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The Lucky 13: Tyler Ontiveros, Drummer for Mega Sun

The Lucky 13: Tyler Ontiveros, Drummer for Mega Sun

Jun 19, 2018 18:20  |  Brian Blueskye

It's been a big year so far for local-band Mega Sun. The group played its first-ever show just after the new year—yet it took home Best New Band honors at the CV Music Awards, and drummer Tyler Ontive...

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Live: Yo La Tengo at Pappy and Harriet's, June 10

Live: Yo La Tengo at Pappy and Harriet's, June 10

Jun 19, 2018 11:30  |  Guillermo Prieto

Yo La Tengo has been together nearly 35 years—and the band finally made it to Pappy and Harriet’s for a sold-out outdoor show on Sunday, June 10.

Yo La Tengo is often compared with the Velvet Undergrou...

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Live With Photos: Splash House, June 8-10

Live With Photos: Splash House, June 8-10

Jun 18, 2018 16:35  |  Guillermo Prieto

A sold-out Splash House officially got the summer season started in Palm Springs June 8-10. The celebration started at the Palm Springs Air Museum on a pleasant if windy summer night, before the dayti...

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A Retiring Tour: The Band Real Friends Is a Highlight of the Final Nationwide Vans Warped Tour

A Retiring Tour: The Band Real Friends Is a Highlight of the Final Nationwide Vans Warped Tour

Jun 12, 2018 12:20  |  Brian Blueskye

Numerous bands have joined the Vans Warped Tour over the years in the hopes of getting a career boost.

One of those up-and-coming bands that has benefited from the tour is Real Friends, out of Tinley P...

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Feeling the Vibe: DJ Alex Harrington, Inspired by Poolside Gigs, Releases a Brand-New Album

Feeling the Vibe: DJ Alex Harrington, Inspired by Poolside Gigs, Releases a Brand-New Album

Jun 11, 2018 11:30  |  Brian Blueskye

Since 2013, local DJ Alex Harrington has been beating the pavement, playing countless local poolside and club gigs.

He’s also been branching out—regionally, nationally and internationally, collaboratin...

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The Lucky 13: Jay'e Jones, Owner of Strata Tattoo Lab

The Lucky 13: Jay'e Jones, Owner of Strata Tattoo Lab

Jun 07, 2018 11:15  |  Brian Blueskye

Up in the high desert, one tattoo shop stands out: Yucca Valley’s Strata Tattoo Lab. Its owner, Jay’e Jones, has been tattooing in the high desert since 2001, and purchased Strata Tattoo Lab from its ...

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The Blueskye Report, June 2018: Little Big Town, Art Laboe's Summer Love Jam, The Skivvies—and a Whole Lot More!

The Blueskye Report, June 2018: Little Big Town, Art Laboe's Summer Love Jam, The Skivvies—and a Whole Lot More!

May 31, 2018 13:00  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s June, which means that summer is officially arriving. While some venues close or slow down for the summer, there are still plenty of great shows from which to choose this month.

Fantasy Springs Re...

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Live: Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground, May 17-20

Live: Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground, May 17-20

May 30, 2018 08:00  |  Guillermo Prieto

Locals in the Morongo Basin refer to the Joshua Tree Music Festival as “our festival.”

The Sweet 16 version of the festival, held May 17-20, broke records, with a reported 3,500 people in attendance.

Fo...

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