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Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cruising

Dispatches From the Viernes 13 Booze Cruise

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Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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Rock the Boat LA, featuring Viernes 13

Long Beach Harbor

May 31, 2013

Underground ska band Viernes 13 -- which means Friday the 13th, you gringo -- incorporate elements of punk and rockabilly. On Friday night, for a booze cruise called Rock the Boat LA, they performed on a boat called the Grand Romance that departed from Long Beach Harbor.

The ship had three floors, two dance floors, two bars, and, fittingly, a shit-ton of booze. There were also people smoking pot and a wild mosh pit. The night went something like this:

See also: Ska Still Rules in L.A.! Just Ask Viernes 13

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Six Ridonkulous Holy Ship!! Dance Move GIFs

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Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 4:15 AM

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  • Katie Bain
The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage.

A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing not seen since MTV Spring Break. To sets by Destructo, Brodinski, Diplo and Justice, here are a few of the memorable dances witnessed on the beach, in GIF form.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....

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Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:40 AM

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There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- aka the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (aka Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port the sky was overcast, a light rain was falling and all 3,000 of us were thinking something like, "Whoa, wait weren't we all just on a private island together partying on the beach, dancing, and feeling like we had all collectively won the game of life?"

See also: *Six Ridonkulous Holy Ship!! Dance Move GIFs

*Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

Oh, you weren't there? Here's what it was like during the second and third days of Holy Ship!! 2013:

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

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A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

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Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 4:35 AM

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Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans.

"Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!"

See also: Holy Ship!! Day One: A Suprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

With this mesh of artists and commoners there exists the possibility of a transcendent one-on-one situation. Kind of like when attendee Curtis Osisik of New Jersey was plucked from of the crowd to dance onstage with A-Trak and then found himself playing Fool's Gold hype man before hanging backstage and smoking with Skrillex. Call it living the dream, Holy Ship!! style. We spoke with him.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

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Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

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Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM

KATIE BAIN
  • Katie Bain
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, aka Holy Ship!! There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events. The lineup includes Justice, A-Trak, Knife Party, Major Lazer, Boys Noise, Skream and other people.

See also: *A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

*Our S.S. Coachella coverage

And not to brag or anything guys, but this is officially one of the most fun things that anyone on this boat has ever done. So far it's gone like this:

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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S.S. Coachella Fashion: Do's and Don'ts

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Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM

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Yes, this happened.
By Liz Tracy

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 to the seas (with mixed results). These are the most memorable fashion moments we caught on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella. Get ready to raise your eyebrows.

See also: S.S. Coachella Cruise: Our Review From the High Seas

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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S.S. Coachella Gossip: We Stalk Jarvis Cocker

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Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 8:25 AM

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  • Jarvis Cocker performing at the Wiltern
By Liz Tracy

No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? (Well, if I'm wrong, here's our report from the first day.) Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship.

See also: S.S. Coachella: Getting My Nails Did Like Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

So here goes: As you may know, Pulp is headlining the S.S. Coachella. The iconic British band played almost two power hours on Sunday night, making cruisers swoon with Anglophilic adoration. But Jarvis Cocker -- the man whose name was being whispered all around the ship, and who is one of our sexiest male musicians -- didn't sit in his room or lay low.

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Alexis Krauss is all about the nails
By Liz Tracy

Fashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement.

If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@KraussingAround), you know what it is: It's all about her nails.

See also: Girl Talk on S.S. Coachella and the Art of Getting Your Cat to Meow to Collective Soul

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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S.S. Coachella Cruise: Our Review From the High Seas

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Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

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Jarvis Cocker and Pulp aboard the S.S. Coachella.
By Liz Tracy

The maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella departed Sunday from Ft. Lauderdale, bound for the Bahamas. It 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.

But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching our oceanic musical journey in the Sky Lounge. A 180-degree view of the sea spread in front of us, and a group of maybe 100 music fans with stars in their eyes didn't even notice where we were as the shore lights faded away.

See also: Father John Misty Just Quit Fleet Foxes: We Get High in His Van

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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The Weezer Cruise: Rivers Cuomo Shows Us His Underwear

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Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Cheryl Smith
  • Cheryl Smith
By Wendy Fonarow

My best friend and I recently found ourselves boarding the Weezer Cruise. The red eye from L.A. took us to Miami, where we departed for a five-days-at-sea music carnival, featuring Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, the Antlers, Ozma, and, yes, Weezer.

Our shipmates included quirky 30-somethings, bros with cocktails, mermaid muses in bikinis, and pale scensters who never go outside without 70 sunscreen. I was one of the last group. The ship pushed off to Weezer playing the open-air Lido deck.

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