The Best and Worst of Coachella 2013

Coachella 2013 is in the books.  We went into the festival this year with a ton of questions and some doubts.  The headliners didn’t floor us, and with other festivals around the nation and in California booking some pretty amazing bands, we were skeptical.  But then we experienced two weekends of music in the Coachella Valley, and it all made sense yet again.  Coachella is about the sun, the valley, the music and the people.  If you didn’t have a good time, you did something wrong.  We went into Saturday thinking it was a pretty weak lineup, and we came out with some of our favorite shows of the weekend.  Here’s our list of the Best and Worst of Coachella 2013. (more…)

Rabbits Black Guide to Saturday at Coachella

We’ve updated our Saturday guide after Weekend 1 just so we don’t make any of the same mistakes twice.  We still feel like Saturday is the weakest lineup of the three days, but that’s a good excuse to show up late and enjoy all that Coachella offers outside of its gates.  Find a pool, maybe even a pool party, and enjoy the time with old and new friends.  Just try to keep it together to make it inside at some point.  Here’s our guide to Saturday. (more…)

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Rabbits Black Guide to Friday at Coachella

So you made it to Coachella!  Temperatures are already in the 80s, your sweating and dirty, and the bands haven’t even started yet.  Tomorrow is a great day to cool off by the pool and soak in the sun, but on Friday there are bands to see.  We break down the bands you cant’t miss, and a few of the ones you should avoid at all costs.  Friends don’t let friends listen to crappy music.  Have fun out there and use this guide to steer you in the right direction. (more…)

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Coachella 2013 lineup announced, festival to take place in 2007

Last year it was the Tupac hologram.  This year it’s a time machine!  Coachella never ceases to amaze in its innovative concert technology.  The announcement of the 2013 lineup has been met with excitement around the world.  Somehow the people at Goldenvoice figured out how to make a time machine while booking these bands.  How did they find the time to do both?  Probably by not booking bands.  When festival goers scan their tickets this April at Coachella 2013, they will immediately be ushered into the carefully crafted vessels that hold 4-5 people, or 1 person staying in the campground. (more…)

Best of Coachella 2012

So it took us a few days to recover from the desert heat, long journeys of our Bay Area based writers, and to synthesize 6 days of music at Coachella and 4 nights of shows in Los Angeles in between.  We’ve finally did it and can present to you the Best of Coachella 2012.  We took input from out whole staff to put together this final recap on what was an unforgettable 7 days for the Los Angeles music scene.  Check it all out here! (more…)