The Red Pears

Hailing from El Monte, a sleepy suburban town just east of Los Angeles, Henry Vargas (vocals/guitar), and Jose Corona (drums), draw their sound from the spectrum between the early 2000s New York indie rock and grunge scene to the cumbia and corridos that soundtracked their childhoods. After cycling through an assortment of lineups, mutual friend and bassist Patrick Juarez (bass) expanded their operation. Now a solid three-piece band, the emerging alt-rockers have come a long way from meeting at a local Battle of the Bands, practicing in their garages, and naming themselves after their favorite color and a pun on the word “pair”— a subtle nod to sonic inspirations The White Stripes and The Black Keys.

The Red Pears first got on the map with self-releases “For Today, For Tomorrow, For What Is,” “For What Could’ve Been and We Bring Anything to the Table… Except Tables We Can’t Bring Tables to the Table,” that led to expansive touring and learning the ins-and-outs of being on the road. In 2019, the band delivered their diversely heartfelt EP “Alicia,” named after “Corona” and Vargas’ mothers, that showcased a polished alt-rock sound without sacrificing the band’s roiling, fuzzed-out garage spirit. In 2021, Henry, Jose and Patrick solidified a new, matured era for the band with their album release “You Thought We Left Because The Door Was Open, But We Were Waiting Outside.” The album marked a matured reinvention of their nostalgic indie attitude – as their early sounds and sonic inspirations fused to revive the rebellious spirit of garage rock in fully realized form in the name of friendship, growth and timeless rock ‘n’ roll.

The Red Pears north star continues to be their undying honesty and commitment to the craft. “It all boils down to effort and humility,” says Vargas, “we just want to do our best and make the music we want to make. Now we have more help and resources, but it’s about continuing to push and keeping that humility.”

Channeling the tenacious fervor of their ever growing audience and media accolades, the band has landed notable features in SPIN, L.A. Times and Remezcla channeling them as a band to watch – even landing as cover stars for the L.A. Times x De Los vertical first print cover. With a fluid ease to relocating their moxie to packed stages across the U.S., the bands electric performances, whether on their own several headlining tours to joining bands like Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Interpol, have continued to generate buzz and sell out venues nationwide including renowned theaters like The Wiltern, The Novo and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Their electric performances have also amassed sponsorships with brands like Fender, as they continue to amass fans gracing coveted festival stages like Coachella, Tropicalia, ZONA Fest, Viva! Pomona and SXSW.

In 2024 the band continues their rise as they release new music, return to Coachella Music Festival in April for the second time, and join Chicano Batman for their first arena show taking place at The Kia Forum in June.

with The Red Pears, Ultra Q, The High Curbs
Crescent Ballroom
Fri September 13, 2024 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
16 and up