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True Americana: Known for the Title-Sequence Song for 'True Detective,' The Handsome Family Gets Set to Perform at Pappy and Harriet's

True Americana: Known for the Title-Sequence Song for 'True Detective,' The Handsome Family Gets Set to Perform at Pappy and Harriet's

Wednesday, December 07, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

If you watched the first season HBO’s True Detective , you’re familiar with The Handsome Family’s “Far From Any Road”—it’s the title-sequence song.

That fact marks a career highlight for Chicago husband-and-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks, who have been performing as The Handsome Family for 23 year...

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Awesome Autobiography: OFF!'s Keith Morris—Returning to Pappy and Harriet's for a New Year's Eve Show—Tells All in 'My Damage'

Awesome Autobiography: OFF!'s Keith Morris—Returning to Pappy and Harriet's for a New Year's Eve Show—Tells All in 'My Damage'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris has always had a lot of fascinating and often dark stories to tell—and now those stories have been put to paper, thanks to his new book, My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor .

Morris and his current band, OFF!, will be returning to the ar...

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Instrumental Ethos: Local Band Tribesmen Finally Releases Recorded Music—in the Form of a Two-Song EP

Instrumental Ethos: Local Band Tribesmen Finally Releases Recorded Music—in the Form of a Two-Song EP

Monday, December 05, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Local music fans have been waiting for years for Tribesmen to release some recordings. Back in October, that finally happened—albeit in limited fashion.

The band’s new EP has just two songs: “Oceans Ocean” and “Ethos.”

The instrumental band from Coachella offers hints of psychedelia, ambient and rock ...

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The Blueskye Report, December 2016: The Vienna Boys Choir, Goo Goo Dolls, Penn and Teller, Hanni El Khatib—and Tons More!

The Blueskye Report, December 2016: The Vienna Boys Choir, Goo Goo Dolls, Penn and Teller, Hanni El Khatib—and Tons More!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

During the month of December, there are more than enough events to keep you entertained—whether you’re in the Christmas spirit or not.

The McCallum Theatre has a great list of Christmas-themed events. At 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 , enjoy a special Christmas presentation from the Vienna Boys Choir . One of t...

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Mr. Las Vegas: After Almost Six Decades Onstage, Wayne Newton—Coming to Morongo—Still Loves to Perform

Mr. Las Vegas: After Almost Six Decades Onstage, Wayne Newton—Coming to Morongo—Still Loves to Perform

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Wayne Newton has seen his fair share of controversy and financial problems over his nearly six-decade career. However, Mr. Las Vegas is still standing—and will be bringing his Vegas swagger to Morongo Casino Resort and Spa on Friday, Dec. 2.

During a recent phone interview, I asked him what makes him...

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The Lucky 13: Facelift Guitarist Quanah Lienau

The Lucky 13: Facelift Guitarist Quanah Lienau

Monday, November 21, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Facelift is quite possibly the most brutal band in the Coachella Valley. Its hardcore punk sound has made Facelift a house-party favorite—and landed the band opening slots for The Adicts during both of the band’s recent shows at The Hood Bar and Pizza. Facelift's guitarist, Quanah Lienau, is the son...

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