Daniel Perry.

Daniel Perry is the newest member of The Flusters, the reigning Best of Coachella Valley’s Best Local Band, as voted by the readers of this fine publication. The drummer also played briefly in Sunday Funeral and The Purple Gang. Catch The Flusters in action at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, when the band joins Brightener, Yip Yops and Moving Units for the Coachella 420 Inbetweener at The Hood Bar and Pizza, 74360 Highway 111, in Palm Desert; admission is free. For more information on the Flusters, visit www.theflusters.com.

What was the first concert you attended?

Rush, in Las Vegas back in 2008.

What was the first album you owned?

Take off Your Pants and Jacket, Blink-182.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Palisades, Big Sean, Childish Gambino, Maroon 5.

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


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

Hamilton on Broadway.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Video-game soundtracks.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The House of Blues in San Diego.

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

“So it’s gonna be forever, or it’s gonna go down in flames. You can tell me when it’s over, if the high was worth the pain,” “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Travis Barker, after reading his autobiography Can I Say. It helped me get my musical life back on track.

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

I would ask Matt Sorum: “What’s the key?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.

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

Truth in Sincerity, Amber Pacific.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

Pierce the Veil’s cover of “Just the Way You Are,” which is originally by Bruno Mars. (Scroll down to hear it.)

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Brian Blueskye

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...