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Music Feature: Great White Buffalo

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Have you heard of Great White Buffalo? If you have, then your ears must be pleasantly happy. If not, add them to your music rotation. Like now. Great White Buffalo, the indie rock band based out of Los Angeles, is making major headway not only in the Los Angeles music scene, but also nationally. The recent MTV Hive video premiere of their single, “Thanks for Nothing” was touted as must follow by MTV staff. Additionally, they’ve been named one of the “10 LA Bands you should know” by Pigeons and Planes, as well as one of the “2013 Best New Releases-Best DIY & Indie Debuts“, by Indie rock cafe. Read More

Erns Valdez featured in VAS

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Erns Valdez, owner of Loft Beats Art Gallery and former President of the Pomona Arts Colony, was recently featured in the online visual art resource, VAS (Visual Art Source). VAS provides a collaborative online space for the visual arts throughout the United States. Valdez’s piece, “Mr. Killen’s Neighborhood,” (2014, aerosol and acrylic on canvas, 24 × 36″) garnered the attention of VAS with its striking visual interpretation of a natural immovable object resting atop a large edifice. In addition to this recognition, Valdez was also recently featured in The Metro Art gallery in Downtown Pomona with his brilliant installation “A Tree’s a Tree”. This installation will run then entire month of May in the Metro Art Gallery. Lastly, Erns will also be a featured artist with the Inland Empire Latino Artist Association’s future installations. Read More

Music Feature: Dronen

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Dronen, comprised of Daniel Olivas, Victor Aguilar and Carlos Chevez bring their musical influences and meld them into a fresh and lively indie rock trio. Heavily influenced by iconic bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Brand New, and Brit rockers Muse, their sound is raw, with big guitars backing emotional vocals. Read More

What is a Resident Artist?

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On April 23rd, I was thrilled to unveil that Natalie Franco, internationally renowned photographer, had graciously agreed to become a resident artist of 30 Miles East. In addition to Natalie, Blas Perez, Matthew Chism, Francesca Bifulco and Carlo Garduno have found a home here on my web site. Since the launch of 30 Miles East, I have been frequently asked the question, what is a “resident artist”? Read More

Throwback Thursday: Frank Zappa inspires historic prank

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The  legendary Frank Zappa performed at the beautiful Bridges Auditorium of Pomona College multiple times in 1972. What he probably did not realize was that students/ninjas would craft a historic prank  in honor of hispresence.  As you can see in the photo below, these students constructed a phony frieze with Zappa’s name and carving of his face to adorn the external edifice of Bridges Auditorium. The details of the culprits have been in Read More

Throwback Thursday: No Doubt

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On this day in exact day in 1993, No Doubt paid a visit 30 Miles East. Thanks to Google, I found a very rare performance by No Doubt at Cal Poly Pomona. Check out the band rocking out to “Get on the Ball” from their first self-titled album released in 1992.     video retrieved from the NoDoubt TV youtube channel images retrieved from and