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Coachella: Saturday’s Sets To See

Yesterday we pinballed between stages and tents to catch a whopping twelve sets (hello, Guinness). Today we plan to see a lot of music again, though when the sun starts setting, we'll be planting ourselves at the Coachella Stage for the quadruple threat of Death Cab For Cutie/Kraftwerk/Portishead/Prince. That's diverse. Before we dig in, there… More »

By: brandon / April 26, 2008

Ben Gibbard: “Roger Waters Doing Dark Side Would Be Like Ringo Performing Sgt. Pepper’s

The boys of DCFC are gearing up for a busy festival season -- Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Pemberton -- where they'll be playing songs from the forthcoming Narrow Stairs, which hasn't leaked yet. Spin recently sat down with them at Ahmet Ertegun's old office to talk about life on the road and Billy Corgan. SPIN: You'reMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 25, 2008

Coachella ’08: Friday’s Sets To See

After an all-night flight westward and a $3 cookie meal (thnks fr th mmrs, American Airlines!), we're showered and ready to get disgustingly sweaty in the desert. Now it's time to Coachoose our schedule. If you're in Indio and haven't had a chance to check in with CMJ's buzz kids Black Kids, the Floridia… More »

By: brandon / April 24, 2008

Time To Start Coachoosing Your Coachella 2008 Itinerary

Pack your sunscreen and get ready to dehydrate: it's Coachella week, and if you're making your way out to the desert, this post's for you. Goldenvoice's finally released the timetables for this weekend's indie fun in Indio, so while you'll want to deflect your general animosity towards all things not of your own design unto… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2008

Coachella Is One Week Away, But Jack Johnson Reminds Us To Stay Mellow

It feels like just a couple yesterdays ago we were down in Austin living on a diet of nachos and Shiners, but lo and behold -- it's just about time to head Westward to Coachella. We're psyched. We were already excited about the schedule ... and then they added Prince. The best laid plans of… More »

By: brandon / April 16, 2008

Coachella Lands A Prince

Yes, the Purple One's been added as a Saturday (4/26) headliner, which means we might finally get to see that guitar phallus up close and in person! Unfortunately, he hasn't replaced Jack Johnson. That's all cool, though. When you consider Prince is joining the Breeders, Portishead, MMJ, Kraftwerk, and Roger Waters, it looks like… More »

By: brandon / April 9, 2008

Official Coachella Lineup 2008: See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon

Last year was our first Coachella, and it easily ranked as our favorite festival of '07 -- due to our newness to Indio, but also to an unmatched lineup with lots of built-in storylines (Björk's first US Volta shows, reunion sets from Rage Against The Machine, Crowded House, and the Jesus & Mary Chain plu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2008

Coachella Rumors Confirmed

Turns out the rumors are true. Not that Coachella vet Scarlett J's playing Courtney. Nada. Looks like the East Coast family won't have to go West to see Coachella, if they can't afford the gas or plane ticket, or cool California sun. Don't believe it? Well, there's a story at Billboard that gives the… More »

By: Stereogum / January 15, 2008

Not Coachella 2008 Line-Up

Or is it? No, no it's not. This flier arrived in our inbox Saturday and we almost believed it because why would anyone's fantasy lineup include the Faint? Bowie, Radiohead, MBV and the rest after the jump. The fakeouts start earlier every year. More »

By: Stereogum / November 19, 2007

Coachella: Rage Fans Didn’t Like Crowded House

Like the Jesus & Mary Chain, Crowded House got their "unofficial" reunion show out of the way at Glass House on 4/27, where they joked about expecting a hostile crowd of mainly Rage reunion seekers. Prescient thought, 'cause despite taking the Coachella Stage a full three hours before RATM's headlining set, the crowd wa… More »

By: Stereogum / May 1, 2007

Zach Galifinakis Interprets “Tomorrow”

No one goes to Coachella for the comedy, but 'shroom-fueled, bewildered college students make for a rapt audience; it's only natural Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and other edgy jokemakers would be invited to perform. On Friday afternoon, while "Tomorrow" blared from the Gobi stage speakers, Mr. Galifianakis donned a Little Orphan Annie dre… More »

By: Stereogum / April 30, 2007

April Of The Penguin

In New York, we get used seeing celebrities at concerts. For a while there, it was hard to hit a rock show in NYC and not run into David Cross, Paul Rudd, or the cast of Law & Order: SVU. Nothing wrong with that. There are plenty of poseurs out there, but a lot of… More »

By: Stereogum / April 30, 2007

Coachella: Rage Against The Machine Reunite

"Killing In The Name" was particularly insane; you haven't lived until you've yelled "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me," pumping fists with 60,000 sunburned kids in the desert. The audience expected, and received, the most politically-charged set of the weekend. That the band was compelled to reunite amid this unprecedented partisan climate… More »

By: Stereogum / April 30, 2007

Coachella: Saturday’s Best Of The Rest

Superlatives get tired quick, but here goes ... Saturday may have been the greatest single day festival experience we've had yet. Staving off the 106º temps and sun with a mix of sunscreen and adrenaline, we marched across the Coachella grounds fueled by the excellence of every act we saw. Nobody missed the mark, and… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007

Coachella: !!! Deliver Saturday’s Finest

If you ask your Indio-bound buddies which band delivered The Set Of Saturday and they answer with anyone other than !!!, we can explain: They weren't at the Mojave tent at approximately 6:40PM, when the dance-punk octet brought fire to the desert. Nic Offer's impossibly short shorts in full effect, the manic frontman-of-the-year stretched and… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007

Coachella: Sights Of The Scene

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts about Saturday's across-the-board awesome performances with a slew of shots to show you what you'd see on your hot walks from the Coachella Stage to the Sahara Tent. It's a mix of costumed fans, performance artists, sculptures and, below, Demetri Martin's worst nightmare. Enjoy! More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007

Coachella: Peter Bjorn & John Rocked The Mojave Tent, Make Funny Faces

After the ubiquity of "Young Folks," a comprehensive sweep of NYC shows, and the indefatigable insistence of the Asian Riff, we sorta figured we'd had our fill of PB&J. But yesterday's set at the Mojave tent was simply irresistible, the Swedes pleasing the cramped crowd with Writer's Block faves "Amsterdam" (Bjorn remembered… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007

Coachella: The New Pornographers Unveil Album Art Onstage, Play That Song From The Commercial

After maneuvering the Coachella grounds and getting ourselves situated, Stereogum's Day Two began at the Outdoor Theater, taking in the New Pornographer's spin on that Canadian indie rock of which we're all so fond. But the minute Carl Newman's mic went live, he dashed our hopes for a preview of material from the forthcoming Challengers:… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007

Coachella: Saturday’s Sets To See

Today's fun in the sun didn't get going in earnest until around 4PM, when Regina Spektor and Hot Chip faced off in a battle for our affections -- but it's a nonstop tour de dehydration from there out. Think we've all seen and heard enough about Peter Bjorn & John for a couple of months,… More »

By: Stereogum / April 28, 2007

Coachella: Björk Lays Early Claim To Set Of Fest

Not that Coachella's a competition ... but of course it is. Who's gonna turn in the show to set tongues wagging (à la Daft Punk)? It's only been a day, we know, and there's so much left to see. But it's tough to think anything could top last night's sensational set under the stars from… More »

By: Stereogum / April 28, 2007
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