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Ain't It Funky Now: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Brings Chart-Topping Instrumental Jazz to Pappy and Harriet's

Ain't It Funky Now: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Brings Chart-Topping Instrumental Jazz to Pappy and Harriet's

Sep 15, 2019 11:00  |  Matt King

When was the last time you listened to a song by Booker T. and the M.G.’s? Thanks to infectious piano grooves, flowing bass lines and plucky guitar riffs that just make you want to boogie, Booker T. d...

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The Lucky 13: Brian Blueskye, Entertainment and Culture Reporter for The Desert Sun

The Lucky 13: Brian Blueskye, Entertainment and Culture Reporter for The Desert Sun

Sep 13, 2019 10:30  |  Matt King

Readers of the Coachella Valley Independent know the work of Brian Blueskye well; he shared his unique view on the arts in the valley and gave local music a voice in these pages for six years. Blueskye’...

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Community Rocks: The First Idyllfest's Goal—Help the Town Heal Via the Power of Music

Community Rocks: The First Idyllfest's Goal—Help the Town Heal Via the Power of Music

Sep 12, 2019 11:00  |  Matt King

In July 2018, the Cranston Fire devastated the town of Idyllwild, burning more than 13,000 acres—and those fires were followed by downpours and that destroyed roads and created sinkholes.

Despite the c...

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Desert Jangle! Plastic Ruby's John Marek Supplements His Band's Pleasing Music With Humor and Video

Desert Jangle! Plastic Ruby's John Marek Supplements His Band's Pleasing Music With Humor and Video

Sep 10, 2019 14:30  |  Matt King

The Coachella Valley is full of musicians pushing their limits and creating heavy rock soundtracks that would make even Kyuss proud—but it’s always a treat to come across a band creating a completely ...

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The Lucky 13: Courtney Chambers, Singer/Songwriter and Member of Jasmine Fields, Performing Sept. 6 at the Desert Fox

The Lucky 13: Courtney Chambers, Singer/Songwriter and Member of Jasmine Fields, Performing Sept. 6 at the Desert Fox

Sep 03, 2019 16:00  |  Matt King

Courtney Chambers is no average singer/songwriter. She is one of the desert’s most veteran musicians; her first release came in 2001. She was recently featured on a KCOD documentary series showcasing ...

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The Venue Report, September 2019: Rob Thomas, 98 Degrees, Ariel Pink—and a Whole Lot More!

The Venue Report, September 2019: Rob Thomas, 98 Degrees, Ariel Pink—and a Whole Lot More!

Aug 29, 2019 10:35  |  Andy Lara

Summer is finally beginning to wind down—and that means some venues are waking up after summer hibernations. Here are some of the most noteworthy events happening in our warm and sandy home.

Fantasy Sp...

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An Avenue for Artists: Avenida Music Gets Set to Open a Center for All Things Music in Downtown Indio

An Avenue for Artists: Avenida Music Gets Set to Open a Center for All Things Music in Downtown Indio

Aug 22, 2019 11:00  |  Matt King

Avenida Music is the reigning Best Local Band per the Independent ’s Best of Coachella Valley readers’ poll—and with good reason.

Not only is Avenida Music one of the top cover bands in the valley, known...

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The Universal Language: Jason Nutter Uses Music to Help Special-Needs Students Communicate and Connect

The Universal Language: Jason Nutter Uses Music to Help Special-Needs Students Communicate and Connect

Aug 20, 2019 15:00  |  Andy Lara

Jason Nutter wouldn’t tell me his age; all he’d say is that he’s been doing music for a long time.

He’s played music since his childhood—and now his love of music spills out to the community. Not only ...

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