Anthony Kiedis, of Red Hot Chili Peppers, wrapped up the final day of Coachella on April 14, 2013 (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun).
For the third time since 2003, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took to the main stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – this year as the Sunday headliner closing out the three day event.
The Peppers started their set with “Monarchy of Roses” off their latest album I’m With You released in 2011. They ended just before midnight with their signature up-tempo rock out anthem “Give it Away” off their 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
In between they played a medley of greatest hits that included Dani California, Californication, Other Side, Parallel Universe and Under the Bridge among many others.
Lead singer Anthony Kiedis sported his mustache of late and a trucker hat that read OFF! while Flea wore a knit cap. You can only guess what color his hair was.
For the cluster of tightly packed people directly in front of the stage the wind and chill that picked up as the night wore on, didn’t seem to be a problem. Continue Reading
Vintage Trouble sits for an interview with The Desert Sun.
Ty Tyler of Vintage Trouble said he doesn’t mind being compared to James Brown, the “King of Soul” known for his high energy performance and exuberant fits of dancing.
But he said there are probably more appropriate comparisons – like Tina Turner.
“My favorite person is Tina Turner and from the Ike and Tina Turner era. That’s probably who I do most of my bowing down to and my spirit as I’m practicing and getting ready for my show,” said Tyler, lead singer of the LA based band during an interview with The Desert Sun.
A year ago Dropkick Murphys drummer Matt Kelly had never heard of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Fast forward to Saturday when the Celtic punk rock group rocked the Coachella stage at mid-day with a performance many fans will not soon forget.
“Amazing” and “best show so far” is how some fans described the experience.
That is probably what Kelly was hoping for.
Prior to the performance in an interview with The Desert Sun, Kelly said people could expect “a fresh little break” from the typical Coachella performance.
He said to expect: “Crazy instruments and heavy guitars. A bunch of screaming maniacs running around the stage.”