Coachella bound

If you’re heading to Coachella you might want to pack your sunscreen as temperatures are suppose to reach 100. Here are some of the acts lined up today:

Grammy award winning Arcade Fire is expected to be one of the last groups to hit the main stage, around 11:20 p.m. 
Broken Social Scene
Gogol Bordello
One Day as a Lion
Two Door Cinema Club
Jenny and Johnny
Glasser
Remember, if you don’t have tickets you can still catch some of the action at http://www.coachella.com. They have three different webcast channels.

Coachella festival night one mini report

I was late arriving at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival because of stories that needed to be filed before I could drive from Ontario to Indio but here is a brief night report before my laptop batteries die:

Robyn, who performed from 10:50 to 11:40 p.m. inside the Mojave tent, gave a strong performance that drew a packed crowd with her electro and disco material including “Indestructable” and “Dancing On My Own.”

The Swedish singer bounced around the stage, would raise her hands at various points and told the audience to sing along which they happily did while her image was shown on two separate video screens. The band was also tremendous and kept up with Robyn’s energy.

Kings of Leon were stellar with their picture perfect sound but they don’t give off a lot of physical energy despite being a main Coachella stage act. I wasn’t able to catch a lot of their set but their biggest hits, “Sex On Fire” and “Use Somebody,” sounded exactly like the radio hits.

Meanwhile, the Aquabats ska sounds, oversized costumes and two video screens showcasing people like Hulk Hogan or stuffed animals with trumpets moving to the beat were a hit with the people in the Mojave tent on newer songs like “BFF” and “Pizza Day.”

For more information on the festival and to catch webcasts of some of the acts go to www.coachella.com

 

LMFAO, The Kills, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Arctic Monkeys May and June performances at the Fox

Upcoming May shows at the Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave. in Pomona: 

Electro hip-hop act LMFAO will perform May 12; art and garage rock revival act The Kills (with The Black Angels and Cold Cave) will hit the stage May 14; hip-hop artist Ms. Lauryn Hill (with The Hot 8 Brass Band) entertains May 17; and garage rock band Arctic Monkeys (with The Vaccines) will showcase their sound June 2.
Flyers and photos are below:
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Kottonmouth Kings, Steve Ignorant and Atmosphere at the Fox

The Kottonmouth Kings (with Krizz Kaliko & Kutt Calhoun, Saigon, Potluck) will perform on April 20; Steve Ignorant presents CRASS Songs (with special guests) headlines April 29; and Atmosphere will hit the stage on May 5 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. 
Flyers and photos for the shows are below:
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Jeff Beck, Bright Eyes and Duran Duran at the Fox Theater in Pomona

More information can be found here: http://www.foxpomona.com/calendar_working2.php

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck and the Imelda May Band will perform Friday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona, while indie rock act Bright Eyes hits the stage next Wednesday and pop rock act Duran Duran will entertain next Thursday. 

Bright Eyes and Duran Duran are sold out but tickets are available at reseller www.ticketsnow.com 
Flyers and photos for the artists are below: 
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