Past Stories
Photo by Jim Goodrich

Turnin‘ Up The Desert Heat

Photo by Jim Goodrich Beachwood Sparks brings its indie roots to Pappy and Harriet’s In the late 1960s and early ’70s, Gram Parsons famously married what was then traditional, straight-forward Buck Owens-style country musi...


Graphic Design by Jacob Eldred

ReFresh Your Body and Mind…

Graphic Design by Jacob Eldred Four years of beats from around the world and art from around the corner Music, food, art and good vibes from all around; that is the feeling that embraces you at the Pomona Art Walk…


Photo by Magda Wosinska

“An Evening” With Katy Goodman

Photo by Magda Wosinska La Sera’s as legit as it gets Katy Goodman’s solo project, La Sera, was something of an accident. The redheaded bassist for Brooklyn-based trio Vivian Girls hadn’t ever spent much time writing her...



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Give Me Five

Tijuana Panthers | Photo by Jaime Shaheen Ace Hotel teams up with Origami Vinyl for three days of summer bliss It’s a sweltering hot day, and you’re torn: Should you spend a lazy day lounging poolside, or hitting up stores...


The Devil in the Details

Photo by Matthew Rodgers Anthrax would love to thrash and burn—Mitt Romney! Twenty-one years ago, Anthrax joined Slayer and Megadeth on the epic Clash of the Titans tour, an arena-filling thrash metal fest that certainly cla...


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Keepin‘ It Indie

Deborah Iyall plans on selling out—venues that is Deborah Iyall describes her own music with all the appropriate adjectives. “Poetic. Passionate. Danceable. Personal. Fearless. I’m influenced by new wave and punk . . . bu...



Mother Funker

Photo by Will Thoren After decades of decadence, George Clinton is ready to get his groove on again The story of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic is populated with larger-than-life personalities, epicbattles with d...


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Music for all Soundscapes

Fool’s Gold gears up for Pomona’s Second Annual Full Moon Block Party Fool’s Gold is a Los Angeles group that combines traditional African rock and roll, modern world music and the energy of American pop to make its own a...


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Pelican Might Not Nest in the IE but It Sure Does Like Coming Here

Metal, post-metal, showgaze, shoegaze metal? What? Bands are continually crossing genres and then crossing those genres. And while it makes things interesting, it’s becoming really hard to tell someone what a band sounds like...



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Of Its Own Design

YACHT believes in free Wi-Fi and finding its own path through life The nature of humanity, reality and the universe are huge themes for the average band to tackle—but nothing about Portland-based electronic duo YACHT seems at...


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What the Huck!

  The Steep Canyon Rangers don’t need no stinkin‘ celebrities at this annual Mark Twain-themed jubilee   It’s OK—go ahead and talk to Charles Humphrey about Steve Martin. Humphrey is the bass player for the bl...


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Kate Miller-Heidke Projects Skilled Emotional Power with ‘Nightflight’

Kate Miller-Heidke toured the United States and Europe with Ben Folds between 2010 and 2011, revealing a talent that was born for the theater, trained for opera and capable of rocking the house from here to Australia, solidifie...



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Turn of the Century?

Photo by Max Fairclough | Sick of it All Revelation Records gears up for its 25th anniversary celebration complete with all your ‘80s and ‘90s favorites It has been a quarter of a century since Revelation Records was found...


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Lock ’N‘ Load

People want bigger than life—and Mickey Avalon’ll give it to ’em “I remember it exactly to the day,” laughs Mickey Avalon, recalling his most surreal chat with his mother. It was the day she called him out for selling...


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Still A Man of Few Words

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All That Jazz

Nichole Preuss brings back the beats of old school juke joints in Caravan Jazz is an American tradition that conjures up swank, smoke-filled nightclubs and black-garbed, inebriated beatniks, snapping their fingers and keeping i...


Photo by Cara Robbins

Taste of Much-Needed Nightlife

Gardens and Villa and Milo Greene rock The Barn The campus is nearly empty by nightfall compared to the bustling activity of the day, yet on certain Wednesday nights, The Barn, a fast food joint by day and music venue…


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Icy Inconveniences

Photo Natalie Tsui Young Prisms doesn’t let a little snow—and one less band member—get it down Media types—journalists, PR people—love a dramatic story. Maybe sometimes a little too much. So when Gio Betteo, bassist ...



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The Henry Clay People Keeps it 25

If I had a bucket list it would probably include a list of must-see-bands-before-I-die, and it would likely include The Henry Clay People. I won’t lie: I wasn’t one of the few lucky ones to have heard of the band…


Photo by Luca Venter

Naturalistic Ethos

Photo by Luca Venter Gardens and Villa takes the fruits and veggies of its labor on the road A defining moment for Gardens and Villa, a five-piece based in Santa Barbara, happened before the band was even a band. A…


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Dengue Fever Makes Good

There is a moment of desperate longing that happens when I listen to a new album for the first time. My finger hesitates for about a half a second before I press the play button on my iPod and learn…



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Who’s the Man?

John Gourley may not be convinced but his role in Portugal. The Man earns him best vocalist John Gourley is a guy, the very one behind the voice of Portland-based band Portugal. The Man. The gender may seem obvious the…


Allyson Baker (Photo by Molly DeCoudreaux)

Four Long Years Worth the Wait

Allyson Baker talks Dirty Ghosts After taking the Torontopunk scene by storm, Allyson Baker went on a hiatus and what emerged was a little rock, electro, punk thing called Dirty Ghosts. Earlier this year, the band released its ...


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Young At Harp

Active Child’s Pat Grossi pulls the strings If you’re looking for a harp-slinging songwriter who isn’t afraid to create moody, gorgeous alt-tronica then Pat Grossi—professionally known as Active Child—is your man. The...



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Return to the Desert

Coco Hames celebrates her birthday and spends some time in Pioneertown Most of you will probably remember Lindsay “Coco” Hames by her three-piece garage rock band The Ettes, which has graced this side of Los Angeles before ...


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If You Want to Come to London . . .

Photo by Angel Ceballos U.K.-based Yuck says it digs Americans Yuck is having a pretty sweet week. The young, London-based indie rock foursome is in between sets at its first Coachella, and just dropped the single “Chew,” ...


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That Good Ol’ Fest

Coachella Weekend 1 goes out with a bang DoLab and Solitary Inflorescence (Photo by Lynn Lieu) Every year another epic Coachella takes over the desert. Since its inception 13 years ago, the festival –that began as a two-day...



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Dude, Where’s Your Ticket?

For those that didn’t quite get past the Coachella queue page, here’s your guide to the best shows around town Who needs the hippy dippy raw food, the star spotting, the dusty tent camping and the sweaty sets by the…