Week 04/13 – 04/19 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

Grace Mitchell Sings Generational Anthem, Ready to Rock Sunday at Coachella

Grace Mitchell Sings Generational Anthem, Ready to Rock Sunday at Coachella

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Last year, nineteen year old, definition-be-damned rocker Grace Mitchell was just another fan in the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival crowd enjoying the springtime ritual of our beloved valley. This year, she brings a hit battle cry for a generation of...

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

Indie Band Blossoms Perform at Coachella April 15 & 22

Indie Band Blossoms Perform at Coachella April 15 & 22

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Indie band Blossoms just completed a strong tour throughout their homeland in the UK promoting their self-titled album which released in August of last year and went to #1 in the UK within its first week. Exploding into popularity now in the US and around the...

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

Australian Psychedelic Rock Band POND Perform at Coachella Sundays, April 16 & 23 

Australian Psychedelic Rock Band POND Perform at Coachella Sundays, April 16 & 23 

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm | No comments

And take the stage at Pappy & Harriet’s Monday, April 17 By Jason Hall Pond is an amazing Australian psychedelic rock band. If you haven't heard them, give them a listen. It's worth it. Pond features a revolving lineup and shares members with fellow Australian...

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

Surfbort Performs at Coachella

Surfbort Performs at Coachella

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm | No comments

(Above Feature Photo by Zooey Jolivet) By Jason Hall Surfbort is a Brooklyn based band formed in 2014. They have made a name for themselves locally in NYC, and the word is spreading fast. They will be touring with The Black Lips all of May. I got turned on to Surfbort...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, 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

McCallum Theater Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary Season

McCallum Theater Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary Season

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Morning sunlight shines through the multi-story windows of the McCallum Theater’s majestic main lobby.  Its three large chandeliers refract spots of color around the walls, and on rows of folding chairs.  On this day, the foyer bar offers free...

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

LAURA MARLING “Semper Femina” (More Alarming Records

LAURA MARLING “Semper Femina” (More Alarming Records

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin “We’ve not got long you know, to bask in the afterglow/Once it’s gone it’s gone, Love waits for no one.” That’s Laura Marling sharing some hard won wisdom on her newest album Semper Femina. Laura Marling grew up in Hampshire, England, the...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, 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

Day Club Complete Lineup for April 14-16 and 21-23 Palm Springs Pool Parties

Day Club Complete Lineup for April 14-16 and 21-23 Palm Springs Pool Parties

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm | No comments

Chris Lake, Justin Martin, Anna Lunoe, Jai Wolf, Gryffin (DJ Set), Ape Drums, Wax Motif, Party Favor, Kap Slap, Elephante, Swizzymack and more join Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Sasha, Hot Since 82, Martinez Brothers, Madeon, and Nicky Romero Day Club has another star-studded...

Posted in: Columns, Events, 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

Celebrating National Poetry Month! A Spoken Word Performance by CHIP MILLER

Celebrating National Poetry Month! A Spoken Word Performance by CHIP MILLER

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm | No comments

Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM. Published Poet, Songwriter, Humorist, Fine Artist, Screenwriter Award-­-Winning Filmmaker, and Recording Artist You’re Invited to Attend a Rare Spoken Word Performance by Longtime La Quinta Resident, Chip Miller. A Q&A will Follow this...

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

They All Sang My Songs – The Music of Jack Lawrence

They All Sang My Songs – The Music of Jack Lawrence

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo  Music is very much a part of the Coachella Valley. We are fortunate to have all genres of music - from rock to jazz to classical and everything in between. The Valley is also home to very talented musical artists. On April 14 and 15 five of those very...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Paparazzi – Art Of Jazz

Paparazzi – Art Of Jazz

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm | No comments

By Patte Purcell Did you know there is a very cool new art district in Cathedral City? Neither did I, until I started looking for a gallery to hold a Jazz/Art/420 friendly event. We took a drive to see Rebecca Fine Art Gallery and were delighted with what we saw.  What...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, 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

Easter’s Edgy Imbibes

Easter’s Edgy Imbibes

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm | No comments

By Rick Riozza Winner Winner, Easter Dinner!!—or something like that.  As opposed to feeling the pressure of coming up with an out-of-this world Easter dinner wine pairing that puts you and your reputation to the head of the vino class 101—relax, relish a quaff, and...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Little Red: A “Vicktory” Dog

Little Red: A “Vicktory” Dog

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm | No comments

By Janet McAfee On April 2, 2017, a dog named Little Red passed away, just 6 days before Dog Fighting Awareness Day, which is always observed on April 8. Little Red was one of the 50 surviving dogs rescued from Michael Vick's notorious dog fighting operation. This famous...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Justice League: Potential Box Office Powerhouse or a CGI headache?

Justice League: Potential Box Office Powerhouse or a CGI headache?

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm | No comments

By Thomas Novak Warner Brothers and DC Comics recently unveiled the full trailer for the new Justice League film. It’s directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Henry Cavil as Superman. This film not only has the potential to...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

GEEZER GANG STRIKES AGAIN! 

GEEZER GANG STRIKES AGAIN! 

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons  NOW PLAYING: GOING IN STYLE The real – and only attraction here is the great cast.  But other than that, the film is a let down – especially if you were expecting big laughs from a crude and rude storyline. This update of 1979’s...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller Stories ----- Does happiness come naturally, or does it take a conscious effort to be happy?  Some women find happiness to be more elusive when they surrender control to the men in their lives in Mary Miller’s...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

I Don’t Know What To Believe Anymore….

I Don’t Know What To Believe Anymore….

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm | No comments

By Slim Man There was a story on the Internet about a doctor who gave butt implants to women in Florida. The doctor was a woman, and the butt implants had cement in them. I feel sorry for the women who went through that horror. But it got me thinking, and you know that’s...

Posted in: Columns, Slim Man, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Avoid Investment Mistakes

Avoid Investment Mistakes

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm | No comments

By Haddon Libby Will the stock markets go up or down from here?  Depending on who you listen to, we are at the precipice of a utopian future, fiscal Armageddon or some combination of both.  As such, what is an investor to do? When investing, do not let your...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

COACHELLA IS HERE THIS WEEKEND…BEWARE!

COACHELLA IS HERE THIS WEEKEND…BEWARE!

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Why do I say Coachella is here.....Beware? Isn't Coachella supposed to be fun for everyone...especially when the third day is also Easter? Because of the expected crowds there is a greater chance for Accidents and DUI'S. Of course with Coachella you also have...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Snakes Eyes – They’re Watching!

Snakes Eyes – They’re Watching!

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm | No comments

We know all about those snakes at work that slither around trying to work their way into promotions, office social circles and politics, or even belly up to the boss. They’ll do anything (even bite you in the back) as long as it benefits them. But the snake I’m talking...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

NBA Playoffs A Week Away…

NBA Playoffs A Week Away…

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler As of April, 10, 2017, the Golden State Warriors have won 14 games in a row, and are the clear favorite to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this season. What isn't clear is what teams the Warriors will vanquish on their way to the title. Will we finally...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm | No comments

Week of April 13 © Copyright 2017 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Before visiting Sicily for the first time, American poet Billy Collins learned to speak Italian. In his poem "By a Swimming Pool Outside Siracusa," he describes how the new language is changing his...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Hey Festival-Goers… Stay Hydrated!

Hey Festival-Goers… Stay Hydrated!

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile The next 3 weekends bring Coachella and Stagecoach to the valley. And with that comes heat related injuries from the high desert temperatures. Here are a few tips for festival-goers. Second Degree Burns This type of burn causes significant skin...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Festival Haircare and Styles: The 3 Must-Haves for Coachella and Stagecoach

Festival Haircare and Styles: The 3 Must-Haves for Coachella and Stagecoach

By | April 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm | No comments

By Maily O'Neil During the festivals these 3 styling products will keep you looking great throughout the festivities- Sunscreen for hair- This protects all the UV rays from our hot desert sun. Scalp burns are the worst! Thermal Protector- We all know how many hair...

Posted in: Columns, Mai Beauty, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

WE ARE ALL SURVIVORS

WE ARE ALL SURVIVORS

By | April 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison We are all survivors in this life.  Each of us has endured some sort of crisis.  We are still here, surviving, and moving forward with our lives.  Life lends its ups and downs.  If you haven’t figured it out by now… that is what life is...

Posted in: Columns, Mind, Body & Spirit, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017