The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

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Monday, June 17

Indian Jewelry
The Constellation Room
Two sides of the same alien planet are revealed at once with Texas' Indian Jewelry and OC's Black Bananas, who don't so much play shows together as fulfill ancient prophecies together. If you remember your Tobin's Spirit Guide, you'll recognize this as a full-on gatekeeper-meets-keymaster situation, and thus you will rejoice. This is rock 'n' roll and psychedelia and delirious mind-grinding riffery unchained from retro pantomime, and if you want something in 2013 that feels (not sounds) like the 13th Floor Elevators must've felt in 1973--yeah, that's right, we're talking live tapes!--then here you go. And if you want something that sounds like Suicide, Hank Shocklee, Parliament Funkadelic and George Brigman all vibrating toward one-ness, well, they got that too. Show up to blow up, and buy the records, too! (Chris Ziegler)

Tuesday, June 18

The Steelwells
The Constellation Room
The diverse range of sounds from this Fullerton band is unbelievably catchy and undeniably fun. If you like harmonious vocals mixed in with your dance beats, The Steelwells can oblige; and even their subtle flirtations with chillwave in songs like "Cool Kids" and "Hands Up" will be genuine crowd- pleasers; it's no wonder they caught the eye of Rolling Stone magazine, a feat not to be dismissed. Good thing they're committing to a residency this month, audiences simply won't get enough of them in one night. Get in on the chill vibes action tonight at the Constellation Room. (Aimee Murillo)

Wednesday, June 19

Detroit Bar
This southern California family affair consists of two siblings who together become BLOK, describing their musical genre as 'pop urban surrealism,' which is fitting since BLOK's sound is out of this world. The two have collaborated on numerous trippy jams with brother Damien Blaise and sister Gianna Gianna penning lyrics and fulfilling vocals together. Through their hypnotic electronic beats and sharp rhymes, BLOK are considered iconoclasts in the Orange County music scene and beyond; they've been featured everywhere from high fashion's NYLON magazine Japan to world famous KROQ. Just as their music is fiercely transgressive and unique, their visual aesthetic and music videos are equally fierce and magnetic, capitalizing on the weird and wonderful world in which they've created for themselves. Tonight they play at the Detroit Bar will fellow avant garde acts The Garden and Terminal A. (Aimee Murillo)

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