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The Lucky 13

06 Aug 2019
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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…
01 Aug 2019
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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…
08 Jul 2019
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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…
02 Jul 2019
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I first saw Right On, Right On during a Battle of the Bands at The Hood Bar and Pizza. I didn’t know what to think at first. The band offered a little funk, a little country, a little bit of a jam-band vibe—and a whole lot of rock, played by great local musicians. For more information, visit www.rightonrighton.com or www.facebook.com/rightonrightonmusic. Behind the drums of Right On, Right On is “Uncle” Ben Crowson. Uncle Ben was…
18 Jun 2019
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After a hiatus from the local music scene, Empty Seat is back. Fronted by Red, a powerful female vocalist, the band melds alternative rock and punk. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EmptySeatband. The guitarist, Anthony Ferrer, was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? Incubus, right before they released “Pardon Me.” The lead singer, Brandon Boyd, sold me his own merch at the time. I…
04 Jun 2019
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Readers of the Independent voted for Avenida Music as the Best Local Band in the 2018-2019 Best of Coachella Valley. Behind the drums of Avenida Music is Sean Poe, who also plays in the Hive Minds. Poe is a fascinating drummer to watch, given his technical prowess and jazz-inspired style. For more information on Avenida Music, visit www.littlestreetmusic.com or www.facebook.com/littlestreetmusic. For more on the Hive Minds, visit www.hivemindsmusic.com. Sean Poe was kind enough to answer…
21 May 2019
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Robotic Humans laid low for a period of time, but the band re-emerged in March, opening for The Sweat Act at The Hood Bar and Pizza. The members have been sharing videos of themselves doing some recording—which means there’s hopefully new material on the way. For more information, visit www.robotichumans.bandcamp.com and www.facebook.com/robotichumansofficial. Frontman Joey Zendejas was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? The…
16 May 2019
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Armando Flores is a busy man these days. He’s the bass-player for 5th Town, which has been recording its first album, and he’s the drummer for Blasting Echo, which has also been recording. Flores will be pulling double duty this Friday night, May 17, as both bands perform at Josh Heinz’s Birthday Jam at Coachella Valley Brewing Company, 30640 Gunther St., in Thousand Palms. Flores was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are…

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