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The Lucky 13: Armando Peredia, of Blown Speaker Gospel

The Lucky 13: Armando Peredia, of Blown Speaker Gospel

Friday, January 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Shortly after Blown Speaker Gospel formed in 2011, the band faced a nightmare: One of the band members passed away suddenly. However, the band decided to continue on—inspired to create a unique sound. The Riverside band plays shows throughout the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley. For more info...

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Live: Hanni El Khatib at Pappy and Harriet's, Jan. 16

Live: Hanni El Khatib at Pappy and Harriet's, Jan. 16

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  |  Guillermo Prieto

Hanni El Khatib opened his Pappy and Harriet’s show on Friday, Jan. 16, with “Melt Me,” from his new release Moonlight .

It was a great way to start the show: The song got the Pappy and Harriet’s audience dancing to the beat while doppelgangers of Jesus Christ and Macaulay Culkin tried to ram through t...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Atala's Kyle Stratton Wants to Connect With Fans of Avant-Garde Metal

Desert Rock Chronicles: Atala's Kyle Stratton Wants to Connect With Fans of Avant-Garde Metal

Monday, January 19, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Kyle Stratton, the brains behind the band Atala, is a man with bold, straightforward views on politics, the state of the human condition, the economic and social climate of today’s America—and his right to pursue art and music on his own terms.

His diversity stems from adversity, and he expresses him...

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The Lucky 13: Nathan Kazmer, of Eevaan Tre' and The Show

The Lucky 13: Nathan Kazmer, of Eevaan Tre' and The Show

Monday, January 19, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Nathan Kazmer is the drummer for various bands, but he’s been spending much of his music time lately with Eevaan Tre’ and The Show. While he was living in Provo, Utah, he played in a four-piece trumpet group that was popular in the ’60s and ’70s (before his time with the group) called The Brunson Br...

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Spinning for Charity: Guy Worden Organizes Another Show to Help Out the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Spinning for Charity: Guy Worden Organizes Another Show to Help Out the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Friday, January 16, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Guy Worden (aka Trevor Worden) is developing a reputation as a DJ who is certainly willing to support a good cause.

In late 2013, Worden put together a successful benefit show called “Art for the Homeless” for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. At 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, he’ll...

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The Darker Side of Dance: JF//Discord Brings a Love of Metal to His Electronic Music

The Darker Side of Dance: JF//Discord Brings a Love of Metal to His Electronic Music

Monday, January 12, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Fans of Independent resident DJ All Night Shoes’ monthly FRESH Sessions mix were treated last July to a guest mix by JF//Discord.

The “De:Volve” mix showed just what makes JF//Discord (Jeremy Ferguson) unique: It featured some familiar dance music—tinged with a darker side.

Ferguson recently discussed h...

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