FINALLY SOMETHING ECLECTIC IN THE INLAND
PHIL PIRRONE / INLAND EMPIRE WEEKLY / KSPC RADIO presents: The First Annual Longhair Illuminati Art and Music Festival Saturday – August 2, 2008 Golden Palms Plaza 13788 Roswell Ave – Chino, CA 91710 FREE TO ALL NOON – 10:00 PMFestival season is here. You’ve been talking about going to see your favorite bands for months and now most of the festivals have come and gone and you didn’t go, did you? But, hey! With the expensive ticket prices, the high gas prices, and failing economy who can blame you? Every year we see the festival lineups getting filled with more and more commercial acts. Every year it seems like our little jam band festival slips further and further away. When did our little punk rock festival turn into a Pepsi commercial?A lot of the festivals are far away and very expensive. It’s undeniable that even with the far distances you have to travel, the hard earned monies you have to spend to get there, and all the people you have to deal with, that its still an amazing experience. And the best part is finding out about new bands that no one knows about. And doesn’t it seem like a year later, that band you watched with 50 other people at 11 am in the tent stage are huge and selling out your favorite club? Well, this August a new festival will be born. Except this time, it’s right in our back yard. And this time it’s absolutely free to get in. As gas prices continue to sky rocket, rest assured that you’ll only have to travel a short distance to check out some of the best bands no one’s heard of.Since 2005, Corona, CA musician; member of Casket Salesmen and President of Longhair Illuminati Recordings, Phil Pirrone has been putting together what is now the roster of his eclectic/experimental rock label. Named “Best Indie Label” by Inland Empire Weekly in 2007, Longhair Illuminati is now home to Casket Salesmen, Your Highness Electric, Ride The Boogie, Auditory Aphasia, Mythmaker, Mongoloid, Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound and more.Phil has teamed up with Inland Empire Weekly, KSPC Radio, and more (Leila Abdelghani, Ben Newsham, Alexis Sturgen, & Eric Vasquez) to bring Chino, CA and the whole Inland Empire a FREE Art and Music Festival on Saturday August 2, 2008.”I hope to bring something beautiful and eclectic to the Inland Empire, these people deserve something cool, and no one is giving it to them. I wanted it to be free, I wanted it to be simple, and I wanted it to be fun. I feel like we have a great lineup of bands and artists and I hope to have thousands of people come and learn about all this great stuff.”The event will be held at the brand new Golden Palms Plaza (13788 Roswell Ave Chino, CA), take place from noon – 10:00pm, and feature LIVE MUSIC, DJs, an ART WALK, LIVE ART, ACROBATICS, YOGA BOOTH, RECYCLING CENTER, PHOTO STATION, and a RAFFLE with great prizes from Active Ride Shop, Glass House Record Store, D’Addario & Co and more.Bands & DJs confirmed to appear will be Honey (featuring Lukas Nelson of 40 Points), Casket Salesmen (Progressive Rock), Ojos Rojos (Psychedelic Rock), Auditory Aphasia (experimental/jam/dub), Fountain of Roots (Reggae), Henheart (Folk), Mongoloid (Post Punk), Mythmaker (Psychedelic Rock), Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound (Experimental Rock), Second Street Drifters (Traditional Jazz), Mullbury Lane (Folk/Acoustic), Artifact (DJ), My Hollow Drum (DJ), and moreIn the Art Walk there will be paintings, sketches, sculptures, and some of the artists will even be doing live art. Artists will include Eric Vasquez, Bryan Barnes, Alex Luna, Jeanette Sawyer, Luis Vera, LSR Clique, Janelle Molle, Horse N Warrior, Kelly Wager, and more.Leading up to the event select bands from the festivals lineup will be performingin-studio at KSPC Radio (Pomona College – 88.7FM). Tune in to hear the bands and learn about the festival.