Tribesmen Facebook page
Credit: Tribesmen Facebook page

Meet the Tribesmen, one of the busiest local bands these days—and specifically, meet Wilber Pacheco. The 24-year-old Indio native works in retail when he’s not playing indie rock with his bandmates—and you can catch Pacheco and co. on Sunday, June 16, the final day of downtown Cathedral City’s AMFM Fest. For more information on the inaugural film, music and art festival—including ticket information—scope it out at or the festival’s Facebook page. For more on the band, peruse their Facebook page.

What was the first concert you attended?

Interpol, when I was 13 or 14.

What was the first album you owned?

Blink-182, Enema of the State.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Wild Nothing, This Will Destroy You, and Foals.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Anything industrial or progressive, like Nine Inch Nails, for example. I just don’t get it.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Every now and then, I think about the fact that I will never see the Ramones live, and it depresses me.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Taylor Swift. Don’t judge me.

What’s your favorite music venue?

Out of the ones I’ve been to, it’s probably the Glass House (in Pomona).

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“Enjoy the Silence,” Depeche Mode.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

The former local band Something Vague. I had no idea there was a local music scene down here until I discovered them. Their shows really encouraged me to get a band of my own started.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Yannis Philippakis from Foals, and I would ask him if he wants to party.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Saves the Day, “At Your Funeral.”

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

I would figuratively be dead, because I wouldn’t be able to choose.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

Las Feas, “Porn Star Love.” (Scroll down to hear it.)

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Jimmy Boegle

Jimmy Boegle is the founding editor and publisher of the Coachella Valley Independent. He is also the executive editor and publisher of the Reno News & Review in Reno, Nev. A native of Reno, the Dodgers...