The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

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Mac Miller--See Tuesday
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Monday, August 5
Stacy Clark
The Constellation Room
Indie songstress Stacy Clark knows how to turn on the charm. Her calming melodies and pop savvy form a sound that's both pleasant and youthful, which arguably explains her broad appeal. Landing in Southern California in 2004, the self-taught New York native got her start by braving open mic nights back East. After a national tour and a handful of international gigs, Clark became Orange County's adopted sweetheart. She's played endless local shows and opened for bands including Jack's Mannequin, Plain White T's and Kate Nash. Hoping to follow the success of her previous full-length album, the singer drums up excitement for her upcoming EP, Days Into Nights, with a month long residency at the Constellation Room. (Heidi Darby)

Fartbarf
The Continental Room
Josh McLeod is the lead singer of Fartbarf, a South Bay band that performs something they call analog electronic thrash music. They've gotten hate mail saying their music's not really thrash, but who cares? They're called Fartbarf! This week they bring their synth-laden weirdness to Fullerton alongside Serious Sam Barrett, Kid Little, James Fang. (Ben Westhoff)

Tuesday, August 6

Mac Miller
The Observatory
Two years ago, a 19-year-old Mac Miller embarked on his first tour, which spanned the United States, with 27 shows stemming from the acclaim of his mixtape K.I.D.S. Two studio albums, a TV show and a record label later, Mac, now 21, is on the Space Migration Tour, as his fans immerse themselves in his newest LP, Watching Movies With the Sound Off. The new album showcases his evolution from an adolescent who capered in tracks such as "Donald Trump" to a refined, more introspective state. This week, we'll get to see him live at the Observatory with a stacked under card including Action Bronson and Chance the Rapper. (Nick Nuk'em)

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