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The Lucky 13

18 May 2016
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Not a lot of people know that there are a number of great hip-hop artists in the Coachella Valley—including Garcia Giant (Mario Garcia). He recently performed at the McCallum Theatre as part of the East Valley Voices Out Loud show; you can check out his music at Garcia Giant recently took the time to answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Camila and Reik at the Music Box in Los…
16 May 2016
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If you’ve seen a performance by Jesika Von Rabbit, you’ve probably seen several interesting characters accompanying her. Of course, there’s her 71-year-old dancing man, Larry Van Horn. And then there’s her bass-player, Lee Joseph. Originally from Tucson, Ariz., Lee now calls Joshua Tree home. He’s the owner of Dionysus Records, which is home to a lot of great underground music. He’s also a DJ; Joseph plays a lot of fascinating selections from the ‘60s through…
22 Apr 2016
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Chris Dub has a mighty bass sound that makes him one of the valley’s standouts; perhaps that’s why he’s the bassist for both Monreaux and Subourbon Outlaw. Monreaux is one of the finalists in the CV Music Showcase; the band will compete against Razor J and the Blades, Wicked Jed, Bridger and Murkocet at the Hard Rock Hotel at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 7. For more information on Monreaux, visit What was the first…
18 Apr 2016
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Daniel Perry is the newest member of The Flusters, the reigning Best of Coachella Valley’s Best Local Band, as voted by the readers of this fine publication. The drummer also played briefly in Sunday Funeral and The Purple Gang. Catch The Flusters in action at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, when the band joins Brightener, Yip Yops and Moving Units for the Coachella 420 Inbetweener at The Hood Bar and Pizza, 74360 Highway 111, in…
22 Mar 2016
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It’s hard to find a music genre to which the members of Strangers You Know are actually strangers. From electronic to folk, Grady Lee and Adam Haagen seemingly make anything they play work just fine, with all of it coming together to create a unique indie sound. Strangers You Know will be appearing at Coachella on Saturday, April 16, and Saturday, April 23. For more information, visit Both Adam and Grady recently answered The…
16 Mar 2016
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The Deslondes have a fun, rustic, old-time country sound to their music. Hailing from New Orleans, they’ll be sure to be a delight at Stagecoach on Sunday, May 1, and are one of the bands you want to include in your schedule. They’ll also be performing at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace on Friday, April 29. For more information on The Deslondes, visit Guitarist and vocalist Riley Downing was kind enough to answer the…
18 Feb 2016
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Meet Tommy Locust. You can catch him spinning most weekends at Chill Bar Palm Springs, where he’s the resident DJ and marketing jedi. He’s a lifelong Southern Californian and former Mr. Palm Springs Leather who’s been a DJ for 14 years. He’s also a huge comic-book nerd—and you can see him performing as DJ Deadpool on most Saturdays for the next month or two. (Full disclosure: He’s also an Independent contributor.) For more information, visit…
05 Feb 2016
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Monreaux frontman Giorg Tierez told the Independent late last year that the band was still a work in progress, in large part because the band lacked a permanent guitarist. However, the band’s rhythm section is rock-solid: Tierez struck gold when he put bassist Chris Dub and drummer Ryan Diaz together. Monreaux’s rhythm section has been the talk of the local music scene, and Diaz’s drumming is impressive to watch; see for yourself Saturday, Feb. 6,…