Smokin ‘Grooves returns; free tunes with a side of tamales in Indio – Orange County Register
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Who else spent the vacation weekend watching “Get Back”? I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t completed the 7+ Hours of Beatlemania yet, but I will say this is the closest time travel thing I can ever experience.
Back in 2021, there is a lot of great music at the Indio International Tamale Festival this weekend. And it’s free!
Looking ahead to next year, Smokin ‘Grooves is back. It gets a new location, but the lineup is pure fire. Also ahead in 2022? The Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden return via southern California. Read on.
Smoking in 2022
Beloved hip-hop and neo-soul festival Smokin ‘Grooves returns in March, but it’s moving from Long Beach to LA. Stacked lineup includes Erykah Badu, Nas, The Roots, and more. See the full lineup and find out how to get tickets.
Airs and tamales
The The Indio Tamale International Festival returns this weekend with a major entertainment upgrade. You can see La Sonora Dinamita, Tijuana Panthers, Sweet & Tender Hooligans, Thee Midniters, The Red Pears and more for free. Bonus: there are also delicious and delicious tamales.
Raise the shackles!
Iron Maiden returns to the United States in 2022, and the beloved British metal band has booked shows for Anaheim and Chula Vista in September. here are the details on how to get tickets so you can experience the ecstasy of hearing the band play “The Trooper” live.
Wild Christmas Gift
Iconic Southern California punk band X is doing a few holiday shows in the area, starting this weekend, and Kelli Skye Fadroski caught up with singer Exene Cervenka to talk about her favorite Christmas albums.
A fool for the Foos
If you just can’t get enough Dave Grohl in your life, we’ve got good news: The Foo Fighters will be playing at Banc of California Stadium in August. Get the details and find out how to get tickets.
A jazzy and chic decade
For 10 years, the session musicians who make up the Los Angeles Hot Club have been chasing the Monday blues with a residency at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Richard guzman talked to the band and their fans about the music and more.
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