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St. Vincent turns into a superhero at Coachella

What makes Annie Clark aka St. Vincent such a compelling performer is that she isn’t just portraying a character. On stage, Clark IS St. Vincent and she blew people away — people walked away feeling as though they were leaving an experience and not just a festival set. St. Vincent’s crowd wasn’t large as people […]

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Saint Motel give spirited Coachella performance (with added babes)

An early set time on Coachella Sunday can be a difficult thing for a band to take control of. The crowd (and maybe the band) that did show up are two full days hungover and you can’t count on a large turnout. Los Angeles indie rockers, Saint Motel took the glass half full approach and […]

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Mac DeMarco charms Coachella with fun singalong and comedy

A lot of the headlines that come out of Coachella tend to be who the special guests in a given day were. One of the best from Sunday? Comedian Eric Andre coming on stage during psych-folk rocker Mac DeMarco’s early afternoon set and shaking a comically-sized dildo for a few minutes before proclaiming he just […]

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Coachella 2015 Photos: Sunday dazzles with Drake, St. Vincent, Florence + The Machine and more

Well, kids. Coachella 2015, weekend one has come to an end. Yesterday was an incredible day full of thrilling performances. We spent our day covering Chicano Batman, Circa Survive, Jenny Lewis, Marina & The Diamonds, Mac DeMarco, MO, Off!, Desaparecidos, Philip Selway, Florence + The Machine, Ryan Adams, Gessaffelstein, Jamie XX, Saint Motel, St. Vincent, […]

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Jack White plays all at Coachella: White Stripes, Raconteurs and more

Some were a bit wishy-washy when the lineup came out and Jack White was one of the headliners. Those that took in his performance Saturday night probably walked back that opinion just a few minutes into his mesmerizing set on the main stage. “Put your cell phones down for five f*cking seconds and have a […]

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The Weeknd tops Coachella main stage with baby-making jams

Nine months from Saturday night, there are going to be a lot of babies that are born as a result of the Weeknd’s main stage closing set. “This is the greatest night of my entire life,” Abel Tesfaye said at one point during his set. Tesfaye’s bedroom ballads were the perfect setting for many couples […]

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Run the Jewels bump Coachella, joined by Zack de la Rocha and Travis Barker

Run the Jewels have been lighting the world on fire the past year and Coachella wasn’t any different for the hip-hop duo on Saturday. The Mojave tent was packed with avid hip-hop fans needing to throw some middle fingers in the air. El-P and Killer Mike had a couple of surprises up their sleeves, like […]

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Hozier joined by Este Haim at Coachella covering The Time’s “Jungle Love”

One of Coachella’s best surprises Saturday was when Hozier brought out Este Haim to perform a cover of The Time’s “Jungle Love.” But the rest of his 50-minute main stage set proved he’s not a gimmick, or a one-hit wonder. Still, Coachella in 2015 hasn’t exactly been known for big surprises and Este’s entrance to […]

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alt-J continue to rise, attracting a massive crowd at Coachella main stage

English indie rockers alt-J continued their rise Saturday at Coachella, playing to one of the larger main stage crowds. They’ve been regulars on the festival circuit lately, and they proved with their performance that they will be mainstays for years to come. It was only two years ago that they last played Coachella, and in […]

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Drive Like Jehu rock reunion show at Coachella despite sparse crowd

Drive Like Jehu played to a sparse crowd at the Gobi tent Saturday at Coachella, but their long time fans got full effort from the San Diego post-punk band. When I say sparse, I mean about 100 people. The late night spots opposite the headliners is a death sentence, as Pet Shop Boys faced a […]

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