Local Music Spotlight

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

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

The Yip Yops & The Flusters

The Yip Yops & The Flusters

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm | No comments

Inbetweener II - Call the Fire Marshal! By Noe Gutierrez The Yip Yops and The Flusters first met two years ago at 111 Music Fest. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. the doors will open to The Hood Bar & Pizza in Palm Desert, California and it’s only a matter of time...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

CV WEEKLY SHOWCASE FINALE

CV WEEKLY SHOWCASE FINALE

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm | No comments

Congratulations to 5th Town! By Esther Sanchez The competition was as fierce as could be imagined. Believe me...nobody in attendance envied the panel of judges last Saturday night at the Hood Bar & Pizza in Palm Desert. Alas...at the end of the night, a winning group had...

Posted in: Columns, CV Music Showcase, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Whole Foods Pre-Fest Beer Garden Kicks Off Music Festivals

Whole Foods Pre-Fest Beer Garden Kicks Off Music Festivals

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil Whole Foods Palm Desert will help kick off the weekends of Coachella Fest with their Pre-Fest Beer Garden on Thursday, April 13th and again on Thursday, April 20th. The event will get the music fest party started with fabulous beer, food and music, all...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 7

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 7

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Week #7 was a huge hit with our enthusiastic crowd of the CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City! It was a thrilling show as each performer gave a heartfelt performance. Live social media videos ran throughout the...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

The Road to the Tachevah Finals

The Road to the Tachevah Finals

By | April 5, 2017 at 6:10 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan   This was a night I couldn’t miss.  Thursday, March 30th at Palm Canyon Road House, some of the most talented local bands I’d ever had the pleasure of knowing and hearing would be competing in the Tachevah band competition.  Just before...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

Get into the Grooves at the Westin

Get into the Grooves at the Westin

By | April 5, 2017 at 6:05 am | No comments

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna "Grooves at the Westin" wrapped up an incredible series last Saturday night on Master’s Plaza at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage. The season, which featured four shows over seven weeks started on Feb 18th with...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 6

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 6

By | April 5, 2017 at 5:55 am | No comments

The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #6 brought on some enthusiastic fans! Cheers from the crowd could be heard throughout the night after each performer gave us their best song. Plus multiple screams, yells, and even dance...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Local Music Spotlight, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

Desert Rhythm Project Announce New Album and New Tour with Mike Love

Desert Rhythm Project Announce New Album and New Tour with Mike Love

By | March 29, 2017 at 6:56 am | No comments

Rare Local Performance at Pappy and Harriet’s, Friday, March 31st, 8:30 pm By Lisa Morgan The minute that you try and put Michael Reyes and Bryanna Evaro’s Desert Rhythm Project in a genre box, they will bust right out of it.  I have attempted to myself, and...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

CAKES the MANIAC – Album Release Party at THE HOOD in Palm Desert

CAKES the MANIAC – Album Release Party at THE HOOD in Palm Desert

By | March 29, 2017 at 6:00 am | No comments

ARTIST AND MUSICIAN MONICA MORONES PERFORMS AS CAKES WITH SUPPORTING ACTS OCHO OJOS, TRIBESMEN, AND LUTHERGATES Monica Morones, a San Francisco-born visual artist and musician living and working in the Coachella Valley, will take over The Hood in Palm Desert, CA on Friday,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 5

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 5

By | March 29, 2017 at 5:05 am | No comments

By Morgan James The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #5 was an incredible show full of multi-genre performances. Newcomer contestants brought their best as they challenged some of our regulars to some friendly competition...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

A very ‘Braun’ performance at the Westin Mission Hills.                           

A very ‘Braun’ performance at the Westin Mission Hills.                           

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:28 am | No comments

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna A very strong performance took place last Saturday by Rick Braun, Michael Paulo and Josh Vietti at the Grooves at the Westin Jazz series in Rancho Mirage. Braun played his originals, remakes from days gone past and a few tunes from his new album...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 4

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 4

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:20 am | No comments

By Morgan James The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City continues to impress as fans from all over the valley flood in to join the fun! Week #4 was an incredible display of talent as our performers mixed it up trying new material...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Round The Corner: A Mobile Record Store Unveils Their Grand Opening at The Hood Saturday, March 18

Round The Corner: A Mobile Record Store Unveils Their Grand Opening at The Hood Saturday, March 18

By | March 15, 2017 at 10:22 am | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane We all know vinyl has made quite the comeback. Last year, records outsold CDs for the first time since the 1980s, and a few months back, records outsold digital downloads. If that doesn't speak volumes for the vinyl resurgence, I'm not sure what...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 3

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 3

By | March 15, 2017 at 8:39 am | No comments

By Morgan James Week #3 of the CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City was a thrilling show as new audience members discovered the fun. All of our performers gave it their all and put on a good show. T-shirts from The Block Sports...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

A Ragtag group of Artists and Musicians: Michael Sembello, Cameron Chaney, Jan Jaques & Taylor Sherill

A Ragtag group of Artists and Musicians: Michael Sembello, Cameron Chaney, Jan Jaques & Taylor Sherill

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:26 am | No comments

By Avery Wood In an unmarked warehouse right in Cathedral City, a ragtag group of artists strive to contribute to the burgeoning culture here in the Coachella Valley. This group comprises Michael Sembello, the musician responsible for the song “Maniac” from the movie...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Jason Nutter

Jason Nutter

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:22 am | No comments

By Morgan James Jason Nutter is a talented musician who not only shares his passion for music with audiences from Coachella Valley to Los Angeles, but with children and adults with special needs and of all abilities. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Jason has performed with...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Esjay Jones

Esjay Jones

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:21 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Esjay Jones, local musician; songwriter; and music producer, has achieved celebrity-like status in our community as well as in Los Angeles. Between her weekly performances at The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, her numerous productions there, her work with local...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

CV Music Showcase Round 4 Winner: 5th Town

CV Music Showcase Round 4 Winner: 5th Town

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:18 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Congratulations to the band 5th Town who were the winners at the fourth preliminary competition of the CV Music Showcase held last Sunday at The Hood Bar & Pizza. Band members include Chelsea Sugarbritches (vocals) Linda Lemke Heinz (vocals, flute), Josh...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 2

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 2

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:12 am | No comments

The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #2 was an incredible display of multi-talented performers. Our contestants spanned several genres and really gave it their all. Each week new performers are still finding their way to us...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Musician Giselle Woo, Letting Local Be Heard Around the World the World

Musician Giselle Woo, Letting Local Be Heard Around the World the World

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:32 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich This weekend, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System will hold the 77th Annual International IBS Conference and Awards in New York City where KCOD, College of the Desert’s student-run radio station has been nominated for multiple awards. One nomination is...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Musician Profile: David Macias

Musician Profile: David Macias

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich The Yucca Valley musician just returned from an urgent mission- to find his dog. “He escaped, I was worried he would be coyote feed. You know it’s open desert, you hear the dogs being eaten all the time. Gene Navarro’s dog just got attacked by a coyote...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Academy of Musical Performance: Onward and Upward in 2017

Academy of Musical Performance: Onward and Upward in 2017

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:25 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is a non-profit music education organization created for young musicians in the Coachella Valley who are seeking the complete rock band experience. With grant funding from Goldenvoice, AMP has been able to achieve its...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 1

CV Open Mic Competition 2017: Week 1

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:22 am | No comments

By Morgan James Week #1 of the CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City brought on some enthusiastic performers who took the stage with confidence and conviction. Live video feeds filled social media and photos flashed throughout the...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Big Pig

Big Pig

By | February 22, 2017 at 11:15 am | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Big Pig is a duo from LA and the desert. They are louder and fuller than most four piece bands, let alone trios. These young dudes come at you harder than any duo I've ever heard. Have you heard of Big Business? They're bigger and louder. Have you heard...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

“Wrekless” aka Luis Hernandez

“Wrekless” aka Luis Hernandez

By | February 22, 2017 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Morgan james Unique vocal stylings and catchy, in-your-face lyrics have made Luis Hernandez aka "Wrekless" a fan favorite at the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill as well as other popular Coachella Valley venues over the last couple of months,...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

CV Open Mic Competition: New Session Starts Wednesday, Feb. 22

CV Open Mic Competition: New Session Starts Wednesday, Feb. 22

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:49 am | No comments

By Morgan James Have you made it to the CV Open Mic Competition yet? If you love The Voice, American Idol, Live Music of all kinds... you will love this show! Each week contestants perform their best song for the crowd and interchanging weekly judges. The top three are...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

Desert Reggae Residency – MOZAIQ & DJ JOURNEE OF STRONGHOLD REGGAE

Desert Reggae Residency – MOZAIQ & DJ JOURNEE OF STRONGHOLD REGGAE

By | February 15, 2017 at 3:20 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Saturday, February 18, 2019 at 9 p.m. at Tack Room Tavern marks the return of ‘Desert Reggae Residency’. In conjunction with Ronnie King Music and Coachella Valley Weekly, Desert Music brings you Mozaiq LIVE with ‘special guest’ DJ Journee of...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

KCLB PRESENTS… LOCAL BAND NIGHT!

KCLB PRESENTS… LOCAL BAND NIGHT!

By | February 15, 2017 at 3:15 am | No comments

Desert Music Scene Gets Support From Local Radio By Esther Sanchez Pretty much any Coachella Valley resident who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past couple of decades can tell you that our beloved desert empire has become a virtual Mecca to artists of all types....

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

CV Open Mic Competition at The Block

CV Open Mic Competition at The Block

By | February 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Have you made it to the CV Open Mic Competition yet? If you love The Voice, American Idol, Live Music of all kinds... you will love this show! Each week contestants perform their best song for the crowd and interchanging weekly judges. The top three are...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Mondo Generator Performs at The Date Shed

Mondo Generator Performs at The Date Shed

By | January 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm | No comments

February 4 – Doors Open @ 8pm * 18 & over Presale $10.00 - with Throw the Goat, Doors to Nowhere and Instigator Mondo Generator: An interview with Nick Oliveri, Mike Pygmie and Jeff Bowman Mondo Generator was born out of the world famous Desert band Kyuss.  Nick...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

CV Open Mic Competition: New Round Starting Soon

CV Open Mic Competition: New Round Starting Soon

By | January 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Have you made it to the CV Open Mic Competition yet? If you love The Voice, American Idol, Live Music of all kinds... you will love this show! Each week contestants perform their best song for the crowd and interchanging weekly judges. The top three are...

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Throw The Goat

Throw The Goat

By | January 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez From the pine covered peaks of Idyllwild, Throw the Goat has been spreading their infectious, hard-rock grooves throughout the desert empire and picked up a new drummer on the way. With their latest release, “Vote Goat” making ROCKwell UnScene...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Braun Fraulein

Braun Fraulein

By | January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm | No comments

By Morgan James A professional, hard hitting sound from incredibly experienced and talented musicians would accurately describe Coachella Valley's own, Braun Fraulein. Poignant lyrics, moving melodies, distorted blues rock with driving rhythms encompass the band's prodigious...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017