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The Blueskye Report, May 2015: Hank Jr., R. Kelly, Lynda Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, May 2015: Hank Jr., R. Kelly, Lynda Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Much More!

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

May is here, which means the Coachella Valley is quieter, with less traffic and temperatures starting to rise. However, locals know the truth: The Coachella Valley never sleeps, and there are plenty of great things going on to see and do.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2 , the Desert Daze festival will be takin...

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Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: May 2015

Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: May 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Alex Harrington

I have curated a mix this month that should prime you for the upcoming summer season!

I wanted to turn up the heat and bring you tracks that can get anyone moving. I took some inspiration from the deeper side of dance, so this playlist can take you from the pool to the club—and back!

I recently decided ...

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Psychedelic Women: L.A. Witch Brings a Darker, Horror-Driven Sound to Desert Daze

Psychedelic Women: L.A. Witch Brings a Darker, Horror-Driven Sound to Desert Daze

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

L.A. Witch is a band on the rise. Sade (vocals, guitar), Irita (bass, organ) and Ellie (drums) have toured the U.S. and Mexico with a dark, psychedelic rock sound—and they’re part of the Desert Daze lineup on Saturday, May 2, at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca.

During a recent phone interview, all th...

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Stagecoach 2015, Day 3: Logan Brill Likes 'Bad Habits'; Outlaws Bring the Three-Ax Attack; George Thorogood Revs Things Up

Stagecoach 2015, Day 3: Logan Brill Likes 'Bad Habits'; Outlaws Bring the Three-Ax Attack; George Thorogood Revs Things Up

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

It was another great day in the Palomino Tent at Stagecoach on Sunday, April 26, when the audience got to enjoy both new talents and familiar faces.

Starting things off at 1 p.m. was singer-songwriter Andrew Combs. “We haven’t had anything to drink yet, so this is rough,” Combs said to the small audi...

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Stagecoach 2015: The Podunk Poets Goal—Create a Party With Every Performance

Stagecoach 2015: The Podunk Poets Goal—Create a Party With Every Performance

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Podunk Poets performed in the Honkytonk tent at Stagecoach—and they felt right at home.

“I think for all of us, being invited into a festival that’s so massive—Stagecoach is a dream,” said Podunk Poets’ Kelly Kidd; he and Cindy-Lou Jollotta chatted with the Independent the day after the band’s Frid...

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Stagecoach 2015, Day 2: John Moreland Emotes; Gregg Allman Heals; ZZ Top Takes a Sledgehammer to the Ears

Stagecoach 2015, Day 2: John Moreland Emotes; Gregg Allman Heals; ZZ Top Takes a Sledgehammer to the Ears

Sunday, April 26, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

I’m a country/Americana-music purist who prefers vintage sounds, and the best places at Stagecoach to find acts that play this kind of music are the Mustang and Palomino tents.

Therefore, when I arrived for the second day of Stagecoach 2015 on Saturday, April 25, I headed straight for the Palomino Te...

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