The Stitches opened for Green Day in Pomona; give brief interview

Photo is from Jennifer Maher for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and the San Bernardino Sun. View more of her photos from the night at

Opening for Green Day on March 10 in Pomona was Orange County punk band The Stitches. The group features guitarist Johnny Witmer, bassist Pete Archer, drummer Craig Barker and vocalist Mike Lohrman.

Witmer, of Hollywood, is the guitar and vocalist for the group. After the Green Day show, he gave a short interview while talking to fans and autographing albums.

“I thought it was better than our normal set,” Witmer said afterward of his group, which performed songs like “My baby hates me.” At one point Lohrman performed a roll on stage and was very charismatic.

Witmer said he enjoyed Green Day’s set.
“It was powerful, really good. And I’m not the biggest Green Day fan.”

He added his group would also perform with Green Day in Tempe, Arizona and that would be it for their tour.

The Stitches website is at