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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

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

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

BANKS Brings Intriguing and Inspired International Show to Coachella Stage on Fridays, April 14 & 21

BANKS Brings Intriguing and Inspired International Show to Coachella Stage on Fridays, April 14 & 21

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Imagine yourself writing songs, making music for ten years in the privacy of your room, never telling anyone your secret. Then you share your soul with someone and decide to release a somewhat anonymous song on SoundCloud. That was February 2013. By the end of...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

California Punk Band T.S.O.L. Performs at Coachella on Sundays, April 16 & 23

California Punk Band T.S.O.L. Performs at Coachella on Sundays, April 16 & 23

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm | No comments

By Jason Hall Long Beach, California circa 1978: The earth shook and the punk scene added a monumental band to an evolving southern California soundscape- T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty). From hardcore to art punk, the band varied styles on each of their albums, but made an...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

CHICANO BATMAN RETURNS TO COACHELLA WITH A REMINDER: FREEDOM IS FREE

CHICANO BATMAN RETURNS TO COACHELLA WITH A REMINDER: FREEDOM IS FREE

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Going back to move music forward, East L.A.’s Chicano Batman blends the psychedelic rock with soothing sounds of slow-jam soul of the 60’s and 70’s with a bit of Brazilian tropicalia to create a sound that is fresh and reminiscent. In 2015, they graced...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/13 - 04/19 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

Wanda Jackson – Music and Memoirs of a Maverick

Wanda Jackson – Music and Memoirs of a Maverick

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:55 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan If Wanda Jackson’s spunk, spirit and fire could be bottled and sold, it would sell out faster than the tickets to this weekend’s show at Pappy and Harriet’s.  With over 50 years in the music industry, this trail blazing, soulful growler shows...

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

BANG!BANG! Fun and Unfiltered, Making Noise from Nashville to California

BANG!BANG! Fun and Unfiltered, Making Noise from Nashville to California

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:50 pm | No comments

Friday, April 14 @ Pappy and Harriet’s with Wanda Jackson - SOLD OUT Saturday, April 15 @ Big Rock Pub, 8 pm – FREE SHOW By Lisa Morgan and Jordan Simpson BANG!BANG! is a new all-female trio making their way to Southern California by way of Nashville, Tennessee. ...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, 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

Hop Up To The Tram For Easter Sunrise Service

Hop Up To The Tram For Easter Sunrise Service

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm | No comments

By Craig Michaels For some people, getting up before the sun to celebrate Easter is a family tradition. While there are a few options for this early morning ritual, none can claim the view you get at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. One of the most breathtaking...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Good Grub, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

EASTER BRUNCH ROUNDUP

EASTER BRUNCH ROUNDUP

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm | No comments

Riviera Palm Springs Announces Easter Buffet Unlike Any Other In Town Giant lobster paella station, crab legs, salmon poke, Jack Daniels slow roasted pork ribs, oyster shooters and bottomless mimosas are just a few of the incredible items The Riviera Palm Springs is offering...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

2nd Annual CV Music Showcase Finals

2nd Annual CV Music Showcase Finals

By | April 6, 2017 at 1:07 am | No comments

From the Publisher Tracy Dietlin: This Saturday night at The Hood Bar & Pizza, 6 bands will take the stage to compete in a Battle of the Bands Showcase finals. Four preliminary competitions took place at The Hood over the last four months with the preliminary winners...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, CV Music Showcase, Feature Stories, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

The 2017 CV Music Awards Nominees

The 2017 CV Music Awards Nominees

By | April 5, 2017 at 6:17 am | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Below you will find the Nominees in 37 categories for the 2017 CV Music Awards to be held Sunday, June 4 at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs. Keep in mind that you can only vote one time from each device (one per wifi or data connection). We have several...

Posted in: Columns, CVMAs, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

INNA VISION – THE HIGHEST GRADE

INNA VISION – THE HIGHEST GRADE

By | April 5, 2017 at 6:15 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez INNA VISION Born “Michael Kamakoakeauoliokekai Lopes” Polynesian/Reggae/Dancehall artist Inna Vision grew up on the Hawaiian island of Maui and at age 12 started his first band. Currently supporting his latest release, a five song EP called Highest...

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

Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys Kick Off Festival Season at Big Rock Pub

Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys Kick Off Festival Season at Big Rock Pub

By | April 5, 2017 at 6:12 am | No comments

Thursday, April 6, Free Show 7 pm By Lisa Morgan Hide your mamas and your girlfriends – Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys (GGB) are coming to town.  The new Big Rock Pub is kicking off the month of music festivals (and testing the limits of their new house sound system),...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/06 - 04/12 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

Art Walk – End of season Sale to Benefit Loving All Animals

Art Walk – End of season Sale to Benefit Loving All Animals

By | April 5, 2017 at 4:25 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels The Art Place in the Palm Desert Design District would like to thank Coachella Valley residents for making them the premier destination for all home design and decor needs. To show their appreciation, The Art Place is inviting the public to their Art Walk...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

Viet-Fusion Hot Spot Gets A New Look to Kick Off to Year 3

Viet-Fusion Hot Spot Gets A New Look to Kick Off to Year 3

By | April 5, 2017 at 3:50 am | No comments

Owner and Chef Chad Gardner announces Pho 533 will evolve to the next phase of his vision with a new brand: 533 Viet-Fusion with all the great food and service you know plus some new items! Palm Springs restaurateur, caterer and event planner Chad Gardner has established two...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

The 15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, An International Palette

The 15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, An International Palette

By | March 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm | No comments

A Super Bloom of Color and Art Opens March 31 – April 1 & 2 Affirming the Coachella Valley’s art scene as an international destination for culture and entertainment, 200 juried artists from more than 25 countries around the world will attract over 10,000 visitors to the...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/30 - 04/05 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

Kenny Loggins Coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Friday, April 7th, 8 pm

Kenny Loggins Coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Friday, April 7th, 8 pm

By | March 29, 2017 at 5:58 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan He answered his phone and brightly greeted me with a warm, “Good morning!” as he fed his 6.5-year-old “puppy,” a Cavalier King Charles, and poured himself “much need” cup of coffee.  Kenny Loggins, the proud owner of 12 platinum albums, a pair...

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

I am – Question? Answer? Affirmation?

I am – Question? Answer? Affirmation?

By | March 29, 2017 at 4:50 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Tavares Strachan created the Desert X installation I am. Using the tenets of Vedic Philosophy mixed with the Theory of Relativity, he created the work as a means to explore the relationship between humans and their environment. He pushes the notions of...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

Pub Time at Fox & Fiddle

Pub Time at Fox & Fiddle

By | March 29, 2017 at 4:30 am | No comments

By Denise Ortuno-Neil It is a growing trend in cities around the country. Pubs are springing up in communities to bring together great food, drinks and socialization. That is the focus of the Fox & Fiddle Pub, newly opened at The River in Rancho Mirage. Pubs (Public...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Good Grub, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

CV Weekly is 5 Years Old!

CV Weekly is 5 Years Old!

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin It's hard to believe that we are actually celebrating our 5 years in print with this week's issue. It seems like just a year ago I was out talking to people about the new publication I was starting, with my mock paper in hand, with BB Ingle on the...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

PAUL RODGERS (BAD COMPANY, FREE, THE FIRM) READY TO ROCK FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25

PAUL RODGERS (BAD COMPANY, FREE, THE FIRM) READY TO ROCK FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 25

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin It’s no secret that Paul Rodgers has one of the most distinctive and respected voices in rock music history. He first garnered  popularity with the international hit song “All Right Now,” back in 1970 with his band Free, who went on to release four...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Promise Kept with New Masterpiece Album in Progress

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Promise Kept with New Masterpiece Album in Progress

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan While it was clear Neil Young could have held us captive on his own during his first weekend performance at Desert Trip 2016, the entrance of his band of choice, Promise of the Real, featuring Lukas and Micah Nelson, took things to a whole other level of sound...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Dana Carvey Performs at Fantasy Springs Friday, March 24

Dana Carvey Performs at Fantasy Springs Friday, March 24

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Dana Carvey burst on the comedic scene back in the mid-80s as part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. During his 6 year stint on the show he created many memorable characters including “Church Lady,” “Garth” and Hans” to name a few. He also brought...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Hope for Isaiah, Four Year Old Cancer Fighter

Hope for Isaiah, Four Year Old Cancer Fighter

By | March 22, 2017 at 9:09 am | No comments

Live Music and FUNdraising at Big Rock Pub, Monday, March 27th, 6 pm By Tanya Moreno, Desi Strong Foundation Meet four-year-old Isaiah. He has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer for over a year now. He loves his Marvel Comics superheroes, especially The...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017