Category Archives: Orange County

Anaheim Funk Jam of the Week!

Since it’s the late Michael Jackson’s birthday today and all, it seemed right that this week’s Anaheim Funk Jam of the Week be Gift of Dreams’ “Moonwalk.” Now go bump this in the bucket!


Last Lila Update

“Shake Away” your disappointment, Lila Downs is coming back to Anaheim. After fans learned of the unfortunate news that Downs had to cancel her concert that would have taken place last night, the Grove of Anaheim quickly worked with the singer to reschedule the date. Ticket buyers, hold on to your boletos because they will be honored for the new concert date of Sunday, October 25th! If you can’t make the show, refunds are available.

Update: Lila Downs Cancelation!

Two days before her scheduled appearance at the Grove of Anaheim, Lila Downs has canceled the show! News of the unfortunate occurrence was posted to the singer’s website with the explanation that she had undergone emergency surgery for appendicitis. Thankfully, Downs is said to be resting and recuperating and left her fans with the following message:

Me encuentro un poco hinchada y somnolienta pero fuerte como un aguila despues de que me echaron cuchillo en esta mañana de agosto. A causa de esta operación tuvimos que cancelar una gira importante para nosotros aquí en los Estados Unidos. Ya salí con bien gracias a Dios de esta apendicitis.

I am a little swollen and sleepy but strong and thankful for a successful operation of appendicitis here in New York. Unfortunately for this reason we needed to cancel our concerts this week in the U.S., but soon enough we’ll be out there doin’ our thing.

Word from the Grove is that they are attempting to reschedule the concert date. When that takes place and a new date is announced, tickets purchased for this Wednesday will reportedly be honored. Get well Lila!

Interview with Lila Downs!

For years, Lila Downs has melded her powerful multilingual vocals with musical arrangements that engagingly blend the sounds of our global village. Of mixed heritage herself, the signature syncretism that has come to define her artistic presentation has been most recently evidenced by the release in late June of the appropriately Spanglish titled anthology The Very Best of el Alma de Lila Downs. The Oaxaca-born singer’s commanding range will be echoing through the Grove of Anaheim this Wednesday, but before that, Downs made time to speak with the Weekly about her music.

Read my exchange with Lila Downs here:

Anaheim Funk Jam of the Week!

This is the first post in a new series on – Anaheim Funk Jam of the Week! Yes, you readers need to be given something once a week so you can bump it in your bucket! This inaugural post is from Vaughn Mason and the song is titled “Feel My Love.” You might recall Mason’s big hit, “Bounce Skate Rock Roll,” and if this jam sounds familiar it’s because Frank V of Proper Does sampled it for the tight as shit track “Somethin’ to Bump.”

Elbows up…

SanTana = Lazarus?

There’s a nice little debate going on in the always great OC Weekly Navel Gazing blog about an article in the Orange Coast Magazine. Written by journalist Agustin Gurza, the piece’s title “The Ressurection of Santa Ana,” has been enough to ruffle a few feathers.  The article then goes on to basically profile the city’s downtown Artist Village after a decade in existence. Do you agree with Gurza’s portrayal? Or is it way off point? Join in on the debate…

Support Breath of Fire and Local Bands!

mite just us

Check out MITE & Just Us at the Breath of Fire stage in Santa Ana! It’s a benefit show and proceeds will help Breath of Fire stay in the community to continue its important work!