Tinariwen roam to The UC Theatre with Dirtwire next month

Willing to bet, in all your years, you've never seen a band of Tuareg musicians. Willing to bet a little less that you might not even know what 'Tuareg' is (it's OK. We're not here to judge). Tuareg are a group of people from the Sahara, from as far north as Libya to as far south as Burkina Faso. Tinariwen are from Mali, which sticks to the Western side of the Sahara. Tuareg are also, by definition, nomadic — which alone makes Tinariwen's story fascinating. Add in a constantly-rotating cast of band members and near-constant political upheaval in their homeland [...]

Win tickets to see Tinariwen, Warpaint, Chelsea Wolfe, and more at Desert Daze, 4/20/13

The good folks who put on the annual Moon Block Party in Pomona, CA are once again hosting Desert Daze—a psych fest out in the desert, where shit gets real trippy. The festival happens around the same time as Coachella, and is meant as a much more affordable way to see some killer bands under the Southern California sun without all the hassle. As you can tell from the pics I posted from last year's Moon Block Party, these people know how to throw one hell of a show. This year, the Desert Daze lineup is absolutely mindblowing: Tuareg psych [...]

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