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Twenty Years, One Album, Countless Amazing Shows: The Hellions Are This Year's Best of Coachella Valley Legacy Award Honoree

Twenty Years, One Album, Countless Amazing Shows: The Hellions Are This Year's Best of Coachella Valley Legacy Award Honoree

Dec 05, 2018 12:30  |  Brian Blueskye

Two decades ago, a group of friends who grew up together started a band called The Hellions—and they’re still rocking the local music scene today.

Although the Hellions have endured lineup changes at v...

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The Blueskye Report, December 2018: Lyle Lovett, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Bill Engvall, Black Crystal Wolf Kids—and a Whole Lot More!

The Blueskye Report, December 2018: Lyle Lovett, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Bill Engvall, Black Crystal Wolf Kids—and a Whole Lot More!

Nov 30, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The Christmas season is upon us! It’s a magical yet busy time of the year—so be sure to escape the hustle and bustle, and take in some great events.

The McCallum Theatre has an excellent December sched...

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Icons Reunited: Tony Orlando and Dawn Bring Their Christmas Show to Fantasy Springs

Icons Reunited: Tony Orlando and Dawn Bring Their Christmas Show to Fantasy Springs

Nov 29, 2018 14:30  |  Brian Blueskye

Tony Orlando is best remembered for recording and performing with Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson—best known as Dawn—in the 1970s and 1980s.

Today, the trio is back together for a Christmas tour...

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Christmas Tunes With a Twist: Shawn Ryan Brings Holiday Songs With a Comedic, Gay Slant to the Purple Room

Christmas Tunes With a Twist: Shawn Ryan Brings Holiday Songs With a Comedic, Gay Slant to the Purple Room

Nov 21, 2018 16:45  |  Brian Blueskye

As I was watching videos of Shawn Ryan singing, I wondered why he hasn’t become the next Michael Bublé. Yes, he sings that well—and the comedic genius he brings to his act makes it even more intriguin...

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Sweet Collaboration: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and His Friend Dave Alvin Come to Pappy and Harriet's to Celebrate Their New Album

Sweet Collaboration: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and His Friend Dave Alvin Come to Pappy and Harriet's to Celebrate Their New Album

Nov 21, 2018 14:05  |  Brian Blueskye

Jimmie Dale Gilmore is generally classified as a country artist—but that’s a classification Gilmore doesn’t necessarily embrace.

The singer-songwriter and actor—he played Smokey in The Big Lebowski —is c...

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The Lucky 13: Joel Daniel, Trombonist for Spankshaft

The Lucky 13: Joel Daniel, Trombonist for Spankshaft

Nov 13, 2018 14:51  |  Brian Blueskye

High-desert ska band Spankshaft put out the long-awaited album Beasts and Goddesses earlier this year—and it was well worth the wait. Despite a series of recent lineup changes, including the departure o...

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The Lucky 13: T-Lick, of Hip-Hop Duo Off Kilter

The Lucky 13: T-Lick, of Hip-Hop Duo Off Kilter

Nov 08, 2018 16:42  |  Brian Blueskye

Off Kilter performed at the September CV Independent Presents show at The Hood Bar and Pizza with The Bermuda and Kosha Dillz. It was the duo’s first full live set (after some open-mic appearances at Th...

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The Blueskye Report, November 2018: Travis Tritt, Paula Abdul, Johnny Mathis, Starcrawler—and a Whole Bunch More!

The Blueskye Report, November 2018: Travis Tritt, Paula Abdul, Johnny Mathis, Starcrawler—and a Whole Bunch More!

Oct 30, 2018 16:15  |  Brian Blueskye

November is here, which means the weather has been cooling off, and the holiday season is about to arrive. It also means the Coachella Valley and high desert are full of great events.

Speaking of great...

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