Producer Jon O'Brien: "I have no desire to record a reggae band or a metal band"

Jon O'Brien Recording

Producer Jon O'Brien's portfolio is busting at the seams, having produced and engineered OC's most prominent indie acts, from Nicole Vaughn and Her Lovely Band, Moostache, Parker Macy, The Gromble, to Young the Giant. Working out of his home studio in Irvine, Jon O'Brien Recording is quickly becoming the go-to studio for local musicians.
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Wiz Khalifa Finally Gets His Shit Together on "Smokin' On"

‚ÄčAlong with every other straight-to-DVD film, we've been ignoring Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's upcoming buddy comedy, Mac and Devin Go to High School.

The movie promises to be a Cheech and Chong redux. We have no idea what the concept is other than getting high, potentially blowing up a chemistry lab, and giggling about it (their school is named "N. Hale"). But isn't Snoop a little old to play a high school kid?

On the other hand, so far the soundtrack seems a make-up present to Wiz's long-time fans, who grumbled "sellout" this spring when he released his fluffy, radio-ready Atlantic Records' debut, Rolling Papers.

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[Sound Guy] Extended Remix Edition! More Summer Songs from Local Peeps!

Categories: Sound Guy
This beach is not actually in Orange County, but it's fun to pretend.

The New York Times has long held the motto "all the news that's fit to print." And you know, sometimes, even here at OC Weekly, all the news just doesn't fit.

So, please to enjoy some more summer songs picked by some more local music community notables that we didn't have room for in the print version (but are still great picks!) of this week's Sound Guy, which just so happens to be currently appearing in our lovely Summer Guide issue, on racks across Orange County and Long Beach now. I think that was the worst sentence I've ever written. Oh well. On to the songs!

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