The Gand Band transports listeners back to the 1960s with a groovy blend of soul, rock, and rebellion. Veteran bluesman Gary Gand handles the six strings, driving the band, with his wife, Joan, playing organ, piano, and bass. Vocalist Dion Khan, winner of the Palm Springs Voice competition, and drummer Larry Mitchell round out the far-out group.
Hillbilly-music jam sessions outside Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown garnered buzz for this High Desert band that performs originals alongside reworks of old rock classics. Their three-part mountain-inspired harmonies pair with acoustic bass, guitar, dobro, and mandolin for a lively, knee-slapping musical style that this group refers to as “desert grass.”
With a genre-bending fusion of cumbia, rock ’n’ roll, ska, and folk rhythms, and bilingual lyrics that point to frontwoman Giselle Woo’s Mexican-American roots, this Coachella Valley–born band represents what modern, desert-made music is all about. Hang on tight, because this set list promises to take you on a serious sonic trip.
Nutty is a jazz octet with their own unique style, weaving classic pop/rock with straight-ahead jazz, big band swing, Latin, lounge and film/TV themes to create ingenious re-arrangements that boggle the mind. Irreverent humor, sass and spontaneity make their shows engaging and fun, and the dark suits, skinny ties and pocket squares enhance their retro vibe.
Helmed by a retired captain from the Royal Australian Navy, this tongue-in-cheek Australian yacht rock band arrived in the States for their first North American tour in early 2020.
This five-piece country outfit from Los Angeles serves up sizzling country in the tradition of George Jones, Patsy Cline, and Waylon Jennings without looking too far into the past for inspiration. Songs about grief, lost love, and female empowerment show that even in the darkest of times, we can dance and sing and make ourselves whole again.
“Palm Desert quartet the Flusters gained some notoriety in 2016 when they were one of the local bands added to the Coachella lineup.
Derek Jordan Gregg His song writing influences range from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon while his guitar playing is more attuned to John Mayer.
These Coachella Valley rockers have been recognized in local music competitions for their mastery of hard rock, punk rock, and everything in between while lyrically addressing personal, social, and political issues with honesty, energy, and intensity. They are currently finishing their third record, tentatively titled The Great Descendo, to be released in 2022.
Music drew Courtney Chambers from the Los Angeles area to the desert to play gigs on the local live music circuit, and the singer-songwriter never left. Her acoustic-forward sound has been featured on the Showtime series The L Word, and in 2001, she notably founded the indie record label Royal Daughter Records.