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The Lucky 13

19 Mar 2015
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Indie band Chicano Batman has won over audiences with a blend of various forms of Latin music—combined with American soul music. Now, Goldenvoice has taken notice: Chicano Batman earned a slot at Coachella, and will be playing on Sunday, April 12 and 19. Learn more at chicanobatman.com. Bassist Eduardo Arenas was kind enough to take some time out of the band’s busy touring schedule to answer the Lucky 13. What was the first concert you…
13 Feb 2015
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Organic Junk Fude is an amusing electronic/rap group with plenty of funny lyrics—and they’re in the midst of a resurrection: The group existed during the mid-2000s and is now back on stage. (See some videos here.) The group is slated to play a show with the Yip-Yops at the Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs, at 11 p.m., Friday, March 6. Organic Junk Fude members Tendo, Pigeon Toad and Shadow Man…
09 Feb 2015
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By day, Freddy Jimenez is a talented screenprinter; by night, he’s the drummer for Tribesmen, the Coachella-based all-instrumental band. Jimenez’s drumming is extremely technical and compliments the Tribesman sound nicely. The band is recording an album that the members hope to have out soon. For more information, visit tribesmenmusic.bandcamp.com and www.facebook.com/tribesmencv. What was the first concert you attended? Coachella 2003, for the White Stripes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. What was the first album you…
23 Jan 2015
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Shortly after Blown Speaker Gospel formed in 2011, the band faced a nightmare: One of the band members passed away suddenly. However, the band decided to continue on—inspired to create a unique sound. The Riverside band plays shows throughout the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley. For more information, visit blownspeakergospel.com or www.facebook.com/BlownSpeakerGospel. Frontman Armando Peredia recently tackled The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Incubus at the UC Riverside Barn. It…
19 Jan 2015
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Nathan Kazmer is the drummer for various bands, but he’s been spending much of his music time lately with Eevaan Tre’ and The Show. While he was living in Provo, Utah, he played in a four-piece trumpet group that was popular in the ’60s and ’70s (before his time with the group) called The Brunson Brothers. For more info on Eevaan Tre’ and The Show, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Eevaan-Tre-The-Show/120302671369702 or www.reverbnation.com/eevaantre. Here are Kazmer’s answers to The…
23 Dec 2014
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If you’ve never seen a Fever Dog performance, you’re missing out. Fix that by checking them out when the band performs at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, at Club 5 in Indio. The band’s heavy psychedelic sound has a genuine desert feel. Danny Graham, Fever Dog’s front man and guitarist, is also a visual artist with a blog full of art. For more information on Fever Dog, visit www.facebook.com/feverdogrocks. Here are Graham’s answers to The…
12 Dec 2014
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Yucca Valley’s Gojiro Island formed in 2011. The band, which recently released a demo, has played at venues including Bobby Furst's Furstworld, Kokopelli's Kantina, The Palms Restaurant and The Hood Bar and Pizza. Gojiro (go-GEE-row) Island includes Lisa Diaz (vocals), Paco Diaz (drums), David Diaz (guitar), William Porter (bass) and Michael Callan (saxophone and Theremin). For more information, visit www.facebook.com/gojiroisland or www.reverbnation.com/gojiroisland. Paco Diaz recently endeavored to answer The Lucky 13. What was the first…
19 Nov 2014
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The Los Angeles-based Paul Chesne Band is a regular at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. After playing there at the Campout with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in September, the Paul Chesne Band will return to Pappy’s for New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/paulchesneband or www.paulchesne.com; to make reservations for the Pappy’s New Year’s Eve bash, get details at pappyandharriets.com. Paul Chesne was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13. What was the…