Poptone, Automatic

Photo by Paul Rae Poptone


Past Event

Location Info:

The Glass House
200 W. Second St.
Pomona, CA  91766
Poptone are essentially a glorified cover band, exhuming ’80s post-punk classics from a modern perspective. But drummer Kevin Haskins and singer-guitarist Daniel Ash — joined by Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompé on bass — have every right to dig into the extensive catalog of golden oldies from their past bands Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets, and Bauhaus. The trio’s self-titled, live-in-the-studio record revisits Tones on Tail songs such as “Movement of Fear” and “Christian Says,” mixed together with selections by Bauhaus (“Slice of Life”) and Love and Rockets (“Ball of Confusion”). A remake of “Heartbreak Hotel” doesn’t sound like the Elvis Presley standard as much as it evokes John Cale’s dark and seedy version. Also at the Teragram Ballroom, Sunday, May 13.


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