Cypress Hill Smokeout festival Saturday update

Sublime actually pulled off a great performance judging from the fan response. Every song they performed from “Bad Fish” to “Santeria” to “Date Rape” became an instant applause getter.

New singer Rome Ramirez was able to channel his inner Bradley Nowell with drummer Bud Gaugh and bassist Eric Wilson and overcome a lot of doubts. Ramirez even thanked Brad and his family on stage despite the fact Nowell’s family has threatened the band with a lawsuit for using the name Sublime.

Other acts like the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, hip-hop act Living Legends and DJ Mix Master Mike also put on strong crowd pleasing efforts.

Cypress Hill Smokeout festival Friday

The Cypress Hill Smokeout festival Friday was generally entertaining but there were a couple of just average performances.

The Geto Boys performed the Steve Miller Band version of “Gangster of Love” but Scarface did not show up at the venue. Willie D blamed the “authorities” but did not give specifics. The group’s biggest response came for “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.”

Cypress Hill’s “Black Sunday” set was tremendous with high energy from all the members and a screen in the background that had images from the album or parts of movies playing on it.

The Goodie Mob were also great live but the fans interest in the group seemed to fall-off toward the end of the set. And yes, Cee-lo performed “Crazy” (which is NOT a Goodie Mob song) but I was more interested in “Soul Food” and “Cell Therapy.”

It was also nice to see Del live with the Hieroglyphics as he performed “Clint Eastwood” from the Gorillaz album and freestyled for the audience while the other individual members like Casual performed hits like “That’s When Ya Lost.”

Stone Temple Pilots headed to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino Oct. 22


Alternative rockers Stone Temple Pilots will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino near Highland. For more information on the group who has sold more than 35 million albums. Tickets are $70, $60 and $50.

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Upcoming Fox Theater shows in Pomona include Cafe Tacuba, weebleworld, La Quinta Estacion

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La Quinta Estacion at 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets are $45.

weebleworld with Wolfgang Gartner, Plump DJs, Autoerotique, Droid Behavior, Lightknife,
Visual Symphony, Sweedish Egil, John Beaver, Used & Abused, Ron D
Core, Mr Kool-Aid, Jason Blakemore, Thee-O, J’Sin, Xavier, Alexander at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets are $20 presale.

Cafe Tacuba are back with a 20th anniversary tour and will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 27. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (which is today). Tickets are $52 advance and $62 day of show. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for Dec. 7 Morrissey show at the Fox Theater in Pomona


 Tickets for Morrissey will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 17 through General admission tickets are $69 while V.I.P tickets are $99.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, which is a Monday. Radio station 106.7 KROQ and Goldenvoice are presenting the concert. The former Smiths lyricist and singer will perform with Doll & the Kicks. 

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