INTRODUCTION I've been aware of the Vietnamese American music scene based in North Orange County since at least the early 2000s. I had no idea just how big it was, though, until I stumbled across singer Thiên Phú's blog, VietCeleb, which has profiles of about 400 Vietnamese artists, with a large percentage of them associated … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis — Vietnamese Cabarets of North Orange County
If you're American and you recognize names like "Bad Boys Blue," "C.C. Catch," "Sandra," or "Modern Talking," there's a good chance that you, or someone close to you, is Vietnamese. For the uninitiated non-Viet Americans, those are the names of three German (and one German-Dutch) pop bands whose songs have been compiled, covered, and claimed … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis — Q&A with filmmaker Elizabeth Ai about her latest project, NEW WAVE
Although the title of this piece might suggest a playlist for Asian fetishists, it's intended to be more of a selection of songs which I think reveal something deeper or at least more interesting about changing attitudes toward Asia and Asians in the mainstream Western collective consciousness. Thus there is no "Big in Japan" or "Turning Japanese," … Continue reading Saturday Night Yellow Fever
1980s German pop star Sandra is set to perform at the City National Grove of Anaheim on 4 March Club Nokia on 2 March 2016. On the 5th she’ll perform in Dallas. At both dates she’ll be joined by fellow German Eurodisco singer Patty Ryan (“Stay With Me Tonight,” “(You're) My Love, (You're) My Life,” “I Don't Wanna Loose You … Continue reading Sandra Set to Perform in Los Angeles and Dallas
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog Austrian Eurodisco group Joy are scheduled to perform live in Santa Ana on 5 December Saint Nicholas Eve/Krampusnacht) at the Yost Theater. They will perform hits including “Touch By Touch,” “Hello,” “Japanese Girls,” “Valerie,” “Im In Love,” “Countdown of Love,” and more. Buy tickets now as there are … Continue reading Eurodisco Legends Joy Are Coming to Orange County!
VISITING LITTLE SAIGON -- HAPPY ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Southern California is home to several ethnic enclaves and since the region's largest and fastest-growing racial minority are Asian, perhaps it's not surprising that most of the recognized neighborhoods are specific to various Asian populations. In Los Angeles County there's Cambodia Town, Chinatown, Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Visiting Little Saigon
Lian Ross, whose Euro disco hits include "Fantasy," "It's up to you," "Say you'll never," "Scratch my name," "You're my soul" and others, is performing two upcoming shows this month -- on 20 September at R3 Social Lounge in Stanton, Orange County and on 21 September at Red Velvet in Houston, Texas. Both events will be DJed by … Continue reading Euro Disco star Lian Ross is coming to Orange County and Texas!
On 26 May, 2013 Italo-Disco star Ken Laszlo is coming to Orange County. On that date he and fellow Italo performer Fred Ventura will descend upon Avec Nightclub in Huntington Beach, thanks to Keep On Music. The event will be hosted by TQ and DJed by DJ BPM. Tickets are $20 in advance (from Bleu Nightclub in … Continue reading Italo-Disco star Ken Laszlo is Coming to SoCal on Memorial Day Weekend 2013
26 May, 2013 Italo-Disco star Fred Ventura is coming to Orange County. He and fellow Italo performer Ken Laszlo will descend upon Avec Nightclub in Huntington Beach. The event will be hosted by TQ and DJed by DJ BPM. Tickets are $20 in advance(from Bleu Nightclub in Westminster) or $25 at the door. Fred Ventura was … Continue reading Italo-Disco star Fred Ventura — Coming to SoCal on Memorial Day Weekend 2013
So I'm slated to DJ at the Short Stop in Echo Park on 15 May, 2012 (this coming Tuesday unless you're pulling this from the archives). I'll be splitting the music slanging chores with Joe Skyward (Sky Cries Mary, The Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jean Jacket Shotgun), Jimmy James and Greene Candy Machine. Of … Continue reading Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!