| Oct 8, 2011
| 6:29 PM
IRVINE — In the 1960s when the rock 'n' roll craze was sweeping the nation, 17-year-old Fred Mlakar responded by taking up the accordion and forming a polka band called the Mlakar Brothers.
"In my culture, the accordion was a real macho thing,"...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:37 PM
"God save rock and roll!" a female fan in the crowd shouted.
And, some would argue, that's just what Hell or Highwater did Wednesday night at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa.
The intimate venue filled with the roars of rock fans as the Orange County...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Stan Frazier can't cook in silence.
Depending on his mood, tunes ranging from David Bowie to Slayer and Madonna to Bill Evans can be heard pouring out of his two-story home in Newport Beach.
"I need to have music playing when I'm involved in the craft...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:30 PM
When Flashback Heart Attack takes the stage, the 80s cover band doesn't just conjure up fun memories for the crowd. They put on a show.
The band members, from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, enjoy interacting with fans during their set. They entertain with...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:02 PM
Iconic rock band Heart will return to the Orange County Fair's Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa next week to celebrate the release of their box set, upcoming album and memoir.
The group will play an hour-and-a-half set encompassing more than four...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 8:24 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Jeffrey Haupt is a little like Clark Kent, except instead of swapping a reporter's notebook for Superman's cape, the doctor hangs up his stethoscope for an electric guitar and microphone.
"It's a lot like living a double life,"...