Uriel Avila.

Caña is a relatively new entry in the local music scene, but the band’s unique sound has quickly captured fans. Blending a mix of prog rock, Latin grooves and indie psychedelia, Caña is hard to pin down genre-wise, making them all the more interesting. While no professional recordings of the band exist yet, check out a snippet of their recent set at Desert Underground below. Uriel Avila is the guitarist and vocalist for the band, and he is the latest to take the Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

I believe the first legit concert I attended was a Children of Bodom concert!

What was the first album you owned?

It honestly might have been Shakira’s debut album, Magia.

What bands are you listening to right now?

I can’t really name anyone specifically, since I usually listen to my entire library on shuffle. It’s almost always something new!

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

I’m honestly not sure how I could answer this, since I always like to know why someone digs something I’ve never heard. Bad answer on my behalf!

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

I would absolutely love to see Whitney Houston live, bless her soul!

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

The only guilty pleasure I can think of is listening to music and playing at the same time!

What’s your favorite music venue?

I personally don’t have a favorite music venue yet, considering there are too many unique spots out there. Honestly, any stage is my favorite music venue right now!

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

“The autumn wind and the winter winds, They have come and they have gone,” “Summer Wind,” Frank Sinatra.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

I feel like I can’t really pinpoint one band or artist, since every piece of music in my life has influenced me in one way or more. The experience of listening is definitely the biggest catalyst of how it’s changed my life.

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

I honestly would ask, “How’s it going?” to David Gilmour.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Without a doubt, it would be “Summer Wind” as sung by Frank Sinatra.

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

I don’t have a personal favorite album, so I might get the bullet! To be honest, it’s whatever album keeps me coming back, and that changes a lot as time goes on.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Don’t Cry” by Seal.

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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...