Aiden Schaeffer.

Pescaterritory is not a typical teen band. A product of the Academy of Musical Performance, the renowned valley music-education program for kids, Pescaterritory includes four young adults crafting a unique take on rock that’s reminiscent of some of the greats of the ’60s and ’70s. The band is prepping to release a music video for “Dream Inside a Dream” on Friday, Feb. 25, for which the band teamed up with accomplished director Larry Nelson Jr. to show what it’s like to be stuck inside a dream. Learn more at Aiden Schaeffer is the vocalist and frontman of the band, as well as the protagonist of the music video. He is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

My grandma took me to my first concert when I was around 7 years old, and we saw Rob Thomas.

What was the first album you owned?

I was introduced to a lot of different bands when I was really young, but the first album I owned was “The Black Album” by Metallica.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Gojira, System of a Down, and Tenacious D. I’ve been listening to those guys for years, and they never get old.

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

I don’t get the hype about the Encanto songs. It’s probably because I’ve heard them 100 times and still haven’t seen the movie.

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

I’d like to go see System of a Down live. I was going to go to their L.A. show in February, but I had to cancel.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Doja Cat has gotta be my musical guilty pleasure. She writes some catchy melodies, and I dig the style.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The Glen Helen Amphitheater, because I’ve been there about 10 times to see some of my favorite bands. I’ve made so many great memories with family and friends there, and I’ll always know where the bathrooms are.

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

That one part from the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (from Encanto) that goes “no clouds allowed in the sky” always seems to be stuck in my head.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Tenacious D. During middle school, my friend Andrew and I learned every Tenacious D song on guitar, and we played them during our guitar class and lunch. They really kept me engaged in music.

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

James Hetfield: What is it like being in a successful band that has stood the test of time?

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Mr. Crowley” by Ozzy Osbourne will be playing at my funeral.

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

My favorite album of all time is City of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold. I love the sound of it, and I’ve been listening to it for years—definitely a go-to album.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“The Patient” by Tool.

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Matt King

Matt King is a freelance writer for the Coachella Valley Independent. A creative at heart, his love for music thrust him into the world of journalism at 17 years old, and he hasn't looked back. Before...