Coachella 2013: Tame Impala plays large crowd at Outdoor Theatre that includes Tyler, the Creator

Coachella 2013: Tame Impala plays large crowd at Outdoor Theatre that includes Tyler, the Creator

Posted:   04/14/2013 08:44:43 PM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 08:59:52 PM PDT

 

INDIO – Perth, Western Australia’s Tame Impala performed music from their albums “Innerspeaker” and “Lonerism” that drew a large group of fans to the Outdoor Theatre Sunday night that included hip-hop artist Tyler, the Creator.The Odd Future member was located off stage to the left of Tame Impala but he could be seen singing along to songs like “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” off Tame Impala’s critically acclaimed “Lonerism” album released in 2012.

Tame Impala had the crowd in the palm of their hands with songs like “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from “Lonerism” that created a dance party Sunday evening.

The group started off with “Solitude Is Bliss” from their debut album “Innerspeaker” that immediately won the crowd over despite the group performing about 10 minutes late on Sunday.

Besides their latest albums, the group also played “Half Full Glass of Wine” from their 2008 “Tame Impala EP.”

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Coachella 2013: Social Distortion causes mosh pits at main stage Sunday

Coachella 2013: Social Distortion causes mosh pits at main stage Sunday

Posted:   04/14/2013 07:20:13 PM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 07:40:18 PM PDT

 

INDIO – Fullerton’s Social Distortion used its blend of punk rock to start mosh pits at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the main Coachella stage shortly after their opening song of “I Was Wrong.””I Was Wrong,” off their 1996 album “White Light, White Heat, White Trash,” was the first of many crowd pleasers from heavily tattooed lead singer Mike Ness and company.

Next up was “Reach for the Sky,” from the 2004 album “Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll,” that drew heavy applause with Ness’ catchy lyrics of “So if you please take this moment/Try if you can to make it last/Don’t think about no future/And just forget about the past/And make it last/ … Reach for the Sky because tomorrow may neve come.”

The group also performed “Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown” and “Story of My Life” in rapid-fire succession with an enormous mosh-pit for the latter song off their self-titled 1990 album.

Ness even performed the group’s last single “Machine Gun Blues” from their 2011 album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.”

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Coachella 2013: Electronic acts Tanlines, Jamiexx bring the dance grooves

Coachella 2013: Electronic acts Tanlines, Jamiexx bring the dance grooves on final day

Posted:   04/14/2013 07:05:12 PM PDT
Updated:   04/15/2013 12:28:19 AM PDT

 

Tanlines perform on the final day of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Thomas Cordova/ Staff photographer)

INDIO -Electronic band Tanlines had the crowd inside the Gobi tent dancing during their set Sunday at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band played crowd favorites “All of me” and “Real Life” off of their albums Mixed Emotions and Settings.Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Tanlines is comprised of Jesse Cohen and guitarist and vocalist Eric Emm.

Frontman Emm joked with the crowd about how his band mate Cohen looked pretty good for being a hologram. This time last year the festival was a buzz about how the main act on the last night of the fest, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg would bring Tupac to the stage.

Earlier in the day Jaime Smith, who goes by the name Jamiexx, was preforming in front of a packed crowd inside the Yuma tent on Sunday afternoon.

The English music producer and remix artist, who last night played with his band mates of the xx on the main stage.

During his 45-minute set, Jamiexx spun a lot of music mixed in with that of the xx. Romy Croft danced while her band mate spun.

Coachella 2013: The Gaslight Anthem plays the hits to Coachella stage in afternoon set

Coachella 2013: The Gaslight Anthem plays the hits to Coachella stage in afternoon set

Posted:   04/14/2013 04:28:45 PM PDT
Updated:   04/15/2013 12:37:18 AM PDT

 

The Gaslight Anthem on the Coachella stage (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

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INDIO – New Brunswick, New Jersey rock mixed with folk punk, indie rock and punk band The Gaslight Anthem performed a smooth set despite performing under the sun at the main Coachella stage to an underwhelmed and more than likely tired festival audience on Sunday afternoon.The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival veterans, who last performed in 2009, showcased their diverse musical styles with songs like “45″ and “Mulholland Drive” off their latest 2012 album

The Gaslight Anthem on the Coachella stage on Sunday (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

“Handwritten.””The last time we played it was very hot. This time, it’s not so bad,” said singer Brian Fallon to the audience, who didn’t seem to agree as many were just standing around or sitting around waiting for popular folk rock act The Lumineers to perform next.

When Fallon mentioned the audience should see The Lumineers, Social Distortion and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the audience arguably became the most animated during the set, which sounded great sonically.

Other songs The Gaslight Anthem performed included “Old Haunts,” “American Slang” and “The Queen of Lower Chelsea” off 2010′s “American Slang” besides “Old White Lincoln” and “Great Expectations” off their breakthough 2008 album “The ’59 Sound.”

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Coachella 2013: Yeasayer gives fans their all on second night at festival

Coachella 2013: Yeasayer gives fans their all Saturday night at festival

Posted:   04/14/2013 03:13:44 PM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 03:49:29 PM PDT

 

Yeasayer performs on the Outdoor Theatre Sarurday night. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

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INDIO – Brooklyn, New York’s Yeasayer gave a near perfect set of vocals and psychedelic pop instrumentals Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.Group members Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder and Cale Parks were more than ready to tackle the challenge of performing at the Outdoor Theatre night timeslot against fellow Coachella acts like Hot Chip, Spiritualized, Grizzly Bear and more who performed at nearly the same time.

Members thanked the audience many times for choosing to see them over these other bands at one point after performing “One” from their 2010 album “Odd Blood,” Madder Red” off the same album and “2080″ from their debut 2007 album “All Hour Cymbals.”

After performing their earlier material, the band didn’t leave our its current 2012 release “Fragrant World” with “Reagan’s Skeleton” before ending with their hit “Ambling Alp” off “Odd Blood.”

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Coachella 2013: Janelle Monae inspires but is hurt by sound issues at Coachella fest on second night

Coachella 2013: Janelle Monae inspires but is hurt by sound issues at Coachella fest

Posted:   04/14/2013 03:09:52 PM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 04:03:26 PM PDT

 

Janelle Monae started nearly 20 minutes late and had some sound issues at the Gobi Tent Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

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INDIO – Janelle Monae started nearly 20 minutes late and had some sound issues at the Gobi Tent Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival but the potential is clearly there.Monae released the EP “Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)” in 2007 and the album “The ArchAndroid” in 2010 and is known for having a diverse musical style of R&B, neo soul, funk, alternative rock, dance punk and more.

During her set, which started with a six minute introduction before she started performing, she had a large backing band including horns and keyboard and fans cheered her every dance move and vocals.

I had to get over to see Phoenix so my time was limited to see her, but her set was riddled with microphone problems as her vocals had a strange echo on them and her band’s sound was a bit muddy and not clear.

She started with “Dance or Die” as well as “Locked Inside” and “Sincerely, Jane” before I was off to Phoenix but her energy and enthuasiasm was inspiring to watch as she just pushed through it all.

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Coachella 2013: Pusha T draws large crowd to Gobi Tent on second night of fest

Coachella 2013: Pusha T draws large crowd to Gobi Tent

Posted:   04/14/2013 04:47:18 AM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 05:23:22 AM PDT

INDIO – Hip-hop artist Pusha T did not bring out his label owner Kanye West for his Saturday night performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival but it appeared he didn’t need to.

Pusha T, who is on West’s “G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music record label, drew a large crowd inside the Gobi Tent without West and kept them energized his entire set using a mix of solo and group songs.

The Virginia Beach, Virginia based artist started off with a verse from “Grindin,’” his 2002 Neptunes produced hit with No Malice as a part of the group Clipse.

Similar to West, Pusha T did not bring out No Malice and the crowd did not seem to mind. He later jumped into a verse from the “Popular Demand (Popeyes),” another Clipse song, before moving into West songs “So Appalled” and “Runaway” off the “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” album.

Later, Pusha T performed songs off his mixtapes and even “Exodus 23:1,” his song widely believed to be a diss of hip-hop artist Drake and his record label Young Money.

His loudest responses came for his verses on “Mercy” and his 2Pac reference about Coachella on New God Flow, both on the 2012 G.O.O.D. Music compilation album “Cruel Summer.”

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Coachella 2013: Captivating set from The xx with Solange Knowles surprise guest

Coachella 2013: Captivating set from The xx with Solange Knowles surprise guest

By Liset Marquez
Posted:   04/14/2013 04:58:57 AM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 02:28:19 PM PDT

 

The xx on the Coachella main stage Saturday night. (Thomas Cordova/ Staff photographer)

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INDIO -The xx turned in a captivating set Saturday night on the Coachella main stage which included surprise guest Solange Knowles. For nearly an hour, Jamie xx, Romy Croft, and Oliver Sim, performed several songs from their debut album such as “Islands”, “Infinity” and a much slower tempo version of “Crystalised.”During the 16 song set the trio brought out Solange Knowles for their cover of Aliyah’s “Hot Like Fire.”

The chemistry and tension between Sim and Croft is undeniable. Through out the set the duo would do this back-and-forth walk around the stage, and at stand points end up standing face-to-face while they performed.

It was only three years ago, The xx found themselves playing the Outdoor Stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

But then this year, following the success of their debut album and the release of their second album, Coexist, the xx made their way back to the Empire Polo Club grounds.

But this time they were given a slot on a much larger venue — the main stage.

It was as Romy Madley Croft put it “unbelievable” to this year be one of the acts to playing the main stage Saturday night.

“We have been looking forward to this night for such a long time,” said band mate Oliver Sim.

Coachella 2013: Franz Ferdinand showcase hits inside Mojave Tent on festival’s second day

Coachella 2013: Franz Ferdinand showcase hits inside Mojave Tent

Posted:   04/14/2013 03:52:23 AM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 02:53:38 PM PDT

 

Glasgow, Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand kicked off their Mojave Tent indie and dance rock set with their 2009 hit “No You Girls” (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

Franz Ferdinand performed at the Mojave Tent Saturday night (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

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INDIO – Glasgow, Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand kicked off their Mojave Tent indie and dance rock set with their 2009 hit “No You Girls” and never let the energy fade Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.The group performed in front of a large sign that said “Right Action Franz Ferdinand” and immediately started their set with a “good evening Coachella” before jumping into “No You Girls” off their album “Tonight, Franz Ferdinand.”

Additionally, the group performed “The Dark Of The Matinee” off 2004′s “Franz Ferdinand” and the 2005′s hit “Do You Want To” as well as “Walk Away” off their release “You Could Have It So Much Better.”

Singer Alex Kapranos, bassist Bob Hardy, rhythm guitarist Nick McCarthy and drummer Paul Thomson all definitely know how to work a crowd as the group’s charisma and playing abilities caused the large crowd inside the Mojave Tent to cheer frequently.

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Coachella 2013: The Postal Service entertains crowd on second day of festival

Coachella 2013: The Postal Service entertains crowd

By Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted:   04/14/2013 01:20:30 AM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 04:11:54 AM PDT

 

Ben Gibbard of The Postal Service performs Saturday night at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Thomas Cordova/ Staff photographer)

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INDIO — Will they or won’t they?

The Postal Service fans may be asking themselves if the highly acclaimed band, who performed Saturday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will ever make another album.

“Thank you very much for seeing us play. We might see you again. We might not,” singer Ben Gibbard told the crowd during their 50-minute set on the Coachella main stage.

After a 10 year absence, The Postal Service has reunited to celebrate the release of its one and only album “Give Up.” The band, which includes Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello were joined by Jenny Lewis. This marks just the 10-year anniversary of the album. The duo are on tour promoting the reissue of the record.

“We’re an imaginary band called The Postal Service,” Gibbard told the crowd.

Their set included singles “We Will Become Silhouettes,” “District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” and “Such Greats Heights.”

The band will come to Pomona on Monday.