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Melodic Metal: After a Years-Long Hiatus, Local Band He Films the Clouds Is Back With a New Full-Length Album

Melodic Metal: After a Years-Long Hiatus, Local Band He Films the Clouds Is Back With a New Full-Length Album

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

A few years ago, metal band He Films the Clouds was starting to gain attention in the Coachella Valley music scene.

Then the band just disappeared—only to resurface fairly recently. In fact, the reconstituted He Films the Clouds released a full-length album in April, titled As I Live and Breathe .

Durin...

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Live: U2 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, May 21

Live: U2 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, May 21

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

When U2 released The Joshua Tree in 1987, the album was an unparalleled success, both financially and critically. Now that three decades have passed, the album is a timeless classic—and to celebrate, U2 is currently touring to promote its re-release, and performing the album in its entirety.

On Saturda...

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Surf-Inspired Rock: Long Beach's Tijuana Panthers return to Pappy and Harriet's

Surf-Inspired Rock: Long Beach's Tijuana Panthers return to Pappy and Harriet's

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

With a band name like the Tijuana Panthers, there has to be a great story behind it … right?

The Long Beach garage-punk trio will be hitting the stage at Pappy and Harriet’s on Friday, June 2.

During a recent phone interview, guitarist Chad Wachtel told me the story behind that infamous name.

“The albu...

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The Lucky 13: Brendan Duff, Bassist for FISSURE

The Lucky 13: Brendan Duff, Bassist for FISSURE

Friday, May 19, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

FISSURE is a well-known Southern California hard-core “powerviolence” band currently based out of Los Angeles and Orange County—although two of the band's members, Dylan Arseo (drums) and Brendan Duff (bass), are Coachella Valley natives. Arseo is well-known for shows at his mother's house in Cathed...

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Live: Le Butcherettes at Pappy and Harriet's, May 11

Live: Le Butcherettes at Pappy and Harriet's, May 11

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  Guillermo Prieto

As I waited for Le Butcherettes to take the stage at Pappy and Harriet’s, I had a flashback to the 2014 show at the Observatory where I first laid eyes and ears on Le Butcherettes.

Le Butcherettes are on the road with At the Drive-In; this was a side gig in between supporting dates.

Teri Gender Bender...

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On the Road Again: A Chat With Kevin Lyman, the Founder of the Warped Tour—Now In Its 23rd Year

On the Road Again: A Chat With Kevin Lyman, the Founder of the Warped Tour—Now In Its 23rd Year

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

In 1995, the Warped Tour was born. There were a handful of touring festivals then—but within a decade or so, all but the Warped Tour were gone.

Now in its third decade, the punk-themed Warped Tour will visit more than 40 cities in 2017—with more traditional punk and hardcore bands on the lineup than ...

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