Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Saturday concert cancelled

The Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert scheduled for Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena has been cancelled.

Sue Oxarart, director of marketing for the arena, said officials learned of the cancellation this morning.

The January 23 concert date was a rescheduled date from Dec. 17 at the arena. Refunds can be obtained through the point of purchase.

More information on refunds can be found at the arena Web site here.

Sigur Ros’ Jonsi added to the Sunday date for Coachella and more

A couple of quick 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival changes …

Sigur Ros’ Jonsi was added to the Sunday date for Coachella while there are a couple of date changes for some bands.

Ceu moved to April 16 (from April 18).

White Rabbits moved to April 17 (from April 16)


Local band to play at the Hip Kitty

Hi friends, so I’m selfishly promoting my cousin’s friend band Ojos Rojos
(yes, I believe it translates to ‘eyes red’)
They’re playing at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Hip Kitty
visit their My Space page
502 W 1st St

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 447-6700

I can’t guarantee they’re any good, but you can decide for yourself and let me know…and trust you me I’ll do the same.

Coachella line-up announced


Here is the news release …

will feature a mix of artists ranging from Pavement, Thom Yorke????,
Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix,
Tisto, Faith No More, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image
Limited.  Set for Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday,
April 18 at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA–the same
grounds where COACHELLA debuted in 1999–the COACHELLA 2010 line-up
will feature more than 130 acts.

year’s COACHELLA will feature a variety of options to make the concert
experience an enjoyable one.  In addition to expanded camping
options–including car, RV and traditional tent camping– COACHELLA
will allow, for the first time, in-and-out privileges for all
attendees.   Festival goers will once again have the ability to
purchase 3-day festival tickets and various onsite camping options via
an easy layaway payment plan.

those looking to streamline the weekend’s experience, COACHELLA has
teamed with Valley Music Travel to provide exclusive travel packages,
local hotel shuttle transportation and private home rentals with VIP
COACHELLA access.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please

APRIL 16:  Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire
Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear,
Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace
Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The
Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock,
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang
Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness,
Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall
as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.

APRIL 17:  Muse, Faith No More, Tisto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead
Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ’s, Major
Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les
Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club,
Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar,
Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae,
Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders,
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The
Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House,
Steel Train, Frank Turner.

APRIL 18:  Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon,
Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman,
Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo,
MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The
Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the
Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu,
B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne,
Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin
Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.

Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations and
Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges.  More details on
layaway, camping options and up-to-the minute information, can be found
at  COACHELLA 2010 sponsors include Heineken and PlayStation.


Pomona Glass House schedule Jan. 20 through Jan. 26 includes As Tall As Lions, Black Lips, Rufio, roller skating and The Cribs

As Tall As Lions

January 20th
Doors: 7 pm


Black Lips

January 22nd
Doors: 7 pm


Dose Of Adolescence
January 23rd
Doors: 7 pm


Down and Derby
Roller Skating Party

January 24th
Doors: 6 pm

$5 adv / $10 dos
$5 skate rental

The Cribs
Jemina Pearl
(Be Your Own Pet)
January 26th
Doors: 7 pm


2010 Heat Festival features Taking Back Sunday, The Crystal Method, Shiny Toy Guns, New Boyz, Sick Puppies, Steve Aoki, A-Trak and Far*East Movement

The 2010 Heat Music Festival is scheduled for Feb. 13 on the campus of the University of California, Riverside. The address is 900 University Ave.

This year features Taking Back Sunday, The Crystal Method, Shiny Toy Guns, New Boyz, Sick Puppies, Steve Aoki, A-Trak and Far*East Movement for the festival’s fourth edition.

Here’s the news release:

“Long Island-based veteran rock band Taking Back Sunday are performing one of their last North American shows before departing for their Australian New Again tour. New Again is the group’s fourth studio album. Released in June, 2009, to generally favorable reviews, the album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling 48,000 copies in its first week in the United States.

2010 Grammy Nominee The Crystal Method are sure to incite the audience with a storied
live experience. The electronic music duo received the Grammy nod for Divided by Night in
the Best Electronic/Dance Album category. The festival also features electro dance music
by Montreal-born DJ and turntablist A-Trak and UC Santa Barbara Alumnus, DJ/producer
Steve Aoki.

With a strong rock cast, the festival also features Australian-formed indie group Sick
Puppies and the Los Angeles-based alternative band Shiny Toy Guns. Hip-hop gets unusual
coverage with budding rap artists New Boyz (note: they went to school in Victorville) and the Asian American group Far*East Movement.”

Pre-sale tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. Jan. 13.

The ticket price is $42.50. The concert runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Additional information is available at the festival website:

Heat has three performance stages which include The Highland Stage, The Southland Stage and the Vantage Dance Stage and includes vendors with specialty food and beverages.

Contact information: (951) 827-5776 or

Owl City in Pomona April 7 with general presale Friday

Owl City

Paper Route

April 7th
(At Fox Pomona)


Friday, January 8th
at 10 AM

Owl City, known for the Fireflies song, will perform April 7 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. General onsale starts at 10 a.m. Friday. From the band’s MySpace, it looks like tickets have sold out at a lot of venues so don’t hesitate.   

Vampire Weekend in Pomona April 14 w/general presale Friday


Vampire Weekend, who are streaming their latest album “Contra” for free on their MySpace page before their album is released on Jan. 12, will perform in Pomona.

The date, according to their MySpace page, is April 14 and they will be at the Fox Theater.

Tickets go onsale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday but a Vampire Weekend presale started at 10 a.m. Wednesday and continues through 10 p.m. Thursday, according to Ticketmaster. The performance time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $25.

Ticketmaster also has an offer where there is an option to add a copy of their new album (on CD or vinyl) for $15 extra that includes three digital tracks: the Contra “Megamelt” (2 MP3s) and “Cousinz” remixes by Toy Selecta and the album version of “Cousins.”

Vampire Weekend were at the Glass House in Sept. 2008


April 14th
8 pm
(At Fox Pomona)


Friday, January 8th
at 10 AM


*Vampire Weekend photo up top was shot by Esther White

Vampire Weekend album preview

What’s up pop/mainstream music junkies!

If you haven’t already heard KCRW is previewing Vampire Weekend’s latest album Contra.
I’m not rushing to listen to it because I’m not a VW fan, but let me know what you think and I might, MIGHT, just pump up the volume.
That said, even if you don’t have a crush on VP, (high-5), KCRW has a list of other albums to check out:
  • Duke Ellington: Three Suites
  • Laura Veirs: July Flame
  • Max Richter: Memoryhouse
  • Ingra George: Accidental Experimental