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Coachella 2013 - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Day 1

Coachella 2013 is underway and streaming live. if I had to choose a theme musically for day one (Friday), it would have to be new, solo and side projects. The NY Times agrees...

Friday's lineup was teeming with such line-jumpers, performing with various degrees of laurel-resting. Early in the day came the Shouting Matches, a shambolic blues-esque outfit whose sales pitch is that it includes Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. The group took almost a half-hour for sound check, and its set was almost as loose. Mr. Vernon, such a precise and processed singer in Bon Iver, was here far more at ease, pushing his vocals no harder than the amiable songs demanded.

Later, in the dance-centric Sahara tent, Dog Blood performed a loud but not thunderous set. It's a collaborative project of Skrillex and Boys Noize, and does not quite live up to Skrillex's typical punishment or Boys Noize's characteristic exuberance.

There was also Divine Fits (Britt Daniel of Spoon + Dan from Wolf Parade), Deathfix (Brendan Canty of Fugazi on drums), Grinderman with Nick Cave, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, Trent Reznor of NIN in How to Destroy Angels (who made their live debut days earlier), Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys with his band The Guantanamo School of Medicine, and more. And of course reunions and britrock galore with Blur, The Stone Roses, Sparks, and Jurassic 5 all also playing Friday. Here are our pictures from day one (which do not include Polica, but check out our instagram for a shot of Justin Vernon joining them on stage).

UPDATE: Day Two pictures are HERE and Day Three pictures are HERE.

Day One pics continue at BV Chicago and below...

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Coachella 2013 - Day 1

"The giant snail. Yes, really. One of the most bizarre sightings Friday was this innovative art installation. Dubbed Helix Poeticus, the massive, machine-operated snail slowly crept along the field during Modest Mouse's performance, and its silver body shimmered under the night sky as its shell glowed." [LA Times]

Coachella 2013 - Day 1

The Shouting Matches (featuring Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver)

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Aesop Rock

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Johnny Marr

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Divine Fits

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Japandroids

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Metric

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Subatomic Sound System with by Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Jello Biafra

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Sparks

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Blur

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The Stone Roses

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How to Destroy Angels

Coachella 2013 - Day 1

Coachella 2013 - Day 1

Coachella 2013 - Day 1

Coachella 2013 - Day 1

MORE DAY ONE PICTURES at BV Chicago

UPDATE: Day Two pictures are HERE.
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