After a decade long run at Pappy & Harriet's from 2007-2017 which defined the indie music festival scene and showcased well over 300 artists including the likes of The Black Angels, The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dinosaur Jr to name just a few, we have doubled down on bringing intimacy and connection to our fans with the move to our new outdoor theater in downtown Joshua Tree in 2019.

MERCURY REV SPECIAL TWO NIGHT PERFORMANCE!

 

FRIDAY MARCH 27th 

SATURDAY MARCH 28th

(DESERTER'S SONGS)

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ALEX MAAS

OF THE BLACK ANGELS 

 

Returning for his 4th performance at Desert Stars, Alex Maas will bring his soulful delivery of folky psychedelic sounds on Saturday March 28th.

SATURDAY 

MARCH 28th 

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RINGO DEATHSTARR

FRIDAY MARCH 27th 

 

The dreamy ethereal shoegaze sound that is Ringo Deathstarr returns to Desert Stars this Spring. Paired up with Mercury Rev, Twink and Mayflower Madame (from Norway) our Friday night is shaping up to be one for the books. 

RINGO DEATHSTARR

FRIDAY MARCH 27th 

 

The dreamy ethereal shoegaze sound that is Ringo Deathstarr returns to Desert Stars this Spring. Paired up with Mercury Rev, Twink and Mayflower Madame (from Norway) our Friday night is shaping up to be one for the books. 

TWINK  

TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS CLASSIC ALBUM "THINK PINK" AT 12TH ANNUAL DESERT STARS

 

From Jimi Hendrix to Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, Twink has played with some of the greats. Back in the '60s and '70s some of his bands included the likes of The Pink Fairies, Tomorrow, The Pretty Things, The Aquarian Age, PinkWind, and Stars. We are excited to announce a special 50 year anniversary performance of his classic album THINK PINK on Friday March 27th. Twink will perform classics from Think Pink and more. Read more on Twink's incredible journey through rock history here.

Twink 50 year anniversary of Think Pink.
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PETER HOLMSTROM OF DANDY WARHOLS TO BRING SOLO PROJECT P.I.A.  

 

It's no secret that The Dandy Warhols have been huge supporters of Desert Stars. PIA (Pete International Airport) is the solo project of Peter Holmstrom with a stellar cast of revolving members which include appearances from Robert Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Alex Maas (The Black Angels). Don't miss P.I.A. on Saturday March 28th. Read more about PIA in this article or watch "Flowers Of Evil" video below for a preview.

  

Guitarist of SMASHING PUMPKINS, Jeff Schroeder, brings new project NIGHT DREAMER 3/28

NIGHT DREAMER

SATURDAY MARCH 28TH  

 

"Dream-pop that imagines guitar pedal-boards experiencing nightmares, or music from the underbelly of Kubrick’s Monolith"

--KEVIN BRONSON (BUZZBANDS LA)

Read more here

RYLEY WALKER

SATURDAY MARCH 28TH  

 

One of our favorite discoveries of the past few years is Ryley Walker. His set for us back in 2017 was mesmerizing, initmate and captivating. Don't miss his set on Saturday Mar 28th. Read more about Ryley in this STEREOGUM article.

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