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Stagecoach: JD McPherson Says His '50s-Style Rock Will Fit in Just Fine at the Country Music Fest

Stagecoach: JD McPherson Says His '50s-Style Rock Will Fit in Just Fine at the Country Music Fest

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Stagecoach lineups have been known to stretch the definition of country music a bit—and that explains JD McPherson’s inclusion in the 2014 lineup.

JD McPherson—who will perform on Friday, April 25—plays music that is a throwback to ’50s rock ’n’ roll. Yes, his music includes some classic country elem...

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A Big-Festival Alternative: Desert Daze and Its Community Focus Return to Mecca for 2014

A Big-Festival Alternative: Desert Daze and Its Community Focus Return to Mecca for 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Desert Daze, which started at the Dillon Roadhouse as a lengthy alternative-to-Coachella event in 2012, will return to the Sunset Ranch Oasis for the second consecutive year, this time during Stagecoach, on Saturday, April 26.

Desert Daze combines local, regional, national and world music acts during...

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Live Review: A-Trak at the Hard Rock Palm Springs' LED Day Club, Friday, April 11

Live Review: A-Trak at the Hard Rock Palm Springs' LED Day Club, Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

While most of the music world is focused on happenings in the east valley over the next two weekends, the Hard Rock Palm Springs is making sure the west valley is getting in on the action—with a series of eight pool parties featuring world renowned DJs.

On Friday, April 11, the Hard Rock Hotel in Pal...

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Live Review: The Afghan Whigs, GOAT at Pappy and Harriet's, Thursday, April 10

Live Review: The Afghan Whigs, GOAT at Pappy and Harriet's, Thursday, April 10

Saturday, April 12, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

When it comes to pre-Coachella shows, Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace almost always has some of the best—and such was the case on Thursday, April 10, when the Afghan Whigs put on a fantastic outdoor show.

Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle (right) took the stage as the sun began to set. During ...

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A Big Gig: Meet the Three Local Bands Playing at the Tachevah Block Party

A Big Gig: Meet the Three Local Bands Playing at the Tachevah Block Party

Friday, April 11, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Tachevah, a Palm Springs Block Party, offers a great concept: It allows up-and-coming local acts to take the stage with nationally recognized bands—in the midst of all the Coachella-related music insanity.

In the second year of Tachevah, Fitz and the Tantrums and Classixx will be joined by three loca...

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EDM Paradise: Get Ready to Dance at the Hard Rock's Big Coachella Pool Parties

EDM Paradise: Get Ready to Dance at the Hard Rock's Big Coachella Pool Parties

Monday, April 07, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Some of the biggest names in electronic dance music are coming to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs during Coachella.

The hotel, in conjunction with Coachella promoter Goldenvoice, is hosting a series of pool parties during both Coachella weekends. The big names include Skrillex, Tiesto and David Guet...

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