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Nashville Song Writers Top Picks for Stagecoach 2017 (and a few of mine)

Nashville Song Writers Top Picks for Stagecoach 2017 (and a few of mine)

By | April 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Chris Stapleton pulled huge crowds last year at both Coachella and Stagecoach. Who was he?  A songwriter who finally got his day to be a headliner. Once again, those sporting their Stagecoach wristbands will be entertained by arena favorites, timeless...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Stagecoach, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

Stagecoach Artists, Honey County Performing Stagecoach 2017 Friday, April 28th

Stagecoach Artists, Honey County Performing Stagecoach 2017 Friday, April 28th

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm | No comments

And Big Rock Pub Country Brunch, Sunday April 30th By Lisa Morgan Honey County are arguably carving the path for the rapidly growing California country genre, but it didn’t come easy. The ensemble’s founder, Dani Rose, had to take a lot of big chances, and say a lot of...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

Steve Moakler – A Dreamer and a “Riser” – Performing at Stagecoach 2017

Steve Moakler – A Dreamer and a “Riser” – Performing at Stagecoach 2017

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Steve Moakler, a dreamer among an ocean of Nashville dreamers, rose among his peers with a song that brings him to this year’s 2017 Stagecoach and so much more.  That song was “Riser,” chosen by Dierks Bentley as a single and the title song to a...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

Aubrey Road Headlines Big Rock Pub’s Pre-Stage Coach Party and Benefit Concert

Aubrey Road Headlines Big Rock Pub’s Pre-Stage Coach Party and Benefit Concert

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:35 pm | No comments

Thursday, April 27th 7 pm By Lisa Morgan All country roads lead to Stagecoach this weekend and since they are conveniently on the way to the music festival, Big Rock Pub is throwing a big rockin pre-Stagecoach country party.  Along with a live remote featuring The...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Stagecoach, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

Top 10 Themes of Coachella 2017

Top 10 Themes of Coachella 2017

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm | No comments

By Laura Hunt Little The last of the stop-n-go traffic headed west on I-10 just cleared up and the sun is setting on a production crew rather than a hundred thousand music fans. The intensity of Coachella 2017 is just starting to fade into memories to be pulled out and...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT TO GIVE AWAY 2 TICKETS TO STAGECOACH AT FAMILY GAME NIGHT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT TO GIVE AWAY 2 TICKETS TO STAGECOACH AT FAMILY GAME NIGHT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm | No comments

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert’s 2nd Annual Family Game Night on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is your chance to win a par of passes to Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. The event will feature a variety of games that can be enjoyed...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Stagecoach, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

House of Broken Promises

House of Broken Promises

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez House of Broken Promises are unfiltered and symbolize all that is right in the heavy music world. If you’ve never seen them live you’ve never laid eyes on the time-honored tradition that is Arthur Seay’s tongue wagging, his obligatory “FUCK YOU!” or...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

DALI’S LLAMA  “Blossom” EP Release Party

DALI’S LLAMA  “Blossom” EP Release Party

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Eleni Austin Gird your loins kids, this Saturday, April 29th, Dali’s Llama is headlining a show at the Hood to celebrate the release of their Blossom EP. Joining them will be a few Desert Rock favorites; The Hellions, Blasting Echo and Sleazy Cortez. Of course,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

brightener

brightener

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm | No comments

By Morgan James It's the one year Coachella-versary for Will Sturgeon's band, brightener, in which they showcased keen musical talent and a mod soundscape to an audience of tens of thousands from all over the world. Between playing the internationally acclaimed Coachella...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

DROP MOB

DROP MOB

By | April 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Drop Mob is composed of Gabe Perez on vocals, Dave Burk (DRB) on lead guitar, Steven Zepeda on bass, John Camacho on drums and Curtis Hendricks on guitar. Their sound is defined as aggressive rap metal, but you can hear a Red Hot Chili Peppers vibe and ‘nu...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/27 - 05/03 2017

Comic Con Palm Springs 2017: Just Around the Corner August 25-27

Comic Con Palm Springs 2017: Just Around the Corner August 25-27

By | April 20, 2017 at 2:37 am | No comments

Get Ready to Suit Up! By Avery Wood As Comic Con Palm Springs draws nearer, occurring August 25-27 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, founder Christopher Spellman is working to bring even more features and developments to the event. Stan Lee is confirmed to be in...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Little Dragon Braced to Breathe More Fire at Coachella

Little Dragon Braced to Breathe More Fire at Coachella

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich While interviewing Chicano Batman last week, Bardo mentioned a band he was really excited to see- enter Little Dragon. Somehow, I’ve been under a rock and completely missed this band. I never heard of their music. I knew nothing about them. Ironically, two...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

The Allah-Las perform at Coachella

The Allah-Las perform at Coachella

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:31 am | No comments

By Morgan James The Allah-Las are playing Coachella this year and thrilled to be in town after a month long US tour in March. The popular Los Angeles based band is looking forward to rocking the stage for a second time- the first time being in 2015. This time around, songs...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

HP’s Antarctic Dome Visual Art Installation

HP’s Antarctic Dome Visual Art Installation

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:29 am | No comments

Festival-goers at Coachella 2017 weekend one were treated to unforgettable experiences both on and off the stage. One of the most buzzed about off-stage experiences was HP’s Antarctic Dome visual art installation, which blew everyone’s mind. The 11,000-square foot Dome was...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Kelly Derrickson “I AM” Album Release Party

Kelly Derrickson “I AM” Album Release Party

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:20 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Released on 4/13/17 through Star Tribe Records and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Kelly Derrickson’s second full-length album, I AM, will get its proper introduction at 9 p.m. on ‘Earth Day’ Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Big Rock Pub 79-940 Westward Ho...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

DAVID CROSBY LIVE AT FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO – FRIDAY, APRIL 21

DAVID CROSBY LIVE AT FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO – FRIDAY, APRIL 21

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:18 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich Every so often the opportunity to interview a legend comes along but none as great as the godfather of music and activism as the one and only David Crosby! CVW: I consider you one of the founding fathers of modern music. What does it mean to you to be...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

RECORD STORE DAY 2017

RECORD STORE DAY 2017

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:52 am | No comments

Saturday April 22, 2017 By Anastasia Beaverhausen The news became official in 2016. Vinyl sales outstripped digital downloads! Who woulda thunk? In 1990 the music industry unceremoniously dumped the original music format, vinyl, for the shiny happy promise of the compact...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

WESLEY STACE “Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding” (Yep Roc Records)

WESLEY STACE “Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding” (Yep Roc Records)

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:47 am | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin If it were possible for Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and Nick Lowe to have a musical love child, his name would be Wesley Stace. Wesley’s music embodies the erudite wordplay of Elvis, the biting social commentary of Bob and the pure pop songcraft of...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 8

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 8

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:40 am | No comments

By Morgan James The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #8 was an incredible show full of enthusiastic performances. Newcomer contestants brought their best as they challenged some of our regulars to some friendly...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Positive Buzz on The Day Sesh Art & 420 Party

Positive Buzz on The Day Sesh Art & 420 Party

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:35 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell Throwback to 1969 with lovelies bejeweled with glitter and flowers in their hair, music emanating from the DJ, and a plethora of vendors giving (yes giving) samples and swag to the 'influencers' who attended. Sheree Lilly, (Lilly PR) put together a fun,...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Events, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Sham Ibrahim: Drag Queen, Artist and so much more…

Sham Ibrahim: Drag Queen, Artist and so much more…

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:25 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Every Tuesday night at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert, a sequin-clad Sham Ibrahim takes the stage to host the wildly popular Drag Queen Bingo as the crowd shouts welcomingly. The event drew a bigger crowd than was expected at its inception, with new...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Personal Profile, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa: Weekend 2 Coachella Activities

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa: Weekend 2 Coachella Activities

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:20 am | No comments

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is proud to offer guests and festival goers alike the chance to enjoy the Coachella festivities all weekend long. This year, Miramonte will be the place to indulge in rest and recreation pre or post-concert with onsite activities like live...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Cobra Bell Helicopter Rides for Sale At Palm Springs Air Museum

Cobra Bell Helicopter Rides for Sale At Palm Springs Air Museum

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:15 am | No comments

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s Cobra AH-1F Bell Helicopter will be at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Saturday, April 22, 2017, selling rides.  This is the first US Military Atta ck Helicopter.  Rides will take place between 10 am and 4 pm.  The fees are...

Posted in: Columns, Local Business, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

THE LINGERING SCURGE OF RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC HATE

THE LINGERING SCURGE OF RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC HATE

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:12 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: THE PROMISE Directed by Academy Award winner Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) and based on a true story, this heartfelt and unflinchingly honest film is about the barbarian Ottoman Turks murder of 1.5 million Armenians in World War...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

A Stage Review of ‘The Lady With All the Answers’

A Stage Review of ‘The Lady With All the Answers’

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:12 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox “At age 20 we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” – Ann Landers It is a major part of the human condition to want someone else to give...

Posted in: Breaking the 4th Wall, Columns, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

A Southern Jaunt With Joan

A Southern Jaunt With Joan

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:10 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- South and West by Joan Didion Nonfiction ----- There is something magical about travel, especially when you are seeking stories.  Places, and narratives, can be very near, while others can be quite distant.  The beautiful and brilliant...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Oh… You Sexy Beast!!

Oh… You Sexy Beast!!

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:05 am | No comments

 By Rick Riozza Vino enthusiasts all around the block realize that when there’s a question of whether or not to open a very collectable vintage bottle of wine, the consideration is not particularly the occasion to do so, such as an anniversary or notable birthday, but...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Hazards of Pet Chewing

Hazards of Pet Chewing

By | April 19, 2017 at 10:00 am | No comments

By Janet McAfee Charlie, my brother's dog, died on the operating table during surgery after swallowing part of a rubber ball.  The object ruptured his esophagus. Charlie's family is heartbroken over the loss of their 3-year-old Shepherd mix dog, and wondering what they...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Prevaricators

Prevaricators

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:55 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby Many investment advisors make used car salesmen seem like a group of Mother Theresas (apologies to used car salesmen).  The difference between the two is that you know what to expect on a used car lot. Investment advisors are worse in that they woo you...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

COACHELLA, STAGECOACH and CINCO DE MAYO INCREASE DRIVERS AND THE CHANCE FOR AN ACCIDENT

COACHELLA, STAGECOACH and CINCO DE MAYO INCREASE DRIVERS AND THE CHANCE FOR AN ACCIDENT

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:50 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Many clients do not know their policy limits or cannot find their policy. Find it and know what is in it and keep it in your glovebox. If the at fault driver does not have coverage or enough, we make an uninsured motorist (UM) claim. It is important to note...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Keeping It In Your Own Lane!

Keeping It In Your Own Lane!

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:45 am | No comments

Situational Awareness (aware of your surroundings at all times) is huge in the fire service. It provides firefighter safety at all times by maintaining situational awareness and being present at all times. The same holds true with driving. We all need to be aware and present and...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

Cannabis or Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction

Cannabis or Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:40 am | No comments

By Ruth Hill R.N. Would you, give your parent medical marijuana? Does medical marijuana fry your brain cells? Is it a gateway drug for addiction? Or is it a hoax for people to get recreational marijuana? Will measures to reduce the opioid epidemic affect access to medical...

Posted in: Cannabis Corner, Columns, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

MLB Fantasy Blues?

MLB Fantasy Blues?

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:35 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler We're just over a week and a half into the Major League Baseball season, and some players have already cost daily fantasy players hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Slow starts are a part of every major pro sport, but that doesn't make them any less...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

“He was right in front of her face the whole time…”

“He was right in front of her face the whole time…”

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:30 am | No comments

By Jenny Wallis Recently I was sitting with a friend of mine, Marley, and we were having lunch.  Catching up with each other and talking about the new happenings in our lives.  Just as our salads were delivered she started telling me about her new romantic...

Posted in: Ask Jenny, Columns, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

More Festival Health Tips!

More Festival Health Tips!

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:25 am | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile We still have two more weekends of festivals and this weekend is expected to reach triple digits so you need to be prepared.  I discussed the importance of hydration in last week’s article and I can’t stress it enough. Make sure you drink enough...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017