Past Stories

VIOLA [E]VOLVE

CITY OF ORIGIN: Pomona MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Gilian Klistoff (vocals); Damian Lopez (guitar); Art Hernandez (guitar); Louie Aguilar (bass); Arian Castillo (drums). KINDRED SPIRITS: The Sounds, delay, tremolo and flange pe...


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Madison Bloodbath

CITIES OF ORIGIN: L.A., S.D., Mentone, Beaumont. MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: St. Matthew (vocals); Matty (guitar, vocals); Mario (bass); Mikey (drums). RECENT RELEASE: Gittin’ Loose with Madison Bloodbath (A.D.D., 2008) KINDR...


Action 45

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Claremont, Pomona, HollywoodMEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Jake Lush (guitars); Deuce X. Machina (vocals); Johny Vile (drums); Christopher Plank (bass).KINDRED SPIRITS: The band’s raised on a diet of Stiff L...



Ashley & West 10

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina, San Clemente, Palmdale MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Ashley Runner (vocals); Al J. Cooper (guitar, vocals); Bruce Thomas (pedal steel); Gary Crum (drums); Chris Jurado (bass, vocals)...


Ra(z)ner

CITY OF ORIGIN:   Riverside MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Justin Alonso (lead guitar, vocals); Coco Dawson (drums, vocals); Matt Kizer (bass guitar, vocals).RECENT RELEASE: (Z) (2009)   KINDRED SPIRITS: If m...


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Mothers of Gut

CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Aaron Freeman (guitar, keyboards, vocals); Ryan Beal (guitar, keyboards); Sergio Camarena (bass); Adrian Laguna (drums) KINDRED SPIRITS: Turkish and German (Kraut) rock, Boll...



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The Bashments

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Pomona, Ontario, Fontana MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Jerry Case (bass, vocals); Simon Washburn (guitar, vocals); Frank Thornton (trumpet, flute, vocals); Thomas Case (tenor sax); Ryan Schmollinger (drums); Nic ...


RULLIAN

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Redlands, Highland, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Will Bagby “Ultraman” (drums); Rod Baker “Lokee” (bass); Ann Hackman “Violatronica” (five-string vio...


THE FAILURES

CITY OF ORIGIN Pomona MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Paco (guitar, vocals); Jason (bass, vocals); Lynnda (organ); Johnny (drums). KINDRED SPIRITS: Punk ‘n’ ska ‘n’ reggae ‘n’ other greatness&mda...



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TRASH DADDY

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Tom Dodd (vocals, guitar); DJ Alverson (guitar, vocals); Mike Wood (bass, vocals); Todd Trent (drums, vocals) KINDRED SPIRITS: “AC/DC had a baby ...


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THE VEIL BETWEEN

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Upland, Claremont, L.A., Montclair MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Jason Engols (lead guitar); Drew Petropoulos (bass); Josh Durante AKA The Roach (drums); Robb Burke (rhythm guitar); Jimi Thomas (vocals). KINDRED...


SUNDIAL PROJECT

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Corona, Riverside, Moreno Valley MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Vinnie Avery (lead vocals); Derrick “D-Rock” Skonecki (guitar, vocals); Charlie Berlinghoff (bass, vocals); PJ Chesney (drums). RECENT REL...



CRAIC HAUS

CITY OF ORIGIN Claremont MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Dylan Blue Oberbeck (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals); Julian Johnson (double bass); Danny Oberbeck (drums, penny whistle; lead vocals). KINDRED SPIRITS: Pompadours, Floggin...


THE MOTEL LIFE

CITY OF ORIGIN: OntarioMEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS: Michael Escanuelas (vocals); Judcody Limon (guitar); Nick Camacho (drums); Al Hernandez (guitar); Anthony Lujan (bass).KINDRED SPIRITS: The early-’90s college rock scene ...


Elements

CITY OF ORIGIN: Ontario MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Gary “Big G” Stanionis (leader, drums/percussion); Christopher “C-Note” Thomas (keys); Patrick Langford (sax/flute); Zach Rudulph (bass). KINDRED SPIRITS...



BUDDHA BOMB

CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Kim Haslam (vocals); Chad Cheezeburger Jones (trumpet); Steve Spooge Layon (trombone); Colt Rhoads (guitar); Bassin Jason Gardner (bass); Doug Kiphut (drums). RECENT RELEASE: ...


PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Yucaipa & Redlands MEMBERS: Cahn Curtis (guitar, piano, vocals); Bill (bass, synthesizer); Valerie Curtis (vocals, piano, violin, guitar); Mikie Curtis (drums). KINDRED SPIRITS: Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Blon...


ALL OR NOTHING H.C.

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Corona & Orange County MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Renae Bryant (words); Jared Schweitzer (bass); Ryan Doria (guitar); Eli DeLuna (drums). RECENT RELEASE: California Bleeding (On the Rag, 2009) KINDRED SPIRIT...



JAY GORDON AND THE PENETRATORS

CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Jay Gordon (lead guitar, vocals); Sharon Butcher (bass guitar, vocals); Mike Elliott (drums). KINDRED SPIRITS: Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie R...


PENUCKLE

If a picture’s worth a  thousand words, Penuckle’s hot-off-the-presses music video for his Blunts and Roses EP could pack the non-fiction shelves at the Feldheym Central Library. The San Bernardino-based hip-ho...


Band of the Week

CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Zak (drums); RayRay (vocals, bass); Graham of the Gray Lands (vocals, guitar). KINDRED SPIRITS: There’s Tool, maybe a little Jane’s Addiction, some psychedelic mu...



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Band of the Week

CITY OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino  MEMBERS: Daniel (vocals); Kenny (guitar); Jonathan (bass); AJ (drums). KINDRED SPIRITS: If the members of At the Drive-In and Refused somehow mated, their offspring would be half-Swedish, half-...


THEM NOVUS

CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Devin Vasquez (vocals, bass sequencing); johnnyG (guitars, bass sequencing); Henry Rodriguez (drums, vocals). RECENT RELEASE: Green Light (2008) KINDRED SPIRITS: The edginess ...


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VIZIONZ

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Crestline, Ontario, Redlands, Santa Monica MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Jesse Walters (vocals); Church (guitar); John Ledesma (bass, vocals); Henry Rojas (guitar); Sean Myers (drums) KINDRED SPIRITS: Whip out your...



S.L.an’G.

CITY OF ORIGIN: San Bernardino  MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Andrew Sarabia (guitar); Chuck Boogie (keyboard, turntables); Mark Stanley (bass); Chad Villarreal (drums); Miguel Ramirez (percussion).KINDRED SPIRITS: Motown, som...


SANGRE

CITIES OF ORIGIN: Redlands, Colton, Fontana, Riverside, La Puente MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Henry Sanchez (vocals), Mike Reyes (guitar), Anthony Ibarra (guitar), Danny Perez (bass), Edgar Rosas Sanchez (drums) KINDRED SPIRITS: L...


SINGLEFAZE

CITY OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga MEMBERS AND INSTRUMENTS: Angela (vocals, viola); Brian (drums); Ronnie (bass); Jeremy (guitar). KINDRED SPIRITS: Dolores O’Riordan and Amy Lee front a metal-influenced melodic rock band wi...



DU2CE

CITY OF ORIGIN: Fontana KINDRED SPIRITS: The Good Book, some good beats, a good rhyme making for a good time in the name of God RECENT RELEASE: J.C. Saved Me Mixtape Vol. 1 (2008) WEBSITE: myspace.com/du2cegospel   Du2ce ...