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Coachella: Cathedral City's CIVX Experiences a Dream Come True

Coachella: Cathedral City's CIVX Experiences a Dream Come True

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The band CIVX has come a long way since three of the members broke from PSSSTOLS to form their own group late last year.

Nick Hernandez (bass), Joel Guerrero (drums), Dillon Dominguez (guitar) and Sal Gutierrez (guitar) were chosen to play at Tachevah, a Palm Springs Block Party, this past Wednesday,...

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Coachella Day 3: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Sunday

Coachella Day 3: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Sunday

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella Day 3 started off on a much hotter note—but that did not diminish the excitement of festival-goers. After all, this was the last day of the festival, so it was time to savor every moment.

Early in the afternoon, the Mojave tent hosted the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans. At the...

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Coachella Day 2: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Saturday

Coachella Day 2: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Saturday

Sunday, April 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella Day 2 is always the festival’s busiest—and that was evident on Saturday, April 19, as people came to enjoy numerous up-and-coming artists, in addition to the big headliners.

Early in the afternoon, Laura Mvula took the Gobi stage. I was in the nearby press tent, and the drum beat coming fro...

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Coachella Day 1: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Friday

Coachella Day 1: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Friday

Saturday, April 19, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella’s second weekend started off on Friday, April 18, on a comfortable note: The heat was not overbearing, with temperatures generally remaining in the 80s. Not even the arrival of some ominous clouds in the afternoon would put a damper on the fun.

The Gabba Gabba Heys, a Ramones tribute band, ...

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Coachella: Anti-Flag's Pat Thetic Says the Pittsburgh Punk-Rock Band Has Matured, but Remains Angry

Coachella: Anti-Flag's Pat Thetic Says the Pittsburgh Punk-Rock Band Has Matured, but Remains Angry

Saturday, April 19, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Anti-Flag, hailing from Pittsburgh, has been cranking out anti-establishment, left-wing-themed songs over well more than two decades. Before the band’s Coachella performance on Friday, April 18, drummer Pat Thetic sat down with the Independent to talk about the band’s history and political ethos.

Theti...

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Stagecoach: The Country-Music Fest Has Always Been Known for Its Variety—and This Year Is No Exception

Stagecoach: The Country-Music Fest Has Always Been Known for Its Variety—and This Year Is No Exception

Friday, April 18, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

At Stagecoach, attendees never quite know what to expect. Big Nashville stars mix with folk singers, alt-country rebels, old-time country acts and rock stars performing solo sets.

Of course, many of the most-intriguing acts won’t be gracing, as it’s called at Stagecoach, the “Mane Stage.” Here are so...

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