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Kanye West Also Joined Stromae At Coachella

Whenever Kanye West shows up somewhere, it makes headlines. So obviously his appearance during the Weeknd's set at Coachella was news. But Kanye also joined Belgian superstar Stromae during his set at the festival yesterday. I first heard about Stromae in spring of last year when one of my friends excitedly described how he wa… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 1:27 pm

After Coachella, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Is Not Psyched About Modern Music

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen has been doing a Coachella tour diary for Rolling Stone, a completely unedited stream of his thoughts about the festival and its surrounding ephemera. One of his earlier entries featured a story about playing at Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday party and a claim to have never heard AC/DC. His entry aboutMore »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Watch Florence Welch & Father John Misty Cover “Love Hurts” At Coachella

Last weekend, as Florence + The Machine were playing the Coachella main stage just before Drake's headlining spot, Florence Welch broke her foot. If you were watching the show, you would've had no idea anything had happened; she still showed a ton of energy. Last night, Welch played the second Coachella weekend, and she seemed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 8:56 am

Drake’s Second Coachella Surprise Was A Silent Nicki Minaj Cameo

After bringing out Madonna for a mini-set and makeout session last weekend, Drake decided to go a little more low-key on the guest front for his second Coachella appearance. Nicki Minaj came out on stage during their Pinkprint collab "Truffle Butter," but she didn't sing or talk at all, just walked around on stage a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 20, 2015 - 8:32 am

Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Coachella Performance With The Weeknd

The second weekend of Coachella is not without its surprises, even though it's typically received with much less fanfare than the first. For example, last night the Weeknd brought out special guest Kanye West during his set in what's probably the biggest surprise appearance this year. (At least maybe until Drake's set later tonight.) The… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Florence Welch Broke Her Foot During Her Coachella Set

I went to college in L.A., which means I experienced Coachella during the only period of life when a decent human should be subjected to it. That three-day desert festival marathon is a rough one, man. Don't take it from me though; just ask Florence Welch, who somehow broke her foot during the festival. Welch,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Justin Bieber Reportedly Thrown Out Of Coachella After Scuffle With Security

Justin Bieber spent most of his Coachella flirting with Kendall Jenner, but when he tried to close out his weekend in the desert by going to see Drake like any other normal person would, he hit a little snag. TMZ reports that Coachella security denied Bieber and his team entry into the private artists' area,… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 9:27 pm

Watch Jack White’s Full Coachella Set, Dedicated To The Transgender Community

Jack White headlined Saturday night at Coachella, performing songs from across his extensive catalogue as both a solo artist and member of the Raconteurs and the White Stripes. In a tweet last night, Third Man Records announced that his set was dedicated to the transgender community. White ended the 90-minute set with "Seven Nation Army,"… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 13, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2015

Tom trekked out to Indio, California last weekend to document the first round of Coachella 2015. If you haven't read his coverage, check out his reports from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all of which are equipped with live performance shots. Photographer Paul Carter caught up with a handful of musicians to capture some of the… More »

By: Stereogum / April 13, 2015 - 11:51 am

The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that one headliner was Drake. People talked about that Drake show all weekend. People rapped Drake lyrics at each other every time there was a conversational lull, or asked strangers who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Drake Recoil From Madonna’s Long Kiss At Coachella

During Drake's headlining Coachella set last night, he brought out Madonna right after, appropriately, debuting his If You're Reading This It's Too Late track "Madonna" live for the first time. She launched into a nearly set-killing medley of "Human Nature," "Hung Up," and her new single "Bitch I'm Madonna" before ending her appearance with a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 8:08 am

Watch Hozier & Este Haim Cover The Time’s “Jungle Love” At Coachella

Irish folk-pop singer Hozier spent most of his Coachella set proving that he had other songs besides his massive single "Take Me To Church," and at one point he brought out Este Haim to cover The Time's '80s hit "Jungle Love" with him. "That was so fun, holy shit!" Haim exclaimed at the end of… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 1:52 pm

The 8 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Saturday

If this year's Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival's three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he's still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival's organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Watch Tyler, The Creator And Kendall Jenner Exchange “Fuck You”s At Coachella

The VIP section is often the worst place to be during a music festival, packed with rich kids and celebrities who are too jaded to care about the actual music that's going on in front of them. During Tyler The Creator's set at Coachella last night, he called the section out and had some choice… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 11:42 am

Ratatat – “Cream On Chrome”

It's been five years since Ratatat put out their last album, but they're back today with a new song called "Cream On Chrome," released just a few hours before their night-ending Coachella set. There's no official word on a new album yet, but this is presumably taken from an upcoming fifth record called LP5, if… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Watch Tame Impala’s Full Coachella 2015 Set

In our Coachella recap, Tom called Tame Impala's second-from-headliner set "a study in head-nod immersion," and now you can see the whole thing for yourself thanks to someone who has dutifully uploaded a rip of the livestream. The band played its two new singles -- "Let It Happen" and "'Cause I'm A Man" -- for… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2015 - 5:46 pm

The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday

There's every other festival in America, and then there's Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It's the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the '90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they're doing. It's first, so all these bands are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Livestream Coachella 2015 Right Here

Coachella, the first major event of summer festival season, is upon us. Headliners for this weekend's festivities include AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake, and the lineup includes lots of Stereogum favorites including Run The Jewels, St. Vincent, FKA twigs, Ryan Adams, Tame Impala, Swans, and the War On Drugs. If you can't make it to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 6:29 pm

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Recounts Playing Robert Downey Jr’s 50th Birthday, Says He’s Never Heard AC/DC

Even if you live under a rock, by now you should be aware that Steely Dan are playing Coachella the next two weekends. And what's the best way to turn this oddity into #content in the year 2015? Easy: Get aging rockstar Fagen to pen a tour diary of sorts for Rolling Stone during hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 7, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Coachella And Lollapalooza Ban Selfie Sticks

I honestly don't think I've seen a selfie stick in real life -- maybe I'm just not looking hard enough? -- but they're the latest tech gadget to draw significant ire from the general public at large, so much so that Coachella and Lollapalooza have decided to explicitly ban them from their festivals this year. More »

By: James Rettig / March 29, 2015 - 11:05 am
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