Local bands rock The Glass House

Teagen, singer and guitarist for the band Tomorrow’s Anthem, performs Saturday at the Glass House in Pomona. Tomorrow’s Anthem was one of six local bands who were showcased at the concert. / photo by Amanda Torres
Teagen, singer and guitarist for the band Tomorrow’s Anthem, performs Saturday at the Glass House in Pomona. Tomorrow’s Anthem was one of six local bands who were showcased at the concert. / photo by Amanda Torres

Dawn Varela
Staff Writer 

Local bands Dated Filter, Tomorrow’s Anthem, The Currently Classic, Dillon Divoid, Ti85 and OddFellows performed a few of their originals as well as covers Aug. 25 at the Glass House in Pomona. 

“The stage is the only place where my mind is completely quiet,” Peter Yanez, lead singer for The Currently Classic, said. “My mind goes there, to a place of comfort or a place where I am in control now, and I feel like I’m in control of the entire room.”

The Currently Classic is made up of five members: Yanez, the lead singer, Jonny Magaña on rhythm guitar, Harry Morales on drums, Matthew Zaldivar on lead guitar and Diego Sotelo on bass.

The band started when Magaña was making indie rock music on his iPad and ran out of storage. He was going to delete music to add new works, but one of his friends stopped him and said a particular song was too good to get rid of. Magaña was then playing the music his friend told him not to delete when Yanez was present. Yanez then created a hook, and chorus. 

“[Yanez] makes the hook and the chorus on the spot. By the second chorus he’s singing. And I’m turning around …like, ‘What?’ This is amazing.” Magana said. “That’s how the band started.”

Guitarist Jaydon Whorl of the band Dated Filter performs Saturday at the Glass House in Pomona. Dated Filter shared the bill with Tomorrow’s Anthem, The Currently Classic, Dillon Divoid, Ti85 and Odd Fellows. / photo by Amanda Torres
Guitarist Jaydon Whorl of the band Dated Filter performs Saturday at the Glass House in Pomona. Dated Filter shared the bill with Tomorrow’s Anthem, The Currently Classic, Dillon Divoid, Ti85 and Odd Fellows. / photo by Amanda Torres

Fans were able to express themselves by dancing along to the music all the bands played. Family members and friends came out to support those they knew that were performing, as well as support new bands they have not heard of. 

During The Currently Classic’s performance, they dealt with a couple of technical issues but that did not stop them from playing the next song, “No Pressure.” 

“We still go back to having fun playing music, and having fun with the people that are listening to us,” Sotelo said. 

Yanez said he is looking forward to future shows now that his 1-year-old son is old enough to attend. While Yanez was performing, he wanted to acknowledge his son there so he ran off stage to his girlfriend who was holding his son and kissed his forehead before running back on stage and resuming his performance. 

After they performed, Divoid took the stage, bringing the energy and had a couple fans create a mosh pit to coordinate with the indie rock style he performed. He was followed by Ti85, who took the stage after bringing in positive vibes to the crowd.

Ti85 vocalist and bassist Fionna Tucker said the group named themselves after a calculator.

Fionna Tucker, lead singer of the band Ti85, performs Saturday at the Glass House in Pomona. The group, whose members are all still in their teens, hails from Yorba Linda. / photo by Amanda Torres
Fionna Tucker, lead singer of the band Ti85, performs Saturday at the Glass House in Pomona. The group, whose members are all still in their teens, hails from Yorba Linda. / photo by Amanda Torres

“It’s a collaborative effort with all of us,” Tucker said. “Dylan [Warner, guitarist] would have a sick riff, and Savannah [Tweedt, drummer] would make us have a form to it and then I’ll go home and write all the lyrics and sing it,” Tucker said. “We all collaborate together and that’s why I love Ti85.”

Fans cheered, danced and overall had a great time. The crowd went wild when Ti85 brought out a friend who played her trumpet alongside the band members. There was a moment where Tucker raised her fist as she sang “you and me are not the same” and fans joined her by raising their fists in the air creating a space welcoming new and old listeners. 

“Tonight. This was my favorite venue and all my friends came and I just had a great night,” Tucker said. 

Ti85’s upcoming single “Truck” will be released Labor Day weekend.

That song, as well as other music by Ti85, The Currently Classic, Dated Filter, Devoid, OddFellows and Tomorrow’s Anthem, is available for streaming.

Dawn Varela can be reached at dawn.varela@laverne.edu.

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