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Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Live: Ray LaMontagne at the McCallum Theatre, Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Ray LaMontagne is often referred to as a folk-rock artist, but on Tuesday night at the McCallum Theatre, he brought a psychedelic element to his live show, playing edgier material from his new album, Supernova .

The opening band, the Belle Brigade—a four-piece led by Barbara Gruska (drums, vocals) and ...

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Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Revisited—the current incarnation of the band, notably without Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman J...

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The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

JF//Discord, aka Jeremy Ferguson, is one of the most unique DJs in the Coachella Valley music scene. Influenced by music in various metal genres, he has a unique house sound that is dark and yet brilliantly put together. He’ll be performing at B.B. Ingle’s Annual Halloween Bash at the Hard Rock Palm...

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Artist Spotlight: Getting to Know PharmTecs

Artist Spotlight: Getting to Know PharmTecs

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Phillip Carrillo

Alex Lomeli and Jeffrey Schoonover met in 2008, when they were both studying at Kaplan College. In 2012, Lomeli (aka Rezident) and Schoonover (aka Scoonz) formed the hip-hop duo PharmTecs.

I caught up with them last week, after the two earned first place at the Tilted Kilt’s open-mic competition.

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The Lucky 13: Grand Scovell's Daniel Gililland

The Lucky 13: Grand Scovell's Daniel Gililland

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Since winning the Battle of the Bands at The Hood Bar and Pizza in August (I was a judge of the contest), San Jacinto’s Grand Scovell has began gathering more of a following here in the Coachella Valley. Catch them live this Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Hood; also playing at the free 9 p.m. show are Ac...

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From the Soul: Chicano Batman Is an Indie Success That Offers Something for Everyone

From the Soul: Chicano Batman Is an Indie Success That Offers Something for Everyone

Monday, October 13, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

If you want proof that an indie band can make it increasingly big in today’s music world, look no further than Chicano Batman, the Los Angeles outfit that will be playing at Schmidy’s Tavern on Monday, Oct. 20.

Chicano Batman originally came together as a trio, put together by Bardo Martinez (guitar,...

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