Viva! Pomona

Viva! Pomona

Thee Oh Sees, Crystal Antlers, FuzZ, Chicano Batman, The Lovely Bad Things, Terry Malts, Winter Break, Souvenirs, The Younger Lovers, Cogito, The Frights, Los Blenders, Santoros, Michael Rey and the Woebegones, The Dead Ships, Salvador and the Unicorn, Za, Prettiest Eyes, The Vibekills, Melted

Sun, July 20, 2014

5:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Viva! Pomona
Viva! Pomona
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
It's never a dull moment watching Oh Sees frontman, John Dwyer wildly wield a swordlike steel guitar with maniacal brilliance! On Saturday July 5th Thee Oh Sees return to the Bay Area for the first time since 2013, to prove to San Franciscan's that the real party is in Oakland!
Crystal Antlers
Fuzz is Ty Segall (drums/vocals), Charlie Moothart (guitar/vocals), and Roland Cosio (bass).

They're heavy-rock lifers – three California-bred dudes who have been refining their riffs and getting weird together since high school (which wasn't that long ago, actually).

Moothart plays guitar in the Ty Segall band and was also a member of The Moonhearts, which included Cosio on guitar. Way back in the early '00s, all three played in the Epsilons.

Fuzz was formed in/around 2011 as a collaboration between Segall and Moothart, but its only within the last year that the pair had sufficient time to guide the band out of side-project limbo and into a recording studio. Since then, they have released two singles, "This Time I Got a Reason" (Trouble In Mind) and "Sleigh Ride" (In the Red).
Around the time of the second single, Cosio joined on bass.

They are not dabblers or dilettantes. Fuzz have flipped through used bins, hard drives, and record collections of the world, seeking out the finest weirdo cuts. The band's self-titled debut LP, which was recorded by Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence), dives
deep, drawing inspiration from the more esoteric reaches of heavy metal pre-history. There are Sabbath and Hendrix nods, obviously, but on "Sleigh Bells" you might also catch a whiff of UK progressive blues business like The Groundhogs, particularly when the song quits its
10/4-time intro and reboots into full bore choogle. Maybe you'll even glimpse the ghost of Australian guitar-legend/sharpie guru Lobby Lloyde sniffing around "Raise."

The mood is not light. The songs project a state of perpetual paranoia and eroding mental health. And as it should be, you know? It's a record for the burners.
Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman is your sonic outlet from the monotonous back into the soul. Ethnomusicologists in their own right, they are students of rhythm, globe trotting on a quest to reclaim and represent the musical roots of their past generations. Drawing from a broad range of 60s and early 70s Brazilian bossa nova and samba, spacey psychedelia, slow-jam soul with a pinch of surf-rock cumbia, the quartet uniforms their act in retro ruffled-tuxedo shirts from a thrift store near you. Chicano Batman is more than a musical force but an adventurous and opinionated superhero who feeds off of community, afro-centricity and bolillos, on a mission to bring the overlooked to the forefront.
The Lovely Bad Things
Brought together by time and fate—they’d all known each other since high school, but finally made a band together in 2009—and named by some kind of esoteric computer filename error too complex to further explain, Orange County’s The Lovely Bad Things are the hyperactive omnitalented and relentlessly hilarious garage-pop band who crowdfunded their way to an encore performance at the world-famous Primavera Sound festival and whose new album The Late Great Whatever was titled during a dream at the suggestion of their spirit guide, who happens to look strangely like Dinosaur Jr drummer Murph. Was that a lot to take in all at once? Then now you can sympathize with the cop who pulled them over on their way to the UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico: “‘Who here has ADD?’” Brayden Ward remembers him asking. “And we all raised our hands.”

The Lovely Bad Things are Brayden and brother Camron Ward, Tim Hatch and Lauren Curtius, each a multi-instrumentalist and each devoted to a bottomless knowledge of ridiculous pop culture and comprehensive appreciation for the Pixies, though if you dismantled their songs and their record collections both you’d find Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, the B-52s, the Wipers and of course Redd Kross, whose sense of humor and sense for a hook the Bad Things have inherited. They mostly come from the city of La Mirada, but their true home is the Lovely Bad Pad, a converted suburban garage—converted personally by the band members—that’s hosted truly legendary backyard punk shows, up to and including a surprise set by Peter, Bjorn and John, who know a good thing when they hear it.

It’s this combination of D.I.Y. spirit and off-the-wall luck that carried The Lovely Bad Things from that backyard to a cassette release on trendsetter label Burger Records that would be called one of the best L.A. punk releases of 2011 by the L.A. Weekly. And from there they ricocheted into a surprise slot at Primavera Sound festival, crowdfunding and benefit-showing just barely enough for airfare to get there and winning over their audience forever once they did. Now, after building a fan base show by show and person by frothing-at-the-mouth person—a guy once came all the way from Belgium to see them play one special song—The Lovely Bad Things have finished The Late Great Whatever for Volcom Entertainment.

The Late Great Whatever was started just after the release of the maxi-EP New Ghost/Old Waves, until now the Lovely Bad Things’ signature release. Although they’d released a full-length called Shark Week in 2010, the album that would become …Whatever was going to be something new, they explain: “Our first real full-length,” says Tim. At least half of Shark Week’s songs were written in … oh, about two minutes, calculates Lauren, because back then Lovely Bad Things were just discovering the knockout sugar high that came from just playing music with each other. But this would be different: “How do I say it and not sound like a super-cliché musician?” asks Camron. “More mature, I guess?”

So what’s that mean? Not one but two Star Wars references on the tracklist, Bigfoot on the cover, a shout-out to Macho Man Randy Savage and a relentless collection of the strongest songs The Lovely Bad Things have ever done. What, did you think “mature” meant? They were going to get all mopey and slow? (“Just say it’s ‘globular’ and ‘shapeshifting,’” suggests Camron.) Produced by Jon Gilbert in the studio built and run by Crystal Antlers’ frontman Jonny Bell, this is a record by a band who’ve developed a telepathic language of their own, with songs that stop and start and turn inside out in ways you just can’t play unless you know exactly what everyone else in the studio with you is thinking.

On The Late Great Whatever, Lovely Bad Things roll out just about anything you’d want about 15% faster than you’d expect. Do they do it all? They indeed do it all. They have stormers like “Kessel Run” and the stand-out “Randall the Savage,” which is all jittery post-punky guitar and gradually building insanity. Then they have sweetheart pop-punk like “Maybe I Know,” which is born for the best mixtapes of 2013. They have surf’s-up guitar (“Styx And Branches”) and wah-wah guitar (“Oozin It”) and oh-my-God-I’m-being-attacked-by-furious-bees guitar (“Kessel Run”). They have Frank Black-style spoken-word stammer (“Fried Eyes”) and cooled-out Kim Deal back-ups. And those heartbreaker harmonies that are part of what make The Lovely Bad Things so special? Pretty much everywhere, thanks to Lauren’s gift for melody, but why don’t you go right to “Rope Swing” if you need ‘em right away? And if this still seems like a lot to take in at once, don’t worry—down some (or too much) caffeine, roll down the windows and let The Late Great Whatever take the wheel. Just watch out for the cops on the way to the UFO museum. When they hear music like this, they pay way too much attention.
Terry Malts
Terry Malts
New kings of slumberland neo hardcore or chainsaw pop, The Terry Malts claim to be detached, disillusioned, so and so's thriving on barely trying. Better than your last girlfriend or current boyfriend, The Terry malts will fulfill your wildest dreams of moshpit post-pop abandonment.
To Be Announced soon!
The Younger Lovers
"This awesome band recently made waves with their latest album, Sugar In My Pocket, which is out now on Southpaw Records. Younger Lovers seeks to combine poetic, Television Personalities-style banter with '60s pop flair." --Deli SF
Michael Rey and the Woebegones
Michael Rey and the Woebegones
Michael Rey and the Woebegones are a four piece Rock n Roll band, formed in 2010, based out of Fontana Ca. Their influence range from the sounds of the Mississippi delta to gritty tinge of CBGB. The band is Fronted by singer/songwriter Michael Rey, and consists of Justine Brown on bass, Rob Rozema on organ, and Daniel Flores on drums.
The Dead Ships
The Dead Ships
There is a Dead Ship within each and every one of us. Embrace your empty vessels, and sail on, mother fuckers.

The Dead Ships are:
Devlin McCluskey – vocals/guitars
Christopher Spindelilus – drums
Alex Moore – bass

"top emerging L.A. bands to keep an eye on in 2014″ - Grimy Goods

"a bluesy wrecking ball" - David Greenwald, LA Times

"some righteous pure rock" - Mark Tichy, MTV

"infusion of raucous punk-garage rock with scorching vocals" - My Old Kentucky Blog

"sounds like the lovechild between Alabama Shakes and the Black Keys"- Erin Lebar, CMJ Spotlight

"no-nonsense garage rock featuring pop choruses that soar and stick long after listening."
- Seraphina, Buzzbands.LA

"Their live shows are an all-out assault on your body; Expect a kick in the ass, the kind that makes you want to rock-the-fuck-out." - Grimy Goods

" such pain and madness in his voice that I almost handed him a Wellbutrin."
- D. Collins, LA Record

"infectious hooks reminiscent of The Black Keys' early days with the right balance of minimalistic lo-fi, soul and pop".
- Katrina Natress, The Deli Magazine

"incredible blend of blues, pop, and good old-fashioned garage rock." - Eric Slager, The Vinyl District

"undeniably energetic indie rock meets classic garage soul " - LA-Underground

"their tuneful charisma separates them from the legions of garage-rock imitators." - LA Times

"vocals soar with the grace of a sonic condor" - OC Weekly
Salvador and the Unicorn
Salvador and the Unicorn
Salvador Sahagun was Born in Mexico (Guadalajara Jalisco) Recorded his first full length album in Los Angeles Califorina!! Acoustic guitar, Harmonies, Maracas, Tambourine, and a 4 track cassette recorder where the things needed for this album to come alive!
ZA was formed by lead singer David Duarte and Paul Hernandez who played in a blues cover band, later came across Paul's childhood friend Josh Eaton who is now the permanent drummer of ZA. Members Paul and Josh are from the Riverside, Ca area and David is from Fullerton, Ca. The three powerhouse musicians have come together and are currently in pre-production with multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson. ZA's first self-titled album is set to be released in late spring of 2014.
Prettiest Eyes
Rock n roll-ish/no wave-ish/punk rock-ish 3 piece from Los Angeles

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766