The Coachella Valley is full of busy musicians—and Miguel Arballo is far busier than most. He divides his time and instrumentation between cover bands, rock bands and solo endeavors. He is performing solo at Coachella Valley Brewing in Thousand Palms on Sundays, July 25, and Aug. 15 and 22. Arballo is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
Deftones, Foo Fighters and Incubus (When Bands Attack show).
What was the first album you owned?
What bands are you listening to right now?
Royal Blood, Wilco and … And You Will Know Us by The Trail of Dead.
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?
Jimi Hendrix or Joy Division.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
What’s your favorite music venue?
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“I’ve got a gun for a mouth and a bullet with your name on it,” Royal Blood, “Out of the Black.”
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Radiohead proved to me that you don’t have to stick to a genre or have limitations as to what music can be.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
To Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails: “What keeps you evolving and creating music after your successes and failures?”
What song would you like played at your funeral?
“Televators” by The Mars Volta.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
White Pony by Deftones.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
“Left Behind” by More Than Circles.