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Although Coachella has never been a headliner-centric festival, the 2011 bill is surprisingly underwhelming.
Coachella is always a desert transformed — an oasis for the noisy, the avant garde and those who get down and dirty. This year, business executives and punk rockers commiserated in the name of rock ‘n’ roll, electronica and hip-hop — anything to make their head spin, hands clap or hips shake. For first-timers, the […]
Saturday, April 17, 6:59 a.m.: A line of bleary-eyed yet eager shoppers snaked along the sidewalk adjacent to Fingerprints, an independently run music shop in the Belmont Shore section of Long Beach. The throng, a shoddy assortment of teenagers and adults donning jeans and sneakers, plaid button-downs and band T-shirts, was a somewhat unusual fixture […]
“We’re very excited to be here tonight,” Grizzly Bear’s Ed Drost said to an ocean of fans Friday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. “LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z, Fever Ray … Is it too much?” he asked with a grin. The answer turned out to be yes, actually. The January announcement of the festival’s […]
Coachella's art installations are a feast for the eyes.
A quick guide to essential items for making it through the next three days.
Five under-billed acts you’ll only see in Indio
April in Southern California brings three certain, oft-dreaded events: rainstorms, tax day and Coachella. Currently in its 11th year, the formerly two-day-, once one-day- and now three-day-long Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual mecca for area music fans. In its relatively short tenure, Coachella has become a local staple. But what started […]
Chicago music festival Lollapalooza reveals its lineup in a novel way.
Eight under-billed acts worth traveling for.