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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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New Clipse (Feat. Kanye West) – “Kinda Like A Big Deal”

No coke rap at Coachella. “Unfortunately, Clipse had to cancel and there’s nothing Coachella can do about it,” a fest rep announced two minutes after…
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 12:21 pm
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Coachella 2009: M.I.A., Superchunk, And So Much Sun

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The weather's getting hotter by the day, but we refuse to cave: We arrived at the grounds when the…
brandon | April 19, 2009 - 2:42 pm
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Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong…
brandon | April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm
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Coachella 2009 Set Times Announced

This week Brandon will pack his sunscreen and I will not because brown skin has its privileges occasionally, and we will fly to the desert,…
Amrit Singh | April 14, 2009 - 5:13 pm
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Hercules & Love Affair Drop Out Of Coachella

The LA Times confirms H&LA are no longer Indio bound. No reasons being offered yet. Sucks, but you can probably make do with all these
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2009 - 10:54 am
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M.I.A. Joins Coachella ’09 Line-Up

She tweeted the news last night, and it was confirmed earlier today. Maya replaces dropout Amy Winehouse on Saturday and it’ll be her first performance…
Scott Lapatine | March 20, 2009 - 5:46 pm
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Win VIP Coachella Tickets

It’ll be fun catching Paul McCartney, MBV, the Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fucked Up, Morrissey, No Age, Fleet Foxes, the Hold Steady, Liars, Girl Talk,…
brandon | March 5, 2009 - 9:17 am
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Coachella 2009 Line-Up

This big announce was supposed to come days ago, and of course people (us) freaked that it didn't. But as Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett put
Amrit Singh | January 30, 2009 - 9:39 am
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McCartney, Katy Perry Headlining Coachella Claims Ryan Seacrest

The fake Coachella flyers come earlier and earlier, but this year the official reveal is weeks late. KROQ’s Kevin and Bean promised they would announce…
Scott Lapatine | January 28, 2009 - 3:36 pm
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The One Where We Gossip About The Coachella Lineup

Today the hot buzz around the watercooler in the office that none of us are at is all about Coachella '09! Not the fake lineup,…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2009 - 6:20 pm
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Coachella 2009 Line-Up Not Revealed

Next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place 4/17-4/19. That's two weeks earlier than usual, so speculation as to which bands will be…
Scott Lapatine | October 30, 2008 - 2:06 pm
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Tegan & Sara Are Indie Rock’s Laurel & Hardy

When it comes to cute, Canadian, creatively coiffed, twindie rockers, Tegan and Sara Quin are among the best. Did you know they're witty? The duo'…
Scott Lapatine | April 28, 2008 - 12:36 pm
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Coachella: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy When we arrived Sunday we didn't have to wait in line or battle our way through the…
brandon | April 28, 2008 - 9:43 am
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Prince Covers Radiohead At Coachella

Sound issues plagued Prince's set from where we stood yesterday, and in any videos we found on YouTube, but hey ... last night was cool.
Scott Lapatine | April 27, 2008 - 10:10 pm
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Coachella: Portishead Kick Our Asses @ The Main Stage

By Brandon Stosuy For their first U.S. show in close to a decade, Portishead showed up as a chilly six-piece, delivering Coachella's set…
brandon | April 27, 2008 - 2:06 pm
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Coachella: Saturday In Photos (Starring Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Death Cab, Kraftwerk, Portishead & Prince)

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Well, this was the best Saturday we've had in awhile. We started the day with an afternoo…
brandon | April 27, 2008 - 1:00 pm
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Coachella: Sunday’s Sets To See

At a forecasted 103º, today's gonna be the hottest day yet, kids, so maybe we should all sleep in a little. Unless you want to…
brandon | April 26, 2008 - 3:44 pm
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Coachella: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy You know what sucked for every band following Les Savy Fav yesterday? The fact that they had…
brandon | April 26, 2008 - 2:29 pm
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Coachella: The Verve Sound Like A Sonnet, Flash Impeccable Cheekbones @ The Main Stage

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy While watching Verve's main stage set last night we found ourselves wondering something we don't usually wonder:…
brandon | April 26, 2008 - 1:23 pm
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Videos From Coachella Friday

Greetings from Indio. We saw lots of stuff yesterday: Les Savy Fav, The National, Cut Copy, The Verve (!), Aphex Twin (!!), Jack Johnson (!!!).
Scott Lapatine | April 26, 2008 - 12:25 pm
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