This weekend, fans of grind, sludge, thrash and punk will flock to Pomona, for the annual showcase for heavy extreme music, the Scion Rock Fest. This year, the festival will contain four stages (two at the Glass House, two at the Fox Theater) and includes headliners Machine Head and High On Fire, as ... More >>
Looks like Chapman University needs to add some classes teaching students who ride on buses how to hold their liquor. And bladders. And bowels.
The first installment of the Growing Up is Dumb Fest--a three-day event--began in Pomona with two days at the secretive all-ages venue VLHS. With Steep prices for festival tickets like $100 for FYF or close to $400 for Coachella, the first Growing Up is Dumb Fest was started as a way to see a bunch ... More >>
Yet another year of October Flame has come and gone, and it is something that shouldn't have been missed as Tiger Army kicked off pre-Halloween performance at the Fox Theatre in Pomona. Despite being used to visiting the Grove for this kind of thing (they've had it there pretty much every year ... More >>
It's no secret that Tuesday afternoons can drone on pretty badly after your lunch has settled. So we're glad that today we can use the word "drone" in a slightly more uplifting context, thanks to an afternoon song leak by the psychedelic shoegazers, Highlands. The Long Beach quartet just dosed us wi ... More >>
Vans Warped Tour is doing OC locals a favor this year; it's making a stop at Irvin on June 21, a day before its Pomona show. Unlike previous years, they're lumping all the SoCal dates together instead of looping around and coming back towards the end of the tour; the tour's Ventura date is on Jun ... More >>
ApartmentTherapy.comThe Long Beach apartment of Jon Halperin, Talent Buyer for the Glass House in Pomona, is featured in a new photo tour on popular home decor blog Apartment Therapy. Click here to feel like a semi-creeper and ogle neat art, vinyl toys and cephalopod chandeliers and wall sc ... More >>
www.myspace.com/thenewfidelityWhat's going on this weekend? High energy shows no matter where you look. From Girl Talk to the New Fidelity, we have a short list for every genre you want to jump up and down in.
Brian KasnyikAgents 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 start ... More >>
What's on this weekend? Lots. Tonight, Silverlake in Pomona happens at the Glass House-and we admit, it would have been great if a band just called themselves 'Silverlake in Pomona' because it's either completely amazing or utterly ridiculous, probably depending on how drunk you are.
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For the last few days, tortured ticket holders for the massive Punk in the Fox concert at Fox Pomona on July 3 have been waiting to see if the show would get the axe or go on as scheduled.According to the venue website, the concert--featuring punk legends the Adicts, the Dicki ... More >>
Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: After a successful slot on the main stage at Coachella, Coheed and Cambria returned to Pomona for a full set in support of their latest album, Year of The Black Rainbow. The line wrapped around the sold-out Fox Theater in Pomona was dotted with kids in their black Coheed & ... More >>
Jami Dwyer via Wikimedia CommonsDon't be fooled! This picture of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists is from 2007 in Seattle.Friday Night: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at the Glass House, Pomona; March 26, 2010.Better Than: Whichever sad-but-true murder of the week profiled on Dateline that night. Nearby ... More >>
You can quit pinching yourself. It's really happening. Pavement is in fact reuniting (no fisticuffs or band members backing out yet!) and, lo and behold, Pomona is one of the cities the band will grace with its hyper non-sequitur lyrical wowee-zowee. Thanks Coachella!
Those Paul Simon worshipping rockers Vampire Weekend will wrap a hectic U.S. tour with a pair of SoCal dates including an April 14 gig at Fox Theater in Pomona. The NYC band's new album Contra, due out January 12, is streaming on their MySpace page. Yeah, it's another iteration of Graceland--but a ... More >>
Andrew YoussefMorrissey in the first of two shirts he wore Monday night in Pomona.Last Night: Morrissey, Doll & the Kicks at the Fox Theater, Pomona; December 7, 2009.Better Than: Arguably: Friday's Las Vegas show, which was cut short without an encore. Unarguably: Saturday's Indio show, whic ... More >>
Keith MayThe Pomona Pet ExpoClick through out handy pictorial month in review--and see everything from Gene Simmons' still really fucking disturbing tongue to puppies and kittens and hipsters and...
When you walk through the foyer of the Fox Theater Pomona, with all it's sprawling murals, high columns and 1930s ballroom grandeur, you know there's only one thing that comes to mind: triangle chokes, leg locks and bloody noses. For that very reason, the Fox chose to tap into Pomona's livel ... More >>
We recently got word RX Bandits (whose members are hail from Long Beach, Seal Beach and Santa Rosa) have been invited by Glassjaw to join their long-awaited mini tour. The outings include just three shows at The Mayan Theater in L.A., the Glass House in Pomona an ... More >>
Oh boy. Look at these dudes."Post-hardcore." Post, hard, core. Three words that, at one point, wouldn't have made a lick of sense when placed together. But now, it's almost impossible to imagine them without each other. What a world.
Andrew YoussefDon't be fooled! This photo is from August 1 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams isn't quite of legal drinking age (she turns 21 in late December), but her and her band have already released three albums, with the latest, Brand New Eyes, o ... More >>
Yeah. Due to the three-day weekend and all that, there are pretty much no shows going on sale tomorrow. There's the "BET's 106 & Park Tour" with Trey Songz and Mario at the House of Blues in Anaheim (on sale 10 a.m. tomorrow, $35-$37.50). And that's...it. There are a couple more new shows wor ... More >>
Wasilla may now forever be inextricably linked with Sarah Palin jokes, but the small Alaska town has more going for it than just the ability to see Russia from there. Post-hardcore troupe Portugal. The Man are also from there, and though we don't know what newspapers they read, either, they're pr ... More >>
The recently reopened Fox Theater in Pomona (see Vickie Chang's article on the place) continues to impress. Not just from being an ultra-cool venue in terms of aesthetics, but also for bringing some great acts to our area-ish that you'd otherwise have to go to LA for (not that a trip to Pomona is us ... More >>
The answer is no. Our nation's best holiday that isn't really a holiday but should be is fun for all ages. Kids get to wear costumes and stuff their faces with free candy and adults get to wear costumes and stuff their bellies with copious amounts of booze. Win-win!Ah, but this Halloween will be a s ... More >>
If you were not fortunate enough to hear beautiful Glaswegian pop as sung by the lovely and talented Tracyanne Campbell and the rest of Camera Obscura last night at the Glass House in Pomona, no worries (well, you should worry a little, because it was probably great and it'll likely be a while befor ... More >>
The Glass House has been on a pretty good run of shows lately, what with the Dandy Warhols on Friday and the Eagles of Death Metal on Saturday.But wait--there's more! Tonight, Scottish pop heroes Camera Obscura are playing the Pomona venue. Tickets are $15. They just released their fourth full-leng ... More >>
Sweden's Little Dragon hits Detroit Bar tonight, fresh from opening up for TV on the Radio for the last good little while. Though they reside in the faraway Scandinavian land, lead singer Yukimi Nagano's mother and grandmother both live in Costa Mesa. Wacky! $15.They've got a really neat moody, spac ... More >>
Last Night: Gogol Bordello at Fox Pomona on Thursday, May 21st.Better Than: Being an actual gypsy in Eastern EuropeDownload: Super Taranta on Side One Dummy RecordsFor years, night life in down town Pomona usually meant parking the car, catching a show at The Glass House and making a clean exit. For ... More >>
For inhabitants of downtown Pomona, the past few months have seen the resurrection of the city's most glamorous landmark, Fox Pomona, as construction crews slowly clear away and the glowing marquee fills up w/ events. Tomorrow night is definitely it's biggest one to date as the rattling fervor of gy ... More >>
Apparently Black Lips are all about Southern California. Not too surprising for a band from the south (Atlanta, Georgia specifically). After all, we do have ultra-hip towns like Long Beach inside our borders. As a matter-of-fact, you can find them in the LBC this Saturday on their way into Pomona fo ... More >>
Last Night: TV on the Radio and Free Moral Agents at Glass HouseBetter Than: Trying to literally watch t.v. on a radio.Download: Dear Science by TVotR...as if you already haven't. It's rare and weird to feel a sense of victory going to a concert before it even starts. But as the c ... More >>
Last Night: Jenny Lewis, Dawes at the Glass House in Pomona, April 13, 2008.We'll have more thoughts--and pics from Beth Stirnaman!--in the morn', but until then, here's the setlist from the (awesome) Monday night show.
Whether you're a Christian rocker, a Christian that likes to rock or just someone that likes punk/hardcore music, you may very well have taken in the festivities at the two-day Facedown Fest at the Glass House in Pomona. It's a showcase for the Fallbrook-based record label, and included bands such a ... More >>
The Glass House in Pomona has a huge week coming up--Silversun Pickups on Sunday, Jenny Lewis on Monday, TV on the Radio on Tuesday, Conor Oberst on Wednesday and The Black Keys on Thursday--but, always looking towards the future, they've also got some shows coming up beyond that.
Shows, shows, showy show show shows. So many concert announcements lately! And a bunch of neat stuff, like Camera Obscura (pictured), is coming to the Glass House in Pomona, making that long, lonely drive worthwhile.
of Montreal is known for their garish stage shows, so why not take a look at our pictures from last night's show at the Glass House in Pomona from Chad Sengstock? So colorful! Our guy Spencer Kornhaber was there and will have a full report coming later today.
Seattle garage rockers Murder City Devils are back together, and their current reunion tour stopped in Pomona last night, at--where else!--the Glass House. Our man Fever Dragon was also there, and he took these rad pics. Go look!
It's here: Adult Swim's Tim Heidecker (right) and Eric Wareheim (uh, left) are performing tonight at the Glass House in Pomona; amazingly, tickets are still available.Tim and Eric are the guys behind quasi-cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor and, more recently, the sketch comedy program Tim and Eric Aweso ... More >>
Shows! Just announced! Whee!Pennywise canceled their headlining gig at Liskfest in Irvine back in October, but they're coming back to the (relative) area on Feb. 20 at the Glass House in Pomona. Afraid. Deranged. So on and so on. $20.Speaking of festivals, hardcore and punk Christian label Facedown ... More >>
Pre-Halloween Party, Friday, 9:30 p.m. Johnny Madcap and The Distractions; After; The Sweet Dominiques $6 Fitzgerald's Pub 19171 Magnolia Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 714-968-4523 The Toledo Show!, Friday, 9 p.m. Burlesque show featuring The Cats, The Dames, the whole Dirty Deal. $10. The Cellar 201 E ... More >>
Review by Waleed Rashidi Poison The Well, The Locust (and a bunch of openers that we missed) at The Glass House, Pomona Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Better than: Being on the receiving end of a razor-wire enema (credit: Rich Kane, "Now We're Deef," OC Weekly, 8/31/2000) Download: The Locust's "We ... More >>
Raise your hand if you saw this coming... The powers that be at Walt Disney Properties have pressured concert promoter Live Nation into cancelling tomorrow’s Machine Head show at the House Of Blues, the reason being “violent imagery, undesirable fans and inflammatory lyrics”. The Happiest Pl ... More >>