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Taking Flight

Futurebirds’ country-indie rock reaches new heights In the contemporary indie rock world, it can be difficult to find bands with country leanings that don’t fall entirely into the country genre. However, Futurebirds from At...


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Jay Kasai

CITY OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino. KINDRED SPIRITS: Lupe Fiasco, Drake, The Internet and Tyler The Creator. RECENT RELEASES: God’s Complex (July, 2013). WEBSITES:  www.jaykasai.bandcamp.com; www.twitter.com/jaykasai. FREQUENTS:...


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Turning Heads

The Lovely Bad Things has only good things to offer frenzied IE crowds As Southern California’s underground rock scene, much like the rest of the state, goes through something of a renaissance with dozens upon dozens of bands...



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Mildura

MEMBERS: Nick Giunta (guitar/vocals), Darin Meyer (drums/vocals) and Toby Solorzano (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Upland and Claremont. KINDERED SPIRITS: Billy Corgan, Chris Conley and Jim Adkins. RECENT RELEASES: At the Feet of Gi...


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Electro-Awesome

Your Spring 2014 KSPC Musical Survival Guide For us here at KSPC listening to music is basically our job, but like a really fun job that’s super cool and rewarding because we get to find music we love and share…


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Stevie Dub

MEMBERS: Stevie Dub (hip-hop artist/producer/songwriter/engineer). CITIES OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino. KINDRED SPIRITS: Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamrar and Lil Wayne. RECENT RELEASES: My Black Side (Nov. 2013) WEBSITES: facebook.com/st...



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Sweet Emotion

Islands has plenty of variety in its quirky and hypnotic sound With 2014 only having just begun, leave it to Canadian indie rockers, Islands, to hit the ground running into the New Year. Starting on January 16th at Pappy &&...


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EDGAR SOSA

MEMBERS:  Edgar Sosa. CITY OF ORIGIN: Fontana. KINDERED SPIRITS: Celphi, Lz$, Stevie Crooks and Snazz Gordy. RECENT RELEASES: The Epidemic (Jan. 2012). WEBSITES: www.edgarsosa.bandcamp.com and www.twitter.com/edgarsosa909. FRE...


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The Lost Years

Members: Joey Reynoso, Nigel Hamblin. Cities of Origin: Riverside. Kindred spirits: The Velvet Underground, Hole, Nirvana and Sonic Youth. Websites: www.facebook.com/thelostyears. Frequents: Back to the Grind (Riverside), Worth...



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FAR FROM FOLK

Young Dubliners pleases its fans with both Irish and rock tunes Many people out there might be surprised that a band called the Young Dubliners actually have their beginnings and roots in Los Angeles, although there’s a lot a...


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THE GROWTH OF EDM

Zeds Dead is the leading future of dubstep As 2013 draws to a close, it’s apparent that electronic dance music has continued its meteoric rise throughout the year, making it harder and harder for its detractors to deny that t...


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Ghosts in Pocket

MEMBERS: Keith Richard Beshwate (vocals/guitar/keyboard), Zach Mullen (guitars), Nick Hartman (bass) and Chris Pulley (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDERED SPIRITS: Elliott Smith and The National. RECENT RELEASES: Shad...



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Knock-Out

MEMBERS: Jared Palazzolo (vocals/guitar), Austin Philips (bass) and Hoss Scholz (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDERED SPIRITS: Rancid, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Vandals, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Expendables. R...


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A VERY METAL CHRISTMAS

Deathcore band Winds Of Plague and a performance you’ll never forget If the Inland Empire has appeared darker than usual lately, shadows growing longer, streetlights seeming dimmer, it’s probably just the dusky atmosphere s...


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Miss Chief

MEMBERS: Melissa Leora a.k.a Miss Chief (singer/songwriter) CITIES OF ORIGIN: Redlands KINDERED SPIRITS: Selena, Christina Aguilar, Strokes, Fiona Apple, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Donna Summer and ESG. RECENT RELEASES: I&#...



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Punk Rock Roller Coaster

Bleached guarantees one awesome ride  When beloved L.A. punk rockers, Mika Miko, called it quits almost exactly four years ago, many in Southern California were heartbroken. The band’s shows were some of the most wild and el...


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Inner Prisms

MEMBERS: Gerald Penilla (lead vocals/guitar), Ruben Ruvalcaba (lead bass/vocals/saxophone), Sam Marsey (lead guitar/vocals/harmonica), Nico Miles (lead percussion/fresh kicks), Kurtis Jones (lead keys) and Makaila Elson (lead v...


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BRING THE HEAT

Cambodian rock steps up its game with Dengue Fever The term “melting pot” gets thrown around a lot these days, especially as more contemporary acts embrace a variety of influence and styles. However, none may exemplify or d...



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SUIT-UP

Suit-up with heroes from the electronic dance band Adventure Club With the world of electronic dance music experiencing an international renaissance unseen since the mid-90s, trying to find the truly exceptional acts can be a d...


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Ascension

MEMBERS: Kyle Hudson (lead vocals/guitar), Anthony Necerato (drums), Zach Dismukes (lead guitar) and Tim Chafin (backing vocals/bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Murrieta. KINDERED SPIRITS: Foo Fighters, MUSE, Queens of the Stone Age, S...


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LOCALS ONLY: Science Fiction Theater

Rancho Cucamonga’s Science Fiction Theater (SFT) released an album that sums its music up quite perfectly, while its title, The Happy Sadness, delivers the punch line of the band’s 60s pop song writing. The album’s melanc...



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EL ROBO

MEMBERS: Ryan Moore (guitar/vocals), Phil Small (drums/percussion), Demetri Wyman (bass) and Mando Davis (turntables). CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDRED SPIRITS: Cru Jones, The Rad Team, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, ...


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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

Maps & Atlases’ Dave Davison, under the name Casts Spells, has created an enchanting solo album Over the last several years, Dave Davison has been a busy man.  In between recording two EPs and two LPs, all to much critic...


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LOCALS ONLY: Cass McCombs

Bring yourself in and take yourself back out over and over again. That’s the way Cass McCombs, the singular-songwriter with a background known for his nomadic and drifter lifestyle, would want you to listen to his new collect...



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Crilly Fam

MEMBERS: Cam Gnarly (aka €RiLL¥ Cam Gnar), DCxDCxDC (aka €RiLL¥ Threezy), JaimetheJedi (aka €RiLL¥ NΔ€Ø), Aaron Maes (aka €RiLL¥ Maes), LA Mckay (aka Darth €RiLL¥) and Preme Beats (producer). CITIES OF ORIGIN...


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THE MEANING OF ROCK

Motion City Soundtrack imitating its favorite artists “badly” is definitely a good thing Motion City Soundtrack, which is slated to appear at the Fox Theater Pomona on November 16, may have picked the absolute best album ti...


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LOCALS ONLY: Mansions on the Moon

A mix between big electric drums being slammed together and chamber vocal harmonies taken from any M83 song, is the best way to describe “Full Moon”–the first track off of the LA-based electro-pop band Mansions on the Moo...



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Me and The City

Members: David Matus (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Tim Alvarez (Electric Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals) and Taylor Garcia (Drums/Percussion/Vocals). Cities of Origin:  Lake Elsinore, Corona and Glendora. Kindred Spirits: John Mayer, Da...