By Ashley Bennett
You know that feeling when you take the first sip of an ice cold drink and your thirst is immediately quenched? That’s the feeling you’ll encounter when entering the Amigo Room over at the Ace Hotel and hearing the refreshing sounds of Vice Cooler. It’s no exaggeration to call Vice Cooler a man of many talents and it would be an understatement to leave him labeled as just another videographer or DJ. When he’s not spending his time being a photographer for various famous websites like TheWire.com or Vice.com, as well as writing for those websites and directing videos for local bands, he’s playing in bands such as XBXRX, Kit, Skull Tape and Hawnay Troof. Where he finds the time, we’ll never know. Maybe he’s a master time-traveler too. Great Scott with all of these projects you’ll also find Vice at one of the Ace’s “Afterfests” following the conclusion of another great night of short films at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. Music videos will be aplenty here and you’ll love every minute if you have a favorite among bands like Peaches, La Sera, Cerebral Ballzy, Kit, Abe Vigoda, Skull Tabe, Hollerado, Deerhoof and XBXRX. After the screenings wind down to completion, Vice Cooler will take the Ace stage in his role as DJ.
The Ace Hotel, Clubhouse & Amigo Room, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 325-9900; www.acehotel.com. Free. 8:30pm.