We're fairly certain Charles Mansion is used to people doing double takes at the sight of their name, but just let that be an idea of the group's quirky, humorous side. Their live performance show, however, is boisterous and energetic as they combust with fun and lively rock and roll, garage and '90s alt-rock styles included but not limited to their overall sound. Formed in 2008, the group released their greatest album Ready to Kill (an accurate title, as they simply slay at all their shows), then went on a string of great shows in OC and beyond. They've been on a lengthy hiatus and are about ready to return for one final concert, thereby calling it quits afterwards. Come bid this group one final farewell as they turn this into one memorable event.
Sat., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.