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Tycho an impressive counter in Mojave to main stage finishers at Coachella

Scott Hansen has grown Tycho considerably as a live performance over the years, and Saturday night at Coachella he put up quite a fight in the Mojave tent as Jack White raged on the main stage. Those that opted to skip at least part of White’s gritty rock set were treated to a tantalizing performance […]

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Father John Misty makes one fan’s year, and many fans’ night at Coachella

Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty put a lot of effort into making one female fan named Amy’s entire year, but his performance also went a long way to being a highlight of many people’s Saturday at Coachella, Halfway through his set, he brought Amy on stage and had her surrounded by women with pasties […]

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Jungle proves to be one of Saturday’s best feel-good performances at Coachella

Jungle had one of the shorter mid-day sets Saturday at Coachella, but damn was it sweet. The London soul band’s set had the Mojave tent jumping and throwing their hands in the air. There were pockets all throughout the crowd of people dancing in a circle, taking turns showing their best moves. Even though “Busy […]

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Bad Religion’s nostalgic punk a hit at Coachella main stage

Bad Religion didn’t mess around in delivering a greatest-hits style set on the main stage late in the afternoon at Coachella on Saturday. Longtime fans were treated to a set of mostly longtime favorites, and they managed to ALMOST get through 18 full songs. They went so deep that they had to be cut off […]

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones transform Coachella into Soul-chella

The way that Charles Bradley brought the soul on Friday, Alabama’s St. Paul & the Broken Bones brought more of it in spades early on Saturday afternoon at Coachella. With impressive horns and drums and piano behind him, Paul Janeway’s vocals were a great reward for those early risers who were nursing massive hangovers. Janeway’s vocal […]

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Chet Faker brings serenity to Coachella in late afternoon

Chet Faker’s electrofunk came at the perfect time on Saturday, serving as the midpoint of Coachella’s three-day festival in the late afternoon. Faker, aka Nicholas Murphy, had the crowd at the Outdoor Theatre dancing with his laid back vibes. His cover of the hip-hop classic “No Diggity” was one of the evening’s best singalong moments. Murphy […]

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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness shine through the early Coachella sun

Prolific songwriter Andrew McMahon pulled out tricks old and new at his Outdoor Theatre set at Coachella on Saturday afternoon. Songs from his previous lives in Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin came to the forefront. But the strong overall message at the end of his set was that he’s still good at writing catchy anthemic […]

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Ryn Weaver proves the buzz is real in Coachella set

Ryn Weaver — photo courtesy of Coachella Dressed in her finest desert festival gear, rising pop star Ryn Weaver made the most of her early Saturday set time in Coachella’s Mojave tent. A nice breeze blew through the crowd — which quadrupled in size from the beginning to the end of her charismatic performance. Performing […]

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Day 2 Coachella 2015 Photos: Jack White, Run The Jewels, Drive Like Jehu & more

It’s now time to roll out our Coachella 2015 photos from day 2 of the annual music festival. Saturdays are always the busiest and craziest days at Coachella. From the packed polo fields, to the cozy VIP areas, and even the bustling artist compounds — day two of Coachella is always a manic adventure. Grimy […]

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Coachella gets “Thunderstruck” with AC/DC’s explosive headlining performance

For their first show without founding guitarist Malcolm Young (who left the band due to health reasons), AC/DC showed they still got it, playing a marathon set that was still going when Alesso, who started an hour later, had finished up his set at Sahara. A 20-song set capped most people’s first day of Coachella […]

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