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CruisingThrough Saturday's Coachella Lineup

Yesterday we told you how to see 14 pretty good bands this Friday at Coachella, so now let's do Saturday using the Coachooser. Sadly even though the middle day has our most anticipated act, The Arcade Fire, it has the fewest amount of bands that we want to see, a paltry 15. Nine of them are playing between 2:30 and 5:30, and five of those are all playing at the same time! While we...

Countdown to Coachella part 2

To continue to get you excited about Coachella, LAist is bringing you some banging live performances from bands that are on our "must see" list. Peter, Bjorn and John are obviously towards the top. Their catchy Young Folks song is sure to the big crowd pleasure and is shown above with a special appearance by Victoria Bergsman of The Concretes, who performs on the recorded version of the song. But these Swedes will also...

Eh, Pardon Me, Sir, But Could You Direct Me To The Shortest Route To The Coachella Valley And The Big Carrot Festival Therein?

Today's 4:20 video finds our hero ears-deep in a 1953 Chuck Jones favorite, slapping a bull in the face, taking a wrong turn at Albuquerque, and trying in earnest to make his way to our very own Coachella Valley....

Captured and Tortured Beach Balls are Finally Found and Other AM News

- 9,000 people a month turn in their California driver's licenses for Arizona ones - LAT - LA coach builders + Mini Coopers = Mini Cooper limos - bornrich - The only thing worthwhile in the holier-than-thou feature about author Roger Kahn who wants to pretend that there's something wrong with betting on your own team, is this quote by Jim Murray about Pete Rose: "Did Rose bet on the game?" Murray once asked...

LAist Editor Tony Pierce Interviewed by MusicPlus's Jenn Sherry Discussing This Weekend's Coachella

You might recall a few weeks ago we mentioned that our fearless leader was about to have a sit down with MusicPlus TV's super sexy Jenn Sherry? Well the I's have been dotted and the T's have been crossed and we can now show you the slightly edited meeting between the two music buffs. Join us as we watch a a tape from "Strictly Live" where Sherry and Pierce discuss their picks at Coachella...

Coachella Set Times Announced!

With three days to go until Coachella, set times have been released. Now the fun begins of looking at the list up and down and left and right and obsessing over your route and which bands you are dying to see and then getting to Indio, throwing it all out the window and going with the flow. The real struggle is when there are bands playing first or second and you know you're not...

Countdown to Coachella

In preparation for Coachella, LAist is going to bring you some banging live performances from bands that are on our "must see" list. The first is from Tokyo Police Club, a Canadian indie-rock band that is playing the Mojave stage on Friday from 3:30-4:20....

Win Sonic Youth Tickets for their Historic Greek Show

Before Nirvana there was Sonic Youth and this summer there will be nirvana at The Greek when Sonic Youth plays their entire Daydream Nation album. If June 20th isn't marked on your calendar you probably shouldn't enter this contest. We have a pair of tickets for this show. We also have two posters for the winner as well. To enter tell us a story about Sonic Youth. Tell us what the show is going...

Best Rumor of the Day: Scarlett Johansson to Sing Background at Jesus And Mary Chain Show on Thursday

What could be better than Thursday's upcoming "secret" pre-Coachella show at the Glass House with the Jesus and Mary Chain? How about if busty actress Scarlett Johansson was going to be there singing background vocals for the gloomy band? Stereogum, in a tiny aside on a Bjork post, linked to a blog called Cat Dirt who claimed to be the first to correctly announce that the JAMC were going to play the tiny club...

Eat Brunch. F$ck Cancer. Win Tickets To Coachella.

I go out on Friday night and I come home on Saturday morning. But what happens when I go out on Saturday night? Sunday brunch. And this Sunday, the Revlon Run/Walk For Women team, The MissFitz, are presenting a MUSICAL BRUNCH EVENT at Safari Sam's that will cure your hangover, and possibly cancer. Hosted by Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, "Brunch For A Cause" will feature performances by The Aggrolites, theSTART, Vonyse, The Stoats and...

Arcade Fire Tickets on Sale Saturday Morning

The Greek will be hosting some very impressive shows this year. First Sonic Youth announced that they will perform Daydream Nation at the venue up in Griffith Park, and then The Arcade Fire announced that they'll play on May 29th and 30th. On Saturday at 10am tickets for both Arcade Fire gigs will go on sale. So set your alarm clocks. The Arcade Fire are one of the most-welcome return attendees of Coachella in...

Lily Allen Cancels US Tour - Except LA Shows, Coachella, and Bonnaroo

When reviewers of Saturday's KCRW Sounds Eclectic concert yawned at the surprise guest, Travis, they overlooked what they actually had in front of them. Namely the dynamic guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela; and the pouty, sarcastic starlet-of-the-moment Lily Allen. When you have lightening in a bottle one one hand, and an unpredictable foul-mouthed princess on the other - and they both showed up - then you have a successful event. Today it was announced...

Coachella 3-Day Passes Are Back on Sale

For all of you who gave up on Coachella because it sold out faster than you expected, your prayers have been answered - Three Day passes are back on sale for a very limited time. While that's great news, it's hard to ignore the fact that it's also great news for Ticketmaster who has figured out a way to make $29 out of each ticket - without having to fuss with even printing the...

Watch our Fearless Leader Tonight on Music Plus TV

LAist Editor Tony Pierce is the special guest tonight on MusicPlus TV. Hosted by Jenn Sherry, our fearless leader will discuss this year's Coachella line-up, SXSW, and the future of rock in LA. The live show is on tonight from 8pm - 9pm at MusicPlusTV.com, feel free to heckle him through AOL IM: MusicPlusTV. Or you can ask questions. Or tell him you like his beard. Video above of Amy Winehouse, one of the...

Jesus and Mary! Secret Show Tix Still Available?

What are you people waiting for - the Second Coming? We are being told that there are still some tickets available for the Jesus and Mary Chain "secret" show at the Glass House in Pomona the Thursday before Coachella. Even if you are going to Coachella, why on Earth would you pass up a chance to see the JAMC in a small club and save your dance card for, oh Bjork, or Interpol? There...

Coachella Secret Show: Jesus and Mary Chain at The Glass House the Night Before Coachella

A few years back you might remember when the Pixies did a "secret" show at Pomona's Glass House the night before their big performance at Coachella. Well this year the reformed Jesus and Mary Chain are the special guests at the Glass House on Thursday, April 26. Tickets were made available a few hours ago and LAist picked up a pair just to make sure everything was kosher. And hey it's the real deal,...

Sonic Youth Presale Tomorrow Morning, Kool Things

It's not like Sonic Youth slacks. They always seem to be on the road, working on new projects, curating this, guest starring that. But this year LA will be spoiled with some special shows by Kim and Thurston and Lee and Steve. First we get to see them on the first night of Coachella (4/27) right before the Jesus and Mary Chain and Bjork, and right after Peaches. Yowza. But then later this summer...

Ruby Isle's "Teenage Riot" and more Music News

- We get a lot of press releases. We get lots of music. We got lots of invites. And lately we have been getting a lot of eCards. We appreciate all of it, but what we most appreciate is when something rules. Not only does Ruby Isle's version of the classic Sonic Youth tune, "Teenage Riot" rule, but so does the bio that describes the band (after the jump). - Snoop Dogg is getting...

Arcade Fire Cancels Rest of European Tour

No offense to the local boys, but we are far more excited to check out the Arcade Fire on Saturday night of Coachella than the Chili Peppers. Which is why we're crossing our fingers that Win Butler, the lead singer and genius behind the Arcade Fire will have successful sinus surgery. Butler announced yesterday on the band's website that for three months he's been suffering from a sinus and bronchial infection and canceling the...

Listen Up: Finetune is Fun

At LAist, we've done everything to convince ourselves that we're not missing out (tho we could use the rain) by steering clear of SXSW (did somebody say 5 weeks 'til Coachella?). Enter our new buddy Finetune. This music-streaming app, a veritable iPod shuffle for the world to share, combines Pandora's music recommending capabilities with Last.fm's social scene and takes the "Web 2.0" look, tagging and sharing mechanisms a step further. So take a break from...

As The White Stripes Announce Their New Record Did CMJ Just Announce Their Return to Coachella?

A few interesting things happened today as the White Stripes announced that they have finished their new record Icky Thump (those things just seem to ease right out of Jack White's mind, dont they?). The first was the Stripes, who should know better, announced their news on their website that is only accessible via Flash, meaning it's impossible to cut n paste the info and pop it into an email or a web post...

More Band Reunions in 2007

The Police aren't the only band to reunite and tour in 2007, and though their twenty-three year hiatus is the longest of the bunch, there is much more nostalgia to be had.... Rage Against The Machine, everyone's favorite rightously angry band, is reuniting to close this year's Coachella festival, which, fingers crossed, will bring about a tour. All four members -- Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk -- will...

Rage & Wu-Tang to Battle for San Bernardino

Got squeezed out of the Coachella madness and now find yourself without one of those prized three-day wristbands? Before you slit your wrists for not getting tickets in Indio for the much anticipated comeback of Zack de la Guevara fronting the band that only he should be leading, know that Rage Against The Machine announced today that they will be co-headlining the Rock the Bells mini-tour with their pals, the lovable Wu-Tang Gang. Rock...

The Jesus & Mary Chain Interview, Sorta

LAist could have seen the Jesus & Mary Chain in 1986 but they played on Good Friday at the Santa Monica Civic and we were all, "if you see a band called the Jesus & Mary Chain on Good Friday you're gonna go to Hell." But we loved the band, and with each new album we loved them more and more. Quasi-gothic take on Brian Wilson is how it always felt to us. Beautiful...

Dear LAist, Who is that band in the new iPod commercial?

Dear LAist, What is the name of the band that is in the new iPod commercial? It's might be the ITUNES commercial I;m not excatly sure. It's very upbeat, the song. Liek White Stripes but not. Please help. Serge Dear Serge, The band you're referring to is the Scottish trio The Fratellis and the tune is called "Flathead". Even though it might appear that their name was inspired by The Goonies, the band denies...

Bonnaroo 2007 Lineups Announced

Just because SXSW and Coachella get a lot of love from LAist (because we seem to think that the between the local fest and the one in Austin most of your rockfest needs are met) doesn't mean that we aren't impressed with the gaggle of bands who have been wooed by the farmlands of Tennessee. Bonnaroo is a four-day festival held in the middle of June in Manchester, TN. It's sorta the east-of-the-Mississsippi version...

At Coachella: The Good, the Bad and the Queen

Before the hand strikes twelve tonight, you might want to check out the current iTunes Free Download Single of the Week. The song, Herculean. The band, The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Their self-titled debut album released a week ago and while you may have not heard the band, you've heard the players. Blur's front man Damon Albarn leads the project and Danger Mouse produces (in real life, his name is Brian Joseph...

The Shins Tonight at Amoeba at 6pm (free)

Can we go a week without licking the taint of our favorite local behemoth record store? Maybe. But it won't be this week. In the last year, The Shins have played Hollywood Bowl, Lollapalooza, Letterman (see above), Conan (see below, after the jump) and this spring will - allegedly - play Coachella. Hard to listen to The Shins without smiling, so if you end up at the record store next to the Arclight tonight...

On Sale Tommorow: Coachella

Every Friday, we at LAist will tell you whether or not you should wake up on Saturday to buy concert tickets. Tomorrow we think you should wake up because Coachella tickets go on sale. Who's playing at Coachella this year? April 27 - Björk / Interpol / the Jesus and Mary Chain / Arctic Monkeys / Sonic Youth / Brazilian Girls / Peaches / Comedians of Comedy / Gogol Bordello / Silversun Pickups /...

Coachella Line-up, And the First 2007 Poster

Like a presidential election, the information is trickling into the newsroom... Earlier today Andy let everyone know who most of the confirmed artists would be for this year's Coachella. Now we let you know who is playing on what days, etc. April 27 - Björk / Interpol / the Jesus and Mary Chain / Arctic Monkeys / Jarvis Cocker / Sonic Youth / Faithless / DJ Shadow / Peeping Tom / Brazilian Girls / Peaches...

Prelim Coachella Lineup: Rage, RHCP, Bjork...

Those are the headliners, other confirmed acts via the preliminary lineup ("subject to changes and additions") posted this morning at coachella.com: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tiesto, the Arcade Fire, Interpol, Manu Chao, Willie Nelson, Air, Happy Mondays, Decemberists, Faithless, Gotan Project, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, Paul Van Dyk, Arctic Monkeys, Roots, Jarvis Cocker, Sonic Youth, Crowded House, Placebo, Satellite Party, Stephen Marley feat Jr. Gong, Kings of Leon, DJ Shadow,...

Coachella Presale Ends Tonight: Put On the Red Light

The password for Goldenvoice's presale is... roxanne. Could there possibly be any more of a hint at a Police reunion? Also allegedly reuniting -- Rage Against the Machine, The Stooges (again)... Not a whole lot is confirmed but all we can say is THREE DAYS -- can you handle it? Presale ends at 8 PM for the 3 Day pass @ $199. April 27-29. UPDATE: Kevin at the Times' Buzz Bands blog sez: Damon...

Coachella Headliners? The Police Determined to Reunite This Summer

Apparently Sting is sufficiently pleased with the damage that he's done to Adult Contemporary music, serving up some whiteboy quasijazz, softball world music, and most recently semi-classical lute numbers. After over 20 years of not being in Police any more, the only good thing he's ever done, Sting, it appears, is ready to get the band back together for their 30th anniversary. Fox News reported yesterday:The signs are strong, with enough clues available so...

Austinist Lists 240 Bands That Will Be At SXSW

There are really only two major music festivals that truly matter, like really matter: Coachella and South by Southwest. The former happens over two three days in the desert near Palm Springs, the latter rages for about a week on the dusty streets of Austin, Texas. SXSW features over 1,000 bands. You buy a wristband and you wander from bar to bar, club to club, alleyway to patio and you get to see some...

Stagecoach Lineups Released

Is Indio the new Austin? Over two back-to-back weekends this spring, scores of the best indie, rock, pop, electronic, and country music will play to tens of thousands outside Palm Springs. The last weekend of April will bring three days of Coachella, and the following weekend will see the first Stagecoach country festival. Voici: Saturday, May 5, 2007: George Strait, Alan Jackson, Sara Evans, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case,...

Could Gwen Stefani and/or No Doubt play Coachella?

As some of you may have noticed, I'm new to the LAist family. I love music and I am happy to provide music listings several times a week. While reading through the archives I saw how Gwen Stefani announced dates to the first part of her tour and seemed to be skipping LA until the very end. That wouldn't appear suspicious if it weren't for a two-day break from April 25 until April 28....

Le Disko Tonight? Why Not! Shiny Toy Guns @ The Wiltern

Shiny Toy Guns are busy. The are rockstars by night, sure, but by day, they are embedded in the online community and blogosphere communicating with fans through MySpace (some argue their street cred here helped catapult them into a record deal with the Universal Music Group), Pure Volume and eMusic. This electronica/indie/dance band is a light show, a jump up and down with your friends, magic in the making type of experience. LAist had...

Coachella Expands to 3 Days, followed by a 2-Day Country Fest

Because you really can't get too much of a good thing, the good people of Goldenvoice announced last night that this year's hugely successful Coachella music and arts festival will grow to a three-day-and-night affair on the sprawling polo fields in Indio outside Palm Springs. The Miracle Mile concert promoters also announced that the weekend after Coachella they will throw a two-day country festival that will include stages for alt-country, bluegrass, and even storytelling....

Vegoose Reflections and Recommendations

Reflections on Vegoose 2006 1) Be forewarned, Vegoose is not so much a weekend trip to Vegas as it is a weekend at a music festival. Of course it does depend on how passionate you are about the music. God bless my friends, this past year at Coachella it was like herding cats getting them there at a reasonable pace. Of course Coachella tempts you like a cheerleader doing high kicks; "Oh come to...

Vegoose Is Here - Who We're Excited To See

Vegoooooooseeeeeeeee is here! LAist is representing in Vegas! We got in last night and put $10 on black, a tradition. Life is good. We've been tackling exactly who we want to see and in what matrix we want to wander around, because let's be honest - one of the most exciting parts of a music festival is the preparation and debate amongst friends on what band is the most important. Inevitably, you miss someone...

Extra, Extra

If you missed the gubernatorial debate between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic state Treasurer Phil Angelides while watching the Dodgers getting killed, you missed this banter from our current governor: "I can tell by the joy I see in your eyes that you love to raise taxes. Why don't you just say right now, 'I love increasing your taxes.'" After RIDE-Arc last night, Metroblogging LA's Will Campbell climbed 75 stories to the top of...

Night bites

Lamar Odom's toddler son, Jayden, suffocates in his crib. The Riverside coroner's results are in, and former Dodger Rookie of the Year Steve Howe did have methamphetamine in his system when he died last month outside of Coachella hours before the music festival was to begin. A 12-yr old boy died while riding a roller coaster - the Rock 'n' Roller - at Disneyworld in Orlando. Caroline is not on crack, Zankou's chicken is...

Wolfmother, She Wants Revenge, DJ Quik tonight

Of the best acts at Coachella this year, Wolfmother were on the elite short list. Afroed, sabbathed, intense, and suprisingly soulful, the Aussie trio reached back into the 70s and brought back all the dark pleasures of Ozzy, Zeppelin, and even Yes, chock-full of beefy guitar and keyboard action. As mentioned by Duke on Tuesday, the hard-rock group is also the music you hear in the latest iPod + iTunes ad (video). Tonight Wolfmother...

Pandora's Box Opened

New finds are a tricky thing. There are those websites, diners, dives that some may stumble upon and have no desire to share. Of course that is not the LAist way, by signing on to this gig it is part of our "Bloggers Code of Ethics" to share share share. And so, I present ">Pandora, aka the Music Genome Project. It's a streaming radio station that you create on your own. How does it...

Black Eyed Peas & the Exuberance of Youth

While some of us were busy debating the value of Coachella, high school kids have reminded us not to underestimate their passion for blatantly commercial music. According to an article from the Daily News, area students submitted 10 million text messages for a chance to win a concert with the Black Eyed Peas. Controversy ensued, audits took place, a school was disqualified and San Fernando High ultimately emerged victorious. Not surprisingly, the contest was...

Top Five New CD Releases

Beirut Gulag Orkestar (Bada Bing) - Beirut is a 19 year-old kid from Albuquerque who has the full attention of the blogosphere and other tastemakers. He worked with Jeremy Barnes from Neutral Milk Hotel so the comparisons to that band are prevalent but ultimately unfair. There aren't any guitars on the record but there are glockenspiels, ukuleles and clarinets. Download "from Italy" Danielson Ships (Secretly Canadian) - Daniel Smith shortened the name from Danielson...

The week in -ist

Shanghaiist probably knows a little more about China than the Chicago Sun-Times. Giving them the benefit of the doubt on that one. The city does to have a music scene. Don't even front like they don't. They also have Dorito bananas and white guys shopping for wives. What they don't have is any more tolerance for jaywalkers. Bostonist sees Boston and Somerville each whip out their art and face off. A plagiarized novel is the...

Top Five New CD Releases

The Bellrays Have a Little Faith (Cheap Lullaby) - Local rock band with a powerful female soul singer. Catch them live at Sea Level Records on 5/2 at 7:00 PM and Safari Sam's on 5/12. Listen to some tracks on their Myspace page. Pearl Jam Pearl Jam (J Records) - Critics are saying that this is Pearl Jam's best record since Vitalogy. They even eponymously titled it. It seems like Clive Davis has once...

Live Music Picks: Monday - Thursday

We hope everybody had a great time at Coachella. Really. Secret Machines is the pick of the week....... Mon 5/1 - Mark Olson & Gary Louris @ Troubadour ($25) - This should appeal to the y'Alternative / No Depression fans. The two main guys from the Jayhawks back together. Also at the Troubadour on Tuesday. Also on Mon - Sunset Rubdown @ the Echo. Tues 5/2 - The Brokedown / Tony Gilkyson @ Silverlake...

AM news: schooling edition

too cool The LA Times takes a special interactive look back at real estate hotspots and starts with the Pacific Electric building at 6th and Main. While the tour guide notes the building now has loft-dwellers who share rides to Coachella, he entirely skips Cole's PE Buffet on the ground floor. Cole's serves both a mean dip sandwich and fantastic beer on tap — between you and us, it's one of the best bars...

Tripping through -istland

Houstonist reports on cross-dressing thieves and undressing educators this week. A Peeping Tom defends himself with a papaya and an outraged onlooker asks Ken Lay, "TATER TOTS OR FRIES?" Also, FEMA wants it's money back. LAist are a big bunch of geeks. We're Star Trek geeks, David Duchovny geeks and Frank Gehry geeks. During their Coachella preview our readers reveal themselves to be Depeche Mode geeks. Seattlest saw their basketball team preparing to leave for...

Weekend Music Picks

Here are a few live music options for the old and jaded, desert-averse people. Fri 4/28 - Wilderness / Year Future / Parts & Labor @ the Echo ($8) - Willing to fight the Gnarls Barkley crowd at the Roxy? Didn't think so. Baltimore's Wilderness are beloved in the indie community. They're post-punk inspired, but not in an insipid way (think Fugazi and PiL not She Wants Revenge and the Bravery). Year Future are...

Wango Tango in Da House

With all the hoopla surrounding this weekend's Coachella Festival, LAist almost forgot to mention another upcoming music fest: 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango on Sat., May 6 at the IrvineVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Now, we usually laugh at the lineup - think Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson - but when we checked out this year's schedule, we were kinda impressed. Kanye West -- at the top of the game right now -- and Mary J. Blige...

Sunday news: porny, grody, LAPD, danceteria

t-shirt porn: In case you haven't had enough of American Apparel's Dov Charney, he's the subject of a profile in today's NY Times. They go to his pepto-pink factory, they go to his Echo Park house. We're not sure what happens after that because we just couldn't go on any further. Anybody want to tell us how it ends? eeeeeewww: The LA Times visits the gorehouse of Todd Masters, who makes heads split and...

Madonna at Coachella (Yes, You Read that Right)

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this: Madonna -- Midge, the Material Girl, Esther -- is playing Coachella's second night (April 30). The rumors turned out to be true. She's making her first appearance at a festival. Ever. That night (in the Dance Tent), she's joining the likes of Massive Attack, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sleater-Kinney. LAist was a bit stunned. It's kind of like seeing Phish in a Wango Tango lineup....

Blasphemous rumors allayed: Coachella lineup announced

Coachella, the 100-plus-degree Woodstock of the West has announced its 2006 lineup. As rumors had predicted, Depeche Mode will perform in the unofficial "I love the 80s" slot. We're surprised that rumors of Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine reuniting haven't proved true. Maybe concert organizers are holding back a few "surprise guests" to goose ticket sales down the line. Combining the lists from Billboard and the LA Times, the confirmed bands include: Depeche...

LAist's top 10, reader-style

We've been posting some of our favorite things from 2005, so now it's time for yours. Here are the 10 most popular LAist posts of 2005, from basketball to Beckham, from Ashton to the Suicide Girls. 1. We prepare to say hello to David Beckham: Beckham Bent on LA? 2. A farewell tribute to Hunter S. Thompson: Grace in Depravity 3. Ashton Kutcher: Hollywood Maverick? But of course. 4. The Best Waiter in Los...

Show Us Your Oh Face

Decked out in all black, The Futureheads took to the stage at the Henry Ford for the final show of their American tour last night. They've been in the Los Angeles area a lot during the past year, doing an Amoeba In-Store, a Troubador show, Coachella and a previous engagement at this same venue. What we love about the post-punk rockers from Sunderland, England is how much fun they have while performing together. They...

Pull Up the People

Didn't get enough of M.I.A. at Coachella? Didn't catch her this weekend as she opened for LCD Soundsystem at the El Rey? Need more Galang Galang Galang?! Yeah, we do too. Thankfully she continues her love affair with Los Angeles tonight with a show at The Echo. Diplo is in tow as usual so you know the beats will be ridiculous and, thus, the crowd dancing will be frenetic. The show is sold out...

Coachella 2005: Day Two

So how would you end a weekend in which you have the number one movie in the country? Well, if you're Mos Def, you cold rock a party like it was Krush Groove. The Mighty Mos Def and Talib Kweli closed the main stage (to a much smaller crowd than Nine Inch Nails which, we think, had to do with Goldenvoice not naming Mos and Talib in the adverts or the program) with an...

Coachella 2005: Day One

Coachella in 2005 was all about more. More bands. More signs. More mist. More shade. More cool breezes. More old people. More kids. More art. More more more. And it was better for it. We opened the day listening to Buck 65 (who sings an awful lot about horses) from the VIP area before staking out a prime location at the Outdoor Stage for much of the rest of the day. Jamie Cullum, Eisley,...

Getting Ready for Coachella

24 hours from now, Boom Bip and Sexy Magazines will be performing in the Mojave and Gobi Tents on the Empire polo field. You can get the full schedule for Coachella here. Want to organize your own schedule, you can use the CoaChooser (which isn't all that impressive. We were able to do the same thing much quicker with a highlighter on our schedule printout). Remember that no outside water can be brought in...

Real Life Wilderness Girls

LA.Comfidential notes that Girl Scout Troop 171 is taking a page out of Phyllis Neffler's playbook and giving their squad of young ladies a different kind of survival training. One mother, who happens to be president of local spa Dermalogica, is throwing what we can only hope is a beauty boot camp at the end of which the Santa Monica girls will get their clear-skin badge. Taking cues from the Shelley Long/Craig T. Nelson...

Previously on LAist

Are there really only two weeks until Coachella? One week until the LA Times Festival of Books and does it really feel like summer outside? Wow, Spring allergies have been kicking our ass and we feel like we're coming out of a haze much later into the month of April then we think we should be. Oh well. Lindsay William-Ross took on the task of covering food for LAist starting this week and then promptly...

It's a Hit

Do people still stand in line for concert tickets or is it fastest web connection wins in the internet age? Whichever path you take, you should plan to get up early on Saturday if you want to catch Rilo Kiley and The Postal Service at the Wiltern in June. Tickets go on sale through ticketmaster that morning. It will be their only LA show (if you don't count Coachella) and we're guessing that people...

The Morning's Stories: Vote or Pop?

We're having a debate with ourselves this morning. Do we lede with the most important global story or the King of Pop? Since local news seems obsessed with celebrity justice, we'll pretend like we have loftier standards and run with the first Iraqi Democratic Election. Both The Daily News and The Daily Bruin run stories of local expatriate Iraqi voters. The Bruin covers a poli sci student who has never been to his home...

Coachella 2005

Every year, we say we're not going to battle the heat and the crowds and the traffic on the 10 to spend a weekend at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio; and, every year, Coachella puts together a list of acts that we'd kick ourselves if we missed. This year, we'd made a deal with ourselves. We'll only go for one day. We'll drive up and arrive around three or four, catch the cool...

Holly Daze II

Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out some mall-ternatives happening this weekend: Sembradores de Aztlan presents "Tianguis de la Communidad" The Tianguis supports community-based vendors as an alternative to mainstream commercial holiday shopping. Your purchase also helps raise funds for Los Angeles youth to attend the 2005 Chicana/o Indigenous Youth Leadership Institute. Date: Saturday, December 11, 2004, from 11am-5pm. Location: Tierra de la Culebra 240 S. Avenue 57 Highland Park, CA 90042 -Cultural...

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