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Coming 'Untethered': After a Few Trying Years, Built to Spill Celebrates a New Album

Coming 'Untethered': After a Few Trying Years, Built to Spill Celebrates a New Album

Monday, July 06, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Built to Spill guitarist Brett Netson admitted that the recording process seems to be getting tougher—even though the group’s now been around for more than two decades.

“I think as the time goes on long enough, you have to obviously come up with something new—and the more you do, the more difficult i...

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The Blueskye Report, July 2015: The NestEggg Food Bank Concert Series, the Mid-Summer Dance Party, Michael McDonald, and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, July 2015: The NestEggg Food Bank Concert Series, the Mid-Summer Dance Party, Michael McDonald, and Much More!

Friday, July 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s a light month for live music in the Coachella Valley—although the Coachella Valley Independent and I are doing our part to fill the entertainment void.

We’re holding a series of benefit shows for the NestEggg Food Bank at Chill Bar Palm Springs; call it the NestEggg Food Bank Summer Concert Series...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: As Always, Stoner-Rock Greats Are Part of the Yosemite Music Festival Lineup

Desert Rock Chronicles: As Always, Stoner-Rock Greats Are Part of the Yosemite Music Festival Lineup

Friday, July 03, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Desert summer is upon us, and it’s hotter than Haiti outside!

Many of our local music venues are on auto-pilot—but there are a lot of great live shows and music festivals not too far away that will allow you to escape the heat and get your live-show fix.

As for me … well, stoner rock and way-outside a...

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Alex Harrington's DuneCast: July 2015

Alex Harrington's DuneCast: July 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015  |  Alex Harrington

This month, we welcome guest mixer SynthEtiX, aka Alvaro Sandoval (right). I asked him several questions about him and his music. Check out his DuneCast below!

How long have you lived in the Coachella Valley?

I was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. Nothing beats the summer and winter seasons, a...

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Warped Tour: A Chat With Kosha Dillz

Warped Tour: A Chat With Kosha Dillz

Monday, June 22, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

One performer that received a lot of attention at the kickoff of the Vans Warped Tour in Pomona was Kosha Dillz.

The New Jersey Israeli-American rapper has been the talk of the rap world. During an interview after his performance on Friday, June 19, he discussed where his name came from.

“It came from...

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Live: The Warped Tour at the Pomona Fairplex, Friday, June 19

Live: The Warped Tour at the Pomona Fairplex, Friday, June 19

Monday, June 22, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The Warped Tour is back, and kicked off Friday, June 19, at the Pomona Fairplex, about 80 miles from Palm Springs.

The lineup was a little different this year: Metalcore came second to only pop-punk. Gone are the days of pure punk.

Shortly after the festival kicked off, the Family Force 5 (below) perf...

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