For this inaugural Rude and Crude Fest, classic cars are paired up with ska and rockabilly music. So simple, we wish we’d thought of it! Hosted by Latina Vamp, CEO of Pink Mink Mafia (purveyors of the fashionable Latino-rockabilly-gangsta lifestyle), the flavor of classic Southern California ska will be present and accounted for, care of reggae, punk and dancehall tunes from the Skeletones. The lineup also features the neo-ska stylings of up-and-comers Half Past Two. But don’t miss the night’s highlight: The Phenomenauts, a highly energetic rockabilly/punk/surf band purportedly “from the future.” Their show features homemade “Phenoma-gadgets,” which include a wireless theremin that bleeps out sounds straight from a Star Trek episode, and a Streamerator, Smokearator and Fogarator, devices which blast of tissue paper, smoke and fog—in that order. (Car lovers, please note: The band may even showcase their Phenoma-vehicles—automobiles that are decorated with electronic gadgets from the late 20th century such as remote controls, stereo components, and motherboards of defunct computers). Get your ska-lovin‘ spacesuits on. (Lilledeshan Bose)
Rude and Crude Ska and Rockabilly Fest featuring The Phenomenauts, The Skeletones and others at The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us, www.myspace.com/blockabilly. Sun, Dec. 6. Doors open 11AM. $20 adv, $25 door. All ages.