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21 Nov 2016
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Facelift is quite possibly the most brutal band in the Coachella Valley. Its hardcore punk sound has made Facelift a house-party favorite—and landed the band opening slots for The Adicts during both of the band’s recent shows at The Hood Bar and Pizza. Facelift's guitarist, Quanah Lienau, is the son of local desert-rock icon Herb Lienau (Dead Issue, Decon, Half Astro, Herbert). Decon recently reunited for a performance at The Hood—and Quanah stole the show…
08 Nov 2016
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Fatso Jetson is one of the most prominent bands in the Coachella Valley music scene. Fronted by Mario Lalli, one of the pillars of the local music world, Fatso Jetson has just released a new album, Idle Hands, and is playing a show at Pappy and Harriet’s on Friday, Nov. 11, along with Mondo Generator, The Freeks and the Flying Eyes; tickets are $10. For more information on Fatso Jetson, visit Larry Lalli, the…
28 Oct 2016
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Foxy Cleopatra is an oddity in the local music scene—in a very good way. The band’s sound is indescribable, but one can hear the influence of rock, funk and R&B—especially when it comes to the frontman and guitarist, Lance Riebsomer. Riebsomer recently released an album under the name of his new music project, Black Water Gospel, and has also played some solo shows; he’s been doing some stuff with Jack Kohler of War Drum, too.…
25 Oct 2016
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If you have not seen local band Drop Mob before, you’re really missing out. The group’s metal and hip-hop sound is unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Simply put, they kick ass, thanks to a talented M.C., Gabe Perez; amazing guitar-playing from guitarists Dave Burk and Curtis Hendrix; drums by John Camacho; and bassist Steve Zepeda, who serves as the band’s driving force. Catch the band in action on Sunday, Nov. 6, at The Hood Bar…
23 Sep 2016
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Derek Timmons is well-known in the local music scene for his time with Robotic Humans, but he’s now playing bass in Sleazy Cortez with Nick Hales and Robotic Humans drummer Luiz Carranza. He also performs with the newly formed Death in Pretty Wrapping, with Michael Keeth and House of Broken Promises members Arthur Seay and Mike Cancino. For more information on Sleazy Cortez, visit Here are Timmons’ answers to the Lucky 13. What was…
21 Sep 2016
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The first time I heard The Kathys’ album Paradise, I couldn’t get over the sound of the first track, “Mundane.” It sounded as if Sonic Youth and Joy Division had a baby. The rest of the album is an eccentric mix of indie, punk and psychedelic rock. Have a listen for yourself at, or find the band on Facebook. The Kathys’ drummer, Juan Gonzalez, recently answered the Lucky 13. What was the first concert…
26 Aug 2016
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Back in July, Subourbon Outlaw played a show at The Hood Bar and Pizza. The band sounded fantastic—the members’ hard work showed during the entire performance. Currently, the band is focused on writing new music and recording an album. For more information on Subourbon Outlaw, visit Subourbon Outlaw’s drummer, Eddie Airada, recently endured the Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? The Warped Tour in 2006. What was the first album you…
23 Aug 2016
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Jared Huss is not a musician; instead, he’s arguably the most bad-ass skateboarder here in the Coachella Valley. Want proof? Check out this amazing shot here by photographer Orlando Welsh of Huss riding a rail atop a freeway overpass. Huss was recently kind enough to answer the Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Coachella 2008. What was the first album you owned? Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP, the censored version. What bands…