The Five Best Shows in O.C. This Week: Markus Schulz, Waka Flocka Flame

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Monday, October 29

Skeleton Witch

Hailing from Ohio, Skeletonwitch rocks a technical brand of schreechy metal. Be sure to check out their video for "Bringers of Death," which blends images of furries with Orwelian commentary and a zombie apolcalypse straight out of the film Easy Rider. -- Brandon Ferguson

Tuesday, October 30

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour 

The quickest way to fame? Get your song on a tech commercial. Or be hand-selected by a legend-in-the-making for their coveted opening spot. Denmark's disco dance-pop band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour got lucky with both--and straight out of the gate, too. After a freshly recorded demo caught the ears of none other than Amy Winehouse, TAGT booked their first live show as her supporting act. And continuing on their unbelievable stroke of beginner's luck, soon after that, their infectiously catchy "Around the Bend" made it onto a worldwide iPod commercial. Their blend of retro dance and charmingly erratic electronica caught the world's attention and now, led by the drop-dead gorgeous Mette Lindberg, the group comes to the Observatory for a special Tuesday night show. -- Erin DeWitt

Markus Schulz

The week of Halloween madness at Sutra ends it's epic trance line up with the Markus Schulz on Tuesday October 30th. Currently on his Scream album tour - perfectly fitting for this Halloween affair filled with hard deep trance, Schulz is sure to slay all the unicorn dressed attendees. Known for playing much longer than he is intended, we hope they get rid of opening DJs and let him do his thing the entire night. Voted "America's Best DJ" by Pioneer DJ and the DJ Times Schulz is not only a masterful producer and DJ, he is also an entertainer balancing reading the crowd as well as educating them. This is something OC needs and we're glad he's here!--Alejandra Loera

Thursday, November 1

The All-American Rejects

 Like rap music, pop punk has demonstrated an evergreen quality as far as its popularity is concerned. And few pop punk bands have experienced the sort of popularity the All American Rejects have. Hailing from Oklahoma, they've recorded four albums, the most recent being this year's "The Kids in the Street." You may remember their 2002 video for the song "Swing Swing," which highlighted singer Tyson Ritter's wildly cracking voice and dreamy blue eyes. Punk rock never looked, or sounded (cough) so lucrative. --Brandon Ferguson 

Friday,November 2 

Waka Flocka Flame 

Take a breather, Lil Jon. Every time we see another Waka Flocka Flame video pop up on MTV, it's becoming more and more apparent that the king of crunk has an heir to the throne. After surmounting dangerous levels of hype (and hate) surrounding his debut release Flockavelli in 2010, the dred-swinging southern rapper is enjoying a taste of sophomore album success with Triple Life: Fans, Friends and Family, which stocks as many gritty trap beats, syrupy street flows and tales of the fast life. On tour with tattooed compatriot Who Da Kid, this show is sure to bring plenty of faux high-rollers, party people and capable booty poppers to the Observatory that is sure to leave plenty of sweat on the dance floor.--Nate Jackson

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