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Watch Modest Mouse Play New Song “Be Brave” At Coachella

It’s been six years since the last Modest Mouse album and four years since the last LP, and now the band might finally have some new music ready to go. At Coachella over the weekend, they played a sharp and clangorous new one called “Be Brave.” Judging by the live video, the song shows the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013 - 10:48 am

Coachella 2013 Sunday: Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Jessie Ware, & More

SpaceGhostPurrp doesn’t really scream Sunday brunch hour entertainment, but he and his crew Raider Klan were one of the acts to kick off Day 3 of Coachella. Yet, he, Key Nyata, and the whole lot of them sold the kind of menace that is better suited for a dark club than beaming sun rays and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 15, 2013 - 10:42 am

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Watch Phoenix And R. Kelly Perform Together At Coachella

At Coachella Saturday night, R. Kelly joined headliners Phoenix for mashed-up versions of “1901”/”Ignition” and “Chloroform”/”I’m A Flirt.” Check out video below and photos of the live collaboration above. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 14, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question — who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Watch Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Coachella Video

At Coachella last night, a commercial for Daft Punk’s highly anticipated Random Access Memories played on festival screens. We’ve heard brief bits of its music via a series of SNL commercials and interviews with album players Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers, and but this new teaser (a preview of the “Get Lucky” music video?) actually… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 13, 2013 - 9:13 am

Deconstructing: Phoenix And The Festival Headliner Economy

As miracles go, the last two Phoenix records were somewhere between water-into-wine and raising a man from the dead, all ecstasy and wonder and effortless grace. The singles got all the ink, as singles do, but every track was effervescent. It was the kind of music that seems to materialize out of thin air but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 11, 2013 - 1:19 pm

10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Coachella ’13

Coachella Weekend 1 strikes tomorrow! If you’re heading out to Indio for the festival, we know you’re probably intending to check out Blur, Phoenix, the Postal Service, and many of the other marquee acts performing at the Polo Grounds. But if you’re an early riser or someone who is looking for something a little different,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 11, 2013 - 11:36 am

Coachella 2013 Set Times

The first of the two Coachella festivals starts in a mere two days, and the festival’s organizers have just announced the schedules for all six of their stages. If you’re going to the festival and you’re the organized type (rather than the wandering-around-blasted type), it’s time to go into planning overdrive, to mentally plot out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013 - 9:38 am

Deconstructing: Coachella And The Music Festival Industry

A music festival is a bit like an iTunes playlist. You’re not going to listen to everything, but it’s great knowing it’s all there. And in a sense, a music festival is a lot like iTunes itself: a key tentpole propping up the industry. Even as the business of recording undergoes perpetual contraction, there are… More »

By: Brad Shoup / January 28, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Coachella 2013 Lineup

There have been rumors about the Rollings Stones, fake lineups and even offers from the organizers to make the festival all-vegetarian to entice the Smiths to reunite but now we have the official low-down on the acts performing at Coachella. The festival — which runs 4/12-14 and 4/19-21 — will feature appearances from Blur, Phoenix,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 24, 2013 - 11:31 pm

The Postal Service Reunion Is On

There is truth! Love is real! The Postal Service are getting back together! The Ben Gibbard/Jimmy Tamborello duo barely spent any time touring behind their excellently starry-eyed 2003 sad-bastard synthpop classic Give Up, but the album went on to become massively cult-beloved anyway. For years, we waited on a follow-up, and one never materialized. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2013 - 9:19 am

Coachella 2013 Lineup Not Revealed

The Rolling Stones aren’t the only ones spreading subterfuge regarding Coachella 2013. Making the rounds today is the season’s first genuinely compelling fake Coachella lineup poster. (Kinda late, too — fake 2012 lineups were circulating as early as December 19, 2012. Raise your game, slackers!) This year’s fake lineup is a total must-see: Daft Punk,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 10, 2013 - 10:45 am

Coachella Rolling Stones Rumor Heats Up

On the heels of their big 50th Anniversary shows, it would make sense for the Rolling Stones to cash in a little (more), while they are in fighting shape, or whatever you call the shape they are in. And aside from being well timed, rumors of the Stones headlining Coachella are not new. You may… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2013 - 9:34 am

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Rolling Stones To Headline Coachella 2013?

I didn’t watch 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief in real time, but I did follow it on my Facebook newsfeed, and I literally LOLed when the following three updates popped up — posted by three different people, from three distinct demographics, who themselves are not friends with one another on Facebook:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 14, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Coachella Offered To Go Vegetarian For Smiths Reunion

Morrissey is pretty well-known as a quote machine at this stage in his career, so it probably won’t surprise you that an interesting tidbit about a possible Smiths reunion cropped up in an interview Moz did with Australia’s Herald Sun. More:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 1, 2012 - 12:22 pm

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages — a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Coachella Cruise Rumored

The people behind Coachella have some sort of big announcement planned for this evening, and word around the virtual campfire is that they’re going to announce a Coachella-themed cruise. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2012 - 11:44 am

Coachella 2013 Lineup Leak :P

How many of these can we take? Ok, one more (via Funny Or Die). What, no reunions this year? More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012 - 4:32 pm
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