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Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes at Coachella (PHOTO: AP)

Four Coachella bands worth comment: Day two, weekend two

If the first day of the second weekend of the Coachella music festival begged hitting as many performers as possible, Saturday's less-remarkable roster encouraged and allowed for spending more...

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Coachella Music and Arts Festival (PHOTO: AP)

My day at Coachella: Day one, weekend two

A day at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival near Palm Springs is less the relaxed day-in-the-park its gorgeous grounds might suggest, and more like turning yourself into a human pinball, crazily...
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Hot Chip at The Cosmopolitan (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK)

Nochella, April 18: Hot Chip, cool crowd

That's more like it, Las Vegas. 

Yesterday we reported on the dickbaggery taking place at the Of Monsters and Men show. Well Hot Chip's Thursday night crowd at The Boulevard Pool made up for...

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Of Monsters and Men at The Cosmopolitan (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK)

Nochella, April 17: Of Monsters and Men and rude attendees

We don't normally like to do this, but this is one of the rare occasions where it has to be said. To the audience for Of Monsters and Men: You're a dick. 

Maybe that's not fair. After all, ...

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Romy Madley-Croft, left, and Oliver Sim of The XX at The Joint (COURTESY: ERIK KABIK)

Nochella, April 16: The XX seduces Las Vegas

Even if the sky had suddenly dumped a foot of rain on the valley, The XX weren't about to have their Las Vegas show interrupted.

Onstage at The Joint -- having went with an indoor gig after...

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Beach House at House of Blues (PHOTO: MIKE PREVATT)

Nochella, April 15: Beach House sings Las Vegas a lullaby

For many of us who spent the better part of the weekend rocking out to the handful of mostly uptempo Coachella acts playing on Vegas stages, we needed a breather. Beach House gave us another...

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Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs at The Cosmopolitan (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK)

Nochella, April 13: Victories for Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Foals

You can usually read how a show will play out by observing the crowd 10 minutes before the headliner. For Friday's Vampire Weekend gig at The Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool, the crowd was...

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Spiritualized at House of Blues (PHOTO: MIKE PREVATT)

Nochella, April 12: Spiritualized, Vampire Weekend stun with earnest performances

The surest sign of a great concert — for this particular music writer, anyway — is if you're compelled to listen to that performer's music the next day. And this Saturday morning writing session...

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Bernard Sumner, left, and Tom Chapman of New Order at The Cosmopolitan (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK)

Nochella, April 11: Dance party on Strip, downtown with New Order and Purity Ring

The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan became The Hacienda last night during New Order and Johnny Marr's capacity show.

Well, almost. No one will ever properly recreate...

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Life is Beautiful festival announces fall dates

Life is Beautiful, the downtown Vegas music festival announced last November, just revealed its inaugural dates will be Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 of this year. The performer...

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