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A Rallying Cry: Mikayla Fazzone’s Single ‘Stronger Than Me,’ Which Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking, Gets a Nov. 28 Release Date

A Rallying Cry: Mikayla Fazzone’s Single ‘Stronger Than Me,’ Which Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking, Gets a Nov. 28 Release Date

Nov 15, 2019 18:00  |  Matt King

When the Big Rock Pub organized a songwriting competition to benefit Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services, many local musicians went all out to create and showcase a song that would raise awarenes...

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The Lucky 13: Mark Wadlund, Frontman and Lead Guitarist of Instigator

The Lucky 13: Mark Wadlund, Frontman and Lead Guitarist of Instigator

Nov 14, 2019 14:30  |  Matt King

Few bands in the Coachella Valley can match the power and intensity of Instigator. The band’s hard-hitting thrash sound and eccentric stage presence often lead to epic music performances that may just...

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Receptive to Feeling: The Midnight Hour Brings Beautiful Jazz Fusion to The Alibi Palm Springs

Receptive to Feeling: The Midnight Hour Brings Beautiful Jazz Fusion to The Alibi Palm Springs

Nov 13, 2019 12:15  |  Matt King

Fans of A Tribe Called Quest are familiar with the group’s genre-melding sound—including creating rap beats using jazz music.

The Midnight Hour, the latest project from Ali Shaheed Muhammad, a founding...

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The Lucky 13: Herb Lienau, Frontman of Decon, and Creator of Herbert, Performing at The Hood on Nov. 23

The Lucky 13: Herb Lienau, Frontman of Decon, and Creator of Herbert, Performing at The Hood on Nov. 23

Nov 12, 2019 16:30  |  Matt King

Herb Lienau is one of the desert’s greats. His punk band Decon, with members of Kyuss and Unsound, only lived for a year in its initial incarnation, but is still noted as one of the pioneers of the de...

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Live: Thom Yorke, Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), Oct. 30

Live: Thom Yorke, Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), Oct. 30

Nov 07, 2019 11:35  |  Guillermo Prieto

Thom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead, played a second sold-out night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in support of his third solo album, Anima .

Yorke’s solo work goes beyond experimental. Envisi...

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Synergizing the Valley: The Annual Synergy Music and Arts Festival Offers a Platform to Creative Locals

Synergizing the Valley: The Annual Synergy Music and Arts Festival Offers a Platform to Creative Locals

Nov 01, 2019 11:00  |  Matt King

For years, the Synergy Music and Arts Festival—or, as everyone calls it, Synergy Fest—has been a day when the community gathers to enjoy bands, check out some art, and become immersed in all that the ...

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The Venue Report, November 2019: Los Tigres del Norte, Smokey Robinson, Marilyn Maye—and a Whole Lot More!

The Venue Report, November 2019: Los Tigres del Norte, Smokey Robinson, Marilyn Maye—and a Whole Lot More!

Oct 30, 2019 18:30  |  Matt King

It is now officially fall in the Coachella Valley, which means the weather’s getting colder—and the entertainment is getting hotter. Here are some November events worth noting.

The illustrious McCallum...

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Live: Conversations With Nick Cave: An Evening of Talk and Music, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Oct. 15

Live: Conversations With Nick Cave: An Evening of Talk and Music, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Oct. 15

Oct 30, 2019 14:25  |  Guillermo Prieto

When the Coachella Valley Independent received an invitation to get into the head of Nick Cave and his fans, we could not say “no.”

So off I headed to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, as Nick Cave was wrapp...

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