Moonlit desert nights are full of surprises. From the quiet calm to the wild side, they range. How far they range… well, that depends on you.
Enter tonight’s scene, the Date Shed, one of the most unique venues around. A speakeasy of sorts, with a sweet history and a seemingly evergreen future.
On this night the skaa band Fishbone filled the air with tunes, destined to make you forget the then and celebrate the now. The alternative funk rockers join an eclectic list of performers to pop up on this stage, to beckon revelers to the dance floor, to groove, to sway, to party desert-style with a simple head bob.
Turn the tables back a ways and The Date Shed was a Date Shed, a storage space for dates harvested on property. That lasted 50 years. Spin into 2011 and the storage facility was transformed into its current form, a spot best described as 1970’s Sunset Strip meets Coachella Fest.
In fact, the walls here are lined with photos from that world famous music festival. And why not, the nonchalant bar shares the same grounds as Coachella.
Tucked into a tiny corner at the Empire Polo Club, one might not even realize The Date Shed is here. Beneath the date palms, under a canopy of lights this little piece of history is packing the cozy house year-round and offering an historic time-warp of sorts.
And just like that, the desert night…fades to day, creating another chance to follow the sunset to where it all began. And again, that depends on you.
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