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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...


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Kid Gramophone

MEMBERS: Dave Canlas (guitar), Michael Hobbs (drums), Izzy Mendez (guitar/vocals) and Tim Hergert (bass). CITY OF ORIGIN: Loma Linda. KINDERED SPIRITS:  Satoshi Kon, Larry David, Eddie Huang and Cantinflas. RECENT RELEASES: Th...


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West of Mainstream

MEMBERS: Leo Hernandez (vocals), Jose Villalvoza (bass), Luis Lopez (guitar), Nick Sandoval (drums) and Dominick Sanchez (DJ). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Mira Loma KINDERED SPIRITS: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Red Hot Chi...



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Say True

MEMBERS: Donavan Foy (singer/songwriter), Gabe Rodriguez (guitar), Brandon Lancaster (guitar), Judcody Limon (bass) and Taylor Garcia (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Ontario, Upland and Corona. KINDERED SPIRITS: “There are too man...


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Bodegas

Bodegas Members: Chris Swanson (guitar/lead vocals), Angel Aldana (bass/vocals) and George Pantoja (drums). Cities of Origin: Baldwin Park, Covina and Pomona. Kindred Spirits: Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Bob Marley. Websites: www.b...


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What Hands Are For

Members: Daniel Baeza (vocals), Jonathan Gilcrest (bass/backing vocals), Kenny Gilcrest (guitar), AJ Salazar (drums) and Tino Baldenegro (guitar). Cities of Origin: San Bernardino Kindred Spirits: Refused, At the Drive In, Muse...



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Still Not Dead

MEMBERS: Krypto (guitar), Bones (drums), Slink (bass), Psycho (hype-man) and Ram (lead vocals). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside, Fontana and Ontario. KINDRED SPIRITS: System of a Down, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Slipknot, HED PE and Tec...


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Crystal and the Cutthroats

MEMBERS: Crystal Lee (vocals), David Lucas (guitar), Chris Rivera (bass) and Cesar Castro (drums). CITY OF ORIGIN: Corona. KINDERED SPIRITS: Wanda Jackson, The Cramps, Little Richard, The Clash, X and Nick Curran. WEBSITES: www...


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GrooveSession

Members: Manny Sanchez (drums/percussion/lead vocals), Sarven Manguiat (guitars/keyboards/vocals) and Ronnie Sanchez (bass/vocals) Cities of origin: Ontario and Montclair. Kindred Spirits: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Duke Ellington...



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Raptors

MEMBERS: Ike de la Torre (vocals), Casey Goldberg (guitar), Marc Polanco (guitar), Drew Smith (bass) and Damien de la Torre (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: We are all spread out from Pasadena to San Gabriel and Azusa. KINDERED SPIRI...


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Largemouth Bastards

MEMBERS: Clint Johnson (vocals/acoustic guitar), Brian “Boozehound” Johnson (vocals/guitar), George Vine (upright bass), Richard “Gunshow” Conklin (drums), Matthew Leeroy Morefield (mandolin/four string banjo) and Josh ...


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Slay Squad

Members: Brahim , Keilo, JMO, Super Sega, Tola, Ash and Kid Lite. City of Origin: Rialto. Musicians you’re inspired by: Each other. Recent Releases: Think Less Trap More (2013) Websites: slaysquad.tumblr.com, soundclo...



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DMT

MEMBERS: Jamie Rubel (vocals), Alistar Valadez (bass/vocals), David Valadez (lead guitar), Jason Engols (guitar) and Erick Daniel (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Valencia, Inland Empire and Orange County. KINDRED SPIRITS: “We each...


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Witchaven

MEMBERS: Henry Montoya (guitar/vocals), Frank Daniel Duarte (bass) and Lerby Sanchez (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: “Both [Henry] and Frank are from Pomona. Lerby lives in Hesperia.” KINDERED SPIRITS: “Prominently our main in...


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Crater Creator

MEMBERS: Alberto Munoz Jr. (guitar/vocals), Jesus Perez Jr. (drums) and Louie Aguilar (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Pomona. KINDRED SPIRITS: Bob Dylan, U2, Daft Punk, Saves the Day, Earth, Wind and Fire. RECENT RELEASES: Niños De ...



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The Letdown

MEMBERS: Brandon Millikin (vocals/acoustic guitar), Brady Kerr (piano), Steen Kevett (bass) and Sterling Fairfield (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Corona KINDRED SPIRITS: Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate, Mae and Augustan...