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Live: Diana Krall at Fantasy Springs, Saturday, Aug. 22

Live: Diana Krall at Fantasy Springs, Saturday, Aug. 22

Monday, August 24, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

While jazz music has been declining in mainstream popularity in recent years, Diana Krall remains a big name in the music world. Her stop at Fantasy Springs on Saturday proved she’s a masterful performer who knows how to entertain a crowd.

The stage setup offered a throwback to vintage radio days: Th...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Ruben Romano Trades in His Drumsticks for a Guitar With The Freeks

Desert Rock Chronicles: Ruben Romano Trades in His Drumsticks for a Guitar With The Freeks

Monday, August 24, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Ruben Romano has had success with every project since he founded his very first punk band, Virulence, back in 1985.

He is a world-class drummer whose ambition has taken him around the world. But first and foremost, he is a songwriter. Fearless and dedicated to creating new sounds, Romano will pick up...

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Live: Savages, Pappy and Harriet's, Thursday, Aug. 20

Live: Savages, Pappy and Harriet's, Thursday, Aug. 20

Sunday, August 23, 2015  |  Guillermo Prieto

Prior to heading to Los Angeles’ FYF Fest for a Saturday, Aug. 22, performance, the London-based band the Savages made its first appearance on the West Coast at Pappy and Harriet’s on Thursday, Aug. 20.

This may have been the first adobe movie-set cantina in which this band has played. The Savages br...

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Live: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Pappy and Harriet's, Aug. 13

Live: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Pappy and Harriet's, Aug. 13

Saturday, August 22, 2015  |  Guillermo Prieto

There was so much buzz surrounding the Pappy and Harriet’s indoor show by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real that the crew cleared as much space in the adobe music venue as possible.

Of course, there was the normal droning on social media about how Pappy’s should have moved the show outside, where ...

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Could Local Band the Yip Yops Be the Next Big Thing? Some Prominent Names in the Music Industry Think So.

Could Local Band the Yip Yops Be the Next Big Thing? Some Prominent Names in the Music Industry Think So.

Friday, August 21, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The members of the Yip Yops spent much of last summer holed up in their Palm Desert practice space, writing new material and honing their skills .

Turns out all of that work paid off: This summer, the Yip Yops have spent much of their time recording with producer Ronnie King at his studio, Chateau Rela...

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(Not So) New Edition: One of the Original Boy Bands Keeps on Going After Nearly 3 1/2 Decades

(Not So) New Edition: One of the Original Boy Bands Keeps on Going After Nearly 3 1/2 Decades

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Jackson 5 caught the attention of America and during the ’70s and the early ’80s—and there was no group even remotely similar.

That is, there was no group even remotely similar until New Edition popped up in Boston in 1982. The group will be appearing at Fantasy Springs this Friday, Aug. 21.

New E...

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