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Little Dragon Braced to Breathe More Fire at Coachella

Little Dragon Braced to Breathe More Fire at Coachella

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:33 am | No comments

By Rich Henrich While interviewing Chicano Batman last week, Bardo mentioned a band he was really excited to see- enter Little Dragon. Somehow, I’ve been under a rock and completely missed this band. I never heard of their music. I knew nothing about them. Ironically, two...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

The Allah-Las perform at Coachella

The Allah-Las perform at Coachella

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:31 am | No comments

By Morgan James The Allah-Las are playing Coachella this year and thrilled to be in town after a month long US tour in March. The popular Los Angeles based band is looking forward to rocking the stage for a second time- the first time being in 2015. This time around, songs...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

HP’s Antarctic Dome Visual Art Installation

HP’s Antarctic Dome Visual Art Installation

By | April 19, 2017 at 11:29 am | No comments

Festival-goers at Coachella 2017 weekend one were treated to unforgettable experiences both on and off the stage. One of the most buzzed about off-stage experiences was HP’s Antarctic Dome visual art installation, which blew everyone’s mind. The 11,000-square foot Dome was...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

BANKS Brings Intriguing and Inspired International Show to Coachella Stage on Fridays, April 14 & 21

BANKS Brings Intriguing and Inspired International Show to Coachella Stage on Fridays, April 14 & 21

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Imagine yourself writing songs, making music for ten years in the privacy of your room, never telling anyone your secret. Then you share your soul with someone and decide to release a somewhat anonymous song on SoundCloud. That was February 2013. By the end of...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

California Punk Band T.S.O.L. Performs at Coachella on Sundays, April 16 & 23

California Punk Band T.S.O.L. Performs at Coachella on Sundays, April 16 & 23

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm | No comments

By Jason Hall Long Beach, California circa 1978: The earth shook and the punk scene added a monumental band to an evolving southern California soundscape- T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty). From hardcore to art punk, the band varied styles on each of their albums, but made an...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

CHICANO BATMAN RETURNS TO COACHELLA WITH A REMINDER: FREEDOM IS FREE

CHICANO BATMAN RETURNS TO COACHELLA WITH A REMINDER: FREEDOM IS FREE

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Going back to move music forward, East L.A.’s Chicano Batman blends the psychedelic rock with soothing sounds of slow-jam soul of the 60’s and 70’s with a bit of Brazilian tropicalia to create a sound that is fresh and reminiscent. In 2015, they graced...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Grace Mitchell Sings Generational Anthem, Ready to Rock Sunday at Coachella

Grace Mitchell Sings Generational Anthem, Ready to Rock Sunday at Coachella

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich Last year, nineteen year old, definition-be-damned rocker Grace Mitchell was just another fan in the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival crowd enjoying the springtime ritual of our beloved valley. This year, she brings a hit battle cry for a generation of...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Indie Band Blossoms Perform at Coachella April 15 & 22

Indie Band Blossoms Perform at Coachella April 15 & 22

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Indie band Blossoms just completed a strong tour throughout their homeland in the UK promoting their self-titled album which released in August of last year and went to #1 in the UK within its first week. Exploding into popularity now in the US and around the...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Australian Psychedelic Rock Band POND Perform at Coachella Sundays, April 16 & 23 

Australian Psychedelic Rock Band POND Perform at Coachella Sundays, April 16 & 23 

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm | No comments

And take the stage at Pappy & Harriet’s Monday, April 17 By Jason Hall Pond is an amazing Australian psychedelic rock band. If you haven't heard them, give them a listen. It's worth it. Pond features a revolving lineup and shares members with fellow Australian...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Surfbort Performs at Coachella

Surfbort Performs at Coachella

By | April 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm | No comments

(Above Feature Photo by Zooey Jolivet) By Jason Hall Surfbort is a Brooklyn based band formed in 2014. They have made a name for themselves locally in NYC, and the word is spreading fast. They will be touring with The Black Lips all of May. I got turned on to Surfbort...

Posted in: Coachella, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

CBS Local 2’s Patrick Evans Launches New Radio Show on CV 104.3 FM

CBS Local 2’s Patrick Evans Launches New Radio Show on CV 104.3 FM

By | August 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm | No comments

Sunnylands Broadcasting recently announced the addition of Patrick Evans as the Weekday afternoon host of the Coachella Valley radio station CV 104.3 FM. Beginning on August 1, 2016 the smooth voice of Evans will be heard Monday - Friday from 2 pm - 6 pm. General Manager Jay...

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The Coachella Valley Art Scene

The Coachella Valley Art Scene

By | July 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Over the last few years, The Coachella Valley Art Scene has grown exponentially, hosting a number of community events to thrilled artists, appreciative musicians and all fans of the creative arts. Our valley population seems littered now more than ever with a...

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brightener

brightener

By | April 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm | No comments

By Morgan James A whirlwind of a week was in store when Will Sturgeon got the call from Goldenvoice asking if his band, brightener, would play at The Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Saturday. Just five days away, Will expertly coordinated his fairly newly formed band and...

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CALVIN HARRIS UNVEILS NEW SHOW AT FIRST EVER DJ HEADLINED COACHELLA PERFORMANCE

CALVIN HARRIS UNVEILS NEW SHOW AT FIRST EVER DJ HEADLINED COACHELLA PERFORMANCE

By | April 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm | No comments

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Calvin Harris unveiled his new touring production show at Coachella on Sunday night, April 17th.  His landmark headlining slot at the festival on the main stage was met with adoring fans and festival goers, and featured...

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Top Picks for Coachella 2016

Top Picks for Coachella 2016

By | April 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm | No comments

“I'm all over the place with my musical interests, so Coachella is a rad way to see/experience my iPod shuffle live!” – Katie Cathcart, of the award winning local band, Bridger. By Lisa Morgan Every year I walk onto the Empire Polo grounds transformed for the...

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Coachella Spotlight: The Dead Ships & Steady Holiday

Coachella Spotlight: The Dead Ships & Steady Holiday

By | April 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Just days away from another Coachella, the music festival of festivals, claiming worldwide recognition. Musicians have clamored to be considered to play the show and fans beg, borrow, and steal to get there. With excitement in the air, I spoke with Devlin of...

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Strangers You Know

Strangers You Know

By | April 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez Recently, CV Weekly spoke with Grady Lee and Adam Haagen of the musical collective Strangers You Know via telephone from their home studio in Los Angeles. They were gearing up for their appearance on the undercard of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts...

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The Front Bottoms – A Must See @ Coachella Fest 2016

The Front Bottoms – A Must See @ Coachella Fest 2016

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan As overwhelming as the smorgasbord of bands that the Coachella Music and Art Festival brings to us each year, there never fails to be a band or bands that you happily come away with and add to your life soundtrack.  I guarantee you, that The Front Bottoms will...

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Collide’s “Not a Pool Party” Coachella Kick-Off Event

Collide’s “Not a Pool Party” Coachella Kick-Off Event

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm | No comments

By Morgan James With all of the Coachella Valley gearing up for this year's Coachella Fest, many of the pre-Coachella parties have proved to be big events in themselves. Talented musicians like Dan Deacon and bands like James Supercave will be heading into town to play...

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DAYCLUB PALM SPRINGS

DAYCLUB PALM SPRINGS

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm | No comments

COMPLETE LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 15-17 & 22-24 COACHELLA WEEKENDERS Bob Moses, Getter, Dubfire, Just Blaze, Nicole Moudaber, Thomas Jack, Hoodboi b2b Kittens, Getter, Vindata, Shaun Frank, Louis The Child, POMO, and many more added!  Joining Headliners Skrillex, Pete...

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The Crowd Snake and other Coachella Phenomena

The Crowd Snake and other Coachella Phenomena

By | April 23, 2015 at 1:32 am | No comments

By Laura Little The annual convergence that is Coachella provides an opportunity to experience culture at all levels. From noteworthy musical performances by tried and true acts, to up-and-coming bands performing for the first time on a massive stage, to grand scale art, to...

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JACK WHITE Announces Final Acoustic Shows Following COACHELLA Headling Performances

JACK WHITE Announces Final Acoustic Shows Following COACHELLA Headling Performances

By | April 16, 2015 at 1:28 am | No comments

After many years of performing in a multitude of configurations, Jack White is announcing that he will be taking a break from performing live for a long period of time. To cap off an incredible run of shows promoting his latest album Lazaretto, and following what is shaping up...

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St. Paul And The Broken Bones Bring It To Letterman And Now To Coachella

St. Paul And The Broken Bones Bring It To Letterman And Now To Coachella

By | April 16, 2015 at 12:48 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan There I was, minding my own business, watching a little post-CV Weekly writing deadline TV – the late night music lover, David Letterman: "The first time I heard this song, I was screaming 'til I cried,” said Dave, who was as on fire as a Pentecostal...

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Angus and Julia Stone, an Aussie Family Tradition

Angus and Julia Stone, an Aussie Family Tradition

By | April 16, 2015 at 12:35 am | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Angus and Julia Stone, a brother and sister duo from Sydney, Australia, are nothing short of enchanting.  The vocal blend that is unique to these singers sharing the same genetic singing gene, is absolute ear candy.  The two have released three studio albums,...

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You Can Take the Man Out of the Desert but You Can’t Take the Desert Out of the Man.

You Can Take the Man Out of the Desert but You Can’t Take the Desert Out of the Man.

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm | No comments

Desert Rock Legend Brant Bjork performs at Coachella By Tracy Dietlin Homegrown desert rock legend Brant Bjork will take the stage at Coachella Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 10 & 17. Bjork, who will be promoting his new album, Black Flower Power, assured me...

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Lisa’s COACHELLA FEST 2015 Picks

Lisa’s COACHELLA FEST 2015 Picks

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Like sands in the hour glass, so fly the days of our lives between music festival seasons, and every April, so do the numbers of transient music fans pouring into the Coachella Valley.  This festival that takes place in our own back yard, now in its 15th year,...

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The Magnificent Seven or Eight not to Hate at Coachella

The Magnificent Seven or Eight not to Hate at Coachella

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich The beast is upon us. There is nowhere to hide. A swarm of festive fans are heading to the Polo Fields for another addition of Awesome Sauce in the desert. The line up is set but as of this article, the bands were waiting for the final schedule of when they...

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MILKY CHANCE Has A Clear Chance at Being a Favorite Coachella Fest Find

MILKY CHANCE Has A Clear Chance at Being a Favorite Coachella Fest Find

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan While these guys have been labeled a “German Folk Duo”, do not let your predeterminations of what that might sound like fool you and keep you from discovering something kind of - well, amazing.  In fact, this band would be considered an Americana Roots...

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Jamestown Revival Plays Coachella

Jamestown Revival Plays Coachella

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Jamestown Revival is the musical autobiography of two friends, Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance, who grew up together in Magnolia, TX.  While they ventured at solo careers, they never liked music as much as when they played it together, and as talented as they...

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Cycles of Existential Rhyme and Reason with Chicano Batman

Cycles of Existential Rhyme and Reason with Chicano Batman

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich       Above Photo by Itzel Martinez Music, like life, comes in cycles. We have movements and waves and of course, there is always a scene in the usual cities that tend to recycle cool like plastic. Then, there are those places that are remembered, if not...

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Meet an Electronic Man (of the Year), Matthew Koma

Meet an Electronic Man (of the Year), Matthew Koma

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm | No comments

By Rich Henrich It might surprise you that this son of a singer/songwriter and self-proclaimed super fan of The Boss, yes, Bruce Springsteen, turned out to be the current Zeus of EDM. He’s seen The Boss over 30+ times, grew up going to Lollapalooza and Warped Tour and...

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2015 Coachella Traffic Information

2015 Coachella Traffic Information

By | April 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm | No comments

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 11 and 12 and April 17, 18 and 19, 2015, at 81-800 Avenue 51. ON FRIDAY APRIL 10 THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 12 AND FRIDAY APRIL 17 THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 19, THE FOLLOWING ROADWAYS WILL BE...

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“Of Fire and Ice” – Coachella Roundup

“Of Fire and Ice” – Coachella Roundup

By | April 24, 2014 at 12:17 am | No comments

Traversing Coachella with a Production Pro By Gregg Little All Photos By Laura Hunt Little Always over the top, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lived up to its reputation in 2014. Effects to accompany world-class music ranged from snow falling on the crowd in...

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What to Wear to Coachella Fest 2014!

What to Wear to Coachella Fest 2014!

By | April 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm | No comments

By Jenell Fontes Coachella 2014!!! Got my ticket, sunscreen, water now what do I wear? Coachella has become a Fashionista haven with brand clothing companies and stores hiring models to wear their clothing and promote their brands. Choosing an outfit for Coachella is not all...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

By | April 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm | No comments

JOSH HOMME FROM KYUSS TO QOTSA, HIS DESERT ROOTS RUN DEEP Intro by Robin Linn Our love for desert rock here in the Coachella Valley goes back to the early nineties when the year-round population in the desert was minimal in comparison to the droves of residents that live...

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