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Throwback Thursday: Guns N’ Roses at Timbers Ballroom

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Timbers Ballroom. Yet another venue I had no idea existed. Timbers ballroom was located on Foothill Blvd. in Glendora, and is now home to a shopping center that houses a large Goodwill Thrift Store.

Guns N’ Roses made their way to Glendora, CA in 1986 promoting the upcoming release and new recordings from the iconic album Appetite for Destruction. There are some places online where you can, um, “obtain” a copy of the live show’s recordings. Ahem. You may email me if you’re truly interested in that link!

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The 909 Film Festival

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Did you know that Claremont is home to one of the very few Independent Film Festivals in Southern California? The 909 Film Festival was the vision of local Independent Film Maker, Eddie Gonzalez. This film festival seeks filmmakers who either reside in the 909 area code or those who will create a short film with the time parameters of 9 minutes and 9 seconds (9:09). The idea is to highlight something unique, interesting or funny about the 909 area through the Read More

Tony Koehl to join 30 Miles East

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It is with admiration, honor and excitement that I announce the residency of world renowned artist, Tony Koehl. Tony has made a name for himself in the Heavy Metal music world by showcasing his incredible artistic abilities in capturing the darker side of art. Is metal not your thing? Well, allow his artwork to be your thing. The intricacies of his craftsmanship have garnered world wide attention amongst a diverse group set of audiences. I had the pleasure of Read More

Pomona’s Saturday Saviour: Failure rocks the Glass House

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Many know the Second Saturday of each month is to host the always amazing Pomona Art Walk. The Pomona Arts Colony comes alive with budding artistic talent and cultural eclecticism. This second Saturday, however, was undoubtedly different. Dare I say the best Second Saturday yet? Recently reunited, Failure paid a visit to the Glass House in Pomona on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Comprised of Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott, the trio made their way back to their native Southern California after an incredibly successful nation-wide tour. The band made sure to tackle the intimate venues that would produce an unforgettable evening for fans in and out of Los Angeles. Read More

Sessions: Kellii Scott of Failure

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Before the epic show at the Glass House, I had the chance to sit down with the amazing Kellii Scott to chat about the tour, the past and what the future holds for Failure.

30 Miles East: You have arrived at the last few shows of the Tree of Stars tour, what has the tour been like as a whole thus far?

Kellii Scott:  Its been pretty crazy. The response has been pretty overwhelming. Just when you thought you’ve played your best show, you arrive at another city and it just gets even better.

30ME: Any cities in particular that have become your favorite while on tour?

KS: Nashville was pretty awesome. Two nights in Toronto were pretty awesome, then Brooklyn was of course amazing and the Irving Plaza-but then there was North Carolina…you know? As soon as I mention one show, I think of another. Its all been amazing.

30ME: Now, the Glass House is a very intimate and off the beaten path venue. Was there any deliberate thought into playing here in Pomona as opposed to just wrapping up the tour right in the of heart LA?

KS: Yeah, we deliberately chose everything. We’ve actually played here before.  On our last tour way back when, we actually played with Lush. Greg (Edwards) has played here quite a few times as well. We’re from LA but a lot of our fans are actually concentrated in this area and in San Diego, so we wanted to make sure to hit all of the bigger and nicer venues through these areas so everyone wasn’t forced to come to one venue like they did with El Rey. Read More

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