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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

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    April 22, 2014

    Ten Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    There Were Real-Life Drones Flying Overhead at Coachella

    By Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering, propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Inside Coachella's Insane Drug Culture

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often.  This story is about very young people doing a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    The Best of Coachella 2014: Weekend One

    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 what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.

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    April 15, 2014

    The Worst of Coachella 2014: Weekend One

    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 (above) Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty cond ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Music "Festival Style": Now at a Mall Near You, Unfortunately

    If you think summer festivals are mainly about the music, you're naive; they've become one of the year's most highly-anticipated fashion shows. Say what you want about the styles -- the floppy hats and the garlands and those gosh darn spirit hoodies -- but music festivals most certainly have a "l ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Last Shot: Tumor Levels On the Rise

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Last Shot: Battling Cancer to Shoot the Red Hot Chili Peppers

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Last Shot: Photographing Coachella with Cancer is Like Running an Ultramarathon

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: 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

    Worst of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2013

    Here's How People Are Trying to Sneak Drugs Into Coachella

    Coachella weekend two is this weekend. Here's a report from our sister paper, the LA Weekly. If you're at Coachella, chances are you experienced full throttle security measures attempting to snatch any drugs you might have. As usual, these include three tiers of security checkpoints, at which eventg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    EDM Is Well Represented at This Year's Coachella: Here Are the Highlights

    Amidst the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens and babies(!), the first weekend of Coachella was also packed with EDM revelers, ready to get their fist-pumping music fix over the course of the three-day bacchanal. In fact, it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so m ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Here Are Some Ridiculous Coachella Campsites

    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. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella, as GIFs

    The following is a report from Coachella Music Festival, from our sister paper, the LA Weekly.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 chi ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend One

    Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.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 ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Worst of Coachella 2013: Weekend One

    Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the worst of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.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? Becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    A Tale of Two Coachella Bros

    Editor's Note: The following is a dispatch from Coachella Music Festival, courtesy of our sister paper, the LA Weekly, and former RFT staff writer Ben Westhoff.It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2013

    No, Seriously, Is Daft Punk Playing Coachella?

    Editor's Note: While the Daft Punk tribute went off last night at 2720 Cherokee, the real deal is rumored to play Coachella Music Festival this year. Here's a report from Kai Flanders of the RFT's sister paper, the LA Weekly.This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, being asked everyw ... More >>

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    April 13, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt - Coachella - April 12, 2013

    Editor's Note: The following is a review of Earl Sweatshirt's set last night at Coachella, via our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Earl Sweatshirt Coachella April 12, 2013 It was past midnight in Coachella's Gobi Tent when Tyler, the Creator climbed the scaffolding like a gargoyle. He clung to the meta ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced!

    The line-up for Coachella 2013 has been announced! Those who have been paying attention know there has been fakes, even a rumor that the Rolling Stones would headline (not the case) but this time the announcement is real-deal official. Headliners for the outdoor festival will be the Stone Roses and ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    The Ten Finest Fashions Aboard the S.S. Coachella

    Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't 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 desert style ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    The Most Popular Dude on the S.S. Coachella is Pulp's Jarvis Cocker

    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. By Liz Tracy As you might have seen, Pulp was ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One Highlights

    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. By Liz Tracy But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching o ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Five Reasons Electric Daisy Carnival Rules

    Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella's lineup in April which, in turn, mirrored last year's EDC. We ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The Case Against Holograms, Which in Honor of Freddie Mercury Needs to be Made Right Now

    A few days after Tupac Shakur came back from New Mexico appeared as a "hologram" during last month's Coachella festival, cynics wondered aloud about the optical illusion becoming a trend. Somebody even put together a humorous "poster" advertising next year's show, which consisted exclusively of eith ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Ten Hot, Sweaty, Silly Coachella Dances, In GIF Form

    By Rebecca Haitchcoat During Coachella's second weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees every day. Yet somehow folks were dancing even crazy-er. Most just stripped down and let the sweat flow. Here are the ten funkiest, silliest Coachella dancers we saw, in GIF form! They inspired us to get dow ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Best of Coachella's Final Day

    See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.

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    April 21, 2012

    Best of Coachella Day Four (A.K.A. One Again)

    The first weekend of Coachella: cold, damp, and wet. The second weekend of Coachella: hot, sultry, and steamy. Here are our scribes' picks for the best of what they saw on Friday, April 20 at Coachella.

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    April 16, 2012

    Best of Coachella Day Three

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Sund ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    What My Spirit Hood Means To Me: Coachella Goers Explain

    By Gabrielle Canon See also: *Spirit Hoods: The Weirdest Fashion Startup Ever *Expected Fashion Trends at Coachella Spirit Hoods are back! At Coachella this year these fuzzy animal-themed head gears resembling furs (but not!) have returned with a vengeance; one's instinct remains, as always, to m ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    Best of Coachella Day One

    Day one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brought something more unusual than ironic outfits or that poor guy who couldn't get his flip flops on for the life of him: this year there was rain. The festival held in the Southern California desert is known for scorching, sometime ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Six Best Coachella Death Matches

    You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012

    Narrows

    8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

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    January 23, 2012

    Radiohead's Scottrade Show is Sold Out

    Shouldn't have waited, dude.​Radiohead's March 9 show at the Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue, 314-241-1888) is now sold out. Ours was the final show to do so in the month of March, meaning all the other dates anywhere near here were already full. You could always...go to Coachella? Other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Coachella in St. Louis: Make Your Own Spring Festival Without Leaving Home

    The Coachella 2012 lineup is out, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and roughly half of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011 list. But California is far away and three day passes (officially) cost your left eyeball and firstborn child. Fortunately, many of the Coachella highligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Coachella 2012 Lineup: Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Headline

    Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Lineup: Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, The Strokes

    Those sneaky birds at Coachella announced their 2011 lineup about twenty minutes ago. Despite the off-hour, that hasn't stopped the Internet from being all aflutter at the announcement. The headliners of the event this year are Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon; The Strokes, Animal Collectiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Coachella's 2010 Lineup Announced, Makes Heads Explode

    Coachella announced its 2010 lineup this morning -- and heads all over the country exploded because of the lineup. The list of bands/performers includes (but isn't limited to) Thom Yorke, Jay-Z, Pavement, Faith No More, Public Image Limited, Echo & the Bunnymen, Them Crooked Vultures, the Specials, ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Fear and Loathing In Indio with Feekee

    For a variety of reasons, I've never been to Coachella. Chiefly, it's expensive and it's in a desert thousands of miles away. (Minor obstacles, I know.) Still, as a huge enthusiast of music mega festivals and the mind-blowing benders that usually accompany them it's always been at the top of th ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Leonard Cohen at the Fabulous Fox: Confirmed, With Ticket Info!

    Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyCohen at Coachella Music Festival this year.‚ÄčLeonard Cohen at the Fabulous Fox on Saturday, November 7, is absolutely confirmed, according to an email from the venue. The Fox press release also gives ticket on-sale info: Next Monday, August 3, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $39.50, ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Video: Superchunk, "Detroit Has a Skyline" at Coachella

    With all this talk about withering Midwest cities and all, here's something positive associated with one: Superchunk live at Coachella performing a blistering version of "Detroit Has a Skyline." Awesome song, awesome lyrics, blazing performance. Tour, dammit!

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    April 28, 2008
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    December 12, 2007

    Silversun Pickups

    6 p.m. Saturday, December 15. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    December 5, 2007
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    May 9, 2007

    The Rapture

    7 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).

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    January 18, 2006

    Smooth Operator

    Smooth jazz lives on in St. Louis — on the Internet

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