FESTIVAL REVIEW: No Values Festival – Live at The Fairplex Pomona


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We might be entering a golden age of music festivals in the USA. Sure,everywhere you turn fans struggle to afford tickets, and some tours are tanking. Even a few festivals have had disastrous results. At the same time, the destination festival is beginning to thrive here, as we are trying to copy the model from Europe that has reigned for nearly four decades. So throngs of people descended on the Los Angeles area `burb Pomona, known best for Citrus and good colleges, for what could be the one Punk Rock festival to rule them all; No Values Fest! Continue reading


No Values Fest ft. The Original Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Power Trip Announce Set Times


 

Kicking off later this week, the first annual No Values festival, featuring The Original Misfits, Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more at the Pomona Fairplex this Saturday, June 8th, 2024. The festival is produced by the legends at Goldenvoice! For one day only, many of the greatest punk bands of all time perform in one place, on four stages. The fest has released their full set times and map of the event now! There is also an app to plan your fest and mind your set times!Continue reading


Punk Legend Steve Soto Of The Adolescents Has Passed Away At Age 54


Steve Soto, whose name and music are synonymous with original California Hardcore Punk Rock has passed away. He was 54. No cause of death has been reported as of this time. Steve was a founding member of Agent Orange but rose to fame when he founded The Adolescents, and later appeared in a plethora of other bands, notably Manic Hispanic. Steve was a gifted multi-instrumentalist, dear friend to many, and scene booster, supporting many bands by booking shows for decades in and around Orange County, CA. The band played earlier this spring at Travis Barker’s MusINK Festival, and they had just concluded a headline tour in Boston on June 24th and were preparing to release a new album, Cropduster. The band was due to head out on a summer European tour next week. We send our condolences to Steve’s family, friends and fans at this time. Continue reading