The Best Concerts in OC Dec. 28-Jan. 3

DJ Polyester of The Slop Stomp (courtesy of The Slop Stomp)

Friday, December 28

X, Los Lobos, The Blasters, 8 p.m., $35, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600,  www.observatoryoc.com.

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, 7 p.m., $20, all ages, House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim (714) 778-2583, www.houseofblues.com/anaheim.

Face to Face, 9 p.m., $30, 21+, Marty’s on Newport 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin,  (714) 544-1995, www.martysonnewport.com.

The Slop Stomp 3rd Anniversary, 8 p.m., Free, 21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach,  (562) 434-8292, http://www.alexsbar.com.

Saturday, December 29

Drip Fest with Kazo, Roicire, Dripset, Lil Ramen and more, 5 p.m., $10, all ages, Garden Amp (The Locker Room), 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, (949) 415-8544, gardenamp.com.

Tunnels, Kevlar, These Pilgrims, Lanitarians, 8 p.m., $7, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa (949) 764-0039, www.wayfarercm.com.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, L.A. Witch, 9 p.m., $35, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600,  www.observatoryoc.com.

Ludacris, 8 p.m., $50, all ages, House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim (714) 778-2583, www.houseofblues.com/anaheim.

Hot Snakes, 9 p.m., $26, 21+, Marty’s on Newport 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin,  (714) 544-1995, www.martysonnewport.com.

Fartbarf, Mike Watt & The Secondmen, Audacity, Very Crush, 8 p.m., $10,  21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach,  (562) 434-8292, http://www.alexsbar.com.

Sunday, December 30

Ethan Hulse & The Lowly Spects, Brennan Smiley, 8 p.m., $8, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa (949) 764-0039, www.wayfarercm.com.

Yasiin Bey, 8 p.m., $25, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600,  www.observatoryoc.com.

Long Beach Record Swap, 1 p.m., Free, 21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach,  (562) 434-8292, http://www.alexsbar.com.

Monday, December 31

Sega Genecide, 9 p.m., $15-20, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa (949) 764-0039, www.wayfarercm.com.

Iration, Pacific Dub, Tyrone’s Jacket, Amplive, 8 p.m., $50, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600,  www.observatoryoc.com.

Oh Snap! It’s a ‘90s Hip-Hop Party with special guest Warren G, 8 p.m., $20, 18+, House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim (714) 778-2583, www.houseofblues.com/anaheim.

Ozomatli, 9 p.m., $40-$500, 21+, Marty’s on Newport 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin,  (714) 544-1995, www.martysonnewport.com.

The Bomboras, Throw Rag, 8 p.m, $25-$30, 21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach,  (562) 434-8292, http://www.alexsbar.com.

Tikiyaki Orchestra Jungle Jetsetter’s New Year’s Eve Adventure, 7:45 p.m., $65-$500, 21+,Campus JAX, 3950 Campus Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 261-6270, stellarshows.net.

Wednesday, January 2

Blivet, Adult Beverage, NQQV, This Uni, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa (949) 764-0039, www.wayfarercm.com.

The Grouch & Eligh, 8 p.m., $20, 21+, Marty’s on Newport 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin,  (714) 544-1995, www.martysonnewport.com.

Thursday, January 3

Blueface, 8 p.m., $15-20, all ages, The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600,  www.observatoryoc.com.

Gasolina, 9 p.m., $15, 18+, House of Blues Anaheim, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim (714) 778-2583, www.houseofblues.com/anaheim.

River Ratts, 8 p.m., Free, 21+, Marty’s on Newport 14401 Newport Ave, Tustin,  (714) 544-1995, www.martysonnewport.com.

Twin Seas, Chola Orange, The Kid Chocolate Band, The Charities, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach,  (562) 434-8292, http://www.alexsbar.com.

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