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.
Dave Alvin has never been one to write songs on the road. But that changed over the last couple years while touring with his all-female band, the Guilty Women.
“We tended to travel in two vehicles,” the Grammy-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter said in a recent interview. “So I’d drive a while and turn it over to somebody else. Then I’d come up with a line and tell it to (singer) Christy (McWilson) and she’d say, ‘That’s good’ or make a suggestion. I’ve never really worked that way before.”
Read the full interview at mydesert.com before Alvin performs Friday night at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown.