NEW RELEASE SPECIALS & INTERVIEWS
Special Interview with TomTom from Chill Magnet & Brent from Daytime Moon
In this special interview with Tom Murray (TomTom) from Chill Magnet & Brent from Daytime Moon, we talk about their upcoming show at The Red Barn Friday, August 18th, what the bands are up to, we play a few tracks and talk about what's next for both bands.
Special Interview with Doug Wilson, Artistic Director for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and Jeff Hocker, member of the chorus.
In this special interview we spoke with Doug Wilson, the Artistic Director for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and Jeff Hocker of Hocker Productions and also a member of the chorus. We find out all about the upcoming auditions, the holiday and spring productions, and how to get involved in the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus.
New Release Special with Krystofer Do
In this New Release Special we talk with Krystofer Do and listen to some new tracks off his new EP. We talk about how he got started in music, working and creating in the Coachella Valley and what's next for him musically.
Special Interview with the band Mozaiq
Join KCOD for this special interview with the band Mozaiq. The band is playing the upcoming Desert Oasis Music Festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio on October 7th & 8th. We talk about how the band got together and how they all got started in music, their creative and collaborative rhythm, dream collaborations, creating and playing in the Coachella Valley, and what's coming up next for Mozaiq.
Special Interview with Bob Hamilton and Students from AMP Camp
KCOD got to tour the Shadow Hills High School Performing Arts Center, the location of AMP Camp this year, the Academy of Musical Performance, which has their big event showcasing the student bands on July 22nd, 2017. We got to interview Music Co-Director Bob Hamilton and some of the amazing students in the camp about all things AMP Camp.
Special Interview with The Adobe Collective
The Adobe Collective stopped by KCOD for an interview and to play tracks off their most recent album Take Heart, Take Care. The Adobe Collective is a 29 Palms, CA based musical project headed by Tim and Faith Chinnock. They will be playing Pappy & Harriet's in Joshua Tree on July 27th, 2017 so don't miss it!
Special Interview with Lee Espinoza and Citlalli Ortiz, USA National Junior Welterweight Champion
In this special interview, KCOD Sports Director Alex Zatarain had the pleasure of interviewing Lee Espinoza of the Lee Espinoza Coachella Boxing Club and Citlali Ortiz, the USA National Junior Welterweight Champion. She is off to India in November to compete in the World Youth Championship.
Special Interview with Beverly Noerr, Director of the Redlands Summer Music Festival
Steve Kelly of KCOD interviewed Beverly Noerr, Director of the Redlands Summer Music Festival which starts on June 30th, 2017
KCOD's White Party Palm Springs Event Coverage | Hosted by Joe De Hoyos
KCOD host Joe De Hoyos covered the White Party Palm Springs and had great interviews over the weekend of events including the city proclamation for Jeffrey Sanker's cultural contribution to Palm Springs. He interviewed Jeffrey Sanker, Founder of the White Party Palm Springs, Phil Lobel who does the public relations for the White Party, Palm Springs Councilman J.R. Roberts, and yearly attendee drag personality Maude Chapeau.
Special Interview with Cherise, Luke and Jake Sonderman from the Academy of Musical Performance
On this Special Interview with Cherise, Jake and Luke Sonderman from AMP - Academy of Musical Performance, we find out all about the 4-week camp that runs over the summer, year-long events and performances, the audition process and the upcoming final audition for 5th - 11th grade students on May 21st, 2017!
New Release Special with The BrosQuitos
Check out an interview with The BrosQuitos and preview tracks from the new album Vinyl Image.
Special Interview with Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, Director of Education at the McCallum Theatre, about Open Call
Special Interview with Tracy Dietlin & Phil Lacombe to talk CV Weekly's 5-Year Anniversary!
Special Interview with Dr. Stan Hill, Artistic Director of Modern Men, Coachella Valley Men's Chorus
New Release Special with brightener
We got to preview new tracks off the new brightener album "Headroom" and talk about the upcoming tour!
Special Interview | About the Waring International Piano Competition with John Bayless, Concert Pianist, Composer and Artistic Director of the Competition, Michael Rolland Davis, Producer of the events and Peggy Cravens, Chairman of the Board.
Special Interview | Bruce Fessier from The Desert Sun talks about the 2017 Tachevah Showcase and previews tracks from the 10 artists
Special Interview | Tim Bruneau, Artistic Director of the California Desert Chorale & COD Student Javier Contreras
Special Interview | Hard Rock Global Lounge Sessions w/ Esjay Jones
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Esjay Jones and talking about the amazing show coming up March 11th, 2017 at the Hard Rock Palm Springs Global Lounge Sessions! Check out the interview and to hear some of Sotomayor who will be coming to the desert on March 11th!
New Release Special w/ Venus and the Traps
Local CV Band Venus and the Traps joined us in the studio to listen to some of the tracks off their new EP 'No Flies Included' and to talk all things Venus and the Traps!
New Release Special w/ Cakes & Brains
Local CV band Cakes & Brains have a new album coming out February 24th at their album release party at Bart Lounge!! Listen here to preview some of the new tracks and for our interview with the guys!
Interview w/ Bruce Fessier from The Desert Sun about Tachevah 2017
Bruce Fessier, Entertainment writer for The Desert Sun joined us in the studio to talk about the upcoming Tachevah Showcase. The video submission deadline for bands is Friday, Jan. 27th and public voting opens on Friday, Feb. 10th.
Interview w/ Doug Wilson, Artistic Director of the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus & member of the chorus + COD student Joe DeHoyos
On this KCOD interview, Doug Wilson, the Artistic Director of the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, and member of the Chorus and COD student Joe DeHoyos come talk about the chorus and the upcoming show “Hollywood Holiday - Christmas at the Movies” happening on December 17th and 18th at the Richard’s Center for the Arts.
Halloween Special | Vampstakers - Produced by COD student Jason Ramsey
Happy Halloween! In this Halloween Special, Vampstakers, COD student Jason Ramsey takes listeners through the twists and turns of a horror/comedy audio drama about a vampire hunter. Jason produced this episode and many of the sound effects + used voices from the RTV Announcing course at COD!
Interview with Josh Heinz about the 9th Annual Concert for Autism
We talked to Josh Heinz from Blasting Echo about the upcoming 9th Annual Concert for Autism to be held at The Tack Room in Indio on November 18th and 19th. There is an amazing lineup of artists and the proceeds support Lumpy's Foundation for Autism.
Behind the Scenes w/ CIVX
On this episode of Behind the Scenes we talk with CIVX about stories and tales from the road, shows, rehearsals and more. Listen here to find out what the band is listening to right now, hear some of their tracks plus more great behind the scenes stories!
Interview w/ the Director & Choreographer of the COD Production of Little Shop of Horrors, Se Layne
In this special interview, we talk with the director & choreographer of the COD production of Little Shop of Horrors, Se Layne. The musical will be playing in the Pollock Theater at College of the Desert October 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th, 2016 - just in time for Halloween! You can purchase tickets here: https://collegeofthedesert.ticketleap.com
Behind the Scenes w/ The BrosQuitos
On this episode of Behind the Scenes, The BrosQuitos preview tracks from their new EP coming out November 17th, 2016, and the band tells stories and tales from the road, rehearsals, shows and more. Listen here to find out what The BrosQuitos are listening to right now, how they first met and performances they will never forget!
New Release Special w/ Shawn Don & Kate London
Check out this New Release Special with Shawn Don and Kate London. Shawn is originally from the desert and just released a new single with Snoop Dogg. We had a great dialogue about bringing more attention to the Coachella Valley, mentorships and that dynamic with his new artist Kate London, and we preview both of their new tracks!
New Release Special w/ THE FLUSTERS | with special guests Cakes & Brains, brightener and YIP YOPS
On this New Release Special, we are joined by The Flusters, who are releasing their new EP on October 1st, 2016. We talk about the recording of the EP, preview some of the tracks and hear from the bands playing the EP release party at The Hood on Friday, September 30th! Listen here for the interview with The Flusters, with special guests Cakes & Brains, brightener and YIP YOPS!