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Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Noe Gutierrez You may know Iron Mike Tyson as the youngest heavyweight-boxing champion of the world at age 20 or as a movie star from the trilogy of Hangover films. One thing is certain; he has rolled with the punches and is passionate about his endeavor, the 420-acre entertainment complex, Tyson Ranch. With the success of last February’s KIND...
By Rachel Montoya Henry’s Original cannabis hails from clean green certified greenhouse farmers in Mendocino County. Found in over 250 dispensaries throughout California, the company prides themselves on being grassroots, affordable, and authentic. During the week you can find Community Manager Sarah or Territory Manager Michelle at a number of dispensaries offering deals and education throughout the Coachella Valley. Offering 8th...
Performing on the Gobi Stage at Coachella on Sunday April 21st By Noe Gutierrez In 2017, her first alternative knockout single, “No Roots,” went to No. 1 and exploded into an international smash. With the breakout success of her EP No Roots, Alice Merton made the logical next maneuver and recorded a phenomenal LP. Her debut album MINT was released January...
By Rich Henrich This young New Zealand band took The Rolling Stones stage by storm! Meet Drax Project coming off their latest hit single “Woke Up Late,” featuring multi-platinum-selling artist and Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld and their music video features YouTube star Liza Koshy, who made a surprise appearance for the show. We caught up with the band in an...

Wallows

By Noe Gutierrez Los Angeles-based trio, Wallows, which includes, Braeden Lemasters (vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar), Cole Preston (drums, backing vocals), Dylan Minnette (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards) have played major festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Life Is Beautiful, and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Wallows are now gearing up for another headlining tour, which they’ll...
By Crystal Harrell Hacienda-style corridors and the soft twinkling of a lounge-style piano lead you to the fine dining experience awaiting you at Morgan’s in the Desert inside the La Quinta Resort & Club. Receiving the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2016, the restaurant is a Coachella Valley connoisseur’s dream destination with locally selected ingredients promoting the bounty of...
By Michelle Ann Rizzio Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a representative of Select, a cartridge and oil company offering a range of products. I looked over the dispensary’s selection of the brand and found one of their Elite cartridges that caught my eye--Durban Poison. This caught my eye because I am currently working on shedding my winter body...
Nine Cities Weigh in on the Growing Marijuana Industry By Heidi Simmons California legalized the adult consumption of marijuana January 2018.  Anyone 21 years and older -- with a legal identification -- can purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary. Fifteen months into legalization, and the Coachella Valley is working hard to become one of the State’s foremost providers of cannabis and its...
Wednesday, April 24 By Chris Clemens El Paseo Shopping District will once again welcome the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Wednesday April 24, as they make deliveries to restaurants on El Paseo on their way to the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. They will be unloaded and hitched on the frontage road parallel to Highway 74 behind the Daily Grill beginning at 12:45...

Chihuahua Palooza

We’ve started a tradition here in the desert that will only get more amazing each year as we gather our pack of Chihuahua loving animal enthusiasts. Venus de Fido along with their fabulous friends and sponsors: Loving All Animals, CV Weekly, Pet Companion Magazine, Spoiled Dog Designs, PSA Organica and Club DSS are excited to present our 2nd Annual...
By Eleni P. Austin                 Probably the biggest rush for any music lover is discovering new music. A new musical obsession can almost wipe away your worry and distract from your trials and tribulations. It’s especially bittersweet to encounter music from a musician who has been around for decades, but never really gotten his due. Such is the case for...
Clean, Simple, Pure By Esther Sanchez During these ever-evolving times in the world of legalized cannabis, it seems as though one of the biggest changes we are seeing is what the retail spaces for these products look like. Most of us think of walking into a plain building off the beaten path with poor signage. Then making your way into a...
By Janet McAfee Our eyes locked when I spotted this lovely large black dog in the shelter kennel.  Her gaze had a magical, knowing quality.  Her chances of making it out alive from the San Bernardino County shelter at Devore were not good considering her color and size.  We rescued her for www.lovingallanimals.org.  Sapa went to a wonderful foster home...
By Rick Riozza Well—I think the simple answer—and maybe even in chronological order—is mother’s milk, water, juice and herbal teas, and then wine. I remember when the Christian Evangelical bunch were showing off their new wristbands that had the initials WWJD.  This was the quick fix moniker to remember What Would Jesus Do?  In other words, when the Christian is faced...
By Aaron Ramson Like most communities, the craft beer scene is filled with chicken-littles who cannot stop themselves from letting everyone else know that the sky is falling. With every brewery closure, regardless of rhyme or reason, these keyboard-ready alarmists do nothing to fight their insatiable urges to share stories of AB InBev buyouts and nano brewery shut downs. “The...
By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: MISSING LINK He’s 8 feet tall, covered in fur, and weighs in at 630 lbs.  But don’t let that frighten or fool you.  He’s a sweet, funny and frankly adorable living legend tired of his lonely life in the Pacific Northwest. Dubbed “Mr. Link” by intrepid English explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) who guides him on...
By Heidi Simmons As the cannabis industry expands, it is hard to get a handle on the blossoming nature of the business.  There is so much information on marijuana’s healing and psychoactive affects, but what about the related businesses and cannabis commerce?  Living in California, it’s time to do the best we can to better understand the mainstream uses of...
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna “Searching for a hidden Easter basket is an activity that children of all ages enjoy, however, there can be a few problems if parents are not careful,” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Candy & Toy Safety: In order to prevent choking, avoid hard, round candy; thick or sticky candy; or candy with nuts. Caramel, sour balls and...
By Haddon Libby In 2018, the first year of legal, recreational cannabis sales in California, legal sales of the product DECLINED from $3 billion in 2017 to $2.5 billion in 2018 reports GreenEdge and the New York Times.  How is that possible?  Sales were up 25% in the first few months of 2018? I posed that question to local expert, Joe Wallace...
I say What You Never Wanted To Know, because no one wants to be arrested for a DUI and have to deal with jail, costs, stress, time wasted in court and classes etc. However to understand a DUI, you need to understand you do not have to be drunk. The correct charge is a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)....
By Dee Jae Cox In 1928, the world was in its happy place. It had survived WWI, Hitler was not yet a threat, Micky Mouse made his film debut, sliced bread hit the market and the stock market crash (triggering the great depression,) was still a year away. Berlin, Germany had become the third largest municipality in the world and...
By Elizabeth Scarcella and Aimee Mosco There are many agents that get us “high”, that cause us to transcend our current state and enter into another world. Most consider narcotics, alcohol and pharmaceuticals to be the most sought after substances to achieve this nirvana, however, I believe there is a drug that is even more powerful. L-O-V-E. Love does something different to us...

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

© Copyright 2019 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): French writer Simone de Beauvoir sent a letter to her lover, Aries author Nelson Algren. She wrote, "I like so much the way you are so greedy about life and yet so quiet, your eager greediness and your patience, and your way of not asking much of life and yet taking...
BY RUTH HILL R.N. As CV Weekly celebrates its seven years of publication this month, I look back at the three years of progress I’ve made as a cannabis nurse navigator. The cannabis horizon sparks of glowing opportunities waiting for the visionary provider to seize the moment. Medical professionals across the country from nurses, physicians, biologist, chemist and pharmacist are...
By Quentin Dusastre The Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN), is a trade organization created to prioritize growth and overcome challenges facing the legal cannabis industry. Members (125 and growing daily) are businesses working in the supply chain of the cannabis industry, ancillary businesses supporting it, local governments, and interested individuals. They have come together and have put the Coachella...
Public Invited to 4/20 Celebration with Live DJ, Street Tacos and Vendor Booths Designed for both the fully initiated and newly curious, The Leaf El Paseo is delighted to invite guests to discover its state-of-the-art showroom, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and curated inventory of superior cannabis products for medical, therapeutic and recreational use. The Leaf will host its inaugural 4/20 celebration...
By Michelle Ann Rizzio On Friday, April 12, I stopped by the grand opening of Palm Desert’s newest dispensary, Royal Highness. The event was a wonderful celebration of the new gorgeous dispensary with many vendors with exclusive deals, food, music, and a mobile smoking lounge by MJ Tours sponsored by Platinum Vapes. Vendors like Select Oil, Canndescent, Platinum Vapes, Henry’s...
BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO Are you a cannabis user in the Coachella Valley who is ready to step out of the shadows and find community? Are you longing for the gone days of the golden years of socializing? Huzzah! You’re in luck because now you can quench your nostalgia for a good time at the Puff Parlour located on the...
Trending for 2019:  Paleo Cannabis Edibles   With the legalization of cannabis, food products infused with cannabis extract (referred to as edibles) have emerged as a popular way to enjoy it both medicinally and recreationally.  While there are plenty of sugary cookie and candy options on the market, there are also delicious options that satisfy healthy lifestyles. When selecting products, first...
WITH 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU IN CATHEDRAL CITY & PALM DESERT By Michelle Ann Rizzio West Coast Cannabis Club features a location in Cathedral City on Ramon, and a location in Palm Desert off Deep Canyon and HWY 111. After finding success at their location in Cathedral City between 2017-2018, their long awaited Palm Desert location opened in late 2018....
By Rich Henrich The year was 1999, and Goldenvoice brought a mix of indie rock, EDM, and hip-hop together at the Empire Polo Field for just $50 for a day pass. The stages were graced by Beck, Rage Against the Machine, the Chemical Brothers and Moby. The first year was rough but a future star was born! Twenty years later,...
By Esther Sanchez Last Sunday evening, The Hood Bar and Pizza once again played host to the 5th round of competition for the 4th Annual CV Music Showcase where the desert’s best musicians from multiple genres go head to head with their eye on the final prize which includes, $2,000 cash, studio recording time with David Williams owner of Melrose...
Palm Springs Fashion Week (PSFW), today announced its line-up of fashion designers and artists for its 2019 Spring Fashion and Beauty show taking place on April 11, 12 and 13 at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs. PSFW is bringing the best in music festival fashion and beauty to the Coachella Valley with beauty pop-up cabanas of leading hair stylists,...
Voting begins Thursday, April 11 and ends Sunday, May 2 at midnight. http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/votecvma19 Best Band Giselle Woo and The Night Owls Caxton Mega Sun Desert Rhythm Project The Flusters Brightener House of Broken Promises The After Lashes Ocho Ojos Slipping Into Darkness Best Rock Band John Garcia and the Band of Gold Blasting Echo Sleazy Cortez Mega Sun The Hellions Death in Pretty Wrapping Black Water Gospel The Classy Mother Fuckers Giselle Woo and the Night Owls Best Metal Band House of Broken...
Thursday April 11 ‘Hear Me Out’ Vinyl Available Friday 4/12/19 By Noe Gutierrez The critically-acclaimed three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band Reignwolf is headlining Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown this Thursday, April 11th in support of their long-awaited, highly anticipated debut full-length album, Hear Me Out, which was just released March 1st. Providing support for this show only are special guests IRONTOM! Doors open at...
By Crystal Harrell There’s an 80s time capsule tucked away in Palm Springs in the form of Glitch—a restaurant and barcade that boasts over twenty classic arcade games and just had their soft launch on March 28.  The eatery specializes in Asian street food served within a retro ambience of neon and classic pop culture, emphasizing the word ‘comfort’ in...
BY TALIE ROSA I had the opportunity to sit down with Tysen Knight in the wake of the world premiere of his latest documentary “Homeless Street Artist”. Tysen is equally known for both his street-style, boldly colorful art, and beautifully produced films that bring us to the streets to meet the most interesting cast of characters. This is Tysen’s second film...

Wallows

By Noe Gutierrez Los Angeles-based trio, Wallows, which includes, Braeden Lemasters (vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar), Cole Preston (drums, backing vocals), Dylan Minnette (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards) have played major festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Life Is Beautiful, and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Wallows are now gearing up for another headlining tour, which they’ll kick...
By Noe Gutierrez Imagine this…the seemingly subdued Hayden Capuozzo is walking in New York City seeking a secluded and quiet spot away from the noise of construction and the disruption of vehicle and foot traffic to be interviewed by cell phone for Coachella Valley Weekly in anticipation of his Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival debut. So, in a few...
By Tricia Witkower Coachella Valley is the land of festivals. With two weeks of Coachella, Stagecoach, and many other festivals throughout the year (Rhythm, Wine, and Brews and the one-off legendary Desert Trip) we’ve earned our spot on the map as a live music destination. What locals know, and many visitors don’t, is that there is so much more to...

Publisher’s Pick

By Tracy Dietlin To help all of you festival attendees navigate the waters while you’re here in town I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite restaurants, bars and spas. These are places that never let me down and I hope you will enjoy them too. Let’s start with Big Rock Pub in Indio at. Obviously you’re...
Gadi’s Bar & Grill April 13, 2019 2 p.m. By Noe Gutierrez Recently in Joshua Tree, Champion, a pit bull mix, was shot in the face with buckshot and beaten so badly he was taken to Malibu Coast Animal Hospital for surgery to remove the pellets that were embedded into his skull and several teeth that had to be removed due...
By Dee Jae Cox Audrey Cefaly’s new play, “Maytag Virgin,”  Dezart Performs final season offering, has all of the makings of a good play.  The dialogue is well written, witty and insightful.  The characters, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Nash and Jack Key, are very likable and who doesn’t love a good love story with a slow southern burn leading to an anticipated...
By Eleni P. Austin                 For better or worse, the female vocalist that defined L.A. Rock in the ‘70s was Linda Ronstadt. The Tucson, Arizona native was born in 1946, the third of four kids. Her father, Gilbert, came from a pioneering ranching family and was English, German and Mexican. Her mom, Ruth was originally from Michigan. Her father, Lloyd...
By Angela Romeo Desert X will be winding up as Coachella and Stagecoach swarms the valley. But these are not the only happenings. The fifth season of Desert Hot Springs Springs Classical Concerts continues with a performance by soprano Stacey Fraser and pianist Alastair Edmonstone at Grace Church. The concert takes place at 4pm on Sunday, April 14th at Grace Church,...
By Janet McAfee He was a magnificent animal, with a beautiful fluffy coat that hinted this German Shepherd might be part Malamute.  Incredibly, he was not adopted after a month at the San Bernardino City Shelter.  Volunteer Magen Arquette took a special interest in the Shepherd, and named him Miles.  Magen requested and received an extension for his time there,...
By Rick Riozza So I recently spoke with wine steward Mike at the Ralph’s Market in Indio.  For those who know the area, this Ralphs is right down the street from the valley’s famed Empire Polo Club which itself is the venue home to the Coachella Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival in our valley in the...

MISSISSIPI MUD

By Aaron Ramson I used to have this friend Chris who ordered a Snakebite every time we went out to a bar. He’d drink pint after pint until he was inevitably throwing up nachos and beer foam in the back alley of the pub, and not a once did I ever ask him what a Snakebite was. I always imagined...
Performing on Coachella Sundays By Noe Gutierrez Grammy-nominated for the 2018 Best Dance/Electronic Album for Treehouse and 2016 Best Dance Recording for Drinkee, the potent musical duo SofI Tukker are graciously returning to the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Coachella Valley Weekly was enlightened by the wide-ranging conversation as we spoke via Bluetooth as they drove to rehearsal for...

WORD!

By Robin E. Simmons NOW SHOWING: SHAZAM! Horrormeister David Sandberg (“Lights Out,” “Annabelle: Creation”) directs Henry Gayden’s witty and heartfelt screenplay that expounds on the notion that we all have an inner superhero just waiting for the right magic to bring it out.  All 14-year-old brooding runaway Billy Batson (Asher Angel) needs to do to make that happen is shout one word “Shazam!”...

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