I'm not going to begrudge anyone for not knowing who Coachella headliners The Stone Roses are. The simple fact is that their first album, (the only one that really matters), came out in 1989. If you're in college now, you most likely weren't even born then. Plus, The Stone Roses were a bigger deal i ... More >>
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The 2013 Coachella could well be its last in Indio, say organizers, due to their opposition to a new events admissions tax initiative proposed by a city councilman there.
If the initiative makes it onto the November ballot, they warn, they would ... More >>
Mason MagruderSee also: Coachella Status Uncertain As Indio Delays Contract With Goldenvoice
Following a vote by the Indio city council last night to approve the city's two year contract with festival promoter Goldenvoice, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back on as scheduled. ... More >>
Vickie ChangWill Coachella 2012 keep you waiting? The city of Indio has postponed signing a contract with Coachella festival promoter and organizer Goldenvoice, following pressure from the neighboring city of La Quinta for an environmental review of the popular music and arts festival. The fe ... More >>
Warner Bros.Metallica's Lars UlrichMonths of anticipation came to an explosive finish in the California desert on Saturday night, as Metallica closed their "Big 4" thrash-fest with a thundering "Seek & Destroy" for 50,000 weary headbangers spread across Empire Polo Field in Indio. By acknowle ... More >>
Paul HebertDesert Thrashers: Metallica's Kirk Hammett and James HetfieldThrash has become the music of brotherly love. Backstage at the Big 4 fest on Saturday, all four of the day's speedy metal acts gathered for a quick group portrait with photographer Ross Halfin. And standing tall at the c ... More >>
Photograph by Steve ApplefordSlayer guitarist Kerry King
Thrash metal musicians are not always the most social of animals. The guys in Anthrax do tend to get along with other bands, but Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica have famously traded insults across the decades over slights big and small. ... More >>
Gorillaz, the multi-media music project helmed by former Blur front man Damon Albarn and Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett, is the most intriguing, and perhaps one of the most important, music groups to emerge from the '00s. Nowhere was that more obvious than Sunday night at Coachella, when Gorilla ... More >>
Halloween in Los Angeles can be overwhelming, so many parties to attend, so many elaborate costumes to catch our eyes. While the costume party madness began for us over a week before the big day, the festivities didn't kick into full gear until Thursday night. Keep reading to find out what we did.
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It's important to acknowledge that despite the scope of the Empire Polo Field, Goldenvoice has seen fit to clear a big chunk of tonight's schedule to make way for the massive sound expected for My Bloody Valentine's set. Whereas on most nights the five stages can operate simultaneously ... More >>
Sunday at the Empire Polo Field is softer than Saturday, more like Seurot than the previous day's Van Gogh, a little hazy and lazy and everybody's sleeping off last night's feast. Sunday = day of rest, except that at Coachella that's not true, at least in the Sahara tent, which is packed with LA's k ... More >>
At last night's cool Filter party at the Corona Yacht Club, I ran into sculptor Christopher Janney, whose Sonic Forest installation will once again appear as part of Coachella's art offerings. Janney has been working for the past week to install his work at the Empire Polo Field, where the 2008 Coac ... More >>
This just in:
Prince has joined this year's line-up for the ninth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA (Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27) as the headliner for the second night of the critically acclaimed festival.
Well, no. Not really. But I just heard that Golden Voice is adding a first ever COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL (it hasn't been given an official name yet) to their Coachella festivities! They are also adding another day to the Indie rock fest, that's right 3 days (Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 and ... More >>