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Fourth of July Music Festival to feature Avalon band Something Local band's first true gig. was at Avalon's Marlin Club STORY AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM This year's Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival will feature one of the most popular bands in Avalon: Something. They rocked the Casino Point stage at last year's festival and are sure to do the same this year. Something is comprised of Sean McAleavy, Johnny Vickers, Lorenzo "Renzo" Sampson and Matt Jones. They have been performing together since 1986, playing their first true gig at the Marlin Club, but are quick to joke around about their start playing for prom, a handful of weddings and a regular performance at the dump. Spend any amount of time with the band and you will quickly realize they do not take them- selves too seriously. However, their musical talent cannot be dismissed. Each mem- ber was introduced to music at a /. t ! Avalon's popular Something band. L to R: Sean McAleavy; Lorenzo "Renzo" Sampson, Matt Jones and Johnny Vickers, rocked Casino Point last year and will perform again at this year's Independence Day celebration. young age. They are passionate about classic rock 'n' roll music. The Who, The Clash, Creedence Clearwater Revival and especially the Bea{les have heavily influ- enced their music, and their lives. When asked to describe their band, McAleavy said they "sound like The Who beating up the Monkees at a Clash concert." All kidding aside they have played in almost every location imagin- able on the island - from Parson's Landing to Pebbly Beach - pack- ing the house every time. "We had a blast playing up on that stage last year," said Sampson. "Casino Point was one of the few venues we had not played, throw in a fireworks show as an added bonus in such a beautiful place ... AWESOME! Isn't that Something?" Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and find the best spot at Casino Point. View Avalon's spectacular fire- works from one of the best van- tage points on the island. This event will be one of the most Even before the fireworks show, the night will be bright at Casino Point during the Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival. memorable and exciting 4th of July celebrations ever. The event will take place on Friday, July 4th at Casino Point in Avalon. Doors will open at 3 p.m., live music begins at 4 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. with a break for Avalon's fireworks at 9 p.m. Refreshments and great bar- becue fare will be available for purchase. Tickets for this year's Fourth of July Music Festival are on sale now. Tickets are $8 for member of the museum and $10 for gen- eral admission. Call 310-510-2414, visit the museum in person, or go to the events page at www. to purchase your tickets. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital the- ater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open seven days a week, from l0 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website Little Harbor Hike On Saturday, July 26, a hike will start from Two Harbors, this scenic 5-mite-plus hike travels the ridge route to Little Harbor. A beach barbecue lunch, including beverages, will be served at our reserved beachside picnic site and a shuttle will return hikers to Two Harbors. The event is organized by the Marinero's, a Catalina Island Conservancy Support Group. : ....  ...... " : ' "  .... - .....  .............. --L :-5 " ............   s. e, e, - _  t  .. .,,...  .... ._JL--_  ............ SC ....  .................... --  ..... .........    ........  ............. - _. _ ..................... " i !   , .......................... ...... ' ---FOiCmteri_  incluir|es" -b o mvocmclocmeS,om 8 i Friday, June 20, 2014 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER