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A Constant Challenge: The Alibi Palm Springs Looks for Ways to Keep the Music Playing During the Pandemic

A Constant Challenge: The Alibi Palm Springs Looks for Ways to Keep the Music Playing During the Pandemic

Sep 18, 2020 09:00  |  Matt King

Before COVID-19 arrived, the valley’s music scene was celebrating the relatively recent introduction of a space for music that combined local talent with bigger bands on tour—right in the heart of Pal...

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The Lucky 13: Luke Sonderman, Co-Owner of Sondy Studios

The Lucky 13: Luke Sonderman, Co-Owner of Sondy Studios

Sep 17, 2020 14:50  |  Matt King

Local-music aficionados may know Luke Sonderman from his days in Minor Emergency and other bands formed by the Academy of Musical Performance. However, this young drummer and his brother, Jake, recent...

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Shifting Roles: Joshua Tree's Esjay Jones Uses Her Connections as a Producer on Her New Genre-Fusing Project, (We Are) PIGS

Shifting Roles: Joshua Tree's Esjay Jones Uses Her Connections as a Producer on Her New Genre-Fusing Project, (We Are) PIGS

Sep 07, 2020 15:30  |  Matt King

Most musicians dream of one day collaborating with their idols—but only a select few will have their dreams come true.

The ever-talented Esjay Jones is one of the fortunate ones. Now based in Joshua Tr...

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Genre Journey: Out From Under Releases a Lo-Fi Three-Track Demo to Get the Band's Sound Out

Genre Journey: Out From Under Releases a Lo-Fi Three-Track Demo to Get the Band's Sound Out

Aug 28, 2020 15:00  |  Matt King

Some bands struggle to find a sound and reach an audience; others are greeted with success almost immediately.

The latter was the fortunate case for Out From Under, a local four-piece with Tarah Risnes...

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Preserving Live Music: The Save Our Stages Movement's Goal—Protect Indie Music Venues Like Pappy and Harriet's

Preserving Live Music: The Save Our Stages Movement's Goal—Protect Indie Music Venues Like Pappy and Harriet's

Aug 25, 2020 10:00  |  Matt King

To say that I miss live music is a gross understatement.

I write about music. I play music, with two bands and as a solo artist—and, of course, I enjoy going to concerts. One of the biggest parts of my...

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The Lucky 13: Nick Willman, Drummer of Silver Sky, Pescaterritory, and Instigator

The Lucky 13: Nick Willman, Drummer of Silver Sky, Pescaterritory, and Instigator

Aug 20, 2020 10:30  |  Matt King

Our music scene is rather tight knit in part because so many bands share members; it can feel like a big family when you catch a show featuring a few people pulling double duty. Nick Willman is a youn...

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Creating Good Music: Local Indie-Pop Group Koka Releases New Single 'Did You Fall Asleep Yet'

Creating Good Music: Local Indie-Pop Group Koka Releases New Single 'Did You Fall Asleep Yet'

Aug 18, 2020 12:30  |  Matt King

During normal times, backyard shows throughout the Coachella Valley are packed with younger people enjoying hidden musical gems—such as the band Koka.

Koka is a four-piece consisting of Edith Aldaz on ...

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The Lucky 13: Cody White, Guitarist and Vocalist of Cody White and the Easy Ride

The Lucky 13: Cody White, Guitarist and Vocalist of Cody White and the Easy Ride

Aug 17, 2020 15:20  |  Matt King

Many patrons of the Guitar Center in Palm Desert have been helped by a tall dude with a blonde ponytail. As soon as that dude clocks out, he’ll be rocking with his band, Cody White and the Easy Ride. ...

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