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Off Hiatus: Underground Punk Group Lagwagon Celebrates Its First Album in Nine Years With a Stop at The Date Shed

Off Hiatus: Underground Punk Group Lagwagon Celebrates Its First Album in Nine Years With a Stop at The Date Shed

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the 1990s, Lagwagon was the talk of the underground punk scene.

However, the band never attained the mainstream success that contemporaries like Rancid and Green Day did. Nonetheless, Lagwagon is still around; in fact, the band just released a new album, Hang , and will be appearing at The Date Shed...

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FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: November 2014

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: November 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Administrator

This month’s mix features some of my favorite remixes—both recent and a bit older.

Remixes take a track and give it new life. For example, consider the Flashback re-work of Kiesza’s “Hideaway.” The challenge when doing a remix is to maintain the character of the original track while injecting one’s o...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Author Steve Rieman's Debut Novel Explores Spirituality, Friendship and the Power of Music

Desert Rock Chronicles: Author Steve Rieman's Debut Novel Explores Spirituality, Friendship and the Power of Music

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  |  Robin Linn

The desert environment that has shaped and colored the music created here has similarly affected High Desert resident and author Steve Rieman—a fact which his new novel, The Searching Three , beautifully illustrates.

Rieman moved to Joshua Tree with his family when he was 5. Pappy and Harriet’s was his...

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The Great Unifier: KCRW's Jeremy Sole Makes a Habit of Joining DJ Day at ¡Reunión! Shows at the Ace

The Great Unifier: KCRW's Jeremy Sole Makes a Habit of Joining DJ Day at ¡Reunión! Shows at the Ace

Friday, October 24, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The airwaves of Los Angeles’ KCRW reach into the Coachella Valley at 89.3 FM, so you may have heard the work of Jeremy Sole, a delightfully eccentric DJ who plays salsa, disco, jazz, soul and blues.

You may have also heard him at DJ Day’s ¡Reunión! Show, held Thursdays at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club;...

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Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Ray LaMontagne is often referred to as a folk-rock artist, but on Tuesday night at the McCallum Theatre, he brought a psychedelic element to his live show, playing edgier material from his new album, Supernova .

The opening band, the Belle Brigade—a four-piece led by Barbara Gruska (drums, vocals) and ...

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Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Revisited—the current incarnation of the band, notably without Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman J...

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