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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

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    April 21, 2014

    Headhunterz Does Some #Selfie Reflection at Coachella

    On stage Willem Rebergen, better known as Headhunterz is revered as a hardstyle demigod who's bringing this unique genre of EDM to the masses with sets on the main stage of EDC Las Vegas to the Sahara tent these past two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. After closing out a sol ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Drones Were Flying Around Coachella

    By: Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    April 16, 2014

    The Top Five Pet Shop Boys Covers

    By: Darryl Smyers Hard to believe that England's Pet Shop Boys have been doing the synthpop/alternative dance thing for over three decades. During that time, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe has managed to evolve with the musical tides while maintaining a sizable audience. Although known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Coachella Ticket Prices Are Ridiculous Right Now

    If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. These prices are fucking insane. See also: The Coachella Bands and Drug Pairings Guide

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Last Shot: Getting a PET Scan

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... 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

    June 27, 2013

    Last Shot: Surviving with Quicksand

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Last Shot: Working a Steady Job While Fighting Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Last Shot: The Roller Coaster of Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Last Shot: The Difficulty Of Updating Friends About My Health

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Last Shot: Battling Cancer to Shoot the Red Hot Chili Peppers

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Last Shot: Coachella 2, Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2013

    Here's How People Are Trying to Sneak Drugs Into Coachella

    If you're at Coachella, chances are you experienced full throttle security measures attempting to snatch any drugs you might have. As usual, these include three tiers of security checkpoints, at which eventgoers are frisked and searched. It can all feel a bit personal, particularly considering that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Coachella 1 Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Be a Part of #TOKECHELLA This Weekend With Heard Mentality!

    Imagine for a second that you're in the crowd at Coachella this Saturday, sweating your ass off. The band you came to see is still in the middle of an annoying, feedback-filled sound check. Eventually you realize this is the perfect time to step up your game and celebrate 4/20 in proper festival fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Free Ticket Tuesday Wednesday: Japandroids at the Glass House

    There's plenty of room for celebration on Heard Mentality this week. With weekend one of Coachella under our belts, we're already scrubbing ourselves off and re-sharpening our focus as we prepare for another foray into the sweaty badlands of Indio. We've also dusted off the 'ol free ticket giveaway! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Top Five Coachella EDM Highlights

    Amidst the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens and babies(!), the first weekend of Coachella was also packed with EDM revelers ready to get their fist-pumping music fix over the course of the three day bacchanal. In fact it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella?

    This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, inescapable from the campsites to the press tent. Even though performance rumors stemming from a Vevo leak were officially squashed in Rolling Stone, many Coachellans aren't buying it. And last night things got even a little more complicated. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt - Coachella - April 12, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt Coachella April 12, 2013By: Jeff Weiss It was past midnight in Coachella's Gobi Tent when Tyler, the Creator climbed the scaffolding like a gargoyle. He clung to the metal bars above the stage with one arm, ready to pounce on the crowd at any moment. Earl Sweatshirt rapped with a bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    The Top Five EDM Artists at Coachella

    Don't be fooled by the slew of hipsters and bros traipsing around the polo fields of Coachella - the festival itself has long been a pioneer of bringing electronic dance music to the states even dedicating it's own stage for EDM lovers for years. The Sahara tent has seen the likes of everyone from S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Indio, Here We Come! Our Coachella Coverage So Far

    Coachella is less than a full day away, which means you should get ready for our annual deluge of posts about our reckless, wild time in Indio. We'll be out there in force with our sister paper LA Weekly (they also got festival pre-coverage for dayyyyys) Before that happens, we thought it best to ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Last Shot: Photographing Coachella is Like Running an Ultramarathon

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    How to Destroy Angels - Fox Theatre Pomona - April 10, 2013

    How to Destroy Angels Fox Theatre Pomona April 10, 2013 Primed with a midnight set at the Mojave tent this Friday at Coachella, How to Destroy Angels orchestrated a visual and auditory assault at their debut show at the Fox Theatre in Pomona that make them a must see act at Coachella. One could sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Beach House - The Glass House - April 10, 2013

    Beach House The Glass House April 10, 2013 It's that time of year again, when the lucky few (or around 100,000) ascend to the desert on two special weekends for this thing called Coachella. Maybe you've heard of it? Supposedly a bunch of cool bands play, and because of that, they can't tour around ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Coachella's Best Parties

    A road map to the best festival parties, and how to get in (or not)!

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Last Shot: Struggling to Shoot Coachella

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Bullshit Advice: Travel Dating Site Calls Coachella the Best Fest for a First Date

    Ladies travel site Misstravel.com recently named named Coachella the number one music festival at which to go on a first date. For so many reasons, this is a terrible idea. Issue number one is that unless you have some day pass scenario worked out, a first date at Coachella means that you're aut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Lou Reed Bows Out of Coachella and Several Other Gigs

    Looks like we won't be hearing any of Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music in Indio this year. The former front man of the Velvet Underground just pulled out of Coachella and scrapped shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Monterrey.

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    February 28, 2013

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    February 25, 2013

    Slew of Pre-Coachella Shows Just Announced

    It's that time of the year again: Goldenvoice has just announced a slew of pre-Coachella shows for April 2013 and, as usual, it does not disappoint. Of special note: How to Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor's side-project with wife Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan) at the Fox in Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Coachella "Leaks," Confirmations and Rumors

    It's almost crunch time and Coachella line-up announcements should come about at the end of the month. Yet, this still leaves a couple of weeks of fake-line up posters, rumors, speculation and "leaks" to go around the internet and spread like wildfire. Remember when we could buy tickets at the door ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Five EDM Artists We'd Like to See at Coachella This Year

    As the new year commences EDM fans have one thing to look forward to and that's the start of festival season which kicks-off with WMC and Ultra Music Festival in Miami this spring. Though most people think EDM is in it's revival stage, the truth is the plethora of dance music at festivals has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The Top Five Rappers We'd Like To See At Coachella This Year

    It's the dawn of a new year, which for those of us who love music means a whole new year of live shows and another Coachella. Speaking a bit more specifically, it means another period of buzz surrounding possible Coachella lineups, rumors, definite answers, and photoshopped posters. This list is non ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella, Day Two: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Most Popular Guy on the Cruise

    By: Liz TracyNo one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship. As you might have seen, Pulp was t ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella: Nail Master Class with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

    By: Liz TracyFashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement. If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@Krau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Tritone Latin Music Festival Implodes: A Tweet by Tweet Account

    How different things could have been for the TriTone Latin Music and Arts Festival this weekend. The weather complied, providing overcast and cool temperatures for those assembled on the grounds of Prado Regional Park in Chino. Unfortunately, just about everything else didn't! Instead of boasting in ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    FYF Fest 2012: Five Reunited Bands We Really Want to See

    See Also:*FYF Fest Two-Day Line-up Announced*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedPlenty of people tend to associate FYF Fest with bands that will soon be filling their iPods with fresh sound for the fall. This year, its lineup of subterranean, local and ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Coachella Jumps On Board the Floating Festival Trend, But is This New Cruise a Sinker?

    See Also: Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    FYF Fest 2012 Two-Day Lineup Announced

    FYF Fest 2012 just announced its lineup, including performances by Refused, M83 and Beirut. Not only does it look a hell of a lot like this year's Coachella lineup, it's also the first time in nine years that the indie-rock festival has cloned itself for a two-day event. In addition to other to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 22, 2012

    See also: Our Complete Coachella CoverageBy the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.

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    April 23, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasant weather at Coachella. Here are our writers' picks for their least favorite things from the festival's second weekend.

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