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The Lucky 13

08 Aug 2013
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Fans of 2-year-old country-rock band R Buckle Road have a lot of reasons to be excited. For one thing, the band has a new release slated for November. For another, fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the group in action—including one this Saturday, Aug. 10, at Schmidy’s Tavern, 72286 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. The music is slated to begin at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For a complete list of shows,…
02 Aug 2013
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Sacramento native Ron Cameron, 44, describes himself as an “artist, actor, writer, designer, DJ, etc.,” and a quick look at his website reveals that his description just begins to scratch the surface. But as for the “DJ” part: You can catch the Palm Springs resident every other Monday at Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. His next show will be Monday, Aug. 12. Find more deets at What was the first concert…
25 Jul 2013
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On rare occasions, you’ll see Brian Wanzek make a public appearance—and while Brian is a handsome and charming fellow, his alter ego, Bella da Ball, is the bigger star—so big, in fact, that she’ll be getting her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars later this year. Bella can be found all over the place—for starters, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club on Monday nights, where she hosts both Sissy Bingo and…
10 Jul 2013
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Chuck Baum, 50, is the guitarist for local classic-rock group Two Twelve. By day, the New York native is a senior account rep for Lamar Advertising. Catch the quartet—which promises “one of the best shows in the valley” at—at 9 p.m., Friday, July 12, at Schmidy’s Tavern, 72286 Highway 111, No. J-3, in Palm Desert. There’s no cover. Call the venue at 760-837-3800, or visit for more show and venue information; check the…
04 Jul 2013
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Rebecca Clark, 56, as you’ll see below, loves Barbra Streisand—and the Brooklyn, N.Y., native does a pretty good tribute to the Funny Girl, too. Catch her tribute show, Hello Gorgeous!, at 8 p.m., Friday, July 26, at Azul Tapas Lounge, 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; tickets are $15 (with full menu options), or $40 with a dinner prix fixe. (You can see Clark as Babs below, preparing for a recent show at the…
27 Jun 2013
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Indio native Noemi Rodriguez, 26, is also known as DJ Sugarfree. A few weeks ago, she spun a guest set at Clinic Bar, 188 S. Indian Canyon Drive—and was so impressive that this Saturday, June 29, she’s returning to Clinic to turn in a five-hour set EDM set. Admission to Clinic is free; for more information on the bar, visit For more on DJ Sugarfree (fun fact—she is also a part-time sign-spinner), peruse her…
15 Jun 2013
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Meet the Tribesmen, one of the busiest local bands these days—and specifically, meet Wilber Pacheco. The 24-year-old Indio native works in retail when he’s not playing indie rock with his bandmates—and you can catch Pacheco and co. on Sunday, June 16, the final day of downtown Cathedral City’s AMFM Fest. For more information on the inaugural film, music and art festival—including ticket information—scope it out at or the festival’s Facebook page. For more on…
07 Jun 2013
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The Village Pub in downtown Palm Springs is trying to make Sunday a fun day, with its aptly named—you guessed it—Sunday Funday lineup. At 1 p.m. every Sunday, Scott Carter will take the stage, giving way to Rob Martinez at 5. And at 9 p.m., put on your dancing shoes (whatever that means) for the IdolEyez DJs: Kohdi Rayne and Anwaar Hines. Rayne, 28, is the lead house DJ at the Village Pub, and he’s…