Coachella

  • Coachella announces 2017 dates & ticket on-sale date

    Coachella announces 2017 dates & ticket on-sale date

    Tickets for next year’s edition of the festival, which draws 20% of its nearly 100,000 daily attendees from San Diego County, on sale Wednesday

  • Coachella wild card: Mint Field

    Coachella wild card: Mint Field

    It came recently and unexpectedly. So it was easy for Mint Field, the Tijuana-based trio composed of drummer Amor Amezcua, guitarist Estrella Sánchez, and bassist Andrés Corella to believe the call offering them a slot at this year’s Coachella was a prank. “We really thought it was a joke,” Amezcua...

  • Prayers take Coachella to church on Sunday

    Prayers take Coachella to church on Sunday

    When we last caught up with Prayers, San Diego’s cholo-goth duo and the city’s only Coachella representatives, they were busy preparing for their first time on stage in Indio. And shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Prayers’ Leafar Seyer (Rafa Reyes) and Dave Parley became part of the long and storied...

  • Why Coachella might have a pop-star problem

    Why Coachella might have a pop-star problem

    Hey, Coachella, it's time for another special guest." That was Guy Lawrence, half of the British dance duo Disclosure, on the main stage Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Specifically, Lawrence was referring to singer Jillian Hervey of the duo Lion Babe, who was about...

  • Calvin Harris closes out Coachella with Rihanna

    Calvin Harris closes out Coachella with Rihanna

    The most surprising thing about Calvin Harris’ show Sunday night at Coachella? That this efficiency-minded Scottish DJ — a festival pro so accustomed to the grind that his video display featured images of moving gears — went on nearly 20 minutes late, a delay even greater than the one put up by...

  • Coachella 2016: Tales from the campground

    Coachella 2016: Tales from the campground

    DSD talks to some of Coachella’s weekend residents

  • Beyond the bands, find enormous art at Coachella

    Beyond the bands, find enormous art at Coachella

    Coachella 2016 might be all about the headliners: reunions from LCD Soundsystem and Guns n’ Roses, and highly anticipated appearances by Calvin Harris, Zedd, ZHU, Ice Cube, Disclosure and Sia. But this year’s art is a close second. Mobile installments of recent years like the gigantic astronaut...

  • Ice Cube insists he's still a gangsta at Coachella

    Ice Cube insists he's still a gangsta at Coachella

    “Can I keep it gangsta tonight?” Ice Cube asked as he took the stage Saturday at Coachella. Yes, please, the crowd responded. And so he did — for about half his show. Going into the festival, the West Coast rap pioneer was widely expected to reunite the living members of his seminal late-’80s group,...

  • Coachella 2016: Kesha's appearance proves that singing is freedom

    Coachella 2016: Kesha's appearance proves that singing is freedom

    For a few minutes on Saturday night, Kesha was free. The singer's brief cameo with EDM producer Zedd was easily Coachella's most dignified and poignant guest appearance. Though it came in the middle of a high-octane set of Zedd's pop-friendly dance music, her one song with him spoke volumes about...

  • Guns N' Roses didn't conjure glory years at Coachella

    Guns N' Roses didn't conjure glory years at Coachella

    The first indication that this was not your parents' Guns N’ Roses was when singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan started their headlining set at Coachella on time. The second clue? No, it wasn’t that Rose performed the entire show sitting down. It was, when in all sincerity,...

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