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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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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…
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…
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?
Corban Goble | May 16, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Coachella 2013 Dates Revealed

Despite some speculation that Coachella would go three weekends in 2013 instead of the two-weekend layout of 2012, today the fest announced the dates for…
Corban Goble | May 14, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Thom Yorke Joins Modeselektor, DJs Day And Night At Coachella Weekend 2

With his band's Coachella duties taken care of, Thom Yorke apparently decided to have some fun during the second Coachella weekend. Below, we've got video…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Premiere New Song, Cover Lauryn Hill At Coachella

Frank Ocean switched things up for week two of Coachella, deviating from that set to play a new one called "Forrest Gump" as well as…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Watch Black Keys & John Fogerty Cover The Band

The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band's "Ophelia." One night after…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

Raptor Jesus Goes To Coachella

[Editor's Note: Last week, commenter Michael_ came through with coverage of Coachella's first weekend from the commenter perspective, and he did so well that he
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 10:05 am

All-Hologram Coachella Lineup Leaks

In part this post is to say, good job,, on this flyer. And in part it is to say now please, let us call…
Amrit Singh | April 17, 2012 - 5:16 pm

A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_

[Editor's Note: While Coachella's two weekend desert jammer has generated tons of photo and video for us to experience via remote, air-conditioned laptop stations, this
Michael Swiszcz | April 16, 2012 - 10:59 am

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday's action, we've got a fresh batch of archived sets to point…
Corban Goble | April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

Watch Radiohead, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Azealia Banks, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella weekend one rages on, and last night featured sets from marquee acts like Radiohead, Bon Iver, Azealia Banks and ASAP Rocky. Their sets have…
Corban Goble | April 15, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Watch Pulp, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Black Keys, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella is streaming (with some notable exceptions) at YouTube all weekend, and this morning a couple of archived sets found their way to the web.
Corban Goble | April 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A.,…
Stereogum | April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Coachella Set Times Revealed

Via Twitter, Coachella announced its set times early this morning. Also on the Coachella front, Eminem, Warren G, Kendrick Lamar will join Snoop and Dre…
Corban Goble | April 11, 2012 - 9:09 am

Coachella Sideshows 2012 Schedule

Via @goldenvoice, up above is the slate of shows taking place in the L.A. area during the two Coachella weekends (full lineup here), and it’s…
Corban Goble | March 5, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Diplo Disses Coachella Lineup

To many of us, this year’s Coachella lineup looks like the best thing the festival has put together in ages. Radiohead! Dre and Snoop! So…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2012 - 9:05 am

Coachella 2012 Lineup

Coachella just posted this year's lineup on its Facebook and Twitter. Headliners for the double weekend festival are Black Keys (Friday), Radiohead (Saturday), and Dr.
Scott Lapatine | January 9, 2012 - 7:12 pm

1st Fake Coachella ’12 Poster Has Us Wondering… Who Should Headline Coachella ’12?

Above, you’ll see the first of what will doubtlessly be many, many fake Coachella posters (via Gigwise). These things have become something of an annual…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2011 - 2:42 pm