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The Reluctant Artist: After a Lengthy Career Behind the Scenes, Steve Tyrell Now Basks in the Spotlight

The Reluctant Artist: After a Lengthy Career Behind the Scenes, Steve Tyrell Now Basks in the Spotlight

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

For years, Steve Tyrell worked behind the scenes as a producer and songwriter for artists and movie soundtracks. However, his cover of “The Way You Look Tonight” for the 1991 film Father of the Bride pushed him out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

He will be performing at the McCallum Theatre on ...

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Live: Best Coast at Pappy and Harriet's, Feb. 20

Live: Best Coast at Pappy and Harriet's, Feb. 20

Sunday, February 22, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Child actress and singer/songwriter Bethany Cosentino started Best Coast with guitarist Bobb Bruno in 2009—and they immediately became the talk of the Los Angeles music scene. On Friday night, Best Coast played a sold-out show at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace—and made it clear there’s nowhe...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet Yawning Sons, the Beautiful Result of a Multi-Continent Collaboration

Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet Yawning Sons, the Beautiful Result of a Multi-Continent Collaboration

Friday, February 20, 2015  |  Robin Linn

To tell the story of the Yawning Sons, you have to head across the pond and first tell the story of the Sons of Alpha Centauri.

The Sons of Alpha Centauri (pictured below) feature Marlon King on guitar, Nick Hannon on bass, Stevie B on drums and Blake on textures. They came up in Swale/Kent UK during...

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With Edge: The Purple Room Adds a Late-Night Music and Events Series

With Edge: The Purple Room Adds a Late-Night Music and Events Series

Thursday, February 19, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Purple Room Restaurant and Stage is known for its residencies featuring acts such as the Gand Band and The Judy Show—but the venue hasn’t been particularly well-known as a place to see edgier, younger talent.

However, that is beginning to change, thanks to a new series of programming called Purpl...

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Live: Dengue Fever, Pappy and Harriet's, Saturday, Feb. 14

Live: Dengue Fever, Pappy and Harriet's, Saturday, Feb. 14

Monday, February 16, 2015  |  Guillermo Prieto

You may have been first introduced to Dengue Fever on HBO’s True Blood during a 2008 episode in which Bill was driving Sookie home from the vampire bar. They were listening to the car radio and she asked, “Can we turn this down? What language are they speaking, anyhow?”

Well, Sookie, that language is Kh...

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The Lucky 13: Tendo, Pigeon Toad and Shadow Man, of Organic Junk Fude

The Lucky 13: Tendo, Pigeon Toad and Shadow Man, of Organic Junk Fude

Friday, February 13, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Organic Junk Fude is an amusing electronic/rap group with plenty of funny lyrics—and they’re in the midst of a resurrection: The group existed during the mid-2000s and is now back on stage. ( See some videos here. ) The group is slated to play a show with the Yip-Yops at the Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm ...

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