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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LET’S GET RIGHTEOUS

The David Crowder Band’s lead singer begins his solo career When David Crowder, the longtime leader of the David Crowder Band, arrives at Winter Jam in Ontario on November 8, he will be billed simply as Crowder: solo artist. ...


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Old Exit

MEMBERS: Ronald Reliable (guitar/vocals) and Donald Exit (drums/bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Montclair and Ontario. KINDERED SPIRITS: 13th Floor Elevators, The Mothers of Invention, Slayer, GG Allin, The Beach Boys, Hank Williams S...


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RAD PUNK

Even after a 30 year career, Meat Puppets still hasn’t lost its edge In the annals of punk rock, few acts have had the roller-coaster-ride of careers to extent that Meat Puppets have had for the last thirty-plus years. The&he...



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ORGANIC FLOW

Elephant Revival and it’s “Transcendental” tunes brings folk to a whole new level The United States and some countries abroad have encountered what is probably the greatest resurgence in popularity of American folk-inspir...


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EXCELLENTLY EXPOSED

Members of The Naked and Famous bring a seamless performance to the IE Although The Naked and Famous is a band from faraway Auckland, New Zealand, the group’s upcoming show at Pomona’s Fox Theater just might feel like a hom...


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POSITIVELY MAD

The Mad Caddies are finally back—we’ve missed the madness By the time Mad Caddies reach Riverside on October 23, it might finally have some new tunes to play. These fresh songs will be taken from the band’s first full-len...



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Luscious Lapin

Never fear—Frightened Rabbit is here to dominate the music scene In the indie music world, Scotland has a lot to be proud of these days. Both Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand have garnered a great deal of acclaim ove...


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THE LYRICAL SPECTRUM

The Dear Hunter breathes life into the “prog rock” genre If one were to ask most people a walking down the street what came to mind when they heard the words “prog rock,” they might mention a slew of ’70s…


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OUT OF THIS WORLD

Indie Stars make melancholy magic in music “When people come up to me and ask, ‘What kind of music do you play?’ I have no idea what to say to them,” admits drummer Patty McGee for the Montreal band Stars.…



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CLASSIC ROCK OF THE FUTURE

Minus The Bear is loosely defined as “math rock” or “futuristic retro” but one thing is for sure—it’s undefineably awesome. When Minus The Bear reaches The Glass House, the Seattle-based  rock band will be supporti...


Seeing Stars

David J Lights Up the Stage at the Desert Stars Music Festival As summer’s steamy grip begins to loosen across our lovely Southern California home, the opportunity to catch live music in the refreshingly cool night air become...


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Country Girl

Song-writer Sensation Kellie Pickler is open, honest and driven—and she’s in town! Kellie Pickler is slated to open for Trace Adkins at the 2013 L.A. County Fair on August 31, and while the country singer/songwriter—who f...



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You Gotta Have HEART

Making legendary moments with a legendary band Performing live in support of the latest album is a big chunk of the usual rock band business model. However, when Heart arrives at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, it won’t be the...


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BACK TO SCHOOL MUSIC

Your Musical Survival Guide for the Fall We listen to a whole ton of music here at KSPC in our endless pursuit of bringing you, the listener, the best sounds we can find. And while the summer might be winding…


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Nerdy Guts and Glory

Uncovering and Exposing the Secret Truth of Life, one indie venue at a time Hot Nerds and Innerds will share the stage at Blood Orange Info Shop on August 12, and while each has the word ‘nerds’ somewhere in its…



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Ska Sensation

After a two-year hiatus, Rx Bandits is back to celebrate it’s 10-year anniversary Two years ago, when Seal Beach’s Rx Bandits announced a final summer tour and a vague explanation of future plans, most fans found the ba...