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As the Goat Turns: The Pride of Idyllwild, Throw the Goat Has a New EP—and a New Drummer, Too

As the Goat Turns: The Pride of Idyllwild, Throw the Goat Has a New EP—and a New Drummer, Too

Wednesday, January 18, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Throw the Goat is a local band that’s finally starting to get the recognition it deserves.

The band has two full albums to its credit— Black Mountain (2012) and Blood, Sweat and Beers (2015). Last year, the band released a new EP, Vote Goat , and picked up a new drummer, The Sweat Act and 5th Town’s Troy W...

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The Lucky 13: Mario Estrada, Bassist for The Flusters

The Lucky 13: Mario Estrada, Bassist for The Flusters

Thursday, January 12, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2015, The Flusters were voted the Best Local Band by Coachella Valley Independent readers. In 2016, the band played higher-profile gigs—including Coachella—and released a well-received EP. What will 2017 bring? Stay tuned to find out—and visit www.theflusters.com for more information. Catch the band ...

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Talent Triumphs: Tony Orlando Brings His Tried-and-True Act to Spotlight 29

Talent Triumphs: Tony Orlando Brings His Tried-and-True Act to Spotlight 29

Thursday, January 05, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

He was a kid from New York, N.Y., with just an eighth-grade education—yet Tony Orlando has had an incredible music career, both as an executive and a recording artist.

While he hasn’t released any new material since 1979, he continues to perform across the country to sold-out audiences. He’ll bring h...

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A Delayed Stryke Call: After Delays and Drama, Thr3 Strykes Finally Has a New Album Ready

A Delayed Stryke Call: After Delays and Drama, Thr3 Strykes Finally Has a New Album Ready

Tuesday, January 03, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

When I spoke to the members of Thr3 Strykes in October 2015, they were recording an album that they hoped would be out shortly thereafter.

If 15 months qualifies as “shortly thereafter,” then Thr3 Strykes is on track: [CMNCTN-BRKDWN] will be released in January, and the band is throwing an album-releas...

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Coachella 2017: Five Reasons You Should Be Excited Radiohead Is a Headliner

Coachella 2017: Five Reasons You Should Be Excited Radiohead Is a Headliner

Tuesday, January 03, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

This morning’s announcement of the Coachella 2017 lineup was, per usual, met with a wide variety of reactions.

While I was not wildly impressed by the lineup (which you can see below), the online reviews have been largely positive. Esquire even went so far as to call the slate of performers—featuring h...

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The Blueskye Report, January 2017: Vanessa Williams, Steven Tyler, Kathy Griffin—and Tons More!

The Blueskye Report, January 2017: Vanessa Williams, Steven Tyler, Kathy Griffin—and Tons More!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s time to wind down after the busy holiday season—and January is filled with some great shows to help you do just that.

The McCallum Theatre has some fine post-holiday events. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 , Broadway and Hollywood icon Vanessa Williams will be appearing. Williams had the No. 1 single i...

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