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The Lucky 13

21 Mar 2013
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Pablo Rocha, 32, was born in Palm Springs, and the automotive technician (it’s a “fancy way to say mechanic,” he says) has lived in the Coachella Valley his entire life. Local-music fans know Rocha as DJ Odysey, and they can catch him in action at 10 p.m., Friday, March 22, at Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in downtown Palm Springs. Admission is free (and the cocktails, while obviously not free, are fantastic, by the…
15 Mar 2013
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Bassist Angel Chavez, 27, and his Wooden Nomad band mates have been spending a lot of time in the Coachella Valley as of late. The heavy-rock band recorded their new album, The Sound of Earth, in Palm Desert. Now that the album’s ready for public consumption, Chavez and company will be making the drive up from Oxnard to play a show at Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails, 32025 Monterey Ave., in Thousand Palms, at…
07 Mar 2013
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Of all the Coachella Valley musicians who have walked The Lucky 13 gauntlet so far, Zach Huskey is the most mysterious. The Dali’s Llama vocalist/guitar-player told us his age was “40ish.” His day job? “Sorry, that’s classified.” Where does he live? “The desert.” Catch the man of mystery and his heavy-rock band mates at 9:30 p.m., this Saturday, March 9, for a “heavy night of music” at The Hood Bar and Pizza, 74360 Highway 111…
25 Feb 2013
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It’s time for funk! Israel “Izroc” Andrade, 37, brings said funk as the lead guitarist for the What the Funk Hip-Funk All-Stars. The Indio native and current Cathedral City resident spends his days as the director of operations for an audiovisual company. This Saturday night, March 2, Andrade and the rest of What the Funk will join DJ Paul Z, DJ J Sizzle, Wyte Gye, DJ Guy Worden, Boycott Radio and DJ Crux with MC…
15 Feb 2013
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Kymm Galvan is the lead vocalist for Alyce Bowie and classic-rock band Two Twelve. The Pueblo, Colo., native has called the valley home for more than two decades, and currently lives in Bermuda Dunes. When she’s not rocking on a stage near you, you can find her working at Acqua Pazza. Speaking of Galvan rocking on a stage near you: Alyce Bowie will be taking its mix of classic rock, Southern rock, blues and originals…
08 Feb 2013
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When he’s not playing bass for reggae band Tribe-O, Palm Springs native Michael Gardner works as a sales associate at a local health-food store. The Palm Desert resident is also a husband, and a proud father of a 1-year-old. Celebrate the late Bob Marley’s birthday (a few days belatedly) with Tribe-O at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Hood Bar and Pizza, 74360 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. Admission is free; check out Tribe-O…
01 Feb 2013
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Eric Taylor, 32, the guitarist and vocalist for Campaigning for Zeros, grew up in Healdsburg (in Northern California), and now calls Coachella home. Catch the Best Buy warehouse supervisor at a solo acoustic show on Friday, March 1, at the Red Barn, 73290 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. The free show is also slated to include Rob Lawrence from Sol Jah Rock doing a solo acoustic set, and full sets from Blared the Surface and…
26 Jan 2013
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The Butchery Boys’ Marcus Bush (aka Marco D’Beast), 27, is one busy dude. By day, he installs Murphy beds; by night, he cooks at The Hood Bar and Pizza. The Palm Desert resident and his psychobilly bandmates will be releasing a six-song EP, USDA Condemned, this spring; watch for updates on a release show by following the band on their Facebook page. What was the first concert you attended? I can't remember, ha ha. Probably…