Tachevah 2014: Yip Yops, CIVX, One11, CLASSIXX

Second annual event showcases local music groups



Yip Yops guitarists Ison Van Winkle (left) and Jacob Gutierrez jam during a number at Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party April 16.

Photo by Jim Powers

 

In a celebration of a growing local music scene, the second annual Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party debuted three Coachella Valley bands April 16 prior to two headliners who were once in their position.

The Yip Yops, a Coachella Valley band comprised of high school-aged members, opened with a no-holds bar performance followed by CIVX, which has been together just since January and was also making its first appearance in a festival setting. They announced during their performance that they had been picked by Goldenvoice to play at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for Weekend 2, April 18-20.

One11 made its first appearance and made it count, belting out a series of songs from their new album, which is available for free download from its website.

CLASSIXX, one of two headliner groups, used an on-stage TV screen to add to its visually-appealing set, and Fitz and The Tantrums closed out the show in front of the Spa Casino Resort in downtown Palm Springs.

See related stories:

Like what you're reading? Then "Like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter.

Add your comment:
Desert Guide

Related Articles

Explore Palm Springs: La Plaza Shopping Center

Still a thriving shopping center, La Plaza breathes life into Palm Springs' downtown shopping district just as it has done for more than 70 years.

Lasers Light Up Fantasy Springs Bowling Center

Turn off the lights at Fantasy Springs Bowling Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, and one of America’s oldest recreational sports literally illuminates a whole new persona - laser bowling.

The Purple Room Audience May Recognize Shelagh Ratner's Voice First

Once she appears Sept. 20 at The Purple Room Restaurant & Stage in Palm Springs, it’s likely audience members will have an “aha!” moment upon hearing Shelagh Ratner’s voice.

Charles Busch Brings His Own Show to Copa Palm Springs

Charles Busch, who has portrayed female characters for most of his theater career, will personify Old Hollywood in his solo desert show debut.

Max Adler Delves into Gay Character Again With 'Saugatuck Cures'

Max Adler, known for his breakout role on 'Glee', has a busy fall in store between three films and two TV shows, but locally he can be seen in 'Saugatuck Cures' during Cinema Diverse Palm Springs.

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.