Sky Parade

2015's Desert Stars festival shines bright with ticket sales and Kickstarter

The nine-year-strong independent Desert Stars Festival opens its first wave of tickets with a ridiculously awesome lineup featuring Swervedriver, The Lemonheads, Lou Barlow, The Cosmonauts, and more. Founded in 2006 by Tommy Dietrick (Sky Parade/David J & The Gentleman Thieves), the first iteration of Desert Stars (then Clean Air Clean Stars) brought a strong sense of community and DIY spirit. Working with minimal finances and a conviction to showcase Los Angeles' rising talents and alternative currents, Dietrick and friends threw the first festival in 2007 with less than 500 attendees who found out just through word of mouth.

In recent years, that number has nearly doubled, and for good reason. With past artists including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ringo Deathstarr, Mark Gardener (RIDE), David J (Bauhaus), and The Black Angels, Desert Stars is the psych-rock campout experience more accessible than Burning Man and way cheaper than Coachella. This year's lineup also includes bands from LA and Bay Area that run the gamut of alt rock including Drinking Flowers, Gateway Drugs, Feels, The Spiral Electric, Pearl Charles, and more to be announced.

The Desert Stars Festival will be held on the weekend of September 25th at Pappy & Harriet's of Joshua Tree, with a Wild West vibe that favors natural landscapes over corporate sponsored tents and gaudy installations. Interested parties, bands, and vendors are encouraged to visit the Desert Stars Festival Kickstarter page where they'll find a plethora of pledge awards, including a recording session at Dave Grohl's 606 Studio. What more do you have to consider? - Ryan Mo

   

Cellar Doors Share Bill with David J of Bauhaus and Sky Parade TONIGHT at Cafe Du Nord

Kymberli's Music Box Presents has organized a unique rock and roll line up, as musician David J, formally of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets will be performing live at Cafe Du Nord TONIGHT. The popular and talented local new psychedelic band, Cellar Doors will be supporting David J along with Sky Parade who is an equally hardworking, garage psych rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Make sure you make it out to this event this evening to experience a once in a life time line up. If you are the type of person to get start struck, this is your chance to meet a true rock legend. We definitely recommend soaking in this intimate local show. For more information, and to RSVP to this event, click here. -jordannah elizabeth