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The Lucky 13: Samuel Meza, Frontman/Guitarist for Kill the Radio (Playing at The Hood on Saturday, Feb. 17)

The Lucky 13: Samuel Meza, Frontman/Guitarist for Kill the Radio (Playing at The Hood on Saturday, Feb. 17)

Feb 13, 2018 16:15  |  Brian Blueskye

I stumbled across Kill the Radio during a show at the late, lamented Schmidy’s Tavern—and I was blown away by the band’s sound. It reminds me of the punk/hardcore that came out of New York City in the...

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A True Music Icon: Melissa Etheridge, Performing at Morongo, Continues to Enjoy an Unparalleled Career

A True Music Icon: Melissa Etheridge, Performing at Morongo, Continues to Enjoy an Unparalleled Career

Feb 13, 2018 11:45  |  Brian Blueskye

Melissa Etheridge’s career has been undeniably magnificent.

The Kansas native continues to reach impressive highs more than 30 years after she started playing the club circuit around Boston while atten...

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Swing Is the Thing: The Squirrel Nut Zippers Perform at the McCallum in Advance of a Brand-New Album

Swing Is the Thing: The Squirrel Nut Zippers Perform at the McCallum in Advance of a Brand-New Album

Feb 09, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Swing music will forever be associated with 1990s culture, thanks to the genre’s revival that made stars out of many swing groups during the decade.

You’ll remember how Brian Setzer formed the Brian Se...

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Spreading the Gospel: Lance Riebsomer's Black Water Gospel Celebrates Its New EP at Big Rock Pub

Spreading the Gospel: Lance Riebsomer's Black Water Gospel Celebrates Its New EP at Big Rock Pub

Feb 05, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Lance Riebsomer is one of the Coachella Valley’s most active singer-songwriters, probably best known for his old band, Foxy Cleopatra.

More than a year ago, Riebsomer took part of Foxy Cleopatra’s soun...

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They Got Lucky: Loverboy Brings the '80s to Spa Resort Casino's Concerts Under the Palms Series

They Got Lucky: Loverboy Brings the '80s to Spa Resort Casino's Concerts Under the Palms Series

Feb 02, 2018 14:50  |  Brian Blueskye

Two things probably come to mind when I mention Loverboy: red pants, and “Working for the Weekend.”

The band—the members of which famously blamed Nirvana and grunge music for its decline—is still rocki...

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The Blueskye Report, February 2018: Cameron Carpenter, Nelly, Air Supply, Peter Cetera, Amy and Freddy—and Tons More!

The Blueskye Report, February 2018: Cameron Carpenter, Nelly, Air Supply, Peter Cetera, Amy and Freddy—and Tons More!

Feb 01, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

February is the month for love—and there’s plenty of love to go around at fantastic events throughout the month.

The McCallum Theatre has numerous events you’ll love in February. At 7 p.m., Monday, Feb....

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Political Punk Progress: The Women of Garage-Punk Group The After Lashes Have Come a Long Way in a Short Period of Time

Political Punk Progress: The Women of Garage-Punk Group The After Lashes Have Come a Long Way in a Short Period of Time

Jan 25, 2018 12:15  |  Brian Blueskye

When I recently sat down with the members of The After Lashes, the members of the all-female garage-punk band were excited about what’s happened to them over the last year—and what the coming year may...

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The Lucky 13: Brian Welch, Drummer for GayC/DC (Performing at The Hood on Feb. 24)

The Lucky 13: Brian Welch, Drummer for GayC/DC (Performing at The Hood on Feb. 24)

Jan 23, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

GayC/DC will no doubt put on a fantastic show (organized by yours truly) at The Hood Bar and Pizza on Saturday, Feb. 24. While GayC/DC’s best-known member may be Chris Freeman (also of Pansy Division)...

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