With the reunited Afghan Whigs set to release their first new album in 16 years on Tuesday, it’s no surprise they dedicated half of their 10-song, 40-minute set at Coachella on Friday to material from Do To The Beast. Below, you can see a rip of the full webcast of the Whigs’ performance.
The schedule for the webcast of the first weekend of the Coachella festival — running this Friday through Saturday — features a number of great acts, including Bryan Ferry, Pet Shop Boys, The Afghan Whigs, The Cult, Fishbone, the just-added Pixies and more.
The Pet Shop Boys will follow up last fall’s North American tour in support of their Electric album with another short run of U.S. dates this spring, as the band today announced seven new concerts surrounding the duo’s twin appearances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April.
It’s hardly a secret that the reunited Afghan Whigs have been recording: The band’s Facebook page has been posting photos of Greg Dulli and Co. in the studio for months now. Still, there’s been no announcement of a new album. Which is why fans are excited about a tweet yesterday from actor/comedian Bob Odenkirk.
Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry will treat fans to “an incredible set list of hits, favorites rarities and covering 40 years of career highlights” during a short run of eight dates along the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada this April that have been scheduled around his twin appearances at Coachella.
The Replacements reunion will roll on this year, with the band confirmed tonight to perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this April along with Pet Shop Boys, The Afghan Whigs, Brian Ferry, The Cult, Toy Dolls, Fishbone, Bad Manners, Neutral Milk Hotel and more — plus headliners OutKast, Arcade Fire and Muse.
No official reason was given when Lou Reed canceled his performances at Coachella and three other California concerts this spring, but now we know why: Reed recently underwent a liver transplant that was necessary to save his life, his wife Laurie Anderson tells The Times of London.
Dinosaur Jr used its slot on Sunday during the closing day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival’s first weekend to tear through a 10-song, 45-minute set, hitting early fan faves, highlights of the band’s Barlow-less ’90s output and a nugget from pre-Dino Jr outfit Deep Wound.
The reunited Dead Can Dance was one of the last acts to perform on Sunday night to close the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, performing an 11 p.m. set in what seemed like a windstorm. If you missed the official webcast, you can now watch the full 55-minute performance.
With a week to kill in Los Angeles between appearances at the Coachella festival, New Order popped up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night to perform its classic single “Bizarre Love Triangle” on air plus treated fans to a bonus web-only version of “I’ll Stay With You,” the opening track off its just-released ‘Lost Sirens.’
The documentary chronicling the rise, fall and improbable resurrection of The Stone Roses hits U.K. theaters in June, and now fans finally can get their first glimpse of “The Stone Roses: Made of Stone” via the official trailer. Directed by Shane Meadows, the film will premiere May 30 in Manchester.
Nick Cave is pulling double-duty at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, performing both with this on-hiatus band Grinderman and his long-running crew The Bad Seeds. While the full Grinderman webcast from Friday night has yet to surface, Sunday night’s thrilling Bad Seeds performance has
As we wait for a capture of the full webcast of New Order’s Saturday night set at Coachella to surface — hint, hint — we can offer a couple clips from the official broadcast as a way to tide fans over: the frog-assisted “Perfect Kiss,” posted above and courtesy the festival itself, as well as latter-day rocker “Crystal.”
Social Distortion epitomize Southern California, so it’s good to see Mike Ness and Co. bring their pure rock to Coachella this weekend. You can now watch the band’s full 40-minute set — which closes, naturally, with run through Johnny Cash’s classic “Ring of Fire” — right here via this ripped-from-the-webcast footage.