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Shining Stars Still: Earth, Wind and Fire Returns to Fantasy Springs

Shining Stars Still: Earth, Wind and Fire Returns to Fantasy Springs

Wednesday, July 27, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

They say that disco is dead—but if there’s one disco-era band that is still in high demand, it’s Earth, Wind and Fire.

Founded in Chicago in 1971 by the great Maurice White, who died earlier this year, the band has been an innovator in the R&B genre while also finding its way into funk, jazz, psy...

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Stable Again: After a Breakdown, Creed's Scott Stapp Is Getting His Life Together—and Is Back on the Road

Stable Again: After a Breakdown, Creed's Scott Stapp Is Getting His Life Together—and Is Back on the Road

Monday, July 25, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Ever since the band Creed first dissolved in 2004, frontman Scott Stapp has endured a hellish series of personal crises.

Stapp’s downward spiral reached its lowest point in 2014, when he suffered a complete mental breakdown brought on by drug and alcohol use. Stapp made Facebook videos in which he ma...

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Ska and Beyond: Spankshaft Throws Rock and Reggae Sounds Into Its Upcoming New Album

Ska and Beyond: Spankshaft Throws Rock and Reggae Sounds Into Its Upcoming New Album

Wednesday, July 20, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Spankshaft is often labeled as a “ska band.” However, the group, which calls Yucca Valley home, is much more than that.

Brandon Simpson (vocals/guitar), Brent Simpson (bass/vocals) and Russel Waldron (drums) recently sat down to discuss the band’s in-the-works new album, Beasts and Goddesses .

“We start...

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The Lucky 13: James Montenegro, bassist for Venus and the Traps

The Lucky 13: James Montenegro, bassist for Venus and the Traps

Monday, July 18, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Venus and the Traps have continued to dazzle local-music audiences at places from house parties in Coachella, to The Hood Bar and Pizza, to even the McCallum Theatre, as part of the East Valley Voices Out Loud showcase. The band’s sound combines punk, psychedelia and surf rock. Playing bass for Venus ...

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Gettin' It Together: The Supersuckers and Cancer-Survivor Frontman Eddie Spaghetti Return to Pappy and Harriet’s

Gettin' It Together: The Supersuckers and Cancer-Survivor Frontman Eddie Spaghetti Return to Pappy and Harriet’s

Friday, July 15, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Eddie Spaghetti of rock-country band the Supersuckers is used to the middle finger—in fact, he encourages his audiences to flip him off and then photographs the occurrence during his live shows.

But over the last year, it’s the Supersuckers frontman who has been flipping the bird—to cancer, that is.

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Rock to Awaken the Dead: Death Valley Girls Look Forward to Nachos and Horses at Pappy and Harriet's

Rock to Awaken the Dead: Death Valley Girls Look Forward to Nachos and Horses at Pappy and Harriet's

Friday, July 08, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s been said that rock ’n’ roll is dead. But for the members of Los Angeles outfit Death Valley Girls, that statement is grossly inaccurate.

For them, rock ’n’ roll is a way of life. They’ll be returning to the desert on Saturday, July 16, for a show at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.

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