The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

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Max and the Moon--See Friday
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The Grand Finale
Detroit Bar
Patrons of the beloved Detroit Bar will want to come bid a teary goodbye at tonight's final show before it closes its doors for good. And with a lineup that includes DJs Josh One, Hyder and House Shoes, you know this OC venue is gonna go out with a bang. Blu and Exile, Dag Savage, Denmark Vessey and Scud One are all scheduled to appear, as well as artist Dump La Roc providing the live art. So bring your fellow cronies and relive some good times with chill ambiance, hip hop and cold drinks for one last time. Thanks for the memories, Detroit Bar! (Aimee Murillo)

Max and the Moon
The Constellation Room
Celebrating the just-confirmed gig touring alongside the Colourist for their West Coast tour, LA-by-Chino-Hills indie pop group Max and the Moon have a lot to be excited about--including the EP release show for their new work Crazy (itunes link here), held tonight at Santa Ana's Constellation Room, presented by KROQ. With a grinding tour ethic and an ever-growing fanbase, Max and the Moon found some deep waters to tread among the all-too-shallow pool of pop-influenced indie music. There's nothing dark here; the group's sound sparkles with catchy hooks, shining vocals and twinkling piano--a cheerful and perfectly fitting musical representation of the endless summer of Southern California. (Erin DeWitt)

Saturday, March 1

The Wailers: 30th Anniversary of a Legend
House of Blues Anaheim
If there's any one reggae album in any given music collection, it's probably Bob Marley and the Wailers' Legend--the singles-and-etc. compilation that's evidently the biggest seller the genre ever saw. And that means if there's one reggae band that's managed to put a song inside your head, it's gonna be the Wailers, even if all you've heard by them is the clip of "Jamming" on that one Simpsons episode. Like the title promises, this stuff is quite simply legendary, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Legend's release, the Wailers perform the complete album, which takes the concept of "greatest hits" to another possibly even greater level. So if there's only one reggae show you think you'll ever go to in your life, well, you get the point. (Chris Ziegler)

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