The Five Best Shows in OC This Weekend: Sound Asylum, Agent Orange

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Agent Orange--See Saturday
Friday, October 12

The Yost Theater puts on three musical events in one night--the festivities start off with a co-headlining act of Meiko and Bobby Long at the early hour of 6 p.m. Local transplant folk musician Meiko, a native of Georgia, came to Los Angeles at a young age to pursue dreams of stardom--and discovered a natural talent for getting her songs on network television shows. Her latest album The Bright Side, out last May, is effortlessly cool and sweet. This night, she shares the stage with Bobby Long, a British singer-songwriter who wields an acoustic guitar and soulfully sings from the roots. But should you feel like dancing afterward, the Yost prepares for another show at 10 p.m., this time featuring the DJ stylings of Tatiana. See? Something for everyone.--Erin DeWitt

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Saturday, October 13

Sound Asylum

The genesis of the first installment of Soul Asylum this past summer was simple: deliver an ego-free, hip-hop club night that doubles as a curated showcase of four rotating, OC-bred MCs. Outsiders from LA or elsewhere need not apply. Inspired by the historical impact of Abstract Workshop and such renowned LA club nights as Boom Box and the Do-Over, rapper Aliso Black parlayed his credibility as a resident MC for promoters such as Club Mercy into negotiating a slot for this new pet project at Detroit Bar. He used his gig as host of Sound Science, a monthly DJ staple at the Crosby, to tap influential crate diggers including Salam Wreck, who's spun for artists like DJ Quik, Obie Trice and Tha Dogg Pound. Instead of being focused on rapping, the night has to be about creating a party vibe that makes his prized MCs the cherries on top. This round of the sure-to-be-packed hip-hop dance party includes a grip of talented emcees, including Kadillak Kaz, Kevin Parx and C4Mula. --Nate Jackson

Location Info


The Yost Theater

307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA

Category: Music

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