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an even stronger lineup this year
Lowell Herb Co. wanted to release a Coachella blend
I have barely seen what was happening.
a very strong and diverse lineup
some must-see and attractive performers like Fiona Apple
The line up looks very friendly indeed
‘Amazon wants to dramatically improve’ your ‘festival experience’
SXSW will ‘notify the appropriate U.S. Immigration authorities of the above actions’
It has nothing to do with the Adele song
the problem is the omnipresence of Goldenvoice around Los Angeles
Coachella belongs to the corporate world and to a billionaire
If you are not a hip hop or EDM fan, this line up is bad news for you.
‘Did you witness my friend getting her hair pulled by security?’
Taste of South Lake celebrates food and music
‘Circle V is the coming together of my life’s work, animal rights and music’
Dance floor is actually a term that could very well describe the general feeling
Alhambra launched Mainfest to celebrate its expanding downtown business area
puppets and holograms will headline festivals in 2020
her instrument became a palette, a postcard, a landscape
unique brand of catchy loud pop with sweet boy-girl harmonies emerging from a busy electronica.
the landscape looked like a mini-Coachella in the heart of Griffith Park
‘Sunstock will be a zero-waste event, shooting for sustainability across the board’
Coachella has the prettiest girls or at least the ones who buy a lot of make-up
very eco friendly
The mega festival would have ‘no significant impact’ on air quality, noise, traffic, public safety and the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
We’re not looking for an event like Coachella.
‘Opportunities to create something so pure and special with people that you have immense respect for don’t come along often,’
Grace Jones’ only confirmed festival date anywhere.
NPR has complied a list of 100 mp3s and every song on the list is downloadable
Coachella wants Hoodchella to find another name, and the lawsuit is seeking at least $100,000
In 2015 the ten most successful music festivals made a total of $195 million only from ticket sales
‘We look forward to bringing Panorama to New York City and introducing a new festival that showcases today’s top music acts,’ said Goldenvoice Festival Producer Mark Shulman in a statement to Entertainment Weekly
‘Yeah, man, fuck that. I mean, I really don’t ever want to cross the line into hating on stuff or judging other people. [But] fuck Lollapalooza. That isn’t rock and roll.
I’m not going to sit and pretend that we aren’t charging people money to get into our festival. But I don’t know, man. You can see it every year: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo — the lineups are the fucking same. It’s about numbers, it’s about bottom lines, it’s about measuring groups and cultures of people and the numbers that they represent on a bottom-line agenda. All the lineups are becoming more and more the same, the same fucking headliners.’
RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety (formally known as Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving), is partnering with KROQ Weenie Roast to launch ‘Make A Plan’ campaign, encouraging designated drivers via a special RADD-branded pick-up and drop off area
The larger mention of MDMA applies to Electric Daisy Carnival or Ultra Music Festival, and it was again very expected, whereas Burning Man is more into psychedelic drugs, like mushrooms, DMT and LSD, because they need all their creative potential. Otherwise Coachella go-ers are not that stoned after all, but they are the first cocaine users, just followed by Mad Decent Block Party attendees.
They were announcing the FYF fest lineup this morning on KCRW, just when I was driving to work, and I have heard the big news which will probably please half of Los Angeles and beyond: Morrissey is headlining!! Good luck with that Sean Carlson! Have you been thinking about a plan B, because Morrissey may cancel at the last minute. But seriously, are you ready for a vegan FYF fest? Because he will demand it, right?
First these tasteful shirts (above) were on sale: ‘Titties & Beer Thank God I Ain’t Queer’, or ‘Roses Are Red, Areolas Are Pink, Show Me Yours And I’ll Buy You A Drink.’ What kind of message is this sending? That country lovers are a bunch of homophobic misogynist rednecks? It’s pretty sad
Pretty girls, sure, lot of skin and useless accessories, but are these people really attending a music festival or are they attending a fashion gig? Are they just here to show off their highly-researched bohemian look? Has Coachella become a fashion show?
As it is the case each year, there are bands I am familiar with and new ones I’ll discover. So far I would recommend a few bands I have already seen: How to dress Well, which is Tom Krell’s project and a very personal R&B re-interpretation,… be prepared for a strong Michael Jackson vibe, but the result is more intense and experimental than anything the king of pop has ever put out
In other Coachella-related news, say goodbye to porta-potties, and there are pictures to prove it! Curbed LA has posted a few pictures, and these have real and permanent bathrooms!! They will be located in the “terrace” section of the venue, and the concrete block building will hold 324 stalls
For the second day at Burgerama, I adopted a slightly different strategy, instead of trying to see as many bands as possible, I tried to see less of them but more of each act. Thee Oh Sees were about to start their set when I arrived and after one song John Dwyer and his band had already broken an amp. After a short interruption, they started again, had a second problem, but as soon as they started again it was a chaos in the crowd, an euphoric chaos, and this could be the exact effect this sound has on me. I …
The nice people at Burgerama gave me a photo pass so I had access to the photo pit, which is certainly a delight but also a terrible temptation to take as many pictures as possible… This is just what I did, and I ended up with hundreds of photos to sort out today! The pictures reflect the best moments of these two days
I thought for a minute I knew all the songs of Weezer, but I realized it was because the band may have played all its greatest hits… From ‘My Name is Jonas’ to ‘Hash Pipe’, ‘El Scorcho’, ‘Go Away’, ‘Island in the Sun’, ‘Beverly Hills’, ‘Say it Ain’t so’, ‘Pork and Beans’, ‘Undone’, ‘Buddy Holly’, yes it was a real crowd pleaser
The access between both stages was really a pain, I had a photo access but not an all-access pass, and I got lost a few times backstage trying to find a shortcut to avoid the dense crowd, but was stopped several times by security guards. Getting inside the Observatory through a narrow corridor was more and more ridiculous, and I heard a few photographers complain about it. And by 5 pm, I was getting tired of this maze
I suddenly feel overwhelmed by the amount of bands I have to see in two days… I can’t see them all, that’s a given, there are 42 bands playing on Saturday, and 44 on Sunday, and this will keep me busy from 12pm to 12 am, with no time in sight to eat and pee…
Based in Los Angeles, the event production Do LaB has for unique mission to create unique art installations/stages and curate cutting-edge acts at big music festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, or events taking place in far away countries such as the 2012 Winter Solstice event, The Great Convergence, at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
At this year’s SXSW, rescue dogs will be dispatched to save cell phones dying… yep! That’s the new idea, we now need dogs to save our dying technology… Morphie Rescue is the new initiative at this year big festival, and it will use St. Bernards to power festival goers’ cell phone
Sunday lineup included Steve Aoki, The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros, Deap Vally, Sleigh Bells, Cults, the Black and the White, Surfer Blood, Tennis System and I managed to see most of them. However, once on the field, I realized the organizers had made another big mistake beside not checking the weather, it was Oscars weekend!!
I mean I truly have this fear of missing out all the time, and everyone has a DVR right? I ended up seeing 14 bands, which is quite a lot for the same afternoon/evening, and I will try to remember about all of them… Thanks god or whatever, I took notes!