Local Music Spotlight

212 Band

212 Band

By | August 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm | No comments

By Morgan James 212 Band has been rocking the Coachella Valley now for 5 years, playing a mix of classic rock tunes at various popular venues throughout the area. Boasting an accomplished group of musicians who work hard and play hard, 212 has been nominated for multiple...

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High Lonesome – A Collective Musical High

High Lonesome – A Collective Musical High

By | August 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm | No comments

Coming to Pappy and Harriet’s Thursday, August 11, 8pm By Lisa Morgan There’s a special kind of magic that happens when four tenured musicians, each with productive recording careers under their individual belts, organically find themselves together and start making...

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The Dark Waters That Became Gospel: Lance Riebsomer’s Black Water Gospel

The Dark Waters That Became Gospel: Lance Riebsomer’s Black Water Gospel

By | July 28, 2016 at 5:10 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan It is generally understood that some of the deepest heartache can manifest itself into some of the world's most incredible and timeless art and music. Pain and loss are two things that can level the playing field for every race, gender and faith. It's how we...

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DJ Swamp at ACE Hotel

DJ Swamp at ACE Hotel

By | July 28, 2016 at 5:00 am | No comments

Spinning at The Amigo Room in The Ace Hotel and Swim Club on August 3rd celebrating his newest record release. By Buddy Benson In 1996, a young, aspiring Ronald Keys Jr. entered the DMC US Championships for the first time as DJ Swamp. Up against the best in the nation, he...

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Will Kelly

Will Kelly

By | July 28, 2016 at 4:57 am | No comments

By Morgan James Photo Credit: Danielle Tinsley Photography Will Kelly is not only an outstanding vocalist who writes and performs inspirational music, but an upstanding human being with a passion for changing people’s lives. A unique perspective on the human condition...

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Desert Acoustic Sessions at Plan B Live Entertainment & Cocktails

Desert Acoustic Sessions at Plan B Live Entertainment & Cocktails

By | July 22, 2016 at 1:31 am | No comments

By Morgan James Sometimes in life you wander upon magic. Not a rabbit being pulled out of a hat hocus pocus or slide of the hand card trickery, but the magic of humanity as camaraderie. Music has long inspired a great many things and being involved in the Coachella Valley...

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Jon Delaire

Jon Delaire

By | July 22, 2016 at 1:22 am | No comments

Production Manager, Lighting & Sound Engineer, Jon Delaire, has a unique perspective when it comes to music. By Morgan James While the audience enjoys the show from their seats, musicians working their magic from the stage, Jon has carefully prepared the environment for...

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Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

By | July 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm | No comments

By Morgan James When it comes to grungy girl rock with moody lyrics, reminiscent of 90's era Hole, East Valley band, Fight Like a Girl, kick into high gear and give music their all. With several songs to sample on Soundcloud, you can hear why this band is so popular in their...

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The Kathys

The Kathys

By | July 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Self-described as “ghetto wave, slacker goth, post jangle” The Kathys sure do have their sound and their audience figured out. Confident melodies and a fresh hip sound, I was pleased this week to be introduced to this relevant Indio based band comprised of...

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Desert Legend, Sean Wheeler and Friends Perform The Hood Bar in Palm Desert

Desert Legend, Sean Wheeler and Friends Perform The Hood Bar in Palm Desert

By | July 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm | No comments

Wednesday, July 13,  9pm - 1am  FREE SHOW by Lisa Morgan Desert rock icon, Sean Wheeler, featured in two documentaries on the desert rock scene recently, will be bringing a free show to the Hood Bar in Palm Desert, that fans internationally would travel miles and pay big...

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BRI CHERRY & The Boys

BRI CHERRY & The Boys

By | June 30, 2016 at 4:42 am | No comments

By Morgan James From a simple violin accent player to a visionary musical movement founder, Bri Cherry hopes to be a spark that incites worldwide personal growth. Her new project, BRI CHERRY & The Boys, has not yet officially kicked off, but looks promising in fulfilling...

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Venus and the Traps

Venus and the Traps

By | June 24, 2016 at 1:22 am | No comments

By Morgan James Venus and the Traps is an East Valley band, growing rapidly in popularity throughout the Coachella Valley and spilling outside its borders. A roller-coaster of emotion spitting from the tongues and fingers of these passionate musicians while their enthusiastic...

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Porsia Camille – Desert Songstress

Porsia Camille – Desert Songstress

By | June 24, 2016 at 1:20 am | No comments

By Esther Sanchez The Coachella Valley has become a notorious hub and breeding ground for artists of all sorts; one of the most underrated and least known on the scene is 21 year-old R&B vocalist and aspiring actress, Porsia Camille. Considering the sheer vocal talent,...

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Giselle Woo

Giselle Woo

By | June 17, 2016 at 2:11 am | No comments

By Morgan James Inspiring, award-winning, ultra-creative soul, Giselle Woo, has taken on the role of showcasing other talented musical artists as Music Director at KCOD, yet all the while continuing to strengthen and cultivate her own songs and performances. This incredibly...

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THE DEEP ONES

THE DEEP ONES

By | June 12, 2016 at 1:55 am | No comments

By Morgan James From Coachella Valley to Los Angeles, from backyard parties to big clubs and hotels, DJ crew The Deep Ones never disappoint with their powerfully entertaining stage presence and broad mix of musical genres which always hit the mark. The players hold an...

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Nashville Artists Headline Hope Fueled Benefit at Palm Canyon Road House in Palm Springs

Nashville Artists Headline Hope Fueled Benefit at Palm Canyon Road House in Palm Springs

By | June 12, 2016 at 1:52 am | No comments

On Thursday, June 16th, Palm Canyon Road House will host a benefit concert for the Soroptimist International House of Hope (SHOH) in Desert Hot Springs, a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to provide recovery programs to women with substance abuse disorders. The concert...

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Blasting Echo CD Release Party for Uso-Tsuki Mendax

Blasting Echo CD Release Party for Uso-Tsuki Mendax

By | June 3, 2016 at 1:12 am | No comments

Saturday, June 4th at The Hood Bar and Pizza Celebrate with Icons of Desert Rock By Esther Sanchez Anyone involved in music knows how challenging it can be to form a band and keep it together for any length of time. Conflicting schedules, priorities, visions and...

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The Hive Minds CD Release Party at La Quinta Brewing Co. on June 10th

The Hive Minds CD Release Party at La Quinta Brewing Co. on June 10th

By | June 3, 2016 at 1:11 am | No comments

By Morgan James The Hive Minds are on fire as they gear up for the release of their album Really Don't Mind the Waiting on June 10th at La Quinta Brewing Co. The band impressed as they played live for the Presidential Campaign Rally in Cathedral City on Wednesday, whereby...

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L.A. DJ DUO BIXEL BOYS MAKING A SPLASH IN THE DESERT

L.A. DJ DUO BIXEL BOYS MAKING A SPLASH IN THE DESERT

By | June 3, 2016 at 1:10 am | No comments

By Kaitey Marie A new DJ duo is dominating the Los Angeles music and fashion scene, and they’re heading to the Coachella Valley next week. The Bixel Boys, Ian Macpherson (29) and Rob May (31), are Splash House veterans – but this year, they’re running their own stage...

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World Renowned “Ted Quinn Reality Show” at Pappy and Harriet’s Says Goodbye to Quinn and Hello to a New Era

World Renowned “Ted Quinn Reality Show” at Pappy and Harriet’s Says Goodbye to Quinn and Hello to a New Era

By | May 28, 2016 at 2:05 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan It would be impossible to talk about the wonderful evolution and magic of the now world renowned Pappy and Harriet's, recently voted "Best Live Music Venue" at the Coachella Valley Music Awards, without mentioning its equally beloved "Teddy" Quinn.  Monday...

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Introducing the Desert Soul Club: A Palm Springs Mod / Soul / Funk Dance Party!

Introducing the Desert Soul Club: A Palm Springs Mod / Soul / Funk Dance Party!

By | May 28, 2016 at 2:04 am | No comments

The Desert Soul Club is Palm Springs’ monthly mod /soul /funk dance party, bringing the True Sounds of Mod to the low desert. Created by DJ Bobby California and “DJ Lee” Joseph, the heart and soul of the Club is based on irresistible dance grooves from a universe of...

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Eclectic Pop Music to Invade the Yucca Valley Music Festival

Eclectic Pop Music to Invade the Yucca Valley Music Festival

By | May 28, 2016 at 2:03 am | No comments

Mosey Bravo will perform in concert in Yucca Valley California as part of the Towns Summer Music Festival.  Mosey Bravo is a pop rock band with catchy all-original music and a big vocal and guitar sound. The bands style melds folk /country rock, 60’s British pop, with reggae...

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Unity Frenzy

Unity Frenzy

By | May 28, 2016 at 2:02 am | No comments

By Morgan James One love. A unity of all people. Peace in a chaotic world. All themes of Reggae music popularized in the 1960's. Cut to 2016 in the Coachella Valley where the Desert Reggae scene has grown from a small, underground movement into the mainstream with bands like...

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Scarlet Lady

Scarlet Lady

By | May 19, 2016 at 11:20 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Desert Native, Luna Elizabeth Thorn, is creating a huge buzz around the Coachella Valley as she performs her live original music along with drummer, Marco Thoma, as their band, Scarlet Lady. Luna's dynamic vocal range includes aggressive screamo elements which...

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The CV Showcase Finals Winner Is… BRIDGER

The CV Showcase Finals Winner Is… BRIDGER

By | May 12, 2016 at 7:42 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez After 20 local musical acts battled over five months of preliminary rounds it came down to one kick-ass night at the Hard Rock Hotel. Saturday night, finalists Razor J & the Blades, Wicked Jed, Monreaux, Murkocet and Bridger all gave performances worthy...

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Louis Alexander

Louis Alexander

By | May 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Composer, Producer, Engineer, and killer bassist Louis Alexander is on track to make a huge splash as he begins his career composing music for video games. Louis also produces and engineers music as well as plays bass in live bands and inspires high school...

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Ludacris

Ludacris

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:18 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez With Coachella and Stagecoach 2016 now over, the desert has little time to go into music detox.  Grammy award winning artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will be performing at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8 p.m....

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THE CIRCLE – Super Band

THE CIRCLE – Super Band

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:16 am | No comments

FEATURING SAMMY HAGAR, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JASON BONHAM & VIC JOHNSON SET TO ROCK FANTASY SPRINGS IN AUGUST Rock & Roll Hall of Famer SAMMY HAGAR and his supergroup, THE CIRCLE, featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson will be performing a blowout concert on...

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Jeffrey Schoonover aka “Scoonz”

Jeffrey Schoonover aka “Scoonz”

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:13 am | No comments

By Morgan James Making our dreams into a reality! Isn't this what we all wish to do? Realizing our dreams takes a huge leap of faith, a great sacrifice, or the courage to face our worries and fears. I recently read a Facebook post from Jeffrey Schoonover aka "Scoonz"...

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Local Band’s Turn on National Stage Got Us All ‘Flustered’!

Local Band’s Turn on National Stage Got Us All ‘Flustered’!

By | April 29, 2016 at 1:12 am | No comments

By Joni Wright In a year and a half, The Flusters have propelled themselves from a relatively unknown band to local stardom on the Outdoor Stage of the country’s biggest music festival. This talented lineup consists of Doug VanSant Jr. on lead vocals/guitar, Danny White on...

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Carlos “2Toxic” Cruz

Carlos “2Toxic” Cruz

By | April 29, 2016 at 1:10 am | No comments

By Morgan James Carlos "2Toxic" Cruz is an independent performing artist, songwriter, and engineer who has worked to build a career in music. His consistent successes and networking web over his career thus far, have opened the doors for his current transition into music...

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Academy of Musical Performance

Academy of Musical Performance

By | April 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm | No comments

Announces NEW Location for Summer Program and Prepares for May 7 Open Call Academy of Musical Performance (AMP), a Coachella Valley Community Trust program, announced a new location for its second annual summer Youth Music Performance Camp to be at Shadow Hills High School...

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KCOD CoachellaFM

KCOD CoachellaFM

By | April 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm | No comments

By Morgan James With The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival happening right now in the valley, excitement abounds as coverage from all local media is frenzied. Driving among the lines of hurried Coachella goers with windows down, music up, laughing carelessly, I...

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The Bermuda: A Trifecta of Dope

The Bermuda: A Trifecta of Dope

By | April 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Friends since childhood, this trio of emcees has been honing their skills as lyricists, producers and performers for the past couple of years and now they are chomping at the bit to be heard. Feeling as though they are as ready for the local scene as the...

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Epoch Momentous

Epoch Momentous

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm | No comments

By Morgan James The lights dim, the stage is set, audience hushed. An enigmatic, booming voice announces his love for the Coachella Valley and enthusiastically thanks all of the performers and fans who have come for the show. Over the last year I have watched Abel Lujan put...

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