The New Year is all about “out with the old, in with the new” and what better way to kick it off than with a swingin‘ time at the Fox Pomona. The Royal Crown Revue provides a fresh take on the swing scene with dynamic roots in different genres and eclectic sounds. The energetic crew made a big screen debut in the 1994 film The Mask, with the hit song “Hey Pachuco” where the band’s “infectious jungle grooves and shout chorus” captivated viewers and made swing music a thing of the present. With big band sounds like Deke Dickerson & The Echo-Fonics, the beautiful and charming voice of Vicky Tafoya, and U.K. cover sensation The Big Beat, the Fox crowd will be shagging and jiving ’til the New Year rings in. The swing revival has been going strong since the early ’90s and the Royal Crown Revue is said to be inspiration for the 1996 film Swingers with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. Their sound brilliantly juxtaposes of rock guitar, jazz sax and trumpet, the rhythm of upright bass and drums and the sultry vocals from lead man Eddie Nichols and tenor Mando Dorame. The result: an electric and lively flow of frisky beats. The show is a guaranteed good ol‘ fashioned, down and dirty time!
The Royal Crown Revue with others at the Fox Theater Pomona, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, www.foxpomona.com, www.rcr.com. Thurs, Dec. 31. Doors open 7PM. $30 advance, $34 door. All ages.