Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced with Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Ian Witlen
A few weeks back, we took to the high seas to see what the maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella would be like. There were still sand and sunburns on this ocean journey, like in Indio, but there also were waves. Our adventure left us musically satisfied.

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Now that we've come down off of our S.S. Coachella high (seas), the crafty festival folks amped us up again with the 2013 Coachella lineup. Click on for the list and some thoughts. 


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Best and Worst of the S.S. Coachella

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Ian Witlen
The S.S. Coachella returned safely Wednesday morning after a relatively wobbly night's sail across the Caribbean Sea. The voyage was a success. The boat didn't sink, and constant forced Purell-ing kept us all from contracting tropical illnesses or just the flu from our diseased shipmates.

Three days, 400 meals, 30 cocktails, 15 clothing changes, and probably like 50 concerts later, arriving back on U.S. soil was a relief but also left us wanting more. Meals, that is. Oh, and concerts.

After a day of reflection, it's clear that there were absolutely awesome things about the trip and some other things that were not so great. Here's the best and worst of the S.S. Coachella.

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- Top Ten Finest Fashion Moments on the S.S. Coachella
- S.S. Coachella: Stalking Pulp's Jarvis Cocker
- S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp
- S.S. Coachella: Getting Our Nails Done with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

- S.S. Coachella: Drinking Wine With James Murphy in the Ocean


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Top Ten Finest Fashion Moments on the S.S. Coachella

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Ian Witlen
Yes, this happened.
Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their desert style to cruisin' with mixed results.

We could sit here and talk about all the "types" of people who sailed out to Nassau, but really, we'd rather just show you. These are the most memorable fashion moments we caught on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella. Get your eyebrows ready to raise.

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-S.S. Coachella: Stalking Pulp's Jarvis Cocker
-S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp
- S.S. Coachella: Getting Our Nails Done with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss

- S.S. Coachella: Drinking Wine With James Murphy in the Ocean

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S.S. Coachella: Drinking Wine With James Murphy in the Ocean (Photos)

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Ian Witlen
Old punk guys and fancy wines, two things that make sense together only now, mere days before the end of the world.

Nothing is more a "sign of the times" than James Murphy and Justin Chearno hosting a winetasting in the middle of the ocean for a handful of people both able and willing to ride the S.S. Coachella. It has all the elements of things we want as a culture: exclusivity, intimacy, rock stars, and, of course, booze. The two-evening Real Wine talk really captured the oddity of the experience, in a more wholesome way than two people discreetly doing it in the Sky Lounge to a live soundtrack of Cloud Nothings.

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-S.S. Coachella: Stalking Pulp's Jarvis Cocker
-S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp
- S.S. Coachella: Getting Our Nails Done with Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss


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EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

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Kaskade.
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Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion.

Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being held this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is the ultimate big stage for DJs. These larger-than-life dance titans, many of whom find as many fans via radio as they do in clubs, provide an over-the-top experience.

It was Coachella that introduced electronic dance music to the contemporary alt-rock crowd, even as EDC brought DJs to the masses. So which is king of the EDM concert world?

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Tu-Soon? Hologram Questions and Other Celebs We'd Like to See Come Back From the Dead

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Alex Izaguirre 


We crossed a new boundary in culture. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but we've broken a seal.

Yes, hologram technology has existed prior to Tupac's appearance at Coachella, but there's something different this time that has incited the question all over the internet: What other dead celebrities would you want to see? Who's next? 

Forget wax museums; we're moving on to full-fledged holograms on tour. Doesn't matter if you're dead! You can still entertain us. Will there be hologram roadies? Or will real people with real problems wake up with a foggy memory and an empty fifth next to an unscathed hologram in their bed? Can a hologram of a hologram bring the o.g. Obi-Wan to 'tween birthday parties everywhere? 

Will SAG actors be filing lawsuits against their hologram counterparts? Stupid holograms. Coming here, taking our jobs. Can two holograms marry each other in this country? It's no holds barred. I have been wondering since the inception of the internet how people can believe in anything anymore. This is next-level shit. Now anyone can come back. Weeeee! And the people who had their heads frozen, what suckers. (Kind of) Alive is the new dead.
   
So who do we want to see? The answers are everywhere; many are obvious. Since holograms take the wind from the sails of death, we can just look at it as temporary. So, let's break down what's on everyone's mind.

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A Tupac Hologram? Why Not Biggie? Diddy, Where You At?

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Venessa Monokian; concept by Liz Tracy
This is a page from a zine my friend Venessa and I created last year about the '90s. Clearly an issue of great importance.

The world asked yesterday: Why did Tupac come back from the dead in hologram form at Coachella? More important, we want to know, where was hologram Biggie?

You know the story. During Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's performance at this West Coast music festival, "Tupac" crashed the stage as a hologram. "Tupac" came out saying, "You know what the fuck this is!" Uh, no, we don't; we don't know what this is -- you're no longer of this Earth. 

OK, so the obvious answer comes down to an antiquated East Coast versus West Coast issue. But seriously, we want us some Biggie Smalls! I mean, Sean Combs is rich as shit -- according to Forbes in 2011, the richest in hip-hop. Is he too busy Making the Band? Has he forgotten that we still need B.I.G. in our lives? 


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Ten Most Awkward Dance Moves at Coachella

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At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. They'll employ almost anything in this quest -- but mostly drugs. Some of the folks below have taken too many, some are badly in need of a buzz, but all are our favorite awkward Coachella dancers. We're not trying to dis; people such as them make the experience so much fun. Three cheers to Nanette Gonzales and Taylor Hamby, who helped put this post together, and the dubstep at the Do LaB stage, without which most of these moves would not be possible. 

10. Touch the Sky, Touch the Floor. It almost looks like the ladies above spent a few minutes rehearsing these power moves beforehand, but then were like, "Nah, we'll just do what comes natural."

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Best of Coachella Day 2

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Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly

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*The Best Of Coachella: Day One
*"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain
*Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers
*Radiohead, Weekend 1: No Alarms, No Surprises

Link to original article. 

Radiohead certainly had the most prefestival buzz for Saturday, but once we got there, we found there was so much more to be excited about. Be it the seeing the reclusive Jeff Mangum, the underrated fIREHOSE or closing out the evening with a Ferris-wheel ride with Radiohead as the soundtrack, our team of Coachella writers shares its favorite moments of Coachella Day Two.


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Coachella: Radiohead's Weekend 1 Set: No Alarms and No Surprises

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Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly

Radiohead
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio
April 14, 2012



Radiohead might have a problem. The band is so consistently great that an elite performance, such as the one turned in Saturday night at Coachella, could be seen as missing that element of surprise that comes with headlining the festival. No beach-ball deluge, no guest stars. Just a Radiohead show. Just the highest-grade psychedelic rock performance achievable present-day. But is that enough?

Coming into the show, audiences knew a few things: the set would draw heavily from King of Limbs; the band would feature live member in electro-percussionist Clive Deamer; and, as always, the performance would be spot-on and huge-sounding, with intense visuals. And that's exactly what it was -- two hours and 21 songs worth of near-flawless execution.

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