Brian Blueskye
El Sancho. Credit: Brian Blueskye

Sticky Doll is a fascinating new addition to the Coachella Valley music scene. Originally from the Los Angeles area, Sticky Doll’s founding members, El Sancho and Cynna Luchia, are now located in Joshua Tree, and recently recruited High Desert drummer Dani Diggler (known as Dani Doll). I recently caught Sticky Doll’s show at The Hood Bar and Pizza and was blown away by the makeup, the punk-rock sound and the props. Sticky Doll will be playing with Throw the Goat, The Wastedeads and Instigator at Gadi’s Bar and Grill in Yucca Valley on Friday, Sept. 14. For more information, visit El Sancho was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?


What was the first album you owned?

Marilyn Manson, Portrait of an American Family.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Sticky Doll, X, L7, Plasmatics, Deadbolt, Megadeth, Billy Idol, At the Drive-In, Rammstein, classic Rick James funk, and Coolio.

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

Ed Sheeran, Bieber, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Kanye … ugh!

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


What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?


What’s your favorite music venue?

The old Fox Theaters.

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

“So kiss me bitch … with black lipstick,” Deadbolt, “I Don’t Wanna Be There (When the Lights Come On).”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Band: Marilyn Manson. How: No lead guitar, tons of great controlled feedback/noise, image, and T-shirts at the merchandise booth that said, “Fuck God.” “Controversy sells” was a strong message I had ingrained in my head from that day on.

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

“Why do you dress like that and insist that you are an alien?” No comment on who I am asking! Ha ha!

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Down in a Hole,” Alice in Chains.

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

A classic glam band called Sweet had an album in the ’70s called Desolation Boulevard.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Snotty Little Cunt,” Sticky Doll. (Scroll down to hear it!)[song_ids

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...