Spotlight 29 Casino has announced country music man Clint Black will appear in the Spotlight Showroom on Jan. 25.
Black’s music was inspired as much by traditional country artists like Merle Haggard, Bob Wills and George Jones, as he was by 1960s rock’n'roll.
His 1989 debut disc, “Killin’ Time” launched his career with the best-selling hit singles, “Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Walkin’ Away,” and “Nothing’s News.”
Tickets for Black’s concert are priced at $25, $35, $45 and go on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the casino box office, online and by phone.
Spotlight 29 Casino is at 46200 Harrison Place in Coachella. Information: (760) 775-5566; (800) 585-3737; spotlight29.com.
Singer John Legend posted a letter to his fans to announce the postponement of his fall concert tour, including the Nov. 16 date at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
Legend personally took to his Twitter account this week to apologize to his fans, posting the following letter.
Morrisey, in a story on Rolling Stone’s website today, is quoted saying, “The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever,” his publicist said in reaction to the latest rumors claiming otherwise.
The Smiths broke up more than 25 years ago, and over the years have been rumored to be on the verge of a reunion on several occasions.
The most recent rumor came from a widely circulated exchange in Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper, when Morrisey was quoted as saying, that Coachella organizers had “offered a 100-percent vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as the Smiths.”
When asked why the Smiths would never reunite, Morrisey’s rep said, “You’d have to ask Morrissey that. There’s got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told.”
For more on the Rolling Stone story, click here.
One of the best things about Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is the diversity of music you’ll find at the high desert saloon.
Upcoming acts include new wave wonders, Divine Fits on Nov. 3 and the rock legend Jorma Kaukonen, of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame, on Jan. 31. Continue Reading
There are few real rock ’n’ roll legends, but Steve Winwood is one.
The English rocker makes his first appearance in the Coachella Valley in more than 10 years on Nov. 17 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
The Hives stop by the press tent during the first weekend of Coachella 2012 for an interview. (Michael Snyder, The Desert Sun)
Swedish garage band The Hives returns to the desert for an intimate concert on the outdoor stage at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace on Oct. 6.
The Hives last played the desert at Coachella Music and Arts Festival this past April as part of the fest’s first year of back-to-back weekends at the Empire Polo Club.
Apparently psych-rockers Yeasayer were pretty psyched themselves to be included when the inaugural SS Coachella cruise sets sail in December, according to a mention on Billboard.com this morning. The band has a new disc, ”Fragrant World,” ready to drop on Aug. 21.
If you haven’t heard, country singer Randy Travis has been arrested in his home state of Texas. Perhaps the singer was listening to ZZ Top’s “Arrested for Driving While Blind.”
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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will welcome Adam Lambert back to the Special Events Center on July 21.
The last sold out appearance for the “American Idol” season eight runner up was in February 2010 during his “Glam Nation” tour.
While Lambert didn’t win “Idol,” he has become one of the show’s more successful acts. He released his debut disc, “For Your Entertainment” in 2009..
The album debuted in the number three spot on the Billboard 200, and sold nearly 200,000 units in the U.S. in its first week on shelves. The disc produced the singles “For Your Entertainment”, “Whataya Want from Me” and “If I Had You.”
Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are priced at $49, $69, $89 and $109 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, online and by phone.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is at 84245 Indio Springs Parkway in Indio. Information: (760) 342-5000;www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
“Rolling Stone” magazine reported the death of Flying Burrito Brothers bassist Chris Ethridge earlier today.
According to the “Rolling Stone’ piece, Willie Nelson tweeted the death of the 65-year-old country rock bassist, who was a member of the Willie Nelson Family Band.
Ethridge, who was born and died in Meridian, Miss., collaborated with roots rock pioneer Gram Parsons on several projects including the Flying Burrito Brothers and the International Submarine Band.
Ethridge also co-wrote several of the Parsons’ solo songs with him.
Booker T. Jones, a long-time friend of Ethridge, announced in a tweet on Thursday that Ethridge had been admitted to a hospital in Meridian and “would pass soon.”
The nature of Ethridge’s illness and cause of death have not been released.