This band isn’t based on the epic stories of Boba Fett and his jetpack (or other various uses of science-fiction laser guns for that matter) but you won’t be dissapointed by it’s indie rock sound. The result is that of’80s style synthesizers. The result? A pretty sweet sounding band inspired by bands like Minus the Bear, Muse and
7pm. Hip Kitty Jazz And Fondue, 502 W. 1st St., Claremont, (909) 447-6700; www.hipkittyjazz.com.
Don’t let the name fool you, Hobo Jazz is no bum when it comes to music. It may sound lazy, but it plays a classic blend of instantly recognizable sounds that you don’t get to hear on an everyday basis. By blending roots music and original pre-war soul, you will get transported to a different time in one of the coolest music stores around.
7:30pm. Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont, (909) 624-2928; www.folkmusiccenter.com.
Everyone likes to go out and catch a live show because it’s a great way to pass the time for any evening. Instead of just going out, this time you can do much more by actually helping out. Mike Jager’s Rock the Cause cure for cancer benefit show is something that more than likely strikes a chord with all of us. It’s hard to find a person out there that doesn’t know someone that is affected by the deadly disease. Whether it’s a brother, a parent, an aunt, a friend or a friend of a friend’s family member; we are all affected in some way by it. The cure is hard to find because cancer can exist in so many different forms, but every bit of research money helps. All you have to do to lend a hand this time is listen to live local music that has a little bit of something for everyone. Get educated by the Educators as it reaches into the vault to bring the classic rock hits back to life. Grand Scovell ups the energy with punk and 3 Way Ricochet shows how slick-backed rockabilly does it. Slivir and Voting with Bullets provide nothing but hard rock and hard core while Tonight Shall Rise headlines. Its alternative music is lead by female vocalist Tink who plans on really bringing the magic. In addition to the music, there will be DJ song requests, raffle tickets and snow-cones to also raise money for the American Cancer Society. This event is 21 and over, so make sure to raise your glass at the bar in the honor and memory of those affected by cancer.
3pm. $7. Froggee’s Cocktail Lounge, 21820 Outer Hwy. 18 N., Apple Valley, (760) 245-3436.
The 7th Annual Lake Gregory Dragon Boat Races will be taking place in Crestline. The 40-feet boats are part of a traditional Chinese sport that has been revived in Southern California. Come and check out the exciting races of teams of 12 racing on Lake Gregory. No doubt you’ll also be excited to hear that Saturday will also feature a breast-cancer survivor ceremony before the races.
Begins on Sat, Aug. 17. Lake Gregory Regional Park, South Beach, 24171 Lake Dr., Crestline; www.lgdragonboat.org.
Nothing can get you through the weekly sickness of the Monday blues—unless you keep motivated and look forward to one hell of a night! Get Monday night started on the right foot, or both feet, as DJ Salazam brings life into the first day of the week with the likes of trance hop, downtempo and many more electrifying beats.
Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com.
“You aint cool until you pee your pants” is the motto for funnyman Mike Cano. He grew up as a self-proclaimed class clown that became a single father at the young age of 16 and uses his experiences as a single parent in his stand-up. Among other greatjokes, it’s safe to say that you’ll be very “cool” before the show is done.
8pm. $12. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) will be presenting “Ceramic Biennial 2013,” a community fundraiser and exhibition that will be featuring guest artist Karen Sullivan. The exhibition takes place every other year and will feature the works of local artists that have supported AMOCA over the years and will be judged by Patrick Crab, a ceramics professor at Santa Ana College.
Thru Sep. 29. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12pm-5pm. American Museum Of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, (909) 865-3146; www.ceramicmuseum.org.