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The Lucky 13

21 May 2015
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Molly Katelbach—that’s Molly the K, to Radio Free Joshua Tree listeners—presents a lot of unique music on her show, ranging from oldies to stoner rock. Hear more at www.radiofreejoshuatree.org. Molly was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones at the Starwood Club in 1977. It was a birthday present from my big sister to me and my little sister. Peter Tork joined…
13 May 2015
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If you don’t yet know the music of Jennifer Corday, you will soon. The Long Beach native has called Palm Springs home for about six months now, and is playing more and more around town; for example, you can catch her regularly at Oscar’s Café and Bar in Palm Springs, and she’ll be at the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs on Saturday, May 23, with her full band, Classic Rock Revolution (classicrockrevolution.com). Learn more at…
08 May 2015
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Remember the band Plastic? The group is now known as Safety Net, featuring Carrick O’Dowd (vocals, guitar), Austin Lawrence (bass) and Cliff Horn (drums). The band participated in The Hood’s Battle of the Bands last year; catch them at the Coachella Valley Art Scene on Wednesday, May 13. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/safetynetmusic. Cliff Horn was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers. What was the first concert you attended? I…
17 Apr 2015
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Cathedral City’s CIVX has been in a period of transition. After the departure of bassist and lead vocalist Nick Hernandez, guitarist Dillion Dominguez took over lead vocals, and Clay Samalin and his bass guitar joined the group. After taking a few months off, CIVX is back and has recently played at the Purple Room and the Coachella Valley Art Scene. Learn more at www.facebook.com/civxmusic. Samalin was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are…
10 Apr 2015
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Alex Newell is best known for playing Wade “Unique” Adams on Fox’s recently concluded Glee. He stole hearts playing the transgendered teen after earning a spot on the show by finishing as a runner-up on The Glee Project. Today, the 22-year-old singer and actor is getting ready for one of April’s biggest Palm Springs events: White Party Weekend. Newell will join performers including LeAnn Rimes, Natalie La Rose and others at the White Party’s Sunday…
20 Mar 2015
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During the 1960s, rock ’n’ roll—and, specifically, the British Invasion—took the world by storm. One of the big British Invasion bands was the Animals, led by Eric Burdon. Burdon not too long ago released a new album, ’Til Your River Runs Dry, and the Animals will be appearing at Stagecoach on Sunday, April 26. For more information, visit www.ericburdon.com or www.facebook.com/officialericburdon. Here are his answers to the Lucky 13. What was the first concert you…
19 Mar 2015
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Indie band Chicano Batman has won over audiences with a blend of various forms of Latin music—combined with American soul music. Now, Goldenvoice has taken notice: Chicano Batman earned a slot at Coachella, and will be playing on Sunday, April 12 and 19. Learn more at chicanobatman.com. Bassist Eduardo Arenas was kind enough to take some time out of the band’s busy touring schedule to answer the Lucky 13. What was the first concert you…
13 Feb 2015
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Organic Junk Fude is an amusing electronic/rap group with plenty of funny lyrics—and they’re in the midst of a resurrection: The group existed during the mid-2000s and is now back on stage. (See some videos here.) The group is slated to play a show with the Yip-Yops at the Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs, at 11 p.m., Friday, March 6. Organic Junk Fude members Tendo, Pigeon Toad and Shadow Man…