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21 May 2019
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Robotic Humans laid low for a period of time, but the band re-emerged in March, opening for The Sweat Act at The Hood Bar and Pizza. The members have been sharing videos of themselves doing some recording—which means there’s hopefully new material on the way. For more information, visit www.robotichumans.bandcamp.com and www.facebook.com/robotichumansofficial. Frontman Joey Zendejas was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? The…
16 May 2019
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Armando Flores is a busy man these days. He’s the bass-player for 5th Town, which has been recording its first album, and he’s the drummer for Blasting Echo, which has also been recording. Flores will be pulling double duty this Friday night, May 17, as both bands perform at Josh Heinz’s Birthday Jam at Coachella Valley Brewing Company, 30640 Gunther St., in Thousand Palms. Flores was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are…
16 Apr 2019
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Robert Bowman is best known in the local-music world as the guitarist for WiseMan. However, WiseMan is not currently a thing—but Bowman was recently announced as the new bassist for local desert-rock outfit Waxy, and he made his live debut with Waxy earlier this month. For more information on Waxy, visit www.waxy-music.com. Robert Bowman was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? Dire Straits,…
11 Apr 2019
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Big things are happening for local metal band Ormus. Late last year, the band released its debut album, Apocalyptic Transmissions. Playing guitar for Ormus is Chaz Marriott (who has also been moonlighting in The After Lashes as “Gina”). Ormus will be playing at the Music Benefit for Champion the Dog and Animal Abuse Awareness at Gadi’s Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 13. For more information on Ormus, visit www.facebook.com/ormusband. Marriott was kind enough to…
19 Mar 2019
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The Cancino family is known for astounding drummers in several Coachella Valley bands. Benny Cancino Jr. has caught my attention on more than a few occasions due to his incredible technique. He currently plays with the Cult tribute band Aphrodisiac Jacket, as well as the Kyle Turney Band, Kelly Derrickson, and the Whizards. Cancino was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? Oooh wow…
05 Mar 2019
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Josh Heinz is originally from Tennessee, but he's now a pillar in the Coachella Valley local music scene. He is the frontman for Blasting Echo, the guitarist for 5th Town, the founder of the Concert for Autism, and the host of Open-Mic Night at The Hood Bar and Pizza every Wednesday. See Blasting Echo Saturday, March 16, at The Hood during Dali Llama’s CD-release show. For more information on Heinz’s bands, visit www.facebook.com/blastingecho and www.facebook.com/5thtown.…
14 Feb 2019
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Meagan Van Dyke is a multi-talented performer. She’s been in College of the Desert musicals In the Heights and Little Shop of Horrors; she was an on-air Disney Channel host; and she performs in Trio NV with Nick Sosa and Doug Van Sant of the Flusters. Catch Trio NV every Saturday night at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa. For more information on Trio NV, visit www.facebook.com/trionvmusic. Meagan was kind enough to answer the…
05 Feb 2019
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Probe 7 is an electronic-music act that Brent Heinze has kept going since 1992. He re-launched Probe 7 in 2018 with a new vocalist, Charlie Harding. Heinze recently relocated to the Palm Springs area, and Probe 7 will be playing at the Piggy Party at the Tool Shed on Friday, Feb. 8, which will also serve as an album-release party. For more information on Probe 7, visit www.probe7music.com. Heinze was kind enough to answer the…

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