Aug. 29–Band of Horses with Willoughby
Sept. 17–The Airborne Toxic Event
** Here are some more not mentioned on the Website:
July 11–LA Riots
July 24–Girl Talk
Aug. 18–The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Ghostland Observatory
“As far as Michael Jackson’s influence on music today, I believe it reached far and wide, especially with the current popularity of dance, dance rock, DJ, indie, and whatnot.
Recent Glass House bands such as Passion Pit, The Juan MacLean, and even the Honor Society seems to owe something to Michael Jackson’s pop sensibility.
I just bought the remastered Bad CD last month. It’s strange to think of someone like this with such constant controversy to suddenly be gone, along with the answers to quite a few questions. Either way, he will be missed greatly in the music community.”
Jonathan Halperin, talent booker for The Glass House in Pomona
“He was a phenomenal talent. He was an icon.”
Richard Barnes, Folk Music Center employee in Claremont.
Barnes said employees in the center were talking about Jackson when our reporter Neil Nisperos went to see if anyone would talk to him.
Virginia Reed at 8 p.m. today described as “a solidly constructed indie rock four piece collective in the mode of Elliot Smith.”
KSPC’s Forward Into The Past June 21 described as “music + comedy of the 20’s 30’s + 40’s with host Randy Brian presenting a special Father’s Day Themed Show.”
Temple of Bon Matin will perform at 3 p.m. June 25 and will perform a second set at 5:30 p.m. on 88.7 FM KSPC
Rebels To The Grain at 8 p.m. June 26 described as “this conscious hip-hop tribe will be on hand with much love and positivity to spread.”
DJ Shortstack at 2 p.m. June 28 described as “station 23’s DJ Shortstack will be spinning hip-hop, nusoul, breaks, funk, afrobeat, reggae, old school, downtempo and associated vibes.”
Rhino Records is at 235 Yale Ave. Info: www.rhinorecords.cc
Los Angeles-based Love Grenades (with singer Elizabeth Wight shown here) made a strong impression Saturday night in Chino Hills at Shamrocks with their electro pop/Italo disco/punk/’80s sound.
The lead singer Wight was a ball of energy who dressed in a flashy black top with skin-tight pants who kept the music moving with her constant dancing, walking toward audience members and tremendous singing skills.
The group performed catchy songs like “Tigers In The Fire,” where Elizabeth Wight’s singing skills really shone through. Corey Hunter and Golden were also strong on the guitars and the drums.
An entertaining but somewhat inebriated woman who sat next to me really danced a storm during this song and many of the others. After the show Wight said the woman was an inspiration because of her enthusiasm.
“Off To Sea” features the weird cowbell sound and is also catchy and the Sam Sparro remix of “Young Lovers.” I think they also played the regular mix of “Young Lovers” as the last song if I’m not mistaken.
The one slight complaint I had was the group performed at roughly 12:30 a.m. June 14 instead of an advertised 10 p.m. June 13 but was worth it.
Here’s more info on the group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Grenades/49051467673 or http://www.myspace.com/lovegrenades