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"If you'd told us in 2002 that we'd be headlining Coachella w/ Animal Collective playing before us I would have told you, you were full of shit" - Win Butler

Arcade fire
Arcade fire

Arcade Fire headlined the main Coachella Stage Saturday night (their third and biggest time playing the annual California fest), and as if their sound and crowd size and setlist wasn't impressive and massive enough, a surprise came during "Wake Up," their last pre-encore song. Courtesy of Creators Project, who promised something big via a press release earlier in the day, lots of white balloons descended upon the crowd. But they weren't just any balloons. Honestly I don't know how they worked, but they lit up and changed colors as you can see in the pictures above above and below. And they stayed lit up during the four-song encore that helped close out the second of three hot days of Coachella 2011.

More pictures from their set (more coming from David later too), and some videos and Arcade Fire's full setlist, below...

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Coachella ferris wheel Friday night (more by David Andrako)

The LA Times reports...

"A young woman who attempted to jump out of a Coachella Ferris wheel gondola was saved from almost certain injury late Friday evening when a nearby companion grabbed her legs and held onto her until the gondola could be lowered, an Indio Fire Department spokesman has confirmed. A potentially major crisis was averted as the woman was unharmed....

....Indio police were first to the scene, said Talbot, and the would-be jumper, "a young lady mentally altered on substances," said Talbot, was taken off-site for further care. It was unclear whether the jumper was saved by someone riding in the same gondola, or was caught by someone in the gondola below her. (Rumors of the latter version include someone in the second gondola yelling "I will catch you" before the attempted jump.)...

...The Ferris wheel is running Saturday afternoon, and the woman selling tickets, who identified herself as the owner, refused to speak to a reporter. "I haven't heard that and don't know anything about what you're talking about," she said. "No comment."...

Video of what it's like to ride the ferris wheel in question can be watched below...

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Odd Future 'Wettn Bitches Up' @ Coachella Saturday
Odd Future

About an hour after Tyler the Creator proclaimed that they were 'strapped at Coachella' on Saturday, someone tweeted that they "Just witnessed @fucktyler cuss out a security guard & spray him in the face w/ a watergun." Then Tyler (who should stop using the F word) tweeted that he got kicked out (but had fun). Luckily Odd Future played their Coachella set on Friday.

Update: Not surprisingly, Tyler "Got Back In!!!!!", and he tweeted that as he was watching Lil B who he then got on stage with. They performed "I'm A Pretty Bitch"...

Tyler the Creator & Lil B on stage together (by abteen bagheri)
Odd Future

Update 2: The rest of Odd Future got on stage with Lil B too. And then Tyler stage dove...

Tyler stagediving during Lil B's set (by jhaner)
Odd Future

Some videos from OFWGKTA's Friday set are below...

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photos by David Andrako


Here are a few things that happened on Coachella Day 1:

And Day Two is today!

What were your highlights of Coachella Day One? Are you there or watching the stream?

Photographer David Andrako managed to catch 18 acts and other random stuff in between on Friday. His pictures from the whole day continue below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2011 Day 1 in pics (Chemical Brothers, Black Keys, Robyn, Interpol, Cee Lo, Crystal Castles, Sleigh Bells & more)"

DOWNLOAD: YACHTt - Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire) (MP3)

YACHT @ Coachella - 4/15/2011

As the song says, "the Yacht is on fire" (they actually see "the Earth is on fire - see below) (download new track "Dystopia" above). YACHT, long past the days of Jona running around the stage by himself with an iPod, gave an explosive performance on Friday in Coachella's Mojave Tent. Duo Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans look and sound like pros as they trade off vocals and instruments while backed by a very able band. Jona jams on guitar and even sometimes sits on the drums as Claire keeps the front rows hypnotized with her dancing, outfit and vocals. YACHT the dance band prove that DFA ("Long Live LCD Soundsystem," Jona proclaimed from the Coachella stage) is right where they belong. Their new album Shangri-La will be released by the label on June 21st ("Dystopia" included).

UPDATE: Despite it at first sounding like like they are singing "the yacht is on fire" in "Dystopia" (lyrics sites agree), it actually says "the Earth is on fire" (as the title of the song implies it would, and now that I know that, it actually does sound like "Earth").

Meanwhile, YACHT will be out on the road through May 14th. Light Asylum joins the tour as opener on April 25th. Both bands play Webster Hall in NYC on April 27th. YACHT band member and collaborator Bobby Birdman also plays an opening set at that show. Tickets for what might be YACHT's biggest NYC headlining show yet (or maybe the Seaport was), are on sale.

UPDATE: All instances of "Yacht" in this post have been changed to "YACHT."

All tour dates and some more pictures from YACHT's set at Coachella, below...

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backstage @ Coachella 2011

According to Christwire.org..

"Coachella is a concert event for neo hippies, naked beer drinkers and drug addicts. Each year the event grows in numbers and so do its cases of rape, murder and cases of teenage runways. No were else are so many drugs taken, orgies performed and victimaztion of America's young daughters...

....Why Your Children Will Most Likely Die

With the amount of drugs and rape, your daughter or son has a large chance of dying from a drug overdose, alcohol poisoning, sex game gone wrong accident or be murdered by a Ecstasy induced wizard.

Just remember the chance of your baby contracting a STD during Coachella is increased by 86 percent -/+ 1. Also, if you daughter is at the festival already, there is a good chance she has already performed mouth sex acts on atleast 4 people and has shown off her milk sacs to an uncountable number. Now imagine if you could stop that?"

Phew, I'm happy I'm safe at home, just watching the stream, away from naked ecstasy wizards and whatnot!

NOTE: the above picture is an actual photo taken backstage at Coachella 2011 by devil-worshiping "darkwave" band Cold Cave. It seems to confirm everything written about Coachella in the article linked above. Be careful in California this weekend sinners! And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, would you be sure and and tell her SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN....

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Coachella 2011 Sahara Tent, Friday Morning (pre-destruction) (via Konfadense)

The 2011 Coachella Music Festival begins today (4/15). Not there? YouTube has the stream. Starting at 4:00 PM PDT, you can watch sets by !!!, The Drums and Morning Benders. After that they'll have Warpaint, Ariel Pink, Interpol, The Black Keys, Gayngs, Titus Andronicus, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Tame Impala, and many more. Big Audio Dynamite is among the sets streaming Saturday. The National, PJ Harvey and DFA1979 are streaming Sunday. The full schedule is at YouTube.

Meanwhile, a selection of related videos to keep you busy can be watched below...

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Coachella starts Friday! Set times are announced. The full, updated lineup is below...

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Big Audio Dynamite

According to Bowery Presents, Leftfield's 4/19 post-Coachella NYC show at Webster Hall was cancelled "due to logistical issues. Refunds are available at point of purchase." That means you don't need to decide between that and Big Audio Dynamite at Roseland Ballroom any more (tickets are still on sale for that 4/19 NYC show).

Wanna go to the BAD show for free? We have a pair of tickets you can win. Details below..

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Joy Orbison
Joy Orbison

UK producer/DJ Peter O'Grady, aka Joy Orbison, made his U.S. debut at Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin's 'Mister Saturday Night' party at 12-Turn-13 in Clinton Hill on Saturday night (4/9). Check out a video from the appearance below.

If you missed it, you have one more shot to catch O'Grady in NYC before he continues on towards Coachella. Joy Orbison plays Deep Space at Cielo with Francois K tonight (4/11). He then flies west for a pre-Coachella show in San Francisco, Coachella, and a post-Cochaella HARD LA event where he shares a bill with Pearson Sound / Ramadanman, Annie Mac, & Flinch on 4/19.

Speaking of HARD, the festival is heading to the high seas in 2012. Much like Jam Cruise (whose people are involved in this), and Bruise Cruise (whose people are not), HARD Cruise 2012 is coming. It sails from Florida in January, and that's about all the details they've released at the moment. Stay tuned for lineups, pricing, etc.

All Joy Orbison dates and stuff below...

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Coachella 2009 (more by Darren Kim)

Speaking of tickets being available to sold out shows, the website Gilt City is selling VIP packages to Coachella starting at the low, low price of $975 for a 3-day ticket (and 10 MP3s) (and access to a "House of Hype party"). Spend a bit more to get in a "luxury shuttle."

(Three-day VIP passes via Ticketmater cost $699 before they sold out).

Big Audio Dynamite

Big Audio Dynamite (1984-1990, 2011-present)
Mick Jones - vocals and guitar
Don Letts - sound effects and vocals
Dan Donovan - keyboards
Leo Williams - bass
Greg Roberts - drums and background vocals
Speaking of Roseland Ballroom, assuming the fire isn't too bad, Big Audio Dynamite will play the Manhattan venue on April 19th, not long after they play Coachella and a warm up show in LA. Tickets for the NYC show go on "Live Nation Presale" Thursday at 10am, and then general sale Saturday at noon. More tour dates below...

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The production team which brought house music back from the brink of commercial mediocrity, Leftfield made it safe for artistic producers to begin working in a new vein termed progressive house. Paul Daley (a former member of A Man Called Adam and the Brand New Heavies) and programmer Neil Barnes combined the classic soul of early Chicago and New York house with the growing Artificial Intelligence school of album-oriented techno to create classic, intelligent dance music. [After a series of well-recieved singles, Leftfield released] their debut LP, Leftism... in 1995; the long-awaited Rhythm and Stealth followed four years later. With only two albums under their belt, Leftfield decided to split in early 2002 to focus on solo projects. -[Allmusic]
Neil Barnes resurrected Leftfield last year, and though founding member Paul Daley is not on board, he has been replaced by original vocalists Djum Djum, Earl 16 and Cheshire Cat plus Adam Wren (keyboards), Kwes Sey (keyboards and computers) Jess Mills (vocals) and Sebastian Beresford on drums. The electronic [now] crew is scheduled to play a few shows in Australia in March and, at the moment, two US dates in April. One is at the sold-out Coachella and the other is right afterwards on April 19th at Webster Hall in NYC. Tickets for that show go on AMEX presale Wednesday, 2/7, at noon, and then general sale starts Friday.

All tour dates (more to be announced?) and some videos below.

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Sebastien Grainger @ Mercury Lounge in 2008 (more by Gabi Porter)



It's been 5 years since Death From Above 1979 played a show, 10 years since Jesse played me the first demos & 11 years since we sat in his parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves upstairs. 11 seems to be a YES number for me. Though I am usually a pretty rational guy, if I have something on my mind and I see an 11 somewhere, I know I'm on the right path. It's one of my last remaining superstitions. 2011 has a nice ring to it & if you're so inclined, it may be the last year ever! So why not say YES? Why not say YES to Coachella? Why not say YES to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Why not say YES to stirring up a writhing pit of sweaty humans? YES to riots! YES to heavy music! YES instead of maybe, and YES to make death your adviser and remind yourself always, that this is not a dress rehearsal. This is the big show.

Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied.
Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration.
The collision of two different worlds.
As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you.
All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!


The band currently has two shows scheduled. Coachella and May 6th at donaufestival in Krems, Austria.


Coachella sold out in less than a week, but the festival that is going to occupy the same fairgrounds exactly one week later, goes on general sale Friday at 10am (presales happening now), and that is "The Big 4" which will bring together Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax ("together for the first and only time in the US") for one big Indio, California classic metal show on Saturday, April 23rd .

One week after that, Goldenvoice (also responsible for Coachella and The Big 4) will host its annual Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field (same place). "California's Country Music Festival" is being headlined by people you probably don't care about, but will also include sets by names like Wanda Jackson, Loretta Lynn, the Punch Brothers, the Secret Sisters and Phosphorescent who is also playing Coachella. Tickets are on sale.

I unfortunately could not find a ticket link for Brochella. Full lineup (real poster) for Stagecoach, and a Big 4 video trailer, below...

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Coachella sold out in six days! The real lineup is HERE.


Coachella (April 15th - April 17th in Indio, CA) has released its 2011 lineup. Big names include Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Animal Collective and Duran Duran. PJ Harvey, and The London Suede are on there too. Big Audio Dynamite and Death From Above 1979 are getting back together. Full lineup (above and) below...

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photos by Adam Macchia

Yo Gabba Gabba & party hats @ Brooklyn Bowl
Yo Gabba Gabba

Onsale to General Public
Start: Fri, 06/04/10 10:00 AM EDT

Gabba Party Package
Start: Wed, 05/26/10 10:00 AM EDT
End: Thu, 09/02/10 05:00 PM EDT

Internet Presale
Start: Wed, 06/02/10 10:00 AM EDT
End: Thu, 06/03/10 10:00 PM EDT

American Express®
Start: Thu, 05/20/10 10:00 AM EDT
End: Thu, 06/03/10 10:00 PM EDT

American Express® Gabba Party Package
Start: Thu, 05/20/10 10:00 AM EDT
End: Thu, 06/03/10 10:00 PM EDT

the above list of dates and times describe when Yo Gabba Gabba tickets go/went on sale for the upcoming shows at Radio City Music Hall and other venues.

Also in this post: more pictures from the kid-filled, invite-only Yo Gabba event held at Brooklyn Bowl last week (sent in by the photographer after he saw I only posted one), and a just-released-to-YouTube official Yo Gabba Coachella recap video recap featuring appearances by Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Devo, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, Danny Devito and many more. That video with the rest of the pics, below...

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record store day @ Permanent Records in Greenpoint (autovac)
Record Store Day

Hi everyone...

We at Permanent Records just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you so much for making this year's Record Store Day the unbelievably huge success that it was. You all helped make it the biggest weekend we've ever had, and we sincerely thank all of you for your continued support of our little record store. Hopefully you managed to get most (if not all) of the Record Store Day exclusives you were looking for. If you'd like to see photos from the big day (which, if you were at the front of the line that morning, you are probably in), click here.

We do still have some of the Record Store Day exclusives in stock... so if you haven't made it in to check out some of these limited new releases, it's still not too late! They're on display, right in front of you as you walk into the store.

So, since we're still recovering from the mayhem of this weekend, we're taking a break from our New In Stock / Back In Stock mailer this week. Rest assured, we have plenty of new records available this week, but if you wanna know what they're are, you'll just have to come in and look for them. You know, like old times.

Thanks again everyone. We truly appreciate your business.

-The P-Recs Staff

Mystery of Two were the house band at Permanent Records on that day. The Drums and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart performed sets at Other Music. Billboard reports (via) that "this year's Record Store Day was, again, a success when measured by awareness, turnout and sales."
- Other Music had their best single day in their 14 year history.
- The Sound Garden had their busiest day in years, outpacing Christmas sales for the past couple of years.
- Vintage Vinyl sold more stuff on RSD than any other day in the stores' history.
- Twist N Shout reported the best sales they've ever had in a single day.
- RSD 2010 was Sonic Boom's single biggest sales day in their 12 year history.
- Silver Platters' sales on RSD 2010 were up 80% from last year (which were up 20% from the year before).
- Exclusive Company's RSD 2010 sales increased 102% from RSD 2009.
- Dimple did twice as much in sales from last year's RSD event.
And those numbers don't even count the RSD records that (some) stores are (allegedly) just throwing right on eBay.

Record Store Day video interviews and performances and stuff, some taped at Coachella, below...

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photos by Rachel Carr

Coachella 2010 Outtakes

"An aggregate 225,000 people bought tickets to see a [Coachella] roster headlined by Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz during the April 16-18 event at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

The previous attendance record was set in 2007, when the headliners included a reunited Rage Against the Machine. Final figures are still being tallied, but AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said the gross will exceed $20 million.

Phillips said the future looked bleak for AEG Live's nascent All Points West festival, which took place in 2008 and 2009 across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.

"We're probably going to kill it," said Phillips. "As beautiful as (the site) is, it's very hard to get New Yorkers to cross that river. All Points West is an experiment that just didn't work." [Reuters]

The 2010 edition of Coachella actually began excactly one week ago today, and we already posted full picture sets from: DAY ONE, DAY TWO and DAY THREE. Now here is one last group that contains unposted outtakes from all three...

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Hot Chip @ Terminal 5 - April 22, 2010 (jkrllz)
Hot Chip

Hot Chip headlined their first of two shows at Terminal 5 in NYC last night (4/22). The xx, who could probably headline the venue themselves, opened the show. I don't have more pictures this time, and I wasn't at the show, but I found this amusing letter:

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words by Bill Pearis, Coachella photos by Rachel Carr

The Whitest Boy Alive @ Coachella
The Whitest Boy Alive

"Are you ready to rock?," Erlend Øye asked the packed Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (4/21). The crowd screamed. "Are you ready to house?" The place went bananas. If you've only ever seen Øye perform with hushed folk duo Kings of Convenience, you might think he's a stick in the mud, but it's clear, to me at least, he has a lot more fun in Whitest Boy Alive.

Along with Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, MHoW has played host to the best dance music shows I've seen this year -- hell, any shows -- and Whitest Boy Alive is right up there with both of those. I was kind of blown away. Whitest Boy Alive seem closer to Soulwax in ethos (though not in material) than LCD or Hot Chip, playing club music as a live band to club kids. The audience reflected it, more club kids and Euro-types (more than a few armed with glo-sticks) rather than your typical indie crowd. They were there to dance.

And when "High on the Heels" kicked in with it's CeCe Peniston-esque keybord riff, the place lost it. I felt sure everyone around me was peaking. People were bouncing, hugging, bouncing while hugging and generally freaking out. I had no idea they were so popular. Whitest Boy Alive's two albums -- 2006's indiepop-ish Dreams and last year's more dancefloor oriented Rules -- are polite affairs, a kind of Funk Lite disco that's part Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, New Order and '90s Eurohouse (they covered Robin S.'s "Show Me Love" for the encore). But live it's much more the Erlend Øye Party Machine, thanks in no small part to a super tight band. The night really belonged to keyboardist Daniel Netwig -- who flipped his Crumar at one point for a bit of welcome showboating -- whose lithe, funky playing kept hands in the air all night.

The 90-minute set hit all the highlights of Dreams and Rules, including the aforementioned "High on the Heels," a version of "Golden Cage" that has clearly been influenced by its Fred Falke remix, the Daft Punk-y "1517" (that I hoped would work in "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," but no ), and an extended "Islands" where Øye and the band worked the crowd like a DJ in Ibiza. This was The Whitest Boy Alive's second-ever NYC show, the first being the night before at Bowery Ballroom, part of a tour that included Coachella. They got a horn section but I can't imagine the vibe was anywhere near as ecstatic as MHoW. "Last night we finally played New York," Øye told the crowd near the end of the band's set. "It was a good show. But tonight is a great show." I gotta concur.

Hopefully The Whitest Boy Alive will be back sooner than later. In the meantime, Kings of Convenience return in June.

Check out more pictures from the band's Coachella set (we only posted two the other day), plus video from there, along with two shots from MHOW, and video from Bowery Ballroom, below...

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Flip flops

So there were the strutting guys. And there was the maniacal naked guy (whose video was removed, but someone uploaded another one of the same incident). I now present wasted flip flop guy...

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photos by Rachel Carr, words by Daiana Feuer

Gorillaz Clash

The third and final round of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival was funky, and not just because the port-a-potties reeked. Keeping a loose theme every day (see Friday & Saturday), Sunday focused on relentless rhythm and groovy basslines. The absolute golden moment belonged to Yo La Tengo's blistering final song. Rhythm that revels in repetition + guitar that tries to destroy itself = wee mind blown. Sometimes the moodiest things are the most uplifting.

Thom Yorke brought his dancing shoes, his favorite Flea, and Nigel Godrich. His band Atoms For Peace played almost every song off The Eraser, many of which featured strong world rhythm sections. When Yorke didn't have a guitar in hand, he danced, whirled, and punched the air like he was rehearsing a scene from Fame. We wanted a high kick, but it didn't arrive. King Khan & The Shrines, on the other hand, featured legs flying all over the place, DJ Lance Rock and Yo Gabba Gabba characters, burning money, as well as a visit from the police-who crept on stage to snap pictures. Probably the first time Khan runs into cops and doesn't leave wearing cuffs. Sunny Day Real Estate had the audience offering bids to buy property, and Phoenix had people choking on dinner as they tried to dance and eat at the same time.

King Khan Gabba Gabba

Not every Julian Casablancas song captivated, but his band delightfully binged on rhythms. Each musician had a personal backbeat player supporting each fill. The drummer plus his sidekick especially sounded great. Matt & Kim's ebullient smiles inspired chaos in the audience, as usual. Mayer Hawthorne and the County revived Motown soulful brassiness and covered Biz Markie's "Just a Friend." The Big Pink played some new songs from next year's album, reaching out for Depeche Mode with a drummer in a pink bathing suit. Electro sweet popper Little Boots forgot her pants as well, wearing a sparkly shirt and knickers, and played with the lasers on stage. Charlotte Gainsbourg inaugurated her "first tour, first everything" with a feminine "Candy-O" sensibility, sometimes in French. Florence & the Machine rounds out the great lady performances of the day, and brought on Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids.

All clad in white, France's DJ ego-powers Club 75 demonstrated the ability to cooperate together with just a few elbows thrown. Cassius, Justice, Busy P, and DJ Mehdi still use CD's (so old school), and took turns passing on the headphones between them and finishing each other's remix sentences, trading places at each station. Backstage security bobbed along while staying tough. When it was their turn, Rusko turned the Sahara tent into a mechazoid robot battle and Orbital live-produced virtual reality anthems for Satan wearing Matrix miner lights around their heads. Infected Mushroom instructed on the benefits of "Becoming Insane" flanked by two mushrooms with red eyes.

The Middle East should not be confused with The Soft Pack, formerly The Muslims. The former may be from Australia but it sounds like a back porch band from Woodstock, and the latter offers a "Parasite" infestation that's as pure as sunshine and a neat drum set up that packs a giant tom punch. What appears as regular rock on headphones reveals its brilliance when experienced live. One of the strangest live moments of the festival belongs to Sly Stone, who played four hours late and on the wrong stage. He bitched, he slurred, he cursed, lay down, walked off, stopped songs and good grief, made a total mess of himself. But that's rock and roll.

Sly Stone made history look unable to get past its youthful drug phase, but Jonsi, Pavement, and Spoon come from a music scene that did a little bit less cocaine. Jonsi repped the awesomeness of Sigur Rós and great hats. Steve Patterson of White Rabbits joined Britt Daniels and the rest of Spoon to add percussion on "I Turn My Camera On". Spoon's tour-mate Bradford Cox (who played earlier in the day in Deerhunter) also joined Spoon on stage, like he did on their recent Kimmel appearance. Pavement ran through the hits during one of their first U.S. shows since reuniting. "That's the 90's in a nutshell," said Stephen Malkmus after the angsty "Unfair"...

"...Pavement, the iconic slacker band of the '90s, who took the main stage against what turned out to be one of the fest's chief attractions, the finally wildly popular French dance-rock band Phoenix, who wowed possibly the biggest crowd of the entire fest ... while Pavement played to a field half-full of true believers rather than the massive throngs many expected, and thought the band deserved.

No matter, though. Pavement still delivered a set that vindicated the group of prior crimes -- namely a Coachella performance near the end of their career so notoriously bad, many in attendance point to it as the moment the band decided to break up.

This night, however, they were tight, they were loud, and they sounded large on that vast field -- an odd statement, given the fact that in their heyday they were far more known for being introspectively small rather than arena-ready..." [The OC Register]

Virtual Snoop Dogg introduced the Gorillaz set, but Blur's Damon Albarn appeared in the flesh, with a few special guests including Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, De La Soul-who kicked their own old school jams earlier in the day-and Little Dragon's Yukimi. One unique rhythm transcended the next, showing the mutability of hip hop and dance music. And then that was it, suddenly. The festival ended and tens of thousands of people started wondering where they left their car keys...

Radiohead Peppers For Peace

Daiana's Weekend Top 10:
1. Yo La Tengo's last song
2. Little Dragon's Yukimi
3. Gossip leading a revolution
4. Thom Yorke dancing to African rhythms
5. PiL giving a history lesson
6. Sly Stone wigging out
7. Bouncing penises + fat people in undies (Die Antwoord + Major Lazer)
8. Devo putting on the hats that ushered in modern pop culture for "Whip It"
9. John Waters corrupting many young minds
10. The Gorrilaz lyric: "Super fast jellyfish going super fast. You can't even see him but you wanna eat him."


Owen Pallett, Local Natives, Miike Snow, and Yann Tiersen also played the fest Sunday. Gary Numan was among those who couldn't. Reviews & pictures from Day One, HERE and Day Two, HERE. Setlists (Thom Yorke and Pavement), pictures, and videos from Day Three, below...

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