The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers.
"WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA."
The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
Friday, April 13
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
EMPIRE POLO CLUB
Although it's unlikely that the Rolling Stones and their sprawling entourage will descend on this sun-baked music festival for a surprise set, as was rumored earlier this year, there are still many intriguing storylines scatte ... More >>
For dance fans there has been little difference between Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival in recent years, except that the former supplemented its Tiesto-Kaskade-Deadmau5 lineups with alt-rock while EDC did so with dubstep and drum 'n' bass.
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Not sure if you've heard but Coachella -- yes, the Coachella -- starts Friday. And, because we love you with a deep abiding passion, West Coast Sound is sending a team of reporters and photographers out to the desert to cover the thing from top to bottom. Together with the music folks at our sister ... More >>
Besides the extreme, fluctuating temperatures, the drive, and the dust, folks' main complaint about Coachella is the price. This year weekend passes went on sale for $349, and that doesn't include accommodations, food, or one of those credit-card-like things with which to grind your weed. Plus, they ... More >>
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 >>
So, as you may have heard, the Coachella lineup was just released.
See also: Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced
It's maybe not the best ever. At least, that's the opinion of a bunch of at DePaul University college students interviewed in Chicago below in a pretty, pretty funny Consequence of Sound vi ... More >>
The Coachella lineup is here. It's actually here! There have been ten tons of fakes, some quite convincing, and many of which had the Rolling Stones headlining. (West Coast Sound, however, broke the story that they would not appear.)
But never mind all that! The lineup is here, and the headliners a ... More >>
Update: The Times writer whose byline appears on the screengrab, Mikael Wood, says that the post is completely fabricated. His comments are at the bottom of the post.
According to a screengrab of what appears to be a page from the Los Angeles Times website -- which was posted on a Coachella message ... More >>
We at West Coast Sound love little more than good tunes and good booze. So, when Drinkify dropped earlier this month -- an Internet app that suggests cocktails to sip while listening to your artist of choice -- we were intrigued. So much so that we bought a whole shopping bag of elixirs and got to d ... More >>
So far this summer, the club scene is...whatever you want it to be. Be it indoor or outdoor, goth or groove, retro or nouveau, there's even more to do than usual around town. Here are this week's boogie bests.
The Stone Roses get spun FridayFri., July 22
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Shannon CottrellShibuya-kei influenced band The Aprils played Meltdown Comics in L.A.
In our recent posts on bands like Anamanaguchi, The Aprils and The Lady Spade, you might have noticed references to Shibuya-kei, the '90s-centric style of indie, almost always electronic, pop that centered ... More >>
"Who likes to eat girls?" asked burlesque queen Courtney Cruz before a packed house at Bordello on Saturday night. While some in the audience blushed and giggled, most hollered with a resounding "hell yeah" as L.A. Weekly's Best of L.A. '09 winner introduced "Edible Girls," the November installment ... More >>
Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theater, Oct. 24.
Seeing a maddeningly underrated and undervalued band like Echo & the Bunnymen is a good way to keep the ears and soul in check, especially the day before a cold front from Dublin swoops in to take over all of SoCal, and to remind us who pays for Th ... More >>
Club Violanie at Roberto's, Chinatown
By Ryan Ward
Every third Saturday of the month, Roberto's in Chinatown becomes Club Violaine and opens their doors in tribute to pre-grunge era shoegaze giants. This past Saturday the honorees were the beloved and astronomically influential Stone Roses. ... More >>