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How Reunions and Massive Music Festivals Sealed the Orwellian Fate of Rock n’ Roll

Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Every January, there’s that special day on the west coast when the sacred Coachella lineup is announced. We all know the large-font usual suspects by now—the “indie band that still sells tickets off that one hit from 2008,” the “old school rapper you never listen to but want to tell everyone […]

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An Interview with Meredith Lockwood of Indie Jams: tasty musical treats you can eat

Food is the new rock n’ roll, a sentiment echoed throughout the ever popular, growing world of celebrity chefs, recipe blogs galore, hyped up food mashups in the social media spotlight, and the continuous roll out of “must have” kitchen gadgets. The spiciness of Sriracha may give you a similar thrill to that of jumping […]

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An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

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Amidst Coachella’s stacked finale, Miike Snow shines through with frenzied dance party

In its final hurrah, the third day of Coachella’s 2016 attempt ultimately rode its highs and lows far into the Colorado Desert sunset. For most of the day I found myself posted faithfully in front of the Outdoor Theatre, which should always be a must-stop for any seasoned attendee, as it is oftentimes an honest […]

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Guns N Roses pole-vault over expectations with Coachella headlining set Saturday, bring out AC/DC’s Angus Young

The second day of Coachella saw nearly perfect weather, particularly once the sun went down, which made it that much more enjoyable to witness a series of awe-inspiring performances throughout the day. I found shade in the Gobi tent and caught jazz-tronica trio GoGo Penguin from Manchester. Nick Blacka on the double bass was a […]

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Grimes battles Guns and Roses for Coachella crowd, takes fans into the Belly of the Beat

Pushing through the body aches, inevitable soreness, and ritualistic hangovers of the previous night, festival-goers made their enthused return to the Empire Polo Fields for Coachella’s second day. The atmosphere was a veritable powder keg, with the catalyst being the rock-’n’-roll  dominated day to ensue and eventually explode spectacularly with Guns and Roses headlining slot. […]

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Sharper than ever: LCD Soundsystem nowhere near losing their edge close out day one of Coachella

LCD Soundsystem Despite its habit for brewing up freak wind and dust storms, Coachella Weekend One was kicked off to a head-rushing start despite an hour-long delay that left festival attendees stranded outside the main gates. Once those gates opened however, a constant stream of music lovers poured into the festival grounds to catch the […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: The Dead Ships — a ripe dose of rock ‘n’ roll for your soul

Los Angeles indie rock band The Dead Ships have had a helluva start to 2016. They were added to the Coachella lineup around the time it came out. While trying to track down a contact number for the band and even having his Coachella family reach out to those that may have The Dead Ships […]

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Coachella 2016 Set Times Announced — a few important DOs and DON’TS

Coachella 2016 set times have been announced for weekend 1! If you’re headed to the desert this weekend to make your annual pilgrimage to Indio, you can now schedule your live music consumption accordingly. While schedule collisions appear to be minimal this year, there are some significant ones. Will you catch Savages over G-Eazy on […]

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Underworld’s new video “If Rah” will have you dancing through the pain

Underworld has dropped a new video for the song “If Rah” from their seventh album Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future and the song is sure to be a favorite to dance to on the Polo Fields during their appearances at consecutive weekends at Coachella. The video is of a dancer in a white […]

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Beach House announces special April installation show for L.A.

Indie rock darlings Beach House have announced a series of “installation shows,” including one April 21 at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in Los Angeles. If you’re curious what the hell all of that means, Beach House has an explanation for you: “We are going to install a design we have created and play as a two-piece […]

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Do LaB lineups announced for Coachella 2016 – Ardalan, Big Wild, Cut Snake & More

There are some people we know who go to Coachella and never leave the Do LaB. Now in its 12th year at the famed desert festival, the Do LaB returns to the Polo Fields again after having just announced their lineups for both weekends. Weekend one will feature sets from Big Wild, HUMANS, Imagined Herbal […]

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Top 10 Most Booked U.S. Festival Acts of 2016

There is basically a major music festival in the United States once a weekend once festival season “officially” kicks off with Coachella in mid-April. While most of these festivals do a great job of curating unique lineups tailored to their usual base of patrons, there’s a handful of acts that you’ll see on more than […]

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Must-See Coachella Undercard: Anderson .Paak

Oxnard rapper Anderson .Paak is poised to have a monster 2016 — and it couldn’t be happening to a harder-working guy. Paak is part black and part Korean, giving him a different viewpoint from many within his genre. His 2016 album Malibu is one of the year’s best so far and much of the lyrical content of […]

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