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The Lucky 13: DJ Guy Worden

The Lucky 13: DJ Guy Worden

Monday, August 25, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Local DJ Guy Worden is known for creating and mixing a unique style of dance music. Originally from San Diego, Worden started his DJ career in underground clubs and at parties more than a decade and a half ago; today, he frequently tours (and plays local gigs, too). He has a passion for hosting char...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Robbie Waldman's WAXY May Just Be the Next Big Thing to Come Out of the Desert

Desert Rock Chronicles: Robbie Waldman's WAXY May Just Be the Next Big Thing to Come Out of the Desert

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  |  Robin Linn

Robbie Waldman’s WAXY may be the next great American rock band to come out of our California desert.

Waldman has a lengthy local history, but he has used this project to truly hone his skills as a writer and performer. In its earliest incarnation, the ever-evolving band had a different feel and vibe:...

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Birthday Bunch: Burning Bettie's Annual Bash Comes at a Time of Expansion for the Band

Birthday Bunch: Burning Bettie's Annual Bash Comes at a Time of Expansion for the Band

Monday, August 18, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The members of Burning Bettie have distinctly individual personalities and different musical backgrounds—and all of those differences have served the band well, as it’s become one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular bands.

The group is holding is third “Burning Bday Bash” on Saturday, Aug. 23, wit...

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After the Beard: Matisyahu Embarks on a New Journey After Leaving Behind Hasidic Judaism

After the Beard: Matisyahu Embarks on a New Journey After Leaving Behind Hasidic Judaism

Monday, August 18, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2004, Matisyahu began to capture the curiosity of the music press and American audiences, thanks to his talent and his sheer uniqueness: He was a Hasidic reggae singer.

In the decade since, much has changed. He’ll be performing at Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Matisyahu was born ...

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A Punk Survivor: Rikk Agnew Brings His Band to Twentynine Palms for Labor Day Weekend

A Punk Survivor: Rikk Agnew Brings His Band to Twentynine Palms for Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 15, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

When L.A. punk scene was gaining national attention in the 1970s and ’80s that was both good and bad, Rikk Agnew was there.

Today, he remains a popular figure in the Southern California music world, and he will be performing at the Bat Country Labor Day Blast at the Palms Restaurant in Twentynine Pal...

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Why EDM? Splash House Shows Why Dance Music Is Growing in Popularity: It's DIY and Fun

Why EDM? Splash House Shows Why Dance Music Is Growing in Popularity: It's DIY and Fun

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Splash House, like every other large-scale music festival these days, is inevitably compared to Coachella.

The two festivals both feature a variety of acts—including a mix of locals, up-and-comers and superstars—spread over a three-day period. However, that’s where the similarities end.

For one thing,...

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