Tachevah 2018

On Saturday, May 5, four of the Coachella Valley’s very own musical artists clashed at the Tachevah 2018 Finals at the Indio Block Party in Old Town Indio. For those who don’t know, Tachevah is a competition, started by “The Desert Sun,” that pits local musicians against each other, with this year’s cash prize being a grand total of three-thousand dollars.

The Tachevah 2018 Finals kicked off with Razor J and his backing band, The Blades. His music can be described as a mix of classic 90s rap’ with a hint of rock. Throughout his set, Razor J would whip out an electric guitar for some songs, soloing after finishing a rap verse. From his emotional verses to his guitar chops, Razor J poured his heart out.

The next artist was a young man from El Centro by the name of Victor Bosc. Bosc was accompanied by a two-piece backing band, featuring a bassist and drummer. He played a unique, catchy style of music that can’t really be categorized unless you have a listen for yourself. I found myself with at least two of his songs stuck in my head on my way home, “See What I See” and “Suddenly Anything Can Happen.”

Shortly after Bosc wrapped up his set, it was time for the third act of the night, Eevaan Tré. Eevan Tré is a veteran of the Coachella Valley music scene and has been in the game for a couple of years now. His music could easily be classified as R&B, with his smooth vocals amplifying the stage and calming the crowd. Aside from his vocal skills, Tré also manages to play a mean keyboard. The musical diversity within Eevan Tré’s music and his performance was a treat to watch.

Finally, it was time for the final contender of the night, Giselle Woo and her backing band the Night Owls. Giselle Woo and the Night Owls played a combination of both rock and indie music, which featured Woo herself on guitar. Out of all of the acts of the night, Giselle Woo and the Night Owls brought the most life onto the stage. Woo’s vocal prowess and guitar chops both compliment each other, making for an impressively unique style that was fun to watch and listen.

In the end, it was Giselle Woo and the Night Owls who took home the three-thousand dollar cash prize. Tachevah 2018 showcased some of the desert’s most talented musicians out there. It seems that every year the competition itself is growing steadily by including more and more local musicians, giving them the opportunity to showcase their musical talents.