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The Lucky 13

17 Jul 2020
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Hammer of the Ozz is one of the heaviest bands to come out of the Coachella Valley in recent years. What started as a Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath cover band has evolved into a four-piece hard-rock group with a blistering debut album, Hot as the Sun, available at hammeroftheozz.bandcamp.com, that was released earlier this year. The band features Paul Forrester on bass; he is the latest to take The Lucky 13, and here are…
10 Jul 2020
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Israel’s Arcade is Israel Pinedo’s indie-punk brainchild, with every song written and recorded by him. He melds the basics of punk rock with the structure and dreamy effects of indie bands, a style which has garnered him much success on streaming platforms. His latest release, “Car Crash,” brings a more new-wave approach to his music, with an electronic drum beat and filtered vocal blending joining his patented reverb guitar and synth lines. Pinedo is the…
19 Jun 2020
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When FrankEatsTheFloor—my band, I should disclose—came onto the local scene a few years ago, the valley was introduced to Aleks Romo. His guitar-playing expertise has been a huge asset, as his styles range from intricate indie-rock lines to hard-hitting punk chords. I should also disclose one more thing: On top of being an excellent guitar player, he is also my best friend. For more on FrankEatsTheFloor, visit www.facebook.com/FrankEatsTheFloor. Romo is the latest to take The…
15 Jun 2020
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Scott McLaughlin is nothing but a positive influence on the local music scene. When he’s not helping people at the Record Alley, he’s making music with Americana rock-group Reborn by the Sunshine (rbtsmusic.com). McLaughlin is the latest to take the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? MC Hammer, because I was too legit to quit, and, yes, my twin brother and I had some parachute pants. My mom…
17 May 2020
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I have attended a lot of backyard shows in the Coachella Valley—and I have often seen (and shared) bills with Marni’s name on it. Nicolas Lara is the brainchild behind Marni, and has released many songs over the years—check out his stacked BandCamp page, alaraa.bandcamp.com/music. He just released a new song, “Boozer” which fits right in with the rest of his somber, acoustic-folk music. Learn more at www.facebook.com/Marnimusicc. Lara is the latest to take The…
11 May 2020
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One of the Coachella Valley’s most frequently gigging musicians is singer/keyboardist Krystofer Do. He has played at many of the valley’s venues (often without much in the way of clothing), and was regularly performing at Stacy’s in downtown Palm Springs before the shutdown. Do brings a unique spin to classic songs and his own brand of R&B music. His latest single, “Soul,” is an ’80s-style track about addiction that features some fantastic synth and vocal…
21 Apr 2020
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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from local indie rockers Rival Alaska. Formerly known as the Brosquitos and Sleeping Habits, the band features ample musical talent and determination. John Clark recently rejoined the group, and the band just released “Car Ride (Daydream),” a dance-y electronic jam perfect for a quarantine dance party. Learn more at www.facebook.com/therivalalaska. Clark is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert…
19 Apr 2020
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Local thrash foursome Instigator has quickly gained cult success among valley residents and beyond. Seemingly every venue in town has had speakers blown by the long-haired rockers; the group’s first EP, Built to Defy, gained them fans around the county. On April 3, the band released debut album Necessary Evil, which shows a high level of thrash-metal bad-assery; learn more at www.facebook.com/instigatorofficial. On bass is Garrison Calkins, whose intricate and over-driven bass riffs are the…

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