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LOCAL NATIVES + TENNIS @ FOX THEATRE POMONA

With members calling Orange County and Chino Hills their hometowns, Pomona was an apt place to wrap up the Local Natives' extensive tour around Sunlit Youth ahead of its Coachella appearance this weekend.

Interview

RACHEL MASON: IS THAT A GOOD REVELATION?

It was the tone of her voice when she sang that was so fascinating to hear. Like mid-period Karen Carpenter mixed with late-period Johanna Went, performance artist / filmmaker / musician Rachel Mason’s voice rang out clean and clear and with as much purpose as fresh snowfall. With the same clarity of voice, here she expounds and expands upon issues of creativity, courage, and Circus of Books, the chain of book and video stores owned by her family that was—until its closing last year—a cornerstone of queer and alternative culture in Los Angeles for several decades. She performs Sat., Apr. 22, at the Machine Project. This interview by David Cotner.

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GLASS ANIMALS + JAGWAR MA @ FOX THEATRE POMONA

Unless you could see the cast on lead singer/guitarist Dave Bayley's leg, you would never know he was sporting a broken one. He was his usual animated self, dancing and grooving to the music emanating from him and his bandmates of Glass Animals.

Interview

ARTHUR BROWN: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

Rakish, free-spirited and better educated than most of his compeers in first and second wave of the British Invasion, Arthur Brown was equal parts leader of two notable rock groups and surrealist heir to the bandleader tradition of Glenn Miller and Harry James. By jumbling these idioms and others while overlaying the whole with Arthur’s comically rendered angst and cartoony variable voice, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and prog were born. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's self-titled LP will be reissued for Record Store Day. This interview by Ron Garmon.

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THE AVALANCHES @ THE FONDA THEATRE

Fresh off of a Coachella weekend one performance and their first appearance on US soil in over a decade, Australian DJ/production collective The Avalanches played their first LA show ever with a full band last night at The Fonda.

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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD + ORB @ THE ROXY

Stu and the boys took the stage shortly after and the crowd simultaneously exploded into a sweaty, cramped, painful, yet perfect hell-hole.