Entries tagged with: Coachella
John Fogerty with the Black Keys @ Coachella 2012
"...a special appearance from John Fogerty, making his Coachella debut (he's already co-headlined a night at Stagecoach). The Creedence Clearwater Revival legend, who played Woodstock alongside the Band back in '69, joined Dan & Pat for the day's second touching tribute to the late Levon Helm, with a warm and appreciative handling of "The Weight." Fogerty handled the final verse, Rick Danko's bit about Crazy Chester and Jack his dog; Auerbach called Helm, a crucial figure for roots-rock, "amazing and inspiring."Refused weren't the only ones paying tribute to Levon Helm at Coachella Friday (4/20). Watch the video of Fogerty covering "The Weight" with the Black Keys, below...
I had foolishly walked away to write this while listening to Explosions in the Sky at the Outdoor Theatre, which still smells like a 10-acre pot farm on fire well after that momentarily mesmerizing band left the stage. Things suddenly got quiet over here, I glanced to the right (thanks to a texted tip from faithful reader April McBride) and instantly caught the "take a load off, Annie" refrain ... then went SPRINTING back to the main.
It was SO worth the charley horse I have now. As was the Black Keys' finish, a ripping chant-along for "Lonely Boy" and another scorching finish with "I Got Mine." [OC Register]
photos by David Andrako
Refused/Levon Helm RIP - Friday @ Coachella
The second week of Coachella 2012 (and unfortunately not streaming online this time around) kicked off on 4/20 and continues today, Saturday, Record Store Day...
Once again this year, Record Store Day will be a big part of the festival and is on Saturday, April 21st! ZIA will be celebrating in style by having great music exclusives and special RSD pieces available at the ZIA tent.More info on Record Store Day at Coachella HERE. More info on Record Store Day in general, HERE
Well over 200 Record Store Day Exclusive releases will be available this year and on sale at the Zia tent on the second weekend of Coachella (April 20-22). Zia will also have a limited amount of RSD Exclusives from prior years available both weekends.
Many bands performing this year at Coachella will be releasing Record Store Day Exclusive pieces this year including The Black Keys, Santigold, Feist, The Hives, M83, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, The Refused, Miike Snow, Childish Gambino, Mike Watt, Grouplove, The Black Angels, Kimbra, Gary Clark Jr., Laura Marling, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Real Estate, M. Ward, Death Grips, fIREHOSE and St. Vincent.
We will also have a few exclusives that will only be available both weekends of Coachella. First is At The Drive-In's amazing Vaya EP is being repressed on colored vinyl and will be limited to only 500 copies. Also Ximena Sarinana will be releasing a Coachella only 7" limited to 500. More exclusives are in the works so stop by and check us out.
ZIA Records will be offering shipping for items purchased over both festival weekends. ZIA will also have an option for customers who would like to have their items put on hold in the comfy, cool ZIA tent.
Mazzy Star/Frank Ocean - Friday @ Coachella
This week we're mixing up the photo coverage a bit. We wouldn't normally go to a festival Pulp is playing and miss them, but after seeing them at Coachella last week and two times in NYC, it seemed like it would be better to give others on the five-stage lineup a chance. That's also why you won't find any Black Keys (who were joined by John Fogerty), Madness and Amon Tobin in this post. Unlike last week though, you will find Explosions in the Sky, WU LYF, Frank Ocean & Yuck. No Hasselhof this time, but David did spot Richie Sambora checking out Gary Clark Jr.. More pictures from Friday (4/20), below...
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Hard to grasp, but Coachella starts again today. The three-day California festival is making history by throwing an exact replica of their festival one week later, and as you might remember, both weekends sold out almost instantly. Unfortunately for those of us who can't attend, especially those of us stuck at desks today, Saturday or Sunday, the festival will not be streaming again this weekend. However, you can repeatedly watch this video of a poor girl on a slip-n-slide from Coachella last weekend, below...
"The "resurrection" of rapper Tupac Shakur wowed audiences at the Coachella music festival. But the illusion isn't a hologram, as some have reported -- it's actually a 2-dimensional video cleverly projected using technology based on an old theatre trick." [Roxanne Palmer @ IBTimes]Not-hologram Tupac performed with Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre at Coachella over the weekend (and presumably will again at Coachella this coming weekend). Watch the video HERE.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
dolphin rider / Wild Flag / At the Drive-In
"Weekend one of Coachella 2012 not only confirmed rock fans' rabid appetite for live music but reminded the music industry that the past is a lot closer than it used to be. There were no rock acts from the 1960s or early '70s on the bill. The look back was dedicated to Coachella's continuing affection for reuniting British bands from the late '70s and early '80s--this year, it was Buzzcocks, James, Madness, Pulp and Squeeze. Other reuniting bands on the bill included American alt-rock bands Firehose, Mazzy Star and At the Drive-In; and Refused, a punk group from Sweden that hadn't been heard from since 1998. One could argue that the "appearance" by the late Shakur was an admission that to become a musical force again, West Coast rap needs a resurrection. Though the beats conceived and developed by Dr. Dre, Shakur, Snoop Dogg and others are now woven into rock and pop's vocabulary, rap had little presence at Coachella 2012, save for the ingenuity of the late Sunday-night oldies show.It's actually hard to believe that after all that went on over the weekend THE EXACT SAME COACHELLA IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN. But back to last weekend for a second...
And if there was any doubt that electronic dance music is a dominating force, even if it's still underappreciated by the mainstream, Swedish House Mafia and Justice played the main stage. The big tent dedicated to dance music was rarely less than filled to a boisterous overflow." [Wall Street Journal]
You already saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, video of an idiot falling off a wooden structure, watched Frank Ocean's set, and Azealia Banks's. The Weeknd's too. You saw Refused's setlist and some videos. You already know what At The Drive-In played on Sunday, and streamed their set in full after you were done watching Real Estate's and M83's, not to mention parts of Bon Iver's and Andrew Bird's. You're already well aware that Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and many special guests headlined on Sunday, and you even saw the pictures of them and watched the Tupac hologram video. Now here are the rest of the Sunday pictures, and they continue, below....
Refused @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
One day before Coachella on Friday, the reunited Refused played a warm up show at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. At that more-intimate show, their first US show in fourteen years (but not their first reunion show), they played fourteen songs which is only one more than they played the next night to a giant crowd at the desert festival. OC Weekly was at the smaller gig:
"Introduced by foreboding background music that sent anticipation skyrocketing and lights perfectly set for an intimate rock 'n' roll show, Refused hit the stage to anxious claps and a powerfully active crowd. Beginning with "The Shape of Punk to Come" and the drum beat backed proclamation "Hey baby you never felt this good," the long awaited veterans set their sights and sharpened teeth on Pomona. Following this was another one of the band's beloved favorites, "The Refused Party Program," which transitioned itself perfectly to a twenty twelve live setting. In those first initial torrents of songs being performed, Lyxzen's energy expenditures were left without a penny unspent and the band's vise-tightened stranglehold on the fans and speakers was indestructible. "Refused will now hang out in California and play San Francisco and then Coachella again next weekend before heading to NYC for two sold out shows at Terminal 5. They then return to North America for more touring over the summer with Off!. Tickets for the Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park are still on sale.
You saw pictures from Coachella. Check out some live videos along with the setlists from both California shows so far, below...
The Weeknd @ Coachella 2012 (week one) - via BrooklynVegan Instagram
Azealia Banks was one of the big live debuts at Coachella this year. The other was The Weeknd who played a full band live set to a giant festival crowd on Sunday. Did you catch it in person? Do you think his performance made the value of a ticket to one of his upcoming shows go up, or down? Watch the whole thing and decide for yourself, with the setlist, below...
M83 @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
It was widely reported/tweeted that Katy Perry was among those enjoying M83's set at Coachella. Anthony noticed too, and posted, "I think I saw Katy Perry dancing on midnight city yesterday night. Katy, let me write your next album:)". And to that, I just wanna say.... "No!!!!"
You saw pictures already. Watch M83's full Coachella 2012 (week one) set, along with the setlist, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Snoop smokes a spliff @ Coachella
You saw the setlist and a few pictures from throughout the Sunday night Coachella headlining set by Snoop Dogg, Dre & friends. Here are more pictures (of the first three songs from the photo pit), and a video of the whole hologram Tupac segment. Watch that and a couple of other clips from the show (Eminem included), with the pics, below...
M. Ward at Newport Folk Fest 2011 (more by Jim Brueckner)
As mentioned, M. Ward is set to kick off a tour with Lee Ranaldo in May which comes to NYC for a sold out show at Webster Hall on May 11. If you weren't able to get tickets to that show, he'll be back in NYC for a much larger show at Prospect Park on August 7, one of the ticketed Celebrate Brooklyn shows. Lee Ranaldo won't open this one (neither will fIREHOSE), but keeping the trend of having clasic 80s/90s indie rock bands on the bill, Yo La Tengo will. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/20) at noon.
Meanwhile, M. Ward, like fIREHOSE, played Coachella this past weekend and will again next week. Check out a video from his performance below.
He also released his new album, A Wasteland Companion, earlier this month via Merge. You can stream the entire thing below.
Updated dates, video, and album stream below...
Asobi Seksu @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* War @ BB King's
* Todd Barry & more @ Cornelia St. Cafe
* Kraftwerk @ Museum of Modern Art
* Bad Veins, Jeff Klein @ Mercury Lounge
* Neon Trees, Devin, APT @ Bowery Ballroom
* Mayer Hawthorne, The Stepkids @ Webster Hall
* Francois K, Four Tet (DJ set) @ Cielo
* Kung Fu, Biodiesel, Sonic Spank @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Desert Sharks , Diavel, Dead Stars, NT @ Glasslands
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Comedy Central Corporate Retreat @ UCB East
* Surgeons In Heat, Grand Rapids, Jaabs, Indians @ Pianos
* Dan Neustadt plays Pearl Jam's "Ten" @ Knitting Factory
* Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territroy Orchestra @ The Stone
* Asobi Seksu, North Highlands, Little,Big, Sara Benincasa @ Highline Ballroom
* Arvid Noe, Sediment Club, Celestial Shore, Fat History Month @ Death By Audio
* Fair To Midland, Dead Letter Circus, Lionize, Jolly, Ever Forthright @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The Squaws, Spirit Family Reunion, Babydude, Cassandra Jenkins, The Cabin Sisters @ The Bowery Electric
* Rachel Dratch, Edie Falco, Victor Garber, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Kind, Jesse L. Martin, Matthew Modine, John Oliver, Ron Rifkin, Amy Ryan, Mark Sanchez, cast members from The Book of Mormon, The Our Time Kids, and more @ NYU Skirball Center
Asobi Seksu headline a Planned Parenthood benefit at Highline Ballroom tonight.
Kraftwerk continues its MoMA run with a performance of The Mix.
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Dre & Snoop @ Coachella - Sunday, 4/15/2012
Coachella is over. The Sunday headliner setlist, and a few more pictures (all first seen on the BrooklynVegan Instagram) (more pictures
coming later HERE), beow...
Cedric takes a leap @ Coachella 2012 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
If you're not in California, hopefully you caught At the Drive-In's 5th reunion show streaming live from Coachella Sunday night (4/15). Previous shows happened in El Paso, Marfa, Dallas and Austin. More info at those links. The Coachella setlist, and a list of their upcoming (announced) dates, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Buzzcocks / Bon Iver / Squeeze
"The earlier part of the afternoon felt a little sleepy. People waking up late after Friday, taking their time getting to the festival, and the earliest bands on the bill usually have a gentler style of music anyway. That all changed, for us at least, with the arrival of the Buzzcocks, those spiky, rapid-fire elder statesmen of melodic British punk, on stage in the Gobi tent.Before Radiohead closed out Saturday with a near-2 hour headlining set, Coachella-goers were treated to live music by Jeff Mangum, the Buzzcocks, Squeeze, fIREHOSE, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bon Iver (videos & setlist HERE), Andrew Bird, The Shins, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky (who played at the same time as Radiohead), Feist, Noel Gallagher, Destroyer, Grace Potter, The Head and the Heart, and many more.
Founders Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle look older now -- it's been 35 years or so since they launched the band --but their voices are strong, their rapid-fire guitar riffing still delivers an electric current to the brain. And, bonus for fans on Saturday, the short length of many of their songs meant you got a whole lot of Buzzcocks packed into a 55-minute set." [Orange County Register]
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Dude falling from wooden Coachella art and more Youtube fun from this year's festival, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
More pictures, the setlist, and video of St. Vincent's entire Coachella Saturday set, below...
White Mystery @ Hotel Vegan - SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* ASSSCAT @ UCB
* Kraftwerk Fest @ PS1
* Chico Hamilton @ Drom
* Furthur @ Beacon Theatre
* Hannibal Buress @ Caroline's
* Lorn, Lunice @ Public Assembly
* Pretty Good Friends @ Union Hall
* Clutch @ The Paramount (LI)
* Andrew Demetre @ Barbes
* Chris Pureka @ The Rock Shop
* Tommy Stinson @ Union Hall (new date)
* Comedy Night w/ Hannibal Buress
* High Highs, Indians, White Birds @ Glasslands
* Kraftwerk performing 'Techno Pop' @ MoMA
* The Black Seeds, Dub Apocalypse @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Local H, The Apple Bros., Scott Lucas @ Mercury Lounge
* 200 Years (Ben Chasny and Alisa Ambrogio), Rowan @ Zebulon
* Roomrunner, Acid Problem, Yvette, The Marsh Hens @ Death By Audio
* John Zorn improv night benefit with many special guests @ The Stone
* Chain & The Gang (feat. Ian Svenonius), Alex Minoff @ Knitting Factory
* Los Vigilantes, Freshkills, White Mystery, Mighty Fine, Bosco Delrey @ The Bell House
Coachella continues today and is streaming online.
White Mystery, who played Public Assembly last night are in from Chicago and play "Garage Fest" with Los Vigilantes and others at Bell House today. They also play four more NYC shows right after that.
Watch the Rapture's entire Coachella 2012 set below...
Thom Yorke, ponytail & 1 of 2 drummers @ Coachella (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Follow along on the stream. Growing Coachella setlist below...
"we fucked up! My DJ skipped two songs by mistake! LMFAOO so when 212 came on I just went with it. #womp" - AZEALIA BANKS
"Omg that was tooooo much fun !!!!" - AZEALIA BANKS
"One thing Azealia Banks needed to prove when she walked onstage for her Saturday afternoon set at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival -- her first official gig in the U.S. -- was how deserving she is of the massive hype that's been thrown her way.Check out videos of most of her quick set, below...
Since her introduction into the post-Nicki Minaj world of female rap through the deliciously profane firecracker of an anthem, "212," the Harlem spitfire has become a major darling on rap and indie blogs that have grown disenchanted with Minaj's syrupy pop hits. This without a barrage of tracks, as evidenced by a set that ended 20 minutes earlier than expected." [LA Times]
Frank Ocean & Tyler, the Creator @ Coachella 2012 (via yungzilla)
As Fader says,
Met her at Coachella/ I went to see Jigga, she went to see Z-Trip/ Perfect. An enterprising YouTube user ripped the official live stream of last night's Frank Ocean performance at Coachella, available in its entirety below. Ocean was backed by a full band, and at one point by a surprise appearance of fellow Odd Future member, Tyler, the Creator. The set list is below, as annotated by Pretty Much Amazing.Video & setlist below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
M83 / The Black Keys / Refused
"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.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).
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]
Our first set of Coachella Friday pics is HERE. The rest, along with the Black Keys setlist, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Arctic Monkeys / Jimmy Cliff / Madness
"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.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).
"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]
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...
Jarvis Cocker @ Coachella 2012 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
After playing Wednesday and Thursday in NYC at Radio City Music Hall, Pulp brought the show (minus eight songs) to Coachella on Friday night. The pictures are HERE. Watch the full hour+ desert festival set, and check out the setlist, below...
photos by Joe McCabe; words by Bill Pearis
The Horrors swept through town earlier this week, playing two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday and Tuesday (4/9 and 4/10). I was there Monday night for what was a pretty good show. While I like their new album Skying a lot (it made my Best of 2011 list), the album's midtempo shuffle doesn't make for the most exciting live show, though the band came alive on more energetic songs like "I Can See Through You" and the motorik pounder "Moving Further Away" which closed the night. Primary Colours tracks "Scarlet Fields" and "Three Decades" still sound terrific.
The Horrors play Coachella this weekend and next, scooting up to San Francisco in between. Seattle garage rockers Night Beats opened the Monday MHoW show. Pictures of both bands, plus Horrors setlist, are below.