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It’s Always Danny DeVito At Coachella

Danny DeVito is a 66-year-old Hollywood legend having a blast at Coachella this weekend. Is that so wrong? He’s there every year! He should have his own stage. Not just any celebrity could turn so many tweeting hipsters into giddy paparazzi (well, that’s not true), but still it’s nice to see this particular icon embraced. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Coachella Set Times… Who Do You Plan To See?

Besides Wiz Khalifa, of course. You knew who was playing. Now we know when. Study the complete schedule at and start mulling over the important questions — Kings Of Leon or Aquabats? Kanye West or Kanye West? Cold War Kids or the bathroom line? More »

By: brandon / April 13, 2011 - 9:37 am

Coachella 2011 Lineup

Highlighting this year’s sleepaway in Indio is every band who made your favorite album of last year — Kanye, Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus, Black Keys, Robyn, The National, Sleigh Bells, etc. Also: Animal Collective! Death From Above 1979 reunion! And Crystal Castlest, which is a typo or a high-profile Crystal Castle… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 19, 2011 - 1:05 am

Coachella 2011: Let The Rumors Begin

Goldenvoice announced the dates for Coachella 2011 — April 15, 16, 17 — but they haven’t announced the line-up just yet. We’re about 93 days away from the festival, and a couple weeks from artist announcements, which will probably arrive just after MLK weekend. I put together this totally wack poster to start the conversation/anticipation. More »

By: jessica / January 11, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Rolling Stones Headlining Coachella 2011 Says Rumor Mill

For all of your fancy guesswork on our “Who Should Headline Coachella 2011?” post this summer, nobody came up with the apparent top contender for this year’s big paycheck, at least according to Hits Daily Double’s rumor mill. HDD has “sources,” which I’m told are a thing that used to exist before blogs, that say… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 16, 2010 - 2:19 pm

Who Should Headline Coachella 2011?

Here we are just barely on the flip side of Lollapalooza, mercifully restored to couches after a festival season that saw me at most every stop, petting my dogs, eating Forninos pizza, yet unable to resist Scott’s back-office conversation bait: “So, who do you think will headline Coachella 2011?” That’s the lineup to date u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Pavement – “Stereo” (Live At Coachella ’10)

This wasn’t the band’s first time playing “Stereo” this year, and it won’t be the last, but witnessing Pavement reunited firsthand felt so good, if a bit lonely. This was my first Coachella (It’ll be my 7th Bonnaroo in June), and I couldn’t have gotten luckier with respect to the weather and my field guide… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played “In The Mouth A Desert.” Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn’t feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated “Losing My Edge” to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering “Communication Breakdown” and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn’t a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I’ve never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It’s a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott and I can wear jeans all weekend, a blessing with the residual benefit of ensuring nobody in Indio is forced to see our unsightly Brooklynite legs (you are welcome, California). More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Coachella 2010 Set Times

Today’s the day to pack up your tents or descend upon your pretty pool-enabled rented houses in Indio if you’re headed out Coachella way — tomorrow the festival kicks off with what feels like it’s strongest lineup in the four years I’ve been attending. Scott and I are on a plane, but don’t worry Brando… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 15, 2010 - 8:41 am

Coachella Nixes Single Day Tickets

Goldenvoice now insists that you buy in for all three days of its Indio fest, saying “single- and two-day people are clogging up the hotels and making it so people who want to go for three days can’t find a hotel.” On the flip, camping prices are down. (At least all three days look greatMore »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Coachella 2010 Lineup: Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????

Coachella’s officially announced the lineup for 2010 and, not surprisingly, it includes Pavement. Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Phoenix, and Muse are also hitting Indio with Sly & the Family Stone, Faith No More, PiL, Echo & The Bunnymen, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Dillinger Escape Plan, Them Crooked Vultures, the Specials, the Dead Weather, Sleigh Bells, and… More »

By: brandon / January 19, 2010 - 10:15 am

Muse To Headline Coachella 2010?

According to Consequence Of Sound, a previously reliable source pins Muse to the coming year’s desert fest headlining slot. Glenn Beck just bought a ticket. The dates are April 16-18. Oh and these Coachella headliner rumors? Needs more Pavement. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 20, 2009 - 4:09 pm

Coachella Confirms 2010 Dates, Not Pavement (Yet)

Coachella’s locked down for April 16-18, but so far no confirmation on whether or not you’ll be rattled by the rush in Indio. (You will be.)… More »

By: brandon / October 8, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Rock

We’ve seen indie rockers reach out to hip-hop’s most recognizable collective (or at least the most recognizable hip-hop collective to indie rockers). But lately, it’s been Wu-Tang Clan making the moves. This week Judgment Night 2009 is in full force, with genres meshing again and RZA, GZA, and company at the heart of it. More »

By: brandon / October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm

Indie Rockers Play Dress-Up For The New York Times

Coachella is already the most fashionable of the summer festivals by virtue of its proximity to Los Angeles, so this year the NYT ran with the glam, taking a bagful of high fashion garments and draping them on a bunch of rock stars for a fun little photo gallery. The spread runs in this week’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Naked Wizard Tased At Coachella

OK, we give. Here’s that most viral of footage from last week’s party. Warning: contains wizard nudity. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 24, 2009 - 11:04 am

Lollapalooza 2009 Lineup: Now With 100% More Animal Collective

It seems like Coachella was only yesterday. Since this year’s Lolla headliners (and then some) leaked long ago, we already knew about Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addiction, Tool, Kings Of Leon, the Killers, Lou Reed, Decemberists, Neko Case, and Andrew Bird. Not too shabby. But almost too shabby. If that assortment of talent didn’t… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 21, 2009 - 1:59 am

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine’s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm
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