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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

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    April 15, 2014

    Coachella 2014's Worst Moments

    Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty conditions we ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Coachella 2014's Best Moments

    Round one of Coachella is over. And damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned, and smiling. Here's the best of another memorable weekend in Indio. Finding 20 bucks on the ground. We spent it on a slice of Hot Lips Spicy Pie pizza and a cold beer. Thank you, Coachella gods. -Taylor Hamby ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Coachella 2014's Cutest Couples

    There are certainly plenty of single people wandering around the Coachella grounds; the volume of Craiglist "casual encounters" can attest to that. But there are also tons of couples, the vast majority of whom are completely adorable. Here are the cutest we saw. See also: Coachella 2014: Funniest ... More >>

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    April 12, 2014

    Coachella 2014: Funniest Craigslist Ads For Hookups and Casual Encounters

    There's something undeniably erotic about Coachella. Perhaps it's the triple-digit heat that gets you hot and heavy, or maybe seeing some of your favorite bands all in one weekend gets your juices flowing. Or, most likely, you're in your twenties so you're perpetually horny by default. But who has ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival: It's Time for Ticket Layaway

    Hey Ultra, You are getting a lot of heat lately because some spoiled brats think they deserved to get early-bird tickets. No one deserves anything. Your request of $399.95 plus fees for a general admission ticket, while high, is reasonable. Coachella tickets go for $349.95; Bonnaroo topped out at ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    People Smuggling Drugs Into Coachella 2013, From Shoe Stashes to Marijuana Bras

    If you were at Coachella, chances are you experienced full-throttle security measures attempting to snatch any drugs. As usual, these included three tiers of security checkpoints, at which eventgoers were frisked and searched. It can all feel a bit personal, particularly considering that drugs and C ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Coachella 2013: The 13 Best Moments of 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

    Coachella 2013: The 10 Worst Moments of Weekend Two

    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 racism with rave gaudiness. On Friday, she pushed her way in front of us, obstructing our and everyone else' ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Coachella 2013: Top Five EDM Moments

    Amid the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens, and babies(!), Coachella's weekend one was also packed with EDM revelers ready to get their fist-pumping music fix. In fact, it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so much that every other car in line at the campground ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Six Tips for Doing Drugs at Music Festivals and Not Getting Screwed by the Police

    Hate to say it, but some of you at Coachella will be approached by police officers assuming you have drugs. Well, you just may, but guess what? You still have rights, man. Cameron Bowman is here to help! As a music festival lover and attorney at San Jose firm Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman, he's a ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Coachella 2013: An Insane Campsite Tour

    The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food. And going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Here are some of the most d ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella 2013 in Animated GIF!

    We've spent a lot of time this Coachella talking about the magnificent bros in attendance, but how about the fair and talented ladies? Per usual, they were everywhere, doing their thing like it wasn't a chicken wing, or something. In any case, here are the hottest dancing girls this year -- in GIF f ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Brochella! Seven Best T-Shirts the Dudes Are Wearing at Coachella 2013

    The bros at Coachella 2013 are freaking bringing it! Sure, we all know about the women who wear just about nothing, but the guys are getting exceedingly creative, particularly when it comes to their funny t-shirts. So it's time to give the men some props for combining humor with style. Here are t ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    New Order's Nostalgic Set at Coachella 2013

    While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps- more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order. See also: -Brochella! Seven Best T-Shirts t ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Coachella 2013's Five Worst Fashion Statements by Famous People

    We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd who come decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there costumes, spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some cringe-wort ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Coachella 2013: Five Worst Moments of 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 15, 2013

    Coachella 2013: Eight Best Moments of 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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    December 20, 2012

    S.S. Coachella: Top Ten Fashion Moments!

    Most people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise. Like us, they were probably not so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying "Hi!" to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But like the festival, the fans also brought their crazy desert ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Best and Worst of the S.S. Coachella

    The S.S. Coachella returned safely Wednesday morning after a relatively wobbly night's sail across the Caribbean Sea. The voyage was a success. The boat didn't sink, and constant forced Purell-ing kept us all from contracting tropical illnesses or just the flu from our diseased shipmates. Three day ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella, Day Two: Stalking Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Plus Gaslamp Killer, El-P, Black Lips

    No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship. As you might have seen, Pulp was the largest na ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp

    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 our oceanic musi ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella: Goin' to Nail Master Class with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

    Fashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement. If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@KraussingAround), ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    November 8, 2012
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    July 19, 2012
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    July 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise Causes Internet Uproar, Triggers Nazi Conspiracy Theories

    See also "Coachella Music Cruise to Set Sail Out of Fort Lauderdale! See the Full 22-Act Lineup!" After announcing the inaugural S.S. Coachella cruise, festival organizers launched an official facebook.com/sscoachella page to further push the Coachella brand on giddy hipsters ready to drop anywhere ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Coachella Music Cruise to Set Sail Out of Miami Fort Lauderdale! See the Full 22-Act Lineup!

    If a South Florida music fan wants three days of festival-quality indie rock, hip-hop, and other eclectic tuneage, does he or she have any other option besides buying a ticket aboard a cruise ship headed for international waters? Well, no ... With the abject failure of the 2011 Langerado reboot and ... 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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    April 24, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella 2012

    See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- the top moments from Friday, April 20, four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram, and the five best things from Sunday, April 22. It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasan ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Top Ten Dance Moves at Coachella 2012 in Animated GIF!

    See "Crossfade's Top Ten Dance Moves at Ultra Music Festival in Animated GIF!" -- plus LA Weekly's West Coast Sound for tons more Coachella 2012 coverage. 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 ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Coachella 2012: Snoop, Dre, Santigold, and Other Top Moments From Sunday, April 22

    See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- plus the top moments from Friday, April 20 and four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram." By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Freak Yo Friend and Nine Other Dirty Dances at Coachella 2012 in Animated GIF!

    See the "Top Ten Dance Moves at Coachella 2012 in Animated GIF!" -- plus "Crossfade's Top Ten Dance Moves at Ultra Music Festival in Animated GIF!" During Coachella's second weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees every day. Yet somehow folks were dancing even crazier! Most just stripped down an ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Rihanna Gets High at Coachella and Four Other Hip-Hop Heavyweights Who Love Weed

    Music festivals and illicit drugs. It's no big deal to see someone roll up a fat blunt, get high, and force some dude to carry them on his shoulders at Coachella. But when a pop princess with a bangin' body does it, Media Takeout loses their shit. Over the weekend, "The most visited urban website ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Video: Tupac Rises From the Dead and Performs Live With Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012

    A resurrection of biblical proportions -- Tupac Amaru Shakur rises from the dead for a three-song set with his homie Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012. In miraculous fashion, the unbelievable happened last night in the desert. In front of a massive Coachella crowd, a shirtless Tupac 3D hologram virtual ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Coachella 2012: Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Other Top Moments From Sunday, April 15

    See the video of Tupac Amaru Shakur's resurrection-slash-performance at Coachella; a six-point recap from Friday, April 13; and the top moments from Saturday, April 14 -- plus "Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs." Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Nate Dogg Becomes First Dead Musician to Co-Headline Major Music Festival

    Headlined by the Black Keys, Radiohead, and west coast rap superstars Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Coachella's back-to-back weekend stint at Indio, California's Empire Polo Ground kicks off tomorrow. While the festival will inevitably produce memorable moments, few will top the resurrection of Nate Dog ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Magnetic Man at Ultra Music Festival 2012: A 15-Photo Recap

    ​Magnetic Man is a collabo between three dubstep dudes from the UK -- DJs Benga, Skream, and Artwork -- who met at a record store in the '90s and have been raging ever since. They're all big-name DJs and producers in their own right. As Magnetic Man, though, Benga, Skream, and Artwork have a maj ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Top Five Second Saturday Art Walk Parties in Miami

    ​Art sucks. Get drunk. Music sucks. Dance harder. The lights are too bright. Turn them all off and let the bass drown your body till your heart rattles in your ribcage. Throw your phone against the ground, quit paying your internet bill, never trust a wireless modem, and check out these five Se ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Ultra Music Festival 2012's Ten Most Exciting Acts

    ​Coachella's lineup got announced on Monday. And personally, we were underwhelmed. But it got us thinking how excited we are for Ultra Music Festival 2012. Sure, Deadmau5 may think the number of headliner acts on the bill is horrible. But we have to disagree with you, Zimmerman. We haven't been ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Top Ten Reasons Coachella Music Festival Totally Sucks

    That way to Suckville!​Festivals are sort of the Costco of live music. Take, for example, the upcoming 2012 edition of Coachella. If you purchased individual concert tickets for every artist on the lineup, the cost would far exceed the festival's more-or-less $400 fee. But when you visit Costco t ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 25, 2011

    Sexy Brazilian Songstress Céu Hits the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival 2011

    Photo by Caroline Bittencourt​It doesn't take a connoisseur to know that Brazilian music offers some of the most soothing and sensual sounds you're ever likely to find. And we're not just talking "The Girl from Ipanema" here. From rhythmic samba to bossa nova, which has influenced some of our ow ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    IDMA 2011 Nominees Announced and Crossfade Picks the Winners

    James Murphy deserves an IDMA or two.​Every year, coinciding with Winter Music Conference, the International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs) recognizes those who make electronic music great. Sure, it's not exactly the Grammys or MTV's Video Music Awards. But dammit, it's a homegrown awards show and tha ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Five Coachella 2011 Headliners Absolutely Not Worth the Dehydration and Sunstroke

    Kings of Leon ... Not worth it, dude.​Coachella announced its 2011 lineup a couple days ago. And while there's plenty of great bands listed in fine print (the Morning Benders, Tallest Man on Earth, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) on the festival's e-flier, the headliners listed in bold read mor ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Black Kids Hit the Vagabond July 2

    ​It feels like only yesterday when Jacksonville locals Black Kids released their first single "I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you" in April of '08. Since then, their debut album, Partie Traumatic, has reached worldwide acclaim, landing them the #5 spot of UK Album charts t ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Rumor: Ultra Music Festival Expanding to Three Days in 2011

    Photo by Ian WitlenUltra may be expanding to a three-day bender.​Word is swirling around that Ultra Music Festival's organizers have decided to expand next year's festival to three days, presumably Friday through Sunday. Supposedly the decision was made after this year's sellout event.We've emaile ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    Miami's DJ Craze To Play Coachella

    ​...Speaking of DJ Craze (check the previous post on this blog for an un-missable nugget of joy he passed along), Miami's finest DJ champ will head to the desert this summer to play Coachella for the first time. On the mega-festival's second day, Saturday, April 17, he'll take the stage with frequ ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Beyond the Ultra World

    The legendary Ultra Music Festival celebrates its 10th birthday.

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    June 28, 2007

    Musical Meltdown

    It's sweltering outside, but there's still music worth hearing

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