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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Anna Lunoe Promises "Good, Sweaty, Fun" at Brooklyn Bowl Tonight

    Tonight, Sept. 29th, Anna Lunoe is headed to the Brooklyn Bowl alongside Kygo as one of the many stops in her All Out Fall Out Tour. Lunoe first discovered her passion for music when she began hosting a radio show in her home country of Australia in 2005. Since then, she has mastered both DJing and ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    There Were Drones at Coachella

    Remember that 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 performances by MGMT, Outka ... More >>

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    April 20, 2014

    Kids Drugs = The Coachella Experience

    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 drugs, ... More >>

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    April 20, 2014

    Just How Dangerous Is Coachella?

    By Andrea Domanick On Thursday, Coachella attendee Kimchi Truong died after an apparent overdose. It's believed to be the first death tied to the giant annual festival since 2008 -- though the actual number is hard to ascertain, since the Riverside County Coroner's Office says it does not ... 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 14, 2014

    The Worst of Coachella 2014

    Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. See also: The 50 Most Beautiful People at Coachella

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    April 13, 2014

    Staying Sober at Coachella

    By Mary Carreon Did you know that, for some people, Coachella represents a big ol' Alcoholics Anonymous meeting? Since 2009, New Orleans couple Bob Johnson and Jane Smith (not their real names) have led 12 step meetings on the festival grounds for those who, like themselves, are in recovery. ... More >>

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    April 13, 2014

    Coachella: Band and Drug Pairings Guide

    By Adam Lovinus Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stu ... More >>

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    April 13, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2014

    The Best Way to Experience Coachella? From the Couch

    By Lilledeshan Bose For the first time in a decade, I opted out of Coachella. There were a bunch of reasons: maybe it was the weak lineup, maybe I'm going through concert fatigue (three shows a week for 10 years can do that), maybe (gasp!) I'm really just too old for the neon and the Native Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Coachella Ticket Prices Are Skyrocketing

    If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. As you can see from the SeatGeek chart above, prices on the secondary market (places like Stub Hub and eBay) are absolutely out of control right now See also: Music Festival ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2013
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    July 24, 2013

    Which Music Festivals Are Dirtiest?

    Our music feature this week focuses on the environmental impact of music festivals, which tend to be--surprise, surprise--ecologically problematic. For the piece we talked with Tucker Gumber. Known on his blog as The Festival Guy, he goes to just about every festival imaginable. In fact, he's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    How to Enjoy a Music Festival: A Handy Guide

    It's June, which means we're smack in the middle of music festival season: SXSW and Coachella are distant memories at this point, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza are on the horizon and New York City's own Governors Ball is set to decimate Randall's Island this coming weekend. (Oh, yeah. And our own 4Knots ... 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

    Worst of Coachella 2013: 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 16, 2013

    Here Are Some Insane Coachella Campsites

    The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Top 5 Questionable Fashion Statements at Coachella

    We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd who come decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there costumes, spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some cringe-wort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella, as GIFs

    We've spent a lot of time this Coachella talking about the magnificent bros in attendance, but how about the fair and talented ladies? Per usual, they were everywhere, doing their thing like it wasn't a chicken wing, or something. In any case, here are the hottest dancing girls this year -- in GIF f ... 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

    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced

    After countless rumors, false starts, and fakes, the ACTUAL, REAL DEAL, NO BULLSHIT Coachella Lineup has finally been announced. And, no, the Rolling Stones aren't headlining. But you already knew that. So who is? These are your Coachella headliners: Stone Roses and Blur the first night, Phoenix the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    A Handy Guide To Help Determine Whether or Not Your Band Tattoo Is Awful (Spoiler: It Is)

    Last week the Daily News broke the story about New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tattoo, a Lost-like Easter egg pregnant with allegory and symbolism that held all the clues to the mysteries of the Jets woeful season on bungling purgatory island. It was, in case you missed it, an image of his wife weari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Fool Your Friends with 2013's Finest Fake Coachella Posters

    At the start of a new year, the sporting season of the music bloggers begins: it's time to fool the Internet with phony Coachella lineup leaks! The genuine roster for 2013's festival likely won't be unveiled until later in the month, giving us a few great weeks of posting Photoshopped posters to Fac ... 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012

    SATAN'S CHILDREN

    WU LYF fire up Williamsburg

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    April 23, 2012

    Joe Manganiello Shirtless Shots!

    Or should I say more Joe Manganiello shirtless shots, since the 6' 5" True Blood star apparently likes to flaunt his worked out stuff as often as he keeps it hid.

  • Music

    April 18, 2012

    Tupac's Hologram Asks, "Remember The '90s?"

    At what point does the nostalgia overwhelm the art?

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    April 18, 2012

    This Week In The Voice: The '90s Will Never Die; Questlove's Constant Questioning

    In this week's Voice, out now: I look at the slow stranglehold of '90s retro and wonder about postmodern pop shows that don't require their stars to be present, a la Tupac's holographic appearance at Coachella over the weekend; and Brad Farberman talks to Questlove about Shuffle Culture, his musical ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012
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    March 14, 2012

    JUSTICE LEAGUE

    Terminal 5 lowers the disco 
ball for two nights

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    October 5, 2011

    SONIC BOOM

    Artists and musicians take over DUMBO

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    August 10, 2011
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    August 10, 2011
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    July 13, 2011

    This Week In The Voice: Get Ready For 4Knots, Plus A Lost Jazz Classic And Two Hot Local Labels

    ​In this week's Village Voice, out now now now: We preview this weekend's 4Knots Music Festival with my argument why the New York metropolitan area doesn't need its own Coachella, Michaelangelo Matos's profile of Eleanor Friedberger, and Michael Tedder's chat with the Black Angels' Alex Maas; ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Portishead Is Playing Two Shows At The Hammerstein Ballroom This October

    They'll be in the States for the I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park this fall, so the doomy British trio Portishead has decided to play a slew of shows around the country in October—and New York City gets them first, with a pair of shows at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 4 and 5 ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Watch: Nas and Damian Marley Trek Through Jamaica in "Nah Mean"

    ​Not content with just being announced as part of the rather-weak Lollapalooza 2011 lineup today, Nas and Damian Marley have dropped the music video for "Nah Mean" from their album Distant Relatives. The clip, shot almost entirely in black and white, follows Nasty Nas and Jr. Gong as they take ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2010

    ON A ROLL

    Don’t even think about bringing Rollerblades

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Week in Review: Listen to Them Goddamn Drums

    ​In the week SOTC blood kin Christopher R. Weingarten swore up an absolute storm in defense of music criticism, we memorialized his cascades of profanity in a very special video edit, then rode out on the battlefield once more to sort out the critical scrum that broke out in the speech's wake. ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    The Good News: Sly Stone Actually Played Coachella. The Bad News: It Was Either "An Absolutely Sad Spectacle" Or "An Act Of Obliterating Rebellion"

    Pic by Lina Lecaro.​Ordinarily we here at SOTC have no great love for or interest in Coachella, given its considerable distance from... us. But monitoring the web chatter throughout the weekend was somewhat enjoyable anyway -- Sunday night's news that Phoenix's set was way, way better attended ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Here's Some Footage Of The Iceland Volcano That's Playing Hell With Overseas Bands Trying To Fly To Coachella

    Attention Coachella attendees, or Coachella non-attendees who enjoy schadenfreude: It certainly looks gorgeous, but this whole Iceland volcano situation is messing up Coachella plans for some folks: So far Gary Numan, the Cribs, and perhaps a few others. Small potatoes in the grand scheme of thing ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    CHICK FACTOR

    The guys of Girls play with actual girls

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    February 23, 2010

    KINGPIN

    It's Jay-Z. The end.

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    July 28, 2009

    WESTWARD, HO!

    Like Coachella, and just a ferry ride away

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    May 27, 2009
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    April 22, 2009
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    March 25, 2009

    SAY, 'OHM'

    Rock stars and David Lynch want to save our souls

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2008

    All Points West: Beginners Luck? Probably not.

    photo by Rebecca Smeyne This is APW's inaugural year, so I expected a few missteps, but, aside from the alcohol thing, I've been pleasantly impressed. Shit is running smoothly. Lines at the food booths are long, but move quickly. I haven't encountered a line at the numerous clusters of porta-pottie ... More >>

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    April 24, 2007
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    January 23, 2007
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