Rihanna got some riding experience at Coachella 2012. (Christopher Polk, Getty Images for Coachella)
Having a rough Friday? Weekend approaching too slowly? Here’s something that might help: Rihanna singing the chorus of “Pony.”
New York City may move to the sound of L.A.
Live from New York, Coachella artists rock 30 Rock on Saturday nights. (Timothy A. Clary, AFP, Getty Images)
, but one particular corner of the city — Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center — really moves to a desert sound.
“Saturday Night Live” is featuring Coachella artists for at least the first three episodes of this season:
• Frank Ocean, who played the Gobi Tent earlier this year and performed at Coachella 2011 as part of Odd Future, was the musical guest for the season premiere Sept. 15
• Mumford & Sons, a main-stage act in 2011, played “SNL” this past Saturday.
This coming weekend, On Oct. 6, Muse, who headlined Coachella in 2010 and also played the fest in 2004, plays for NBC‘s late-night crowd.
And those are just the episodes we know about so far. If last season is any indication, there will be plenty more Coachella acts coming into your home live (well, tape-delayed for those of us on the West Coast) from New York.