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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

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    May 1, 2014

    Austin Psych Fest 2014 Survival Guide

    So, it's the day before Austin Psych Fest and you're still not ready. Especially if you plan to make a weekend of it (maybe camp out?), then man, it's high time you start prepping. There's plenty of I's to dot and T's to cross, and maybe a few hard-to-come-by party favors to locate and stash accordi ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Kids Drugs = The Coachella Experience

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often.  This story is about very young people doing a s ... More >>

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    April 12, 2014

    Coachella: Band and Drug Pairings Guide

    Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stuff sure to provid ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    How I Learned to Love My Dad's Taste for Nu-Metal Music

    Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    How to Dress at Concerts for Comfort, Lookin' Cool and Getting a Drink

    When you go to a concert, which is purportedly a collection of like-minded people on the grounds that you're all there to see a particular thing you personally enjoy, you have two choices. You can either dress like you think everyone else will, or you can shout "FUCK IT" into the mirror and dress en ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    How Cancer Has Changed the Way I Photograph Concerts

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Austin City Limit's 2013 Lineup

    Austin City Limits' lineup for 2013 was just announced: Headliners include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon and noted teenage-girl-advice-givers Atoms for Peace. Tickets go on sale May 7 -- early bird passes are sold out but VIP is available if you just can't wait. See also: -50 Don't ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend Two

    Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Which Coachella Stages Have the Best (and Worst) Sound?

    It's the last day of Coachella. Your last chance to smuggle in drugs, possibly get caught, possibly make things easier on yourself in court later, and possibly be out on bail in time to see some more good shows. But which stages are the best? The sound quality varies widely, so much so that where ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The Coachella 2013 Awards

    The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers. "WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA." The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Cancer Did Not Want me to Shoot Photos at Coachella

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt is Somehow Underrated: A Review from Coachella

    Earl Sweatshirt Coachella April 12, 2013 It was past midnight in Coachella's Gobi Tent when Tyler, the Creator climbed the scaffolding like a gargoyle. He clung to the metal bars above the stage with one arm, ready to pounce on the crowd at any moment. Earl Sweatshirt rapped with a black bucket hat ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella?

    This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squashed the rumors, not many people seem to be buying it. At least, not since last night. Just before Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Lollapalooza's Lineup is Boring: Here's the Crappy Formula They Used

    Coacapalaroo Festival is new to the United States this year. No, "lying on the internet day" was Monday. Instead, the three major US alternative music festivals, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, all seem to have shared the same bookers this year. They may as well be an extremely large touring ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    The Postal Service are Coming to Dallas: Presale Starts Tomorrow

    Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    The Postal Service Reunion was Ten Years Coming. Do you Feel Old Yet?

    If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Coachella Lineup 2013: Old Legends Going Solo and a Double Dose of Nick Cave

    The 2013 Coachella Lineup is here! In case this is your only source of music information (what else could you possibly need, really?), the headliners are The Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Why yes, we do live in a world where New Order gets out-billed by Phoenix. Check out ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    The 10 Best Fashion Moments Aboard the S.S. Coachella

    Liz Tracy, Music Editor of our sister paper Broward-Palm Beach New Times, is aboard the S.S. Coachella cruise this week. Day one is here and day two is here. Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Day Two: Stalking Jarvis Cocker, Avoiding Pool-verts

    Liz Tracy, Music Editor of our sister paper Broward-Palm Beach New Times, is aboard the S.S. Coachella cruise this week. Day one is here. No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella. Instead, you want a ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Day One Aboard the S.S. Coachella: Father John Misty May or May Not Have Vomited, and More

    By Liz Tracy The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    November 28, 2012

    Top Five Musical Resurrections of 2012

    2012 saw some big-name comebacks, emotional reunions, and just plain weird occurrences, proving that America's thirst for nostalgia has still not been quenched. Have recent years been the worst for this, or have I just forgotten about the last decade already? Could something as joyous as the resurre ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    The Night After Cancellation, EDC Closes Fest With Massive Turnout

    See also: DC9 at Night's coverage of last year's EDC Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on the fin ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    Azealia Banks - Coachella - 4/21/12

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage by Rebecca Haithcoat One assumes that thousands of people shouting, "I guess that cunt getting eaten" in unison has never happened at Coachella before. Yet you could hear just that yesterday during Azealia Banks' set; it was afternoon, and most of us were ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    This Asshat Gives All the Other Asshats in Native American Headgear at Coachella a Bad Name

    by Nicole Pajer We were strolling through the Coachella grounds last weekend, trying not to trip over passed out people, when we encountered this fella. We weren't sure if it was the headdress (are people really still wearing those?), the dance moves, or the combination of both, but he coaxed us ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    The 10 Most Awkward Dance Moves At This Weekend's Coachella

    At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. They'll employ almost anything in this quest -- but mostly drugs. Some of the folks below have taken too many, some are badly in need of a buzz, but all are our favorite awkward Coachella dancers. We're not trying to d ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Festy Says... Here Are Some Rules For Your Festival Season

    With the arrival of 35 Denton this weekend, festival season is officially upon us. But festivals have gotten complicated, and you can no longer just grab your buds, hop in your Civic hatchback and chill in a tent for three days. You need provisions, a plan, intestinal fortitude, hand sanitizer, Red ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Ask Indie Grandpa: The Coachella Lineup

    With the release of Coachella's lineup yesterday, we decided to ask our resident curmudgeon and "good old days" music expert, Indie Grandpa, what he thought of the annual desert festival, which has now expanded to two weekends. What do you think about Coachella's lineup? First of all, morning ever ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Digitalism, Dub Assembly

    Saturday, December 10, at the Granada Theater

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    September 15, 2011
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    June 13, 2011

    Summer In The City: Three More Local Festivals Announce July Lineups, Cheap Tickets.

    ​With Coachella and Bonnaroo now past us, it's safe to say that we're officially smack dab in the middle of summer music festival season. Unfortunately, this being Texas and all, and that meaning that it can get pretty warm around these parts, the well is rather dry as outdoor festivals on the hor ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Last Night: Octopus Project at the South Side Music Hall

    Octopus Project South Side Music HallNovember 18, 2010Better than: Quadrophonic?It was bleeding Octophonic! Or so it was last night, when The Octopus Project treated a couple hundred people to an immersive performance of their new Hexadecagon release.As promised in the promotion for this event, the ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Today In Music News: You Get a Gaga Halloween Costume, Garth Brooks Gets His Benefit On and the Pixies Give Away a Recording.

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 29, 2010...If you still haven't found that perfect costume for Halloween, might I suggest a meat dress inspired by Lady Gaga? It's only $100,000.Garth Brooks has decided to headline a timely benefit concert for Nashville flood victims.The P ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Today In Music News: U2 Musical Hits Another Snag, Courtney Love Changes Her Name And Coachella Sets Attendance Record

    Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, April 22, 2010...U2 is learning a valuable lesson about broadway: the show only goes on when the show is based on your album.Courtney Love has decided to change the one good thing about her... her name. Who says there's a recession on? Coachell ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Today In Music News: Eddie Van Halen Gets Surgery, Phish Gets Their Own Festival (Again) and Celine Dion Goes On Sale

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, July 24 2009... Eddie Van Halen is recovering from surgery on his left hand. "Eruption" just can't play itself ya know. Phish is staging a Halloween festival at the Indio polo grounds...y'know where they hold Coachella. Ever wanted to have you ver ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Paul McCartney To Play Cowboys Stadium On Wednesday, August 19

    Another coup for that spaceship out in Arlington: It's the Beatle's first Dallas show since 2005, and his sole Texas stop on his current North American tour. Perhaps most impresively, though, the press release announcing the show indicates that the concert should last a solid 2.5 hours. Ticke ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    The Kills, The Horrors

    Saturday, April 25, at the Granada Theater

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    March 18, 2009

    Today In Music News: 50 Raises Some Eyebrows, Jessica Simpson Earns Some Boos, Kanye West Gets In Character and The Stone Roses Get Back Together?

    Your daily dose of national music for Wednesday, March 18, 2009...50 Cent is releasing not one, but two albums this year--and he's joining Fall Out Boy on tour for selected dates. Who woulda thunk it? Hopefully he'll be able to find time to take unnecessary jabs at Rick Ross...Jessica Simpson can't ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Today In Music News: Coachella Sets Its Lineup, Bruce Hears Some Gripes

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, February 2, 2009...The line-up for the 2009 Coachella Music and Arts Festival was announced late last week, and Paul McCartney is headlining on Friday night. Wait, really?The Boss may have scored with a great Super Bowl halftime show.  But fans ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Is Ozzfest Really The Third-Highest Grossing Concert Of The Year?

    Really? Third-best? That seems a bit high, no? (Roger Caldwell) So the Morning News' main music blog posted this item earlier this week, and I've been trying to wrap my head around it ever since. Basically, it says that the top grossing North American concert of the year so far was September's ACL ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Steal Of The Week: How To Get Into Tonight's Granada Show With The Cool Kids, Flosstradamus, Ricky Blaze And The Party...For Free

    Tonight, the Granada will transform itself into party central as Scion presents one of the most hyped groups of the last year (and one of Rolling Stone's 10 Artists to Watch in 2008): Chicago’s The Cool Kids. The best part: The show is totally free. Here's what you need to do to make sure yo ... More >>

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    December 26, 2007

    Warming Up with Fair To Midland

    If you conduct a Wikipedia search for “Fair to Midland,” you find…well, the facts. Just the facts. And, in your wee hours of MySpace music hunting, you find that Fair to Midland is a band. A “Progressive / Folk / Metal” band with 38,812 fans, a partiality to swamp-pants and a handful of cr ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    How to Forget That Sooner Spanking on October 6, Just Saying

    Maybe this is just the shot in the arm -- or kick in the prog-metal balls -- Deep Ellum needs: On October 6, Fair to Midland's scheduled to perform at the Crowdus Street Music Festival, otherwise known as the Texas-OU after-party. Guess it's not new news necessarily; FtM's appearance has been known ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    Fair Enough

    Get your tickets now: As if this year's Coachella music-fest (April 27-29) lineup wasn't stellar enough, boasting acts from Rage Against the Machine to Willie Nelson to Roky Erickson, there's one more reason for Dallasites to pack up their tents and make the long journey to the deserts of California ... More >>

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