Coachella lineup announced and features the Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup was announced on Thursday night.

INDIO – The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup was announced Thursday night and it will feature headliners as diverse as the Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

The festival, held at the Empire Polo Grounds, is again two weekends with the first weekend being April 12 through 14 and the second being April 19 through 21.

Performers on April 12 and 19 include:

  • the Stone Roses
  • Blur
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Modest Mouse
  • Lou Reed
  • Jurassic 5
  • Grinderman
  • Bassnectar
  • Dog Blood
  • How to Destroy Angels
  • Passion Pit
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Band of Horses
  • Beach House
  • Metric
  • Local Natives
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Japandroids
  • Divine Fits
  • Stars
  • Johnny Marr
  • Luciano
  • Wolfgang Gartner
  • Nicky Romero
  • Modestep
  • Tommy Trash
  • Thomas Gold
  • the Shouting Matches
  • Dillon Francis
  • Four Tet
  • Aesop Rock
  • Alt-J

Performers on April 13 and 20 include:

  • the xx
  • the Postal Service
  • Sigur Ros
  • New Order
  • Hot Chip
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Knife Party
  • Benny Benassi
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Moby
  • Descendents
  • Yeasayer
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Violent Femmes
  • Simian Mobile Discovered
  • Spiritualized
  • Puscifer
  • Cafe Tacvba
  • Portugal. The Man
  • the Make-Up
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Major Lazer
  • Fedde Le Grand
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Ben Howard
  • 2 Chainz
  • Janelle Monae
  • Danny Brown
  • Wild Nothing
  • Booka Shade

Performers on April 14 and 21 include:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Social Distortion
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Pretty Lights
  • Eric Prydz
  • Tame Impala
  • the Lumineers
  • Dead Can Dance
  • La Roux
  • James Blake
  • Excision
  • Grimes
  • the Gaslight Anthem
  • the Faint
  • Hardwell
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Raider Klan
  • OMD
  • Roni Size
  • the Airborne Toxic Event
  • Father John Misty
  • Tanlines
  • Rodriguez
  • Alex Clare
  • Paul Kalkbrenner
  • Jessie Ware
  • Loco Dice
  • Jamie Jones
  • the Three O’Clock

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday and festival passes for weekend 1 must be purchased with a shuttle pass or a car camping pass.

Additionally, there is no layaway for either weekend and the price you see will be the price you pay.

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Paid Dues hip-hop festival in San Bernardino announces full lineup; includes Atlanta’s Trinidad James and Houston’s Scarface among others

SAN BERNARDINO – Hip-hop rookies like Atlanta’s Trinidad James and veterans such as Houston’s Scarface are just two of the additions announced to the Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop Festival on March 30 at the National Orange Show.

James is known for his popular song “All Gold Everything” while Scarface is a member of the pioneering southern hip-hop group Geto Boys and who has sold millions of records on his own.

Hip-hop artist and festival co-founder Murs announced the full lineup to take place on three stages on the show’s website at on Wednesday night.

Other acts announced include:

– Brooklyn, New York’s Talib Kweli

– Memphis’ Juicy J

– Los Angeles’ Nipsey Hussle

– Queensbridge, Queens’ Mobb Deep (reuniting)

– Los Angeles’ Murs & Fresno’s Fashawn

– Gary, Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs & Oxnard’s Madlib

– Oakland’s Souls Of Mischief (performing their album “93 ‘til Infinity”)

– Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Vinnie Paz & Flushing, Queens, New York’s Ill Bill

– Atlanta’s Killer Mike

– Los Angeles’ WC,

– Pomona’s Suga Free

– Vancouver, British Columbia’s Swollen Members

– Compton’s Problem & Watts’ Bad Lucc

– Harlem, New York’s Smoke DZA

– New York City’s Jean Grae

– Seattle’s Grieves

– Pontiac, Michigan’s Binary Star

– Inglewood’s Skeme

– Los Angeles’ The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians)

– Long Beach’s Ugly Duckling

– Los Angeles’ Styles of Beyond

– Pittsburgh’s Chevy Woods

– Detroit’s Elzhi

– Los Angeles’ Vince Staples

– Minneapolis’ Prof

– Los Angeles’ Speak

– Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies

– Los Angeles’ Sunspot Jonz & San Francisco’s Boac

– Los Angeles’ Terrace Martin

– Oxnard’s MED

– Los Angeles’ Ellay Khule

– Moreno Valley’s Stevie Crooks

– San Jose’s Dirtbag Dan

– Sacramento’s First Dirt

Additionally, the event will be hosted by Hollywood Holt, Black Cloud Music and TayF 3rd and 2Mex. The DJ’s will be Mark Luv, Monalisa, Jansport J and DJ Rtistic.

“I’m excited about WC personally. And Suga Free,” Murs said while announcing the lineup on the Paid Dues website.

He added that “there’s so many people I have to leave off every year” because of space constrants and he didn’t know who was going to be part of the meet and greet session at the event.

“Tweet all your favorite artists to do the meet and greet,” Murs said.

Previously announced were headliners Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock), with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Tech N9ne; De La Soul; Dom Kennedy; Immortal Technique; Hopsin; Joey Bada$$; and Grouch & Eligh.

Doors open at noon on March 30 at the events center, at 689 S. E Street, San Bernardino.

General admission is $76 while VIP is $186.

For more information or to purchase tickets, head to or contact 877-435-9849. 909-483-8549 or on Twitter at @IEMusicNow

The Ghost Inside will bring its brand of metal to Pomona and West Hollywood

Los Angeles metalcore band The Ghost Inside will head to the Glass House in Pomona on March 8 before heading to the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood the next night.

Performing with The Ghost Inside on the Get What You Give 2013 US Tour is Stick to your Guns, Stray From The Path and Rotting Out.

Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. and tickets range from $12.50 to $15 for the Glass House show.

Tickets went on sale at noon Friday for the Pomona event.

Doors open for the Roxy at 5 p.m. and tickets went on sale Thursday.

For more information on the Glass House, at 200 W. Second St., Pomona, contact

The Roxy Theatre is at 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

For more information on the Roxy, contact 310-278-9457 or

Reach Wes at via email, call him at 909-483-8549, or find him on Twitter @IEMusicNow.

Crystal Castles to perform in Pomona on April 25 and Hollywood April 26

Crystal Castles were recently announced to perform at the Fox Theater in Pomona and the Hollywood Palladium.

The electronic, experimental act Crystal Castles will perform at 9 p.m. April 25 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, according to the

Tickets are selling for $39.20, according to

Doors open for the show at 8 p.m. An opening act has not been announced.

The Fox Theater is at 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona.

Additionally, the group will perform April 26 at the Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood.

Ticket prices for the Hollywood show are $53.

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Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella has a mix of artists upcoming from country’s Clint Black to R & B’s Charlie Wilson

In Coachella, the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella has a mix of artists upcoming from country’s Clint Black to R & B’s Charlie Wilson.

Here are the acts:

– Funk, R & B, jazz and soul music’s Kool & The Gang at 8 p.m. Jan. 12

– Black at 8 p.m. Jan. 25

– R & B’s Robin Thicke at 8 p.m. Feb. 2

– R & B’s Keith Sweat at 8 p.m. Feb. 14

– Rock’s Loverboy at 8 p.m. Feb. 16

– Wilson at 8 p.m. March 2

– Happy Together tour featuring pop rock’s The Turtles, Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, the Buckinghams and The Grass Roots at 8 p.m. March 30

For more information and ticket prices, head to

Spotlight 29 Casino is at 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. 909-483-8549 or reach wes on Twitter at @IEMusicNow or

Jan. 5 concert for cancer featuring Koruscant Weekend, Finish Ticket, The Bad Spells and Little Red Lung now cancelled

Koruscant Weekend, Finish Ticket, The Bad Spells and Little Red Lung will all perform Jan. 5 at the Glass House in Pomona.

Note: This concert has now been cancelled.

Concert for Cancer is an annual charity event designed to help familes impacted by cancer and raise awareness about cancer within the community, according to the Glass House’s event website at

Proceeds from this concert go to Aedyn Eveler’s medical bills.

San Jose’s Koruscant Weekend is an alternative and nerd pop act while Alameda’s Finish Ticket is a mix of indie pop and alternative. Pomona’s The Bad Spells is a rock band that used to be known as Ghost Town while Los Angeles’ Little Red Lung performs tango-rock and avant styled indie rock.

The all-ages conert is $10.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Glass House is at 200 W. Second St., Pomona 909-483-8549 or reach wes on Twitter at @IEMusicNow or

Sold-out show for Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Glass House in Pomona

New York City’s art punk and dance punk group Yeah Yeah Yeahs quickly sold out for a Jan. 11 stop at the Glass House in Pomona.

Tickets were $30 but there is always the chance more tickets could be available later or try ticket resellers such as or

The Glass House is at 200 W. Second St., Pomona

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