OCML Top5 | #EnjoyLocalMusic

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Season 2 of the OCML Top5 where we showcase the best tracks this week in the local music scene. The list was curated by the Editor in Chief of the OCML Digital Network Dave and edited by DJ Ear. Showcased this week are the following great bands and their tracks. Make sure to like and share this!

#5 Autumn Rove- Shiver


Alternative band from Peoria, IL

Band Members: Courtney Richmond, Derick Kapteina, Harlow Prentice

Check out their website www.autumnrove.com or Facebook




#4 Ian Brown- Hand & Hearted

Hardrock Band from New York

Audio Engineer/ Singer Songwriter/ Frontman

Check out his work at  http://ianbrown13.wixsite.com/ianbrownmusic

and his Facebook



#3 Reinventing your Exit- Erase

Progressive/Experimental Rock Band from Anaheim Ca.

Band members include: Michelle Molina || Richi Molina || Jonathan Bareford || Noe Guillen

Follow their instagram and check out their Facebook




#2 Chrysalis- Borrowing Distance

Rock/Metal/Experimental Band from Barstow Ca.

Band Members Include:Yessi Burton – Vocals, Gabe Julian – Guitars,

Gabe Gallego – Guitar, Jared Sturgis – Bass, Billy Norris – Drums

Check out their Facebook and their website at www.ChrysalisBand.com



#1 The Sugar- Beggin’ Please

Rock n Roll Band from Orange County Ca.

Band members include: Cole Blackamore – Vocals/Guitar
Tony Crosley – Drums

Check out their Facebook and their Bandcamp



Check out this episode and more great content at www.ocml.us and as always #EnjoyLocalMusic


Why is Mental Health so Important?

People often times tend to get stuck in their own head. So, why is no one talking about it? Easy answer, they’re all afraid to talk about their insecurities. Well, it’s time to start breaking down the stigma that you’re weak to talk about what’s going on inside of your head. It’s actually the opposite. It makes you strong. 

I’ve struggled with more than my fair share of depression, anxiety & overall self doubt over the years, and I know the hell that so many of us create in our own heads. I’m sure you know this next line already; You are not alone. 
Over the last few weeks, I’ve watched way too much negative come from these insecurities in others. I’ve seen people leave too early, people dying in the streets & kids laughing at someone who drown. If these aren’t enough to start this conversation, what will it take? Will we ever start taking mental health seriously?
Social media amplifies the negatives and suffocates the positive. Part of writing this article, for me, is to make positivity louder. Even when everything seems to be falling around you, taking a second to really let yourself feel what you usually avoid can really enhance your perspective. Every person on this planet has had self doubt. Everyone has insecurities. When you hide from these, you’re only prolonging how long you’re going to keep letting those insecurities whisper in your ears. 
To thine own self be true. 
You and I are both fucked up. Let’s talk about it and not doing anything rash, okay? Okay. 

Podcast Ep.#40 Breaking the Norm.

Welcome to episode #40 and in this episode the team ( John Safari, Kevin Martin, Dave and Savion) talk about the importance of knowing how things work in the local music scene. Having some sort of knowledge of what goes down when booking shows. The importance of befriending and working alongside bands that are in the same genre and style. A glance on proper online branding and promotions. New episodes every Monday! Click here to subscribe.

BREAKING NEWS | Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

Police sources have notified that the singer has hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A County. His body was discovered just before 9am. Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years and has considered suicide due to being abused as a child.
May he Rest In Peace, his music and art will live forever in our minds and hearts.

Here is some of his music to remember him by:


If you have suicide thoughts reach out please call the national suicide prevention line 1800 273-8255 
24/7 someone will listen to you. Your Life is too precious!

Check out this website for more information on suicide or if you need help AFSP | Find Support Page
You can also get info via twitter by checking out the LifeLine Website

How to Identify & Help Those at Risk of Suicide | OCML AFSP Benefit Show

5 ways to identify those in risk. 

1. Clinical depression — deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating

2. Having a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights

3. Losing interest in things one used to care about

4. Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless

5. Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm and or appearing happy.

3 Things You Can Do To Help Those At Risk

1. Be attentive to the signals listed above and be aware of the mental and emotional states of those around you.

2. If someone you know appears depressed and contemplating suicide, take that person seriously. Listen to what they have to say.

3. Listen to them attentively and do not try to argue with them. Recommend that they seek a mental health professional.


Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and it costs 51 billion Dollars annually. Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women. OCML and AFSP are joining together this week to bring into light some of the facts and statistics about suicide and also lead into the weekend with a benefit show for this cause. We hope you learn a little bit more about this topic and see you at the benefit show this weekend with a friend or a loved one.

Learn more about this topic by clicking here AFSP.com 
Learn more about the Benefit Show by clicking here OCML/ASPC Benefit Show