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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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National Bromance

Last week video surfaced of passionate (ostensibly ecstasy-friendly) National fans dry humping to "Bloodbuzz Ohio" at Coachella. The moment was captured by Eric Wareheim, who…
brandon | May 2, 2011 - 9:31 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others,…
brandon | April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Saturday

While we wait for Kanye’s Super Secret Surprise Guests (Rebecca Black?), let’s glance back at yesterday’s highlights. AnCo, Erykah Badu, Arcade Fire, Big Audio Dynamite,…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2011 - 8:33 pm

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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 --…
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…
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 &…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | July 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm
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