How to Build a Community in the Local Music Scene with Jonathan Ogden | OCML Podcast

This week Jonathan Ogden stops by and chats to the team about how to build a strong community in the local music scene. 

Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, artists, and fans that enjoy local music! This Podcast will help up the up and coming artist get to know the local music scene. You will gain a perspective and knowledge from us the promoters, fellow artists and fans that host this show. It will also help you get a better idea of the local music scene and how it works. If you like what you hear, subscribe using the links provided down below.

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Get to know the man behind the band S.S Odyssey

His band’s name is inspired by the late great artist David Bowie and his track “Space Odyssey”.The lead singer of S.S Odyssey will be performing this Thursday at the House of Blues at OCML’s DSCVR Thursdays. (Click here for more info) But before you bounce to the show, here some knowledge about this great and humble singer named Scott Brazee.

As a young kid he was an avid music fan. His first instrument introduced by his mother was the piano which he kept practicing for awhile but later decided to play the guitar which he received as a gift on Christmas. Inspired by Johnny Cash and David Bowie one thing that attracts him to the stage is having the ability to express himself and tell a story using music.  Check out the interview we had with Scott on a previous OCML Artist Spotlight get to know him more and we can’t wait to see you this Thursday at the House of Blues! 



5 Ways to Make Sure your Tour Goes Smoothly!

2018 is right around the corner and that means that many local bands will start planning (hopefully you already started doing that) to tour in the New Year. So here are some tips for first timers that are craving that touring life!

1. Create a Tour Itinerary
Plan your tour with time. Make a Tour Itinerary, it will help you out when you are on the move. If you don’t know what a Tour Itinerary is, It’s not just a list of the dates you are playing. It will also include everything you need to know on a day to day basis. Basic things to put on there would be the venue name, address, email and contact information of the booking agent of that specific venue. If you have interviews scheduled those should be on there too. Also don’t forget to include complete information of everyone involved in the tour ie. Important phone numbers, email, address, band members names, management information, driver info.

2. Plan Ahead
DO NOT! wake up each day and try to google map your journey on the fly. Know how long each trip will be from show to show. By doing this ahead of time, it will help you get an idea of your gas funds and will help you plan activities (if any) while on the road.

3. Know Your Budget
Your first your is not about getting rich, sorry to burst that bubble. Before you hit the road, run the numbers. Factor guarantees, so you know what you are earning.Estimate gas costs, food budget for each day. It is also encouraged to have a little extra saved up in case of emergencies. You never know if you run into car problems like flat tires, dead battery, theft etc. Also cut the middle man when it comes to money. Know what you are getting. DO NOT depend on your manager to do deals from across the country. You should know what you are getting before you enter that venue.

4. Look After Yourself
A healthy mind and body will keep you at peak performance every night. Touring life is draining and the after effects are much drastic. Tour lends itself to the fast food life, heavy drinking, late night parties and driving for hours! Do your best to eat well, sleep well, and move around when you can.

5. Network and Explore the new stop.
Meet new people. Don’t finish performing and leave the venue. Stay, talk to people, try to sell your merch, connect with the booking agent there and sell the idea of coming back next year. Touring is meant to introduce you to new places, new faces and create memories. Enjoy it!

Here are 5 new tracks to get this week rolling! | MusicMondays

Start your week right! Today we bring you 5 new tracks from local artists you should check out! It is always awesome to see new content from bands! Keeps everyone focused on the band when they aren’t on stage.

Silence The Radio  Spotify  |  Youtube  | Facebook
From Providence Rhode Island

Out of Providence, Rhode Island, four-piece alternative pop punk band Silence The Radio are premiering the music video for their latest single, “Sad Love Story,”  A direct follow up to their new EP, “Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares,” the theatrical song is the second music video released for the record cycle. It is a beautiful, yet dramatic, visual continuation of the EP’s lead single (and video) “Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares.


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Speak The Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes Facebook | Instagram | Youtube  
From: Los Angeles Ca. 

The four piece band from Los Angeles Ca. has a new album out and they also have a
limited edition vinyl click here to learn more



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Dreams Of Vertigo  Facebook | Instagram | Youtube
From Orange County Ca.
Check out this bands new album on itunes and google play. Featuring their latest single down below.

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Vigil Of War  Facebook | Youtube | Website
From: Hollywood Ca.

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The Whining Pussys Facebook | Youtube
From: Orange County Ca.


Exclusive interview with Warrior Dave on the OCML Podcast! Listen to it now!

Being influenced by wrestling as a kid and attracted to the theme entrances of wrestlers, Warrior Dave started diving into music at an early age. He is well known around Southern California Music Scene as a fan who paints his face in accordance to the show he’s attending. As seen below, some designs get pretty wild. As a promoter and a fan, he is involved in the local music scene in every aspect. Today he talks to us about, what it takes to be a superfan of a band and the local music scene.Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, artists, and fans that enjoy local music! This Podcast will help up the up and coming artist get to know the local music scene. You will gain a perspective and knowledge from us the promoters, fellow artists and fans that host this show. It will also help you get a better idea of the local music scene and how it works. If you like what you hear, subscribe using the links provided down below.

Also check this week’s Featured artist and track goes to Well Hung Heart with their track Devil
Check it out down below and make sure you follow them on social media!
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Exclusive interview with Kyle Sain from the band The Standard Affiliates

The Standard Affiliates Frontman Kyle Sain stops by the OCML HQ and is featured in this week’s Artist Spotlight. In 2017 Kyle and The Standard Affiliates were able to accomplish several goals for the band such as releasing several singles including “Is This News to You” and “Paint it Gold”. In 2018 the band is looking to record new music and is releasing a new music video early 2018. So without further adieu check out our interview with the lead singer Kyle Sain and make sure you follow his band on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Also Check out the bands Spotify Account

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Lake Forest gets a Rush! of great House and Techno Music Tonight! Check out the artists performing later today.

Join us as we celebrate the HOLIDAY season in style! House, Techno, Ugly Sweaters, Good People, Dancing, Live Art, and so much more!! But before you head out to the show (which by the way is Free to attend click here to find out more) Get to know the artists that are performing tonight! Check out their music and follow them on Facebook! See you tonight and as always! #EnjoyLocalMusic

Hollie Nollie Facebook



DJ Vango  Facebook

Thomas Garcia Facebook

DayShell and Eyes Set to Kill are here in Riverside Tonight! Get your playlist to listen to on the way to the show

TONIGHT! DayShell and Eyes Set to Kill arrive at MTL Concert Venue in Riverside on their last stop for their “The New Year’s Resolution Tour” Make sure you get your tickets by clicking here before they are sold out. Down below we’ve curated a great playlist of tonights show! Check it out and make sure you follow the bands that are performing live tonight. Lets start this friday with proper bangers and as always! #EnjoyLocalMusic 

DayShell Facebook | Instagram |

Eyes Set To Kill  Facebook | Instagram |

In Urgency  Facebook  | Instagram

Redeem/Revive  Facebook | Instagram

CVLTVRE  Facebook | Instagram 

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FCC votes to disable Net Neutrality, Here’s how you can fight back.

A note from our Editor In Chief David Martinez on today’s FCC vote:
In today’s modern age, digital exposure has become a key aspect for success and exposure for local bands in the local music scene. It is one method of communication that has always been accessible by anyone looking to express themselves and to reach new audiences across the state and the country.  
We here at OCML Digital truly believe that both information and the ability to express yourself online should be easily and readily available. Unfortunately, today we are here to let you know that due to 3-2 vote, the Commission stripped away those neutrality protections. This is not the end of the line. There are several steps that need to be taken. If, net neutrality can’t be saved in the courts, perhaps it can be saved in Congress with the help of both parties. The fight doesn’t stop here; Here are some ways to be involved.
battleforthenet.com
Plus, you can join the ACLU in bringing the fight to Congress here.

Check out Krista Marina’s acoustic session!

Thursdays in OCML mean Acoustic Sessions! Our throwback thursday today, is showcasing a very talented individual with not only great musicianship but also great stage presence. Ladies and gentlemen we bring you Krista Marina.
Raised in a cultural household, Krista developed an ear for dynamic vocals and appealing melodies. As soon as she discovered songwriting, Krista began taking music more seriously.

At age 14, she joined a band with close friends with whom she fostered her art and performed countless gigs for five years. Lead singer, keyboardist, and cajon player of the group, Krista performed at notable venues, such as the Troubadour and the Viper Room. Meanwhile, at Huntington Beach High School, Krista was a part of the Music Media Entertainment Technology program of the Academy for the Performing Arts (APA MMET) through which she cultivated her songwriting and performing skills, and discovered her interest in production.

In June of 2016, Krista released her debut EP, “Bittersweet,” which she wrote and co-produced. The following November, she collaborated with producer Arc North to create “Meant To Be,” a single she both sang and co-wrote. Krista continues to write for herself and other artists, lend her voice to collaborations, play shows, and immerse herself in various pockets of music. Although Krista’s music stretches across genres, there is a certain intangible element about it that signifies a Krista Marina-type style that sets her apart from the rest.

Make sure you follow Krista Marina on Facebook | Instagram | Website