TGIF: Agent Orange, Yo La Tengo, T-Pain and Gang of Four
Agents have diplomatic immunity?
Friday kicks off the weekend with Agent Orange ripping into things at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille in Pomona. It may seem odd to have a now-veteran act be our Locals Only focus this week, but Mike Palm has always been about the area he grew up and started his band in. Their earliest efforts will always be the ones people remember, mostly thanks to "Bloodstains" getting extensive KROQ airplay, but they have kept the flag flying ever since. The band returned to action a bit thanks to last year's Halloween single, and Palm and Co. still kick out the surf-punk jams live.
Also that night in Pomona,Eluveitie
swings through town at the Glass House along with 3Inches of Blood and Holy Grail
. Eluveitie carry the mantle of Swiss heavy metal, an idea that is far less surprising than might be thought--just ask anyCeltic Frost
fan orYoung Gods
freak, to name just two. Like plenty of modern metal bands, Eluveitie are all about ancient roots, real or perceived, to the point where their Celtic elements have resulted in full acoustic albums along with the electric ones.
Sunday is also when the Garage Theatre celebrates a decade of their own dramatic performances at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The independent collective has made their name over time with efforts like productions of plays byClive Barker
, revues based onShel Silverstein
's saucier tunes and much more, so it's little wonder they're out to celebrate with a raucous party of their own. Plus some help from others--Long Beach compatriotsKorey Dane
's singer-songwriter rock andSam Outlaw
's classic country music will be a part of it all:
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