Lizzy and The Triggermen play Vintage Vibe

Desert Oasis and Vintage Vibe Festival Debut in October

Two big music events make their mark in the desert.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment

If you were worried we might experience a shortage of music festivals this fall because of the lack of encore by Oldchella (ahem, Desert Trip), dust off your geo-print caftan because October is ripe with frolicsome festivities. Two new fests, Desert Oasis and Vintage Vibe Festival, supplement the scene with a range of old-school hip hop, punk rock, and hipster-friendly

Trini Lopez and Joe Chavira

Making History, Again

At the age of 80, Palm Springs' Trini Lopez is writing his own songs in a collaboration spurred by fellow musician Joe Chavira.

JIM POWERS Arts & Entertainment

In early 1964, Trini Lopez shared the stage at a popular music hall in Paris, France, with a group he had never heard about before. “You’re going to be sharing the bill with a group called The Beatles,” Lopez recalled being told by promoters. “I didn’t know who they were. I didn’t. You know? It was great. We did great.

The Doobie Brothers

“Listen to the Music,” All the Time

Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston reveals the secret ingredient behind the band’s brand of indelible sing-alongs.

Mike Mettler Arts & Entertainment

The Doobie Brothers seem to be as popular today as they were during their 1970s heyday, and founding guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston has a theory as to why that’s the case: It’s all about connecting with people. “That [decade] was the zenith of our career, and we were everywhere,” says Johnston. But the appeal of the band’s music hasn’t fizzled and

Splash House June 2017

Life is a Ball at Splash House

Sunglasses, swimsuits, and the life aquatic makes for a poolside music experience unique to Palm Springs.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Splash House Palm Springs fosters an intimate yet riotous environment that takes the music festival concept out of the sweltering desert landscape and brings it poolside. Splash House Splash House has grown from approximately 600 people in 2013 to nearly 6,000 for its most recent installment, June 9-11, according to festival organizers. Festivalgoers are shuttled between the Renaissance, the Riviera,

splash house

5 Tracks to Get You Hyped for Splash House

The first weekend, June 9-11, brings DJs spinning at three Palm Springs hotels for three times the fun.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

The DJs will spin their music at three Palm Springs hotels, providing three times the fun for the first weekend of Splash House, June 9-11. A second weekend is slated Aug. 11-13, at the same three hotels. Coachella’s stepchild festival is bringing heart-thumping music poolside for the fifth year. Big Gigantic performed on day one of the Coachella Valley Music

amtrac

Just the Ticket

Amtrac rides into Splash House fresh from his first appearance at Coachella and starting his own label.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

With triple digit weather in place, it’s time for the ultimate pool party. Grab your bikini, trunks, sunglasses and sunscreen and fully submerge yourself in the Palm Springs summer feels. Celebrating its fifth year, Splash House 2017 is two weekends of non-stop splash dancing and sexy pool vibes. The Palm Springs venues include The Renaissance, The Riviera Resort, and The

One Night Only

“One Night Only” Benefits Jewish Family Service, April 20, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

Composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has said he wanted to give audiences “songs they could whistle as they left the theater and take home in their pockets.” Michael Childers made certain that happened for attendees of his One Night Only – Hello Jerry event, a tribute to Herman benefiting Jewish Family Service of the Desert. Childers, who has produced One

placido domingo

Bravos for Placido Domingo’s Show and VIP Dinner, March 27, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

“King of Opera” Placido Domingo and renowned soprano Ana María Martínez dazzled spectators at The Show at Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, part of the annual Palm Springs Life Festival. The duo performed with the L.A. Opera Orchestra conducted by Grant Gershon. Domingo performed arias from La Traviata, Franz Lehár’s “Dein is Mein Ganzes Herz” from The

Coachella Ferris Wheel

7 Most Memorable Moments of Coachella 2017

From Radiohead’s bout with aliens to a sing-along of Lion King with composer Hans Zimmer, Weekends 1 and 2 packed a major punch.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

You may not initially think that the sound going out on the massive main Coachella 2017 stage would be a great moment (more like three excruciatingly long moments), but a lesser artist might have folded and left the stage for good in disgust.  This happened to me at Lalapalooza during The Breeders in 1994 in San Diego, after some moron

steve lieberman

In the Right Light

SJ Lighting founder Steve Lieberman energizes and illuminates Coachella's Yuma Tent.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

The big beat drops, timed perfectly with spectacular light choreography, are responsible for those glorious goose bumps and contagious grins on the dance floor. And the man driving these emotional responses and sensory overload at nearly every large EDM festival around the world will be at the Yuma tent again during Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts