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The Lucky 13: Rapper Kurlzzz aka Justin Roos

The Lucky 13: Rapper Kurlzzz aka Justin Roos

Mar 27, 2020 08:00  |  Matt King

Local rapper Kurlzzz is a part of the huge hip hop scene in the Coachella Valley. I recently saw him perform at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert, and was amazed at how he was able to combine tigh...

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The Lucky 13: Meet Edith Aldaz, Frontwoman of Local Band Koka

The Lucky 13: Meet Edith Aldaz, Frontwoman of Local Band Koka

Mar 25, 2020 14:30  |  Matt King

If you’ve been to one of the backyard shows that take place behind the scenes in our valley, you may have come across Koka. In the likely event that you have not … the band’s unique brand of indie mus...

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Coachella Valley Quarantine: Get to Know Your Local Musicians Better—and Support Them—by Putting Your Mind At Ease With Their Music

Coachella Valley Quarantine: Get to Know Your Local Musicians Better—and Support Them—by Putting Your Mind At Ease With Their Music

Mar 22, 2020 15:45  |  Matt King

We’re under an emergency shelter-at-home order in California, with a lot of businesses closed down—meaning many people are now without a steady income, including the Coachella Valley’s hard-working, t...

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Pandemic Stories: Cancellations and Sheltering-in-Place Have Left Musicians Reeling—but Some Are Turning to Social Media to Keep Rattled Fans Engaged

Pandemic Stories: Cancellations and Sheltering-in-Place Have Left Musicians Reeling—but Some Are Turning to Social Media to Keep Rattled Fans Engaged

Mar 18, 2020 17:45  |  Matt King

It all started—or, well, seemed to start—with Goldenvoice’s cancellation of Coachella and Stagecoach.

“I completely understand the stance of Goldenvoice in postponing Stagecoach in light of the virus t...

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Longevity Through Unity: PUP Brings a Decade of Punk Music and Friendship to Coachella

Longevity Through Unity: PUP Brings a Decade of Punk Music and Friendship to Coachella

Mar 07, 2020 12:55  |  Matt King

If I was in charge of HGTV, I would use PUP’s music as the soundtrack for the home-demolition processes in each show: Songs like “DVP,” “Reservoir” and “Back Against the Wall” make you just wanna go d...

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Jazzy Twins: The Mattson 2 Bring Their Experimental Jams to Pappy and Harriet's

Jazzy Twins: The Mattson 2 Bring Their Experimental Jams to Pappy and Harriet's

Mar 02, 2020 16:50  |  Matt King

Many musicians will tell you that music comes first—but for Mattson 2, family reigns supreme.

The Mattson 2 is identical twin brothers Jonathan and Jared Mattson, and they’re able to create soundscapes...

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The Venue Report, March 2020: Pink Martini, Hall and Oates, Flogging Molly—and a Whole Lot More!

The Venue Report, March 2020: Pink Martini, Hall and Oates, Flogging Molly—and a Whole Lot More!

Feb 27, 2020 13:00  |  Matt King

It’s March in the Coachella Valley—but the weather isn’t the only thing getting hotter. Check out some of the fiery entertainment coming to us this month.

The McCallum Theatre’s March schedule is packe...

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Soothing Sounds: The Adobe Collective, From Joshua Tree, Seeks a Wider Audience for Its Brand-New Album

Soothing Sounds: The Adobe Collective, From Joshua Tree, Seeks a Wider Audience for Its Brand-New Album

Feb 20, 2020 14:00  |  Matt King

Embedded in the air of Joshua Tree, one can find the soothing psychedelic folk sounds of the Adobe Collective. Every song from the group sets a listener in a state of extreme calm, and they create a p...

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