April 11, 2014 |
While attendees to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival can increasingly enjoy such lush accouterments as four-course meals and beauty studios, there are plenty of perks for those staying closer to home this weekend, including air conditioning and open seating at many in-demand L.A. coffeshops and cafes. There's also the ability to watch a number of the fest's name acts online and from the comfort of your home . Coachella 's rather robust live stream returns in 2014, which for the first weekend will be broadcast on three different channels via YouTube . Top-billed artists such as OutKast , the Acrade Fire, Lorde , Duck Sauce and Pharrell Williams are just a few whose full sets will be airing on the site.
January 8, 2014 |
A reunited OutKast will anchor the 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Grammy-winning hip-hop act last released an album in 2006. The rap duo will be joined by indie rockers the Arcade Fire, British act Muse and a reformed Replacements. Other acts at the top of the bill for the dual Coachella festivals, set for the weekends of April 11-13 and April 18-20 on a polo field in the desert city of Indio, include Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Broken Bells, Haim, Beck, Calvin Harris and Neutral Milk Hotel. Remaining tickets for the two weekends will go on sale Jan. 10 via the official Coachella site.
December 20, 2013 |
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new android ears. #getlucky "Spring Breakers" soundtrack: Dubstep 'n inst. score capturing spirit of moment just as 'Singles,' '16 Candles' & 'Apocalypse Now' before. Earl Sweatshirt, "Doris": Odd Future rapper's work marked arrival of smart LA voice "in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted like Clark Gable.
November 21, 2013 |
At this month's YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire presented a so-called live music video for its song "Afterlife" directed by Spike Jonze and starring Greta Gerwig as a woman dealing with the departure of a lover by dancing her face off in the hallway of her apartment building. It was kind of touching -- and kind of embarrassing. Now the Canadian indie rock band has premiered a second clip for the song, from its new "Reflektor" album, and there's nothing so borderline-corny about this one. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Directed by Emily Kai Bok (who's also made videos for Grimes and Grizzly Bear)
November 15, 2013 |
What does a once-scrappy indie-rock band do after scoring its second No. 1 album? Announce an upcoming tour of some of North America's biggest venues. That's what Arcade Fire did Thursday, less than a week after the Montreal group's "Reflektor" debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 140,000 copies. Set to launch March 6 in Louisville, Ky., the trek will extend through Aug. 30, when Arcade Fire is to play a hometown show at Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners No Southland dates are currently listed on the itinerary -- which includes stops at the Gorge in Seattle and Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre (where the band recently performed as part of Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit)
November 6, 2013 |
Arcade Fire burned through the competition on its way to the top of the Billboard 200 this week. The Canadian group bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday with "Reflektor," which sold 140,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is Arcade Fire's second straight chart-topper following 2010's "The Suburbs," which won a Grammy for album of the year and sparked widespread chatter about indie rock's increased commercial viability. Yet as Billboard's Keith Caulfield points out , "Reflektor" -- which the band recorded with help from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem -- is being distributed by the Universal Music Group, a first for Arcade Fire.