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OC Music Awards Announces the 2012 Showcase Series Artists and Schedule

The Gromble at the 2011 OC Music Awards​

The 2012 OC Music Awards Showcase Series kicks off at Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar on Jan. 3, leading into seven weeks of free showcases at different venues across the county. This year, 35 local artists will compete for the titles of “Best Live Band” and “Best Live Acoustic,” a performance slot at the 2012 OC Music Awards on Mar. 3 at the City National Grove of Anaheim, and a prize pack from Awards partners that will be announced in January. 

KROQ DJs will host each showcase event and four respected industry professionals (names yet to be announced) will participate as the Showcase Series Judges. The five finalists in each live category will move onto the Showcase Series Finals. Best Live Acoustic Finals will be held on Friday, February 24 and Best Live Band Finals on Saturday, February 25. 

Full schedule below
1/03 Best Live Band 
Venue: Detroit Bar, 843 West 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Doors: 7:30p, 21+ 
(8:00) Jeramiah Red
(8:45) Paulie Pesh
(9:30) The Gromble
(10:15) Strange Birds
(11:00) James Fletcher

1/10 Best Live Acoustic
Venue: The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, CA 92782
Doors: 6:30p, all ages
(7:00) Nicole Vaughn
(7:45) Erick Macek
(8:30) Allensworth
(9:15) Moonsville Collective
(10:00) Headshine

1/17 Best Live Band
Venue: Slidebar, 122 East Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
Doors: 7:30p, 21+
(8:00) We Are She Is
(8:45) Midnight Hour
(9:30) Ceasefire
(10:15) We Are the Arsenal
(11:00) PWEST

1/24 Best Live Acoustic

Venue: Malone’s, 604 East Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Doors: 6:30p, 21+
(7:00) Kacie Yoshida
(7:45) Button Willow Locomotive
(8:30) I Hate You Just Kidding
(9:15) Skee
(10:00) Honeypie

1/31 Best Live Band

Venue: Tiki Bar, 1700 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Doors: 7:30p, 21+
(8:00) Red9
(8:45) Slime Kings
(9:30) Snakebit Drifters
(10:15) Death Hymn Number 9 (11:00) Railroad to Alaska

2/07 Best Live Acoustic

Venue: Continental Room, 115 West Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
Doors: 6:30p, 21+
(7:00) Mandie & Ruby
(7:45) FoxxHound
(8:30) Danny Maika
(9:15) Parker Macy
(10:00) Tully James Wilkinson

2/14 Best Live Band

Venue: Constellation Room, 3503 South Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Doors: 7:30p, 21+ 
(8:00) Ethan Hulse
(8:45) Robert Jon & the Wreck
(9:30) Italian Japanese
(10:15) The Devious Means
(11:00) Mphase

2/24 Best Live Acoustic Finals

Venue: Bands and Venue TBA

2/25 Best Live Band Finals

Venue: Bands and Venue TBA

3/03 2012 OC Music Awards

Venue: The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806


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