Local 622 @ BIRBA - May, 2019

MAY 2019, LINE-UP

5/2 -    The Adobe Collective (Psychedelic Folk)    The Adobe Collective is a musical project based in the Mojave desert of Southern California just outside of Joshua Tree. Following a crowdfunding campaign that fully paid for CD and vinyl copies of their self titled debut album, they appeared in many versatile live performance styles —from intimate duo acoustic performances at small local venues; to rowdy roadhouse band sets at the world famous Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace; all the way up to an 8-piece band on the main stage at the Joshua Tree Music festival.   Links:   https://www.facebook.com/TheAdobeCollective   https://www.theadobecollective.com

5/2 - The Adobe Collective (Psychedelic Folk)

The Adobe Collective is a musical project based in the Mojave desert of Southern California just outside of Joshua Tree. Following a crowdfunding campaign that fully paid for CD and vinyl copies of their self titled debut album, they appeared in many versatile live performance styles —from intimate duo acoustic performances at small local venues; to rowdy roadhouse band sets at the world famous Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace; all the way up to an 8-piece band on the main stage at the Joshua Tree Music festival.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/TheAdobeCollective
https://www.theadobecollective.com

5/9 - Ben Robinson

5/9 - Ben Robinson

5/16 -    Matthew Claborn    (Acoustic Americana, Folk, Soul)     Links :   https://www.facebook.com/matt.claborn.5

5/16 - Matthew Claborn (Acoustic Americana, Folk, Soul)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/matt.claborn.5

5/23 -    AnnaChristie    (Etherial Folk Rock)   Annachristie has had a long romance singing in the subways of NYC sharing her music with the transient city traveling relentlessly with a vigor for adventure that you can taste when she sings. She is a true minstrel looking to sing you a song on the way, a siren luring you to look at the ocean.    Links:    https://www.facebook.com/annachristiemusic/  Music:  annachristiesapphire.lnk.to/PictureOfYou

5/23 - AnnaChristie (Etherial Folk Rock)

Annachristie has had a long romance singing in the subways of NYC sharing her music with the transient city traveling relentlessly with a vigor for adventure that you can taste when she sings. She is a true minstrel looking to sing you a song on the way, a siren luring you to look at the ocean.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/annachristiemusic/
Music: annachristiesapphire.lnk.to/PictureOfYou

5/30 -    Black Market Jazz    (Smokey Jazz Trio)   Local feel good jazz trio.    Links:    https://www.facebook.com/blackmarketjazz

5/30 - Black Market Jazz (Smokey Jazz Trio)

Local feel good jazz trio.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/blackmarketjazz

Local 622 @ BIRBA - April, 2019

APRIL, 2019 LINE-UP

Courtney Chambers (Soulful Singer Songwriter)  Courtney Chambers is a diverse artist who continues to push the boundaries and explore new musical territories. Her ability to seamlessly play across genres makes it hard to pigeon-hole this singer/songwriter.   https://www.courtneychambers.net/home

Courtney Chambers (Soulful Singer Songwriter)

Courtney Chambers is a diverse artist who continues to push the boundaries and explore new musical territories. Her ability to seamlessly play across genres makes it hard to pigeon-hole this singer/songwriter.

https://www.courtneychambers.net/home

4/11- Symara Stone (Smokey Blues, Jazz, Singer Songwriter)   Born in Sunny Palm Springs California in early 1986, singer/songwriter Symara Stone was a born a performer! Known for her incessant humor, deep direct raw lyrics, & jazzy motown bluesy croon this girl has been taking the stage since she was a youngster. Her passion for writing songs fueled with her life experience has created an ongoing self-taught creative process that she can't stop. Writing a song per day is common in the Stone residence. Symara loves people, animals, music, art, dance, self-expression of all forms, & yoga! Her songs deal with death, love, heartbreak, nature, sobriety, & addiction. She is said to channel all the bad & good she feels into song, and uses songwriting as a way to heal herself with sound. Open to all genres, Symara's songs never are catapulted into one box. When a country song appears in her heart, a country song she will write. Electronica, Downtempo, Ambient, Indie, Indie pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Techno, Dub-step, Tribal, Folk, Mantras, Gospel, Ska, Dixie, Reggae, Funk, Motown, & Soul are just some genres that leap into her fingers when plucking her Ibanez Acoustic Electric Guitar. Piecing together the melody and lyric in her head, her songs come to life and even more so when she's on stage singing in front of you with her big smile & big soul.   https://www.facebook.com/SymaraStone/    www.soundcloud.com/symarastone

4/11- Symara Stone (Smokey Blues, Jazz, Singer Songwriter)

Born in Sunny Palm Springs California in early 1986, singer/songwriter Symara Stone was a born a performer! Known for her incessant humor, deep direct raw lyrics, & jazzy motown bluesy croon this girl has been taking the stage since she was a youngster. Her passion for writing songs fueled with her life experience has created an ongoing self-taught creative process that she can't stop. Writing a song per day is common in the Stone residence. Symara loves people, animals, music, art, dance, self-expression of all forms, & yoga! Her songs deal with death, love, heartbreak, nature, sobriety, & addiction. She is said to channel all the bad & good she feels into song, and uses songwriting as a way to heal herself with sound. Open to all genres, Symara's songs never are catapulted into one box. When a country song appears in her heart, a country song she will write. Electronica, Downtempo, Ambient, Indie, Indie pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Techno, Dub-step, Tribal, Folk, Mantras, Gospel, Ska, Dixie, Reggae, Funk, Motown, & Soul are just some genres that leap into her fingers when plucking her Ibanez Acoustic Electric Guitar. Piecing together the melody and lyric in her head, her songs come to life and even more so when she's on stage singing in front of you with her big smile & big soul.

https://www.facebook.com/SymaraStone/

www.soundcloud.com/symarastone

4/18 - Desert Rhythm Project Acoustic (Soul, Funk, Reggae)    Desert Rhythm Project Is A Neo-Roots, Reggae, Funk, Soul Band From California's Mojave Desert. Fronted By Desert Natives Michael Reyes And Bryanna Evaro Who Have Created Their Own Unique Style Comprised Of Soulful Harmonies, Effortless Melodic Guitar Techniques, And Smooth Elemental Bass Rhythms. Michael Reyes' Dynamic Presence On Lead Vocal And Guitar Is Reminiscent Of The Soulful And Energetic James Brown Combined With The Appreciative Ethereal Consciousness Of Reggae Legend Bob Marley. Bryanna Evaro's Timeless Velvety Folk-Roots Presence On Bass Guitar And Vocals Lends Herself As The Crowning Essential Counterpart Of This Celebrated Divine Duo.    http://www.desertrhythmproject.com    http://www.facebook.com/desertrhythmproject.com

4/18 - Desert Rhythm Project Acoustic (Soul, Funk, Reggae)

Desert Rhythm Project Is A Neo-Roots, Reggae, Funk, Soul Band From California's Mojave Desert. Fronted By Desert Natives Michael Reyes And Bryanna Evaro Who Have Created Their Own Unique Style Comprised Of Soulful Harmonies, Effortless Melodic Guitar Techniques, And Smooth Elemental Bass Rhythms. Michael Reyes' Dynamic Presence On Lead Vocal And Guitar Is Reminiscent Of The Soulful And Energetic James Brown Combined With The Appreciative Ethereal Consciousness Of Reggae Legend Bob Marley. Bryanna Evaro's Timeless Velvety Folk-Roots Presence On Bass Guitar And Vocals Lends Herself As The Crowning Essential Counterpart Of This Celebrated Divine Duo.

http://www.desertrhythmproject.com

http://www.facebook.com/desertrhythmproject.com

Caxton-LOCAL 622 @ Birba

I absolutely cannot wait to hear Caxton play at Local 622 this Thursday, February 12th at Birba!!  They are an alternative indie pop band based out of Palm Desert who have been gaining a solid following for quite some time!  Please do yourself a favor and check them out on itunes (Something Human and Do I Know You? are two of my faves!)  They have played countless venues across Southern California including The Viper Room, House of Blues, Glasshouse and the Roxy, just to name a few!  If you aren't familiar with our Local 622 live music showcase it is every Thursday night at Birba from 7-930 and it is not to be missed!  So come join us for some cocktails, pizza and great music!  Learn more about Caxton below!

photo by Jon Perlo

photo by Jon Perlo

Your Name - Christina Reyes
Band Name - Caxton
Band Member Names - Adam Surdin (guitar), Brett McLaughlin (bass/vox), Brian Pelletier (drums), Christina Reyes (vox/keys)

How did you get started? 
Adam, Brett, and Brian started playing music together in the desert during middle school and continued through college. In 2005, Adam and I met while studying music in Los Angeles. By 2008, Adam wanted to move back out to the Coachella Valley to reunite with Brett and Brian. He asked if I would be willing to do the same and the rest is history.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your music?
That's a tough one since it's constantly changing. Musically, I'd say we're mostly inspired by the artists we grew up listening to (classic rock, punk, jazz, etc). Lyrically, we draw from stories in pop culture, social issues, and personal experience. We share a lot of the same influences but we also have such diverse tastes and interests that I think explain our eclectic sound.

Do you have any loves other than music?
Music is definitely in the foreground for us but we have some other hobbies, for sure. I'm big on reading books and traveling as often as possible. Brian is really into camping and fishing, he digs being outdoors. Adam has a keen eye for art. Whether he's at a gallery/museum or framing it himself, he definitely knows what's good. Brett was a film major in college and super artistically gifted. In fact, he's responsible for most of our flyer and posters. You can catch him splicing up vintage footage and even drawing full blown cartoons for our music videos. As a group, we're all also really into trying new/local beers, watching weird shows on Netflix, and being probably too into our pets. 

What do you think about when you're performing?
I can't speak for everyone, but for the most part, I think we're all just in the moment. We feed off the energy in the crowd so when they're hyped, so are we. After almost 7 years together, I'm still so humbled by the love and encouragement we have out here. Sometimes when I look out and see people dancing and singing along, I'm overwhelmed by the constant amount of support. Plus, it never gets old playing with your best friends. We honestly just have a blast every time we get together. 

What else can we expect from you in the future?
We're currently in the midst of writing our new album. We've released a few singles and EPs in the past year so now we're working on another full-length record. Most exciting, however, is our race to play Tachevah this year. We made the finals again and are hoping to go all the way this time. Our showcase is Wednesday February 25 at The Hood in Palm Desert and would love to see everyone there for support. 

What’s the best advice you've ever been given?
We've been given a ton of great advice over the years. I think what stands out most often for us though is to never give up and always remember how great those small victories feel. This isn't an easy industry by any means and that isn't lost on us. We are so grateful for all the amazing opportunities we've had so far and we use all the support we receive to fuel our drive even further. 

Who are you currently listening to?
It's constantly changing but for me, it's The Pixies, Devo, and The Smiths. Other artists we're hip on right now are Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Jack White, and The Strokes. 

What is your secret food craving?
Nothing too secret. I'm a total sushi lady and we're always up for a good za (pizza that is for us less- hip folk, yes I asked just incase maybe it was some super awesome new food I had been missing out on!)

Do you have any hidden talents?
90s trivia. Nobody can touch us on that.

Is there anything else you’d want us or readers to know?!  Tachevah! That's really where our immediate focus is right now since our chance to play is coming up in just a couple weeks. Beyond that, we have acoustic shows at Wolfgang Puck's (Feb 11), Birba (Feb 12), Schmidy's (Mar 6), and Plan B (Mar 12). We're stoked on writing this new record and can't wait for everyone to hear it. Thanks to everyone for the awesome support over the years, we seriously appreciate it.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?!
instagram -
@caxtonmusic
official caxton facebook
  
itunes / reverb nation
 

 

Robbie Owen of Waxy at Local 622!

What is Local 622?  Incase you didn't know, Local 622 is a self-produced event from F10 and Qulture Qreative with a focus on our desert community of artists.  It is a weekly live music showcase featuring a unique and eclectic mix of artists, song writers and musicians from around the Coachella Valley!  Some are even a part of our F10 family!!  In an effort to raise awareness of the amazing and diverse talent we have here in the desert my goal is to feature the Local 622 artists on the blog so you can learn a little bit about their music, talents, bands and more!

**Local 622 is every Thursday night at Birba from 7-930pm!**

Tomorrow night (February 5th), Birba has the distinct pleasure of hosting Robbie Owen of Waxy and War Drum!  His bands are known for playing desert rock n roll but I'm hoping he will grace us with some of his amazing acoustic solo songs!  I met Robbie last year, he is a great friend, musician and has one of the most giving and generous souls of anyone I know!  I also had the pleasure of taking pictures of Robbie and some of the WAXY band mates last year, if you want to see more you can check them out here!

THE BASICS
NAME - Robert Owen
BAND NAME(S) - WAXY and War Drum
BAND MEMBER NAMES - 
WAXY Jeff Bowman – Drums / Dylan Brown – Bass / Jack Kohler – Keys / Damian Lautiero – Guitar / Robert Owen – guitar and vocals
War Drum
Jack Kohler – Keys and Vocals / Peter Leighton – Drums / Ehren Groban – guitar / Robert Owen - Bass
GENRE - Rock and Roll

Where are you based out of?
I am based out of the Coachella Valley.  I grew up in Palm Springs.  I’m a Desert Rat!

How did you get started?
I got into playing and recording music sort of late.  I was fifteen when I first started playing guitar.  A lot of kids are really good at that age already and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.  I asked my Dad for a Les Paul and he gave me his old beat up acoustic, which I still have!  Music came very natural and it just went from there.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your music?
Inspiration is so special when it comes but if you wait for it, you’ll be waiting a long time.  Everything inspires me.  The desert, personal relationships, imagination and the moment are all key ingredients to my writing and collaborations.  When I’m in the present and able to let go of all other distractions for a few hours, that is when I’m at my most clairvoyant.

Do you have any loves other than music?
Well I love all the arts with a passion!  I love my girlfriend Linda and my family.  I love and appreciate sports and the purity within them.  I love to travel and taking long walks off of short piers .. ;)

What do you think about when you’re performing?
One of the nicest things about performing live is the ability to not think too much at all.  I’m just vibing with the music and the interplay with the other musicians.  Playing and writing music is an emotional experience so sometimes it can get really intense but mostly I just think how lucky I am to get to do this.

What else can we expect from you in the future?
Well, WAXY is finishing up our sophomore effort.  Our new record should be mixed and ready to unleash by the end of March this year.  I also have plans to tour in the UK in April with War Drum as well as future tours and music videos with WAXY.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Always do the right thing...

Who are you currently listening to?
Tame Impala, Black Angeles, Queen, The Decedents

What is your secret food craving?
There are no secrets with me…….Love ice cream yet try not to eat it….ever.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can do circus tricks with my tongue…..private invite only.

Don't forget to check out WAXY at The Purple Room Friday, February 20th and at The Hood Wednesday, February 25th!

WANT TO KNOW MORE?!
waxy website  
official waxy facebook page
instagram -
@waxymusic
waxy, day in the life documentary