Category Archives: Events


The Youthless Records show at Back to the Grind will, in fact, start at 5, rather than at 3!


ALSO! pictures are up from the first two days of Saturation fun!

You can check them out here–>Thursday May 26 and here–>Friday May 27

and more soon to come! Keep checking the schedule for some great events coming up!

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Saturation Fest’s 10th Annual Group Art Show

It’s been 10 long and exciting years! Can you believe it?

Neither can we.

Once again our good friend Darren Conkerite has opened his doors and walls to Saturation Fest’s annual group art show. Every year we take over Back to the Grind to feature artists from all over the Inland Empire and beyond.

This year we’re featuring art by:

  • Amanda Holguin
  • Arnold Romero
  • Ashley Dee Abarca
  • Cat Cult
  • Cherie Savoie
  • Cindy Walker
  • Dave Warner
  • David James Call
  • Efrain Torres
  • Esther Miller
  • Gilberto ‘Septemberboy’ Sanchez
  • Jason Pierce
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Jorge Perez
  • Jerry De Santiago
  • Jessie Andra Smith
  • Joey M. Toohey
  • Jonathan Leiva
  • Josh Montelious
  • Josh Valencia
  • Katherine Dube
  • Katy Betz
  • Lindsey Chesus
  • Luis Sanchez
  • Maritza Torres
  • Melissa McCluskey
  • Nathaniel Osollo
  • Nataly Paige McBride
  • Nick Bahula
  • Nicky Alice
  • Pavel Acevedo
  • Peter Phun
  • Rachael Dzikonski
  • Rick Rodriguez
  • Robert Ball
  • Robert Visser
  • Sapira Cheuk
  • Scott Shakespeare
  • Shellie Vickrey
  • Steven Higgins
  • Tim Lynch
  • Vito Peralta
  • Walter Rockwell
  • Teodor Martin Dumitrescu
  • Raymond Argumedo
  • Sam Bonifas

With musical performances by:

  • Clepto
  • Paul & Eric
  • Father – In – Law

Art Vendors:

  • T-Cycle
  • Artistic License
  • House of Flames
  • North Wind Lether
  • Recherche
  • Mammal Chupie
  • Jon Roach

All Ages / Free


Located at:

Back to the Grind Coffee House

3575 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92501

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Screen Printing w/ Jon Roach

Deep in his secrete hide out, one of our board members Jon “Roach” Brosius is getting staff shirts ready for Saturation Fest.

On Saturday May 28th Roach will be screen printing Saturation Fest t-shirts live outside of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum during the DIY Print Fest from 12pm-4pm.

Show up, pick a shirt, size, and color and watch it be printed live on the spot for $15 (only $10 if you bring your own shirt).

This years t-shirt design was done by local artist Daino, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help keep Saturation Fest alive and kickin’ for the years ahead.

Follow the event page on Facebook for more info:

DIY Print Fest

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Already Preparing For The End!?

The first day of Saturation is upon us!!!!

However, some of us are already preparing for the “The End”.

The End will be happening on May 29, 2011 at the Life Arts Center.

Featuring music by:

  • Breezy
  • Cabal
  • Summer on Rewind
  • Leather Tramps
  • Castle Pines
  • Everything Said
  • Sound Preservation Society

Thank you Walter Cabal for putting together this video. We’ll see ya when we get there!

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Riverside DIY Print Fest: Exotic Curiosities and Page Terror!

We have the coolest venue ever for the Print Fest this year!  Come observe a cyclops cat in formaldehyde, look at a taxidermy bighorn sheep’s nuts, take pictures of the sabre-tooth tiger jaw, and press a button to hear a bobcat scream.  OH YEAH, and all the awesome workshops and zines! This is going to rule.

Riverside DIY Print Fest 2011 @ Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 12pm-4pm

*Artists: Block Printing Demonstration with Jeff Ribaudo, Create a Unique Print with Ray Esquerio, Zine workshops and Zine Reading Lounge with Zineworks, Live Screen Printing w/ Jon Roach ($15 for a Saturation T-shirt designed by Daino), How to make a Hardback Book with Ken Stansbury (1pm-3pm), Saturation Babyhead Exhibition with Cosme Cordova.
*Tablers: The Ken Crawford Collection (including first editions of Raymond Pettibon’s Tipping Corpse), Double Fur Press, Bitch King, Alaska, Made You Look, Jackie Joice, Ghost Town (CSUSB), Blood Orange Info Shop/AK Press, Totally Mag!, Pink Dreams Zine, Jeff Ribaudo, The Negative, Lonny Huff, Mosiac (UCR), Sending Icebergs, +more. Zine Readings (1:00-3:00) by Alaska, Jackie Joice, Elliot Fong, Angela Chaos, Mable, Mark Bunner, Lonny Huff+more.

Here’s the Facebook event page!

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Happened and Happenings

Thanks to everyone who made Riverside Arts Walk and last Thursday so frickin awesome, including the badass mofos who made cinco de mayo happen in the world. Gracias. You can find pictures online, and if you missed it, come on back on the first Thursday of next month! PICTURES HERE

ALSO, if you happened to miss the annual Riverside Prom, we are ashamed of you. You missed a hell of a time and you can feel bad looking at pictures HERE

But never fear! We’ve got something special coming up just for you! This Friday we got a helluva show for you all at Back to the GrindCLUB GREEN’S SATURATION FEST BENEFIT SHOW

Come on out and listen to Sunshine Factory, Bradley Fasthand and the Straightshooters, Honest Abe, The Scarlet Letters, and The French Girls! Support the local music and art scene and mosey on over to the coolest coffee shop in Riverside 7-11:30pm. It’s a mere three bucks to get in, so what are you waiting for? Grab a sweetheart, friend, brother, sister, mother, imaginary sidekick, or whatever floats your boat, listen to some good tunes, and support an awesome cause!

There is really no good excuse to miss it….I mean it.

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Riverside Arts Walk & After Party, Every 1st Thursday

Another year, another fun-filled month of events surrounding Saturation Fest! Starting with TONIGHT! So, if you don’t already have plans to make it to Riverside Arts Walk, now is the time to ditch those other plans and scurry downtown for some good stuff going on tonight.

Walk around downtown and check out some of the art galleries that will be featured in later events, stop by the Life Arts Center from 6-9 and pick up a cupcake sold by sweetbean to benefit Saturation Fest!

Join us after for the mini pre-show and NoNoNo Arts Walk after party at Crescent Jewell! Come enjoy the fabulous drink specials and outdoor painting hosted by the one and only Jon Roach! Come listen to live music by VCR Monster and dirtRAID, appreciate some good art by Cat Cult, Rick Rodriguez, Dan Nguyen, and Amanda Millar.

21+, 9pm-2am, and always a blast! Come on out and see what we’ve got cooking this year for Saturation Fest!

Stay tuned for pictures and videos soon to come, and keep updated on facebook:

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