Hard Summer fest is back, this time as a two-day event, August 3-4, at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
The organizers were kind enough to share the line-up with West Coast Sound before anyone else. The EDM-focused party is headlined by this dude with a weird haircut you may have heard of named Skr ... More >>
Thom Yorke and M.I.A. guestSo, you know, the cat's out of the bag on whether or not M.I.A.'s one-time lover and longtime producer Diplo has relocated to Los Angeles.
And as Pitchfork and others have reported, that scorned pussy (sticking with the metaphor here, folks) is now taking shots at ... More >>
The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this f ... More >>
View more photos from HARD night one and night two here.
Anna WebberUrgent rush for the dead alienHalloween at the HARD Haunted Mansion brought out the big guns for L.A.'s all-age night walkers and candy ravers. The sold-out event was held at the historic Shrine Auditorium, a landmark event ... More >>
Sometimes it's best to just come out and say it fast and honestly: You missed a great party last night at the Echoplex. Well, not all of you. A few hundred souls showed up to see the Very Best, Rainbow Arabia and Bersa Discos bring the rhythm. The headliner, from London, consists of production duo R ... More >>
We don't know about you but we are the very definition of exhausted. Three days of music, parties and the desert heat at the 10th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio has left us completely wiped. But damn if we didn't get some great coverage while we were there. Randall Roberts put tog ... More >>
Randall RobertsA rolling, tantruming, fucking breakdown on the polo field: Warrior Queen is victorious
We're going to provide a more detailed analysis of Warrior Queen's amazing sunset moment in the hours to come, but wanted to offer this quickie picture of her and collaborator The Bug's huge Gobi ... More >>
Timothy NorrisBuraka Som Sistema
Buraka Som Sistema
Gobi, 5:35 5:50 - 6:20
A sizeable crowd has gathered for Buraka Som Sistema in the Gobi tent, but the music hasn't started. Several men are running around the stage, chasing cables, jiggling things, playing music, stopping and starting again. ... More >>
Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk.
The Coachella message board lit up this morning when someone posted a pretty convincing list of Friday set times, one of the last big secrets the festival reveals. For those of us going, the set times are obviously important because they dictate what we'll be missing, w ... More >>
Name check off the top: M.I.A. stars in the great video above, which features an amazing dance move that we around here have dubbed The Flop. It's easy to do: Just jump in the air, move your body horizontal to the ground, and land flat and hard. The chicks totally dig this move. Another variation: ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
Let the ... More >>
(Michel Gondry's video for the Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be.")
Here's a list of "confirmed" (so far) acts to appear at Coachella 2009, according to the very reliable Monklish blog. His guarantee: "I've been told that these have been making arrangements to attend the festival as contractuall ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>