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The Lucky 13

11 Oct 2013
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The Rebel Noise is hitting the road. The four-piece Palm Springs rock band was formed in 2011 by brother-and-sister team Collin Pintor (lead guitar) and Ashley Pintor (drums), as well as Leopoldo Rodriquez (guitar/vocals); Ben Travis (bass) later joined the fold. The group is heading for San Diego, Santa Barbara and Atascadero later this month to share music and make new friends and fans. They’ll be back on local stages soon—including a New Year’s Eve…
19 Sep 2013
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Meet Lino A.F. Mendoza. The Santa Ana native works as a server as his “day job,” but at night, the Rancho Mirage native becomes a member of the House Whores. The DJ/electronic dance music group regularly plays at Azul/Alibi, and has a standing gig every other Saturday—including this Saturday, Sept. 21—at Clinic Bar Lounge, 188 S. Indian Canyon Drive. The music starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free. Lino, “da sound guy,” recently was…
23 Aug 2013
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Jason Tenner, a 30-something from Las Vegas, is a dead-ringer for Prince—and he sounds a lot like the legendary and often-weird musical genius. His Prince tribute act, Purple Reign, will be rocking out the Rock Yard at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway in Indio, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31. Helicopter will also appear at the 18-and-older show, and admission is free; in fact, Fantasy Springs’ free Rock Yard shows run…
16 Aug 2013
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Bassist Tim Scott joins Kirk “Caliente” Sorenson on guitar, and Kelly Heldenbrand on drums to make up The Stepping Stones. How does one describe the band’s sound? “The often dark, haunting vocal melodies are interwoven with guitar work that crosses several boundaries—sometimes metal, sometimes alternative, always inventive,” the band’s webpage says. “The dynamic, percussive accents in the live performance will leave you guessing.” If you want to find out what exactly this means, head to…
08 Aug 2013
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Fans of 2-year-old country-rock band R Buckle Road have a lot of reasons to be excited. For one thing, the band has a new release slated for November. For another, fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the group in action—including one this Saturday, Aug. 10, at Schmidy’s Tavern, 72286 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. The music is slated to begin at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. For a complete list of shows,…
02 Aug 2013
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Sacramento native Ron Cameron, 44, describes himself as an “artist, actor, writer, designer, DJ, etc.,” and a quick look at his website reveals that his description just begins to scratch the surface. But as for the “DJ” part: You can catch the Palm Springs resident every other Monday at Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. His next show will be Monday, Aug. 12. Find more deets at What was the first concert…
25 Jul 2013
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On rare occasions, you’ll see Brian Wanzek make a public appearance—and while Brian is a handsome and charming fellow, his alter ego, Bella da Ball, is the bigger star—so big, in fact, that she’ll be getting her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars later this year. Bella can be found all over the place—for starters, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club on Monday nights, where she hosts both Sissy Bingo and…
10 Jul 2013
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Chuck Baum, 50, is the guitarist for local classic-rock group Two Twelve. By day, the New York native is a senior account rep for Lamar Advertising. Catch the quartet—which promises “one of the best shows in the valley” at—at 9 p.m., Friday, July 12, at Schmidy’s Tavern, 72286 Highway 111, No. J-3, in Palm Desert. There’s no cover. Call the venue at 760-837-3800, or visit for more show and venue information; check the…