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On Being Human

MEMBERS: Travis Baker  (vocals/guitar), Gustin Flaig (drums), Beau Trembly (bass/synth), Greg Lesondak (guitar) and Greg Johnson (guitar). CITY OF ORIGIN: Murrieta. KINDERED SPIRITS: Radiohead, Muse, Thrice, Offspring, Linkin ...


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Meanwhile

This goes without even needing to be said, but in the realm of music, there are songwriters, composers, producers and beat-masters that help to create what we hear as pure genius. They are not always the front man or the…


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Porcelain Pistols

MEMBERS: eVee Musgrave (vocals/keyboards), Chuy Sandoval (acoustic guitar/electric guitar) and Jaime Molinar (bass/acoustic guitar). CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDRED SPIRITS: “Our musical influences range from rock, punk, m...



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Phantom Thrett

Members: Michael Salvador Adame a.k.a Phantom Thrett. City of origin: Pomona. Kindred Spirits: D’Angelo, Pharoahe Monch and Thundercat. Recent Releases: Loose Leaves, Happy December. Websites: www.facebook.com/9inezer0,...


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Gypsies & Judges

MEMBERS: Chloe Keedy (vocals, trombone), Nate Guzé (bass), Jeremy “Max” Castillo (guitar, mandolin) and Eric Hyman (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga, San Francisco and the greater Los Angeles area. KINDERED SPIRI...


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Arity

MEMBERS: Nichole Macias (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) Albert Burrola (guitar/background vocals), Anthony Burrola (guitar), Chris Hunter (drums/background vocals) and Shawn Hernandez (bass guitar). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Alhambra, Clar...



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Pococurante

MEMBERS: Eric Hyman (drums), Hovig Sarkissian (lead guitar), Stephen Fong (rhythm guitar/lead vocals) and Nate Guzé (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: “[We all] came down to Riverside for school and that’s where Pococurante was ...


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Lights and the Windows

MEMBERS: Stefan Ross (vocals/keys/guitar), Devin Stannard (guitar/keys/MIDI sequencing), Brian Lewis (guitar/keys/MIDI sequencing), Austin Wallace (bass/loops) and Isaac Arias (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Chino and Ontario. KINDR...


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J. Grizz

MEMBERS: John “J. Grizz” Piscopo (lead vocals/guitar), Michael Shanks (keyboards), Rob McElwaine (drums) and Steve Vandemon (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: La Verne, Claremont and Whittier. KINDERED SPIRITS: Grateful Dead, Sublim...



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Lil’ A and the Allnighters

Members: Alex “Lil. A” Woodson (harmonica, vocals), Anthony “AC” Contreras (guitar), Bill Bates (guitar), Kenny Huff (bass) and A.J. Martel (drums). Cities of Origin:  Ontario and Pomona. Kindred Spirits / Influences:...


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The Blackout Experiment

  MEMBERS: Ryan Yeager (guitar), Brodie Johnson (bass), Jeff Stewart (drums) and Chris West (vocals). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside KINDRED SPIRITS: “All the members listen to different stuff which brings a unique sound, but i...


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The Shadow Principle

MEMBERS: Reza Moosavi (guitar), David Tomkins (bass/vocals) and Kurt Berens (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Upland. KINDRED SPIRITS: “We are always individually listening to and being inspired by different artists and genres, whic...



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SLANDERUS

MEMBERS: Jason Kennedy (guitar, back-up vocals), Nathanil Tabor (drums) and Allen Alamillo (lead vocals, keyboard). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Ontario and Avenal, CA. KINDERED SPIRITS: Dream Theater, Machine Head, System of a Down, Iron...


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Carbon Atlas

MEMBERS: Aaron Hauck (guitar, vocals), Eric Strege (bass, vocals) and Ryan Sarehkhani (drums) CITIES OF ORIGIN: Livermore, Palm Springs and Walnut KINDRED SPIRITS: The Protomen, Apollo 18, Circa Survive, Thrice (Alchemy Index e...


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Ultra Gash Inferno

MEMBERS: Ultra Gash Inferno CITIES OF ORIGIN: Palm Springs. KINDERED SPIRITS: Franz Liszt, George Frideric Handel and Richard Wagner. RECENT RELEASES: Mental/Physical (Feb. 2013) WEBSITES: ultragashinferno.bandcamp.com. FREQUEN...



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The Rare

MEMBERS: Nicho Searls (vocals/guitar), Myke Akers (bass) and Patrick Brown (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Apple Valley and Orange County KINDRED SPIRITS: “That’s a hard question because we pull from so many different styles but...


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Curtiss King

CITY OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino KINDERED SPIRITS: “It’s a tie between three, I’d say. Because my introduction to music wasn’t necessarily through hip-hop. It was really through R&B: Sade, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. ...


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Quitapenas

MEMBERS: John D (Accordion, Percussion, Ukulele), Dany Choco Gomez (Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele), Toto Chavez (Sax, Vocals, Percussion, Ukulele), Oskar Rivas (Bass, Guitarron, backup vocals), Mark Villela (Guacharaca y Guache, back...



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Write Our World

MEMBERS: Ezra Echt (vocals), James Osyris (lead guitar), Thinzar Pyre (rhythm guitar), Eddy Medrano (bass) and Garrick William (Drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Pomona, Walnut, Upland, Colton and San Bernardino (respectively). KINDRED...


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Mad n Mack

MEMBERS: Madison Marie (vocals), Mackenzie Paige (vocals), Dylan Roy (drums), John Minn (guitar), Nick Hall (guitar) and Jaime Martinez (bass.) CITY OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga KINDRED SPIRITS: “Our influences include (but ar...


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Noise of Rumors

MEMBERS: Cyn Electric (vocals/rhythm guitar), Joey Raum (drums) and Danny Balboa (lead guitar). CITIES OF ORIGIN: “We’re from Ontario and Rancho. Our drummer is from Maryland, but moved to Montclair a few years back.” K...



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Castle Pines

MEMBERS: Jesse Briseño (bass), Nick Barrientos (lead guitar), Sterling Fairfield (drums) and Leandro Barrientos (vocals/rhythm guitar).CITY OF ORIGIN: Corona. KINDRED SPIRITS: “Wilco, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacke...


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Tangerine Smile

Members: Patrick Wall (guitar, vocals), Lauren Quon (piano). City of Origin: Pomona. Kindred Spirits: Patrick Wall: The Avett Brothers, Kevin Devine, Brand New, The Frames, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice. Lauren Quon: ’90s pop roc...


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Cougrzz Rock!

MEMBERS: Grace Richardson (lead vocals), Roseann Aldrete (lead guitar), Shelly Cory (keyboards), Jeannette Jacques (bass guitar) and Chrissy Marquez (vocals/percussion). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Corona. KINDRED SPIRITS: “Janet Jacks...



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The Calicos

MEMBERS: Garyadam Neuharth (guitar/vocals), Ry Sarmiento (drums/percussion) and Shaina Turian (keyboard/guitar/vocals). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Redlands and Los Angeles KINDRED SPIRITS: Neuharth: “Loud music, quiet music and everyt...


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Xplicit

MEMBERS: Xplicit CITIES OF ORIGIN: Lake Elsinore (E-Town) KINDRED SPIRITS: “Old school West Coast rap. Stuff like Warren G, Brotha Lynch Hung, NWA, Ice Cube . . .” RECENT RELEASES: Cartunez Volume 2 (June 2009). “The alb...


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Half & Half

MEMBERS: Alex Watkins (vocals/saxophone), Lucille Roseanne (harmonies/keys), Ben Purper (lead guitar), Aric Perez (bass) and Harrison Fakas (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: “We all met at Redlands East Valley High School and formed...



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SOCIETY FALLS

MEMBERS: Brenda Cabral (vocals/guitar), Adrian Rico (drums/guitar), Aaron Christopher (bass/guitar) and Aaron Alexander (guitar). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Chino Hills. KINDRED SPIRITS: The Pixies, AFI, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sa...