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Can't Quit You: Josh Haden, Promoting the Newest Record by Spain, Says Music Is in His DNA

Can't Quit You: Josh Haden, Promoting the Newest Record by Spain, Says Music Is in His DNA

Tuesday, September 27, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

In the 1990s, the band Spain enjoyed a taste of mainstream success.

However, as the music industry began its massive shift after the dawn of the new millennium, frontman Josh Haden felt creatively spent, which led to a hiatus. However, Spain was not done: Haden would later revive the band, with all n...

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The Lucky 13: Derek Timmons, Bassist for Sleazy Cortez and Death in Pretty Wrapping

The Lucky 13: Derek Timmons, Bassist for Sleazy Cortez and Death in Pretty Wrapping

Friday, September 23, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Derek Timmons is well-known in the local music scene for his time with Robotic Humans, but he’s now playing bass in Sleazy Cortez with Nick Hales and Robotic Humans drummer Luiz Carranza. He also performs with the newly formed Death in Pretty Wrapping, with Michael Keeth and House of Broken Promises...

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An Extremely Festive Month: October Brings Three Big Music Festivals to the Coachella Valley and High Desert

An Extremely Festive Month: October Brings Three Big Music Festivals to the Coachella Valley and High Desert

Thursday, September 22, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

April is considered the big month for desert-area music festivals, thanks to the many tens of thousands of people who head to Coachella and Stagecoach.

Well, October is now giving April a run for its money, as the month is bringing three large music festivals to the area: Desert Daze, the second yearly...

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The Lucky 13: Juan Gonzalez, Drummer for The Kathys

The Lucky 13: Juan Gonzalez, Drummer for The Kathys

Wednesday, September 21, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

The first time I heard The Kathys’ album Paradise , I couldn’t get over the sound of the first track, “Mundane.” It sounded as if Sonic Youth and Joy Division had a baby. The rest of the album is an eccentric mix of indie, punk and psychedelic rock. Have a listen for yourself at thekathyys.bandcamp.com...

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Rock From the North: Sloan Makes the Trip From Toronto to the Desert Stars Fest

Rock From the North: Sloan Makes the Trip From Toronto to the Desert Stars Fest

Monday, September 19, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Sloan has been around for 25 years—and chances are, you’ve never heard of the band.

If you lived in Canada, it might—or might not—be a different story: The Toronto outfit has released 11 albums, been nominated for 10 Juno Awards, and won one. The group will be appearing during the Desert Stars Festiv...

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Desert-Soaked Music: Gram Rabbit Heads to the Studio—and Gets Ready for Its Annual Halloween Shows

Desert-Soaked Music: Gram Rabbit Heads to the Studio—and Gets Ready for Its Annual Halloween Shows

Thursday, September 15, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

In recent years, Jesika von Rabbit has focused on her solo career—but her popular band, Gram Rabbit, reunites every year around Halloween for a celebration at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.

The queen of the High Desert and her Gram Rabbit bandmates—Ethan Allen (guitar) and Todd Rutherford (g...

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