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Entries in Coachella (30)

Monday
Apr222013

[Watch] RZA Joins James Blake On Stage at Coachella

While weekend two of Coachella winded down without much noise, there was one moment that stood out. During his performance last night James Blake was joined by RZA, where the two performed their collaborative cut from Overgrown. While RZA hadn't fully memorized the lyrics to "Take a Fall for Me" (and really, can we fault him for that?), it was still fantastic to see the two on stage together. Check out the performance below.

Tuesday
Apr162013

[Coachella 2013] Watch Full Sets from The xx, Blur, Vampire Weekend and Earl Sweatshirt, Highlights from Many More

The first weekend of Coachella flew by, and there were lots of memorable moments. Hell, R. Kelly joined Phoenix onstage in a surprise moment of the festival. Given the nature of the festival, with its well-established live streaming and eager fans with cameras in hand, it wasn't long before a decent amount of videos hit the web. After the jump, you can check out a whole swath of these uploaded videos, including full sets from The xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Blur and Vampire Weekend along with shorter clips from so many more. The joys of technology.

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Sunday
Apr142013

[Watch] Phoenix Joined By R. Kelly During Coachella Performance

It was rumored that Phoenix would be joined onstage by Daft Punk during their Coachella performance, but you might be surprised by who showed up: R. Kelly. The French rock outfit and the King of R&B dished out awesome mashups of "1901" with "Ignition (Remix)" and "Chloroform" with "I'm a Flirt." Watch fan footage of the collaboration below.

Sunday
Apr142013

[Watch] Daft Punk Preview New Song "Get Lucky," Featuring Pharrell, at Coachella and on SNL

Continuing the Daft Punk bombardment, the French duo have unveiled a short preview of their much-teased song "Get Lucky". First appearing on screens across the Coachella grounds a few nights ago, the video featured Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers performing over a minute of the track. That's a lot longer than the 15-second previews we've been seeing, and this extended teaser sounds freakin' fantastic. Last night, a high quality version of the teaser aired during Saturday Night Live, which you can watch below.

 

The teaser video also revealed some other notable mentions, namely the full list of collaborators featured on Random Access Memories. We already knew names like Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Pharrell, Chilly Gonzales and Panda Bear were contributing to the album, but it seems a few more names can be added to that list. The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas and DJ Falcon will also be adding their talents to what will certainly be an incredible album. As well, this fits with the supposedly confirmed tracklist for Random Access Memories. Take a look at below.

Random Access Memories Tracklist:
1. “Give Life Back to Music” (featuring Nile Rodgers)
2. “The Game of Love”
3. “Giorgio by Moroder” (featuring Giorgio Moroder)
4. “Within” (featuring Chilly Gonzales)
5. “Instant Crush” (featuring Julian Casablancas)
6. “Lose Yourself to Dance” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
7. “Touch” (featuring Paul Williams)
8. “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
9. “Beyond”
10. “Motherhood”
11. “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards)
12. “Doin’ It Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
13. “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon)

Wednesday
Jan302013

[News] Coachella 2013 Sells Out in 21 Hours

Just 21 hours after Coachella tickets became available to purchase, the Indio, CA festival has sold out. Announcing its official lineup just last week, passes for the festival went on sale yesterday at 1:00pm ET. This morning, at 9:40am ET, the Coachella Twitter account confirmed that the festival had sold out.

Coachella organizers have not disclosed how many passes were made available for sale, but nonetheless, it's an impressive feat. Although not as impressive as last year, which sold out in three hours. For those who were unable to get a pass and are still aching to go, Craigslist may be your best friend.

Coachella Festival takes place on two weekends, April 12th-14th and 19th-21st, in Indo, California.

What are everyone's reactions to this year's festival and its lineup? Do you even care? Let us know.

Tuesday
Jan292013

[News] James Blake Maps Out 2013 Tour, Announces New Album

James Blake maps out a North American tour starting with a spot at this year's Coachella Festival. In between and following the two festival performances, Blake will hit major spots across the continent with the final date on May 13th in Carrboro, NC.

More exciting, though, is his announcement of a new sopohmore album planned to release later this year. Chances are he'll be debuting a ton of new material from the untitled LP during this upcoming tour. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

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Saturday
Jan262013

[News] Coachella 2013 Lineup Revealed

Yes, I'm posting this a day and a half late, and yes, the Internet has already exploded with fanboys and haters reacting the announcement, but fuck it, I'll go ahead and write about the Coachella 2013 lineup announcement anyways. No harm in that, right? Back to business, though. After all the mandatory "fake lineup announcements" and specualation around who is headlining or performing at the massive Indio, CA festival, the lineup is officially out there for music fans to deliberate over.

Headlining the festival are Blur, The Stone Roses (not to be confused with The Rolling Stones), Phoenix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other notable acts are Wu-Tang Clan, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Postal Service, Passion Pit, The xx, Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, How to Destroy Angels, New Order, Lou Reed, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, Pretty Lights, Modest Mouse, Jurassic 5, and Bassnectar.

Adding to the musical palette are Moby, Hot Chip, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, James Blake, Spiritualized, Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Local Natives, Alt-J, Yeasayer, Simian Mobile Disco, Grimes, Puscifer, Portugal. the Man, Johnny Marr, Major Lazer, TNGHT, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Purity Ring, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty, Cloud Nothings, Jessie Ware, Youth Lagoon, Action Bronson, El-P, Foals, Dinosaur Jr., Divine Fits, and Thee Oh Sees, and many more.

Check out the full Coachella 2013 lineup above. The festival takes place on two separate weekends, April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st, with general sale tickets to go on sale starting January 29th.

Monday
Jan212013

[News] The Postal Service Reunites for Coachella, Tour, and 'Give Up' Reissue

After the original speculation laid out by Brooklyn Vegan, it seems the recent rumors circulating about The Postal Service reuniting for Coachella have proven true! The band, made up of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Dntel, updated their website today with the above image, more or less confirming that they will join forces for the first time in a decade.

Billboard has further fueled the fire, stating that Sub Pop is readying a deluxe tenth-anniversary edition of 2003's Give Up. The reissued album will be released sometime next month, most likely aiming for the original February 19th release date of the LP. As well, Billboard reports that "[a]dditional dates and festivals are also in the works", meaning fans will (hopefully) have plenty of chances to see The Postal Service over the course of this year.

Stay tuned for more on The Postal Service's reunion.