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A Good Life: Cadillac Tramps' Gabby Gaborno Says God Is on His Side as He Battles Stage 3 Liver Cancer

A Good Life: Cadillac Tramps' Gabby Gaborno Says God Is on His Side as He Battles Stage 3 Liver Cancer

Friday, February 12, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s been a rough decade for Gabby Gaborno, of the legendary SoCal bands Cadillac Tramps and Manic Hispanic.

He’s battled diabetes, liver problems and renal failure. He’s suffered a serious stroke and a heart attack. And shortly after his 50th birthday, late last year, he was told he has liver cancer...

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Thinking Man's Musician: Charlie Overbey Goes Honky-Tonk With the Broken Arrows, Performing at Pappy and Harriet's

Thinking Man's Musician: Charlie Overbey Goes Honky-Tonk With the Broken Arrows, Performing at Pappy and Harriet's

Friday, February 05, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Charlie Overbey has had a lot of musical irons in the figurative fire.

He was the frontman of the cowpunk band Custom Made Scare before he set out on his own with The Valentine Killers. He’s since reinvented himself with his new band the Broken Arrows—which he’ll be bringing to Pappy and Harriet’s on...

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The Lucky 13: Ryan Diaz of Monreaux

The Lucky 13: Ryan Diaz of Monreaux

Friday, February 05, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Monreaux frontman Giorg Tierez told the Independent late last year that the band was still a work in progress, in large part because the band lacked a permanent guitarist. However, the band’s rhythm section is rock-solid: Tierez struck gold when he put bassist Chris Dub and drummer Ryan Diaz together....

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Live: Heart at Fantasy Springs, Jan. 29

Live: Heart at Fantasy Springs, Jan. 29

Sunday, January 31, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Heart is one of the most successful rock bands ever. One trivia tidbit: The band has now had a Billboard Top 100 album in five straight decades—with a Top 10 album in four of those five.

With such an amazing résumé, the band is expected to deliver—and Heart certainly delivered on Friday night, Jan. 29,...

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A Classical Rebel: Cameron Carpenter Brings His Digital Touring Organ to the McCallum Theatre

A Classical Rebel: Cameron Carpenter Brings His Digital Touring Organ to the McCallum Theatre

Friday, January 29, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Cameron Carpenter is an organist—and amazing organist at that. However, his approach to the instrument is unusual: He plays what’s called the “digital organ.”

While he’s received praise from many, he’s also gotten criticism from organ purists. Decide where you stand when “the bad boy of the organ” pe...

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The Blueskye Report, February 2016: The McCallum Celebrates the Chairman; Air Supply; Engelbert!; and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, February 2016: The McCallum Celebrates the Chairman; Air Supply; Engelbert!; and Much More!

Friday, January 29, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Before I dive in to all of the great February goings-on around the Coachella Valley, I want to pay tribute to two big names in music we just lost.

Rest in peace, Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie.

The Ace Hotel and Swim Club will be holding a Modernism Week-themed event at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 : T...

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