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Live: Charles Bradley at Pappy and Harriet's, May 14

Live: Charles Bradley at Pappy and Harriet's, May 14

Monday, May 23, 2016  |  Guillermo Prieto

I had no idea who Charles Bradley was until a month ago, when Jesika Von Rabbit told me I had to go see his show at Pappy and Harriet’s.

I trust Jesika, so I went to the Saturday, May 14, show—pulling a double-shift, of sorts, as I had also covered the Joshua Tree Music Festival that day.

Yeah, I am s...

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Live: Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 12-15

Live: Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 12-15

Sunday, May 22, 2016  |  Guillermo Prieto

Last weekend, great music came to the high desert during the 14th annual spring Joshua Tree Music Festival.

Locals refer to this event as “our festival”—for good reason. Most of the festival staffers are friends and family members who volunteer their time to make the festival happen. The icing on thi...

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The Lucky 13: Hip-Hop Artist Mario Garcia, aka Garcia Giant

The Lucky 13: Hip-Hop Artist Mario Garcia, aka Garcia Giant

Wednesday, May 18, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Not a lot of people know that there are a number of great hip-hop artists in the Coachella Valley—including Garcia Giant (Mario Garcia). He recently performed at the McCallum Theatre as part of the East Valley Voices Out Loud show; you can check out his music at www.soundcloud.com/garciagiant . Garcia G...

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The Lucky 13: Lee Joseph—DJ, Owner of Dionysus Records and Bass-Player for Jesika Von Rabbit

The Lucky 13: Lee Joseph—DJ, Owner of Dionysus Records and Bass-Player for Jesika Von Rabbit

Monday, May 16, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’ve seen a performance by Jesika Von Rabbit, you’ve probably seen several interesting characters accompanying her. Of course, there’s her 71-year-old dancing man, Larry Van Horn. And then there’s her bass-player, Lee Joseph. Originally from Tucson, Ariz., Lee now calls Joshua Tree home. He’s t...

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Going Right for Queensrÿche: After an Ugly Breakup and Legal Battles, the Legendary Metal Band Is Flying High Again

Going Right for Queensrÿche: After an Ugly Breakup and Legal Battles, the Legendary Metal Band Is Flying High Again

Thursday, May 12, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Queensrÿche endured a turbulent and ugly two-year period after parting ways with vocalist Geoff Tate in 2012.

However, thanks to legal clarity and the addition of vocalist Todd La Torre, Queensrÿche is back and better than ever. The new-and-improved Queensrÿche will be performing with former Motley C...

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Psychedelic-Pop Perfection: Haunted Summer Returns to the Desert for Deserted at the Palms

Psychedelic-Pop Perfection: Haunted Summer Returns to the Desert for Deserted at the Palms

Tuesday, May 10, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Haunted Summer can mean one of two things:

• A truly bad ’80s movie based on Lord Byron.

• A fantastic band to come out of Los Angeles’ indie-music scene.

Haunted Summer—the band, that is—will be performing at Deserted at the Palms event, to be held at the Palms Restaurant in Twentynine Palms on Saturd...

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