coachella 2011

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This week, SPIN covered Coachella -- where we brought you reviews, photos, live reports, and more -- while the Beastie Boys premiered their star-studded short…
SPIN Staff / April 23, 2011

Kanye’s Bold Greek Tragedy Closes Coachella

The surprise entrance, via crane, rising up through the middle of the massive crowd to a majestic height, where he then asked, "Can we get…
William Goodman / April 18, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of Coachella: Day 3

BEST CHEEKBONES, SENIOR DIVISION: DURAN DURANWith their creased smiles, dapper blazers, and overall air of Euro-aristocracy, the gentlemen of Duran Duran have, over the years,…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2011

PJ Harvey Delivers a Harrowing Coachella Set

PJ Harvey strode onto the Outdoor Theatre stage at Coachella Sunday night wearing a prim ankle-length white dress and holding an autoharp -- not exactly…
David Marchese / April 18, 2011

Animal Collective Debut Powerful New Songs

For their Coachella main stage debut, Animal Collective unsurprisingly took the road less traveled. Accompanied by bizarre Technicolor visuals projected onto three massive overhead cubes…
Chris Martins / April 17, 2011

Coachella: Zach de la Rocha Unleashes the Lion

Zach de la Rocha has a second outlet for his rage, called One Day as a Lion, and on Saturday he unleashed it on Coachella,…
William Goodman / April 17, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of Coachella: Day 2

BEST BREAKTHROUGH: MUMFORD & SONS"This is by far the biggest gig we've ever had," said Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford from the main stage…
SPIN Staff / April 17, 2011

Arcade Fire’s Unforgettable Coachella Moment

It was a sight to behold: Hundreds of giant flashing blue, purple, pink, red, and green balls dropping from a crane on top of the…
William Goodman / April 17, 2011

Best & Worst Moments of Coachella: Day 1

BEST COMEBACK: LAURYN HILLShe may have lost some vocal range as the years have passed, but, boy, did Lauryn Hill show that she's still one…
SPIN Staff / April 16, 2011

Interpol Light Up Coachella

The pinnacle of Interpol's set on the first night of Coachella came after the New York City outfit walked offstage.
William Goodman / April 16, 2011

Hyundai’s Top 40 Fan Moments from Coachella

At Coachella 2011, April 15-17 in Indio, California, over 120 bands will take play over three days and five stages -- it's one of America's…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2011

FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Soundtrack for Coachella

The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be going off in the California desert April 15-17, but even if you're not attending you…
Peter Gaston / April 11, 2011

Strokes, Kings, and Kanye Top Coachella 2011

Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, and Kanye West are set to headline the 2011 Coachella Festival, organizers announced last night. The bash will…
Kevin O'Donnell / January 19, 2011