This morning Los Angeles’ FYF Fest announced it’s line up. The two-day fest will feature headliners Yeah Yeah Yeas and My Bloody Valentine. Some other familiar faces have made the small print including Devendra Banhart, Toro Y Moi, STRFKR, Thee Oh Sees, Nosaj Thing, Foxygen, MGMT, Beach House, The Melvins, Les Savy Fav, Antwon and more. The fest also boasts some comedians. For more festival information visit FYF Fest website.
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.
Queens of the Stone Age have released a new animated video clip titled ”I Appear Missing.” The track is from their upcoming album out June 4.
The three-minute video is filled with dark, desert-themed imagery. Check it out here: I Appear Missing
Led by Palm Desert -native Josh Homme, “… Like Clockwork” features contributions from Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, ex-band member Nick Oliveri and even Elton John.
The Rolling Stones didn’t perform “Time Is On My Side” at the launch of their “50 and Counting” tour Friday at the Staples Center.
Instead, Mick Jagger sang “(This may be) The Last Time” and you could sense the collective thinking as he sang the last two words of the chorus: “Oh, no!” Continue Reading
“Glee” star Chris Colfer appeared on “Ellen” on Thursday — and they spent the first several minute of the interview talking about Coachella.
Ellen — who flashed a photo of the famous ferris wheel and the Coachella snail on the screen behind them — asked Colfer about his first time at the festival.
Festival producer Goldenvoice announced an attendance figure for its Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals this month that is larger than the population of Coachella Valley.
Arrests dropping during all three festival weekends for Coachella and Stagecoach.
Police made a total of 171 arrests over two Coachella weekends, down from 235 last year. They made 124 arrests during Stagecoach, down from 174 last year. During all three weekends, the majority on alcohol- and drug-related charges — and, most popularly, underage drinking.
More than 80,000 people paid for entrance into the sold-out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival each weekend. An estimated 45,000 people paid to get into Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
Law enforcement from across Southern California are tapped to be on the grounds — including the four police departments in the valley (Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Palm Springs) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Here’s the recap of arrest numbers, from Indio police:
The Atlanta Georgia-based Zac Brown Band closed out the 2013 edition of Stagecoach Sunday night with their 2008 chart-topping hit, “Chicken Fried,” a fun loving, down-homesy tune about the simple pleasures of Southern living.
The group’s captivating hour and forty minute set served up some tantalizing string work by fiddling phenom Jimmy De Martini.
De Martini just killed it, especially on “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a song the band dedicated to Charley Daniels, who performed Sunday afternoon at Stagecoach.