Rising from the ashes of the veritable crash-and-burn of last month’s Ska in the Park show (with overeager promoters barreling ahead without the right permit in place), the California Street Music Festival is the upcoming musical phoenix for August. Headlining the festival are local ska-punk legends Voodoo Glow Skulls, the bilingual, heavily influential band that us 951 natives hold near and dear to our hearts. Always energetic, with wickedly sharp and socially aware lyrics, VGS remains one of third-wave ska’s eminent acts. While they have over 20 years of fanbase building as well as instrumental and entrepreneurial expansion, the band has loyally stuck around the IE as old, reliable Warped Tour headliners and doing local shows as of late. Also on the roster are longtime VGS friends Tijuana-based Los Kung-Fu Monkeys, the band synonymous with a killer bass. Also playing are indigenous Riversidians Assorted Jellybeans—the band responsible for the creation of Kung Fu Records—and The B-Sharps, a relatively fresh-faced group with hyper-infectious hooks. Rounding out the day are Red Store Bums, Knock-Out and Cellphish. Brave the heat, grab your favorite pair of Vans and grab a friend to get there early to get a prime spot to skank near the front!
California Street Music Festival featuring Voodoo Glow Skulls, Assorted Jellybeans, Red Store Bums and others at The Glasshouse, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.calstreetmusic.com. Sat. Aug. 1. Doors open 4PM. $13 at the door.