Bassist Tim Scott joins Kirk “Caliente” Sorenson on guitar, and Kelly Heldenbrand on drums to make up The Stepping Stones. How does one describe the band’s sound? “The often dark, haunting vocal melodies are interwoven with guitar work that crosses several boundaries—sometimes metal, sometimes alternative, always inventive,” the band’s webpage says. “The dynamic, percussive accents in the live performance will leave you guessing.” If you want to find out what exactly this means, head to Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails, 32025 Monterey Ave., in Thousand Palms, this Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more info on the show, call 760-343-2115, or visit Scott, a financial planner and Southern California native who has lived in Palm Springs for a decade, was kind enough to take the time to answer The Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods played my prom.

What was the first album you owned?


What bands are you listening to right now?

Foo Fighters, The Beatles, and Polysics.

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

Gangsta rap.

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

The Beatles.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

1970s English punk.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The Key Club (on the Sunset Strip). R.I.P.

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


What band or artist changed your life? How?

The Style Council opened me up to jazz.

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

Kurt Cobain: “What were you thinking?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Too Much Too Young,” The Specials.

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

Nevermind, Nirvana.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Can’t Have Fun” at

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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...