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Coachella 2016: finally moving away from being a boys’ club?

Feature written by Mark E. Ortega According to an April 2013 Buzzfeed article, Coachella hadn’t seen a ratio of male-fronted acts to female-fronted ones below 80% since 2008. Last year, female-fronted acts represented less than 16% of the lineup with names like Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Jenny Lewis and St. Vincent being some […]

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Coachella 2016 Lineup Revealed: LCD Sound System, Rancid, Miike Snow and more

The Coachella 2016 lineup has been revealed! First off, we want to give a huge congratualtroy shoutout to our very good friends The Dead Ships! This local Los Angeles band has been shredding the past few years and it’s nice to see them on such a famed festival bill. Be sure to catch them! This […]

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Out from under the microscope: an interview with rising pop-star Ryn Weaver

Last June, a song exploded in the music blogosphere that had tons of people asking one question: Who the f*ck is Ryn Weaver? When the wildly addictive “OctaHate” arrived on the scene last year, there was very little information out there on the talented singer-songwriter behind the track. Now almost a year-and-a-half later, the 23-year-old […]

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FYF is a Better Use of Your Money (And Time) Than Coachella

It’s almost August. Gasp! Have you done enough with your summer? Seen enough shows? Thrown enough pong balls into cups? Taken enough substances ‘to the head’ as it were? Of course you haven’t! But there is still time to redeem yourself. FYF Fest is right around the corner. The capoff to the festival season is […]

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Watch Ryn Weaver’s new video for “Traveling Song” (will probably make you cry)

The new music video from Ryn Weaver for her song “Traveling Song” should come with a NSFW disclaimer — because nobody wants to cry when sitting at their desk at work. Having seen Weaver perform live a number of times (from SXSW to Coachella to Bonnaroo), an emotional moment always comes in the form of […]

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Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Desert Daze 2015 feat. Dan Deacon, Warpaint, Deap Vally & more

Watch Grimy TV’s festival mini documentary from Desert Daze 2015! It was sweltering hot, it was dustier as hell, and it was absolutely glorious. This past May 2nd, about two and a half hours East of Los Angeles, deep into the desert of Mecca, California—the annual Desert Daze music festival was taking its course at the […]

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Florence + The Machine gives transcendent Coachella performance

Damn it is good to see Florence + The Machine on the main stage at Coachella. Another of the seemingly endless Coachella legacy performers, Florence Welch definitely outshined the evening headliner Drake, and was probably one of the two or three best performances of the entire weekend. Welch’s energy was sky high. She ran across […]

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Drake doesn’t live up to Coachella-ending bill (neither does Madonna)

Photo courtesy of Coachella Let me preface this review of his Sunday main stage closing Coachella set by saying I’m not the biggest Drake fan. That being said, I had high expectations headed into it, and they weren’t quite met by the mega star rapper’s performance. With all the features on his tracks over the […]

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Radiohead’s Philip Selway brings life to stellar Coachella set

One thinks he would have been better attended had the Coachella schedule simply read “Drummer for Radiohead,” but despite playing to a rather sparse crowd at the Gobi tent on Sunday, Philip Selway brought to life a stellar set. You could have counted up all the people in the room by the time he completed […]

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Ryan Adams provides Sunday’s alt-rock vibes and witty banter

Most of Sunday’s performances at Coachella were electronic flavored and the main headliner Drake was hip-hop, but festival stalwart Ryan Adams made it clear rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay. Adams poked fun at the noise bleed from across the way and provided sarcastic banter in between performing songs from his fantastic self-titled album […]

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