Past Stories

LOCALS ONLY: Their Wedding

Los Angeles based, Inland Empire frequenters, Their Wedding, came out with a solid EP release back in Sept. 2013. Take EP is a great pop reflection of indie sounds and beats. Vocalist ‘Michael’ gives the band’s sound a ...


LOCALS ONLY: Warpaint

The latest release from Los Angeles four-girl indie rock band, Warpaint came out Tuesday and has been blowing my mind ever since. Self-titled and described as the most representative set of tunes of the band to date, the album ...


LOCALS ONLY: Verdoux

I’ve been waiting to write about an album from the duo pop-rock band, Verdoux from Upland Calif. for about four months now. During my research on talented IE bands, I fond this gem announcing that at some point in the…



LOCALS ONLY: Flower Boy

Sweet, melodic voices and dramatic, plucky guitar lines fill Chino Hills’ indie band Flower Boy’s new single “Lemonade.” Self-proclaimed as “dream grunge for flower punks,” this little trio band based in the IE has ...


LOCALS ONLY: Robert Jon and the Wreck

Feeling in the mood to pump your fist high up in the air to a bunch of crazy, but oh-so-good rock n’ roll music? Then Robert Jon and the Wreck is the perfect way to rock out in the beginning…


LOCALS ONLY: Say True

All the way from beautiful Upland, Calif., Say True has brought back that catchy, Dashboard Confessional-like indie, emo-pop. Recorded at The Wire in their hometown, the band has made an EP that will keep them staying true to t...



LOCALS ONLY: The Big Nothing

The Big Nothing is full of something—something great. This local Inland Empire gem resembles an eighties wave sound but initially reminds me of the dark surf rock band Real Estate. But The Big Nothing nestles itself in an eve...


LOCALS ONLY: Habitat

Habitat, a group with so many garage-band-like sounds, seems to have pin-pointed what it means to keep music untouched by mainstream influences on its latest self-titled EP, Habitat. The tunes build the band a world of their ow...


LOCALS ONLY: New Manners

Upland-native alt-indie band, New Manners released a self-titled EP that gets down to what I like to call, good ol’ indie rock. The band mixes clean rhythm sections and minor distorted guitar leads in such a garage-type scena...