Monday, April 11, 2011

Upcoming concerts: Michael Ubaldini, Meat Puppets, FISHFEST 2011

Michael Ubaldini will perform at Pepperland Music in Orange on Record Store Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

With the arrival of Record Store Day (RSD) on Saturday, April 16, music fans should plan on visiting their favorite music shop to nab one-day exclusives with limited edition LPs, 45's and cd's. Pepperland Music in the city of Orange, CA will have an added attraction to get music lovers through the front door; Americana singer-songwriter Michael Ubaldini will perform at the store at 1 p.m. The Fountain Valley-based artist will be here in honor of RSD and to support his new album, Last of the Honky Tonks by Michael and the Lonesome Playboys. Ubaldini will be selling and signing copies of his new album, which won't be available officially until later this month. Michael has won many well-deserved awards including several for the Orange County Music Awards.
Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin Avenue, Orange, CA, will be celebrating RSD from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
For more information, click here to be taken to the Pepperland Music Web site.
Speaking of Ubaldini's upcoming free performance this weekend, here are some other concert notes that have landed in my inbox in recent days.

Legendary rock trio Meat Puppets announce spring and summer tour dates supporting the relese of their 13th LP, Lollipop -
out April 12, 2011 on Megaforce Records - including a run of dates with Slightly Stoopid!

Produced by band leader Curt Kirwood, and recorded at Spoon's HiFi Studio in Austin Lollipop features the indelible Kirkwood brothers back at work and back at play on 12 powerful new original cuts. Readers here in Orange County will want to note the band is scheduled to perform at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on June 15.

For more information, including all of the group's tour dates, visit

FISHFEST 2011 to Benefit Free Wheelchair Mission

Top Christian Music Artists MercyMe and Third Day to Co-Headline Daylong Festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 25th

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY - 95.9 FM KFSH Radio today announced that top Christian music artists and American Music Award winners MercyMe and Third Day will co-headline the 2011 FISHFEST to benefit Free Wheelchair Mission. The 10th annual FISHFEST day long festival features three stages of music with the David Crowder Band, and Tenth Avenue North on the main stage. OC Supertones will headline the alternative rock festival stage featuring John Mark McMillian, Jake Hamilton, and Jamie Grace. Local artist Jana Alayra will star on the children's music stage. The 2011 FISHFEST to benefit Free Wheelchair Mission will take place Saturday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.

"We are excited to celebrate our tenth FISHFEST anniversary, this event is the highlight of our year," said Chuck Tyler, Director of Programming, KFSH-FM Radio. "Having both MercyMe and Third Day headlining the festival, with the David Crowder Band and Tenth Avenue North on our main stage, we're pulling out all the stops to make this year's show is the best one yet."

Since their debut in 2001, Grammy nominated American Music Award Winner MercyMe has sold over 6 million CD's and DVD's, while being one of few Contemporary Christian music groups to have had all of their recordings certified Gold or Platinum, as well as garner 23 No.1 multi-format Christian radio singles.Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day garnered 25 No. 1 singles across multiple formats including Grammy nominated, American Music Award and Grammy and Dove Awards.

More than 15,000 Fish fans are expected to attend this year's event making FISHFEST a sell-out for the third year in a row. Fish fans will also enjoy meet and greets with many of the performers plus Fish personalities Bob Shaw, Lara Scott, Big Wave Dave, Bruce Barker, and Jim Governale. There will also be a kid's activity area, with bounce houses, and lots of food booths all in a fun festival style setting.

FISHFEST fans can listen to win tickets on 95.9 The Fish KFSH-FM during giveaways starting on April 11th. A special online pre-sale for tickets takes place starting April 14th, details on the pre-sale can be found at Tickets go on sale to the general public, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater box office, and starting at 12:00 p.m. online at

For more information about 95.9 FM KFSH, please go to

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