We look at a few legends who have graced the hipster-heavy festival and examine how they were received by the audience.
The Canadian teen soap star turned Lil Wayne rap compatriot went from singing about just wanting to be successful to Coachella headliner, real quick—six years to be exact.
Coachella’s annual lineup is scrutinized like no other festival in America. We try to get to the bottom of why.
Interpol, Tame Impala, Florence + the Machine, the Weeknd, alt-J and Hozier are among other acts also performing at the festival, held in Indio, Calif. this April.
The clip features shots of last year’s acts including Pharrell, Ellie Goulding, Lorde, AFI and Arcade Fire, captured on a high speed camera.
“There’s not any kind of deadlines or any reason that I should be thinking about the next record. I’m just making stuff for fun.”
The album’s first single, “West Coast,” has already had an impact on radio and the charts, debuting at No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Start making your festival plans for 2015 right now, party people.
Matt and Brad Shultz say they’ve been writing a lot recently and already have a bunch of demos stashed on their phones. They’ve even started a friendly competition over who can write more songs.
Despite “Rimbaud Eyes” being a very literary song, Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee Penny says the idea for the track off her latest album, Too True, came from a somewhat less intellectual place.
“The parallels between where we are now and what was happening back in the late ’60s can’t be ignored,” the DJ/producer said.
In Healy’s opinion, The 1975’s honesty and unabashed pop sensibilities are what drew fans to them. And in the end, has given them the freedom to be the band they’ve always wanted to be.
Being in St. Louis, Arcade Fire also covered two of the city’s most famous musical icons: Chuck Berry and Nelly.
Butler’s comment of “shout-out to all the bands still playing actual instruments at this festival” during the fest was all it took for Deadmau5 to lash out at the singer and his band.
“There’s no other ode to the castrated male on the radio today,” singer Dave 1 said. “In that sense our music means something in the context of other songs that are like, ‘I know you want it, I know you want it.'”
“Thank you so much for the support and love you show me day in and day out,” Francis wrote on his Soundcloud page with the free download.