CVIndependent

Wed08052015

Last updateWed, 27 Aug 2014 10am

The Potted Desert Garden: It's Time to Start Preparing for the 'Shoulder Season'

The Potted Desert Garden: It's Time to Start Preparing for the 'Shoulder Season'

Snowbirds will soon begin to return to the Coachella Valley. Once they arrive, they’ll be quickly reminded of their pre-summer departure, as they find empty pots around their home.

One of the first ite...

Alternative Hardcore, of Sorts: Redd Kross Prepares to Play Pappy's

Alternative Hardcore, of Sorts: Redd Kross Prepares to Play Pappy's

In 1980, Redd Kross put out its first EP and played its first show—opening for Black Flag.

The name was a joke referencing the cross scene in the movie The Exorcist . The band’s early music was inspired ...

Supergroup at The Hood: The International Swingers Bring Songs by Blondie and the Sex Pistols, Plus Originals, to Palm Desert

Supergroup at The Hood: The International Swingers Bring Songs by Blondie and the Sex Pistols, Plus Originals, to Palm Desert

Question: What do you get when you combine Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke from Blondie, James Stevenson from the Cult and Gene Loves Jezebel, and Gary Twinn from Supernaut?

Answer: You g...

Snapshot: Bike Drive for the Boys and Girls Club

Snapshot: Bike Drive for the Boys and Girls Club

It was a big day for 30 children with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs.

On Friday, July 31, the children received their very own bikes, all of which were gathered during a bike drive that was spea...

Alex Harrington's DuneCast: August 2015, Featuring DJ Paparazzi of Bardot at the Hard Rock

Alex Harrington's DuneCast: August 2015, Featuring DJ Paparazzi of Bardot at the Hard Rock

This month, I’m happy to welcome Hard Rock Palm Springs resident DJ Paparazzi, aka Cesar Rios.


Since you’re from L.A., what has it been like transitioning to being a Coachella Valley resident?

As far as...

Like the Independent? Consider throwing a few bucks in our tip jar!

News

Bernie Sanders’ Story: How a Vermont Socialist Improbably Won Key Elections—and a National Stage

Bernie Sanders’ Story: How a Vermont Socialist Improbably Won Key Elections—and a National Stage

Tuesday, August 04, 2015  |  Kevin J. Kelley

Editor’s Note: Seven Days , the alternative publication in Burlington, Vt., has been on the Bernie Sanders beat for decades: He got his political start as the mayor of the city. Seven Days , which has been chronicling Sanders’ career since 1972, recently offered to write this story about Sanders’ politi...

Readmore

Snapshot: Bike Drive for the Boys and Girls Club

Snapshot: Bike Drive for the Boys and Girls Club

Saturday, August 01, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

It was a big day for 30 children with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs.

On Friday, July 31, the children received their very own bikes, all of which were gathered during a bike drive that was spearheaded by the City of Palm Springs Office of Sustainability. The children also received a bike lock...

Readmore

Loading...

Opinion

The Potted Desert Garden: It's Time to Start Preparing for the 'Shoulder Season'

The Potted Desert Garden: It's Time to Start Preparing for the 'Shoulder Season'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Snowbirds will soon begin to return to the Coachella Valley. Once they arrive, they’ll be quickly reminded of their pre-summer departure, as they find empty pots around their home.

One of the first items on the agenda after unpacking: Planning new gardens!

We’ll soon enter one of those periods of time...

Readmore

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 30, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 30, 2015!

Thursday, July 30, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's sobering Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys fantasies about a lovely weekend; Jen Sorenson examines advice conservatives never give to themselves; The K Chronicles is disappointed by the Grand Canyon; and This Modern World offers up an obligatory Donald Trump cartoon.

Readmore

Loading...

Arts and Culture

Western Lit: 'On the Burning Edge'’ Introduces Us to Wildland Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Western Lit: 'On the Burning Edge'’ Introduces Us to Wildland Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Tuesday, August 04, 2015  |  Ben Goldfarb

On June 30, 2013, Arizona’s infamous Yarnell Hill Fire overran the Granite Mountain Hotshots, killing 19 firefighters as they crouched beneath their woefully inadequate aluminum shelters.

The tragedy was nearly as mysterious as it was horrific: Minutes earlier, Granite Mountain had been stationed in ...

Readmore

Art as Language: Meet Charlie Ciali, a Practicing Artist, Advocate and Educator

Art as Language: Meet Charlie Ciali, a Practicing Artist, Advocate and Educator

Monday, July 27, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

After years of exploring places around the globe as a flight attendant, Charlie Ciali traded in his wings for a more earthy exploration: ceramics.

He was a ceramicist who produced collectable pieces before becoming a Midwest gallery owner. Upon his arrival in the desert, Ciali reinvented himself as a...

Readmore

Loading...

Movies & TV

Home Video Review: The 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel on Netflix Was Worth the Wait

Home Video Review: The 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel on Netflix Was Worth the Wait

Monday, August 03, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

One of the summer’s best bets isn’t in theaters; it’s on Netflix.

David Wain and Michael Showalter have finally birthed their Wet Hot American Summer prequel as an eight-episode Netflix series. However, I see it more as a four-hour movie feast of dick and fart humor.

The film takes place in the same yea...

Readmore

Abort, Retry, Fail? 'Pixels' Is Done in by Adam Sandler, General Lameness

Abort, Retry, Fail? 'Pixels' Is Done in by Adam Sandler, General Lameness

Thursday, July 30, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

Vintage video games come to the forefront in Pixels , a feature movie starring Adam Sandler that is based on a quirky little short film by Patrick Jean.

The fact that the short film is a lot cooler than the feature film reveals that perhaps the concept works better in a smaller dose—and that getting Ad...

Readmore

Loading...

Music

Alternative Hardcore, of Sorts: Redd Kross Prepares to Play Pappy's

Alternative Hardcore, of Sorts: Redd Kross Prepares to Play Pappy's

Monday, August 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

In 1980, Redd Kross put out its first EP and played its first show—opening for Black Flag.

The name was a joke referencing the cross scene in the movie The Exorcist . The band’s early music was inspired a lot by pop culture, and from there, the band members enjoyed both a modest amount of success and h...

Readmore

Supergroup at The Hood: The International Swingers Bring Songs by Blondie and the Sex Pistols, Plus Originals, to Palm Desert

Supergroup at The Hood: The International Swingers Bring Songs by Blondie and the Sex Pistols, Plus Originals, to Palm Desert

Monday, August 03, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Question: What do you get when you combine Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke from Blondie, James Stevenson from the Cult and Gene Loves Jezebel, and Gary Twinn from Supernaut?

Answer: You get a supergroup called The International Swingers, which will be making its second appearance at The...

Readmore

Loading...

Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: When the Summer Closure Becomes a Permanent Closure; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: When the Summer Closure Becomes a Permanent Closure; and Much More!

Monday, July 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

When the Summer Closure Becomes a Permanent Closure

I may have been one of Margaritas ’ final customers.

We decided to go the restaurant, located at Avenida Caballeros and Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs, for dinner on Sunday, June 28. We couldn’t decide what we wanted, and since Margaritas offered ...

Readmore

The Beer Goddess: Escape the Heat and Head to San Diego to Enjoy Some Amazing New Brews

The Beer Goddess: Escape the Heat and Head to San Diego to Enjoy Some Amazing New Brews

Friday, July 24, 2015  |  Erin Peters

The San Diego area is renowned for its high-quality beer.

San Diego’s legacy breweries—Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point, Green Flash Brewing Company and AleSmith Brewing Company—have a stellar reputation for brewing consistently great craft beers.

These craft-beer pioneer...

Readmore

Loading...