OCML Artist Spotlight: Papermoon Gypsys

Lexi G has returned to the Papermoon Gypsys and they are back on and a rockin! In this episode, they talk about where their band name came from, finding a surprise in a rental car in Hawaii, Rocking rooms from 2 to 2000 people and the overall experience of love in their music.
You can find al the info and tour dates at www.papermoongypsy.com


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“Ghost”- JAMZ INK

JAMZ INK is a new alternative rock band from Huntington Beach. They have been together since June 2016, and are only looking up! Experimenting with psychedelic tones and modern age themes, they have been able to create a new, fresh sound for 2017.

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“The Dream”- Porcelain Hill

You cannot stop a dreamer, especially when that dreamer has ambition and drive! Porcelain Hill uses classic rock roots to express timeless topics. Featuring hard guitar riffs, groovy bass lines, and a solid drum line; Porcelain Hill keeps not only the dream alive, but rock-n-roll, too! However, they are on the SEARCH for a NEW BASS PLAYER! If you want to live out the dream like a real rock star, message them on facebook.

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“Opus”- Hoity-Toity

Los Angeles look out! Hoity-Toity is a 4 piece all-girl rock band with power chords, drums, and vocals! They started back in 2014, and have now hit venues such as The Whiskey A go-go, and stages at Van’s Warped Tour!

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“Triumphant”- Clemmie Williams (Feat. Karlton Phresh)

Keep your head up and your chest out. Clemmie Williams and Karlton Phresh deliver an Anthem of Champions- an anthem for those of us who made it despite the world being against you. Coming from the streets to now touring those cities, Clemmie is a self-made man. The only way he see’s himself going now: is up!

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“Blank Canvas”- Chameleon Technology

At the end of the day, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Rather it be a good reason or not, the only one responsible for ourselves is, well, us. Chameleon Technology knows self-discipline very well, escpecially since they are actually only one person! Max Histrionic is from Costa Mesa, and he is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and drummer for Chameleon Technology. A one man show who really stands out!

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“Everybody Calls You a Dreamer” by The Grinns

Mission Viejo based rock band from SoCal with a defined sound and strong riffs and lyrics. The Grinns always have shows around Orange County to keep a close residency, and a close connection with their fans! Great message and great sound!

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“Red Light Fever” by Motions

Determination. Only being together since May 2016, Motions is a perfect example of what time and hard work can do to a band in just a few months. Find them at the 4th Street Market in Santa Ana on January 29th doing a special acoustic set! Keep an eye out for their EP in 2017!

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“Exxxtra” by Eddy Rotten

For any hip hop artist it is hard to find a style that is as distinct as Eddy Rotten has made for himself. Sampling the guitar riff from Chinese Takeaway by the Addicts, and mixing it with hard hitting bass and synths, Eddy Rotten definitely has made a sound for himself. Him and the other artists from Konsept make sure all of their tracks are delivered perfectly before release

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“Day or Life” by Nothingerz

The dynamic duo. Nothingerz are a two piece band from LA who revive grunge rock roots with a modern twist. Keep an eye for their new album to be released later 2017.

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“Patchwork” by Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actress will be playing at their album release party at Chain Reaction on February 11th! These guys make sure they always have a show available for their fans, and keep consistent on social media and content.

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5 Ways to Build Your Scene While Playing a Show

5 Ways to Build Your Scene While Playing a Show

1. Get to the show before the first band goes, load in and support their set. You want them to stick around for yours, right?

2. Load out and get back inside the venue to support the other bands. The scene is only as strong as we make it. If you don’t support each other, why would anyone else?

3. Encourage your fans/friends to stay and watch the other bands with you after your set. The other bands brought people to watch you as well. After all, they paid to get in. Get their money’s worth!

4. Mingle with the other bands, become friends, buy merch from touring acts and help the promoter create the fun environment that people want to be a part of. Support starts from within.

5. Stay until the last band is done with their set. We all have day jobs and have to wake up early. This is Rock n Roll, you have to be able to stay up late.

In closing, if all the bands were at the show from beginning to end, it would keep the other people there to watch more of the bands. We are all working our ways up, and we will all get there faster if we work together. Shed the ego at the door and support the other bands in the scene.

-John Safari