The ethereal experimental sounds of prog-rock band the Mars Volta are no more. Loyal fans are awakening to the depressing news after vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala aired out all his frustrations on Twitter last night. "I can't sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta," he ... More >>
How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score* Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy Move*Young the Giant are OC's Next Great Band "When I was a child, I always dreamt one day I'd have lymphoma," jokes singer/songwriter Robert N ... More >>
The second installment of Coachella 2012 kicks off today in Indio. I just got back from enjoying Weekend 1 in the desert and between great performances by At the Drive-In and Tupac's hologram, I managed to get a little food blogging done.It's always smart to fill up before you get to the festival, b ... More >>
Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Friday's case, "It's too col ... More >>
In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>
Reies López Tijerina, together with José Angel Gutiérrez and Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzáles, formed a triumvirate of the Chicano Movement. An early leader of the emerging push for civil rights, Tijerina founded La Alianza Federal de las Mercedes in 1963 and focused his activism on land recovery in ... More >>
Fearless Records is producing a limited edition yellow 10"
vinyl version of At The Drive-In's seminal 1999 EP Vaya, but only at Coachella! Whaaa! The record will be available at Zia Record's pop up shop and the Coachella boutique, and it is the first pressing of Vaya
in 12 years. ("Rascu ... More >>
What kind of offspring can a director and screenwriter procreate? Of course someone that likely wants to be in the limelight, but if they're lucky, they'll emulate someone like singer/songwriter, and actress, 26-year-old Ximena Sariñana. But make no mistake this Mexican starlet, who began her c ... More >>
We're expecting the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to announce its 2012
lineup this week; on Friday, organizers tweeted a pic that says "Next Week," so we're checking the feeds more compulsively than usual.
Hipsters of the world unite! After a long wait, the Coachella lineup has been announced. The festival, as promised, will span six days over two weekends in April (13-15, 20-22). As usual, the festival features an indie-friendly lineup; however, there are a couple of prominent names returning to t ... More >>