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With Its New Sonora Stage, Coachella Built a DIY Venue in the Middle of Their Festival

Curated by Rene Contreras of Viva! Pomona, the new stage featured art by Sean Solomon and Peggy Noland and such bands as Guided by Voices, Allah-Las and Thee Commons.

The Rainbow's Party in the Parking Lot Is Basically "Hairchella" for Sunset Strip Rock Fans

With Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Jetboy, Black N' Blue and more, the Party in the Parking Lot and accompany shows at the Whisky a Go-Go featured a packed lineup of veteran sleaze metal bands.

Musicians Geek Out to Lorde's Coachella Performance: "Her Voice Is So Fucking On"

Members of MUNA and MS MR discuss what makes the young New Zealand pop star such a rare and unique talent.

Is Coachella Kid-Friendly? For These Families, the Answer Is a Resounding "Yes"

For some families, going to Coachella is like going to Disneyland — just with better and way louder music.

In Search of Guitars on This Year's Hip-Hop-and-EDM-Dominated Coachella Lineup

With all the rap and electronic music at this year's Coachella, the guitar seemed like an endangered species. But a handful of artists proved it still has a vital place at America's biggest festival.

Lady Gaga's Weekend Two Coachella Set Was a Huge Letdown

Who gagged Gaga? The usually outrageous, outspoken pop star seemed tame and tentative in a trying-too-hard-to-please Coachella headlining set.

Finding Love at Coachella: Couples Explain What Make the Festival So Romantic

Heat, dust, crowds, sweaty flower crowns: How can anyone possibly find Coachella romantic?

Radiohead Bounce Back With Masterful Coachella Weekend Two Set

“This time maybe you can hear us!” joked Thom Yorke, who seemed by turns jovial and irate as Radiohead played a mistake-free weekend two that dug deeper into hardcore fan favorites.

How to Spend as Much Money on Coachella as Humanly Possible

From luxury yurts to private jets to ridiculous festival couture, this is how the high rollers burn through their money at Coachella.

Fanatics! This Week the One and Only Ian MacKaye Joins Me on the Show

[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #421 04-23–17 Fanatic!...

10 Underrated ’90s Bands You Need to Hear Now

All anyone remember the '90s for now is grunge and boy bands. But it also gave us Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Jellyfish and Everything But the Girl.

Henry Rollins: Happy 70th Birthday, Iggy Pop

Please join Henry in wishing many happy returns to the street-walkin’ cheetah with a heart full of napalm.

Why The Beastie Boys' Check Your Head Is Still Rap-Rock's Greatest Masterpiece

Until 1992’s Check Your Head, no one had artfully weaved hardcore punk, turntablist scratching, ’70s funk and ’80s rap into a definitive statement.

Despite Family Legal Battles, Dweezil Zappa Keeps Playing His Father's Music

Can you legally be prevented from using your own surname? According to Dweezil Zappa, that's what his siblings are claiming in an acrimonious legal battle over rights to their father's music and estate.

Harriet Brown Makes Vibed-Out Funk for a New Generation

On his debut album "Contact," the Bay Area transplant channels Prince, Seal and "Velvet Rope"-era Janet Jackson.

From Orphanages to Ocean Cleanup, Big Daddy Carlos Parties for Good Causes

If anybody in Los Angeles deserves to call himself “Big Daddy,” it’s Carlos Adley. The DJ, club owner and now philanthropist is larger than life in every way. Standing at 6' 3", possessing the stature and swagger of a pro wrestler, and fond of flamboyant headwear and silver bling, the...

VIP Records Owner Kelvin Anderson Is Still Fighting for His Sign — and His Own Legacy

A little over a year ago, VIP Records in Long Beach said they were finally, officially, for real, no joke closing for good and that the legendary hip-hop record shop’s sign — you know, the one Snoop Dogg turned into a global symbol of West Coast hip-hop after he rapped...

How the Music Industry Uses a Pervasive Secret Weapon to Keep Bands From Freely Touring

The practice has long been standard, but it has increased in scope as a handful of corporations have seized more control.

Best and Worst of Coachella 2017

Kendrick Lamar, Justice, Hans Zimmer and this year's art installations were highlights. But not everything was an Instagram-worthy moment.

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