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The Lucky 13

20 Sep 2017
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I’ve watched several of Sleazy Cortez’s recent performances—and the band keeps getting better and better. While Derek Timmons handles bass and vocal duties, Nick Hales plays a mean guitar, and his solos are actually quite impressive. For more information on Sleazy Cortez, visit sleazycortez.bandcamp.com. Hales was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? The first concert I remember attending was the Steve Miller Band…
22 Aug 2017
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The BrosQuitos released the band’s long-awaited debut album, Vinyl Image, back in May—and it’s fantastic. The songs became part of the soundtrack to my summer; this group has a promising future ahead. For more information, visit thebrosquitos.tumblr.com. Drummer Hugo Chavez was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13, and here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? The first “real” concert I ever attended was for a band called Bad Suns. They…
17 Aug 2017
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This past spring, Throw the Goat toured the United States and even made it overseas to play in the United Kingdom. The Idyllwild punk outfit seems to have a promising future; catch the band at the Red Barn on Saturday, Sept. 30. For more information, visit www.throwthegoat.net. Recently, guitarist Brian “Puke” Parnell answered the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? My dad is a bassist, so my first…
14 Jul 2017
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If you’re ever looking for Orlando Welsh, just look for his easy-to-spot hair—and, yes, it’s real. I’ve personally been able to find him in crowds at events from Coachella to the Vans Warped Tour, where he’s been in attendance as a professional photographer. Welsh is also a local musician, and has been in Metroid, Mingtran and Break Dance Vietnam. He now has a project with Metroid bandmate Ryan Jovian called High Fantasy (sometimes stylized as…
11 Jul 2017
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Josh Fimbres is known for his sense of humor: He’ll often crack jokes and tease you. When he and Josh Hall are onstage as Thr3 Strykes, they are known for putting on a great show, full of aggressive and in-your-face rap music with a punk-rock attitude. Thr3 Strykes recently put out a new album, CMNCTN-BRKDWN. For more information, visit www.thr3strykesmusic.com. Josh Fimbres was kind enough to recently answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers.…
22 Jun 2017
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Jeff Bowman is downright intense behind a drum set. He’s played in various groups, including legendary desert-rock band Unsound, Mondo Generator, The Agents, Waxy, and Mighty Jack. He was kind enough to recently answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? It was my two favorite bands at the time, Anthrax and Iron Maiden, 1989, at the Long Beach Arena. I can still picture it in my mind.…
12 Jun 2017
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Drummer Greg Saenz is enjoying a fantastic music career. He’s currently the drummer for local band You Know Who; he plays in former Kyuss frontman John Garcia’s solo band; and he’s been involved with Excel, and My Head. However, he’s probably best known for his days as Gregory Pecker during a stint with The Dwarves. Greg was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended?…
19 May 2017
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FISSURE is a well-known Southern California hard-core “powerviolence” band currently based out of Los Angeles and Orange County—although two of the band's members, Dylan Arseo (drums) and Brendan Duff (bass), are Coachella Valley natives. Arseo is well-known for shows at his mother's house in Cathedral City, which has been named “The Cathedral of Hardcore.” For more information on FISSURE, visit fissurehcpv.bandcamp.com. Full disclosure: Brendan Duff is a friend of mine; I met him more than…

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