About Liset Marquez

If something is happening in Ontario (California, not Canada) then I'll do my best to get it covered. If not, let me know what I'm missing.

Coachella bound

If you’re heading to Coachella you might want to pack your sunscreen as temperatures are suppose to reach 100. Here are some of the acts lined up today:

Grammy award winning Arcade Fire is expected to be one of the last groups to hit the main stage, around 11:20 p.m. 
Broken Social Scene
Gogol Bordello
One Day as a Lion
Two Door Cinema Club
Jenny and Johnny
Remember, if you don’t have tickets you can still catch some of the action at http://www.coachella.com. They have three different webcast channels.

Sunset Junction lineup announced

Listen up music junkies, organizers of Sunset Junction have announced their lineup and it includes local acts like commercial-friendly Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and locals Fitz and Tantrums.

Visit the site for more information:

Sunset Junction lineup


Saturday, 21st 2010

Bad Brains * Ghostland Observatory * The Ohio Players * Shiny Toy Guns – HybriDigital * Miles Davis/ Bitches Brew Re-Mix feat. J.Rocc. * Fishbone *Evelyn Champagne King * Medusa * Orgone * Saint Motel * White Apple Tree * Rhythm Root Allstars * Balandugu Kan * B-side Players * Maleco Collective * Big Daddy Kane * Party Crash Feat, Dj Ruckus & Cory Enemy * Speakers Junkies * Dj Eric cubeechee * DJ Brent Bolthouse * Hyphy Crunk * Dj Jeremy Sole * Dj Pelau * Jimie & Moral Groove * Chief * Eastern Conference Champions * Andy Clockwise * Pollyn * Sweaters * Moses Capmbell * The Silver Lake Chorus

More TBA…


Sunday, 22nd 2010

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros * The Whispers *  Lee Scratch Perry  * Mayer Hawthorne * Meshell Ndegeocello * Division Minuscula * Permanent Ability * Ray Ricky Rivera * Spellbound * Palenke Soul Tribe * Bobo Meets Rhettamatu * Insite * Girl in a Coma * Raheen Cohen * Aurum *  Doc- Martin * Fitz & The Tantrums * Rolling Radio * DJ Caroline D’ Amore * DJ Splyce * DJ Dexterous * DJ gusto * DJ Carlos Nino * DJ Eric Neutron * Crystal Antlers * Sam Sparro * Infinity (the female fronted tribute to Journey) * Christopher Yates * C.C. Sheffield * The Deadly Syndrome * Red Cortez * Leslie and the Badgers * Wheelhouse * The Janks * Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang * Freddie Poole 

Metallica’s music video includes performance at Ontario Arena

Not only was Metallica a big draw when they came to Ontario late last year, but now they’ve cemented that night in history by including clips of their performance in a music video. I found the information below and I thought people would be interested to know.

This is from blabbermouth.net :
“METALLICA‘s video for the song “Broken, Beat And Scarred” can be viewed below. The performance clip was shot by METALLICA‘s longtime friend and collaborator, famed video director Wayne Isham, on December 13, 2008 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and December 12, 2008 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.”

The whole link is below:

Local band joins Vans Warped Tour

Inland Empire’s Fiasco! has been added to the list of bands performing at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The tour will kick off June 26 at the Fairplex.
I got a call earlier this week from Ontario resident Dorothy Durston, the mother of bandmember Daniel Durston with the news.
A couple of weeks ago the band was performing at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles when they got the invitation, Dorothy said.
The trio, Durston; Brandon Forsberg and Brent Schneiders of Rancho Cucamonga met about six years ago in a battle of the bands event. They were on different bands at the time, Dorothy tells me.
To find out more about the band visit their web site: www.myspace.com/fiascomusic

No Doubt rehearses at Citizens Business Bank Arena

I was online earlier today when a preview for No Doubt’s tour caught me attention. Apparently the group used Citizens Business Bank arena recently to prepare for their tour.

Here is excerpt from the article from Randy Lewis published in Jakarta Globe:

“Gwen Stefani may be a pop superstar, hit songwriter, fashion maven and role model for millions of girls and young women, but on a brutally hot afternoon recently, on a loading dock outside a largely empty sports arena in Ontario, California, she was just a mom, trying to keep her 3-year-old son entertained while she took on an impromptu decorating project.

“I don’t have time to do this, but you know me — once I get obsessed with something,” Stefani said while splattering globs of sky blue, neon orange and electric pink paint across three large squares of white fabric. She and a couple friends were creating tapestries to hang in the backstage dressing rooms during the first full-scale concert tour in seven years by No Doubt, the once-scrappy ska-rock group that emerged from Anaheim to become one of the biggest-selling pop music acts of the 1990s and early 2000s.

…..Inside the new Citizens Business Bank Arena a short time later, Stefani, bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young were showing pretty much the same childlike exuberance and energy as they bounced around the gleaming white retro-futuristic stage set they were trying out for the first time before the tour kickoff Saturday in Las Vegas.”

Here is the link if you want to read the whole thing for yourself:


The Kills rock the stage

Standing on the speakers The Kills’ guitarist
and lead singer Allison sang along to an edgier version of “URA Fever,” to open
their set.

From the start the crowd
was ready to jam, clapping along to “The last day of Magic.”

“Hello people that came to Coachella” she said.

I was also able to catch “Tape
Song”, “Getting down” and
“Alphabet Pony” before I had to leave for The Cure.