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)

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Orange Bits: Slayer, Adolescents, Pete Yorn, The Wandering Tree

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Orange Bits is back! In this weekly roundup of all OC-related music news, band members are donating a guitar, antidrug voice-overs and what goes on in the life of a punk-rock parent.

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Orange Bits: The Growlers Recognized By The Black Keys, Jesse Rich Memorial, Pithy Sweet's New EP and More

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Tom Maxson
In this week's addition of news we didn't write, you can purchase Pithy Sweet's new EP, or listen to Andrea Babinski of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band's new holiday tune.

Check it out after the jump.
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Orange Bits: Young the Giant Recognized by Amazon, Jameson, Clint Black, and The New Limb

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Jameson
We're at the home stretch of 2010 and Christmas is rapidly approaching; local bands are also "winning best of 2010 contests" left and right. (See: Young the Giant and Walter Trout.) Also, several bands such as Jameson and Melanoid are getting in the Christmas spirit by playing a toy drive benefit at the Gypsy Lounge.

After the jump, check out our compilation of music stories we didn't write this week.


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Orange Bits: Stacy Clark, Lights Over Paris, the Steelwells

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The Steelwells
In this week's edition of news we didn't write, we have the Steelwells, Stacy Clark, Lights Over Paris and more...
  • If you ever wanted to know more about Fullerton's the Steelwells, here is a nifty new video interview from USFTV. [YT]

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Orange Bits: Buy Dusty Rhodes' Synthesizer, Led Zeppelin, I Hate You Just Kidding's Paranormal Encounter

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Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synth
This week's edition of news stories we didn't write:
  • Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]


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Orange Bits: Coachella Rumors, This Week in Ska, and a Very FYF Xmas

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The Growlers
And in this week's edition of news stories from other sources, we have:

  • Souncheck speculates that Coachella may continue with their pattern of naming classic rock legends as headliners for 2011. Rumor has it that The Rolling Stones have been offered $5 million for a top spot at the upcoming festival and a deal is "nearly sealed." [OCR]


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Orange Bits: No Doubt, The Aquabats, Local Natives

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The Aquabats
This week's edition of news we didn't write involves our mainstays (who else?) the Local Natives, No Doubt's Adrian Young and Bayside...read on after the jump.

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Orange Bits: Local Natives, Tiger Army and the Director of Black Keys' Music Video,

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Chris Marrs Piliero talks to the Register, Local Natives talk to Interview. Here's the local music news we didn't cover this week.

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Orange Bits: Shakira, Nickelback, Chrissie Hynde and Local Natives On Tour

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From interviews with Chrissie Hynde to Shakira shaking things up in Anaheim here's the local music news we didn't cover.

  • An actual music review of Shakira's hip shaking at the Honda Center involves commentary on her weight ("thinner than usual") and how she "tore off pieces of clothing." Um... (Jezebel would probably approve of OC Weekly's benign slideshow and footage of her impromptu parking lot performance.)  [OCR] 

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