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    Re: Hangout 2014 • May 15-18

    Amazing festival. Had a condo a 10-minute walk from the fest, right on the beach. Found it through Reddit, shared it with 6 people I never knew before. All in same age range, all cool people. Met a...
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    Re: Hangout 2014 • May 15-18

    Foo Fighters were amazing Friday. Covered The Face, Queen/Bowie, the Stones. Brought out Preservation Jazz Hall Band for a song.

    Sylvan Esso, Jenny Lewis, Father John Misty were other highlights...
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    Re: Hangout 2014 • May 15-18

    I'm SO EXCITED for this weekend.

    I'm in a condo a 10 minute walk from the gates and I checked out the pre-party today. Love the setup, can't wait for tomorrow!

    If anyone wants to meet up, hit...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Loved the vibe of this fest. People throwing around frisbees on softball field near main stage. People sitting in hammocks. Everyone super chill. No ravers because this was an all-rock fest. A lot of...
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    Re: Life is Beautiful Festival

    I am also worried this fest will be oversaturated by DJs now that Insomniac is involved. So far, it is my favorite festival that I have attended. Just perfect setup, vibe, great lineup, everything...
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    Re: Desert Daze 2015

    Could've gone to this for free with a +1 but of course it happens the same day as the biggest boxing match in history. Dammit. I LOVE Warpaint.
  7. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    Fuck whoever made that FYF poster and got my hopes up. Assholes.
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    I've just booked my accommodations. Bummed that set times don't stagger but I get that it is because some stages are right next to each other. Makes it hard to split sets though. Pixies vs. Brand New...
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    Re: Weekend 2 top 5 acts

    1. Stromae
    2. Jenny Lewis
    3. Lykke Li
    4. ACDC
    5. Kasabian
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    Re: Funny things you saw/overheard

    What weekend? Weekend 1 I did acid for the first time and met up with friends and it was hitting me REALLY HARD during Brand New
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    Re: Governors Ball Music Festival

    Does anyone know what time those late night shows start? Would love to see Marina and the Diamonds but only if I'm not missing a headliner (unless it's Drake)
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    Is anyone doing Shaky Knees this year that has extra room where they are staying? Obviously willing to throw down on things but am rolling solo and would prefer not to have to do it on my own
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    Hilarious shuttle home from hell

    So for the weekend, we booked a guy named Scott to take our group to and from the festival each day for basically $20 a head in a 10-seat van.

    The way there was no problem. The way back had lots...
  14. Re: Who in the small print on the poster is must see?

    Tycho, Angel Olsen definitely other favorites of mine. Phox is pretty great live but I've gotta be in the chill mood for that set. If timing is I'm really hungover or about to be ON one, I want...
  15. Who in the small print on the poster is must see?

    I wrote something for the blog I'm covering Coachella for on 9 lesser-known acts you should check out.

    Check it out and share who in the small print on the poster we should check out! I've gotten...
  16. Thread: SXSW 2015

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    Re: SXSW 2015

    I've been able to backdoor my way into a lot of these events' lists through e-mailing publicists since I didn't decide on attending early enough to lock up a press pass. Got a couple interviews...
  17. Thread: SXSW 2015

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    Re: SXSW 2015

    RSVP for Universal Music Group showcase, acts to be announced later:
    https://pages.umusic-mail.com/sxsw/?src=
  18. Thread: SXSW 2015

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    Re: SXSW 2015

    Where is the go-to spot to go for SXSW research? I just booked my flight and am doing last minute research using mostly Spotify playlists to get up to speed.

    Obviously there are a number of known...
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    Re: Upcoming Las Vegas shows

    Phantogram at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday. Never been but bought tix. Anyone else gonna be there? They're excellent live.
  20. Thread: SXSW 2015

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    Re: SXSW 2015

    Damn. Wasnt thinking of going until a friend just hit me up and said she's moving to Austin week before SXSW, meaning I have free place to crash. I'm very close to pulling the trigger.
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    Anyone driving from SoCal to The Gorge? Looking for a ride/camp share.
  22. How safe is your stuff at camp during Coachella?

    Hey guys,

    After being vastly underprepared and outgunned, I want to do it up at Coachella camping this year. I want to get some music and lights setup at our site but am wondering how safe it is...
  23. Thread: Tycho

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    Re: Tycho

    This is must-see for me after doing some research. Praying it's at sunset.
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    Re: Governors Ball Music Festival

    Here's what I mined from that AMA:

    Friday:
    Drake (most likely)
    Florence + The Machine
    Death From Above 1979
    St. Vincent
    MO
    My Morning Jacket (most likely)
    Flume*
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    Warpaint at The Roxy

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    Saw Warpaint play a show at The Roxy last night. Seen them four times, last night was my favorite. Well, Weekend 2 of Coachella was my favorite but that was not just for musical reasons...
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    I'm probably going to utilize airbnb.
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    Re: Run The Jewels

    Expecting them to bring out Zach from RAGE
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    Re: Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

    This will be the first leg of my six-weekend festival circuit. Looking forward to this big time. Never been to a music festival east of Las Vegas.
  29. Looking for TWO tix to see HAIM at Grammy Museum on 2/4

    Tickets to this event sold out insanely fast. Looking for two tickets, would pay well above face value.
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    Re: the Orwells

    They got kicked out of Life is Beautiful for destroying an amp or something, lol.

    A friend of mine I went to middle school with's brother is in this band.
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    http://youtu.be/45dF-cGR0xQ


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye33sFYApCU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpORm6tLOw0

    Danish singer MØ is one of my first discoveries since doing my...
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    Re: What a shit show

    Given the fact that War on Drugs is playing probably ruled out Sun Kil Moon participating...
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    Re: Your top 10 must-sees for 2015

    AC/DC
    Jenny Lewis
    Ryan Adams
    Lykke Li
    Jack White
    Florence + the Machine
    Andrew McMahon
    Chet Faker
    Brand New
    Ryn Weaver
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    Angel Olsen

    Angel Olsen will be playing Coachella.

    When I saw her in LA last month, I told her I hoped she is going to be there next year because I missed her FYF Fest set due to the complications of the...
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    Re: Coachella 2014 Bootlegs

    Man some of these are really awesome. I went to weekend two and was hoping some more of those would make their way out?

    Warpaint's weekend two set was revolutionary for me. I'll definitely put the...
  36. Re: Lana Del Rey fans teach a course in being a terrible crowd

    Well.

    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Could you at least have had it out in the posts section of my review so I coulda got SEO points?

    Kidding.
  37. Lana Del Rey fans teach a course in being a terrible crowd

    So Sunday night, I caught Lana Del Rey's set near the front of it after seeing Neutral Milk Hotel prior to.

    I wrote a review of Lana and how her fans displayed some awful behavior:...
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    Re: NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL!

    My experience of catching Lana Del Rey and how it hindered NMH: http://www.grimygoods.com/2014/04/21/lana-del-rey-coachella-2014-photos-review/
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    Re: It's time to get rid of the "EDM" cheese.

    The grossest thing I saw was how small the crowd for Pet Shop Boys was. MAAAAAYBE 100 people. Afghan Whigs were also hurting.
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    Re: Celebs you've met @ past coachella

    HAIM is staying at your hotel? Which and what room number? Haha
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    Re: W2 Camping Pass

    You can't call dibs when someone else already inquired :poo
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    Re: W2 Camping Pass

    Am super interested! Message me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedynamichispanic or email me markeortega@gmail.com and we can talk price!
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    Re: Will my face melt if I paint it

    Don't know why it's so offensive to some of you for people to dress up. I'm there to enjoy the music but also have a memorable time with some friends I hardly see and if dressing like Macho Man Randy...
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    Will my face melt if I paint it

    Thinking of as a group dressing up as 90s wrestlers. Paying homage to Ultimate Warrior means face paint. Terrible, awful idea? Should I just go arm tassels?
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    Re: Set time reveal

    Let's just say a little birdie with knowledge told me. And yeah, I agree it isn't great timing. I would've checked him out maybe earlier in the day.
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    Set time reveal

    GurrrrllllTalk will be on main stage before OutKast
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    Re: Weekend 2 Carpool from Las Vegas

    Hey! I'm from Las Vegas and am trying to find my way to Coachella! Only thing is, I'm seeing HAIM on Thursday night at the Cosmo, so what time would you be leaving to get there?
  48. Re: Weekend 2 Camping! Canadians renting a car from Vegas w/Car Camping space to shar

    I actually LIVE in Vegas and if you have room in your car, wouldn't mind riding down with you guys, pitching on gas and everything and riding down to share a car camping.
  49. Re: Rate Those 2014 Artists You've Already Seen As Live Acts

    Beck - Saw him at Outside Lands a few years ago. Effing brilliant, has that ability to play some songs you forgot he even wrote that kick ass. Maybe that is just me that has that issue though.
    ...
  50. Re: I have some room at my car camping spot for weekend 2!

    My name is Mark, 25, first time going to Coachella, covering it for an LA-music blog called GrimyGoods.com.

    420 friendly, drink a little, don't do anything else but doesn't bother me if others...
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