The Tupac Shakur hologram was the story of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, so you knew it was just a matter of time before it caught on. It just took a little longer than expected.
The Rock the Bells festival will feature both Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard holograms, rollingstone.com reported Wednesday. ODB will join his former group, the Wu-Tang Clan (which performed at this year’s Coachella), while Eazy-E will be alongside Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a group he signed in the mid-’90s.
Rock the Bells kicks off Sept. 7-8 in San Bernardino.
For more information, visit http://www.rockthebells.net/
(Photo provided by Global Inheritance)
The artistic recycling bins that made their home at Coachella could be coming to a school near you.
Global Inheritance — the Los Angeles-based company behind the bins — posted on its website:
“After two spectacular weekends of Coachella and saving bottles/cans from the clutches of trash cans, the redesigned recycling bins are ready for their next tour stop – your school.”
Selected schools in Southern California will receive three to 10 redesigned recycling bins.
Check out the website for eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Whether you loved or hated the art at Coachella 2013 — the giant snail, mechanical praying mantis, ever-changing shade structure and high-flying balloons — I think we can all agree that nothing quite approached the weirdness of giant, inflatable dog poo.
That’s one of the blow-up artworks staking out the future home of Hong Kong’s museum for visual culture: Continue Reading
DJ Alf Alpha performs at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs on March 30, 2013. (Wade Byars, The Desert Sun)
If you missed Alf Alpha
last week and our photos
and video from the Palm Springs block party
aren’t quite enough to satisfy your Alf Alpha needs, you can catch the Coachella Valley DJ on Wednesday evening at a free College of the Desert
Alf Alpha is set to perform at the artists’ reception for the annual COD student scholarship exhibition, which also serves as the closing reception for the Desertscapes exhibit. Continue Reading
Just three weeks ago, horses trod where a giant snail now inches along.
Having seen the Empire Polo Club during Sunday polo matches makes Coachella seem a little less vast than when I first set foot on the grounds for the music festival three years ago, but the scope of the transformation never ceases to amaze me: Continue Reading
Helix Poeticus, the giant snail at Coachella. (Tatiana Sanchez, The Desert Sun)
Its official name is Helix Poeticus,
but most people know it as the giant snail roaming the Coachella
grounds this year.
The snail, an art project from Los Angeles-based Poetic Kinetics, has become a fixture of tweets and Instagram pics from this year’s fest, and those in the know call it by its Twitter handle, @CoachellaSnail.
Here are a few fun facts about Helix: Continue Reading
Stroll by the Heineken tent on the terrace and you might find something out of place.
It’s big, scary and starred in the movie Jurassic Park. Yup, it’s a T-Rex.
Or “Recyclosauras Rex” to be exact—a moving art exhibit from a Los Angeles-based artist.
On Wednesday, the day of Tachevah, the print edition of the Desert Sun may look a little unfamiliar — or downright jarring, depending on your familiarity with the concert we’ve been planning for several months. Some of us, though, think it’s pretty cool.
See for yourselves:
A huge thanks to Phoenix-based Gannett designer Tricia Reinhold who created it. She was inspired, if we recall correctly, by vintage Swedish rock posters.
While tens of thousands people crowded in to see the Coachella headliner, dozens of people danced upstairs in party dresses or swam in swim caps.
Except none of them were real.
There are a number of cool art installations at Coachella every year.
Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy everything in the midst of running from stage to stage to see your favorite bands especially since the art really comes alive when the sun goes down and the best acts perform.
But they’re definitely worth the time. Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite installations: