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A Movement in Motion: Instigator, Performing This Weekend at The Date Shed, Talks About Its Influence on the Scene and an Upcoming New Album

A Movement in Motion: Instigator, Performing This Weekend at The Date Shed, Talks About Its Influence on the Scene and an Upcoming New Album

Jan 22, 2020 18:30  |  Matt King

I play in a couple of bands, and whenever I get recognized on the street, it’s a humbling experience. I feel honored that all of the hard work I’ve put into my music is paying off—especially when peop...

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An Influential Concoction: The Melvins Bring More Than 35 Years of Genre-Bending to Pappy and Harriet's

An Influential Concoction: The Melvins Bring More Than 35 Years of Genre-Bending to Pappy and Harriet's

Jan 22, 2020 11:30  |  Matt King

Few bands in the history of music have had a huge lasting impact, yet remained out of the spotlight, like the Melvins have.

There’s no denying that the Melvins’ music has influenced many different genr...

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New Goat, Old Tricks: After a Lineup and Vocals Change, Throw the Goat Works on a New Album

New Goat, Old Tricks: After a Lineup and Vocals Change, Throw the Goat Works on a New Album

Jan 21, 2020 14:05  |  Matt King

Local music fans should be no stranger to Throw the Goat.

The semi-local band—it’s based in Idyllwild—has been a dominant force in the music scene since 2011. Its brand of punk and thrash melds well wi...

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The Lucky 13: Samuel Gonzalez, Multi-Instrumentalist and Frontman of Avenida Music, Performing Regularly at Spotlight 29

The Lucky 13: Samuel Gonzalez, Multi-Instrumentalist and Frontman of Avenida Music, Performing Regularly at Spotlight 29

Jan 17, 2020 16:45  |  Matt King

Avenida Music is one of the hardest-working music groups around. The band has multiple residencies; our readers selected Avenida as the Best Local Band in 2018 in our Best of Coachella Valley readers’...

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The Lucky 13: Hannah Mills: Frontwoman and Guitarist of Milhan, Playing at Little Street Studio on Thursday, Feb. 20

The Lucky 13: Hannah Mills: Frontwoman and Guitarist of Milhan, Playing at Little Street Studio on Thursday, Feb. 20

Jan 14, 2020 10:00  |  Matt King

It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the new acts emerging onto the music scene—but in the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing shows with and attending performances by new band called Milh...

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Adding Adventure to the Tunes: 4xFar Is Bringing More Than Just Music to the Coachella Valley's Newest Big Festival

Adding Adventure to the Tunes: 4xFar Is Bringing More Than Just Music to the Coachella Valley's Newest Big Festival

Jan 10, 2020 18:15  |  Matt King

We truly do live in the land of music festivals.

As the 2000s have progressed, the Coachella Valley has become a hotspot for music festivals, with up to 125,000 attendees flooding the streets from Palm...

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The Joy of Country Rock: Ted Z and the Wranglers Bring the Feel-Good Vibes to Pappy and Harriet's

The Joy of Country Rock: Ted Z and the Wranglers Bring the Feel-Good Vibes to Pappy and Harriet's

Jan 01, 2020 15:30  |  Matt King

Country rock has an undeniable feel-good vibe. When you encounter it in the right situation—driving home from a long trip as the sun is setting, or simply sitting on your porch and watching life go by...

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Rockabilly Bliss: Molly Hanmer and the Midnight Tokers Offer the Power of the Blues to Pioneertown

Rockabilly Bliss: Molly Hanmer and the Midnight Tokers Offer the Power of the Blues to Pioneertown

Dec 31, 2019 16:00  |  Matt King

Is there anything as cool as that good ol’ rockabilly sound? The old greats really knew what they were doing … but we haven’t heard much of that classic sound recently.

Then again, maybe we just haven’...

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