Music Festivals

S.S. Coachella: Drinking Wine With James Murphy on the High Seas

Old punk guys and fancy wines, two things that make sense together only now, mere days before the end of the world.



Nothing is more a "sign of the times" than James Murphy and Justin Chearno hosting a winetasting in the middle of the ocean for a handful of people both able and willing to ride the S.S. Coachella. It has all the elements of things we want as a culture: exclusivity, intimacy, rock stars, and, of course, booze. The two-evening Real Wine talk really captured the oddity of the experience, in a more wholesome way than two people discreetly doing it in the Sky Lounge to a live soundtrack of Cloud Nothings.



See also:

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

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

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

-Best and Worst of the S.S. Coachella


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