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Desert Daze Festival Review

Desert Daze was nothing short of amazing. You can see why avid music fans are willing to face the heat to see their favorite artists and discover some new ones. They have found an algorithm to keep an indie festival fun, affordable, and exciting with class acts and friendly volunteers. They are able to maintain […]

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Concert Review: Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara is a Malian musician who was brought to Pomona through the Eyes on Africa mellon grant at Pomona College. She was an incredible guest to have at the Big Bridges Auditorium. The large space was filled  by her strong, powerful voice. The audience was composed of the usual Big Bridges crowd. A combination […]

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Concert Review: Wildcat! Wildcat! at the Echoplex

Wildcat! Wildcat!, Body Parts, Mt. Ossa Concert Review  It was a night of incessant grooving at the Echoplex. Mt. Ossa, (pronounced ah-suh) was an incredible opening performance. Not much can go wrong when two of a five-member band are wearing denim overalls. Listening to them feels like going back in time several decades. Mt. Ossa’s […]

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Big Horn Music Festival Recap

Big Horn Music Festival: Mt. Baldy While everyone down in Claremont was sluggishly slurping podges and smoothies while melting away in the 100+ degree heat, I escaped to the peak of Baldy for the Big Horn Baldy Bluegrass Festival. A bunch of sweet acoustic, Americana, roots, and many other groups rose up on the ski lift […]

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Xiu Xiu / Circuit Des Yeux / Dead Rider, the Echo 7/29

    Why did Haley Foher (Circuit Des Yeux) appear 10 feet tall when she suddenly rose from her chair toward the end of her commanding set of stripped-down tracks from 2014’s excellent Overdue? Why does Matt Espy lend his virtuosic drumming talents to pretentious cock rockers Dead Rider (aptly dubbed “dad metal” by friend […]

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