Former Oingo Boingo frontman and famed film composer Danny Elfman today debuted his first solo music in 36 years — and first rock music since his band’s 1994 swan song — in the form of “Happy,” a characteristically twisted song he’d meant to debut at his planned performance at this year’s Coachella festival.
The announcement that Danny Elfman would perform a career-spanning set at Coachella had fans buzzing about what Oingo Boingo material he might resurrect, a question still hanging in the air with the Southern California music festival pushed to October over coronavirus concerns. Watch it here.
Former Oingo Boingo frontman and Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman will make a rare concert appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, appearing on a bill toppped by headliners Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. Details right here.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival unveiled the mammoth lineup for its two-weekend extravaganza this April, a bill that features legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and 164 other musical acts, some whose names are written in really, really small type. Check out the full lineup, people.
With the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in full swing, the event’s organizers continue to upload stellar-quality pro-shot video clips to the fest’s YouTube channel — including this footage of New Order’s 9-minute run through “Temptation” that closed its main set last Sunday night.
New Order’s set from the closing night of the first weekend of the Coachella festival is streaming right now (10:40 p.m. Pacific) on the fest’s YouTube channel. Check out the full performance below. (And if you tune in late, you can scroll backward on the YouTube player and watch from the beginning.)
A representative for Kate Bush this morning is shooting down a widely publicized anecdote in The New Yorker that alleges the Coachella festival turned down a chance to host the stage-shy singer’s first-ever U.S. concert because “no one is going to understand it.”
The New Yorker today published a fascinating profile of Coachella mastermind Paul Tollett that gets into the nuts and bolts of how the massive festival is operated. No detail, though, seems to have caught as much attention as the allegation the festival turned down a chance to host the first-ever U.S. performance by Kate Bush.
New Order will perform five special hometown concerts this summer as part of the Manchester International Festival, teaming up with visual artist Liam Gillick and composer-arranger Joe Duddell for performances that will find the group backed by a 12-member synthesizer ensemble.
Coachella’s second weekend is under way now, and The Replacements took the stage tonight for the second of the reunited band’s appearances at the two-weekend fest — and dropped a big surprise on the crowd, as Green Day’ Billie Joe Armstrong joined the ‘Mats for part of the band’s set.
The Pet Shop Boys brought their current Electric production to Coachella this past weekend for the first of two appearances at the California festival, delivering a 19-song set over the course of 80 minutes that was heavy on visuals, as is to be expected from the duo.
Having performed Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” at a pair of tour stops last week, Arcade Fire added a special treat during its Sunday night headlining set at Coachella: Debbie Harry herself, who joined the band to sing the 1978 hit. The Blondie frontwoman stuck around for “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains).”
Ten years ago, the Pixies used Coachella to formally launch their comeback, so it’s fitting the band returned to the festival this weekend as a very late addition, playing a 15-song, 50-minute set that featured old favorites and a handful of tracks that will be included on upcoming album Indie Cindy.
The Cult took to the stage at the Coachella festival late into the evening on Friday, playing an 11-song, 50-minute set that drew on classics (“Love Removal Machine,” “Rain,” “Wild Flower,” “She Sells Sanctuary”) as well as newer material recorded in the last few years.