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The Lucky 13

17 Apr 2017
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John Robbins has been around the local music scene for quite a while—and one of his many talents is his expert playing of the ukulele. He can perform classical pieces on the instrument, as well as a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and even songs like AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” Despite being visually impaired, he’s also a visual artist; his work can be seen at www.facebook.com/whoseworldcomic. John was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13;…
28 Mar 2017
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The After Lashes are a new all-female garage-punk band with Esther Sanchez (lead vocals), Sepultura Moon (bass), Jen Corradi (guitar) and Death Valley Ali (drums). The After Lashes play kickass covers and originals. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TheAfterLashes. Death Valley Ali (Ali Saenz), was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are her answers. What was the first concert you attended? This one is a little fuzzy. My parents are total music-lovers, and they,…
22 Mar 2017
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Kate London is a local artist on the rise. After performances at The Date Shed, The Hood Bar and Pizza and Bart Lounge, and winning second place at the CV Open Mic Competition, she just released a new single, “Love Me Right.” For more information on Kate London, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/katelondonmusic. Kate was kind enough to recently answer the Lucky 13; here are her answers. What was the first concert you attended?…
17 Feb 2017
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Shurp Town Records is both a local music label and a new-and-used record-seller, thanks to the Shurp Town Record Swaps at various events throughout the Coachella Valley. The founder of Shurp Town Records, Ryan “Red” Everling, was recently named the music director of the Desert Hot Springs radio station KDHS. For more information on Shurp Town Records, visit www.facebook.com/ShurpTownRecords. Ryan was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the…
13 Feb 2017
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The Hood Bar and Pizza, arguably the valley’s top local-music venue, has some talented people behind the bar—and beyond, including bar-back Elexia Volz. Volz is always walking around with a smile, offering people drink refills, delivering food and making sure all guests are well taken care of. Elexia was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Thrice! It was at Coachella. It was stupid-early in the day,…
30 Jan 2017
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Will Sturgeon returned to the desert a couple of years ago and kicked his band Brightener into full gear—and ever since, it’s been one of the valley’s most talked-about bands. Brightener won last year’s Tachevah Music Showcase and was the local band to play at Coachella 2016’s first weekend. Catch them in action this Friday, Feb. 3, at the Coachella Valley Art Scene's 19th Hole Block Party in Old Town La Quinta. For more information…
12 Jan 2017
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In 2015, The Flusters were voted the Best Local Band by Coachella Valley Independent readers. In 2016, the band played higher-profile gigs—including Coachella—and released a well-received EP. What will 2017 bring? Stay tuned to find out—and visit www.theflusters.com for more information. Catch the band on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Saguaro as part of “Moonlit Mojave.” Flusters bassist Mario Estrada expressed interest in taking the Lucky 13, and here are his answers. What was the…
27 Dec 2016
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Dali’s Llama put out one of the best local albums of 2016: Dying in the Sun was true to the desert-rock/stoner-rock scene. Playing lead guitar for Dali’s Llama is Joe Wangler; he’s an attorney by day, and has a side project known as Bavaria. For more information on Dali’s Llama, visit dalisllama.bandcamp.com. Wangler was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? My first real legit show was No…

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