photos by Samantha Saturday

Tame Impala / Action Bronson / AC-DC / Azealia Banks / giant catepillar
Coachella 2015 - Day 1
Coachella 2015 - Day 1
Coachella 2015 - Day 1
Coachella 2015 - Day 1
Coachella 2015 - Day 1

Scheduled to take the main stage on Friday night immediately before AC/DC, Australian psych-rock outfit Tame Impala were given a festival opportunity that a lot of other bands would kill for. Kevin Parker and co. didn't waste it: unfurling an hour of knee-buckling rock tunes and trippy visuals, Tame Impala made a lot of other guitar-based bands at Coachella look unpolished by comparison. Lonerism gems like "Elephant" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" soared, but it was the new eight-minute jam "Let It Happen" that caused the most flower crowns in the audience to bop up and down. From the sound of their newest tunes, Tame Impala keep getting better -- as a studio act and also as a legitimate festival draw. - [Billboard]

Weekend one of Coachella 2015 is in the books, and they're getting ready to do it all again this weekend. Friday's kickoff (4/10) featured a wide variety of acts, including rock greats and headliners AC/DC, plus Tame Impala, Action Bronson, The War on Drugs Lykke Li, Azealia Banks, Sylvan Esso, a self-described "slammin'" set from Steely Dan, reformed shogazers Ride, Ohio indie rockers Cloud Nothings, the US live debut of Todd Terje & the Olsens, and much more. Pictures from all of those acts (except Todd, who we missed) and more are in this post.

Update: Day 2 pics HERE. Day 3 pics HERE. Check out more day 1 pics below...

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Coachella 2015 - Day 1

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Ghost of Saber Tooth Tiger

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Eagulls

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Cloud Nothings (more pics here)

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Action Bronson

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Lil B

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Sylvan Esso

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Kimbra

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Azealia Banks

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Ride (more pics here)

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The War on Drugs

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Lykke Li

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Steely Dan

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Tame Impala

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ACDC

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Squarepusher

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