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OC Music Awards Announces the 2013 Best Live Band Showcase Series






On Tuesday, January 8, the 2013 OC Music Awards Showcase Series kicks off at Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar launching 8 weeks of free showcases at different venues across the county. 35 local artists will compete for the title of Best Live Band, a performance slot at the 2013 OC Music Awards on March 9 at the City National Grove of Anaheim, and a generous prize pack from the Awards partners that will be announced on January 8 at the Showcase Series kick off event.

The OC Music Awards Showcase Series is free to submit, free to participate and all shows are free to attend. OC Music Awards received hundreds of submissions from diverse artists all across the county hoping to partake in the two-month long live series.

The World Famous KROQ station DJs will host each Showcase event and four respected industry professionals will take on the roll of the Showcase Series Judges, scoring each band’s performance on musicianship, originality, song composition, stage presence and show attendance. Five finalists in the Best Live Band category will move on to the Showcase Series Finals which will be a free, all ages show at House of Blues Anaheim on Tuesday, February 26.

Fans of the OC Music Awards Showcase Series artists have the opportunity to get involved through the Fan Vote. Once the Showcase Series kicks off, fans can vote online at for their favorite participating Showcase artist and move one band onto the Showcase Finals, regardless of the Judges scores.

The final 35 participating 2013 OC Music Awards Showcase Series artists and the complete season schedule follows. Visit OC Music Awards online for more Awards news and local music updates.


2013 OC Music Awards

Best Live Band Showcase Series Billing and Schedule


Tuesday, January 8

Venue: Detroit Bar, 843 West 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Doors: 7:30p, 21+, free

(8:00) Fellow Bohemian

(8:45) Alabaster Stones

(9:30) Flying Sparks

(10:15) Robert Jon & the Wreck

(11:00) The Field Trip


Tuesday, January 15

Venue: The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, CA 92782

Doors: 6:30p, all ages, free

(7:00) Annie McQueen

(7:45) Becky Holt

(8:30) Cherokee Fade

(9:15) Alice Wallace

(10:00) Justin Soileau


Tuesday, January 22

Venue: Slidebar, 122 East Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Doors: 7:30p, 21+, free

(8:00) Anna Vexa

(8:45) Snakebit Drifters

(9:30) Fiction Reform

(10:15) Beneath the Buried

(11:00) Death Hymn Number 9


Tuesday, January 29

Venue: Constellation Room, 3503 South Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704

Doors: 7:30p, 18+, free

(8:00) Nilu

(8:45) Golden Afternoon

(9:30) Lowly Spects

(10:15) Preacher’s Sons

(11:00) Moonsville Collective


Tuesday, February 5

Venue: Tiki Bar, 1700 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Doors: 7:30p, 21+, free

(8:00) Solution

(8:45) 80 Proof

(9:30) Seven Year War

(10:15) Headshine

(11:00) Wheeland Brothers


Tuesday, February 12

Venue: Founder’s Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Doors: 7:30p, all ages, free

(8:00) Breach the Summit

(8:45) The Devious Means

(9:30) Jeramiah Red

(10:15) Standing Hawthorn

(11:00) Midnight Hour


Tuesday, February 19

Venue: Yost Theater (upstairs), 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Doors: 7:30p, all ages, free

(8:00) Brother C & Sister J

(8:45) Electro City

(9:30) The Kettle Drivers

(10:15) Time and Energy

(11:00) Decode Radio


Tuesday, February 26

Best Live Band Finals

Venue: House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

Doors: 7:30p, all ages, free


Saturday, March 9

2013 OC Music Awards

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

Doors: 6p, all ages



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