Coachella 2014 Lineup

Coachella 2014I am sure all of you have posted this on Facebook, but I figured we need to add it here just in case someone can’t find the pic later on…

Coachella is again using the two weekend format and will feature Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire as headliners. I get Outkast and Arcade Fire, but please stop booking Muse at every festival. Please. It has to stop. I walk out when I hear Muse; it is my “you’re drunk, go home” alert. Or maybe that is why they are booked as headliners. “Hope you had fun, this is your queue to leave and rest up for tomorrow.” So many lasers. So many.

The festival is getting spendy, passes are $375 and $435 with daily shuttle service. Yikes. Weekend One only has the passes with shuttle service available. VIP will run you $799 with $150 more for parking.

Notables for me on the lineup, as with most festivals, are further down the list: Flume, Jagwar Ma, Dum Dum Girls, Wye Oak, Holy Ghost!, Blood Orange, Mogwai, Chvrches, STRFKR, Daughter, Poolside, Surfer Blood. Mid-levels I’d be stoked on are Bryan Ferry, The Knife, Pet Shop Boys, Beck, Neutral Milk, Motorhead and Little Dragon. You going to the desert? You wearing flip-flops?

FFF8 In Pictures – Friday Edition

The WalkmenDid you not go to Fun Fun Fun Fest? Wish to be tortured by a ton of images from Auditorium Shores? Did you go and want to try to find yourself in a crowd shot? Your ears still ringing from Snoop?

Are you are fan of twerking? Do you like Aussie Electro Pop? Is Hamilton dead sexy? Or is Little Boots more your speed? Big Freedia? Not judging…

Time to waste the rest of your day with the big gallery from Friday! Raise your pimp cup and click through to have your eyes treated to my festival.

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Mellow Electrco Jam from Poolside

It’s definitely one of those days when you want to lay out by the water and get some sun. This jam popped up on the P4K with BNM accolades, and I’m not going to lie that it’s definitely something you’re going to want to turn up today.  It’s by the Cali duo Poolside, interestingly enough, giving you directions as to where you’ll enjoy this band most.  You can find the track on the band’s upcoming album, Pacific Standard Time, which hits on July 9th via Day & Night Recordings.  It’s not beat you over the head with bass elctronica, which is exactly why I can get into it; there’s a steady throb, but ultimately a chilled out vibe. Give it a go.

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Download:Poolside – Slow Down [MP3]

Show Pics: The Rapture @ La Zona Rosa

I continue to work through the backlog of show photos. It is hard to balance time behind the shutter taking them and time behind the monitor making them extra purty for you. This installment of Rocktober show pics is from The Rapture’s stop at La Zona Rosa last week.

It was an odd show for many reasons. I’ll go into that in more detail after the break, but I don’t think anyone that is a fan of The Rapture, ie everyone in attendance, left upset. So Read More to get info on their set, to learn a little about the openers Poolside and to see plenty of pics. You know you want to. Click it.

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Show Preview: The Rapture @ La Zona Rosa (10/12)

Date 10/12/11
Location La Zona Rosa
Doors 8pm
Tickets $20 @ Frontgate

It seems like forever since The Rapture have been on a proper tour and their stop into La Zona Rosa on Wednesday night seems to be highly anticipated by everyone.  Opening support for the evening is provided by DJ/producer Poolside.  This should be a good one friends.  Oh and it also seems ridiculous that we have yet to post the lastest single “How Deep is Your Love” from The Rapture, so here it is now.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/The-Rapture-How-Deep-Is-Your-Love.mp3]

Download: The Rapture How Deep Is Your Love [MP3]