In our latest feature, Recaps of Happs from the Past, we examine highlights from this past summer’s music scene.  There have been some amazing shows in the Coachella Valley.  While some have taken place at big venues, others at smaller, and even some right in your neighbor’s back yard, the energy and passion that each one has embodied has been fierce.

Despite the fact that it’s over 100 degrees at night, that many people are out of work, and music outlets for youth are scarce  – one thing that is for certain is that the Coachella Valley’s local scene isn’t giving up the fight…”to ppppaaaarrrttttyyy.”

One thing can be concluded about us crazy desert folk, when the times get tough the tough get going….

Below is a Photo Recap brought to us by local photographer, Ken Foto.  Ken Foto is an excellent photographer with an extensive portfolio that spans well over 10 years, with travels around the world, he is adding to his collection documentation of the desert music scene.  We love Ken Foto’s work, especially the way he captures the passion burning inside the artists.

Look through Ken Foto’s work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfoto/

This particular show took place earlier in August, in a backyard to a famous home in Coachella, CA.

Bands touring from out f town; The Peabrains and The Closers, played alongside local bands; Los Mumblerz, Pagan Powers, Batskinners, Terror Cult, and Las Fleas.

Links to local bands:

Los Mumblerz

http://www.facebook.com/losmumblers

www.losmumblers.bandcamp.com

Pagan Powers

http://www.facebook.com/paganpowers

 Batskinners

http://www.facebook.com/Batskinners

Terror Cult

http://www.facebook.com/terrorcult666

Make sure to “like” the bands on Facebook to cheek out their music and keep in the loop when their next show is.

*all photos by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

Indio, CA punk scene photographed by Ken Foto

All photos taken by local photographer, Ken Foto.

To check out more of Ken’s work from over the years, please click the link below:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfoto/

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