Javie Bahama.

Palm Springs-based indie pop rocker Javie Bahama has been consistently releasing singles, EPs and albums from the time he became a recording artist. His Soundcloud is filled with gems like the dance-y “note to self” (which has more than 1 million streams), the country tale “Sometimes a cowboy needs to ride” and the slow groove of “El Musico.” For more, check out soundcloud.com/javiebahama. Bahama is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Some Aerosmith cover band when I was a little kid.

What was the first album you owned?

Back in the High Life by Steve Winwood.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Masayoshi Takanaka, The Brewsters, Bobby Shmurda and Black Marble.

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

The big push to play festivals. They’re stinky, crowded and too expensive.

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

Charlie Megira.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Smash Mouth. Fush Yu Mang is art.

What’s your favorite music venue?

4th Street Vine in Long Beach.

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

“Are you illiterate? You can’t read between the lines?” 50 Cent “Many Men.”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Cleaners From Venus, because Martin Newell is truly DIY OR DIE.

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

I’d ask Bob Dylan, in regards to “Jokerman”: “What compelled you to make a reggae song?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Beautiful Strangers” by Kevin Morby.

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

Brasilian Skies by Masayoshi Takanaka.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“LGC 5” by Los Gatitos Chidos.

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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...