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Coachella 2017, Weekend 2, Day 2: Gaga Makes Fans Wait; Death Rocks the Heineken Tent

Coachella 2017, Weekend 2, Day 2: Gaga Makes Fans Wait; Death Rocks the Heineken Tent

Sunday, April 23, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella attendees who braved Saturday’s hot temperatures got some great music to enjoy, including the day’s headliner, Lady Gaga.

I must admit that I am not a big fan of pop divas, but I promised myself I would keep an open mind as I took in Gaga’s performance, rather than doing my usual full embra...

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Coachella 2017: Shabbat Tent Is a Place for Jewish Attendees to Congregate—and for Everyone to Just Chill or Find Aid

Coachella 2017: Shabbat Tent Is a Place for Jewish Attendees to Congregate—and for Everyone to Just Chill or Find Aid

Sunday, April 23, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Camping accommodations at Coachella are pretty sweet—if you like to party.

But what if you aren’t into partying, are Jewish, and are attending Coachella? Shabbat Tent has you covered.

Coachella and Passover tend to overlap at times—as was the case last weekend. This weekend, on Saturday morning—during...

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Coachella 2017, Weekend 2, Day 1: Radiohead Recovers; The Interrupters Welcome a Special Guest

Coachella 2017, Weekend 2, Day 1: Radiohead Recovers; The Interrupters Welcome a Special Guest

Saturday, April 22, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Radiohead’s Weekend 1 Coachella performance was, by all accounts, a disaster.

That was on everybody’s mind as the Friday headliner prepared to take the stage for Weekend 2.

I wasn’t at Coachella last weekend, but I certainly heard about the sound issues, intense audio feedback and other problems that ...

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Coachella 2017: A Chat With the Front Man of Klangstof, the First Dutch Band to Ever Play at the Festival

Coachella 2017: A Chat With the Front Man of Klangstof, the First Dutch Band to Ever Play at the Festival

Friday, April 21, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

You’ve probably never heard of Klangstof. If that’s indeed the case … you really need to change that.

From Amsterdam, the group has been performing together since 2015, and is now signed with Warner Bros. This year, Klangstof became the first Dutch group to ever play at Coachella.

Front man Koen van d...

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The Son's All Grown Up: Justin Townes Earle Returns to Stagecoach in Advance of a New Album

The Son's All Grown Up: Justin Townes Earle Returns to Stagecoach in Advance of a New Album

Friday, April 21, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The name Justin Townes Earle tells several stories. The middle name pays homage to Townes Van Zandt, and his last name … well, yes, he’s Steve Earle’s son.

But Justin Townes Earle has made a name for himself; his music is truly his own. Like his father, he’s a country musician who frequently strays f...

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The Lucky 13: John Robbins, Ukulele Master

The Lucky 13: John Robbins, Ukulele Master

Monday, April 17, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

John Robbins has been around the local music scene for quite a while—and one of his many talents is his expert playing of the ukulele. He can perform classical pieces on the instrument, as well as a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and even songs like AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” Despite being vis...

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