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The Lucky 13: Joel Daniel, Trombonist for Spankshaft

The Lucky 13: Joel Daniel, Trombonist for Spankshaft

Nov 13, 2018 14:51  |  Brian Blueskye

High-desert ska band Spankshaft put out the long-awaited album Beasts and Goddesses earlier this year—and it was well worth the wait. Despite a series of recent lineup changes, including the departure o...

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The Lucky 13: T-Lick, of Hip-Hop Duo Off Kilter

The Lucky 13: T-Lick, of Hip-Hop Duo Off Kilter

Nov 08, 2018 16:42  |  Brian Blueskye

Off Kilter performed at the September CV Independent Presents show at The Hood Bar and Pizza with The Bermuda and Kosha Dillz. It was the duo’s first full live set (after some open-mic appearances at Th...

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The Blueskye Report, November 2018: Travis Tritt, Paula Abdul, Johnny Mathis, Starcrawler—and a Whole Bunch More!

The Blueskye Report, November 2018: Travis Tritt, Paula Abdul, Johnny Mathis, Starcrawler—and a Whole Bunch More!

Oct 30, 2018 16:15  |  Brian Blueskye

November is here, which means the weather has been cooling off, and the holiday season is about to arrive. It also means the Coachella Valley and high desert are full of great events.

Speaking of great...

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The Pride of Hawaii: Jake Shimabukuro, Champion of the Ukulele, Brings His Music to the McCallum

The Pride of Hawaii: Jake Shimabukuro, Champion of the Ukulele, Brings His Music to the McCallum

Oct 29, 2018 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2006, a YouTube upload of Jake Shimabukuro playing a ukulele rendition of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” became one of the early viral videos.

After that, the Hawaiian-born Japanes...

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Music, Spirituality and Energy: Higher Heights Brings Its Reggae Sounds to Coachella's Synergy Fest

Music, Spirituality and Energy: Higher Heights Brings Its Reggae Sounds to Coachella's Synergy Fest

Oct 26, 2018 09:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Did you know the Coachella Valley has a growing reggae scene?

Higher Heights is one of the bands that’s come out of that scene, playing shows consistently while in the process of recording the band’s f...

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Live: Desert Daze, Lake Perris, Oct. 12-14

Live: Desert Daze, Lake Perris, Oct. 12-14

Oct 23, 2018 14:45  |  Guillermo Prieto

The first Desert Daze outside of the Coachella Valley or the Morongo Basin occurred Oct. 12-14. While some may say that all of Southern California is a desert, more or less, the weather on Friday the ...

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The Lucky 13: Alex Harrington, DJ and Creator of Hit Album 'Stargazer'

The Lucky 13: Alex Harrington, DJ and Creator of Hit Album 'Stargazer'

Oct 19, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

DJ Alex Harrington dropped his new album, Stargazer , in early October—and within two weeks, the album had already generated 250,000 streams and a whole lot of buzz. The album is a fantastic production ...

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Big Boo, Bowie Lover, Big Dyke: Lea DeLaria Brings Her Powerful Blend of Comedy and Jazz to the McCallum Theatre

Big Boo, Bowie Lover, Big Dyke: Lea DeLaria Brings Her Powerful Blend of Comedy and Jazz to the McCallum Theatre

Oct 18, 2018 11:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Lea DeLaria is known for different things in different circles.

Mainstream audiences know her for stealing scenes as Carrie “Big Boo” Black on Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black .

LGBT audiences...

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