Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, countless mass gatherings across the state have been cancelled, if not postponed, and this includes concerts and music festivals. Due to the nature of how COVID-19 spreads, mass gatherings that typically occur in political rallies, shopping at malls, watching in movie theaters, and attending music festivals have been placed on pause with events being postponed. California counties, including San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Riverside have seen their share of COVID-19 cases, which has prompted venue owners and festival promoters to reschedule or cancel their upcoming musical events. Festivals such as Coachella, Beyond Wonderland, and numerous smaller … [Read more...] about Festival season cancelled
Returning to the Dodger Stadium this year was the eighth year for Tyler, the Creators in the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2019. Presale tickets were sold out back in May way before he released the lineup which was later released in August with a mystery guest as a headliner. Many festival attendees believed the secret artist was going to be R&B singer Frank Ocean but were quickly disappointed when singer/ hip hop artist Drake was the final closer of the festival weekend. Drake being one the biggest music artist of the world received a negative uproar from the crowd chanting “WE WANT FRANK!”. The secret artist was not revealed until the moment of. Tyler came out to greet the crowd and … [Read more...] about Drake? We Want Frank!
On Oct. 12, 2019, hip hop fans from all over the Inland Empire drove to Ontario for the highly anticipated The Happiness of Pursuit (THOP) festival. The soldout show's lineup featured hip-hop legends Havoc, Crookedeye, and MURS in a spacious back lot of the FIREBALL bar in Ontario, CA. With a told of 400 attendees, THOP Fest founder 60 East admitted that he was quite surprised by the turnout. “This is only the 4th THOP fest so I am completely aware that we are still growing but WOW! The number of people that came out exceeded my expectations”. With only six months of planning, 60 East and his team sold out the fest with the unexpected lineup. Many were in disbelief that the … [Read more...] about Ontario’s very own hip-hop festival
Complex Con is a fairly new convention that made its first debut in 2016 by bringing together fashion, design, art, music, and food. It takes place at a Long Beach convention which also happens to be located right in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. Upon walking into the convention center, once making it past the line to get in and the metal detectors at the entrance convention, goers are greeted by a large digital mural with notable and distinct flower artwork done by Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, who also happens to be the curator for the entire Complex convention. Once passing the large mural, you are welcomed by the slew of street fashion lines and retail vendors that … [Read more...] about Complex Con: Where pop culture and art unite
By Lily Perez |Staff Writer| Live music, psychedelic vibes, starry nights, and a beautiful view is what awaits concert enthusiasts at this year’s Desert Daze Music Festival. The increasingly popular festival is back again with its third installment taking place on April 26 at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, Ca. The 163 acre ranch is surrounded by mountain ranges and has three full lakes and will be the festival's home for the second year in a row. This year’s lineup includes great bands like Coachella Music Festival veterans Blonde Redhead and The Raveonettes whose Whip It On album was named “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Danish Music Awards in 2003. The Festival … [Read more...] about A festival that will leave you dazed
By Joel Hanke |Staff Writer| A weekend campout full of roaring music, astonishing art and community gathering melted the snow with good energy atop Mt. Baldy this past weekend. 5 Points Productions marked their 8th annual “5 Points Gathering” on top of beautiful Mt. Baldy, located on on the border of San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County near Ontario. A two day festival held Oct. 11-13, had everything from music, to vendors, to art, to good people. My friends and I arrived in the parking lot of Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts at roughly 11:15 p.m. on Friday Oct. 11, in search of an adventure. The ‘Notch’ ski lodge, which is located at the top of chair one 7800 ft. above sea … [Read more...] about Five Points music festival unites San Bernardino locals