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George A. Paul’s Coachella Festival II 2016 Wrap Up

Before concertgoers from around the world descended upon the California desert near Palm Springs for Coachella II on April 22-24, they received shocking news: Prince had died. Back in 2008, the music superstar co-headlined the festival and set the internet abuzz with a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” during his late night set. Many Prince fans that attended Coachella II wore…
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Robert Kinsler’s Highlights from Coachella

Coachella 2016 provided a number of special and memorable performances at the Empire Polo Club in Indio as it staged its final weekend, April 22-24. Those arriving at Coachella early Friday were treated to one of the fest’s most spirited performances. Congolese troupe Mbongwana Star brought their joyful and otherworldly African rhythm- and vocals-rooted sounds to the Gobi tent…
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George A. Paul’s Best Bets for Coachella 2016

As the first music festival out of the starting block, Coachella always sets the tone for the season. Held at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. (outside of Palm Springs), the event broke ticket sales records again last year, drawing 99,000 attendees over two consecutive sold out three-day weekends. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has gained a reputation…
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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Preview

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – better known simply as “Coachella” – is coming to Indio, California over two fast-moving weekends, April 15-17 and again April 22-24, 2016. Coachellagoers from around the planet are already planning their trips to the 17th edition of an event that has once again gathered up an eclectic line-up of artists from across the musical spectrum to perform…
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Coachella 2015

What do rock ‘n’ roll legends AC/DC and Steely Dan, modern-day favorites Florence + the Machine and Interpol, Americana champions Sturgill Simpson and Ryan Adams, underground heroes Sloan and Built to Spill and emerging greats Hozier and St. Paul & The Broken Bones have in common? All were among the outstanding performers I caught…
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2015 Coachella Weekend 2 Proves To Be A Music Lover’s Dream

What do rock ‘n’ roll legends AC/DC and Steely Dan, modern-day favorites Florence + the Machine and Interpol, Americana champions Sturgill Simpson and Ryan Adams, underground heroes Sloan and Built to Spill and emerging greats Hozier and St. Paul & The Broken Bones have in common? All were among the outstanding performers I caught at the…
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Coachella Festival 2 Review

During Steely Dan’s set at Coachella 2 last Friday night, guitarist/singer Walter Becker said, “There’s no such thing as old fogeys music – just good music,” to loud cheers. That was a slight dig at detractors who scoffed when the veteran jazz / rock band, along with AC/DC, were first announced for the Coachella Valley Music
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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – better known simply as “Coachella” – is coming to Indio, California over two fast-paced weekends, April 10-12 and again April 17-19. One of the best and most enduring modern music festivals on the planet, the 16th edition of Coachellafest has once again gathered up an eclectic line-up of artists…
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Coachella 2015 Preview

The 16th edition of Coachella launches this weekend and simultaneously kicks off America’s major music festival season. Having attended the first one in 1999 – when Beck, Morrissey, Modest Mouse, Moby, Rage Against the Machine, Tool topped the bill – I’ve been amazed at how much the event has grown in stature over the intervening years.
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Coachella 2015 Has Just Announced Lineup

The lineup for Coachella 2015 has just been announced! There are many reasons (of course) to be excited by the lineup for the music festival, which will be held April 10-12 and April 17-19, 2015 in Indio, CA. AC/DC, Steely Dan, …
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OutKast, Arcade Fire, Muse, the Replacements Among Big Names to Perform at Coachella

It’s official. The lineup for the two-weekend 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set and once again an exciting and wide-ranging mix of artists will perform in Indio this spring. As had been anticipated, a reformed OutKast will perform, as will …
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Coachella Brings Its ‘A’ Game To Indio

North America’s most anticipated and groundbreaking annual music event arrives right here in the Coachella Valley this weekend. The 14th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held April 12-14 and 19-21 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, with the same lineup of stellar artists scheduled to perform both weekends. This year’s event offers up an eclectic mix of rock, Americana, punk, electronica, ska and urban artists set to showcase their sounds. Sure the days (and nights) can be long, and the…
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James McCartney, Son of Sir Paul McCartney, Gives A Coachella Preview

There are a number of groundbreaking acts that will be featured at the upcoming Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA this month including The Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Dead Can Dance and Grizzly Bear. But many of modern music’s most exciting new names are also part of the two-weekend mix (April 12-14, 19-21). James McCartney, the son of legendary Paul McCartney…
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Coachella Promising Artists & Modern Music

With the line up for the 14th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival set, now is the time to start becoming more familiar with some of the promising artists scheduled to perform at the annual event. The double-weekend event (April 12-14 and 19-21) boasts its share of celebrated legends and promising young acts, all of which help make the annual music fest such an essential destination for modern music lovers. As an introduction to a handful of my some of my favorite acts bound for Coachellafest, here is a list of albums worth a listen.
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HoneyHoney at Coachella and Premiering New Video For “Angel of Death” On IFC.com

Americana duo honeyhoney are pleased to announce that they will debut their latest video, “Angel of Death,” on IFC.com on Wednesday, April 18. Starring honeyhoney’s Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe as the angels of death, the pair creatively “off” their …
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