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Stagecoach 2015: Meet Daniel Romano—Not a Fan of Stagecoach (Or Much Else, for That Matter)

Stagecoach 2015: Meet Daniel Romano—Not a Fan of Stagecoach (Or Much Else, for That Matter)

Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Daniel Romano gave a solid performance in the Palomino Tent to kick off the second day of Stagecoach 2015, on Saturday, April 25. He then went to the Toyota Tent and gave an additional, fine performance.

However, he may have put on the best show of all during his brief interview with the Independent in...

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Stagecoach 2015, Day 1: The Lone Bellow Reflects; Sturgill Simpson Wows; Merle Haggard Sounds Polished

Stagecoach 2015, Day 1: The Lone Bellow Reflects; Sturgill Simpson Wows; Merle Haggard Sounds Polished

Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Stagecoach 2015 started on Friday, April 24, with high winds, cooler temperatures—and a lot of great music.

If you’ve never been to Stagecoach, I highly recommend arriving for the opening of the grounds on the first day of the festival. Right at noon, the Monday Night Football  theme blasted throughout t...

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Stagecoach 2015: Pegi Young Focuses on New Music—and Education for Special-Needs Children

Stagecoach 2015: Pegi Young Focuses on New Music—and Education for Special-Needs Children

Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

It was a first for Pegi Young and her band, the Survivors—and she was more than happy to be there.

Young has been in music since 1983, when she sang in The Pinkettes, a group that backed her now ex-husband, Neil Young. In 2007, she released her self-titled debut album.

During an interview at Stagecoac...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: The Last Internationale Brings Its Protest Music to the Joshua Tree Music Festival

Desert Rock Chronicles: The Last Internationale Brings Its Protest Music to the Joshua Tree Music Festival

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Mark your calendars: On Saturday, May 16, The Last Internationale will headline the 13th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival.

The Last Internationale is a powerful trio of modern-day musical revolutionaries who ride the cusp between hard rock and folk-protest music. They move from aggressive roc...

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Thank You for the Music: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Gets Set to Honor ABBA

Thank You for the Music: The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Gets Set to Honor ABBA

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

ABBA is one of the most successful music groups in the history of the world. Active from 1970 to 1983, the band sold millions of albums and toured the world—and thanks in part to the hit musical Mamma Mia! , ABBA remains wildly popular.

Now ABBA is being honored by the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus, wh...

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Coachella Day 3: Alf Alpha Offers T-Shirts; Florence Welch Sits Down; Drake Draws a Crowd

Coachella Day 3: Alf Alpha Offers T-Shirts; Florence Welch Sits Down; Drake Draws a Crowd

Monday, April 20, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella 2015 is now in the history books. There were a few moans and groans when the lineup came out months ago, but all and all, the festival’s performances were a success—including some fantastic shows on Day 3.

One of the most anticipated performances of the late-morning/early-afternoon was Chic...

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