Move & Groove
Rudy De Anda, WAX CHILDREN, Veronica Bianqui, Tactful Cactus (DJ set), Moon Ensemble (@dba256), Violet Mindfield (@dba256), Chola Orange (@dba256), Stranger Liquids (@dba256), Pomona Revival
228 W 2nd St
Pomona, CA, 91766
This event is 21 and over
Move & Groove
Move & Groove is presented by Pomona Revival and Acerogami.
RUDY DE ANDA
THE VIOLET MINDFIELD
Rudy De Anda
"Bizzaro Psych Noise Pop" may sound a bit radical as a genre, but as a self-invented description of the music by Los Angeles based four piece Wax Children it is an accurate definition of their sound. Noisy breaks drenched in reverb and delay with melodic vocal expressions colliding in Wax Children’s delicately frantic and potent atmosphere that leads you into the dream that they themselves have created.
There are two types of intoxication: There’s that dark place, almost drunk-like, when your eyes focus on nothing but that void in between here and oblivion—that nowhere land where drunk minds meet just to be alone. And then there’s the intoxication of Love that makes everything feel connected, and fills a person up to such great extremes, that sometimes you just have to let it out whether by crying, screaming, or singing. My songs come out of the conflict between that lonely intoxication and that ecstatic intoxication.
I was raised in the great smog-city Los Angeles, California and didn’t grow to love it until after I hated it. After a year studying Ethnomusicology and gigging around London between 2009-2010, I returned to Los Angeles as a new artist. Formerly an almost exclusively acoustic guitarist & singer, playing many solo gigs, I’ve now taken on the power of the Electric. I’ve reinvented my sound with the melodic, lo-fi, edginess that was lying dormant inside for too long.
I explore themes concerning the balance we must find in our delicate daily struggles: happiness and sadness, love and death, madness and sanity. You can’t quite pigeon-hole the unique psychedelic pop blend I strive for. According to many, you also won’t expect such a powerful voice to come out of such a small body.
So, listen. I’m not here to tell you I’m the greatest singer on the planet, or that I’m the next Beatles or Bob Dylan or what have you. I’m just here to tell you my story. And no one can tell my story better than me because no one else has lived it-- the pain and the joy and the suffering and the Love.
I once heard the poet Suheir Hammad say, “where do refugee hearts go?” To which I reply:
When the rain has stopped and the bombs no longer explode….the Sun begins to peak out from behind monster clouds—black, dark, death. And all that sounds is a faint cry, some sort of voice far off in the distance, both new and old—whispering and singing, coming forth and then receding…. farther and farther away. Full of joy and sorrow, laughing and learning, lightness and dark, trembling, unclear. That Sound of Darkness. That is my song, and that will remain my song. Forever. I extend it out to you--let it be your shelter if ever you’re caught in some sweet rain.
Tactful Cactus (DJ set)
Out of the heart of the Inland Empire, Tactful Cactus is a cosmic mix of americana, soul, jazz and blues. Devyn Trujillo sings her tales of heartache and adventure to melodies that leave you with a feeling of soft, sweet desert breezes.
Moon Ensemble (@dba256)
Moon Ensemble is a combination of influences including; ShoeGaze, Funk, Blues, and a generous dash of Psychedelic Dance. The combination is dubbed "Funk Gaze," and they are the pioneers of this Genre. The band consists of 4 musicians who grew up in the same town but their paths did not cross until 2014. Eager to stimulate the minds of their audience, Moon Ensemble just released their self-titled EP. Indulge yourself in the music and get lost in your memories.
Violet Mindfield (@dba256)
The Violet Mindfield is generally rock n' roll. Its our interpretation of it anyway. We work really hard on developing our own signature sound between guitar and vocal tones, melodies and a tight rhythm section that lets loose. We grew up on punk, but ended up in the 60's. We don't really care about genre acceptance. It's kind of in the same fashion of Radiohead, or the Beatles, how they would write many different types of songs, but you still know immediately who you're listening to. That's like us, if the song John writes calls for a Motown vibe, punk, reggae, new wave, psychedlia, ect... then that's how the song goes, no compromising just organic flow of chemistry between each other With all the different genre changes from song to song, we hope to achieve a common ground where no matter what song the listener plays they know its us, The Violet Mindfield.
Chola Orange (@dba256)
Chola Orange is a spaceship of funk, sporting keyboards, synthesizers, electric bass, electric guitars and drums, with influences ranging from Parliament Funkadelic, Zapp and Roger, Sun Ra, horror movie soundtracks, and various jazz masters. Augmented with a variety of pedals, electronics, and guest performers, Chola Orange is taking part in the revitalization of modern funk.
Stranger Liquids (@dba256)
Strange liquids for stranger people