Coachella Pro-Tips from a 15-Year Veteran

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Coachella 2012. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt. The Internet is awash with tips for having the BEST COACHELLA EVER, from noshing on superlative grub to, erm, outsmarting narcs. All are valuable resources, but if you want to know the real Coachella, take it from me. I’ve attended EVERY YEAR SINCE 1999. That’s right. I was there the first time the Pixies played. I was there when A Perfect Circle was a new side project for Tool’s Maynard... READ MORE

Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' at the Grammys?

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music The nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday, Dec. 6, and it seems Captain Obvious is the presiding judge. Lines were blurred, robots "got lucky" and a teen Kiwi ruled them all. Here are some notable categories and our predictions of who will win (and who should!). The Grammys will be televised January 26, 2014 on CBS. RECORD OF THE YEAR "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons "Royals" by Lorde "Locked... READ MORE

Album Review- Daft Punk

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Jake Miller

  Music Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesDaft Life/Columbia "Give life back to music."  This clear and measured statement opens Daft Punk's colossal new album.  For a group that has spent all of their career in masks and have fashioned an aura of being robotic representatives to electronic music, this seems like an odd name for a song.  But with the stunning Random Access Memories they have done just that. Parisian dance music legends Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo... READ MORE

Kudos and Complaints for Coachella 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Wheel in the sky keeps on turning at Coachella. Photos by Melissa Bobbitt. Through sand, wind and dubious amounts of dub step, we survived Coachella 2013! This was definitely one of the more contentious years but nevertheless memorable in its own right. Now that Weekend 2 has wrapped, we reflect on what worked and what didn't in the desert festival's 14th year. CON - WEAK HEADLINERS Back in late January, when the rumors of... READ MORE

Let's Push Things Forward - 2013 Preview

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM
Jake Miller

  Music Always looking forward, never looking back.  Here are a few of our most highly anticipated releases of next year.  Some of these have been confirmed, some are merely rumbles that leave us in anticipation.   Toro Y Moi-Anything In Return-January 22- Chaz Budnick is known for his sublime, mature take on pop music and if the first single "So Many Details" is any indicator, that trend will continue.  2011's Underneath The Pine was a serious step forward from... READ MORE