• Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    How Brody Dalle Overcame Here Solo Career Stage Fright

    Before she hit the stage at Alex's Bar in Long Beach this past February, Brody Dalle was a wreck. Despite having played at stadiums and festivals, she paced back and forth with the anxious energy of a newcomer about to play her first gig. Yet in a sense, that's exactly what the veteran singer/songwr ... More >>

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    April 19, 2014

    Death Will Never Kill Coachella's Drug Culture

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Coachella 2014: What to Watch, What to Avoid

    Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends in 2012, the dirty little secret is that both weekends are almost exactly the same. With some exceptions, the lineups are the same, the order the bands play is the same and, often, the songs they play and the order they play them in is the same. This isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    LA Food and Beer Dominate Coachella

    More and more each year, Los Angeles--the bands, the people, the fashion--comes to dominate Coachella's aesthetic and vibe. It has become the way the LA scene puts its best foot forward playing host for international scenesters and lookers on. This year, for the first time ever, Coachella allowed L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Coachella 2014: Weekend One Party Recap

    Just because you didn't score a Coachella wristband this year, doesn't mean you had to miss out on the Coachella Valley fun. In fact there where are enough pool parties, day clubs, and after-hours events to keep you partying all weekend long while seeing some of your favorite acts on the Coachella b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Five Best EDM Shows in July

    If you're an electronic dance music lover, we get that you're probably just recovering after an incredible week of parties during Las Vegas' epic Electric Daisy Carnival. Though the festival ended almost 10 days ago July is now upon us and it's time to think about what kind of trouble you can get in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Lightning in a Bottle 2013 Lineup Revealed!

    The lineup for Lightning in a Bottle 2013 is out this morning. And it's a big one. The ultra-bohemian EDM fest is headlined this year by Nicholas Jaar, Rusko, Tycho, Emancipator, Griz and Paper Diamond. As reported by our sister blog, West Coast Sound, the eight installment of this five-day event is ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 27, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    Top 10 Funniest Displays of Nakedness at Lightning in a Bottle (NSFW)

    The combination of loud music and naked people is a time-honored festival tradition that will never die. And when  free-spirited hippies and ravers with electrical tape on their nipples unite for Lightning in a Bottle at Oak Canyon Ranch, we're reminded that there's always more than one way to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Lightning in a Bottle's COMPLETE Lineup

    Oak Canyon Ranch's Lightning in a Bottle festival, the 10-year-old music and wellness festival that takes place on May 24-28 in Silverado, released their full musical lineup last March. And while the festival is a musical experience quite unlike any other, what really sets it apart are its intangibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Lightning in a Bottle Lineup Announced!

    ​The music lineup for the 7th annual Lightning in a Bottle International Music and Arts Festival has been announced, featuring headliners and electronic music superstars Bassnectar and The Glitch Mob. The lineup also features a number of returning friends of the Lightning, including Apparat, Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Win! Tickets to Lucent Dossier Experience at the Palace This Weekend

    ​Following up on their promise to bring the love year round, the Do Lab (who throw OC based fest Lightning in a Bottle) and Lucent Dossier Experience have created a very unique event this Friday and Saturday at the Palace Theatre in LA. For those that don't know, Lucent Dossier is a steam punk, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Moby Gets to DJ at a KCRW Halloween Event Instead of Monster Massive

    [Mental Notes] Avicii, another DJ, won't be coming to OC either

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    October 21, 2011

    Moby Fans, Rejoice! He's Still Deejaying at KCRW's Halloween Party

    "No Monster Massive? I know, I'll go to KCRW's party instead!"​You remember how Monster Massive got canceled a mere two weeks before the event was going to be held because it didn't have a venue? Well, Moby got over it. He's now deejaying at Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Lightning in a Bottle's Jesse Fleming: This Year's Fest is Bigger and Easier

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyLast year at Lightning in a Bottle​It's safe to say that Lightning in a Bottle is one of my most favorite festivals of all time. Put on by LA-based art collective the Do Lab, the three-day event has an "art as an experience" vibe that fuses the accessibility of Orange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Lightning In A Bottle

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHeadliners Booka Shade performed at Lightning in a Bottle on Friday​Check out our slideshow of Day 1 and Day 2.The Hype:  Ostensibly, LA's "electronic experimentalists" DoLab put Lightning in a Bottle together as the median between mainstream Coachella and the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    What You Missed: Lightning in a Bottle, Skate For a Cause, Dengue Fever

    Christopher VictorioLucent Dossier Experience, day two of Lightning in a Bottle​Lightning in a Bottle took place on Friday though Sunday in Irvine. The free-spirited festival featured fire/dance/circus performances, speakers, live entertainment from the Glitch Mob, Nosaj Thing, Lucent Dossier, pro ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Booka Shade's Groove Is In the Art

    Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger want to move your body by making dance music for your soul

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    January 28, 2009

    Daily Coachella Update: Still No Lineup, but There is a Fake One

    It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>