The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

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Die Antwoord--See Friday
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Friday, September 26

Die Antwoord
The Observatory
Die Antwoord brought zef to the United States, a South African counterculture that simultaneously embraces and rejects luxury. If that doesn't make any sense to you, then perhaps seeing a live performance by Die Antwoord -- comprised of emcees Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek -- will solidify the counterculture's meaning. Trance-y, rave-like music is the backdrop for Ninja and Yo-Lani's rapid-fire flow, with Yo-Lani's voice often rising into falsetto raps and yelps. The duo raps in Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa, so don't expect to understand everything they're saying. Just expect to have a roaring good time with these stylish, punk-esque enthusiasts. (Tara Mahadevan)

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The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

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Joan Jett at Jack's 9th Show--See Saturday
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Friday, September 19

Drake vs. Lil Wayne
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Two of hip-hop's best buds are sharing a stage together this week. Aww. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a Capcom-sponsored "battle" between two of the hottest emcees in the game. But let's not forget that Drake and Lil Wayne are also the two softest rappers in the game. And that's not necessarily an insult. It's more of a comment on how hip-hop's emotional maturity has evolved to the point where you can rap about being heartbroken over a girl and no one laughs at you. Sure, these rappers brandish tough lines from time to time (in Wayne's case, maybe a few from his forthcoming album Tha Carter V). But let's be honest, this battle will probably end up being more of a love fest punctuated by a truly genuine bro hug. And we're okay with that. (Nate Jackson)

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The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

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The Iron Maidens--See Saturday
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September 12

Pre-Mexican Independence Day Party
Characters
Just a few days away from this show is Mexican Independence Day, where Mexican communities will be bursting with pride with grand celebrations; but just before that, tonight's Pre-Mexican Independence Day Party at Characters Bar will set the celebration in motion with a lineup of Latino rockabilly bands. Moonlight Trio, a self-proclaimed "cumbia-billy" band will be on hand to play some sweet cumbia-infused rock n' roll. Southern California's Tone Slingers will also be taking the stage to play their high energy rockabilly sets at this legendary punk venue. Mix in DJ sets by Jorge Dean and Lil Jose and you have a wild and rambunctious night out.(Aimee Murillo)

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Tribal Seeds Have Grown Quite a Bit Since We Saw Them Last

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By: David Garcia
Nearly a year after their last performance at The Observatory, Tribal Seeds is set to make a triumphant return with many reasons to celebrate. Not only is it their lead singer's birthday, but since their last performance at the Santa Ana venue the band has gone on to release a highly successful new album in addition to a year's worth of nationwide touring.

Formed in 2003 by brothers, Steven (lead vocals/guitar) and Tony-Ray (keys/vocals) Jacobo, San Diego's Tribal Seeds bring a blend of roots, rock, reggae and dub that stands out from your typical California reggae band. Their sound is constantly evolving as they intertwine a mix of classic and modern influences while providing powerful platforms for spreading messages of peace, love, positivity and individuality with the occasional backlash aimed at social injustices and political corruption.


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The Deconstruction of Comedian Grant Cotter

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I legit wiggled out of the straight jacket.
Around the halls of the Weekly, we love us some Grant Cotter. We've watched this OC native go from the stand-up stage, to MTV, and now, to winning himself some time on one of the most stacked comedy tours that we've ever seen, the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. Proud? Hell yeah. Do we still want to pick on him though? Totally. So while we wait for the big event this weekend that includes Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Aziz Ansari, Jeff Ross, and Marc Maron among others, we tapped him to pick on his act. Or better yet, pick apart his act. It's not an easy feat to critique material that you have written yourself but, we knew that Grant would be up for the challenge and nail it to the wall.


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Hannibal Buress Isn't an Oddball But He May Be A Weirdo.

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Mary Bell
"Yo what's up dude? Hannibal Buress!"
If last year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival (presented by Funny or Die) was any indication of how this year's show will be on September 13th and 14th at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, then be sure to drain your bladder before hand. There's a good chance you could laugh hard enough to piss yourself. With a stellar line-up that includes performances by Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Whitney Cummings, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin and so many more, our "giddy with excitement" phase quickly turned into a "we need to know more" phase. With the show looming in the super near distance, we got in on a conference call with Hannibal and grabbed some questions from it in order to dish out some details about the show, find out what he loves about being on this tour, and also learned about how people react when they see him these days.

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Comedian Jesus Trejo Cares About Rick Ross's Weight

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I'm more of a self-deprecating comic so that's safe ground for me.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

We could tell you that the fourth annual Comedy Show for Autism is coming up on September 12th at The Fox Theatre. We could also tell you that the line-up has been beyond spectacular over the years, how incredible the line-up will be this year, and how letting comedians tickle your earhole all for a great cause feels better than great. Rather than go on and on though, we decided to tap comedian Jesus Trejo for a game of quick questions before he hits the stage at this very event because we know you're smart readers. So you get it. Also, we know Trejo is a smart ass comic who would get the game. Win MF-ing win all for a good reason, right?

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TĂśLIPS Sprout an Oddly Harmonious Sound Called "Riotgaze"

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Think Pink!

Like the two sides of a coin, TĂśLIPS' two singers Taleen Kali and Angie Bloom are on different musical wavelengths merged together through their band. It used to be the case that two creative geniuses with their own musical tendencies would work begrudgingly towards a middleground, but Taleen and Angie's union seems more harmonious and organic than a compromise. Their's is an effective collaboration that marries their spirits in the creation of something newer and greater, a genre they call "riotgaze."

Taleen, founder of the venerable Dum Dum Zine, is an avid riot grrrl while Angie finds herself more entrenched in doo wop and pop, hence their nicknames "Doom" and "Bloom," respectively. Their recent cassingle release of the two songs "Hotspur," and "Wait," now out on I Love You Just The Way You Were records, is the biggest exemplifier of their varied sensibilities: each one sings vocals and plays guitar or bass on a different song against layers of pop punk, shoegaze, and indie rock that altogether form a sweet homage to the heyday of '90s alt rock and Brit pop. Blazing through the Pacific Northwest, TĂśLIPS hit the road earlier this week to promote their two-song EP release, and they'll be hitting Orange County this Sunday at Downtown Santa Ana's vintage store/ independent performance space Can U Not Vintage right before their homecoming show in LA.


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The Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

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Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas--See Sunday
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Friday, September 5

Yuna
The Glass House
In her native Malaysia, Yuna is a superstar. The 27-year-old singer/songwriter's rise to fame there is partially due to the area's explosion of social media, and, of course, her infectious brand of pop, which she's described as a "cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay." And in a relatively short period of time, she's already worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams and David Foster. But what separates Yuna from our country's stream of emerging pop princesses, besides her Muslim faith, is that she's one of the rare foreign talents to really register with American audiences. In addition to the slew of awards she's won in her homeland, Yuna is known for her IAMJETFUELshop, and was given a National Youth Icon Award by the Prime Minister. As she builds a fanbase a world away from her homeland, Yuna proves she has the talent and drive that could very well make her the next unlikely pop star. (Daniel Kohn)

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Lolipop Records Takeover This Saturday at Can U Not Vintage in Santa Ana

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Rudy De Anda rocking a set at Can U Not earlier this year

This Saturday's Downtown Santa Ana artwalk is the place to be, not just for the Konsept Arts and Music Fest that will dominate the East End with its multiple music stages, but for the exciting Lolipop Records takeover happening at Can U Not Vintage Saturday night.

If you're not familiar, Can U Not (formerly known as Tarte Vintage), is a vintage clothing store tucked away behind an alley where the Yost theater looms a short distance away. Can U Not hosts a monthly themed art show to honor the artwalk, and this month's is no different: nearly 20 artists will be contributing art inspired by the '90s pop culture (all of the artists are children of the '90s anyway).

But what's a local art show nowadays without a couple bands playing? In the past few months Can U Not has hosted numerous local bands including Hollow Ran, Technocrat, GRN+GLD, Canyons, Media Jeweler and Palm Reader as well as SoCal buzz bands Rudy De Anda and Santoros.


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