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Older, Wiser and Thoroughly Punk

Transplants—back in action When most people think of punk rock, they probably have a very narrow idea of what the music consists of: three power chord progressions, quick double-kick drum beats, snare drum hits on two and fou...


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Full of Life

Never a dull moment with Lonestar Lonestar is slated to appear at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on July 19 in support of its most recent release, Life as We Know It, which may be one of the easiest albums…


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Positively PANTyRAID

The two-person EDM powerhouse gets real With a name like PANTyRAID, one might expect frat boys, or music with misogynistic lyrics, or worse. But, that isn’t what you get with the Electronic Dance Music (EDM)/DJ duo, known as ...



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Metal of Honor

This summer’s biggest metal fest heats up in San Bernardino Inland Empire concertgoers are always lucky during the summer months when it comes to music festivals. For metal heads, this year is no exception. The Rockstar Mayhe...


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Cheeky and Transformed

Josh Tillman’s solo project refreshes and invigorates listeners Father John Misty is ready to testify. The singer-songwriter, whose Christian name is Joshua Tillman, packed up his van in 2011, stocked up on psychedelic fungi ...


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Awesomely Warped

Riverside represents with No Bragging Rights The scorching summer season is upon us once again, and for Inland Empire concertgoers that translates into a plethora of summer music festivals. Among the horde of shows, there is th...



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The Folk Revival

Henry Rollins and 30 years of the Claremont Folk Festival In 1970, it’s likely no one expected that a regular gathering of dulcimer players in Claremont’s Memorial Park, would evolve into one of the area’s most beloved an...


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Musical Riot

Sublime With Rome is Still Qualified to Represent Sublime with Rome will certainly spend part of its Ink-N-Iron performance on Saturday soaking up some sun. That should come as no surprise as the band—whose roots are inextric...


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Livin’ The Dream

From Vegas youngsters to heavy metal icons, Escape The Fate is basking in its success “I can’t tell you what the scene in Vegas is like now but I can tell you what the scene in Vegas used to be…



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Walking the Line

Crafting honest American music It’s becoming increasingly rare to walk into a bar or nightclub and see a live band on the bill. More often than not, the expectation in the digital age is to find the modern equivalent of…


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Classical Masters

Riverside County Philharmonic schools us in extraordinary greatness Classical music is set apart from all other forms—folk, pop, techno, etc.—in that it is an inherent challenge for all parties involved. Composers challenge...


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COMMITTED

Heavy Punk Legends Suicidal Tendencies are back in action! In Los Angeles’s long, esteemed punk history few bands have risen to such levels of success and infamy as Venice Beach’s Suicidal Tendencies (ST). Blasting out of t...



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Hold Fast

Punk at its finest—back in Riverside The Conditionz are an anomaly in the world of punk rock. Bands form and fall apart, merge and splinter and sell out quite frequently. Throughout the shifting landscape of American music, T...


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Oh, that Sweet Southern Sound

Stagecoach Music Fest offers great goodies for all At the end of each April, hipster fedoras are replaced by cowboy hats at Indio’s Empire Polo Club field as country music’s Stagecoach picks up where the rocking Coachella l...


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Dazed and Amused

The pilgrimage to inspiration No one expects a music festival to be convenient. The tickets are expensive (for the majority of those attending), the elements are on their worst behavior and there isn’t a klean kanteen large e...



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This Year’s Guide to Coachella Music

If you’re planning to attend America’s greatest modern musical spectacle, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in mid-April, you may wonder inwardly if a few more holograms, like that memorable one of Tupac Shakur...


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Back to Our Roots

Paul Chesne Band Evokes the Americana in All of Us If you listen to any amount of Paul Chesne Band music, you’re going to hear a plenty of songs about girls and a lot of songs about Jesus. Sometimes, both…


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A Date with Daedelus

We get some one-on-one time with the electro-rock star just before he mesmerizes the masses at The Glass House When Alfred Weisberg-Roberts, who performs under the name Daedelus, plays live, he doesn’t exactly perform the kin...



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Swaying and Smiling

Leftover Cuties are lighting up the IE with its bright and vibrant sound. It’s not often that a band is able to imbue its music with its surroundings in such a way that the group’s songs take your imagination to…


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The Story We Don’t See

Pop-punk band The Story So Far opens up about live performances, hard work and adventure. As they return with a sophomore album and a likely packed show at Pomona’s Glass House on March 16, maturing pop-punkers The Story So F...


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Going Home with Pride

The Ghost Inside pushes forward with passionate vigilance  By For Jonathan Vigil, vocalist with L.A. metalcore meteors The Ghost Inside, headlining Pomona’s Glass House on March 8 feels like a homecoming. “Two of the best ...



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Skin Tones

Young buck rapper Kid Ink gets ready to drop bars for UCR’s Heat Music Festival Ever since he moved to the majors earlier this year, rapper Kid Ink may have to change his name to just Ink—hip-hop scribes and critics…


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Keep Calm and Carry On

20+ Years of bringing Ska to the Masses If you’re into Ska music, then you know of Madness, The Specials, and later No Doubt and Sublime as being the bands to help push Ska to the mainstream.                 ...


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For Poppy

Reunions and Rememberings at The Glass House Sadly, Poppy DaSilva will never meet her dad. The baby girl, who was born Feb. 7, lost her father before her big debut. Her father, longtime Chain Reaction soundman, Christian DaSilv...



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Brotherly Love

Every Time I Die explores Ex Lives in the IE There’s a common music business stereotype that if brothers play together in a rock band, there is usually some serious sibling conflict. However, Every Time I Die has been going&h...


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Shock and Ska

Buck-O-Nine has come a long way from writing songs in their underwear Experiencing a Buck-O-Nine show these days is about the same as it’s always been over the past two decades or so since this popular SoCal ska-punk group’...


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Divine Message

Photos by Max Epstein Sounds of Satellites, appropriately enough, looks to the heavens for inspiration Sounds of Satellites is an Orange County rock band fronted by Chance Espinoza, and this band’s music is passionate to the...



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Basic Instinct

Photos by Eliot Hazel Indietronica duo Niki & The Dove is ready to ease your mind Malin Dahlström (vocals) and Gustaf Karlöf (production) comprise the mysteriously named dance duo, Niki & The Dove. As you might guess...