Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is featuring acts ranging from R & B legend Chaka Khan to progressive rock’s Asia featuring John Payne

Dayton, Ohio’s funk act Slave, known for the 1977 song “Slide,” who perform inside the Vibe Night Club at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the casino.

Tickets are $32.50 for Slave’s performance online and $40 the day of.

Chaka Khan, known for 1984’s “I Feel for You,” will perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 18 with Ray Parker Jr., best known for the 1984 hit “Ghostbusters.”

Tickets for Khan range from $47.75 to $58.25.

The Mary Jane Girls, known for songs like 1985’s “In My House,” will perform on the same night as Khan but at 10:30 p.m. in the nearby night club.

The girls’ tickets are $13.50.

Asia featuring John Payne will perform inside the night club at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

Payne joined Asia in 1991 when original member Geoff Downes invited him. Downes and Payne split in 2006.

Tickets for the rock group are $13.50.

Boyz II Men, who have sold more than 60 million albums and are known for songs like 1995’s “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey, will perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 15.

Prices for Boyz II Men’s tickets are $36.50.

The casino is at 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon.

For more information, contact or 800-745-3000.

Post-hardcore’s Quicksand reunites at the Glass House in Pomona on Jan. 23

New York City’s post-hardcore act Quicksand, who recently reunited at the June Revelation Records 25th anniversary show at the Glass House will perform at the same Pomona venue on Jan. 23.

Kingston, Pennsylvania’s Title Fight opens for the band, with doors for the show opening at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $27.

The Glass House is at 200 W. Second St.

For more information, head to, or 877-435-9849. 909-483-8549

Toni Braxton at San Manuel on Valentine’s Day

R & B singer/songwriter and star Toni Braxton will perform on Feb. 14 at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino near Highland.

Braxton has sold more than 60 million albums and is known for hit songs like 1996’s “You’re Makin’ Me High.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $54.25 to $75.25 for the concert.

The casino is at 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland.

For more information, head to or 800-745-3000. 909-483-8549

The Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa, in Rancho Mirage has a wide variety of acts upcoming ranging from Alabama to Men of Soul.

The Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa, in Rancho Mirage has a wide variety of musical acts upcoming.

Soul singer Natalie Cole will perform at 9 p.m. Dec. 28.

Admission ranges from $55 to $95.

Men of Soul (featuring former L.T.D. lead singer Jeffrey Osborne, R & B singer Peabo Bryson and R & B vocalist Freddie Jackson) will take the stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 5.

Entrance prices range from $35 to $75.

Singer and actress Lea Salonga, who was the original Kim in “Miss Saigon” and won a Tony Award, will perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Tickets range from $25 to $55.

Country music legends Alabama will perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 1. Ticket prices were not available as of Wednesday as they are scheduled to go on sale Saturday.

The casino is at 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage.

For more information and ticket information, head to 909-483-8549

Founding member of The Jefferson Airplane Jorma Kaukonen at Pappy & Harriet’s

Fingerstyle guitarist and singer Jorma Kaukonen will perform Jan. 31 at Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown.

Kaukonen is a founding member of The Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $30 for seats and $20 for standing room.

To purchase tickets, head to

Also to purchase tickets or more information, contact 760-365-5956 or 909-483-8549

Paid Dues Festival announces partial lineup including Black Hippy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tech N9ne, De La Soul and more

Hip-hop artist Murs of the Paid Dues independent hip-hop festival announced a partial lineup for the show on Thursday including Black Hippy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tech N9ne and De La Soul.

The event will take place March 30 at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.

Besides headliner Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock), other acts announced were Dom Kennedy, Immortal Technique, Hopsin, Joe Badass and Grouch & Eligh.

More acts will be announced later. For more information, head to 909-483-8549

Pechanga casino features Jackson Browne, Humperdinck, Styx and Cuneta in 2013

In Temecula, inside the Pechanga Theater at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, legendary folk and country rock artist Jackson Browne will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1.

Tickets range from $61 for the silver section to $190 for VIP.

Bruce Springsteen inducted Browne into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and Browne’s 1982 song “Somebody’s Baby,” off the “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” movie soundtrack, might be his most well known.

Other acts in February include Styx at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and Engelbert Humperdinck at 8 p.m. Feb. 14.

Styx, known for their No. 1 hit in 1979 “Babe” as well as other hits, will have tickets range from $50 in the silver section to $75 for orchestra.

Humperdinck, who’s hits include 1962’s “Release Me” and 1976’s “After the Lovin,’” ranges from $50 silver to $70 for orchestra.

The Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines actress, singer, and television host Sharon Cuneta will headline with special guest KC Concepcion at 8 p.m. Jan. 19.

Tickets range for the Cuneta concert from $65 silver to $85 orchestra.

The Pechanga resort is at 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula.

For more information, head to or contact 951-770-4653.

Every Time I Die headlines Glass House Feb. 16; Why? headlines same Pomona venue March 7

Every Time I Die will headline a show with The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights on Feb. 16 at the Glass House in Pomona.

The Buffalo, New York hardcore punk band Every Time I Die released their latest album “Ex Lives” in March.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets went on sale Friday and range from $15 to $17.

Recently added at the venue is Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf’s indie rock and hip-hop act Why? that will headline March 7.

Opening for the Berkeley act is Dream Tiger. Tickets are $17 and doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information on the events, head to

The Glass House is at 200 W. Second St., Pomona.

To purchase tickets, head to 909-483-8549

Suicide Silence Presents Ending Is The Beginning: Mitch Lucker Memorial on Dec. 21

Riverside death metal and metal band Suicide Silence lead singer Mitch Lucker died recently in a motorcycle accident and all proceeds are scheduled to go to Kenadee Lucker’s Education Fund.

Kenadee is Mitch’s daughter.

In a video posted to YouTube on November 30, members of Suicide Silence announced guest singers would perform Mitch’s musical contributions.

Tickets are $36.65 before and $40 the date of show, according to the Fox Theater website at

The Fox Theater is at 301 South Garey Ave., Pomona.

To purchase tickets, head to

Additionally, to purchase tribute merchandise or make a memorial fund donation or to learn more about the group, head to