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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

M83 / The Black Keys / Refused
Coachella 2012 - Day 1
Coachella 2012 - Day 1
Coachella 2012 - Day 1

"Coachella's new dueling weekends have unwittingly started a bitter turf war between those at the festival now and those who plan to come next week.

In years past, if you were the socially adept, party-minded type, you could pretty much bank on the fact that all the cool kids in your social satellite system would be somewhere on the Empire Polo Field, in line for Spicy Pie pizza, or wearing next-to-nothing at the Ace pool party.

This year, however, a text bearing the age-old Coachella rallying cry, "Dude! VIP lounge, now. Shots!" has a 50% chance of being met with the reply, "Dude. I'm coming next weekend. Too bad for you cuz it's so cold there right now."" [LA Times]

After sets by Jimmy Cliff, Madness, Kendrick Lamar, Jimmy Cliff, Arctic Monkeys, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Gary Clark Jr, Death Grips, and many more, night fell and the massive crowds at Coachella's first of two Fridays were treated to sets by Pulp (setlist & video HERE), Mazzy Star (more on their set in a second), Refused (more on their set HERE), The Black Keys (setlist below), M83, Amon Tobin (more about him HERE), and others (that we didn't get pictures of).

Our first set of Coachella Friday pics is HERE. The rest, along with the Black Keys setlist, below...

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Pulp

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Mazzy Star

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Black Keys

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

M83

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Refused

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Amon Tobin

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Coachella 2012 - Day 1

Stay tuned for more from the rest of the weekend.

The pictures from earlier on Friday are HERE.

We missed Explosions in the Sky, but you can watch their entire set HERE

The Black Keys Coachella 2012 setlist
Howlin' for You
Next Girl
Same Old Thing
Dead and Gone
Gold on the Ceiling
Thickfreakness
I'll Be Your Man
Your Touch
Little Black Submarines
Money Maker
She's Long Gone
Nova Baby
Ten Cent Pistol
Tighten Up
Lonely Boy
Everlasting Light
I Got Mine

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Comments (24)

gay

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 8:31 PM

Pulp bore me

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 8:54 PM

Pulp rules. Refused were great too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 9:01 PM

Who was better, Jimmy Cliff or Jimmy Cliff?

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 9:02 PM

Jimmy Cliff is terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 9:02 PM

Coachella web stream blows

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 9:17 PM

I just watched The Buzzcocks and they sucked. This festival is gay.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 9:25 PM

RADIOHEAD!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 9:53 PM

Faggots

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 10:21 PM

Kaiser Chiefs suck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 10:39 PM

all of the bands are rushing through sets. epic suck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 10:47 PM

Coachella web stream is pretty freaking awesome. The quality of the audio is great and the video aint to shabby either. They have like half a dozen cameras on each stage! But why did the Amon Tobin stream stop after 15 minutes? Anyway its free and they have over 50,000 people watching the damn thing and I haven't seen it crash yet. Next best thing to being there imo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 11:15 PM

I know it's free, but the video quality is unacceptable in this day and age. People can capture better video with their phones.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 11:58 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 12:31 AM

REFUSED. thank you, I believe in you. Come back and destroy this bullshit. fuck yes!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 2:58 AM

The quality of my video is pretty damn impressive. The video is a couple frames behind the audio but other than that no complaints. If you are seeing something below the quality of cell phone camera its probably your bandwidth. It seems like the stream will play at a lower bitrate if it detects low bandwidth. There were one or two times the video got all pixelated for a bit and i think its because my download speed dropped.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 4:50 AM

REFUSED..


SMASHING THE FUCKING SYSTEM!


FUCK CAPATALISM!


(this post brought to you by Heinekin, Volkswagon, Chevron, Marlboro, and Pabst Blue Ribbon)

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 9:47 AM

Pulp and Refused were awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 10:17 AM

The video quality of the stream is great. The audio is terrible. Even if it was good, it's nothing like seeing these bands at a venue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 10:18 AM

I can't believe there are no "Hope Sandoval looks like a house frau and it serves her right" posts yet. This site is really slipping.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 11:36 AM

I'm 95% certain Hopes meat pit smells like the toilet I just shit in

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 12:43 PM

Refused were fucking awful.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 7:25 PM

Refused were fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2012 3:45 AM

Coachella !!! Coachella !!! Are you crazy about it…………. Then you must definitely checkout this link. Here is a link to an unofficial guide book that they're selling on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/151795 . I wish I could make it to the festival this year. Thanks, Phani

Posted by Phani | April 27, 2012 3:53 AM

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