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04 Mar 2013
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Reverend Horton Heat frontman Jim Heath is content with his career thus far. After 28 years of bringing an unabashed celebration of sex, booze and hard living to venues across the country, Heath and his band have cultivated a diverse and loyal fan base. Few rock 'n' roll bands last a decade, let alone more than a quarter-century—especially with a rigorous tour schedule. In the band's early days, it wasn't uncommon for them to play 300 gigs a year. These days, though, the group only tours about one-third of the year—and the current tour is bring the band to The Date Shed this weekend. "We were always a party band. ... In every town, people were waiting there to party with us. The next night would be really difficult to play music," said Heath. "We knew if we kept this up, we were going to die. So we had a…
01 Nov 2012
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J Boog's bio reads like something you'd expect to find in a uplifting movie of some sort: A dude of Samoan descent is born in Long Beach, raised in Compton, and is inspired as a wee one by his sister's piano-playing. Later, he meets one of his favorite artists and moves to Hawaii, where he gets serious about music. A few twists and turns later, and this is how his music is described in his ReverbNation bio: "The results are apparent when listening to Boog's new music. It is authentic island music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog's writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart." It's easy--in fact, it's almost mandatory--to read that, and roll one's eyes…
25 Oct 2012
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Restless Heart, the country band that struck gold with hits in the '80s and '90s like "Tell Me What You Dream," will play at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Tickets are $15 to $35. For more information, visit The Show's website.

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