Local Music Spotlight

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 10

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 10

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | No comments

By Morgan James Every week the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City thrills performers and cheering fans alike. Live videos fill social media and photos flash, capturing the still frames of the soon to be famous. Audience giveaways...

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Voice of the Valley Grand Finale

Voice of the Valley Grand Finale

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm | No comments

In 2011 Alexander Yepremian of AY Productions created Voice of the Valley, a search for the greatest singers in Southern California. In this, it’s 6th Season, he, along with Ben Smith of UK Dance Academy have brought their Vocal Competition to the Coachella Valley. After...

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Shawn Don

Shawn Don

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:10 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Recording artist and Actor, Shawn Don, has paved his way into an early career in the music and television arenas, achieving incredible successes through hard work, a positive attitude, and a spirit of giving back to his Coachella Valley community. With several...

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SonStormer

SonStormer

By | December 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm | No comments

Josh Hall of Thr3 Strykes Launches Solo Project By Esther Sanchez As 50% of Thr3 Strykes, one of the most popular hip hop acts to spring up from Coachella Valley soil and recipients of multiple CVMAs, Josh Hall is already an established character on the local music scene....

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CV Music Showcase – Round 2

CV Music Showcase – Round 2

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Round 2 of CV Showcase at The Hood Bar and Pizza has once again made it wonderfully apparent just how much musical talent is bursting from just about every corner of our beloved valley. The competition was fierce, yet the vibe of the night was unifying and...

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CV Open Mic Competition: Week 9

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 9

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Week #9 of the CV Open Mic Competition was one of the most incredible thus far. The immense support of each performer and of the event itself was so great it made this host have to take a step back in awe. The room was not just packed with close to 70...

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Stevieraps

Stevieraps

By | November 30, 2016 at 6:10 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Stevieraps is a recording artist from Indio, California. He is affiliated with some of the desert’s elite hip hop artists; Lootenant, AL RO$$I, Dozzi Doz, D. Ayo, Buck Roogah & Ghost Mafia to name a few. He has performed his rhythmic-hip-hop-poetry at...

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DIANE SCHUUR

DIANE SCHUUR

By | November 30, 2016 at 6:00 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez This Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. the Palm Springs Walk of Stars will honor two-time Grammy Award Winner, jazz legend, singer, pianist and Coachella Valley resident, Diane Schuur with its 406th star. The dedication is open to the public and will be...

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I stopped for a Sax Pack and…

I stopped for a Sax Pack and…

By | November 30, 2016 at 4:41 am | No comments

  I had the greatest time thanks to someone who is always so great with me and one of the sweetest people I know, Tracy Dietlin of the CV Weekly. Knowing I love all types of music but have a deep love for Smooth Jazz, Tracy gave me an “assignment” from my regular CV...

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CV Open Mic Competition at The Block

CV Open Mic Competition at The Block

By | November 30, 2016 at 4:40 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...

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ILLXVGLX$ COLLECTIVE

ILLXVGLX$ COLLECTIVE

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:20 am | No comments

By George Duchannes ILLXVGLX$ COLLECTIVE (illegals collective) is a new wave of artists coming together to put on genuine and organic events. The collective's mission is to not only invite the community to come out and witness, but to attract like-minded creatives to be a...

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Marco Thoma

Marco Thoma

By | November 22, 2016 at 6:18 am | No comments

By Morgan James Easily one of the most well-rounded, multi-talented performers that I have been fortunate enough to have met, Marco Thoma is just breaking into the Coachella Valley rap scene and being recognized for his intense passion, yet playfully humorous lyrics. Recently...

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CV Open Mic Competition: Week 8

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 8

By | November 22, 2016 at 5:48 am | No comments

By Morgan James Each week the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City delivers a consistent crowd of excited performers and cheering fans. Simply incredible! Live videos fill social media adding to the crowd as fans show up to support...

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jimi FITZ and Friends – A CV Christmas

jimi FITZ and Friends – A CV Christmas

By | November 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm | No comments

McCALLUM THEATRE - Saturday – December 10 – 8:00pm By DeAnn Lubell It’s a hometown holiday celebration as jimi FITZ, CV 104.3’s Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, gathers together with the Valley’s best talent for an evening of hits and holiday treats on Saturday,...

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Amanda Shires Carving Out Her Own “Piece of Land” From a 15 Passenger Van

Amanda Shires Carving Out Her Own “Piece of Land” From a 15 Passenger Van

By | November 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Coming to Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneer Town Palace Friday, November 18th By Lisa Morgan Singer/Songwriter Amanda Shires did not come from a family of music.  Still, she has found herself surrounded by some of Americana’s greats in large part to her skill, both...

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Drum Hall to Open for Fishbone

Drum Hall to Open for Fishbone

By | November 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan According to his sponsor, Spaun Drums, Steven Hall is “arguably one of the hardest hitting more precise drummers in the So Cal music scene.” Son to Steve Hall Sr. (aka "Ballsy Hallsy") of local metal legends STORMER,  Steven continues to build that...

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CV Open Mic Competition 2016: Week 7

CV Open Mic Competition 2016: Week 7

By | November 16, 2016 at 10:34 am | No comments

By Morgan James Such an incredible group of talented artists and bands show each week for the CV Open Mic Competition 2016 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City! Audience giveaways like T-Shirts from Brutal Bee Music Group have thrilled the rowdy cheering...

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Fatso Jetson’s Not So “Idle Hands”

Fatso Jetson’s Not So “Idle Hands”

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:30 am | No comments

Record Release and Label Showcase November 11th at Pappy & Harriet’s with Mondo Generator and The Freeks. $10 Cover. By Lisa Morgan Mario Lalli was just a punk rock kid growing up in a desert that practically closed down during the intense summer days;...

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Culture Club Performs at Fantasy Springs

Culture Club Performs at Fantasy Springs

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:20 am | No comments

Friday, November 11 at 8pm   Tickets on sale now $89, $69 & $59 By Gilbert Ward Kane Culture Club - consisting of singer Boy George, guitarist Roy Hay, bassist Mikey Craig, and drummer Jon Moss - took the world by surprise in 1982 when they dropped their...

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Kelly Derrickson

Kelly Derrickson

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:15 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The 2016 Native American Music Awards nominee for ‘Best Female Artist’ and ‘Best Country Album’ Kelly Derrickson will be performing on Friday 11/11/16 Veterans Day 2016 at Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Grounds at 9 p.m. for a FREE SHOW to honor...

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AL RO$$I

AL RO$$I

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:05 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez I’ve found that some articles just write themselves. Alex Canela is a young man who I admire for his tenacity and love for his community. I know his family well and the environment in which he grew up. He’s about to be a new father and I know he will...

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CV Music Showcase – Preliminary Round 1

CV Music Showcase – Preliminary Round 1

By | November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am | No comments

Congratulations to Drop Mob: Gabe Perez (vocals), Curtis Hendricks (guitar), John V. Camacho (drums), Dave Burk (lead guitar) and Steve Zepeda (bass). CV Weekly would like to thank everyone who came out this past Sunday night to our 2nd Year of the CV Music Showcase...

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CV Open Mic Competition: Week 6

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 6

By | November 9, 2016 at 9:45 am | No comments

By Morgan James What an exciting night as the CV Open Mic Competition brought on a supportive crowd of musicians and their friends and families. We hit the halfway point in our competition as week #6 rolled on by continuing to bring new faces with each passing week as the...

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Metalachi: They Can Be Serious Too!

Metalachi: They Can Be Serious Too!

By | November 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Metalachi has performed in the desert several times now and each show has brought a high energy mariachi + metal + comedy show that cannot be duplicated. This Friday, November 4th at 9 p.m. at the Date Shed in Indio, Metalachi continues its metal dominance of...

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CV Open Mic Competition: Week 5

CV Open Mic Competition: Week 5

By | November 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Every week, the CV Open Mic Competition at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City delivers a consistent crowd of excited performers and cheering fans. Amazing! Live videos fill social media adding to the crowd as the night rolls on and shared by...

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The 6th Annual Voice of the Valley Vocal Competition

The 6th Annual Voice of the Valley Vocal Competition

By | October 28, 2016 at 2:57 am | No comments

Calling all Coachella Valley Singers: Battle it out for the $2,500.00 Grand Prize in Rancho Mirage on January 13th. The 6th Annual Voice of the Valley Vocal Competition is moving from the San Jacinto Valley to the Coachella Valley in search of new talent. AY Productions...

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Alex A. – Prodigy in the Desert

Alex A. – Prodigy in the Desert

By | October 28, 2016 at 2:40 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez In a valley overflowing with musical talent, there are always hidden gems to be discovered. One of the most underrated and obscure of such locals is Alex A. This young, Coachella Valley native is a multi-instrumental phenom whose skills on the guitar are as...

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The Adicts: Still at the Top of Their Game

The Adicts: Still at the Top of Their Game

By | October 28, 2016 at 2:36 am | No comments

By Gilbert Ward Kane Living in The Desert can, at times, be frustrating for concert goers. There are the obvious massive shows out here such as Coachella and possibly the most insane show of our generation, Desert Trip, but it's not every day we get great touring bands. But...

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CV Open Mic Competition 2016: Week 4

CV Open Mic Competition 2016: Week 4

By | October 28, 2016 at 2:11 am | No comments

By Morgan James Such an overwhelming number of performers came out to play at week #4 of the CV Open Mic Competition 2016 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City! 23 different acts came through this week and brought friends to cheer them on. The house was packed...

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton Bring Down the House While Passing the Baton

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton Bring Down the House While Passing the Baton

By | October 20, 2016 at 9:45 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The Desert Trip shows seemed like bookends to an amazing Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton show at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa last Thursday. Coachella Valley Weekly was invited by the desert's premiere promoter Jimi FITZ Fitzgerald of CV 104.3...

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Moe Cheez

Moe Cheez

By | October 20, 2016 at 9:35 am | No comments

By Morgan James With the ambition of an entrepreneur and the passion of an artist, Moe Cheez has succeeded in carving out a piece of the music industry to call his own. Cheez often tells the artists he develops, “The industry is 10 percent music and 90 percent business.”...

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The Mighty Delta-Tones

The Mighty Delta-Tones

By | October 20, 2016 at 9:30 am | No comments

By Morgan James This week I caught up with Scott E Stone, lead vocalist and harmonica player for the esteemed blues band The Mighty Delta-Tones. Those familiar with blues music understand that one of the essential elements is the ability to convey raw emotion sincerely to its...

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CV Open Mic Competition 2016: Week 3

CV Open Mic Competition 2016: Week 3

By | October 20, 2016 at 9:15 am | No comments

By Morgan James What a crowd! What talent! Each week boasts a slew of patrons fired up and ready to join in on the action of the CV Open Mic Competition 2016 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City. Each performer pushes to outstanding lengths to engage the...

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The Hellions Celebrate 18 Years Of Rocking The Desert And A New Album

The Hellions Celebrate 18 Years Of Rocking The Desert And A New Album

By | October 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm | No comments

And You Are Invited: October 28th at The Hood Bar & Pizza By Esther Sanchez At what is sure to be one of the parties of the year, on October 28th at The Hood Bar & Pizza, The Hellions will be joined by The After Lashes, De-Con and all of the cool kids to commemorate...

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The Bermuda

The Bermuda

By | October 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm | No comments

By Morgan James With music success outside of the Coachella Valley, Hip Hop group, The Bermuda is bringing their music home to share with an enthusiastic local audience. Gaining popularity one show at a time, these rappers are thrilled at the warm reception. With several...

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