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The Best Concerts in OC April 26-May 2

Blink 182 (Credit: Christopher Victorio)

Friday

Anomalie, Rob Araujo, 9 p.m., $15-$65, all ages, The Constellation Room, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Architects, 6:30 p.m., $26.50, all ages, House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; www.houseofblues.com/anaheim [2].

A tribute to James Brown’s Funk Divas, 8 p.m., $10-$12, 21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, (562) 434-8292; www.alexsbar.com [3].

Blaq Audio, 9 p.m., $25-$55, all ages, The Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, www.yosttheater.com [4].

Ex Hex, 9p.m., $17.50, 21+,La Santa, 220 E. 3rd St., Santa Ana, (657) 231-6005, www.lasantaoc.com [5].

Foilage, Cathedra Bells, The Pantones, Lil Jinro, 7 p.m., $10, all ages, Garden Amp (The Locker Room), 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, (949) 415-8544; gardenamp.com.

Ruby Boots, Robert Jon & the Wreck, Moonsville Collective, 8 p.m., $8, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www.wayfarercm.com [6].

Saturday

Back to the Beach featuring Blink 182, The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Goldfinger and more at Huntington State Beach, 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, Sat-Sun. Aug. 27-28, 12 p.m., $39.99-$199.99, all ages, www.backtothebeachfest.com [7]

Haley Reinhart, Joseph Luca, 7:30 p.m., $20-$70, all ages, The Constellation Room, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Kennedy Hollows, Elyzr, Mash, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, La Santa, 220 E. 3rd St., Santa Ana, (657) 231-6005, www.lasantaoc.com [5].

Polyphia (Live), Y2K (DJ set. Featuring Delivery Boys), Umru (DJ set), I The Mighty, Tides of Man, 8 p.m., $18, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Rodney Moon & The Little Dippers, The Barstow Boys, 8 p.m., $8, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www.wayfarercm.com [6].

Skullcrack, 5 p.m., $6.66-$10, all ages, Garden Amp (The Locker Room), 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, (949) 415-8544; gardenamp.com.

Ultra ‘80s Live Experience with Depeche Mode, New Order tribute synth covers, 6 p.m., $10, all ages, Garden Amp, 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, (949) 415-8544; gardenamp.com.

Sunday

Back to the Beach featuring Blink 182, The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Goldfinger and more at Huntington State Beach, 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, Sat-Sun. Aug. 27-28, 12 p.m., $39.99-$199.99, all ages, www.backtothebeachfest.com [7]

TechN9ne, 8 p.m., $35, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Valley Queen, 9 p.m., $12, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Wild Belle, 8 p.m., $15, 21+, La Santa, 220 E. 3rd St., Santa Ana, (657) 231-6005, www.lasantaoc.com [5].

Monday

Ian & Eric Show, 8 p.m., Free, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www.wayfarercm.com [6].

I Prevail, 6:30 p.m., $33, all ages, House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; www.houseofblues.com/anaheim [2].

Tuesday

Chromatics, Desire, In Mirrors, 8 p.m., $33.50, all age, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Wednesday

Baby Bash, MC Magic, Lil Rob, 8 p.m., $25, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].

Ezra Furman, Girl Friday, 8 p.m., $15, 21+, La Santa, 220 E. 3rd St., Santa Ana, (657) 231-6005, www.lasantaoc.com [5].

Thursday, May 2

Breatherrr, Haunted Summer, Very Crush, Koibito, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, (562) 434-8292; www.alexsbar.com [3].

Broncho, Los Mysteriosos, Kevlar, 8 p.m., $15, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www.wayfarercm.com [6].

Bumpin Uglies, 8 p.m., $12, 21+, 21+, La Santa, 220 E. 3rd St., Santa Ana, (657) 231-6005, www.lasantaoc.com [5].

Zara Larsson, Astrid S, 8 p.m., $25, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com [1].