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From Vinyl to Venue: Record Alley Hosts Local Bands Every Sunday

From Vinyl to Venue: Record Alley Hosts Local Bands Every Sunday

Sep 22, 2019 10:00  |  Matt King

While the Coachella Valley has birthed some of rock’s greatest musicians and has been overflowing with intense musicality for decades, record stores here are few and far between.

In fact, there’s reall...

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The B-52's Meet Depeche Mode: YIP YOPS Release Single 'Sinner' Before Heading on an October Tour

The B-52's Meet Depeche Mode: YIP YOPS Release Single 'Sinner' Before Heading on an October Tour

Sep 18, 2019 07:30  |  Matt King

Few local bands have a résumé as extensive as that of YIP YOPS.

After Tachevah appearances, multiple Jam in the Van sessions, a slot at Coachella and even an Independent cover story, YIP YOPS just releas...

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'Despacito' and Beyond: Luis Fonsi Brings His Record-Breaking Latin Hits to Fantasy Springs

'Despacito' and Beyond: Luis Fonsi Brings His Record-Breaking Latin Hits to Fantasy Springs

Sep 17, 2019 14:45  |  L.A. Rowell

Louis Fonsi is best known for his smash hit “Despacito,” which as of now has been viewed 6.4 billion times on YouTube.

Yes, that’s correct: 6.4 billion, with a “b.” It’s sure to be one of the songs he ...

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Ain't It Funky Now: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Brings Chart-Topping Instrumental Jazz to Pappy and Harriet's

Ain't It Funky Now: The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Brings Chart-Topping Instrumental Jazz to Pappy and Harriet's

Sep 15, 2019 11:00  |  Matt King

When was the last time you listened to a song by Booker T. and the M.G.’s? Thanks to infectious piano grooves, flowing bass lines and plucky guitar riffs that just make you want to boogie, Booker T. d...

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The Lucky 13: Brian Blueskye, Entertainment and Culture Reporter for The Desert Sun

The Lucky 13: Brian Blueskye, Entertainment and Culture Reporter for The Desert Sun

Sep 13, 2019 10:30  |  Matt King

Readers of the Coachella Valley Independent know the work of Brian Blueskye well; he shared his unique view on the arts in the valley and gave local music a voice in these pages for six years. Blueskye’...

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Community Rocks: The First Idyllfest's Goal—Help the Town Heal Via the Power of Music

Community Rocks: The First Idyllfest's Goal—Help the Town Heal Via the Power of Music

Sep 12, 2019 11:00  |  Matt King

In July 2018, the Cranston Fire devastated the town of Idyllwild, burning more than 13,000 acres—and those fires were followed by downpours and that destroyed roads and created sinkholes.

Despite the c...

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Desert Jangle! Plastic Ruby's John Marek Supplements His Band's Pleasing Music With Humor and Video

Desert Jangle! Plastic Ruby's John Marek Supplements His Band's Pleasing Music With Humor and Video

Sep 10, 2019 14:30  |  Matt King

The Coachella Valley is full of musicians pushing their limits and creating heavy rock soundtracks that would make even Kyuss proud—but it’s always a treat to come across a band creating a completely ...

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The Lucky 13: Courtney Chambers, Singer/Songwriter and Member of Jasmine Fields, Performing Sept. 6 at the Desert Fox

The Lucky 13: Courtney Chambers, Singer/Songwriter and Member of Jasmine Fields, Performing Sept. 6 at the Desert Fox

Sep 03, 2019 16:00  |  Matt King

Courtney Chambers is no average singer/songwriter. She is one of the desert’s most veteran musicians; her first release came in 2001. She was recently featured on a KCOD documentary series showcasing ...

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