We’re teaming up with Goldenvoice, PS Resorts and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to throw a party, and your band could score an invite to Tachevah, A Palm Springs Block Party.
When: April 17, the Wednesday between Coachella 2013 weekends Where: Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs Who: TBD + a headlining band picked by Goldenvoice More details, including how to submit your band’s video: mydesert.com/tachevah
David Guetta performs at the Sahara Tent on Saturday, April 14, during the first weekend Coachella 2012. (Omar Ornelas, The Desert Sun)
Has Indio considered shutting down Coachella and Stagecoach concerts earlier than 1 a.m. to mitigate noise?
That’s a question the neighboring city of La Quinta may pose in its response to an environmental impact report paid for by Goldenvoice, the festivals’ promoter, to ensure expanding the concerts won’t negatively affect the surrounding area, Nicole Brambila reports on our sister site.
In the illustration, there was a green arrow pointing to the “polo field” while the other arrow was pointing to what we now know to be a “polo ball.” Goldenvoice was basically telling fans and the media to put two and two together and do some algebra (as Bill Clinton would say) because the Rolling Stones would not be performing.
It was as if Goldenvoice and Coachella were saying, “Hey world, you mad (trollface)?”
On top of all of that, Coachella released their lineup via Twitter with one word: First!
I said all of that to say this: Coachella and Goldenvoice are teases, but we still love them.
Before Coachella posted the picture of the “polo ball” on the polo field, on December 6, 2012 they posted a photo of what appeared to be a gold or copper statue of a large cat (maybe a lion or a tiger?). I clearly remember asking one of our reporters, “Do you think they could be referencing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ hit song ‘Gold Lion’?”
Courtesy of Coachella's Facebook page.
She had no idea who or what I was talking about, but I stuck to my guns.
It turns out my hunch was right as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been confirmed to perform at Coachella 2013.
However, I have a feeling that Coachella won’t be telling us if the photo did or didn’t have anything to do with alluding to the confirmation of the group.
Coachella is having way too much fun keeping everyone guessing and to that, I say touché Coachella, touché.
In the meantime, I’m going to continue believing that Coachella’s photos allude to either rumored or confirmed artists. That way it gives me something to brag about in the office and gives the fans and media something to talk about.
Sheryl Crow, right, and Chris Young announce the nominees for record of the year at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. / Wade Payne/Invision/AP
The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.
Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the year, earning a spot with the others at the top of the list as the Grammy’s primetime television special came to his hometown Wednesday night.
Boz Scaggs performs in New York City in this 2011 photo. (Jemal Countess, Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)
Boz Scaggs’ concert at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, originally set for Thursday, has been postponed to Tuesday, March 26 at 8 p.m. due to the artist’s illness, Bruce Fessier reports on our sister site.