The Obligatory Coachella Photo Post


St. Vincent celebrated Prince’s headlining set by turning into Jennifer Beales.

Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27
all photos by Timothy Norris

Jack White

“The security guys kept pulling Jack White off of Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig, but White kept coming, veins popping, eyes way gone and spiraling, guitar sound set to “pummel,” prowling on the main stage of the 2008 Coachella Valley Art and Music Festival in Indio, California. He absolutely ruined Koenig’s pink shorts – and on day one, no less. . . ‘Cape Cod my ass,’ White seemed to say” [Randall Roberts, LA Weekly]

Richard Ashcroft from the Verve

Sharon Jones

“When Jones started doing her West African ancestor’s dance, half of us melted and the other half promised that we’d live betters lives from here on out. Vampire Weekend seemed like a little gnat next to this; maybe they should go whole hog and form a barbershop quartet instead.” [Randall Roberts, LA Weekly]


“I saw Portishead. Neener-neener-neener!” [Tricia Romano taunting SOC’s sorry East Coast ass via IM]


I don’t want to ruin Prince’s show last night by writing about it. [Randall Roberts, LA Weekly]