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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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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…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 10:48 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 15, 2013 - 10:42 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 14, 2013 - 12:09 pm
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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 i…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 13, 2013 - 9:13 am
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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 effortle…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2013 - 1:19 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 11, 2013 - 11:36 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 9:38 am
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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…
Brad Shoup | January 28, 2013 - 12:34 pm
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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 Smith…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 24, 2013 - 11:31 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2013 - 9:19 am
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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 lineu…
Michael Nelson | January 10, 2013 - 10:45 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | January 7, 2013 - 9:34 am
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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,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm
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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…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2012 - 3:47 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | October 1, 2012 - 12:22 pm
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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 tri…
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2012 - 11:44 am
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Coachella 2013 Lineup Leak :P

How many of these can we take? Ok, one more (via Funny Or Die). What, no reunions this year?
Corban Goble | May 16, 2012 - 4:32 pm
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