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Stephen "Fish" Ellsworth Credit: Tarver Marsh

Stephen “Fish” Ellsworth is one of the more famous bartenders at The Hood Bar and Pizza, known for his exceptional bartending knowledge, his fast service—and his shenanigans while behind the bar. Fish is newly engaged, and he recently shared the news that his fiancée will be having a baby, so be sure to tip him well. He was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13, and here are his (rather brief) answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Lynyrd Skynyrd.

What was the first album you owned?

Megadeth, Countdown to Extinction.

What bands are you listening to right now?


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

Psy, “Gangnam Style.”

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

Band of Horses.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?


What’s your favorite music venue?

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts and Festival.

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

“Dayman. Aaaaahhhhaa! Fighter of the nightman! Champion of the sun, you’re a master of a karate, and friendship for everyone,” “The Dayman,” from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Amigo the Devil. It’s enlightening folk music.

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

I would ask Tenacious D how they get their inspiration.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“The Funeral” by Band of Horses.

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

Silent Alarm, Bloc Party.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Midnight City” by M83. (Scroll down to hear it!)

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A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Blueskye moved to the Coachella Valley in 2005. He was the assistant editor and staff writer for the Coachella Valley Independent from 2013 to 2019. He is currently the...