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23 May 2013
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Jack Kohler, 23, sings and plays the keyboard for War Drum, a band described on their Facebook page thusly: “From the sun-dripped hills of the desert comes WAR DRUM, a self-described psychedelic spook rock sound.” When he’s not playing psychedelic spook rock, the Indio resident and La Quinta native works in music promotion at the Ace Hotel, among other activities; he is also a member of the band WAXY. War Finder just got done with…
17 May 2013
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You know where Anthony “A.J.” Araiza, aka DJ Aimlo, will be every third Saturday (including Saturday, May 18): Along with Pawn, he’ll be DJ’ing at Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. DJ Aimlo, 28, works as a mail carrier, and now lives in La Quinta; he’s been a CV resident all his life, and grew up in Indio. Things kick off at Bar at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. To learn…
10 May 2013
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Sally Kellerman has had a long and storied showbiz career. She nabbed an Oscar nomination for her performance as the iconic Margaret “Hot Lips” O’Houlihan in the 1970 movie M*A*S*H, and continues to act, with a role upcoming on the new IFC show Maron. She’s also a renowned singer, having earned her first record contract, with Verve Records, at the age of 18. Finally, she’s an author with a just-released autobiography, Read My Lips: Stories…
26 Apr 2013
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On the Ghostlight Trio Facebook page, the band is described as “Honky Tonk Roadhouse Dieselbilly.” If you’re curious about what, exactly, that means, head to Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails, 32025 Monterey Ave., Thousand Palms, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27, when you can catch the band in action. Trio member Mike Behrman also told us that the band just released an album of original songs that will be available on Amazon, Pandora and…
12 Apr 2013
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The Coachella music festival is a great thing for music fans who live in the Coachella Valley—even if those music fans don’t get anywhere near the Empire Polo Club during the festival—because a bunch of local venues go all-out to present great events and musicians during Coachella. For one example, check out BarChella, the two-weekend series of musical events being put on by Bar (340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-537-7337; facebook.com/barwastaken). On Friday,…
05 Apr 2013
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It’s called “Beer Pong and Acoustic Night,” and it’s going down at Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails, 32025 Monterey Ave. in Thousand Palms, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6. What else do you really need to know? How about some info on Rob Lawrence, one of the acoustic performers? The 29-year-old Palm Springs native and current Palm Desert resident was in Sol Jah Rock, and is currently focusing on solo reggae/rock, so says his…
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…