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April 11, 2012
When: Friday and April 20. Where: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio Info : http://www.coachella.com
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April 20, 2012 | By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
INDIO, Calif. - Deep in California's low desert, the sun would soon be up, not that anyone was keeping track anymore. After two exhilarating days of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, most in the crowd of 85,000 had had enough. But for a small group of revelers, the party went on. Fueled by a stew of youth, passion and substances unknown, they wore feathered headdresses and Zorro masks as a DJ spun bass spasms so powerful they could cure sciatica. The kids gyrated and leaped in unison - all in silence.
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January 11, 2012
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Empire Polo Grounds Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with the Black Keys, Radiohead and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, April 13-15 and 20-22 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Foster the People, July 1 (Thurs.) Hollywood Palladium Snow Patrol, May 8 (Fri.) The Music Box The Joy Formidable, March 14 (Thurs.); Lucero, March 21; Delta Spirit, May 11 (Fri.) Nokia Theatre Martina McBride, Feb. 14; Lenny Kravitz, Feb. 16; KTWV The Wave's 25th Anniversary show with Toni Braxton, Feb. 19 (Fri.)
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April 14, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
It was a cold night in March, but the TD Garden in Boston was full, and the crowd had put Matthew Bellamy of Muse down onto his knees. Or maybe it wasn't his fans causing the singer, guitarist and primary creative force behind Muse to move as if overcome by emotion. It was the music, a metallic groundswell with frothy classical overtones and the heavy pull of a groove. He careened around a high-tech stage set that put him and each of his band mates, the punchy drummer Dominic Howard and chill bassist Chris Wolstenholme, atop a mini-skyscraper, meant to evoke the menacing buildings in George Orwell's "1984."
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April 10, 2011 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
In one corner of the field at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, fans will find an unlikely structure — a kind of ad-hoc cathedral. There's no atonement for a boozy weekend inside, however. Instead, beams of light will cascade from the ceiling in a hall filled with ambient white noise. Pass through the light columns and you'll be awash in pieces from the orchestral, emotionally ravaged single "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" by British band Spiritualized.
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May 1, 2008 | Randy Lewis
A 21-year-old La Mesa man who attended the Coachella music festival in Indio over the weekend died Monday at an Indio hospital after being found unresponsive that morning, according to Indio police. Benjamin Nicholas Muller had been at the festival with a group of friends who camped out at a private estate near the Empire Polo Field, rather than at the official Coachella campsite, which is staffed by public safety personnel and private emergency-response teams hired by Coachella's promoter, Goldenvoice, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said Wednesday.
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April 20, 2013 | By Todd Martens
As late Friday night was turning Saturday morning at the Coachella festival, on-again-off-again and currently-on Brit-pop band Blur left festivalgoers with arguably the night's most poignant moment. Hunched over a piano, lead singer Damon Albarn, with his face sometimes so low that his ears seemed in danger of hitting the keys, pounded away at a song's handful of notes. With the same keys struck repeatedly, Blur's “Sing” was less about creating a melody than it was being frozen in time, a slow-moving, heavily atmospheric quest for the meaning of life.
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March 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience. He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to some of the most buzz-worthy acts at this year's conference - without informing interviewees that all the names they were being asked about represent non-existent performers. SXSW 2014: The scene Nonetheless, declining to be caught unaware of the next big thing, attendees offered remarkably detailed reactions to the music of acts such as Tonya & the Hardings (and their album “Sorry About That, Nancy”)
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October 7, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The vast plain of grass, meticulously kept and vibrantly green, contrasts sharply with the dusty, craggy mountains that surround it. Winding paths, horse statues and other country-club trappings give the Empire Polo Field the feel of a plush oasis in this hardscrabble town. But look closely at the site and you also notice mounds of horse droppings drying under the desert sun. That's fitting.
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May 1, 2004 | Geoff Boucher
Throat ailment or not, the show is expected to go on tonight for Radiohead singer Thom Yorke. Radiohead is the scheduled headliner at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival tonight, but there has been anxiety that a severe throat infection would force Yorke to dash those plans. The word Friday from Coachella promoter Paul Tollet: "We've been told there are no problems and no chance of a cancellation. The band is in town, and everything should be fine."
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