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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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Kid Gramophone

MEMBERS: Dave Canlas (guitar), Michael Hobbs (drums), Izzy Mendez (guitar/vocals) and Tim Hergert (bass). CITY OF ORIGIN: Loma Linda. KINDERED SPIRITS:  Satoshi Kon, Larry David, Eddie Huang and Cantinflas. RECENT RELEASES: Th...


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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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Townes is The Band that Brings It On Home

Bringing out the Morrison within with their new album titled The Band EP, local indie rock group, Townes touches on a classic mid-to-late ’60s groove while still leaving room for uncharted territories with each song. The ...



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West of Mainstream

MEMBERS: Leo Hernandez (vocals), Jose Villalvoza (bass), Luis Lopez (guitar), Nick Sandoval (drums) and Dominick Sanchez (DJ). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Mira Loma KINDERED SPIRITS: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Red Hot Chi...


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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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LOCALS ONLY: Echosmith

There are certain new bands we all fall in love with–and wish that everyone could here at least one song off the album at some point in their lifetime so that they too could understand what music should really sound…



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Say True

MEMBERS: Donavan Foy (singer/songwriter), Gabe Rodriguez (guitar), Brandon Lancaster (guitar), Judcody Limon (bass) and Taylor Garcia (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Ontario, Upland and Corona. KINDERED SPIRITS: “There are too man...


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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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Hauntingly Perfect

Caught A Ghost’s lyrical genius will keep you comin’ back for more      Reminiscent of music long past, Caught a Ghost (CAG) are some adventurous musicians that tap directly into the history and soul of America...



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Bodegas

Bodegas Members: Chris Swanson (guitar/lead vocals), Angel Aldana (bass/vocals) and George Pantoja (drums). Cities of Origin: Baldwin Park, Covina and Pomona. Kindred Spirits: Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Bob Marley. Websites: www.b...


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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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Locals Only: Broken Anchor’s ‘Fresh Lemonade’ is Very Sweet

Uplifting and played sort of like a giant orchestra, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter known as Broken Anchor released his latest album, Fresh Lemonade last week Sept. 17. And besides all the other great things that can b...



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Colbie Caillat’s personality and music shines “brighter than the sun”

Colbie Caillat is known for her sweet voice and hit singles “Bubbly” and “Brighter than the Sun,” although the songbird has been quiet musically—until now. After taking a long break from her career, Colbie Caillat is ...


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What Hands Are For

Members: Daniel Baeza (vocals), Jonathan Gilcrest (bass/backing vocals), Kenny Gilcrest (guitar), AJ Salazar (drums) and Tino Baldenegro (guitar). Cities of Origin: San Bernardino Kindred Spirits: Refused, At the Drive In, Muse...


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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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IEW PhotoBomb: STARS @ The Glass House

Stars is a mellow indie pop band straight outta Canada, and they brought the (Glass) house down this last Friday (Sept 20)! They have been together for 13 years and still going strong today. Stars had the crowd swaying and s...


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Still Not Dead

MEMBERS: Krypto (guitar), Bones (drums), Slink (bass), Psycho (hype-man) and Ram (lead vocals). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Riverside, Fontana and Ontario. KINDRED SPIRITS: System of a Down, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Slipknot, HED PE and Tec...


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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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Crystal and the Cutthroats

MEMBERS: Crystal Lee (vocals), David Lucas (guitar), Chris Rivera (bass) and Cesar Castro (drums). CITY OF ORIGIN: Corona. KINDERED SPIRITS: Wanda Jackson, The Cramps, Little Richard, The Clash, X and Nick Curran. WEBSITES: www...


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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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GrooveSession

Members: Manny Sanchez (drums/percussion/lead vocals), Sarven Manguiat (guitars/keyboards/vocals) and Ronnie Sanchez (bass/vocals) Cities of origin: Ontario and Montclair. Kindred Spirits: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Duke Ellington...


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LOCALS ONLY: Album Review

Sunset Pilgrims Sunset Pilgrims, an Inland Empire-based eight-piece soft-rock band, has successfully mashed together a little playful summer fun, some wistful and sweet lyrics and melodies and a lot of head-bobbing beats with ...


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Raptors

MEMBERS: Ike de la Torre (vocals), Casey Goldberg (guitar), Marc Polanco (guitar), Drew Smith (bass) and Damien de la Torre (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: We are all spread out from Pasadena to San Gabriel and Azusa. KINDERED SPIRI...



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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...