Posted in music | pictures on April 20, 2009

photos by Darren Kim

Morrissey

"Coachella exists in two time zones: the event itself and its digital afterlife. The second zone, on cameras and blogs and Twitter and video-sharing sites, comes a heartbeat after the first, like a rockabilly slap-back echo. In its 10th year now, Coachella has been the music festival for the most technologically advanced teenagers-to-young-professionals, sniffing around the alternative mainstream. Even when the music doesn't present an argument they haven't heard before, they're controlling their own media representation of it; the act of listening is almost immediately contextualized into their own lives." [NY Times]
More pictures from Coachella Day One, below...

Coachella 2009

The Black Keys...

Black Keys

Black Keys

Crystal Castles...

Crystal Castles

Coachella 2009

We Are Scientists...

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

Coachella 2009

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

Coachella 2009

Coachella 2009

Los Campesinos...

Los Campesinos

Los Campesinos

Los Campesinos

Los Campesinos

Los Campesinos

Los Campesinos

Coachella 2009

Coachella 2009

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band...

Coachella 2009

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

M Ward...

Coachella 2009

M Ward

M Ward

The Hold Steady...

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

Coachella 2009

Silversun Pickups...

Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

Coachella 2009

Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

Coachella 2009

Genghis Tron...

Genghis Tron

Genghis Tron

Genghis Tron

A Place to Bury Strangers...

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

Coachella 2009

Nasa...

Nasa

Coachella 2009

Franz Ferdinand...

Coachella 2009

Franz Ferdinand

Coachella 2009

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Coachella 2009

Morrissey...

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey

Coachella 2009

Coachella 2009

Coachella 2009

Coachella 2009

Coachella 2009

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Leonard Cohen and Paui McCartney finished off Day One (we just don't have any photographic evidence)

Day Two coming soon

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Comments (19)

Hi all- Ethan from Crystal Castles here. Check out our myspace for info on our upcoming tour as well as instructions to buy and download our new LP album. Chances are we're playing in your city some time soon, as we're kind of a big deal ;)

http://www.myspace.com/crystalcastles

Posted by Ethan Kath | April 21, 2009 1:43 AM

Morrissey looks really tubby nowadays.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 4:44 AM

at least on this evidence mozza didnt get his belly out

Posted by ro | April 21, 2009 5:12 AM

Good topic, thanks.

Posted by ugg boots | April 21, 2009 5:24 AM

How did Moz get so pudgy if he's been veggie for the last few decades?


Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 8:35 AM

Conor really needs to do his career a favor and kill himself.

Posted by Buzz Toast | April 21, 2009 8:40 AM

Britney is getting fat again.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 10:05 AM

Oberst is losin' it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 10:29 AM

How does no one have any pictures of Leonard Cohen and Paui McCartney?

Posted by Eric | April 21, 2009 11:19 AM

pretty cool that Ghenghis Tron got top play this one. That has to be the hardest "metal" band they ever had, at least that i remember (tool don't count)

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 11:38 AM

1. Oberst never really "had it".

2. Morrissey is 50. Tubby yes, but veggies can easily get that way too. Lots of Vegetarian junk food.

3. Macca has a stricter policy on who can photograph him

4. Crystal Castles are fucking shit! Go work at a coffee shop and fuck off already.

5. I like how ATM machines are the first feature under Franz Ferdinand

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 12:02 PM

WHO IS THE SIZZLING NEW CAMPESINOS BASSIST?!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2009 12:11 PM

she is really hot... but that's their old bassist... Ellen Campesinos!.

Posted by wembley | April 21, 2009 12:32 PM

Excellent pictures, Darren!

Posted by Rachel Carr | April 23, 2009 1:51 PM

Great photography!! I really would like a high-def camera now... thanks for posting! :D

Posted by Nikki | April 25, 2009 12:40 AM

what's the fucking point of going to Coachella if you aren't at least going to check out Ariel Pink?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:10 AM

Please tell me someone saw the "can you feel it" video clip during A Place to Bury Strangers set.

Posted by mark | April 27, 2009 2:47 PM

Thats Me in the front row of silversun pickups! i swear i got nikkis pick afterwards!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 2:40 AM

the douchey looking guy you mean?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 3:20 AM

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