Victoria Francés Art Fabric Poster Flags...

Victoria Francés has been known as one of the best artist when it comes to fantasy Art, her vision is beyond beautiful and accentuate the female body with a supernatural artistic view. Victoria attended the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where she studied Fine Arts at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos. There she started working as an illustrator while also designing book covers and other commissioned pieces of art. Victoria’s has been influenced by gothic Romanticism and pre-Raphaelite paintings as well as by the works of Luis Royo and Gerald Brom who both have been published under the same type of artwork. Victoria Francés paintings and posters can be found around the world where they sell this style genre artistic...

Katz Alley (Music Records, Books, Collectibles)...

  Katz Alley, a locally owned and operated Independent Record Store in Redlands, is a throwback to what Record Stores use to be. Selling Records, CD’s, Cassette tapes, Used Receivers, Turntables, Electronics, Speakers, Guitars, Amp’s and music related memorabilia. If Vinyl is your thing, then this is your place. You can find just about anything you’re looking for here. If it was pressed on vinyl it’s a good bet that they have it, have had it or will have it again. With the growing popularity of vinyl records, Katz Alley is the perfect place to start, restart or add to your record collection. Since music lovers seem to love all types of music Katz Alley has a great selection of Classical, Folk, Classic Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Hair Bands, New Wave, Jazz, Blues, Punk, Industrial, Disco and DJ vinyl to choose from. Whether you love the classic Beach Boy’s, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones or your taste may lean towards Black Sabbath, Metalica, Van Halen, Iggy Pop or whatever. This is the place to go to feed your need for vinyl. On Friday and Saturday nights you can catch any number of local bands Rockin’ Katz Alley with live music. If this stores vibe and great selection of vinyl, mixed with some live music doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. Information: Katz Alley 214 E. Redlands Blvd. Redlands, California 92373 Everyday 10:00 am – 9:00 Phone: (909) 798-3444 Website:...

Sterling & Company (Music Novelty & Collectibles Merchandise)...

Sterling and Company is located in Downtown Redlands off State street and Fifth Street on the Southwest corner. You can not miss this little shops since all day they play top hits and have a casual vibe as they carry all types of Body Jewelry, Tobacco pipes, Music Novelty Merchandise, Comic Book Marvel DC merchandise and even sports novelty gear. Not only does Sterling and company sell Music Novelty Merchandise but they also provide piercings with a gun or needle, whatever you want to get pierced from ear piercings, tongue piercings, eyebrow piercings, lip piercings, and even nose piercings. Sterling and Company has been in business in Redlands for over 15 years and has moved from the Redlands Mall to State Street in the heart of downtown. All of their employees have great personalities and are very helpful and their master piercers are extremely knowledgeable about the piercing process and the best way to take care of your body part pierced. Sterling and Company Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:30am – 8:30pm Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm Located: 32 E. State Street Redlands, CA  92373 (909) 793-0181...

The Black Eyed Peas: Hip-Hop ‘Future’ Stars...

Musical genres, just as anything in life, matures and evolves as time passes by.  Your grandfather’s metal sounds much different than the metal of today.  Great-aunt Ida’s R&B may not be recognized as R&B is played on the radio in the 2010’s.  as the times change, so does music.  And one group that is the very evidence of that is the Black Eyed Peas. The Black Eyed Peas trace their beginnings all the way back to 1988.  Back then, eight-graders William Adams (will.i.am aka Will 1X) and Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap) met and begun performing rap music in the greater Los Angeles area.  Four years later the two were signed to Easy-E’s Ruthless Records on the recommendation of a nephew of the gangsta rap icon manager’s nephew.  Will.i.am and apl.de.ap recruited friends Dante Santiag, Mookie Mook, and DJ Motiv8 (aka Monroe Walker)o and named the group ATBAN Klann (ATBAN was an acronym meaning A Tribe Beyond A Nation).  They were slated to released their debut album, Grass Roots, in October 1992 but this never occurred due to the death of Easy-E.  Grass Roots was the only album recorded by ATBAN Klann and they were subsequently released for Ruthless Records. In 1995 the group renamed themselves Black Eyed Pods which then became Black Eyed Peas.  Jaime Gomez (Taboo) would replace Santiago.  Despite not being a part of the band, he’s still close with them, and was featured in their song “Dum Diddly”.  Kim Hill would provide backup vocals for the group.  Differentiating from the traditional gangsta rap scene prominent in the Los Angeles hip-hop scene at the time, the Black Eyed Peas had unique musical style and image for the LA area.  They did not wear the traditional gangsta rap uniform...

Sonata Artica: Finnish Power Metal proprietors...

Sonata Artica is a Finnish power metal band that blends elements of symphonic metal, hard rock and progressive.  The band consists of singer, keyboardist and songwriter Tony Kakko, guitarist Elias Viljanen, bass guitarist Marko Paasikoski, keyboardist and keytarist Henrik Klingenberg, and drummer Tommy Portimo.  They originally formed in late 1995 as Tricky Beans, which later became Tricky Means.  Early in their career they released three unsuccessful hard rock demos.  After this failure, Paasikoski (then a second guitarist) and original bassist Pentti Peura left the band.  Tricky Means decided to continue as a group despite these departures, choosing to go on with just one guitarist and recruiting Janne Kivilahti to replace Peura.  It was at this time that the band decided to drop the Tricky Means moniker and adopt the name of Sonata Artica. During all these changes the band worked on changing their sound from 1997 through 1999.  The band adopted a sound that heavily emphasized keyboard melodies and an easily distinguishable rhythm line that was carried by both bass and guitar.  This was a stark contrast to previous hard rock sound.  After the name, musical style and lineup changes, Sonata Artica recorded a demo entitled FullMoon, their first metal recording.  A friend of the band sent the demo to Spinefarm records with soon gained the band a record deal. In late 1999, the band released their debut album, Ecliptica.  They album had mixed reviews.  Allmusic states that “Sonata Arctica continue the tradition of their Finnish contemporaries, like Stratovarius… Too bad that they just re-sample way too much of the others in their genre. What Sonata Arctica have [sic] to offer is just a bunch of interesting solos and melodies, but as a whole Ecliptica fails completely. The songs lack diversity, and it is almost impossible to listen...