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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

Alabama Shakes bring their A-game to Coachella Outdoor Theatre

The Alabama Shakes have built a reputation as stellar performers, and Friday at Coachella on the Outdoor Theatre, they more than lived up to that with a wicked sunset set. Brittany Howard is a Jill-of-all-trades, her vocal prowess damn near unmatched and her guitar skills respectable. Their music was perfect for the time of day, […]

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Raekwon and Ghostface Killah bring nostalgia to forefront at Coachella

Wu-Tang Clan veterans Raekwon and Ghostface Killah celebrated the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx in the desert at Coachella on Friday, giving fans a taste of some of ’90s hip-hop at its best. Their Outdoor Theatre set came close to sunset, and the pot smoke flowed like the Nile River most of […]

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