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My Morning Jacket’s new album won’t win any fans


In the three years since releasing the divisive album Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket’s future seemed uncertain. Jim James, lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and one of only two members who has been on every album, has kept busy in the group’s downtime, embarking on a series of side projects including a solo EP (under the […]

Stagecoach’s smaller acts not exclusively for country fans


The thousands of music fans who invaded Indio’s Empire Polo Grounds for Coachella have finally returned home, but polo players won’t be able to enjoy their playing fields for long. On May 30, Stagecoach Festival, a two-day country music extravaganza, will be held in the same area as Coachella. And like Coachella, Stagecoach allows for […]

Bands to look out for at Coachella


Last week the buzz was all about Coachella’s lineup. Much to the dismay of many followers of the Internet rumor mill and Tron fans, Daft Punk was not on the list. That’s fine with me. The world’s favorite costumed knob-twiddler duo headlined Lollapalooza a few years ago. Oh, wait. So did the rest of these […]