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The Lucky 13

22 Mar 2017
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Kate London is a local artist on the rise. After performances at The Date Shed, The Hood Bar and Pizza and Bart Lounge, and winning second place at the CV Open Mic Competition, she just released a new single, “Love Me Right.” For more information on Kate London, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/katelondonmusic. Kate was kind enough to recently answer the Lucky 13; here are her answers. What was the first concert you attended?…
17 Feb 2017
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Shurp Town Records is both a local music label and a new-and-used record-seller, thanks to the Shurp Town Record Swaps at various events throughout the Coachella Valley. The founder of Shurp Town Records, Ryan “Red” Everling, was recently named the music director of the Desert Hot Springs radio station KDHS. For more information on Shurp Town Records, visit www.facebook.com/ShurpTownRecords. Ryan was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the…
13 Feb 2017
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The Hood Bar and Pizza, arguably the valley’s top local-music venue, has some talented people behind the bar—and beyond, including bar-back Elexia Volz. Volz is always walking around with a smile, offering people drink refills, delivering food and making sure all guests are well taken care of. Elexia was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Thrice! It was at Coachella. It was stupid-early in the day,…
30 Jan 2017
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Will Sturgeon returned to the desert a couple of years ago and kicked his band Brightener into full gear—and ever since, it’s been one of the valley’s most talked-about bands. Brightener won last year’s Tachevah Music Showcase and was the local band to play at Coachella 2016’s first weekend. Catch them in action this Friday, Feb. 3, at the Coachella Valley Art Scene's 19th Hole Block Party in Old Town La Quinta. For more information…
12 Jan 2017
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In 2015, The Flusters were voted the Best Local Band by Coachella Valley Independent readers. In 2016, the band played higher-profile gigs—including Coachella—and released a well-received EP. What will 2017 bring? Stay tuned to find out—and visit www.theflusters.com for more information. Catch the band on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Saguaro as part of “Moonlit Mojave.” Flusters bassist Mario Estrada expressed interest in taking the Lucky 13, and here are his answers. What was the…
27 Dec 2016
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Dali’s Llama put out one of the best local albums of 2016: Dying in the Sun was true to the desert-rock/stoner-rock scene. Playing lead guitar for Dali’s Llama is Joe Wangler; he’s an attorney by day, and has a side project known as Bavaria. For more information on Dali’s Llama, visit dalisllama.bandcamp.com. Wangler was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? My first real legit show was No…
20 Dec 2016
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Se7en4 has been in the local scene for many years. Frontman Nico Flores—the brother of Blasting Echo drummer Armando Flores—has a versatile voice that can handle songs from melodic to loud and aggressive. For more information on Se7ven4, visit the band Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Se7en4. Flores was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? My big brother Armando took me to see Primus open…
21 Nov 2016
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Facelift is quite possibly the most brutal band in the Coachella Valley. Its hardcore punk sound has made Facelift a house-party favorite—and landed the band opening slots for The Adicts during both of the band’s recent shows at The Hood Bar and Pizza. Facelift's guitarist, Quanah Lienau, is the son of local desert-rock icon Herb Lienau (Dead Issue, Decon, Half Astro, Herbert). Decon recently reunited for a performance at The Hood—and Quanah stole the show…