Music Festivals

Afghan Whigs memorable for the lucky few in attendance

If a ’90s grunge band plays a kick ass show at Coachella after quietly reforming and hardly anybody was there to see it, then did it really happen? Afghan Whigs delivered a memorable performance early Friday evening at Coachella’s Mojave tent, but the crowd was disappointingly scarce. The booking was likely an homage to Coachella […]

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Kate Nash makes new friends Friday at Coachella

Though her set started about five minutes late and also included a three-minute music video of sorts, once young Brit rocker Kate Nash got things going Friday early evening at Coachella, she hardly looked back. Her set at the Gobi tent kicked off with her fast-paced punk tribute “Sister” and mixed in a couple of […]

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AFI turn back the clock with benchmark performance

Ukiah, California rockers AFI brought it on Friday afternoon at Coachella weekend two on the main stage, delivering their hits like a well-placed combination from a premiere heavyweight puncher. AFI brought out the closet fan in everyone, as a well gathered audience showed up to perhaps relive some of their glory days when “Days of […]

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GROUPLOVE helps turn Coachella into COACHELLA

  L.A.’s GROUPLOVE is that high energy show that makes you want to high-five every stranger around you and bask in live music’s awesomeness. Their weekend two Coachella performance had no lulls as Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper brought it on the mic as the festival began to really start filling out. Their main stage […]

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Dum Dum Girls get their weekend two Coachella set spun right this time

The female quartet, Dum Dum Girls started off last weekend’s Coachella performance a bit rocky, but came on late and finished very strong. Weekend two, the New York City based band didn’t suffer the same early woes and spun together a tight and nicely gelled set. “Bedroom Eyes” and “Coming Down” got the loudest pops, […]

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ZZ Ward funks things up at Coachella

The highest energy set of Coachella weekend two, day one likely belonged to ZZ Ward, the Jewish R&B sensation that has quickly climbed the ladder with a number of hook-driven jams that put Ward’s charisma at the forefront. Friday’s performance in the Mojave tent was probably the funkiest of the entire day. Ward engaged her […]

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Wye Oak’s folk adds to slow build early on day one of Coachella

Like a good chef, Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak knows how to utilize the slow build of salivation that forces a bigger payoff at the end. Many of their brooding songs feature quiet sounding verses that lead into guitar heavy choruses, and witnessing Jenn Wasner do double duty with such ease on Friday afternoon […]

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Coachella Reviewed: The Preatures help open weekend two with groovin’ Aussie rock

Australian rock band The Preatures helped get things started Friday afternoon for Coachella weekend two, bringing some Aussie heat to go with the dry desert kind. The Sydney band prominently featured singer Isabella Manfredi and guitarist/vocalist Gideon Bensen’s chemistry at the forefront of their performance, with the two often sharing singing duties while also sharing […]

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Coachella 2014 Photos: Lana Del Rey, Chance The Rapper, Toy Dolls, Beck and more

That’s a wrap! Check out our final batch of Coachella 2014 photos! Yesterday, Coachella wrapped up weekend one of their three-day music festival with a highly anticipated bill of performers. Check out our photos below of Bombino, Chance The Rapper, Blood Orange, Neutral Milk Hotel, Toy Dolls, Lana Del Rey, Beck, Motorhead, and Arcade Fire. […]

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Coachella 2014 Photos: Lorde, Pixies, Nas with special guest Jay-Z and more

Day two photos of Coachella 2014 are now ready for your eyes to see. Saturday’s heavy winds and dust storms did not stop the music. Daytime performers such as Graveyard, Temples, and Ty Segall ripped through their afternoon sets bestowing their incredible live energy onto their fans. Coachella attendees absorbed all this musical energy and […]

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