Palm Springs Area Event Calendar

Palm Springs Ca Area Events for 2014

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April 2014 Events in Palm Springs

John Anderson

Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Dinah Shore Weekend

Date: Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014 - Sun, Apr 6th, 2014

Location: Palm Springs

Coincident with the Nabisco Women's Golf Championship in Rancho Mirage gay women gather in Palm Springs for a four-day weekend party all over town, organized by San Francisco's ClubSkirts and Cherry Bar Lounge. held in late March. Call (415) 974-5906 for more information.

Patti LuPone

Date: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Indian Wells Arts Festival . . . where Art is a Happening!

Date: Fri, Apr 4th, 2014 - Fri, Apr 4th, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

More than 200 award winning artists showcasing their fine art and quality craft will transform the magnificent path-lined plaza of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Tournament into a spectacular festival experience. Indian Wells is conveniently located in the heart of the Southern California, Palm Springs/Desert Resort communities.

Il Divo Indio

Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

Patti LuPone

Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Patti Lupone returns to the McCallum Theatre for two very special evenings. The two-time Tony Award-winner (Eva Peron in Evita and Rose in the 2008 revival of Gypsy) has been called "the American musical theatre's greatest living star." In her new show Far Away Places, LuPone, along with longtime collaborator Scott Wittman, present an eclectic mix of contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway and a selection of Paris and Berlin cabaret songs from the 30s and 40s.

ZZ Top

Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Location: Agua Caliente Casino

Big & Rich

Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Location: Morongo Casino & Resort

Sugar Ray

Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Rob Thomas

Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

Deborah Voigt

Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Deborah Voigt, opera's leading dramatic soprano, is increasingly recognized as one of the world's most versatile singers and one of music's most endearing personalities. Through her performances and television appearances, she is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Location: Pappy and Harriets

The Texas Tenors

Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Afghan Whigs

Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Pappy and Harriets

with Brody Dalle

Diana Krall

Date: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Date: Fri, Apr 11th, 2014 - Sun, Apr 13th, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Location: Empire Polo Club and Field

Held over 2 weekends this year! One of the most popular festivals is the Coachella Music and Arts Festival,

Michael Bolton

Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Little Dragon

Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Pappy and Harriets

with The Internet
No one in their right mind would have expected the future of soul music to come from Gothenburg, Sweden. But there it is in the dreamy, rhythmical, shifting, moody rainbow creature that is Little Dragon. Now the four-piece band, with their blend of R&B, new wave, trip-hop and even Swedish folk music, aren't a soul act per se. But noted authorities on the matter from OutKast's Big Boi and Raphael Saadiq to Damon Albarn of Gorillaz all recognize gameeach has tapped the group to collaborate on recent and/or upcoming projects. It seems that the rest of the world is starting to catch on to what tastemakers from BBC's Gilles Peterson and the DJs at Los Angeles' influential KCRW have known for years.They might have lots of boldface fans now, but Little Dragon built their name the old-fashioned way: slowly, and through word of mouth. Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin and bassist Fredrik Wallin began making music together as friends in high school, with no thought of becoming a serious, world-touring band. "Our way of spending time together was listening to or playing music," Yukimi recalls of those days in the 1990s. "We weren't so good at promoting or thinking of any kind of plan. All we knew is we wanted to just write and work as little as possible on anything else, so we'd have all of our time to do that."After adding Hkan Wirenstrand, a keyboardist from rural Smland, and moving in together at a Gothenburg art collective known as the Seal Colonie, the group took the name Little Dragon a reference to Nagano's fiery countenance during recording sessions. While holding odd jobs and contributing to other people's projects (Nagano has sung lead vocals on numerous dance singles, and she and Wallin have collaborated with Swedish troubadour Jos Gonzlez) to pay the bills, the four spent all their free time together crafting songs like the propulsive "Test" and the haunting minor-key piano ballad "Twice." It was these two tracks that made up Little Dragon's first release, a 2006 vinyl-only single on tiny Off the Wall Records. Though only 1,000 copies were pressed, the record's impact was felt immediately in England, where Gilles Peterson began spinning both sides and London's Peacefrog Records commissioned the group's first album. With its unusual cover artwork (drawn by Yukimi's father in the '70s) and playful, imaginative videos (for "Twice," "Test," "Constant Surprises" and "After the Rain"), Little Dragon's self-titled debut offered a distinctive and wondrous visual aesthetic to go with its unique, enchanting sound. Despite their CD being available only as an import in the US, the group sold out clubs across the country during their first American tour in '08. A smattering of positive press clippings began likening Nagano and her understated yet unmistakable voice to such divas as Erykah Badu and Kate Bush.Little Dragon's second album, Machine Dreams, a more uptempo set with '80s influences like OMD and Tears for Fears working their way into the mix, followed in 2009. That same year "Test," Little Dragon's very first single, was featured in an episode of primetime drama Grey's Anatomy, turning a new set of mainstream fans on to the group. An enraptured Damon Albarn meanwhile tapped Little Dragon to feature on "Empire Ants" and "To Binge" from Gorillaz' 2010 album Plastic Beach, and, as the warm-up actalong with De La Soulfor that album's arena-filling world tour. Also in 2010, the group appeared on "If You Return" from Maximum Balloon, a/k/a the solo project of Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio.2011 saw Little Dragon start the year off with a headlining tour of the U.S. and a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in March, thanks to a recommendation from superfan Questlove of the Roots. In May, Yukimi appeared on the track "Just Don't" from Raphael Saadiq's Stone Rollin', a record some are already calling the album of the year. Big Boi and DJ Shadow called to invite the group to work on new music. And in July they will release Ritual Union, an album which finds the jazzy, whimsical vibes of their debut LP colliding with the more upfront and danceable sounds of Machine Dreams. Lead single "Nightlight" sounds like Badu fronting the Psychedelic Furs. "Brush The Heat," their most club-friendly track yet, is a dancefloor detonator with the most infectious cowbells since Jay-Z told us about his "99 Problems." As with each of their previous albums, Little Dragon did all of the recording themselves at the Seal Colonie, the same place where they all lived together in their early days. "We're all about writing in our space, our bubble," Yukimi says. "We haven't really recorded in any fancy studios. We'd rather be in our junkyard."While their recordings are always impressive, it is in the live setting where the Dragon really comes alive. Seemingly loose and improvisational but actually tight as nails, Bodin, Wirenstrand and Wallin dig a deep pocket that would make James Brown proud, their organic instrumentation blending seamlessly with programmed drum loops and Nagano's dynamic vocals. Nearly as striking is the culturally diverse crowd that somehow turns up in every city. As if straight out of central casting, every Little Dragon show seems to bring out an unlikely mix of hip-hop heads in fitted caps, beautiful girls dressed for dancing, and studious musician types. "I think that's kind of ideal," Yukimi says of Little Dragon's eclectic fanbase. "That's how, if I wished for a crowd, I would want it." And no doubt, if that crowd could invent a band, Little Dragon is what they'd come up with.

Tacheva: A Palm Springs Block Party

Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Location: Spa Resort Casino

Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party, an open-air concert scheduled April 16, 2014 between the two Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival weekends. Over 7,500 people are expected to attend the block party starting at 5 p.m. Tachevah is presented by Goldenvoice, The Desert Sun, PS Resorts, Harold Matzner and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Future Islands

Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Location: Pappy and Harriets

with Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Future Islands' romantic synth sound scales new heights with On the Water, the Baltimore trio's most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, their latest album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks - but finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts.Convening in March 2011 in Elizabeth City, NC's historic, waterfront Andrew S. Sanders House, vocalist Samuel T. Herring, bassist William Cashion, and keyboardist Gerrit Welmers lived together in a space that served as both studio and sleeping quarters. The band used this tranquil retreat to refine their most reflective and mature batch of songs to date, adding new material in the process.What emerged is a lush yet visceral album about two parallel journeys--one physical and one psychological. On the Water's narrator offers enough detail that their story feels personal, yet open enough that any listener can inhabit each twist and emotional pang as their own.Travelling on foot, we seek something - an exorcism, an epiphany, an ending. Memories wash across us as in life: nonlinear, linked by emotional resonance rather than conventional chronology. And so, the pain of letting go channeled by "The Great Fire" collides with a moment's fleeting serenity in the Eno-esque "Open"; the triumphant rallying cry "Give Us the Wind, " despite its confident declaration of individual strength, remains a mile away from final chapter "Tybee Island." It is there the song cycle ends, and what is discovered in "Tybee Island" will be as different as the lives lived by each person who finds their way to this album.On the Water may unearth aural memories as well. The mind may flash upon our first encounters with New Order's "Ceremony," David Bowie's "Heroes," or The Cure's Disintegration, memories which, are continually reborn and reimagined in the context of the here and now. And as the song-cycle's narrator comes to terms with his own memories, his singular journey collapses into the collective experience of album-closer "Grease." It is here that the "I" of the nine previous songs collapses into the "we" of Future Islands, now singing the literal journey of the people who came together by the ocean to deliver these songs into our ears.Far from just a narrative trope, the ocean played an integral role in On the Water's creation. The bulk of the album was recorded with waves pounding sand mere feet away. The album opens and closes with field recordings made by the band on a nearby dock, and one pivotal track, "Tybee Island," began with vocals recorded on the beach (subsequently fleshed out in the studio with additional instrumentation).The ocean inhabits every note of these songs. On the Water is an addictive ride that demands repeat listens, eagerly awaiting the test of time. To produce these results, Future Islands fleshed out its sound with the additions of cello, violin, marimba, and field recordings. As with their 2010 breakthrough album In Evening Air, On the Water was produced by frequent collaborator Chester Endersby Gwazda, perhaps best known as producer of Dan Deacon's Bromst. Noted guests include Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner, who provides vocals on "The Great Fire," and Double Dagger's Denny Bowen on live drums and additional percussion.For all its undeniable weight, On the Water is not a sullen concept album. Every track on the record works both as a contribution to the whole and as a stand-alone pleasure, evident in the insistent throbs, addictive melodies, and stirring vocals of tracks like "Close to None," "Balance," and first single "Before the Bridge."Make no mistake, On the Water is a record that aims to both break your heart and heal your wounds.

Coachella 2013 Music Festival - Week 2

Date: Fri, Apr 18th, 2014 - Sun, Apr 20th, 2014

Location: Empire Polo Club in Indio, California

The Coachella Music Festival or mostly known as CoachellaFest is an anual three-day music and arts festival that is organized by Goldenvoice. The festival takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. This music and arts festival features several types of music genres including rock, indie, hip-hop, electronic music and large sculptural art. The festival also contains several tents set-up throught the grounds, each tent playing live music nonstop.

F10 Block Party

Date: Sat, Apr 19th, 2014 - Sun, Apr 20th, 2014 at 10:00am

Location: In Front of Birba

The F10 Block Party is about music, food and culture. Foundation 10 the people who brought you Cheeky's and Birba bring you a weekend of local talent with bands and DJ's. We will feature a farmer's market, juice bar, yoga and Pilates, backgammon, the Styliner, Jarritos Soda's, and headlining DJ SlimKid3 from the Pharcyde. Come out and enjoy the festivities April 19 & 20 10am-11pm

Stagecoach

Date: Fri, Apr 25th, 2014 - Sun, Apr 27th, 2014

Location: Empire Polo Club

For country music lovers, the Stagecoach Country Music Festival brings the nation's most beloved country music performers to the Empire Polo Club, attracting 50,000 guests annually.

White Party 25th Anniversary

Date: Fri, Apr 25th, 2014 - Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

Location: Palm Springs

Jeffrey Sanker's White Party Palm Springs. The Largest Gay Dance Music Festival in the World. Celebrates its Landmark 25th Anniversary, April 25-28, 2014. The White Party experience is enhanced by the splendor and beauty of Palm Springs, which provides a truly unforgettable desert backdrop at the foot of the mountains. Offering unparalleled convenience, all White Party events are located within easy walking distance of each other - just steps away from all major hotels in the heart of beautiful downtown Palm Springs.