Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on April 14, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Arctic Monkeys / Jimmy Cliff / Madness
Coachella 2012 - Day 1
Coachella 2012 - Day 1
Coachella 2012 - Day 1

"Jimmy Cliff made his Coachella debut yesterday with a masterful main stage set that included such classics as "The Harder They Come" and "Many Rivers To Cross." But for Cliff, hearing the crowd sing along to one of the tunes from his newest LP, Sacred Fire, was the day's highlight.

"I left the stage, and they were still singing 'One More.' I love it," Cliff told Rolling Stone backstage. It's an impressive feat for the reggae icon, considering that the Coachella crowd consists mostly of twenty-somethings born more than a decade after his Seventies heyday. "One young girl came up to me tonight with about five albums she asked me to sign," observes Cliff. "She said, 'My parents were listening to this and they brought me up on this.' They grew up on the albums. That happens a lot. You see all ages, and I love that." [Rolling Stone]

Jimmy Cliff joined Madness, Pulp, Mazzy Star, Refused, Kendrick Lamar, Jimmy Cliff, Arctic Monkeys, Amon Tobin, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Gary Clark Jr, Frank Ocean, Death Grips, Explosions in the Sky, and many more on the lineup of Coachella Friday, the first day of the 2012 California festival (4/13).

Coachella Day Two is now underway and streaming (update: Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown joined Childish Gambino on stage during his early Saturday set).

More pictures from the first day of the fest (with even more HERE), below...

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Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

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Kendrick Lamar

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EMA

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Ximena SariƱana

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

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Gary Clark Jr.

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Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

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Jimmy Cliff

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Death Grips

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

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David Hasslehoff

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Arctic Monkeys

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Madness

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The pictures continue HERE.

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Comments (19)

pics of death grips, but none of zach hill?!?! dana (digital delay) yavin fail.

Posted by fuck this | April 14, 2012 6:50 PM

Terrible lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 7:03 PM

Yup his songs work when they are covered by other artists too (perhaps a mark of a great song?) anyway I am referring specifically to "Trapped" covered by Bruce Springsteen...

Posted by Joshua Sanders | April 14, 2012 7:08 PM

It's time we all ate different tiny things.

Posted by Brooce Hogue | April 14, 2012 7:59 PM

The Hoff didn't play any of his songs???
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3382491587979249836

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 12:52 AM

Death Grips were the best. Money Store. Aye Aye!

Posted by Nate | April 16, 2012 4:30 AM

Death Grips! Psyched for Money Store! This album is going to be way different than anything we've ever heard...

Posted by marneyzj | April 16, 2012 5:08 AM

Cool..cool..

Posted by gifts | April 16, 2012 5:43 AM

David Hasseljackoff WTF

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 4:08 PM

Yup his songs work when they are covered by other artists too (perhaps a mark of a great song?) anyway I am referring specifically to "Trapped" covered by Bruce Springsteen...

Posted by hafiz | May 7, 2012 4:15 AM

I see from the pictures that you share here that was a lot of good music and hot girls there. I am really sorry that i was not there, maybe i will make a girlfriend.

Posted by Cheapest Auto Insurance in Florida | May 27, 2012 8:45 AM

This party looked like a banger.. too bad I couldn't be there :(

Posted by Plumbing Information | May 28, 2012 2:45 PM

These guys really rocked!

Posted by ifl | September 7, 2012 2:27 PM

OMG i so love these guys i wish i was there to share the excitement.

Posted by funbrain | September 8, 2012 7:48 AM

I have been intentionally avoiding news about HWGM for a while, but did they get rid of the girls in the band? I hate to say it, but that always sort of felt like a gimmick anyway.

Posted by Arab Ladies | September 27, 2012 4:42 AM

that jump is this!? should participate in the Olympics

Posted by Acompanhantes Brasilia | April 23, 2013 9:18 PM

everyone here is having a ton of fun

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:33 PM

Death Grips were the best

Posted by hguhf h;ak | March 3, 2014 3:04 PM

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