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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 »

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 »

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 »

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MSG Wants To Throw A Music Festival In The Same Queens Park Targeted By Coachella Organizers

In late September, news surfaced that AEG, the production company behind the Coachella and Firefly music festivals, was aiming to bring a similar festival to…
Michael Nelson | November 2, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Governors Ball Petitions Mayor To Block “NYC Coachella”

A couple weeks back we reported on rumors that AEG Live (the production company behind both Coachella and Firefly) was in talks with the city…
Michael Nelson | October 15, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Coachella Producers Reportedly Planning Festival In Queens

Rumor has it that AEG Live -- the production company that hosts Coachella and Firefly -- has been in talks with the city of New…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 30, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Madonna Wishes She Hadn’t Made Out With Drake At Coachella

The most talked-about moment from the first Coachella weekend came at the end of Madonna's surprise appearance during Drake's headlining set. After singing a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 9:54 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | April 13, 2015 - 11:51 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"…
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…
James Rettig | April 12, 2015 - 1:52 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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | April 11, 2015 - 5:46 pm
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