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08 Jun 2015
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Local DJ Tomas DeLa Noche always puts on an interesting show when he’s behind the mixing board. His house-music sets are catchy and feature insanely good dance beats; after well-received sets at the Coachella Valley Art Scene and The Hood Bar and Pizza (with Independent resident DJ Alex Harrington), Tomas DeLa Noche is making an ever-bigger name for himself in the Coachella Valley. For more information, check out soundcloud.com/tomasdelanoche. What was the first concert you…
05 Jun 2015
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Remember Shawn Mafia and the 10 Cent Thrills? That band is now known as Gutter Candy. Fronted by Jersey Dagger (aka Shawn Mafia) on vocals, and featuring Lixx Candy on guitar, Sin Balls on drums, and newest-member D.D. Gunz on bass, Gutter Candy plays regularly at the Joshua Tree Saloon and recently performed at Schmidy’s Tavern in Palm Desert. Gutter Candy performs a blend of heavy metal and punk with a lot of comedy thrown…
21 May 2015
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Molly Katelbach—that’s Molly the K, to Radio Free Joshua Tree listeners—presents a lot of unique music on her show, ranging from oldies to stoner rock. Hear more at www.radiofreejoshuatree.org. Molly was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones at the Starwood Club in 1977. It was a birthday present from my big sister to me and my little sister. Peter Tork joined…
13 May 2015
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If you don’t yet know the music of Jennifer Corday, you will soon. The Long Beach native has called Palm Springs home for about six months now, and is playing more and more around town; for example, you can catch her regularly at Oscar’s Café and Bar in Palm Springs, and she’ll be at the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs on Saturday, May 23, with her full band, Classic Rock Revolution (classicrockrevolution.com). Learn more at…
08 May 2015
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Remember the band Plastic? The group is now known as Safety Net, featuring Carrick O’Dowd (vocals, guitar), Austin Lawrence (bass) and Cliff Horn (drums). The band participated in The Hood’s Battle of the Bands last year; catch them at the Coachella Valley Art Scene on Wednesday, May 13. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/safetynetmusic. Cliff Horn was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? I…
17 Apr 2015
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Cathedral City’s CIVX has been in a period of transition. After the departure of bassist and lead vocalist Nick Hernandez, guitarist Dillion Dominguez took over lead vocals, and Clay Samalin and his bass guitar joined the group. After taking a few months off, CIVX is back and has recently played at the Purple Room and the Coachella Valley Art Scene. Learn more at www.facebook.com/civxmusic. Samalin was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are…
10 Apr 2015
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Alex Newell is best known for playing Wade “Unique” Adams on Fox’s recently concluded Glee. He stole hearts playing the transgendered teen after earning a spot on the show by finishing as a runner-up on The Glee Project. Today, the 22-year-old singer and actor is getting ready for one of April’s biggest Palm Springs events: White Party Weekend. Newell will join performers including LeAnn Rimes, Natalie La Rose and others at the White Party’s Sunday…
20 Mar 2015
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During the 1960s, rock ’n’ roll—and, specifically, the British Invasion—took the world by storm. One of the big British Invasion bands was the Animals, led by Eric Burdon. Burdon not too long ago released a new album, ’Til Your River Runs Dry, and the Animals will be appearing at Stagecoach on Sunday, April 26. For more information, visit www.ericburdon.com or www.facebook.com/officialericburdon. Here are his answers to the Lucky 13. What was the first concert you…