It’s July 4th weekend and there are a million things to do.

If you are here in the desert, then you only want to do the “coolest” things.


So, we have compiled a list of our Top 3 Picks for this July 4th weekend and all the reasons why (please do check out each band’s web links to learn more about their amazingness).

Our personal picks:

T O N I G H T !!!

Get over to the Dillion Roadhouse in Desert Hot SPrings for an 18+ punk-surf-bad-ass-show!!!  I heard fireworks in DHS were legal this year!  Along with anything else your heart can imagine.

Ha!  But in all serious, I’ve seen all these bands on this line-up and they are all nothing short of amazing.

The Official Event Flyer:

The Facebook Invite:

Featuring musical acts:

The Growlers

(Long Beach, CA)

Slipping Into Darkness

(Desert Hot Springs, CA)

Band’s Facebook Page


(The Desert)

Summer Twins

(Riverside, CA)

Make sure to check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Coachella Valley Art Scene <3’s Tom Tom Magazine!!!

This is particially due to the fact that The CVAS is ran 100% by a girl… and Tom Tom Mag is 100% dedicated to female drummers.  Just as drummers has to keep up the beat and momentum in the band, so does your local independent arts and culture blogger.  For reals, for reals.

So, it’s a given that there will be girls here…. and not just any kinda girl… really COOL girls.

About Tom Tom Magazine:

Tom Tom Magazine® is the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers. It serves as the ultimate go-to guide for the latest and hottest info on lady drummers and beatmakers. Tom Tom seeks to raise awareness about female percussionists from all over the world and hopes to inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, all while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians. Tom Tom Magazine is more than just a magazine, we are also TV, clothing, games and gear tailor-made for the female drummer from beginner to professional. – via their website

Facebook Invite:

Musical Guests:

Dog Party

(Sacramento, CA)

Band’s Facebook Page

***so cute!!!

Gothic Tropic

(Los Angeles, CA)

Band’s Facebook Fan Page

Amanda Jo Williams

(Hogansville, GA)

Band’s Facebook Page

Also featuring that same evening:

Sister Rogers:

Dulce De Leche:

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Just came across this Facebook photo today!  No Facebook invite as of yet… but consider yourself invited!!!

Come check it out!  Symara Stone is fabulous.

Symara Stone

(Palm Springs, CA)

Facebook Fan Page

Musical Guests:

Giselle Woo

(Cathedral City, CA)

Facebook Page

Desert Fox is a semi-new bar… check it out.

And enjoy the fireworks!

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Well, those are our Top 3 Picks!!!

Check ’em out and report back to us how the show went!

Enjoy your 4th!!