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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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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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