With the weekend fast upon us, the Glass House is preparing to maximize their Friday show schedule. Kicking off tomorrow afternoon with a benefit concert for Haiti from the School of Rock All-Stars (just like kids from that Jack Black movie, only better), the Pomona venue hosts a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1985's world-wide concert, Live Aid.
They're followed that evening by an electro/pop/alt-country line-up featuring Faded Paper Figures, We Landed On the Moon and Honeypie. We know it's a lot to take in, but if you ever had an excuse to hangout in Downtown Pomona all day, this is it.
The School of Rock All-Stars includes the best students in SOR programs from all over the country; this wild, pubescent pack of virtuosos are now touring and covering iconic bands that none of them were probably alive to witness.
SOR's uncanny ability to match bands like Black Sabbath, The Who and Queen note for note is worth skipping out of work early. Not to mention the fact that the money from each ticket you buy goes to benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Finally, a good deed you can bang your head to. Show starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $8 for students and parents.
School of Rock covering Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"
If you're looking for a Friday fix of indie pop eclecticism, then you should find something to rave about when members of LA-by-way-of-OC band Faded Paper Figures turns on their Postal Service charms, firing up their synthesizers and a bag full of material from their latest album, New Medium. Currently on a brief West-Coast tour (they're actually playing Continental Room in Fullerton tonight, if you're interested), FPF are getting some well-deserved buzz for their follow-up to 2008's Dynamo EP. A reasonably talented band of Louisianans called We Landed On the Moon are joining them on the cusp of their upcoming fall release, This Will Be One For the Books. Our local faves, Honey Pie, are also getting in the mix, opening the show with some potent indie pop and cutesy country twang that unsuspecting P-town crowds should find quite endearing. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. All ages.
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.