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The Lucky 13

19 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 www.strangersyouknow.com. Both Adam and Grady recently answered The…
17 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 www.thedeslondes.com. 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,…
22 Jan 2016
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Rogue Ogre formed in 2015 and has played a handful of shows at the Palm Canyon Roadhouse in Palm Springs. In 2016, Rogue Ogre plans on having more of a presence in the Coachella Valley. For more information on Rogue Ogre, visit www.facebook.com/rogueogre. Xan Abyss (vocals, bass, synth), Don Browne (guitar, bass, vocals) and Pat Toft (drums) took the Lucky 13 as a group; here are their answers. What was the first concert you attended?…
18 Jan 2016
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If you’re a fan of local music, chances are you’ve met Frank Skalsky. He’s a regular at shows by groups including Remnants of Man, Bridger, Sean and Zander, and Sweat Act. We recently asked Skalsky to endure the Lucky 13; here’s what he had to say. What was the first concert you attended? The Cult with Dangerous Toys and Bonham on the Sonic Temple Tour, New Years Eve 1989, Long Beach Sports Arena. What was…
18 Dec 2015
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Sunday Funeral has been rocking in the Coachella Valley for many years now. Co-fronting the band with lead guitarist/vocalist Justin Ledesma is rhythm guitarist/vocalist Brian Frang. Sunday Funeral recently added drummer Grant Gruenberg to the mix. Sunday Funeral was recently part of two battle-of-the-bands contests that took place at The Hood Bar and Pizza. For more information, visit www.sundayfuneral.com. Brian Frang and Grant Gruenberg were kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are their…