Viva! Pomona

Viva! Pomona

The Spits, La Sera, Prayers, Summer Twins, Ruido Rosa, Maria y Jose, The Gooch Palms, The Gooch Palms, Jesus Sons, Nic Hessler, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, Los Angeles Police Department, Thrillers, DJ Nombre Apellido, Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, Death Lens, The Two Tens, Gal Pals, Rudy De Anda, Hillary Chillton, Policias Y Ladrones, Pity Party, Johnny Otis Davila

Sat, July 18, 2015

4:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$20.00 - $22.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Viva! Pomona
Viva! Pomona
The Spits
The Spits
The Spits are already as ingrained in modern punk music as possible, yet still manage to devour the rip-offs and influence the youth of today without even looking like they're trying. Going strong now for over fifteen years, smashing the windows and tearing down the walls of our minds every time they roll through town, these truly vicious visionaries have cooked punk down to its most powerful base form, crawling like Neanderthals through the muck, and creating a flaming trail of hits that'll take quite a fit of dementia to ever forget. A perfect distillation of punk's original open-ended weirdness, and modern music's serrated salvation, The Spits have proven themselves to be no one to fuck with, over and over again.

They've always been one of the most original bands of the twenty-first century, yet it never really seemed like they weren't doing anything too experimental, save their signature, yet refreshingly just-ahead-of-their-time, synth/drum machine noise they forced the fickle punk crowds to gladly swallow. The demonic void that they fill is utterly too much to handle, the band everyone wants to see, that pre-information overload-type of underground music mystery that just gets all the endorphins rushing. The way their throbbingly addictive songs just drip like sticky tar out of the speakers, their guitars that sound like food processors seemed to dull all our senses, just at the same time that the impeccable lyrics invigorate us beyond belief.

The Spits have already done so much, but still have so much more to come, as they continue to influence anyone with a penchant for irresistible punk music, played like there's nothing to lose.
La Sera
La Sera
Since joining all-female punk trio Vivian Girls during the spring of 2007 Katy Goodman's DIY-style bass playing and drifty-faded vocals have sent waves of adoration rippling throughout Brooklyn's pop punk circuit. Her newest band La Sera showcases her signature style, bringing her talent for creating dreamy pop songs even more to the forefront. La Sera just finished a west coast tour and had a smashing time at CMJ.
After touring the world with Vivian Girls, releasing a handful of well-received records, and starting record label Wild World with her band mates, Goodman started exploring other outlets. She played in the short-lived dream-pop band All Saints Day in the spring of 2010, and a self-titled limited-edition 7" of spectral tunes was released on indie label Art Fag earlier this year.
In February 2010 Goodman started working on some fresh material that inspired the formation of her brand new band, La Sera. Her inspiration sprung from an attraction to early pop hits from the 1950's and ethereal choral vocals. Her new songs contain warm celestial-pop melodies that echo with the dreamlike effect of a church choir and effuse a softer, less aggressive sound than the Vivian Girls.
Recording with a tambourine, guitar, and layers upon layers of heavenly vocals, she started sending her songs to filmmaker/music producer Brady Hall (the director of Vivian Girls videos "Moped Girls" and "When I'm Gone"), who immediately wanted to collaborate and dove into re-recording her rough material himself. After hearing his finished work, Katy flew to Seattle and the two recorded all the vocals, mixed the songs and filmed two La Sera music videos at Brady's home studio.
The eponymous La Sera is the result of these sessions. With a dozen fresh tracks, La Sera muses on death, love, and love lost within the span of two minute choiral pop blisters. The phantasmic quality of Goodman's voice takes hold of the contradictorily upbeat "You're Going to Cry," while "Dove Into Love" seems to send time into drifting slow motion, enveloped by a wave of guitar strums. The lilting and delicate "Hold," meanwhile, tells the story of two people hugging each other to death. Hardly Art will release the full-length in early 2011, preceded by the limited 7" for "Never Come Around" out today.
La Sera is: Katy Goodman (bass, vox), Jenn Prince (guitar, vox) and Jonathan Weinberg (drums, vox, keys).
Prayers
Cholo-goth pioneers PRAYERS formed in late 2013 in San Diego with Leafar Seyer providing vocals, and Tijuana based electronic artist Dave Parley handling production. They have created a genre known as SD Kill Wave aka Cholo Goth, which fuses the sounds of new wave with southern California gang lifestyle. Prayers pulls from the darkest dance and goth elements with touches of the Pet Shop Boys and Bowie to ALBUMS: bring their stories of pride and struggle to life.
Summer Twins
Summer Twins
Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown. They write dreampop and rock 'n roll songs with a touch of California sun. Born and raised in Riverside, Ca, the two decided they wanted to start a band from a young age. Inspired by their dad's old rock 'n roll records, Chelsea picked up the guitar, Justine taught herself to play drums, and they played in an all-girl band throughout their teens. They formed Summer Twins in 2008, with a focus on singing pop harmonies atop garage rock inspired by the '50s and '60s. Now in their early twenties, Summer Twins play live with Marcio Rivera on guitar and an additional bassist.


"Each repeat listen to the California dream-pop duo's lazy, hazy, crazy debut adds another layer of shimmering, pink pleasure. Sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown quickly start to sound like a band you've had in your collection for years – and it's more than simple 90s nostalgia for a brand of pop ala The Cardigans that the Summer Twins wholly embrace." -Impose Magazine

"Just some damn sunny pop with a nice dusting of melancholy that begs to be on your headphones and walked around the city." -Raven Sings the Blues

"...a sound that is both nostalgic and timeless" - Get Bent
Maria y Jose
María y José is the project of Antonio Jimenez, a humble kid born in Leon Guanajuato (Mexico) but whose legal documents trace him back to San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco. But let's not get confused, he is a son of Tijuana, and although it always comes up as a cliché, that's something special. Jimenez, who had previously released material under Unsexy Nerd Ponies, takes on a much more interesting project, one that truly displays his passion and character. He employs the vernacular like few people in pop, transposing it to narrative and visual flare. Not so bad for an adolescent mind-set using Audacity and Fruity Loops in his search for holy beats and tribal soundscape.
The Gooch Palms
Once upon a time in a land far away a Frankenstein's monster of a baby was created. Equal parts GG Allin, Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison and Olivia Newton John (circa Let's Get Physical era); this baby was an unusual child that would be raised all the way across the oceans in the suburbs of Newcastle, Australia by two very normal parents. Their normality however, could not stifle the ever-growing demon inside the boy that at age 14 would be unleashed on an unsuspecting Novocastrian audience. This boy is Leroy Macqueen; singer, guitarist and one half of notorious garage-punk duo The Gooch Palms.
His partner in this story is Kat Friend, a fellow Novo that as a young girl, always dreamed of meeting her demented prince charming and starting a band with him. And sometimes, dreams really do come true. Not so long ago she picked up a couple of drum sticks, got herself two drums and has not looked back since. In the very short while it has taken Kat to become a bona fide shit-pop goddess, she has also become an absolute pro at providing the much needed yin to Leroy's schizophrenic yang, keeping it cool as a cucumber while oozing her very own brand of badass-femme-sass.
Together these two are an unstoppable force that have been turning heads and boners everywhere they go. They play catchy-as-hell pop music for the underdogs of this world, singing songs about bogan life in a small industrial town on an isolated continent in a far away hemisphere. Not to mention a lot of songs about outer-space. The Gooch Palms debut album Novo's delves into the reality of what life in Newcastle is like for these two misfits and the good, the bad and the boredom that comes with it. Released through Anti Fade Records Novo's quickly sold out of the first pressing with pressing number two available RIGHT NOW!
For almost 4 years Australia's favourite punk sweethearts have been melting faces with their high energy, take no prisoners, balls out, drool-inducing live shows. They make a lot of noise for a minimal two piece but what they lack in instrumentation they make up for in stage presence and songs that you'll be humming, whether you want to or not, for days, months or maybe even years after the show is over.
During their existence they have shared the stage with some amazing international acts such as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Thee Oh Sees, 5,6,7,8's, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & The Clams, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Tyvek plus many more and have played some of Australia's biggest festivals including Big Day Out, Groovin' The Moo, Sydney Festival and Mona Foma to name only a few.
But after getting itchy feet in Australia, the pair decided to expand their horizons and crossed the big ol' Pacific to bring unsuspecting audiences in the USA the salty sweet taste of the gooch. They picked up a rental car which was kindly upgraded, practiced driving on the opposite side of the road and embarked on an extensive nation-wide tour of America ending at the legendary Gonerfest in Memphis, where Leroy expertly demonstrated his down-under snake handling and bushman climbing skills.
These guys aren't done with America just yet though, in fact the love affair has only just begun. The Gooch Palms are set to release a new 7" single through Detroit label Urinal Cake Records within the coming months and will be back in early 2015 for round two!
So keep your eyes, ears and foreskins peeled for The Gooch Palms, their coming for ya!
The Gooch Palms
Once upon a time in a land far away a Frankenstein's monster of a baby was created. Equal parts GG Allin, Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison and Olivia Newton John (circa Let's Get Physical era); this baby was an unusual child that would be raised all the way across the oceans in the suburbs of Newcastle, Australia by two very normal parents. Their normality however, could not stifle the ever-growing demon inside the boy that at age 14 would be unleashed on an unsuspecting Novocastrian audience. This boy is Leroy Macqueen; singer, guitarist and one half of notorious garage-punk duo The Gooch Palms.
His partner in this story is Kat Friend, a fellow Novo that as a young girl, always dreamed of meeting her demented prince charming and starting a band with him. And sometimes, dreams really do come true. Not so long ago she picked up a couple of drum sticks, got herself two drums and has not looked back since. In the very short while it has taken Kat to become a bona fide shit-pop goddess, she has also become an absolute pro at providing the much needed yin to Leroy's schizophrenic yang, keeping it cool as a cucumber while oozing her very own brand of badass-femme-sass.
Together these two are an unstoppable force that have been turning heads and boners everywhere they go. They play catchy-as-hell pop music for the underdogs of this world, singing songs about bogan life in a small industrial town on an isolated continent in a far away hemisphere. Not to mention a lot of songs about outer-space. The Gooch Palms debut album Novo's delves into the reality of what life in Newcastle is like for these two misfits and the good, the bad and the boredom that comes with it. Released through Anti Fade Records Novo's quickly sold out of the first pressing with pressing number two available RIGHT NOW!
For almost 4 years Australia's favourite punk sweethearts have been melting faces with their high energy, take no prisoners, balls out, drool-inducing live shows. They make a lot of noise for a minimal two piece but what they lack in instrumentation they make up for in stage presence and songs that you'll be humming, whether you want to or not, for days, months or maybe even years after the show is over.
During their existence they have shared the stage with some amazing international acts such as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Thee Oh Sees, 5,6,7,8's, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & The Clams, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Tyvek plus many more and have played some of Australia's biggest festivals including Big Day Out, Groovin' The Moo, Sydney Festival and Mona Foma to name only a few.
But after getting itchy feet in Australia, the pair decided to expand their horizons and crossed the big ol' Pacific to bring unsuspecting audiences in the USA the salty sweet taste of the gooch. They picked up a rental car which was kindly upgraded, practiced driving on the opposite side of the road and embarked on an extensive nation-wide tour of America ending at the legendary Gonerfest in Memphis, where Leroy expertly demonstrated his down-under snake handling and bushman climbing skills.
These guys aren't done with America just yet though, in fact the love affair has only just begun. The Gooch Palms are set to release a new 7" single through Detroit label Urinal Cake Records within the coming months and will be back in early 2015 for round two!
So keep your eyes, ears and foreskins peeled for The Gooch Palms, their coming for ya!
Jesus Sons
Jesus Sons
The songs that Jesus Sons write serve as explicit documentation of living in modern day America. The lyrics are filled with shady characters from the back streets of San Francisco and beyond. The ones lurking in the shady corners of your local watering hole, taking long drags off their cigarettes. Their breath stained of cheap whiskey. The music is the product of each members' geographical origins colliding together. Two hometown buds from Idaho lay down vocals, guitar, harmonica and drums, two boys from Los Angeles bring in the bass and slide guitar and a lone ranger rings in the tasteful lead guitar and harmonica from Iowa. The five boys of Jesus Sons dust each song with their experiences of growing up in a troubled time. There is an uneasiness underneath their youthful, determined soundtrack for the modern day motorcycle riding, fast driving, whiskey and beer drinking, freedom seeking kids of today and tomorrow.
Nic Hessler
Nic Hessler soft connections
Los Angeles Police Department
Under the moniker Los Angeles Police Department, Ryan Pollie makes the kind of homespun bedroom pop that excels in its quiet intimacy, while retaining its emotional weight under sparse instrumentation and soft delivery. On his 11-track self-titled debut album, Pollie wrote and recorded each song in a day, allowing for small imperfections and spurts of urgency found throughout the record. It's a creative process Pollie has now become accustomed to: "This project really changed an important misconception for me. It was that music that I was making, which wasn't recorded in a studio with a band, was illegitimate or not real for some reason." And so, these 11 tracks pared down from 30, recorded in a house in Hollywood, became personal anecdotes to a specific time and place: following a burgeoning relationship until its untimely end. At times shaken and hazy and at others affront with exhaustion, Pollie is able to weave a tapestry of pop songs that is the perfect distillation of where the project is currently at and where it could be taken in the future.
Thrillers
Los Angeles based, North Carolina born blood brothers THRILLERS are set to release their debut EP Cotton Candy Kisses n Spring 2015 via MANIMAL. The brothers sight their broad spectrum of influences ranging from Rick James to David Bowie to LCD Sound System to Michael Jackson and of course Kate Bush. The EP was recorded while on a sabbatical in Atlanta in early 2014.

"New duo Thrillers make pop music that continues to feed our cravings, and current obsession with the way 80s music and film continues to impact our modern consciousness" - Impose Magazine
Isaac Rother and the Phantoms
Isaac Rother and the Phantoms
Isaac Rother & The Phantoms call back to an era where rock n' roll was simple and dangerous. The voodoo magic of early rock n' rollers such as Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins is seamlessly fused with tough 60's groups like the Animals and the tongue in cheek humor of classic novelty hits like Wooly Bully and Surfin' Bird. Today, with the world of music literally at our fingertips, the camp and ritual of rock n' roll has almost been forgotten, residing mainly in the stories and recordings of the past. Isaac Rother and the Phantoms bring back the golden mystic of this past. They do so with top notch musicianship and hard rockin' original material, rendering them a cut above the rest. Behold… The Unspeakable Horror of Isaac Rother & The Phantoms!
Death Lens
Death Lens
"All the essential components for a good band are there: fuzzy and mangled guitars, thick and wooly bass, heavy drum work that *gasp* elicit more than head-bobbing and rapid fire vocals that bring to mind a wasted and punch-drunk Buddy Holly." - Lo-Pie
The Two Tens
"Garage punk at its best, "Scene" is a high energy explosion of sound that hits its mark from the first outburst, making one wonder how it can possibly come from a band made up of only two people." - Huffington Post

"The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single "Scene" persistently asks "Where's your scene?" and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you're keeping your old Ramones vinyl." - Buzzbands LA
Gal Pals
Gal Pals
G A L P A L S
is a drum and guitar duo.
We write pop songs
in Austin, Texas.
Rudy De Anda
Rudy De Anda
Hillary Chillton
Hillary Chillton
"The independent music scene in the southern portion of the state has been pretty duo-directional, streamlined either towards emulating the twanging surf of the late ’60s or the nostalgic, grunge melodies of the ’90s, but Hillary Chillton is not tethered to a single ilk. The five-piece group seem to weave in and out of each member’s musical interests and abilities. At worst this could seem directionless, but fortunately, their sound is remarkably cohesive — possibly due to the communal ability of the members to respect and understand their bandmates’ deviations. Most of the crew play multiple instruments and will often switch mid-set. In their live performances, they create a sort of wall-of-sound that would be more aptly described as a wall-of-solos (without the pretentiousness of an actual solo)." - Berkeley B-Side
Pity Party
Pity Party

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
http://www.theglasshouse.us/