I don’t know about you, but this whole week I have been looking forward to next week. Not that this week has been a bad one, or this weekend is going to be a lame one, but next week has so much going for it. Next week is Thanksgiving – and I sure do have a lot to be thankful for this year. First and foremost, I am thankful for a half work week. I am also thankful that I get to eat with my loving family next Thursday. I am thankful that you are still reading my blog and I am also thankful that there will still be parties going on next weekend after the family festivities (because we all know how that goes). Anyways, I am sure you have a lot to be thankful as well. Some of the things you might be thankful for can be found in this posting. For instance, you may be thankful that your favorite band is playing this Friday at COD, or your favorite electronica DJ is spinning at Sanctuary, or possibly your favorite rap crew will be killin’ it at Diverse City. You might even be thankful for the new acts that will be introduced to the valley at Ignition or just the comforting feeling of Soul Opus playing reggae at the Soul of Mexico spot in Coachella, finally something to do on a Sunday night. Whatever you might be thankful for, feel free to express your thankfulness at these shows by showing up and showing your local artists some love. We all need love – especially those artists.

People, places and shows to express your love at:

FRIDAY, November 21st:

Who is this cool guy on the flyer? He looks like he is in a state of euphoria. Pretty awesome. But I guess he has a right to be. He is on a flyer with some of the best indie rock bands from around the valley. And all the proceeds from the show go to charity. No wonder why he is so happy – you can’t blame him.

Let’s say indie rock isn’t your thing. And electronica is – then I have the PERFECT event for you, my friend. This Friday has a banger in store for you. And you don’t want to miss out. Click on the flyer, either one (front or back side) to get more information.

Well, look what we have here! Diverse City Part 2! Remember we did a story a while back on Diverse City Part 1? It was quite the experience. Part 2 has an entire different line-up, it appears to be a bit more rap oriented. So, if you would like to take the journey on, then take it on down to Diverse City Part 2. Free before 9pm.

SATURDAY, November 22nd:

Looky here looky here… Ignition is introducing somewhat new bands to the scene. If you are in Palm Springs you should definitely check it out. I think ya might dig it.

The homies, Soul Opus, are at it again. This flyer is too legit to quit. Soul Opus will be playing at the Soul Of Mexico in Indio. Sounds interesting. But if you ain’t 21, stay in Palm Springs at Ignition.

SUNDAY, November 23rd:

Oh, come on. You’re not doing anything else. Just go.
And that’s a wrap! If you are having a party, and haven’t sent me the flyer yet, please do… send it wither to me email, thecoachellavalleyartscene@gmail.com or to my myspace, www.myspace.com/thecvartscene.

Thank you for reading and make sure to check back in next week because next week is guaranteed to be a good one. Promise.

Take care and be safe…