This year's edition of Coachella might already be a fading memory, but underground-music festivals keep popping up like tumbleweeds, even as the Mojave Desert starts to really bake. The Deserted at the Palms fest in Twentynine Palms is headlined by trippy San Francisco hard-rockers Thee Oh Sees, and an undercurrent of desert-fried psychedelia runs through many of the other performers on the bill. Ramona Gonzalez's Nite Jewel adds layers of bewitching electronica to her desolate soundscapes, while Brooklyn's Prince Rama exudes exotic swirls of melody that contrast with the delicately dreamy pop vocals of Cate Le Bon. White Fence proffers '60s-style revivalism, Chrome Canyon pumps up its '80s synths, and Amanda Jo Williams brings it all back home with her cutesy folk strumming. Also performing: Dream Boys, Bloody Death Skull, HOTT MT, Geneva Jacuzzi and many others.
Sat., May 17, 1 p.m., 2014
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