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Live: The Monkees at Fantasy Springs, March 27

Live: The Monkees at Fantasy Springs, March 27

Saturday, March 28, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Despite the absence of Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork managed to put on an outstanding two-hour performance as The Monkees at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday night, March 27.

Some of the fans in attendance were in their teens during The Monkees’ rise to fame in th...

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The Lucky 13: Eric Burdon, of the Animals

The Lucky 13: Eric Burdon, of the Animals

Friday, March 20, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

During the 1960s, rock ’n’ roll—and, specifically, the British Invasion—took the world by storm. One of the big British Invasion bands was the Animals, led by Eric Burdon. Burdon not too long ago released a new album, ’Til Your River Runs Dry , and the Animals will be appearing at Stagecoach on Sunday...

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The Lucky 13: Eduardo Arenas, of Chicano Batman

The Lucky 13: Eduardo Arenas, of Chicano Batman

Wednesday, March 18, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Indie band Chicano Batman has won over audiences with a blend of various forms of Latin music—combined with American soul music. Now, Goldenvoice has taken notice: Chicano Batman earned a slot at Coachella, and will be playing on Sunday, April 12 and 19. Learn more at chicanobatman.com . Bassist Eduar...

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Hey, Hey: Almost 50 Years After Their TV Debut, The Monkees Head for Fantasy Springs

Hey, Hey: Almost 50 Years After Their TV Debut, The Monkees Head for Fantasy Springs

Tuesday, March 17, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Monkees were originally a fake band made up for a TV show—but before they knew it, the members were both television stars and pop music idols.

Almost 50 years later, The Monkees are still performing, and on Friday, March 27, members Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz will be performing at Fantasy Springs ...

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A Star Is Found: Broadway Singer Linda Eder Gets Ready to Wow the McCallum Crowd

A Star Is Found: Broadway Singer Linda Eder Gets Ready to Wow the McCallum Crowd

Friday, March 13, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Broadway production of Jekyll and Hyde helped launch the career of Linda Eder—a career that has taken her to venues such as Carnegie Hall and includes 15 solo albums.

Eder will be appearing at the McCallum Theatre on Wednesday, March 25.

Born in Tucson, Ariz., Eder was raised in Central Minnesota. A...

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Post-Post-Punk: Gang of Four Changes Directions With a New Album and a New Sound

Post-Post-Punk: Gang of Four Changes Directions With a New Album and a New Sound

Friday, March 13, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Gang of Four was a big name in the post-punk scene of the late 1970s and early ’80s, yet the group’s influence lives on—bands such as Franz Ferdinand and Rage Against the Machine cite the English group as a big influence.

The band itself lives on, too: Although guitarist Andy Gill is the only remaini...

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