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The Lucky 13: Israel Pinedo; Vocalist and Multi-Instrumentalist of Israel's Arcade, Which Just Released New Single 'Car Crash'

The Lucky 13: Israel Pinedo; Vocalist and Multi-Instrumentalist of Israel's Arcade, Which Just Released New Single 'Car Crash'

Jul 10, 2020 14:30  |  Matt King

Israel’s Arcade is Israel Pinedo’s indie-punk brainchild , with every song written and recorded by him. He melds the basics of punk rock with the structure and dreamy effects of indie bands, a style wh...

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Music by the Masters: After a One-Year Hiatus, Idyllwild Arts' Jazz in the Pines Is Back—With an Expanded, Mostly Online Format

Music by the Masters: After a One-Year Hiatus, Idyllwild Arts' Jazz in the Pines Is Back—With an Expanded, Mostly Online Format

Jul 06, 2020 13:45  |  Jimmy Boegle and Stuart Cohn

True connoisseurs of great jazz know where to seek it out. They’ll haunt late night bars (at least when bars are a thing) and flip through bins of vinyl at ever-diminishing record stores. They create ...

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Political Persuasions: Caeser Pink and the Imperial Orgy Use a Variety of Media to Entertain, Provoke and Inspire

Political Persuasions: Caeser Pink and the Imperial Orgy Use a Variety of Media to Entertain, Provoke and Inspire

Jun 29, 2020 17:00  |  Matt King

A name like Caeser Pink and the Imperial Orgy conjures up thoughts of fun and perhaps controversy—and the collective certainly delivers, combining vivid and political stage shows with genre-melding mu...

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The Lucky 13: Aleks Romo, Guitarist for FrankEatsTheFloor

The Lucky 13: Aleks Romo, Guitarist for FrankEatsTheFloor

Jun 19, 2020 12:00  |  Matt King

When FrankEatsTheFloor—my band, I should disclose—came onto the local scene a few years ago, the valley was introduced to Aleks Romo. His guitar-playing expertise has been a huge asset, as his styles ...

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Disregarding the Guidance: Live Music Has Returned to Some Local Restaurants and Bars—Even Though the Government Says It Shouldn't Be Allowed

Disregarding the Guidance: Live Music Has Returned to Some Local Restaurants and Bars—Even Though the Government Says It Shouldn't Be Allowed

Jun 19, 2020 08:00  |  Matt King

On May 22, restaurants in Riverside County were given the OK to reopen for dine-in service; three weeks later, on June 12, bars were given the go-ahead.

However, because the coronavirus continues to sp...

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The Lucky 13: Scott McLaughlin, Record Alley Employee and Drummer for Reborn by the Sunshine

The Lucky 13: Scott McLaughlin, Record Alley Employee and Drummer for Reborn by the Sunshine

Jun 15, 2020 15:50  |  Matt King

Scott McLaughlin is nothing but a positive influence on the local music scene. When he’s not helping people at the Record Alley, he’s making music with Americana rock-group Reborn by the Sunshine ( rbt...

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Alt-Rock Evolution: Two Decades After the Band Began in L.A., Empty Seat Becomes an 'Overnight Success' in the Coachella Valley

Alt-Rock Evolution: Two Decades After the Band Began in L.A., Empty Seat Becomes an 'Overnight Success' in the Coachella Valley

Jun 13, 2020 17:00  |  Matt King

An alternative-rock band gained success seemingly overnight after winning the first round of CV Weekly’s CV Music Showcase last year—and Empty Seat was soon performing at various venues and winning lo...

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Unfamiliar Territory: New Single 'We Were Young' Features The Flusters’ Sound—With a Synth-Driven Twist

Unfamiliar Territory: New Single 'We Were Young' Features The Flusters’ Sound—With a Synth-Driven Twist

Jun 08, 2020 16:45  |  Matt King

Psychedelic, dreamy, trance-inducing music performed by four cool guys in suits has been The Flusters’ trade for more than five years now. The band’s unique approach to surf and indie rock landed the ...

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