Alf Alpha is set to perform at the artists’ reception for the annual COD student scholarship exhibition, which also serves as the closing reception for the Desertscapes exhibit. Continue Reading
Palm Springs police have officers weaving through the crowd — both on foot and on a pair of horses — at Tachevah.
Even as DJ Alf Alpha turned up the bass on stage, though, the police called it a “quiet” night so far.
Police arrested one man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, Sgt. Mike Kovaleff told us about 8:30 p.m.
Officers were prepared for as many as 10,000 people to flood into downtown Palm Springs for the block party.
DJ Alf Alpha is owning the Tachevah stage as hundreds with his recently acquired musical crew beside him.
With the lights flashing and the bass turned high, the hundreds crammed up in front of the stage have kept the beach balls flying and their arms waving.
I even saw both a toddler and a 70-plus-year-old woman dancing within 10 feet of each other.
“The audience is so into this, it’s unbelievable,” MyDesert.com music guru Bruce Fessier said walking back into the press tent mid-set.
- The Pedestrians. is a horn-supplemented band from Indio featuring a fusion of punk, ska, funk and hip-hop
- The Tribesmen is an indie experimental band from Coachella that emphasizes instrumental music
- You, Me & Us is a Bermuda Dunes indie duo that recently played South By Southwest
Eighty-three bands submitted music videos.
During one week of voting, you cast more than 95,000 votes for which bands should play Tachevah: A Palm Springs block party!
Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett, Goldenvoice vice president Skip Paige, and MyDesert.com music guru Bruce Fessier conferred Sunday and chose from among the Top 10 for the the three lucky winners.
The three bands will score free admission to Coachella — and will perform April 17 (between Coachella weekends) in front of Goldenvoice executives, the MyDesert.com audience and you, the fans.
DJ Alf Alpha will keep the groove going, and the headliner will be a Coachella act that will be announced soon.
The party — think beer garden + live music — runs from 5 to 11 p.m. April 17 at Spa Resort Casino, 401 E. Amado Road in Palm Springs. Each band will perform for 30 minutes.
Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett expressed interest in booking bands among the Top 10 acts for concerts at Goldenvoice venues throughout Southern California.
While you’re waiting for the Tachevah headliner to be announced:
- Watch the music videos of all 83 artists who submitted.
- RSVP for (free) April 17 party now
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Download the free MyCoachella.com smartphone app
- See what the Top 10 bands are saying right now on Twitter.
As a Coachella Valley resident who’s been to Coachella and writes for MyCoachella.com, of course I’m destined to compare any other music festival I attend to Goldenvoice‘s famed desert fest.