter

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These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twitter.
 
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twitter.com/nodoubt
No Doubt @nodoubt
What you'll find Cam pics from Gwen Stefani, random news from the band (Adrian ran the NYC marathon), Tom's new baby (due early 2011), updates on how the album is doing (they have eight songs done!).
Why you shoud follow them It's the best kind of shared, official Twitter account--full of juicy tidbits and personable.
Our only complaint Update more frequently, please!




Jeffree Star @JeffreeStar
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twitter.com/jeffreestar
What you'll find When Star has bouts of schadenfreude he sounds really wise. He replies to most everyone who Tweets at him, has crass/funny observations and interesting backstage shots. He used to have more updates about his sex life, too.
Why you should follow him There's a lot of gratitude and familiarity in Jeffree Star's Twitter, which makes you think that deep inside, he's a sensitive soul.
Our only complaint? Too many replies to people tweeting about him makes it hard to find the real content, but then that is how you build your fanbase--and the whole point of social networking.


 
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Thrice @OfficialThrice
What you'll find Maybe we're biased since drummer Riley Breckenridge blogs for us, but this is another shared band account that's really active, personable and interesting. If you're a fan, you'll love that they post remixes, birthday greetings and random brainfarts--plus, photos of the band in their downtime and otherwise.
Why you should follow them To find out how real bands of Orange County live.
Our only complaint It would be interesting to read this Twitter account if it were a little more Kanyefied. Contrary to popular belief, we do want to know what kind of bedsheets you sleep on, famous rock stars!
 


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Mike Watt @wattfrompedro
What you'll find
Links to updates from his podcast, The Watt From Pedro Show, birthday greetings to friends, recording updates.
Why you should follow him Sure he lives in San Pedro (hence the Twitter name), but when he's in the country, he gigs in tiny venues in Long Beach a lot, and works with various OC musicians.
Our only complaint Twitter wasn't made for pimpin' other links. Well, OK, it was, but would it hurt to post more Twitpics? Aaand--a six month break from Twitter is unacceptable.

 
 
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Josh Freese @joshfreese
What you'll find This Long Beach resident, AKA the busiest drummer in the world (he drums for Weezer, the Vandals, A Perfect Circle, Devo and Nine Inch Nails--among other bands), tweets about his high profile gigs with Yo Gabba Gabba, Weezer and APC, and jokes about the Beatles on iTunes--and then there are really personal tweets (like, his Volvo on sale or the Twitpic of his wife giving birth in the delivery room). Best of all, he updates FREQUENTLY.
 Why you should follow him
Freese's Twitter account is the 140-character, virtual equivalent of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. It's the best place for insider music news.
Our only complaint None. I wish all Twitter accounts were like this.
 
 
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