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Assuming We Survive

MEMBERS: Adrian Estrella (vocals), Kris Pasos (drums), Manny Molina (guitar), Phil Adams (guitar) and Joe Lawson (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN Redlands and Rancho Cucamonga. KINDRED SPIRITS: Thrice, Strung Out, Four Year Strong and...


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GATSBY

MEMBERS: Gatsby CITIES OF ORIGIN: “I’m originally from El Monte but I moved to the high desert in the early ’90s. However, where Gatsby was thought out and originated was in San Bernardino, and the IE in general, whic...


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200 WEST

MEMBERS: Jon Pacheco (vocals), Adam Cordova (drums), Greg (bass) and Chris Galarze (vocals/guitar). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana.  KINDRED SPIRITS: “We all listen to everything. We are huge fans of music. M...



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JOE ATMAN

MEMBERS: Joe Atman (piano, vocalist); 50 other musical contributors of various talents. CITY OF ORIGIN: Claremont. KINDRED SPIRITS: Gospel choir, Pink Floyd and Elton John. RECENT RELEASES:  It Took the Village (2012). WEBSIT...


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Twin Oaks

MEMEBERS: Aaron Christopher (guitar, keys, percussions and vocals) and Lauren Brown (lyrics, melodic structure and vocal). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. Currently residing in Upland and Chino. KI...


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Strange Brew

MEMBERS: John Major (piano, vocals, harmonica), Mike Landers (guitar, vocals), Ray Atencio (bass) and Rick Mendieta (drums—“When we feel like we need to rock out”). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Claremont, El Cajon, Highland. KINDRED...



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Townes

MEMBERS: John Schroeder (lyrics), Manuel Gonzales (guitar), Zack Brumett (bass), Roger Miller (drums) and  Lauren McCaffrey (organ). CITY OF ORIGIN: High Desert. INFLUENCES: Felice Brothers. The Band. The Good Life, Raconteur...


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Lost Realities

MEMBERS: Cristoval Simonian (lead vocals/guitar), Juan Cortes (rhythm guitar), Richard Elias (drums) and Juan “Grass” Marquez (bass). CITY OF ORIGIN: Ontario. KINDRED SPIRITS: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Blac...


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Arson & Co.

MEMBERS: Mark-Christopher Pasco (guitar), Arturo Heredia (guitar), Edgar Perez, (bass), Kimberly Marroquin (vocals) and Rey Cabato (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga. KINDRED SPIRITS: The Smiths, Duncan and Shiek, The ...



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The Kyms

MEMBERS: Chrisol Lomeli (vocals), Jose Cruz (guitar), Fabian Marquez (bass) and Melissa Garcia (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Chino and Yorba Linda. KINDRED SPIRITS: “We take most of our inspiration from some progressive, punk an...


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Amanda Castro Band

MEMBERS: Amanda Castro (vocals); Patrick Aranda (piano, trombone), Bill Borjan (drums), Laura Cedillo (bass), Karen Federoff (percussion, drums). CITY OF ORIGIN: Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga. KINDRED SPIRITS: “Cher, Louis Ar...


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Holly Pulliam

Members: Holly Pulliam (songwriting, vocals, guitar). Cities of Origin: Lake Elsinore native; Seattle transplant. Kindred Spirits: “Artistically, I am most influenced by life and relationships, circumstances, events, social i...



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Maria Sweet

Members: Dani Maltzman (vocals, guitar), Travis Nielsen (bass), Joey Noren (drums), Matt Switzer (synths). Cities of Origin: Redlands. Kindred Spirits: “Our influences include but are not limited to: Metric, Tegan and Sara, T...


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The Beard of Zeus

Members: Russell Chase (vocals), Adam Harnetiaux (guitar), Jason Grasso (bass), Tim Kneezle (drums). Cities of Origin: Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and Riverside. Kindred Spirits: Foxy Shazam, AFI, Queen, The Mars Volta, The Red Ho...


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Chixie Dixx

MEMBERS: Stevie Dixx (vocals); Stikki LoHand (drums); Jizzy Borden (guitar); Taylor Stiff (bass). CITIES OR ORIGIN: Hesperia, Corona, Riverside, Upland. KINDRED SPIRITS: “Chixx are our number one influence. We’re a...



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The Shape of the Earth

MEMBERS: Gavin Bascom (vocals, guitar, piano); Kevin Hull (guitar, backup vocals); Chris Petty (bass, backup vocals); Mark Sabens (guitar, keyboard); Dallas Ryan (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Redlands, Costa Mesa. KINDRED SPIRITS:...


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60 East

MEMBERS: 60 East (vocalist). CITY OF ORIGIN: Ontario/Chino. KINDRED SPIRITS: “One of my best friends Paul ‘SpaceGhost’ McAdams (R.I.P.), my older brother Dim Mak, my father (R.I.P.), life and my team,” says 60 E...


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ZenToniC

MEMBERS:  Danny (lead vocals, rhythm, lead guitar); Reuben Cordova (bass, backing vocals); Timothy Hite (lead, rhythm guitar); KeNNyLo (percussion). CITY OF ORIGIN: Pomona, San Bernardino. KINDRED SPIRITS: “We’re ...



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Molly Vamp

MEMBERS: Molly Vamp (guitar, lead vocals); Angie aka Willow (drums). CITY OF ORIGIN: Pomona. KINDRED SPIRITS: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Kiss, Dio, Helloween, Runningwild, Dokken, Ozzy Osbourne/Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, M...


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The New Varsity

MEMBERS: Kyle Feyk-Miney (lead vocals, rhythm guitar); Eric Putnam (lead guitar, backing vocals); Frederick Thomas (bass, backing vocals); Taz Reeves (drums). CITY OF ORIGIN: Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga. KINDRED SPIRITS: “...


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Head Transfer Process

MEMBERS: Bryant Crawford (guitar); Jeremy Jimison (guitar, vocals); Chris O’Rourke (bass, vocals); Pat Lujan (drums); Martin DeBourge (vocals). CITIES OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino, Riverside, Hesperia, Yucaipa. KINDRED SPIRI...



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Seville Street Blues

MEMBERS:  David Vermillion (lead guitar, vocals, song writer); George Manning (bass); Laura Parmenter (vocals, song writer, lyricist); Rick Johnson (percussion). CITIES OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino, Los Angeles, La Habra and Ponc...


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Teleplay

MEMBERS: John Loera (guitar, vocals); Josue Mendoza (lead guitar); Juan Carlos Virgen Jr. (drums, vocals) Daniel Garcia (bass, vocals). CITY OF ORIGIN: Rialto. KINDRED SPIRITS: The Beatles, The Smiths and Elliot Smith. “I...


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Psychedelic Milk

MEMBERS:  Chasen “Chase” Landry (frontman); Taylor Ruthford (guitar); Russell Rosenwirth (bass); Gary Humphrey (drums); Brian “Saud” Saude (guitar). PLACE OF ORIGIN: High Desert. KINDRED SPIRITS: Drugs, sex and rock...



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Shamble Ave

MEMBERS:  Frank Soto  (vocals, rhythm guitar); Pearson Federico (bass); Steven Boatman (drums, percussion); Alexander Ronquillo (lead guitar). CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDRED SPIRITS: Django Reinhardt, Pink Floyd, Led Zepp...


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AFTRDRK

MEMBER:  AFTRDRK (vocalist, mixer); Often accompanied by DJ Ethos. “As far as instruments go, I play the human mind and vocal chords, the MPC 2000XL and keys, but mostly in a studio setting while producing,” says AFTRDRK....


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The Tic Tocs

MEMBERS:  Daniel Zimmerman (guitar, vocals); John Gonzales (bass guitar); Hector Vazquez (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside and Corona. KINDRED SPIRITS: Jay Reatard, Ty Segall, Robert Wilkins, John Estes, The Velvet Undergr...



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Black Bear & The Cheyenne Autumn Band

MEMBERS:  Black Bear (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica); Geneva Miller (piano, vocals); Dani Miller (lead guitar, vocals); Mike Wilson (drums, percussion).

 CITY OF ORIGIN: Corona. KINDRED SPIRITS: “We are inspired b...