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The Butchery Boys’ Marcus Bush (aka Marco D’Beast), 27, is one busy dude. By day, he installs Murphy beds; by night, he cooks at The Hood Bar and Pizza. The Palm Desert resident and his psychobilly bandmates will be releasing a six-song EP, USDA Condemned, this spring; watch for updates on a release show by following the band on their Facebook page.

What was the first concert you attended?

I can't remember, ha ha. Probably my uncle’s band, RedRum, when I was a wee lad.

What was the first album you owned?

Billy Idol, Rebel Yell, on vinyl.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Every Time I Die, He Is Legend, Between the Buried and Me, The Devil Makes Three, Koffin Kats, Propagandhi, August Burns Red, Mad Sin—usually something different every day.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Dub step. I'm not one to bash anyone's musical taste, I just don't understand the monotony.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

It would be awesome to see Sikth reunite.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Although I have a lot of them, Cradle of Filth, I'd say, is the most favorite. I just grew up on it and at one point had every album. One that I don't usually admit to is old Blink-182. Ha ha.

What’s your favorite music venue?

Growing up, I was extremely fond of the (defunct) Showcase Theatre in Corona. Now it is definitely The Hood, not only because I work there, but because it's a small, intimate venue where some really good shows have gone on in the past year or so.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

There are a ton of them, but I always find me and my co-workers singing “Saturday Night” by the Misfits.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Between the Buried and Me and their drummer, Blake Richardson. After hearing about them, I developed a whole new world of inspiration. Although their style of music is very different from what I typically play, it helped me to understand how to mash together multiple styles of music and the importance in tasteful transitions.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

I would probably ask Glenn Danzig if he would sign my fishnet shirts, ha ha.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Christina Aguilera, "Genie in a Bottle." (Don't ask, ha ha.)

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Lagwagon, Trashed.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

"The Plank" by The Devil Makes Three. (Scroll down to listen.)

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By day, Palm Desert resident Daniel Wheat, 28, works in pest control. By night, Wheat plays bass and sings backup vocals in “anthemic pop punk-esque rock” band Boycott Radio, and “melodic death metal” band Remnants of Man. Catch Boycott Radio as part of “Bar-Nival” at 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at the Hood Bar and Pizza, 74360 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. Admission is free, but please bring donations for two causes. According to the folks at the Hood, “Half of the money raised will go to fund supplies for an after-school arts literacy program that integrates creative writing, art, music and drama for elementary school children throughout the Coachella Valley. The other half of the donations will be used to create 'homeless care packages' in order to help those without adequate housing get through these next few winter months." For more information on the show, call the Hood at 636-5220, or visit thehoodbar.com. For more info on Boycott Radio, visit www.facebook.com/boycottradio.

What was the first concert you attended?

Good Riddance, Dead Kennedys and Strung Out at the Orange Show in San Bernardino.

What was the first album you owned?

The first album I ever bought with my own money was Green Day, Dookie. I was in fourth-grade. My mom hated it (lyrically), so I had to hide it. The first was ever given was Michael Jackson, Bad. I was 5, I think.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Bracket, Coheed and Cambria, Sky Eats Airplane, Atmosphere, and Belvedere.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Anything with Auto-Tune. Just don't get me started.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

The Dillinger Escape Plan. I've seen them before, and, by far, it was the best set I've ever seen. Pretty much a re-birthing experience.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Dubstep. I don't know why.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The first that comes to mind is the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Went there last year on a solo mission, and it was fantastic.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

"But you forget that in your fairy tale, bitch, I'm the wolf. All this attention got you thinking you were a queen. You thought that everything in life you want should be free, but nothing is what you think," The Dillinger Escape Plan’s "Black Bubblegum." A bit dark, I know, but so meaningful to me.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

NOFX. Fat Mike was the first person who made me want to play bass. He was doing it differently than anyone (that I had heard at the time) in the punk scene back then. I was given my first NOFX album (So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes), and shortly after, got my first bass.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Victor Wooten: “What the hell, man? Who'd you sell your soul to? Because the devil couldn't make you THAT amazing.”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Victor Wooten, "The Vision."

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

A Wilhelm Scream, Ruiner.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

CB4, "I'm Black Ya'll.” Hahahahaha!! (Scroll down to hear it.)

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His real name is Philip Maag, and the Cathedral City resident works in agricultural sales for his day job—but area music fans know him as Philvis, the lead vocalist (who also handles guitar, blues harp and ukulele) for The Deadbeat Daddies. Catch the Daddies at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5—just as you can every first Saturday—at The Hood Bar and Pizza, 74360 Highway 111 in Palm Desert. There's no cover, and the Daddies will be joined by The Buzz Jumpers. Check out The Deadbeat Daddies' Facebook page for more info.

What was the first concert you attended?

The Doobie Brothers.

What was the first album you owned?

Led Zeppelin II.

What band or bands are you listening to right now?

JD McPherson.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Rap.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Janis Martin.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Writing music.

What’s your favorite music venue?

Irvine Meadows (now known as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif.).

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

"I'm gonna shadow my baby. ... Find out where my money goes," from "Shadow My Baby" by Glenn Barber.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Elvis and Led Zeppelin, as they introduced me to rockabilly.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Buddy Holly: Where did he get his sound and ideas from? They were different and fresh for the time.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

"Sleep Walk," Santo and Johnny.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Led Zeppelin II.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

Our new original, "Livin' Doll."

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