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An absolutely blast of a weekend. Each day was stacked with great performances - Iggy, NIN, Bjork, Angel Olsen, Slowdive, Mitski, Tribe, Missy. Flying Lotus and so on. Nice little craft beer garden, no lines for pretty much anything all weekend, crowd was good all weekend. Food was quite expensive ($8 for an ice cream scoop get out of here), and the fact that alot of it was pavement you were really feeling it on Sunday.
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July 26, 2017 on Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017
Here's the first few minutes of him at Coachella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQBhBYR3ZzU The rest is as bad as you'd think it'd be.
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June 19, 2017 on DJ Khaled Claims Sabotage After Getting Booed Offstage At EDC
Did Beach House leave Sub Pop? The artist page doesn't work anymore.. https://www.subpop.com/artists/beach_house
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May 16, 2017 on Beach House – “Chariot”
Stereogum posted Anna Calvi covering Wolf Like Me what seems like ages ago but it still sounds great. The 2000s blog mp3 culture was a great wild west of remixes and other musical discoveries. You came home each day and popped google reader to have a dozen new songs to listen to. RIP to BIGSTEREO, Ohhh Crap!, Discodust, Too Many Sebastians, Good Weather for Airstrikes... Sometimes I wonder how much longer we'll have GvB, Stereogum, fluxblog and the like.
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April 18, 2017 on You Can Blame These Artists For Influencing The Chainsmokers
She had an early Sunday AM slot at Coachella last year. Not very many people that early but she rocked it W2. Looking forward to this.
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March 29, 2017 on Q&A: Tei Shi On Childhood, Creative Pressures, And Putting A Tarantula On Her Face
I don't have Apple Music - is this better than Heartbreaks and Earthquakes mix? One of the best mixes of the past few years imho.
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March 9, 2017 on Stream Charli XCX Number 1 Angel Mixtape
On Early Birds of Babylon https://youtu.be/pl6YsC1AD0Q
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January 6, 2017 on Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood Team Up For Myths 002 EP
I hate you 2016 :(
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December 16, 2016 on Chairlift Break Up
Popping in to say Never Going Home by Hazel English is an absolute gem of an EP.
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December 2, 2016 on 25 Great EPs From 2016
Saw her last December at the Bootleg Bar here in LA and there could not have been more than 40 people there. Maybe she has a bigger Euro fanbase but I was really surprised at the low turnout.
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November 9, 2015 on Stream Anna von Hausswolff The Miraculous
Weird how she doesn't like it but Pitchfork voted Oblivion the best song so far this decade. Out of all the singles I think her vocals on Phone Sex are essential and it sounds just like a Grimes song even though it's by Blood Diamonds.
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August 27, 2015 on Grimes Hates All Her Singles
Anyone else listen? The schedule/times seemed to be a bit messed up as I never saw A.G. Cook or Maxo and there was a japanese girl with a backpack playing during both of those (who I think was QT but I thought they were male?) The set was pretty great otherwise. GFOTY was not as good.
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March 16, 2015 on Livestream PC Music’s Dog Food Event At SXSW
The Ungirthed / Peach Wedding split 7" with Braids is incredible.
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February 26, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Purity Ring Another Eternity
His banter in 2012? was great. Gave props to Grimes' set earlier in the day, talked about some kind of weird run-in with a girl who may or may not have been the same one in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery song, and had some other funny musings about the fest. The tent was half empty though, it was an early evening slot and I think it may have worked better earlier in the day.
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January 7, 2015 on Coachella Vs. Governors Ball: The 2015 Lineup War
No west coast dates and tour finishing right before Coachella? http://media0.giphy.com/media/rl0FOxdz7CcxO/giphy.gif
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October 20, 2014 on Sleater-Kinney Announce No Cities To Love Reunion Album & World Tour
I agree. I've listened to The Hot Rock at least 10x more than any of the others and it's my favorite of theirs. Although listening to One Beat sometimes makes me flop about it.
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September 2, 2014 on Sleater-Kinney Announce Limited Edition 7xLP Box Set Start Together
Coachella is even worse on this. It has VIP sections in the very front for every stage, but it's not the section that regular people can get into with a general VIP pass. You have to buy a "guest" badge that is only available with the very expensive Safari tents (and obviously and artist passes and other industry people can get).
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August 26, 2014 on Savages’ Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals’ Class System
I can remember exactly the first time I heard Portishead driving home late on a Saturday night listening to Brave New World on KCRW here in Los Angeles. I was a sophomore and the song was Glory Box. Thank you Tricia Halloran. I'm pretty sure Sour Times on the Roseland NYC album is one of the most powerful live versions of any song ever.
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August 22, 2014 on Dummy Turns 20
Got tix to the LA show here in a few weeks. No idea what to expect but I hope it doesn't disappoint.
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July 7, 2014 on Internet-Beloved Babymetal Conquer Sonisphere, Will Open For Lady Gaga
We will never get a proper reissue of Loveless at this rate.
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June 20, 2014 on My Bloody Valentine Working On EP
How did this guy get the chance to do this twice with two different bands? Why wasn't he kicked out the first time it happened? Just horrible.
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June 19, 2014 on Women Of Tigers Jaw And Pity Sex Kissed By Stage-Crasher In Brooklyn, Release Statement Telling Fans Not To Violate Them
It doesn't remind of us any of that - that's exactly the point. Our history with native americans ain't exactly great, and by doing this we are essentially using an already-marginalized group of people's history and heritage and reducing it to a mascot/token fashion statement/kitsch without ever thinking about the atrocities committed against them.
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June 4, 2014 on Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress
He's one of the greatest interviewers ever. There are a few great ones if you haven't seen them: Pharrel/NERD's first one, Joanna Newsom's, Tyler the Creator's, Drake's, GWAR (RIP), Haim.
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June 2, 2014 on Watch Nardwuar Interview Waxahatchee
And nothing against the Blood Brothers, that's just the first band I thought of that induces such a polarizing reaction from people.
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May 18, 2014 on SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter
I think people find it confusing because St. Vincent is about as "mainstream" as you can get if you are talking about anything indie. I mean she's toured with David Byrne and practically played every single big festival and there is nothing out there about her sound, yet people are reacting like if it's the Blood Brothers up there.
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May 18, 2014 on SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter
This was awful. She seems very articulate and knowledgeable. Why she even agreed to interview with these bros is beyond me.
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April 23, 2014 on Iggy Azalea Wants Fans To Stop Trying To Finger Her
Would also love to see the headlines if Kanye was cut off and was ok with it because he'd have to pay.
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April 12, 2014 on Watch OutKast Reunite At Coachella
One of the worst sets by a headliner I've seen in awhile. They haven't performed together in years and it shows. Andre looked completely out of it (back to crowd on Hey Ya?), and he didn't even pretend to sing with the backing tracks at certain parts. Future coming out and pimping his album - really? It started ok but when they moved to the solo album tracks it was just downhill from there. Hope to god it improves as the shows go on because this was just terrible.
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April 12, 2014 on Watch OutKast Reunite At Coachella
If it's anything like last year, they will replay all channels continuously until tomorrow starts.
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April 11, 2014 on Watch Coachella 2014 Here All Weekend
Nardwuar's interview with him is one of the greatest interviews of all time.
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March 24, 2014 on R.I.P. Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus)