The photo above features an aerial shot of the Nude Bowl.  To those even younger than I, and unaware of what this is and why it is even relevant – please, do your research and ask Mr. Google what it is all about ( it would take me a whole featured post to explain).  For this a place that is long gone, buried deep underground, but the essence and the spirit of the nude Bowl continues to live on… in different forms.  Take a look…

We have certainly come a long way since the days of Nude Bowl and generator parties as you can clearly see today’s shows are at venues in organized and under controlled, civilized conditions.  However, the desert spirit, the punk rock aspect, the love for it all… it’s all still there.  And, we are slowly, but surely, ever so steadily building on it.

As exciting as the Nude Bowl days must have been (major bummer that I wasn’t old enough to go), today is just as exciting and the future looks even more enticing.  Just take a scroll down on this Things 2 Do Thursdays post and you will most certainly have to agree.

To all those who laid the ground-works, fired up the spirit, and continue to inspire us today…. this weekend is dedicated to you:


Movie night at the Ace!! Check the flyer for the schedule and I’ll see ya in the Commune!!

After you watch the movie – boogie on down to the Amigo Room!  Info as provided by the Facebook invite:  INFO: “¡Reunión! is inclusive and intimate. Come chill, dance, drink, and listen to good music. DJ DayAimlo and friends play a mix of funk, folk, house, hip-hop, dubstep and disco.  Once a month, Day hosts a special guest at ¡Reunión!. Past guest spots include DJ Nu-Mark, King Most, Thes One, Exile, The Gaslamp Killer, Huggs, DJ Eleven, Jamie Strong of The Do-Over, O-Dub, Jeremy Sole, Mr. Supreme, Doc Delay and Ohmega Watts.” LOCATION: “Amigo Room : Ace Hotel Y Swim Club  701 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA” TIME: Today at 10:00pm – Tomorrow at 1:00am COST: free!  AGE: 21+

Info as provided by the Facebook invite: INFO: “Performances by PHILLIE MILLS , Exact Opposites , Flo*aticz , Mith & Quiet (Earthbound Crew) , hosted by DJ Rawkwell , Beats BY DJ Ba5e”  LOCATION:SPACE 120, downtown Palm Springs  TIME: Today at 9:00pm – Tomorrow at 2:00am.  AGE:  21+


18+ Party!!  Check it out, here is the info provided by the Facebook invite: INFO: Hosting Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians, a heavy psychedelic orchestra right out of LA. Special guest appearance in the wings…5 bucks, and it is now +18! LOCATION: J Dee’s Landing 340 North Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA TIME: Tomorrow at 9:00pm – Saturday at 2:00am.  AGE: 18+ COST: $5.  See you there!!!

Howie Pyro DJs every Friday night at the Ace Hotel’s Amigo Room.  Don’t act like you don’t know!


DJ Alf Alpha on the 1's & 2's at The Coachella Art Studios art installation inside Coachella Fest 2010

This is going to be an AMAZING PARTY!!! Okay, maybe I say this because I, the Coachella Valley Art Scene, will be there providing you all with free art supplies to make your own DIY Crafts.  Yes, I said, “FREE.”  Yes, this means you can make a little something something or add to your outfit in between the dance jams that ALF ALPHA is going to be laying down.  Make sure to get ready to party – because when me and Alf Alpha team up we only have one rule: “No Parking on the Dance Floor.”

If you are wondering what kind of music Alf Alpha spins at our monthly, you can listen here.  It’s a live recording of the first hour 1/2 set from last month:

Here is the information provided by our Facebook invite (which you should RSVP to): INFO: The Ace Hotel Palm Springs presents World Famous with DJ Alf Alpha.  “World Famous” is a new monthly dance party featuring resident DJ: Alf Alpha.  The party will also feature Free DIY Craft Table by The Coachella Valley Art Scene.
Who: DJ Alf Alpha + Ace Hotel + The Coachella Valley Art Scene
What: “World Famous” Monthly Dance Party
Where: Ace Hotel’s Amigo Room 701 S Palm Canyon Palm Springs, CA
When: Saturday, November 20th, 10pm-2am

make sure to check out:

We hope to see you there! Don’t forget your dancing shoes. No parking on the dance floor.
If you have any questions, please email The Coachella Valley Art Scene at

Benefit Rock Show for Isaiah this Saturday!  Here is all the information as provided by the Facebook invite:  INFO: “Isaiah Poag is two years old.He is the son of Shawn Poag,and Amy Heisinger Poag.  Baby Isaiah was diagnosed with a brain tumor,and endured a long surgery to remove it.  One week later on September 1st,2010 the pathology report came back that Isaiah has Stage three Ependymoma Anaplastic,a very rare brain cancer.  Please come out for a fun day of great rock music and support a child and his family in a time of hope and need.  For more information on Hope for Isaiah …a fund that has been set up for donations please check out the facebook page here:  The concert will feature some of the desert’s great bands, food concessions, beer garden and fun for all ages.  DIRECTIONS:  82-950 Avenue 61 (mapquest directions)  TIME: Saturday, November 20 · 4:00pm – 11:30pm – ALL AGES!

Information as provided on the Facebook invite: INFO: “music all night. this is a benefit show so we can get more S.B. stuff going so all donations are accepted. spread the word and try to make it!” DIRECTIONS: its on 48th and jefferson. miraflores complex. at the gate press 069 and take a left right away. follow the left all the way untill you see the pool area. TIME: Saturday, November 20 · 6:00pm – 11:00pm.  ALL AGES.

Information regarding the party via their Facebook invite: INFORMATION: “Doors open all day. Music from 9pm-Midnight. 21 and over $3 Draft Beers. Late Night Menu  // $2 dollar donation or 2 food products per person. All proceeds will be donated to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.  You can donate any and all food products and dry goods for entry, at least two products per person. Visit for donation details.”  LOCATION: Tack Room Tavern in the Empire Polo Club.  TIME: Saturday at 9:00pm – Sunday at 12:00am.  21+ only.

Information regarding the event as provided by the Facebook invite: INFO: “THIS SATURDAY NIGHT NOV. 20th The Date Shed presents: Blackstrap Molasses, The Town Troubles, and Cheese. +plus Special Guests and live DJ Sets in the mix>>> Drink Specials from 8-9 PM…”  LOCATION:  The Date Shed 81-800 Ave 51 Indio, CA, 92201 TIME: Saturday at 8:00pm – Sunday at 2:00am


This is a MUST!  check out the infromation pulled from the Facebook page: “A concert series focusing on creativity, inidviduality & energy. Music, art & film performances to inspire the desert community and bring together the Coachella Valley’s diverse talent and beyond.  In colaboration with the Indio Performing Arts Center, Mario Lalli of Loud Light Productions, Bruce Fessier and,the Coachella Valley Arts Scene, The Coachella Valley Art Alliance, desert musicians and artists.”  LOCATION: The Indio Performing Arts Center “A cultural oasis”  45-175 Fargo Street  Indio CA 92201 TIME: 7:00pm-12:00am.  COST: $5 AGE: All Ages!!!!

Thank you all for supporting us in another week here on The Coachella Valley Art Scene.  We appreciate and are inspired by all the love and positivity that you give us.  If you know about something that is super cool, but I somehow missed, make sure to email me and let me know!!… remember, I am human, I swear, I’m not just a blogbot.  My email is: thecoachellavalleyartscene