8 of the Top Things To Do in Palm Springs This Summer

Everyone knows that it’s hot, hot, hot in Palm Springs in the summer.  Although there is no shortage of establishments with the AC cranked - we wanted to highlight some additional ways you can stay cool and enjoy all that Palm Springs to have offer! From museums to epic stargazing, homemade gourmet ice cream and luxury spas, Palm Springs really is the perfect getaway, even in the summer.

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Local 622 @ BIRBA - June, 2019

JUNE 2019, LINE-UP

6/6 -  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 is the crowning essential counterpart of this celebrated divine duo.  Look and listen:   http://www.desertrhythmproject.com    http://www.facebook.com/desertrhythmproject.com

6/6 - 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 is the crowning essential counterpart of this celebrated divine duo.

Look and listen:

http://www.desertrhythmproject.com

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

6/13 -  Nick Sosa  (Atomspheric Jazz, Latin)  Nick Sosa is a live and session guitarist local to the Palm Springs and greater Coachella Valley areas. His solo guitar sets include elements of pop, classic jazz, latin, flamenco, fusion, blues and rnb; providing the perfect social atmosphere . Since graduating Musician’s Institute in Hollywood California he has performed, recorded and composed with many artists in a variety of styles. He currently does recording sessions in collaboration with grammy award winning producers and performs regularly as a solo artist, the guitarist of "Trio NV" and with The Slim Man Band  Look and listen:   https://www.facebook.com/nicksosaguitar/

6/13 - Nick Sosa (Atomspheric Jazz, Latin)

Nick Sosa is a live and session guitarist local to the Palm Springs and greater Coachella Valley areas. His solo guitar sets include elements of pop, classic jazz, latin, flamenco, fusion, blues and rnb; providing the perfect social atmosphere . Since graduating Musician’s Institute in Hollywood California he has performed, recorded and composed with many artists in a variety of styles. He currently does recording sessions in collaboration with grammy award winning producers and performs regularly as a solo artist, the guitarist of "Trio NV" and with The Slim Man Band

Look and listen:

https://www.facebook.com/nicksosaguitar/

6/20 -  Symara Stone  (Smokey Blues, Jazz, Singer Songwriter)  Born in Sunny Palm Springs California, 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.  Look and listen:   https://www.facebook.com/SymaraStone/    www.soundcloud.com/symarastone

6/20 - Symara Stone (Smokey Blues, Jazz, Singer Songwriter)

Born in Sunny Palm Springs California, 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.

Look and listen:

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

www.soundcloud.com/symarastone

6/27 -  Davis Macias  ( Spanglish Jive, Latin Fusion)  Bio:  “A journey through the fusion of rhythm and music.“ My name is David and I play guitar as well as write original songs. My passion has always been music and now I am living my dream doing what I love. I am currently a student at Musicians Institute in Hollywoo, Ca. And I am getting ready to release my first album, recorded in the beautiful Joshua Tree, Ca. at the amazing High Lonesome Studio.  Look and Listen:   http://www.DavidMaciasMusic.com    https://www.facebook.com/davidmaciasmusic/

6/27 - Davis Macias ( Spanglish Jive, Latin Fusion)

Bio:

“A journey through the fusion of rhythm and music.“ My name is David and I play guitar as well as write original songs. My passion has always been music and now I am living my dream doing what I love. I am currently a student at Musicians Institute in Hollywoo, Ca. And I am getting ready to release my first album, recorded in the beautiful Joshua Tree, Ca. at the amazing High Lonesome Studio.

Look and Listen:

http://www.DavidMaciasMusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/davidmaciasmusic/

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

The Bathroom Series featuring Abe Alvarez - Tostado w/ Q&A

n terms of “public” art spaces, bathrooms are traditionally overlooked, a missed opportunity for an artist and the public to have a shared experience. By offering this blank three-dimensional canvas our goal is to give the artist the opportunity for creative expression while we and the public at large get the opportunity to think differently about a space that is traditionally thought of as a solely utilitarian.

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Inside Desert X 2019 with Executive Director Jenny Gil Schmitz

As huge fans of the arts and the mission behind Desert X, we were excited to sit down with the non-profit’s Executive Director, Jenny Gil Shmitz, to get the inside scoop on the 2019 exhibition and what we can expect looking forward.

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Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs - From Eating to Sleeping and Everything In-Between

Frank Sinatra, aka “Mr. Palm Springs,” called the desert his home for more than 50 years. The Chairman of the Board and his Rat Pack buddies lived, loved and partied pretty hard here from the mid 40’s to late 1990’s. He has left imprints on the Palm Springs community that are still visible today.

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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

Tachevah 2015 Wrap Up!

Tachevah 2015 was a HUGE success!  Here are a selection of my favorite images from the performances of Caxton, Alchemy and Little Red Spiders!  I had friends flying into town so I wasn't able to catch Jungle or Kimbra unfortunately, but my main goal was to attend and support our local bands who totally rocked it!  There was such a great turnout, not to mention the icy cold beverages served up by Heineken and delicious food from food trucks and I may or may not have indulged in an extremely large lemonade icee AND french fries! :)  Many many huge thank you's to the Desert Sun, Golden Voice, the City of Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Harold Matzner and PS Resorts for making the event possible!  I am already looking forward to next year! xo sarah

photography by Sarah Dickenson

Coachella Street Style - Weekend 1

I've seen an explosion of all things Coachella on the interwebs already and I'm beginning to experience a serious case of FOMO!  One of my favorite parts of the festival is checking out all of the amazing boho chic fashion.  It is center stage for some of the industry's hottest fashionistas including Alexa Chung, pictured here at our very own Saguaro PS, and celebrities like Kendall Jenner and model Gigi Hadid who is rocking the desert glam with her hunk of boyfriend Cody Simpson.  I'll be posting Coachella related pieces all week so keep an eye out if you aren't able to attend yourself this year!  Don't forget here in town you can also check out Tachevah Fest this Wednesday!  The doors open at 5 and you can find out more information here!  It's a great way to experience the Coachella madness without the madness! xo sarah

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