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The Lucky 13

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…
09 Feb 2015
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By day, Freddy Jimenez is a talented screenprinter; by night, he’s the drummer for Tribesmen, the Coachella-based all-instrumental band. Jimenez’s drumming is extremely technical and compliments the Tribesman sound nicely. The band is recording an album that the members hope to have out soon. For more information, visit and What was the first concert you attended? Coachella 2003, for the White Stripes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. What was the first album you…
23 Jan 2015
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Shortly after Blown Speaker Gospel formed in 2011, the band faced a nightmare: One of the band members passed away suddenly. However, the band decided to continue on—inspired to create a unique sound. The Riverside band plays shows throughout the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley. For more information, visit or Frontman Armando Peredia recently tackled The Lucky 13. What was the first concert you attended? Incubus at the UC Riverside Barn. It…
19 Jan 2015
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Nathan Kazmer is the drummer for various bands, but he’s been spending much of his music time lately with Eevaan Tre’ and The Show. While he was living in Provo, Utah, he played in a four-piece trumpet group that was popular in the ’60s and ’70s (before his time with the group) called The Brunson Brothers. For more info on Eevaan Tre’ and The Show, visit or Here are Kazmer’s answers to The…
23 Dec 2014
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If you’ve never seen a Fever Dog performance, you’re missing out. Fix that by checking them out when the band performs at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, at Club 5 in Indio. The band’s heavy psychedelic sound has a genuine desert feel. Danny Graham, Fever Dog’s front man and guitarist, is also a visual artist with a blog full of art. For more information on Fever Dog, visit Here are Graham’s answers to The…
12 Dec 2014
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Yucca Valley’s Gojiro Island formed in 2011. The band, which recently released a demo, has played at venues including Bobby Furst's Furstworld, Kokopelli's Kantina, The Palms Restaurant and The Hood Bar and Pizza. Gojiro (go-GEE-row) Island includes Lisa Diaz (vocals), Paco Diaz (drums), David Diaz (guitar), William Porter (bass) and Michael Callan (saxophone and Theremin). For more information, visit or Paco Diaz recently endeavored to answer The Lucky 13. What was the first…
19 Nov 2014
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The Los Angeles-based Paul Chesne Band is a regular at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. After playing there at the Campout with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in September, the Paul Chesne Band will return to Pappy’s for New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit or; to make reservations for the Pappy’s New Year’s Eve bash, get details at Paul Chesne was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13. What was the…
10 Nov 2014
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Nigel Dettelbach has great taste in music, as this Lucky 13 questionnaire proves. This is no surprise, considering Dettelbach is the bassist for Slipping Into Darkness, one of the Coachella Valley’s best-known bands. The group released the album Shurpedelic in August and has been spending much of November on tour throughout California and Mexico. For more information, visit Here are the aforementioned answers by Dettelbach to The Lucky 13. What was the first concert…