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Published by Bernard on 11 Dec 2018

Minus the Bear: the Farewell Tour (the Observatory. December 10, 2018)

Minus the BearOver the years I’ve seen many bands hang up the microphones. Sometimes there was an announcement after time away, sometimes there was just an assumption of the end… but every now and then there would be a farewell tour – a chance to share in memories and emotions for one last time. Thankfully, Minus the Bear gave their fans that chance. And with the Observatory in Santa Ana packed up, Minus the Bear enjoyed their final southern California show.

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Published by Bernard on 01 Oct 2018

Tigers Jaw (Chain Reaction. September 27, 2018)

Tigers Jaw

Tigers Jaw’s tour celebrating their 10 year anniversary of their self-titled album is proof that although much can change over time, strong influences will always be relevant. Speaking of change, sometime between this show and the Belmont show I went to a few weeks ago, Chain Reaction started selling alcohol! (Gasp and follow the jump for photos)

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Published by Bernard on 21 Aug 2018

Western Standard Time (Long Beach. August 20, 2018)

Western Standard Time

There’s a reason the phrase “summer time in the LBC” brings a smile to anyone’s face. The vibe on a warm summer night is something that has to be experienced to be understood. With an invitation from the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Western Standard Time brought their big-band brand of ska to provide the soundtrack for the very diverse crowd of music lovers.

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Published by Bernard on 23 Jan 2018

Joyce Manor (LA Union Station. January 20, 2018)

Joyce Manor

On a cool Saturday evening,  hundreds of people headed to Union Station in Los Angeles. But it wasn’t just to access the hub and head off somewhere (well… not unless you were one of the thousands participating in the Women’s March earlier that day)… The Los Angeles landmark played host to 2 fully packed Joyce Manor shows!

Photos after the jump!

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Published by Bernard on 22 Jan 2018

Animal Style Records Ten Year Anniversary Show (Chain Reaction. December 17, 2017)

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Ten years is a long time. And when you think about music and its ever-changing landscape, ten years can seem even longer. For an independent record label like Animal Style Records, 10 years means a lot of bands, albums, and friendships. This was all put on display for excited fans packed into the famed Chain Reaction. The night saw stellar performances by Northbound, Sundressed, We are the Union, Mixtapes (reuniting for this special occasion), and Daggermouth.

Enjoy some photos after the jump!

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