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Miscreant Music: Sleazy Cortez Discourages Listeners From Taking Lessons From the Band's Songs

Miscreant Music: Sleazy Cortez Discourages Listeners From Taking Lessons From the Band's Songs

May 22, 2018 16:00  |  Brian Blueskye

If the desert-rock gods of Kyuss had a baby with the members of the band Primus … you’d get Sleazy Cortez.

The local outfit that features bassist Derek Timmons, guitarist Nick Hales and drummer Damian ...

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Live: U2 at The Forum in Inglewood, May 15

Live: U2 at The Forum in Inglewood, May 15

May 22, 2018 15:45  |  Guillermo Prieto

After 40 years, U2 still delights.

U2 brought the Experience + Innocence tour to the Forum on Tuesday for a two-date run. Since U2 is not headlining the Joshua Tree Music Festival, alas, I ventured to In...

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The Lucky 13: Desiree McCaslin, Drummer for When Tides Turn

The Lucky 13: Desiree McCaslin, Drummer for When Tides Turn

May 18, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

When you watch local metal band When Tides Turn, you can’t help but notice drummer Desiree McCaslin—who rivals another local female drummer, KT Cathcart of Bridger, in terms of intensity and technical...

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The Lucky 13: Esther Sanchez, Frontwoman of The After Lashes

The Lucky 13: Esther Sanchez, Frontwoman of The After Lashes

May 16, 2018 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Esther Sanchez is known as a Coachella Valley music journalist, but she’s also got another thing going on: fronting the local all-female punk band The After Lashes. These women punk-rockers are mixing...

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Finding Their Voice: The Goal of Local Band Instigator Is to Forge a Musical Movement

Finding Their Voice: The Goal of Local Band Instigator Is to Forge a Musical Movement

May 16, 2018 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Last year, a group of teenagers from La Quinta High School became the talk of the local music scene thanks to their unique brand of instrumental music.

The group known as Instigator participated in CV W...

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They Carry On: Legendary Rock Band Kansas, Coming to Morongo, Has Plans for More New Music

They Carry On: Legendary Rock Band Kansas, Coming to Morongo, Has Plans for More New Music

May 15, 2018 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2016, Kansas released a new album—the first by the band in 16 years. That album, The Prelude Impact , received generally good reviews and made the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Today, the group continues to ...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Two May Festivals in the High Desert Will Attract Music-Lovers From Around the World

Desert Rock Chronicles: Two May Festivals in the High Desert Will Attract Music-Lovers From Around the World

May 08, 2018 13:50  |  Robin Linn

Two fantastic High Desert festivals—Stoned and Dusted 2018, and the Joshua Tree Music Festival—make May an exciting time for stoner rockers and world music fans.

The desert has exploded into a music me...

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Diverse Bands and a Relaxed Vibe: The Joshua Tree Music Festival Brings Quality World Music and More to a Beautiful, Intimate Setting

Diverse Bands and a Relaxed Vibe: The Joshua Tree Music Festival Brings Quality World Music and More to a Beautiful, Intimate Setting

May 07, 2018 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

After the Empire Polo Club is cleaned up following Coachella and Stagecoach, it’s time for music-lovers to turn toward the high desert—and the Joshua Tree Music Festival, with the first of its two ann...

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