Posted in music | pictures on April 27, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

Coachella

more pictures below....

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

Coachella

I stuck around lucky enough to catch return of The Verve, opening their set with "This Is Music" and subsequently swelling the dusky desert with loud and resonant Brit-pop electric guitar. After a much needed break for beers, brats and an incredible showing from The Swell Season (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova of Once), I got the ethereal experience and privilege of hearing "Lucky Man" and "Bittersweet Symphony" performed live. I'll always remember lead singer Richard Ashcroft holding the microphone against his chest to amplify his beating heart as he finished singing the song and the controversial Rolling Stones sampled strings resonated over the excited crowd. [Paste]

The Verve are also playing Las Vegas and 2 NYC shows while they're in our country.

more pictures from Coachella day 1
* the Raconteurs & Black Lips
* Les Savy Fav & Dan Deacon

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Comments (8)

whoa vampire weekend is wearing preppy clothing
w/ trendy sunglasses


WEEEEEIRD


Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2008 1:56 AM

I heard Daft Punk went on late... can anyone comment?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2008 2:05 AM

Daft Punk played after Gwar in the Massengill tent.

Posted by bonerinsweatpants | April 27, 2008 3:01 AM

wow vamp wkend is awesome!!!

Posted by tim duncan | April 27, 2008 1:38 PM

Damn, I love the Verse. They are the one big brit pop band that i never got to see. I have got to figure out a way to get to their show on Tuesday. Any one wanna give a poor boy a ticket?

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Posted by runaway dorothy | April 27, 2008 2:29 PM

vampire weekend way overrated.

verve is awesome!! but why did they try to sell tix for $50 a piece for the rest of their u.s. tour?? (plus fees.) maybe their new songs are that good.

Posted by anon | April 27, 2008 2:39 PM

WOW BRUCE WILLIS IS THE CAMERAMAN???!!!! DIE HARDEST!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2008 10:55 AM

Mr. Vegan- I am thrilled to know you get down with Northern Soul- thank the lord- I was concerned that you and McLaren Pool parties would never break up.
The Broooklyn Wigan!

nice one man-

Posted by Vegan is OK | April 30, 2008 1:51 AM

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