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(Most Of) Wu-Tang Clan Close Out Desert Daze With Khruangbin, (Some Of) 36 Chambers

2019 should, for all intents and purposes, be the best year the Wu-Tang Clan has had in a long, long time. They have not one,…
Christopher R. Weingarten | October 14, 2019 - 9:34 am

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Devo Bring 40+ Years Of Devolution To Desert Daze 2019

Desert Daze is, predominantly, a psych fest -- it's in the name, location, and in their primary booking. But every year, the festival returns --…
Ryan Leas | October 13, 2019 - 4:54 pm

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Ween Serve Their Gloriously Demented Chocolate And Cheese To Desert Daze

Behold the insane power of Ween's enduring, dedicated following. On Saturday at Desert Daze, the band used most of their two-hour set time to perform…
Christopher R. Weingarten | October 13, 2019 - 10:40 am

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Devo Bring 40+ Years Of Devolution To Desert Daze 2019

Desert Daze is, predominantly, a psych fest -- it's in the name, location, and in their primary booking. But every year, the festival returns --…
Ryan Leas | October 13, 2019 - 4:54 pm

Hear A Bunch Of The New Songs Animal Collective Debuted On Tour This Week

Animal Collective kicked off a six-date tour of the United States this week, and they've been using it as an opportunity to try out some…
Peter Helman | October 12, 2019 - 1:43 pm

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Flaming Lips Dazzle Desert Daze With The Soft Bulletin, Inflatable Props

By accident or influence, California's Desert Daze is picking up a lot of the threads that All Tomorrow's Parties left untied after they called it…
Christopher R. Weingarten | October 12, 2019 - 12:50 pm

Desert Daze Announces Full 2019 Lineup

The lineup for this year's iteration of the California psych-oriented fest Desert Daze was already shaping up to be characteristically intriguing. In periodic "artist transmissions"
Ryan Leas | August 6, 2019 - 1:04 pm

Desert Daze Adds Flying Lotus 3D & The Flaming Lips Playing The Soft Bulletin

Stereolab and Animal Collective were the first two acts announced for Desert Daze's 2019 lineup. Today, the festival announces the addition of Flying Lotus' immersive…
Julia Gray | May 15, 2019 - 1:18 pm

Stereolab Playing Desert Daze ‘19, First North American Show In 11 Years

English-French avant-pop outfit Stereolab announced an indefinite hiatus back in 2009, after releasing ten albums over seventeen years. But this October, they'll reunite at the…
Julia Gray | February 12, 2019 - 1:16 pm

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Desert Daze 2018 Was An Oasis Among American Festivals

For years now, Desert Daze has arrived in October like a mirage in the landscape to which it owes its name. It's a sudden oasis,…
Ryan Leas | October 15, 2018 - 2:49 pm

Tame Impala Rained Out At Desert Daze

Tame Impala's set ended up getting rained out at Desert Daze last night. The Kevin Parker-led psych-rock band were set to headline the first night…
Peter Helman | October 13, 2018 - 10:43 am

Desert Daze 2018 Adds Slowdive, Wooden Shjips, Idles, & More

Whether you're looking for an antidote to the sameness of many major American festivals or whether you're looking for the opportunity to watch a bunch…
Ryan Leas | August 28, 2018 - 1:04 pm

Desert Daze Adds My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, Julia Holter, & More

With all the big mainstream US festivals meeting in the middle half the time, it's nice to have some more focused and/or niche options in…
Ryan Leas | July 24, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Desert Daze 2018 Lineup

Desert Daze has announced the initial lineup for its 2018 edition. It includes Tame Impala, Mercury Rev (performing Deserter's Songs in celebration of its 20th…
James Rettig | March 28, 2018 - 1:37 pm

Desert Daze 2017 Adds Iggy Pop, Ty Segall, Sleep, & More

Desert Daze 2017 already had an excellent lineup including Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, John Cale, Ariel Pink, and Atlas Sound. And…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2017 - 10:45 am

Desert Daze 2017 Lineup

The annual Desert Daze festival is returning to Joshua Tree, California for four days of music in October. The first round of the lineup, which…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2017 - 6:37 pm
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