50 Years of Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson chats about the evolution of the group’s sound and whatever became of Gerald Bostock.
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
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 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 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,
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
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
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
“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
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
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