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13 Sep 2018
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Michael Anthony, aka Mikey Sick Boy, has been playing at open-mics and local shows for quite a while around the Coachella Valley. Sadly, that’s about to come to an end—because he is moving to Orange County for a new job. He will be having a last hurrah of sorts when he plays at the Tack Room Tavern during the Concert for Autism on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20. What was the first concert…
06 Sep 2018
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Sticky Doll is a fascinating new addition to the Coachella Valley music scene. Originally from the Los Angeles area, Sticky Doll's founding members, El Sancho and Cynna Luchia, are now located in Joshua Tree, and recently recruited High Desert drummer Dani Diggler (known as Dani Doll). I recently caught Sticky Doll's show at The Hood Bar and Pizza and was blown away by the makeup, the punk-rock sound and the props. Sticky Doll will be…
21 Aug 2018
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If you haven’t yet caught a set by When Tides Turn, you’re missing out: The band beautifully mixes together the melodic and aggressive sides of metal. Catch them at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at Kilo’s Cantina in Thousand Palms, performing along with Annabelle Asylum, Instigator, Ormus and Decapitate the Kause. For more information, visit When Tides Turn frontman Jacob Garcia, was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What…
25 Jul 2018
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Mega Sun's lineup includes three very talented musicians—and if any one thing stands out, it’s Chris Rivera's guitar work. A recording from Mega Sun is currently in the works with producer Mike Doling (of the band Snot), and the band is currently raising funds to finish it; find details at Chris Rivera was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? Mötley Crüe's Shout…
12 Jul 2018
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The Flusters have been busy playing shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, and preparing the band’s second EP; according to frontman Doug VanSant, the new music will drop in the fall. For more information, visit In the meantime, we checked in with guitarist Danny White and asked him to endure the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? KISS in Jackson, Miss. Skid Row and Ted Nugent…
10 Jul 2018
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If you’ve seen Gutter Candy perform recently, you may have noticed a new yet familiar face behind the drums: Dani Diggler, also a member of Sticky Doll, and the guitarist and drummer for Van Vincent. That’s not all: Diggler is also a solo artist. Catch him in action with Gutter Candy this Friday, July 13, at The Hood Bar and Pizza; and Friday, Aug. 3, at Gadi’s, in Yucca Valley. See him with Van Vincent…
19 Jun 2018
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It's been a big year so far for local-band Mega Sun. The group played its first-ever show just after the new year—yet it took home Best New Band honors at the CV Music Awards, and drummer Tyler Ontiveros was named Best Drummer. For more information on Mega Sun, visit Ontiveros was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? It was either Thrice with…
07 Jun 2018
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Up in the high desert, one tattoo shop stands out: Yucca Valley’s Strata Tattoo Lab. Its owner, Jay’e Jones, has been tattooing in the high desert since 2001, and purchased Strata Tattoo Lab from its previous owner in 2008. She’s also a music-lover, and has posted videos of herself jamming with her boyfriend, former Voodoo Glow Skulls drummer Jerry O’Neill. For more information, visit Jay’e was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here…