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Largemouth Bastards

MEMBERS: Clint Johnson (vocals/acoustic guitar), Brian “Boozehound” Johnson (vocals/guitar), George Vine (upright bass), Richard “Gunshow” Conklin (drums), Matthew Leeroy Morefield (mandolin/four string banjo) and Josh ...


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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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Slay Squad

Members: Brahim , Keilo, JMO, Super Sega, Tola, Ash and Kid Lite. City of Origin: Rialto. Musicians you’re inspired by: Each other. Recent Releases: Think Less Trap More (2013) Websites: slaysquad.tumblr.com, soundclo...



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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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DMT

MEMBERS: Jamie Rubel (vocals), Alistar Valadez (bass/vocals), David Valadez (lead guitar), Jason Engols (guitar) and Erick Daniel (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Valencia, Inland Empire and Orange County. KINDRED SPIRITS: “We each...


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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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Witchaven

MEMBERS: Henry Montoya (guitar/vocals), Frank Daniel Duarte (bass) and Lerby Sanchez (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: “Both [Henry] and Frank are from Pomona. Lerby lives in Hesperia.” KINDERED SPIRITS: “Prominently our main in...


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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...


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Crater Creator

MEMBERS: Alberto Munoz Jr. (guitar/vocals), Jesus Perez Jr. (drums) and Louie Aguilar (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Pomona. KINDRED SPIRITS: Bob Dylan, U2, Daft Punk, Saves the Day, Earth, Wind and Fire. RECENT RELEASES: Niños De ...



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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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The Letdown

MEMBERS: Brandon Millikin (vocals/acoustic guitar), Brady Kerr (piano), Steen Kevett (bass) and Sterling Fairfield (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Corona KINDRED SPIRITS: Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate, Mae and Augustan...


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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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On Being Human

MEMBERS: Travis Baker  (vocals/guitar), Gustin Flaig (drums), Beau Trembly (bass/synth), Greg Lesondak (guitar) and Greg Johnson (guitar). CITY OF ORIGIN: Murrieta. KINDERED SPIRITS: Radiohead, Muse, Thrice, Offspring, Linkin ...


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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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Meanwhile

This goes without even needing to be said, but in the realm of music, there are songwriters, composers, producers and beat-masters that help to create what we hear as pure genius. They are not always the front man or the…



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Porcelain Pistols

MEMBERS: eVee Musgrave (vocals/keyboards), Chuy Sandoval (acoustic guitar/electric guitar) and Jaime Molinar (bass/acoustic guitar). CITY OF ORIGIN: Riverside. KINDRED SPIRITS: “Our musical influences range from rock, punk, m...


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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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Sahtyre

Legit rappers in the Inland Empire may be hard to come by, but don’t you worry. This weekend, the hip-hop entertainment will be at Machine Pomona, where Sahtyre is dominating the stage alongside some of the Weekly’s favorit...



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Phantom Thrett

Members: Michael Salvador Adame a.k.a Phantom Thrett. City of origin: Pomona. Kindred Spirits: D’Angelo, Pharoahe Monch and Thundercat. Recent Releases: Loose Leaves, Happy December. Websites: www.facebook.com/9inezer0,...


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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 ...


Steven and Gavrielle

Band Together

Hardcore scene gets hardcore about helping out fellow musician grappling with dangerous diagnosis Invested time in your community can pay off in times of need, Steven Webb, 21, local music enthusiast and fixture in the IE hardc...



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Gypsies & Judges

MEMBERS: Chloe Keedy (vocals, trombone), Nate Guzé (bass), Jeremy “Max” Castillo (guitar, mandolin) and Eric Hyman (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Rancho Cucamonga, San Francisco and the greater Los Angeles area. KINDERED SPIRI...


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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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Arity

MEMBERS: Nichole Macias (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) Albert Burrola (guitar/background vocals), Anthony Burrola (guitar), Chris Hunter (drums/background vocals) and Shawn Hernandez (bass guitar). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Alhambra, Clar...



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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...


Sublime With Rome

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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Pococurante

MEMBERS: Eric Hyman (drums), Hovig Sarkissian (lead guitar), Stephen Fong (rhythm guitar/lead vocals) and Nate Guzé (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: “[We all] came down to Riverside for school and that’s where Pococurante was ...



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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…