COACHELLA 2010: Reporting from Day One

Jay-Z at Coachella, shot by Erik Voake

Jay-Z may run this town (or that town), but Spin Magazine staked its claim on Coachella coverage this past weekend in no uncertain terms. I was fortunate enough to be part of that journalistic wrecking crew, and on Friday, I devoted most of my otherwise fragmented attention to Jay-Z’s incredible set, which included a loving recreation of the New York skyline, and a duet with the wifey that brought down the house. Read about the 30-song set here.

I also covered Street Sweeper Social Club, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Specials for the mag’s “Best and Worst Moments” roundup. Additional text by my old Filter colleague Liam Gowing, Spin Online Editor William Goodman and Deputy Editor Steve Kandell.

Photos by Andrew Herrold, Erik Voake and Matt Kiser.

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News Roundup: Beck + Feist + Jamie Lidell, Flying Lotus, Snoop, Atlas Sound + No Age + Jim Jarmusch, Rage, and Madvillain

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

  1. Rage Against The Machine Wins UK Chart Upset, Issues Statement, Plans Free ‘Thank You’ Concert
  2. Watch: Indie Luminaries Covering Skip Spence and Neil Young
  3. Download: ‘A Decade Of Flying Lotus,’ Blended by Gaslamp Killer
  4. Snoop to Lead the 2010 Countdown at YOUR New Year’s Party
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Roundup: Pablove Benefit, Jump Clubb + Elliott Smith, Brainfeeder Sess’ns, 60 Watt Kid

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up):

  1. Pablove to Throw Benefit Show in Honor of Founder’s Cross-Country Ride: Tom Morello, BRMC, Others Confirmed
  2. Jump Clubb Covers Elliott Smith’s “Angeles” (MP3)
  3. Brainfeeder Hosts Audio/Visual Experimentation with Daedelus, Gaslamp, Jeremy Ellis, more
  4. 60 Seconds of Video Terror from 60 Watt Kid (mp3)
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.