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Best of Coachella Valley 2019-2020: Readers' Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2019-2020: Readers' Picks

Nov 25, 2019 08:00  |  Staff

Every year, when late August rolls around, and we start the first round of Best of Coachella Valley voting, the results announcement seems so far away.

Yet … the next three months fly by—and while the ...

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Best of Coachella Valley 2019-2020: Staff Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2019-2020: Staff Picks

Nov 25, 2019 07:59  |  Staff

Best Band to Help You Learn Spanish

Ocho Ojos

In all honesty, the only Spanish words I—a decidedly white guy—know are lyrics to Ocho Ojos songs.

Following a last-minute booking at Coachella in 2017, and ...

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Love and Fun Energy: DJ Galaxy, a Regular at the Valley's LGBT Venues, Is Voted Best Local DJ

Love and Fun Energy: DJ Galaxy, a Regular at the Valley's LGBT Venues, Is Voted Best Local DJ

Nov 25, 2019 07:59  |  Matt King

DJ Galaxy—aka Vincent Corrales—is a ubiquitous name at clubs and events all over the Coachella Valley, and he has performed at pride events all over the United States.

How ubiquitous? He doesn’t just h...

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Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019: Readers' Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019: Readers' Picks

Nov 26, 2018 08:00  |  Staff

This whole process started back in August, when voting began in the first round of the fifth annual Best of Coachella Valley readers’ poll.

Now, after three months, two rounds of voting and ballots fro...

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Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019: Staff Picks

Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019: Staff Picks

Nov 26, 2018 07:59  |  Staff

Best Auto Service for Honesty’s Sake

Cam Stone’s Automotive

Cam Stone’s Automotive in Palm Desert is the kind of auto-service shop every woman dreams of—at least women (and men) like me who know little ...

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Building Kids Now: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley Make The Lives of 6,000 Children in La Quinta, Indio, Coachella and Mecca Better Every Year

Building Kids Now: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley Make The Lives of 6,000 Children in La Quinta, Indio, Coachella and Mecca Better Every Year

Nov 26, 2018 07:59  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On a recent sunny but cool weekday afternoon, more than 200 children and teens, ages 7 to 18, were busy inside the President Gerald R. Ford Clubhouse at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley in...

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A Family Matter: Avenida Music's Success Has Been Part of the Plan Since Before Most of the Members Were Even Born

A Family Matter: Avenida Music's Success Has Been Part of the Plan Since Before Most of the Members Were Even Born

Nov 26, 2018 07:59  |  Brian Blueskye

For Avenida Music—voted as the Best Local Band by readers of the Independent in the annual Best of Coachella Valley poll—music revolves around family.

The band includes three brothers—and may be the only...

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The Kids Are Alright: Frank Eats the Floor's Matt King, 17, Is Pleasantly Surprised to Be the Readers' Choice as the Best Local Musician

The Kids Are Alright: Frank Eats the Floor's Matt King, 17, Is Pleasantly Surprised to Be the Readers' Choice as the Best Local Musician

Nov 26, 2018 07:59  |  Brian Blueskye

Matt King of Frank Eats the Floor was shocked when he learned he was voted Best Local Musician by the readers of the Coachella Valley Independent —beating out local greats including Giselle Woo and last...

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On this week's unimpeachable weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips lets Rudy keep putting his feet in his mouth; Red Meat reveals that Earl is not a night person; This Modern World and Jen Sorensen both examine reactions to the redacted Mueller Report; and The K Chronicles compares and contrasts the residents of New York and Los Angeles.

On this week's Game of Thrones-free weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen bemoans the New York Post's crappy brand of journalism; (Th)ink mourns the terrible Notre Dame fire; This Modern World ponders the Trump administration's pretzel logic; Apoca Clips watches Li'l Trumpy applaud Stephen Miller; and Red Meat wonders why Dad is so darned weird.

On this week's hipster-avoiding weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World is appalled by a call to abolish the Electoral College; Jen Sorenson wonders what the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is thinking; (Th)ink ponders a possible cancer breakthrough; Red Meat celebrates being "bracingly regular"; and Apoca Clips watches as Li'l Trumpy finally releases his ... tuxes?

On this week's heavily redacted weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips listens in as Biden and Li'l Trumpy discuss #metoo; Red Meat considers getting some ice cream; Jen Sorensen wonders what is in the Mueller Report; (Th)ink ponders what would happen if Jesus went to Notre Dame University; and This Modern World looks at the Mueller Report aftermath (so far).

On this week's subpoenaed-by-Congress weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World examines the definition of "completely exonerated"; Jen Sorenson ponders a really bad reporter; The K Chronicles revels in diversity; Apoca Clips celebrates the Mueller Report with Li'l Trumpy; and Red Meat watches as Earl helps a church.

On this week's low-carb, keto-friendly weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World again looks at Life in the Stupidverse; Jen Sorensen solemnly compares New Zealand's leader with Donald Trump; (Th)ink solves the puzzle of domestic terrorism; Red Meat reflects upon time in the "Navy"; and Apoca Clips listens to Li'l Trumpy spout off on Aunt Becky and the college-admissions scandal.

On this week's college-rejected weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips watches as Li'l Trumpy signs Bibles; Red Meat tries to maintain the telepathic link with the fish; This Modern World ponders the "extreme" nature of the Green New Deal; Jen Sorenson offers a field guide to bad-faith social-justice activists; and (Th)ink tackles the #fakemelania phenomenon.

On this week's gag-order-violating weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen wonders why people like dumb politicians over smart ones; The K Chronicles smiles about a comment made during the making of his TV pilot; This Modern World watches an alien broadcast praising the Supreme Leader; Red Meat makes an embarrassing confession; and Apoca Clips examines Li'l Trumpy's love of the flag.

On this week's extra-crispy, low-sodium weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at one plausible (?) explanation for Donald Trump's actions; Jen Sorensen examines the new head of Donald Trump's climate-change panel; (Th)ink has some fun with Spike Lee; Apoca Clips checks in with Bernie Sanders; and Red Meat features Earl's new coffee business.

On this week's wetter-than-Portland weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen examines how everything is pretend with Donald Trump; (Th)ink begs Democrats not to be jackasses; This Modern World looks at the scary future set in motion by Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez; Red Meat apologizes for an unfortunate fire; and Apoca Clips hears out Li'l Trumpy regarding his "national emergency."