Pastilla, Cabula, Nash, Los Ultras
7:30 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show
Pastilla is the musical by-product of a frenzied cross-cultural upbringing and existential exploration of brothers Victor and Adrian Monroy. After years of musical discovery in their hometown of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, a border city of both political and cultural conflict, the Monroy brothers came to replant their roots in Pomona, California where the tumultuous journey of Pastilla would begin. In the mid 1990s, Los Angeles became ground zero for an explosion of Latin alternative sounds. A handful of musicians, like the Monroy brothers, began fusing their American rock influences with their own cultural experiences. Along with friends Eribeto Gonzalez and Eric Rubalcava, they joined the emerging scene and took on the band name Pastilla. The group broke through with a still unfamiliar sound of britrock/pop influences which attracted a wide array of fans who were searching for more to please their musical palate than generic rock.