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Laura Mvula's Retro-Soul Sound Dubbed As Adele-Meets-Nina-Simone

The British singer has been compared to the likes of Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Adele.

Arcade Fire Trolls Coachella With Fake 'Daft Punk' Guests

Arcade Fire brought out fake Daft Punk and a real-life Beck as special guests during their weekend two performance at Coachella.

Coachella Sunday Photos: Dita Von Teese, Lana Del Rey And Plenty Of Bunny Ears

The dust finally settled over Indio as the two-weekend Coachella festival ended on Sunday night.

Coachella Saturday Photo Gallery: Lorde, Alessandra Ambrosio, Plus You Guys Wore Some Goofy Stuff

Well, we're 83.3333333% through Coachella 2014, and you guys decided to go all out with the goofy costumes yesterday. Plus, Cage The Elephant, Pharrell and Jay-Z, and Future Islands.

Chance The Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Coachella Set

Rising hip-hop star Chance The Rapper has been hospitalized and canceled his Coachella set scheduled for today.

Photos, Videos: Pharrell Brings Out Jay Z, Usher, T.I. For Second Coachella Set

If there was any doubt that Pharrell wouldn't be able to bring out the same caliber of guests as he did during weekend one of Coachella, he proved them wrong on Saturday night.

Coachella Friday In Photos: Paris Hilton, Drones, HAIM And More

Paris Hilton, Drones, HAIM, Billie Joe and more. Here's the day that was at Coachella weekend two day one.

Coachella: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Hits The Stage, Outkast Steps Up Their Game

But what weekend two does allow is the chance for artists to have a second chance to step up their game—like how The Replacements and Outkast did on Friday.

Woman Dies Of Apparent Overdose At Coachella

A 24-year-old woman from Oakland died Thursday after an apparent overdose at Coachella last weekend.

Last-Minute Tips For Weekend 2 At Coachella

The line-up is the same, but Weekend 2 is a different beast at Coachella.

Photo: Aaron Paul Disguised As Pope Francis During Arcade Fire Coachella Set

Aaron Paul was certainly having a blast at Coachella.

Photos: L.A. Chef Braves Sandstorms For Stunning Communal Gourmet Dinners At Coachella

There were not one, but two, insane sandstorms the Saturday night of Steve Samson's dinner, but that didn't stop Sotto's chef from pulling out all the stops, including hand made pasta, lamb shoulder, and gorgeous Italian wine pairings.

Photos, Videos: Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige And More Surprise Acts At Coachella

Now that the dust has settled over Indio for weekend one of Coachella, we can take a look back at the surprise acts that closed out the desert music fest on Sunday.

Coachella Style, Day 3: Photos Of Superheroes, Robot Heads And More

Day three of Coachella is when some of the wackiest outfits come out.

Photos: The Epic Food Lineup At Coachella

Who said festival food had to be a drag? This year Coachella pulled out all the stops -- from fancy sushi to long table farm dinners. Here's a look at what we ate.

Coachella Style, Day 2: Desert Sandstorm Chic (Photos)

It's always a fight against the elements when you're in the desert but Coachella was nasty yesterday.

Overheard in L.A.: Ridiculous Things People Said At Coachella

This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from this year's Coachella.

Aaron Paul's Photobomb And 9 More Awesome (And Terrible) Photos From Coachella

Coachella is a theater of the absurd, and we've got some of the best examples from the fest so far.

Coachella Style, Day 1: 61 Photos Of Ninja Turtles, Pasties And Aztec Prints

Some things never go out of style at Coachella: cutoffs with bikini tops (preferably crocheted), floral wreaths, white people in headdresses, bare skin, ironic fanny packs and anything with fringe.

Watch OutKast's Entire Reunion Set At Coachella

OutKast opened day one of Coachella with a dynamite, hour-plus set that included a number of high-profile guest appearances.

Photos: Celebs Get All 'Bohemian' At Coachella

We're not the only ones wearing flowy dresses, bro-headbands and Aztec prints at Coachella this weekend. Celeb selfies and sightings have already begun pouring in from this year's fest.

Coachella Phone Charging Station Is Waking Nightmare

File under "reasons we’re glad we're not at Coachella": The phone sitch is a nightmare.

Coachella Announces Set Times, Adds The Pixies To The Mix

Coachella friends, get ready for a great weekend of music.

15 Under-The-Radar Acts At Coachella You Shouldn't Miss

We all know about Coachella headliners Outkast and Arcade Fire, but what about all those lesser-known artists listed in the smaller fonts on the line-up? They deserve some love too!

How Celebrities Make Bank At Coachella

Coachella isn't just about rocking out to bands in the Indio desert for two weekends out of the year. Let's not forget about the celebrity sightings!

Coachella Now Boasts Epic Food Line-Up, Too

As if we needed any more affirmation that food is the new rock, Coachella has just announced that they're expanding their food and drink options to read more like a food festival than a giant concert in the desert. Pop-ups, craft cocktails, and even gourmet sushi will be on offer.

Where To See Coachella Bands Play When They're Not At Coachella

Bummed you're not going to Coachella this year? Don't shed too many tears because Goldenvoice has released a stellar lineup of sideshows that will take place throughout SoCal in the spring.

2 Bros Post Craigslist Ad Looking For Coachella Girlfriends Who Are '30% Sorority'

Hey, bros need some love too. In a Craigslist ad posted in the SFV today, two "slightly above average bros" put out a request for "two stand-in Coachella girlfriends" who are "30% Sorority."

Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced With Arcade Fire, Outkast & Muse Headlining

Get ready for some desert fun, music-lovers! Coachella announced their 2014 lineup with Arcade Fire, Outkast (reunited!), and Muse as headliners over two weekends, April 11-13 and April 18-20.

Hey Ya! Outkast Might Reunite For Coachella

The latest news out of the Coachella camp is that Outkast will reunite for the desert music festival.

Jimmy Kimmel Interviewer Asks Kids To Sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' Is Kind Of A Douche

Jimmy Kimmel has been taking to the street of late to get random people to say stupid things to him.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Asks Coachella Fans About Fake Bands

If you ever doubted that Jimmy Kimmel is one of the best people ever to grace the small screen, brace yourself: you're about to become a believer.

Coachella Weekend 2, Day 1 Photos: Shirtless Dudes, Sombreros, and A Giant Snail

Here's a glimpse of some of the sights and styles spotted at the shows and parties at Weekend 2 of Coachella 2013.

Your Weekend Planner: 13 Coachella Alternatives

If you have no desire to go to the desert this weekend for Coachella, then have no fear. There's a mind-blowing array of events happening around LA this weekend. We’ve culled through hundreds of events to bring you a baker’s dozen of noteworthy happenings right here at home.

Video: Coachella Weekend Two Tickets Can't Be Given Away

Weekend two of Coachella is coming up, and for some people, that means getting rid of ill-begotten tickets.

Coachella Style, Day 3: 55 Photos Of Cannabis Flags, 'Dope' Shirts And More Damn Flowers

Until Coachella restarts on Friday, enjoy this set of photos of those at yesterday's festivities.

Video: R. Kelly Joins Phoenix For 'Ignition (Remix)'-'1901' Mashup At Coachella

Worlds mashed together last night when Phoenix brought the Pied Piper of R&B R. Kelly onstage with them during their headlining set during day 2 of Coachella for a little toot toot.

Look Who's Rocking: Clint Eastwood At Coachella!

Look who's rocking at Coachella this weekend: Octogenarian actor Clint Eastwood!

Coachella Style, Day 2: 56 Photos Of Flower Hipsters, Borat Thong, And Donald Trump's Head

On the first day of Coachella, we saw that being scantily clad is part of the deal for many female attendees. Of course, a guy had to get in the act by wearing a Borat-style neon green thong—"I like to make sexy time!" Besides love for the U.S. of A., other trends this year include flowers in the hair, casts, bedazzled sunglasses and kitty cat lounging slippers. Also, apparently kids today find Donald Trump ironic....

Video: R. Kelly Joins Phoenix For 'Ignition (Remix)'-'1901' Mashup At Coachella

Worlds mashed together last night when Phoenix brought the Pied Piper of R&B R. Kelly onstage with them during their headlining set during day 2 of Coachella for a little toot toot.

Coachella Style, Day 1: 53 Photos Of Jean Cut-offs, Crochet Tops And Fanny Packs

To be comfortable and fashionable in the desert, it seems that the trends are denim cut-offs, bikini tops, crochet tops, sunglasses, headbands and fanny packs.

NSFW: The Fat Jew Had Coachella's Most Insane Belly Drawing

If you're going to perform at Coachella, why not draw a graphic photograph of a woman with a cat's head on your tummy? That's what The Fat Jew did!

Vintage Coachella Video: Don't Tase My Micropenis, Bro (NSFW, Obvs)

Coachella is about surviving the heat and doing drugs without getting in trouble. Oh, and maybe seeing some music. But it's also about not being humiliated in a viral video.

Your Guide To The Guides: Coachella

Heading out to Coachella? Here's our round-up of guides to the music, the food and the party scene.

Video: Coachella Boot Camp Imagined By Funny Or Die

Coachella is upon us, and that means attendees need to prepare themselves for extreme heat, massive amounts of drugs, and deciding which bands to see when ALL THE BANDS ARE PLAYING.

What's Cookin' in Coachella's Food Court This Year

Try as they might, man cannot live on Heineken alone. Here's the 411 on who's serving at this year's festival.

The Rolling Stones Rumored to Be Playing Coachella

Ready for one hell of an awesome rumor? The Rolling Stones might be headlining Coachella.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Met His Fiancée Through Coachella

Coachella is a magical place where retirees expand their horizons and TV stars fall in love.

Looks Like Coachella is Staying Put: Councilman Who Proposed Increased Tax Reneges

After announcing his plan to pursue a tax on Coachella ticket sales, Indio City Councilman Sam Torres has reneged. In a press release posted to the city's website yesterday, Torres explained that he proposed the tax with the hope of generating more income for the town in these tough economic times.

Is Coachella Moving Out of Indio?

If lawmakers move forward with a proposed tax on entrants to large festivals, Goldenvoice may move Coachella out of Indio, according to the Desert Sun. The Sun reported today that they got their hands on a series of text messages sent between Goldenvoice vice president Skip Paige and an Indio official.

Sorry Kids: Coachella 2013 Advance Passes Just About Totally Sold Out* [UPDATED]

If you wanted to rock out Coachella 2013 on an advance pass, your options are slim, and getting slimmer. There's already been official announcements about tickets selling out for Weekend #1.

Tupac's Family Says He Was Friends With Versace, Not a Homophobe

Tupac Shakur's family members insist that the late rapper, who appeared in an apparition-like hologram at Coachella, could not be a homophobe because he was friends with Gianni Versace!

OMG, WTF? Coachella 2013 Dates Set, Tickets On Sale THIS WEEK!?

Yeah, we also wondered if May 14 was some sort of secret prank-making day, because, hey, didn't Coachella 2012, like, just happen? But it's true: Coachella 2013 will happen over two weekends next spring, and advance tickets go on sale Thursday, May 17.

What Bands That Played At Coachella Did When They Weren't At Coachella

This year marked the first time the festival duplicated itself on two back-to-back weekends. So just what did artists do with their valuable time in Southern California between weekends? Some bands played by the rules while some skirted them.

Teenage Girl Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Three Men at Stagecoach Country Music Festival

A 17-year-old girl alleges that she was sexually assaulted at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio last night. The alleged assault happened inside one of the portable bathrooms at the festival.

Awesome 65-Year-Old Retiree Raves About Her Solo Trip to Coachella Festival

A retiree decided to take a solo trip to the Coachella Music Festival this year just for the hell of it—and she loved it. Charlotte Rios, 65, is a retired trauma counselor from Palm Desert who wrote about her experience.

Lose Your Cellphone at Coachella? Take a Number!

Things can get crazy at Coachella: Not only do dead rap superstars get resurrected as holograms for a performance, but a helluva lot of people lose their cellphones.

Coachella Goes After Fake Merch Peddlers in a Lawsuit

Were you looking forward to getting a knock-off Coachella T-shirt this weekend? Sorry, bro. Festival organizers are asking a judge to put a stop to the sale of totally unauthorized merchandise featuring logos from the festival and headliners, like Radiohead.

Coachella Goes After Fake Merch Peddlers in a Lawsuit

Were you looking forward to getting a knock-off Coachella T-shirt this weekend? Sorry, bro. Festival organizers are asking a judge to put a stop to the sale of totally unauthorized merchandise featuring logos from the festival and headliners, like Radiohead.

This Weekend's 5+ Coachella Alternatives

It's supposed to be a scorcher in Indio this weekend, so don't feel too bad if you couldn't get a ticket to see the next generation of hologrammed artists perform. Besides, we've found a number of great events happening right here in LA County.

Coachella's 2013 All-Hologram Lineup

Since Tupac's hologram one-upped the Nat "King" Cole duets of the early 1990s and hit the stage this past weekend at Coachella, naturally the web has given rise to a spoof poster detailing an imagined all-hologram lineup.

Overheard in L.A. at Coachella: "You're Not My Bro, Dude"

This week's round-up includes snippets of conversation overheard from the stages of Indio to the bike-clogged streets of CicLAvia. Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city.

Video: Tupac Shakur Plays 2012 Coachella, Via Hologram

Tupac's hologram Those rumors of Tupac Shakur playing Coachella were true: A hologram of the slain rapper turned up alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to close out last night's performance... and it was moving—at least for Katy Perry, who Tweeted, "I think I might have cried when I saw Tupac. #coachella" Pop & Hiss recounted the evening, which also included 50 Cent and Eminem. Their criticisms are being echoed in a lot of...

Just What It Sounds Like: Snoop Dogg's "Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook" Will Debut at Coachella

It's possible that Snoop Dogg has never come across a product endorsement opportunity he didn't like, but his latest entry in the world of publishing makes sense. Snoop's book "Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook" is just what it sounds like.

Your Guide to Surviving Coachella

Like a fast-spreading benign cancer, Coachella fever has infected Southern California. Your neighbor’s talking about it, your dry cleaner’s talking about it and most importantly, you and your friends are talking about it.

Coachella Releases Weekend 1 Set Times

Are you one of the lucky many packing up and heading to Coachella this weekend for three days of music and revelry? Get ready to plan your aural experience: The set times for Weekend 1 have been released.

Road to Coachella: Where to Imbibe Fest-Inspired Cocktails

You're on the road to Coachella for a weekend of sun-soaked musically-enhanced Bacchanalia. You're thirsty. You've got a designated driver who is abstaining from the sauce. If you pull off the road in a magical land called Rancho Cucamonga, Ra Pour is hoping to reel you in with cocktails inspired by the annual music fest.

Goldenvoice Buys Coachella Festival Site

Concert promoters Goldenvoice announced today that they had purchased 280 acres around the site where the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals are held. There were few other details about how much the land cost or what the company's plans were for development, but a release from the company noted that the purchase includes the Eldorado Polo Club, Triangle Bar Farms, Fish Creek and Ambassador Glen Holden's property.

Website Helps You Decide Whether or Not to Go to Coachella

Lots of Southern California residents have asked themselves, at some point in time, whether or not they should go to Coachella. Some consider hitting up the festival for the community, others for the music, still more for the drugs.

Where Coachella Acts Come From and What That Says About American Music

Which corners of the world are doing their best to rep at Coachella? The Atlantic's Richard Florida crunched the numbers and found that Swedes, Brits, Austinites and Angelenos are overrepresented at the festival.

The Food of Coachella 2012: A Gastro-Comical Lineup

If you are one of the fortunate who scored passes to this year's epic two-weekend Coachella megafest (and didn't have to sell your kidney) you might already be thinking about what you are going to be eating out there.

Coachella Craziness: Desperate Fans Offer to Swap Kidneys or Medical Services for Tickets That Sold Out in Three Hours

If you weren't ready to buy Coachella passes at the stroke of 10 am this morning, chances are you're going to have to pay a scalper a little (but probably a lot) extra if you want to go to the festival this year. Passes for both weekends sold out within three hours.

Coachella Releases On Sale Info for 2012 Festival Weekends

You've had a couple of days to peruse, analyze, contemplate, debate, and evaluate the current lineup for the 2012 Coachella festival (and, yes, the one we published was legit, mmmkay?!) and now it's time to figure out if you're going, and how to get tickets.

Coachella 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Among Headliners

Kids, are you ready to sweat and sway out in the desert for three days in April to the sounds of some of the world's biggest and best bands? After weeks of speculation, the time has come: Coachella has announced their 2012 lineup.

Extra, Extra: Indio Keeps Coachella, Skid Row Loses Pot Shop and a Free Ticket Giveaway

In tonight's Extra, Extra, Indio keeps Coachella, Skid Row loses a dispensary and John & Ken's apology is not accepted. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports.

West Hollywood Ranks #3 In State for Same-Sex Couples

Photo of a wedding cake topper sold in West Hollywood by Sundogg via the LAist Featured Photos pool The third-highest percentage of same-sex couples in California call West Hollywood home, according to data from the 2010 Census, reports the Daily News. The SoCal city comes in behind Palm Springs and Guerneville, which is located north of San Francisco. "The 1,502 households in West Hollywood that identified themselves as same-sex couples represent about 7 percent...

Coachella 2012 Will Be Two Weekends Long

Kanye West headlines Day 3 of the 2011 Coachella Music Festival (Photo by Joey Maloney / LAist) Double the pleasure. Double the sunscreen. Double the ticket sales. Like deja vu all over again, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be spreading out the heat stroke over two weekends in 2012, organizers announced Tuesday, in an effort to give the fans double the chance of getting in after tickets to the festival sold...

CA Teen Reported Missing From Coachella Found in Texas

A Fontana teen gave her parents a heart attack after telling them she was going to Coachella and then heading to Texas, reports KABC. 19-year-old Andrea Adame did not return home after the music festival, prompting mom and dad Adame to to report her missing. According to KABC, she was found in a warehouse in Waco after hitching rides halfway across the country from semi-truck drivers.

Coachella 2011: When Kanye Was In Indio Land, Let My Platform Glow

Coachella 2011 concluded its triple shot, sun-splattered slumber party with Simon Le Bon, Kanye West, Simon Le Bon, Kanye West, Simon Le Bon, Kanye West and Simon Le Bon. And Kanye West. On a glowing platform. Amid rumors of an all-star lineup, West performed defiantly alone against an art-carved stone backdrop while shadowed by 20 or so dancers interpreting his three-act, me me me to mom mom mom tragedy like a personal Greek chorus....

Coachella 2011: We're All Stuck Out In The Desert & We're Gonna Die... With Jeff Goldblum

Serendipity is the mother of exaggeration, nevertheless it really did happen that Jeff Goldblum played a jazz set on day two of Coachella. Manifesting a band and a baby grand piano in one of the campgrounds, big G played a barely announced and certainly unofficial 'Funny or Die' mockumentary gig for those heading into the venue. Saturday rockers met Alison Mosshart's hair n' glare during The Kills early evening set at the Outdoor Theatre,...

Coachella 2011: OFWGKTA=OMGWTFBBQ, Cee-Lo Stops Believin', Lauryn Hill Sails, Kings Of Leon Go Unshirtless, Chemical Brothers Serenade The All-Night Roller Rink

In a fitting prelude to Passover, thousands of chaotic believers seeking musical salvation endured a defining shlep across the desert to celebrate all that freedom and outdoor roller skating had to offer at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The three-day mirage of microtrends, microcosms, and microchipped wrists began on Friday April 15. However, much like the tradition of Jewish holidays, the action actually started the night before. Thursday began the awakening...

Remember When That Naked Guy Got Tasered By the Cops at Coachella?

Yeah, we do. It was 2009, and on the heels of the infamous "Don't tase me, bro" incident in Florida. As the three-day long music sweat fest in the desert comes to its conclusion for another year today, it remains to be scene if some (probably intoxicated) idiot will emerge as a "cewebrity" thanks to their shenanigans recorded and posted online. For your video lunch today, we've got...that naked guy getting tasered at Coachella video, obvs. (PS: NSFW)

Brokechella: The Poor Person’s Coachella Alternative Tonight in Downtown LA

If you’re bummed out that you didn’t make it to the desert this weekend for a little music festival—don’t fret. While many of our friends are baking in 90+ degree heat and getting up close with the sights and, umm, smells of Coachella, the Ahimsa Collective and RentFoodBroke are throwing Brokechella tonight at the Airliner for the rest of us who’ve been left behind, are poor or don’t like getting hot and dirty—literally—with our neighbors.

Shut Out of Coachella? Watch it Live Online

!!! gets the Coachella webcast off to a sweaty start on the Outdoor Theater stage Whether you missed out on tickets to Coachella this year, prefer kickin' it by the pool, or just dislike crowds (but love music), you'll be enlightened to know that the festival is comin' atcha live. On three channels, starting now. Barring any technical difficulties, the Coachella livestream will bring about 60 live performances to your computer or mobile device...

Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 3)

Here we go, the final installment before the exodus begins. Hope you packed your sunscreen as temps may peak near triple digits. Have fun be safe and rock on! PREVIOUSLY: Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 1) | Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 2) | Coachella 2011 Set Times Announced: Got Conflicts?

Extra, Extra

In tonight's Extra, Extra, find out what's new at Coachella, Catherine Zeta-Jones gets medical attention, the Flaming Lips will rock out at a local cemetery, and who's suing Jerry Brown? Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports.

Coachella 2011 Set Times Announced: Got Conflicts?

Coordinating set times for nearly 200 bands over three days on six stages is no simple task. It's one aspect of Coachella that always creates tension among festival-goers who've had fingers-crossed that none of their favorite acts would have conflicting set times ever since the nonspecific daily schedules were released in February. And you only get 48 hours to figure out what band is playing at what time and on what stage.

Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 2)

(Photo by Lisa Brenner, Used with permission) Less than two days remain until the quiet fields of Indio will be the filled with the sounds of electronic, rock, punk, metal, hip hop, math rock, gypsy punk, synth-pop, rock en espanol, ambient, trip-hop, big beat, dance, funk and oodles of other sub-genres. Yesterday we gave you the Top 10 Bands Not To Miss during Day 1 of Coachella. Today, we present our picks for Day...

Eat Your Heart Out, Coachella: A Food Guide For The Desert

Set times have been released which means you are most likely coordinating frantically with your group of friends about when to arrive and in what order you’ll race from stage to stage over the course of the three-day festival. Amidst the arguing over whether to see Gogol Bordello or Foals (answer: Gogol Bordello*) or The National or Duck Sauce (answer: Duck Sauce*) you’ll need to stop and eat some food right?

Coachella 2011: Top 10 Bands Not To Miss (Day 1)

(Photo by Joey Maloney, Used with permission) It's that time again, kids. Pack your skinny jeans, sun hats, ironic sunglasses and questionable footwear because the annual migration to the Empire Polo Grounds is upon us. We have rocked through the 150+ bands playing over the next three days to present to you a few choice selections not to miss during the Big Carrot Festival Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. These are just, like,...

Prince Shows Announced: '21 Nite Stand' In Los Angeles Starts This Week, Most Tickets $25

Photo by Joey Maloney via Flickr, Used with permission In the coming weeks, the city that bleeds purple and gold will find itself less interested in gold, and extra rich in purple. Following the success of winter residencies, the artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince is bringing his Welcome 2 America Live tour to Los Angeles with a '21 Nite Stand' of performances beginning this week. Three dates have been...

Purple Majesty: Lets Get Nuts For 21 Days Of Prince In LA

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called "April." Electric guitars, April. It means 21 days and that's a mighty long time. But I'm here to tell you.. there's something else. May. A world of never ending Purpledom, you can always see the tush, day or night. So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills...

For Whom Coachella Tolls: Big 4 Festival Announced!

One week after music die-hards make the annual pilgrimage to Indio for The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, a new fest will rock the Empire Polo Grounds. This gathering, however, will be a decidedly heavier affair. And by heavy I mean, pure, face-melting, metal destruction. On April 23rd, the Big 4 Festival, featuring Anthrax, Megadeath, Slayer and headlined by Metallica, will make its first and only American stop. After 7 European dates last...

Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced!

The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things, of shoes, and ships, and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings. And of Coachella. The big announcement is finally here. Shhh, if you listen closely you can hear the muffled shrill of sycophant whineoceroses deflating in winced unison. Bemoan! Oh the woe! No Radiohead. No Daft Punk. No David Bowie. Coachella 2010 was aMuse-ing, but Coachella 2011 is all about DURAN DURAN OMG...

Video: Tiny Ant People Set Up A City At Coachella

It takes a village of tiny, tilt-shift, ant people to raise a music festival. Directed, shot, cut and finished by Sam O'Hare, this new video is a happy reminder on a dreary Wednesday that the sun will in fact shine again. At Coachella....

Outside Lands Delivered Many Music Highlights

(Part 2 of a 2-part review, focusing on the festival's music. To read about the planning, see part 1) The great thing about large, multi-stage, multi-genre music festivals like Coachella or Outside Lands is that at any given time, 3-4 acts are playing simultaneously. This allows people to, in a sense, curate their own personal version of that festival. You and a couple friends could each go off on your own and have completely different experiences, and perhaps none of you even saw any of the same bands as the others. Yet, you all had a great time, and were able to meet up for a beer and a burger at some point.

Compared to Coachella's Mess, SF's Outside Lands was a Dream

(This is part 1 of a 2-part review, focusing on the festival's planning. To read about the music, see part 2) Recently, the 3rd edition of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and LAist was there to see if our neighbors to the north can put on a festival that compares with our own legendary Coachella fest. And the answer is yes... yes, they most certainly can.

Coachella Announces 2011 Dates

Mark your calendar folks, Coachella tonight announced dates for their 2011 festival. They are April 15th, 16th and 17th. Yups, that's 248 days away. Now on to the constant speculation and day dreaming about what the line-up will be. Check out LAist's coverage from this year's festival here, here and here. Rock, out....

The xx @ Wiltern Theatre, 06/06/10

The xx, one of the big hype bands of the year, made their second showing in SoCal in less than three months at the Wiltern Theater on June 6th. After a breakout Coachella (and every summer festival for that matter) performance, the band returned with, well - nearly the same set. Being that they only have one album, an album that has been met with nearly universal acclaim, it is hard to knock them for...

Students' 'Beat the Jew' Game Under Criminal Investigation

Photo by Manchester Library via Flickr Authorities in the Palm Springs area have launched a criminal investigation into a now-disbanded Facebook game played by area students called "Beat the Jew," reports abc7. Students at La Quinta High School who participated in the online game are being referred to as "Nazis." They allegedly "chased down other students" at their school who were identified as being Jewish. Sherri Johnstone, assistant superintendent for personnel at the Desert...

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