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Jetta King has gained a lot of attention within the last year thanks to her extremely powerful voice and tight backing band (featuring Nick Hales, Carlyn Park Basore and Tyler Ontiveros). Her next performance will be at Bear Claw Tattoo during the Idyllwild Strong festival, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. For more information on the festival, visit www.idyllwildstrong.com. Jetta King recently agreed to answer The Lucky 13; here are her answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Either Tool or (the) Wango Tango (festival).

What was the first album you owned?

Hanson, I think? Wow, that’s embarrassing, but I was, like, 7. I used to get out pots, pans and chopsticks to make drums, and I would play along to the CD. I would actually invite my “neighbros” over to watch my “band.”

What bands are you listening to right now?

There’s this band called 3. They’re the band that Coheed and Cambria copied, except 3 is WAY better. The album Wake Pig is on repeat quite often. I really connect with the song “Alien Angel.”

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Mumble rap ... it’s “terribad.” I really don’t understand why everyone is obsessed with Billie Eilish, either.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

I would have loved to see Metallica (perform) S&M back in the day. That was such a powerful, awesome combo of classical and metal.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Halsey. I’m not usually into that sort of music, but she’s rad.

What’s your favorite music venue?

I have so many memories of going to Chain Reaction in Anaheim, because it’s a small, all-ages venue, and I love to get really close to the stage and meet the band afterward!

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

Lately, it’s been all local-band songs! I’ve had Mega Sun, The CMFs and Order of the Wolf songs stuck in my head for days! “Just a little bittle this! And a little bittle that!”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

August Burns Red. There’s just something really special about what they put into their music. It’s spiritual. Every time I see them live, it fills me with incredible energy. Also: I have grown up watching Sia’s career from the beginning, and she is so powerful. She’s a huge influence in every way. They both have a way of bringing me out of a funk and back to the light. They inspire.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

“Hi, August Burns Red! Can I be in your band?” Ha ha, just kidding. But I really want to collaborate with my favorite artists. That’s the dream. I would love to guest-vocal on a track with them.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“The Imperial March”! Yeah! Bury me to Star Wars. Can you imagine that playing as the casket is lowered into the pit!? EPIC!

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Metallica’s ... And Justice for All was an album that I would listen to as a kid on repeat with my Walkman and headphones. It really kept me from going to a dark place at a dark time.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Alien Angel” by 3. (Scroll down to hear it!)

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Chelsea Sugarbritches is a massive supporter of the Coachella Valley music scene. When she’s not belting her heart out on stage with 5th Town (www.facebook.com/5thtown)—currently in the studio recording its debut album—or kicking it ‘80s style with cover-band Long Duk Dong, her unique and ever-changing brightly colored hair can be spotted in the audience at many local shows. Catch 5th Town live at the Idyllwild Strong Festival at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18; visit www.idyllwildstrong.com for more info. She was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13; here are her answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Technically, The Beach Boys at College of the Desert. But my first big, big concert was Pearl Jam at the (Empire Polo Club).

What was the first album you owned?

My parents have an extensive album collection, so I was pretty much listening to albums out of the womb. I think the first one I personally went to Record Alley (in the Indio mall) and bought was Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Mostly local bands right now: Mikey Reyes, Blasting Echo, The After Lashes, Reborn by the Sunshine, and FrankEatsTheFloor. Oh and I’m pretty obsessed with Lizzo right now.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

I wish the overly auto tuned vocals trend would quit already.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

You shouldn’t feel guilty about any music you listen to. You like it; listen to it. No shame in my game.

What’s your favorite music venue?

Anywhere that has live music.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

This week? “Let it go before it breaks; you know it’s got to be that way,” “It Breaks,” by Blasting Echo. That song is fuckin’ killer. I can’t wait for their new album!

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Every band and artist that I connect with changes my life. That’s what’s so cool about music: It’s personal; it’s emotional. Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Nirvana, and Snoop Dogg.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

How do you ask someone one question? How about 13? I would love to go back in time and have a conversation with Janis Joplin.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Showtunes: “Seasons of Love” from Rent.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

This is an impossible question to answer. I really love 3 Years 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of ... by Arrested Development. I don’t know if it’s my ALL TIME FAVORITE, though … ugh, that’s hard.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Growing Scheme,” by Mikey Reyes featuring Bryanna Evaro. (Scroll down to hear it!)

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Sticky Doll is planning on putting on its all-ages Sticky Fest again this October at The Palms in Wonder Valley—but you don’t have to wait until then to see this high-desert punk group in action: You can catch Sticky Doll at the three-day Idyllwild Strong Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17. For more on the festival, visit www.idyllwildstrong.com. For more information on Sticky Doll, visit www.facebook.com/stickydoll. Sticky Doll frontwoman Cynna Luchia was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are her answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Some type of benefit, possibly for Christmas. I was about 6 or 7 years old. I think Chicago played and possibly Cher.

What was the first album you owned?

Earth, Wind and Fire, a double live album. I don’t remember the album name, but it was white.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Sticky Doll most of the time, ha ha! But when I have time to listen to other bands, the Lunachicks, Alice and Chains and X.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

That folksy, acoustic sound coming out of Seattle and Portland that you hear a lot in commercials. I love the Northwest, but that stuff makes me want to stab myself in the eye to distract myself.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

The Lunachicks. I only discovered them a few years ago, and I’m so bummed I missed out when they were still together.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Anything super-dance-able. I actually started performing when I was young as a jazz dancer, so if I hear a great dance-able song by Bruno Mars or Ariana Grande, I instantly love it.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The Cinema Bar in (Culver City). It’s tiny and mainly a locals hang out. It’s dark and comfy.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

We just did a scratch vocal of “Millionaire” by the Queens of the Stone Age, so, “Gimme toro, gimme some more.” It kept me up most of the night, actually.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

There are a few since music is so emotional for me, but I’d say Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde. I feel in love with the album Free, and I try to mimic Johnette when I perform. She’s a badass, yet you could always feel that she really gave a shit.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

To Theo, the lead singer of Lunachicks: “When are you gonna get back together so I can go rock out at your shows?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Fantasy” off of that Earth, Wind and Fire live album. I’d want something upbeat and happy.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

There are SO many. But I’d say Concrete Blonde’s Free.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Luxury Problem” by Lunachicks. (Scroll down to hear it!)

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