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Alternative Hardcore, of Sorts: Redd Kross Prepares to Play Pappy's

Alternative Hardcore, of Sorts: Redd Kross Prepares to Play Pappy's

Monday, August 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

In 1980, Redd Kross put out its first EP and played its first show—opening for Black Flag.

The name was a joke referencing the cross scene in the movie The Exorcist . The band’s early music was inspired a lot by pop culture, and from there, the band members enjoyed both a modest amount of success and h...

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Supergroup at The Hood: The International Swingers Bring Songs by Blondie and the Sex Pistols, Plus Originals, to Palm Desert

Supergroup at The Hood: The International Swingers Bring Songs by Blondie and the Sex Pistols, Plus Originals, to Palm Desert

Monday, August 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Question: What do you get when you combine Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke from Blondie, James Stevenson from the Cult and Gene Loves Jezebel, and Gary Twinn from Supernaut?

Answer: You get a supergroup called The International Swingers, which will be making its second appearance at The...

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Alex Harrington's DuneCast: August 2015, Featuring DJ Paparazzi of Bardot at the Hard Rock

Alex Harrington's DuneCast: August 2015, Featuring DJ Paparazzi of Bardot at the Hard Rock

Friday, July 31, 2015  |  Alex Harrington

This month, I’m happy to welcome Hard Rock Palm Springs resident DJ Paparazzi, aka Cesar Rios.


Since you’re from L.A., what has it been like transitioning to being a Coachella Valley resident?

As far as living day to day, it’s actually been a great transition for me. It’s paradise everyday and night h...

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The Blueskye Report, August 2015: Deep Purple, Diana Krall, Jay Leno, John Garcia, Savages and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, August 2015: Deep Purple, Diana Krall, Jay Leno, John Garcia, Savages and Much More!

Friday, July 31, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

August is the final full month of summer, and there are a surprising number of great shows taking place during the month that you won’t want to miss.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s August is, simply put, awesome. So many events … so much awesome. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 , hard-rock and heavy-meta...

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A Matter of Feeling: EeVaan Tre and the Show's Brand of R&B and Soul Sets the Band Apart

A Matter of Feeling: EeVaan Tre and the Show's Brand of R&B and Soul Sets the Band Apart

Tuesday, July 28, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

After a recent performance by EeVaan Tre and the Show at the Coachella Valley Art Scene, I asked Tre: “Why R&B and soul music?”

He laughed. However, David Morales, the bassist, had an answer.

“It’s how we feel.”

The powerful R&B and soul of EeVaan Tre and the Show has not only made the group on...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet DRUG, the High Desert's New Experimental Surf-Punk Band

Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet DRUG, the High Desert's New Experimental Surf-Punk Band

Tuesday, July 28, 2015  |  Robin Linn

In 2006, guitarist and songwriter Jamie Hafler left Ohio and headed to Los Angeles via Twentynine Palms to visit his brother Jeff, a singer/songwriter. Back then, Jeff had just hired a then-recent desert transplant as a nanny for his son, Cash: artist and singer/songwriter Cristie Carter.

Cristie is ...

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