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The Lucky 13

14 Feb 2014
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If you’ve listened to MIX 100.5 (KPSI FM) during the midday hours, you’ve heard local radio DJ Valerie Kattz. Valerie has been on the radio locally since 1993, when she moved to Palm Springs and started with RR Broadcasting. She donates a lot of her time to local animal-related charities, such as Loving All Animals. She recently took some time away from her busy schedule to answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert…
21 Jan 2014
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Ozzmania is a local band that pays tribute to the music of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. At 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, they’ll be performing a free show at The Date Shed, 50725 Monroe St., in Indio; Dirt—which performs the music of Alice in Chains—is also on the bill. For more information on Ozzmania, visit, or; for details on The Date Shed, head to Mark Knapp, Ozzmania’s Zakk Wylde (or, in…
10 Jan 2014
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If you’ve ever been to Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, you’ve probably noticed their security man, Big Dave Johnson. He’s also the bassist for Shawn Mafia and the 10 Cent Thrills. While Big Dave doesn’t tolerate nonsense of any kind at a Pappy’s show, he’s actually quite friendly—and many of the regular patrons always chat him up. Speaking of chatting: Big Dave was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13. For more information on…
19 Dec 2013
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Meet the men of Brain Vat—and be there at 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at the Red Barn, 73290 Highway 111 in Palm Desert, when they’ll be making a live recording. Joining the heavy rock band for the free show are Wooden Nomad and Fever Dog. For more information, peruse the band’s Facebook page. All four of the local-music veterans took the time to answer The Lucky 13. Here are their answers. Sheridan Carnahan, 24,…
29 Nov 2013
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On Sunday, Dec. 1, DiGS Bar (36737 Cathedral Canyon Drive, Cathedral City) will launch Super Fuzz, a day of celebration for bears, leather aficionados and everyone in between. From 7 to 11 p.m., Bobby California (real name: Bob Deck) will be spinning a variety of indie music, garage rock and alternative rock. For more info, visit, or find the bar on Facebook. Deck, 41, a Cathedral City resident and Kansas City, Mo., native who…
22 Nov 2013
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Sleazy Cortez is “a newish three-piece band in the Coachella Valley,” according to the band’s only-occasionally updated Facebook page. “(The band features) rock and riffs, psychedelic funk and beyond, with a strong focus on improvisation. DIG IT.” Dig it yourself at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails, 32025 Monterey Ave., in Thousand Palms. There is no cover. Also on the bill: Right On, Right On. For more information on…
15 Nov 2013
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The Pictures From Eden website promises “the kind of music that’ll take you back to the good ole days of sold-out stadiums filled with giant power anthems and heart-pounding rock.” See what the quartet means by that at 9 p.m., this Saturday, Nov. 16, at Schmidy’s Tavern, 72286 Highway 111, Suite J3, in Palm Desert. Rob Lawrence and Eric Taylor—two Lucky 13 veterans—are also on the bill; there’s no cover. Two members of Pictures From…
18 Oct 2013
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Fans of the McCallum Theatre’s Open Call talent project are familiar with Terry S. Larson, 51; he was one of the 2013 finalists in the renowned competition. Regulars at Studio One 11, at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City, are also familiar with Larson: He works at the LGBT bar as a server and bartender—and wows audiences with his singing voice in concert every Tuesday at 6 p.m., and every other Friday at…