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The Blueskye Report, March 2017: John Cleese, Dana Carvey, Alan Jackson, JVR—and Tons More!

The Blueskye Report, March 2017: John Cleese, Dana Carvey, Alan Jackson, JVR—and Tons More!

Monday, February 27, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella and Stagecoach are just around the figurative corner—but March is bringing local music fans a lot of amazing shows to tide them over.

The McCallum Theatre’s fantastic season just gets better: The theater is dark just two days in March. At 8 p.m., Monday, March 6 , you can experience Benny Goodm...

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A Stoner-Rock Story: A Legendary Album by Unida May Finally Soon Get a Proper Release

A Stoner-Rock Story: A Legendary Album by Unida May Finally Soon Get a Proper Release

Tuesday, February 21, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2001, stoner-rock group Unida recorded an album for Rick Rubin’s American Recordings.

That album, now called For the Working Man , has become legendary: It was never formally released, due to various legal issues. It’s been said that the band sold CD-R copies at some shows, and that a rough-cut vers...

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The Lucky 13: Ryan 'Red' Everling, Shurp Town Records Founder and KDHS Music Director

The Lucky 13: Ryan 'Red' Everling, Shurp Town Records Founder and KDHS Music Director

Friday, February 17, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Shurp Town Records is both a local music label and a new-and-used record-seller, thanks to the Shurp Town Record Swaps at various events throughout the Coachella Valley. The founder of Shurp Town Records, Ryan “Red” Everling, was recently named the music director of the Desert Hot Springs radio stat...

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Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show

Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

During the late ’70s and ’80s, while new wave was taking over the radio, George Thorogood found success by melding Chicago blues with rock ’n’ roll.

Thorogood, turning 67 on Feb. 24, is still rocking today. He puts on one a hell of a show and will be performing a sold-out concert at Morongo Casino Re...

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The Lucky 13: Elexia Volz, Music Fan and Employee at The Hood Bar and Pizza

The Lucky 13: Elexia Volz, Music Fan and Employee at The Hood Bar and Pizza

Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Hood Bar and Pizza , arguably the valley’s top local-music venue, has some talented people behind the bar—and beyond, including bar-back Elexia Volz. Volz is always walking around with a smile, offering people drink refills, delivering food and making sure all guests are well taken care of. Elexi...

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Daring DJ: Barry Martin, Known as DJ Baz, Brings His Diverse Catalog to the Tiki a Go-Go Party

Daring DJ: Barry Martin, Known as DJ Baz, Brings His Diverse Catalog to the Tiki a Go-Go Party

Friday, February 10, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

DJ Baz, aka Barry Martin, is not a typical DJ—his musical tastes are vintage and unique.

Those traits make him a perfect fit as one of the two performers at the Modernism Week Tiki-a-Go-Go party at the Royal Hawaiian Estates on Saturday, Feb. 18.

During a recent interview, Martin explained this year’s...

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