Local Music Spotlight

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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Kate London

Kate London

By | October 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Kate London is a name that you can expect to be hearing more of in the coming year. Her break-out song “Love Me Right,” reminds us just how infectious a well-crafted pop song can be. “Love Me Right” is incredibly polished for Kate London’s first...

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CV Open Mic Competition 2016 at The Block: Week 1

CV Open Mic Competition 2016 at The Block: Week 1

By | October 6, 2016 at 11:51 am | No comments

By Morgan James Over 100 people came out to join in on the fun as we kicked off our newest session of the CV Open Mic Competition 2016 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City! Incredible music, a special comedic performance, and exciting audience giveaways from...

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Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence

By | September 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Rob Lawrence has a spirited nature, striving to enjoy the adventure of life itself, volunteering for causes near and dear to him, and self-expression through his music. Lawrence displays his big heart playing music for various charities supporting causes from...

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Mekons – Flying Spectacularly Under the Radar for Three Decades and Counting

Mekons – Flying Spectacularly Under the Radar for Three Decades and Counting

By | September 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm | No comments

@ Pappy and Harriet’s, Thursday, September 22nd, 8 p.m. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE "The most problematic times for the band were when we tried to play by the rules. When we just said, ‘Screw that! We’re just going to do what we want,' like make a record about lesbian pirates...

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Death In Pretty Wrapping – A New Project By Veterans Of Desert Rock

Death In Pretty Wrapping – A New Project By Veterans Of Desert Rock

By | September 15, 2016 at 5:35 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez "It is true that black is the color of death, but death does not always cause mourning. It can also be the beginning of new things, a journey into unexplored territory." Arthur Seay (guitarist HOBP, Unida, Apeshit, Death in Pretty Wrapping) Current and former...

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Miri Hunter

Miri Hunter

By | September 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Miri Hunter found herself inspired by our beautiful desert so much that a short trip to recharge turned into a new life full of the creative energy she had been hungry for. Listening to this skilled performer is like sneaking a peek at a mirror, then suddenly...

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Bri Cherry & The Boys: Music That Defies Expectation

Bri Cherry & The Boys: Music That Defies Expectation

By | September 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo A perfect storm is a rare combination of factors – in this particular case the perfect storm is a wonder! Bri Cherry is that blend of unique soul of brain, heart, talent and beauty. Bri grew up in Orange County. Her childhood had the ups and downs of many...

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Peggie Perkins

Peggie Perkins

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:47 am | No comments

By Patte Purcell About 5 years ago I was at the Riviera to see Will Donato and Art of Sax and a vocalist sat in and blew my socks off with an acapella version of "At Last." The vocalist was Peggie Perkins, and I've been wanting to see her perform that song again ever since....

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Live Music and Art Collide at The Palms in Wonder Valley, CA — Son of the Velvet Rat with Special Guests:

Live Music and Art Collide at The Palms in Wonder Valley, CA — Son of the Velvet Rat with Special Guests:

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:45 am | No comments

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p. m. FREE "There’s a band from Austria, of all places, who we heard... It’s a husband and wife team called Son of the Velvet Rat. He’s got this great sexy, gravelly voice. He reminds me of this Dylan-esque thing. It’s beautiful melodies...

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Liquid

Liquid

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:42 am | No comments

By Morgan James Founded in 2010 in Riverside, Liquid has transformed their music as they have matured over the past six years and the band has grown into new members. Led down a path of self-discovery through life's trials, angst, and deep emotion, Lily's leading vocals...

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Dove Dances with Drum in Earth Moon Earth

Dove Dances with Drum in Earth Moon Earth

By | September 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Thursday, September 1st at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneer Town Palace, 8 p.m. By Lisa Morgan The legacy of the musically magic Evaro family continues to grow and evolve as Gabriella Evaro’s dove-like voice and empathically poetic lyric sense join forces with the unique...

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Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts

By | September 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Inhale rapidly, deeply, filling your lungs with the life of your surroundings... hold your breath... then exhale fully and release, heart pumping. That rush of potent ethereal magic you feel could very well be the after effects of listening to "You Know I...

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Rogue Ogre

Rogue Ogre

By | August 18, 2016 at 5:48 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Rogue Ogre is a band with a lot of heart. The trio plays live with a passion. Although they are a fairly new band (just one year old), these guys have racked up their show count by playing with many other popular local bands at venues such as The Hood, Club 5,...

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Joe “City” Garcia’s Urban Desert Cabaret Brings the Music Scene’s Best to Pappy & Harriet’s

Joe “City” Garcia’s Urban Desert Cabaret Brings the Music Scene’s Best to Pappy & Harriet’s

By | August 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm | No comments

Thursday, August 18th, 8 p.m. No Cover By Lisa Morgan You wouldn’t know it to look at him, even if his style and stature do subtly set him apart from the average high desert transplant. Joe Garcia’s quiet demeanor would never lend you to believe that this sought after...

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A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll: the Dichotomy of Lisa Lynn Morgan

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll: the Dichotomy of Lisa Lynn Morgan

By | August 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm | No comments

By Tricia Witkower and Joni Wright Drawing inspiration from a plethora of music legends, Lisa Lynn Morgan is a well-versed local musician whose twang and sweet smile puts a twinkle in any country gentleman’s eye. In a stroke of pure luck, she was one of the first people I...

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Wild Sons

Wild Sons

By | August 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Photo By Josh DelGuidice What a treat! I was fortunate enough to catch a local show in Palm Desert where Wild Sons were performing. My intention was to stick around for only a song or two, yet catchy melodies and enthusiastic beats kept my feet gripping...

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Basson

Basson

By | August 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Photo By Michelle Jeffers I love rock music. A mellow, bluesy rock vibe just gets down deep and soothes my mind into oblivion with each passion filled note. If you have an ear for the sweet, heartfelt sounds of a bluesy rock vibe, you may already be a fan...

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BOZ SCAGGS AND MICHAEL MCDONALD

BOZ SCAGGS AND MICHAEL MCDONALD

By | August 11, 2016 at 6:15 pm | No comments

SET TO JOIN FORCES AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN OCTOBER Two of the most distinctive artists in music for the last four decades, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, are teaming up to deliver one night of incredible showmanship at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs...

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