Every segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Lie Witness News is like a lesson in how to bullshit (badly). This time around, Kimmel’s fake news crew heads for the desert hills to ask Coachella goers about their favourite bands. Asides from Two Door Cinema Club, all of the bands the interviewer asks those cool musical festival kids are all fake. Watch as they lie about liking “Shorty Jizzle and the Plumber Crocs” (a combination of Bob Dylan and a polka band), “The Obesity Epidemic,” and “Get the F—k Out of My Pool.”
The video would’ve be incredibly depressing if it weren’t for the high possibility that these bands become a reality in a week or two (BTW, totally got dibs on the “Chelsea Clintons”).
Just another reason to wish I was at Coachella instead of rotting beneath a pile of exams and unwanted April snow.
Last night Phoenix took the stage, and as if they weren’t amazing enough on their own, they decided to bring an equally amazing friend along with them. R. Kelly joined the band during their encore for an INSANE mash-up of their respective biggest hits, “1901″ and “Ignition: Remix.”
The quality may not be great, but if I close my eyes and think hard enough, I’m in the front row dancing the night away to the crazy-catchy tune.
Watch the video and be prepared to be floored by the unexpectedly brilliant combination:
If you didn’t get a chance to party at the 2012 Tomorrowland Festival this past July in Belgium, here’s your chance to pretend you were one of the 180,000 visitors there. The festival featured more than 400 artists, including Steve Aoki, M83 and Skrillex.
Based on the newly released Tomorrowland 2012 Official Aftermovie it was a sensory explosion. We can only imagine that if you weren’t already consumed by the music, then the bubbles, fireworks,
substances, confetti and dancing would be enough to make your head EXPLODE.
Things that would make out head explode in a good way:
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There was a heat wave in Indio California over the weekend so naturally festival goers pulled out their cutoff jeans and midriff baring tops. Emma Roberts and Kristen Stewart took it one step further and left the top buttons of their denim shorts undone.
Apparently unbuttoned shorts is a thing at Coachella. No judgement, I’m just curious what’s the backstory? Someone please explain.
This is why you shouldn’t do drugs or drink alcohol kids. The next morning you too might find a YouTube video of yourself kissing and humping a tree.
This girl apparently really appreciates nature and wanted to show everyone at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Coachella, one of the most popular music festivals of the year, will be expanded over two weekends in 2012, reports Billboard.
The newly-expanded festival will be held over two consecutive weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The festival will apparently “attempt to produce two identical weekends” with the same lineup and locations.
On Coachella’s website, organizers say high demand and the rise of counterfeit tickets are the reason behind the expansion.
“We know many of you were unable to attend this year’s festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm. We also know some of you purchased through non-legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from Coachella.com.”
Rightfully so. This year’s festival, which ran from April 15 to 17, sold out in a week, leaving many fans avidly pissed. Performers included the Strokes, Robyn and Kanye West, among others.
The price for a three-day pass to the 2012 festival will be $269 plus fees. Weekend passes go on sale beginning this Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. PT. You won’t want to miss it!
This is a scenario where a classic PerezHilton cocaine picture would apply. Kristen Cavallari dismissed rumors that she used cocaine at this year’s Coachella Music Festival during an interview on a L.A. based radio show.
“Don’t you think it’s funny that Coachella was – what three weeks ago? – and it’s just now coming out when [‘The Hills’] is premiering?” she said on the radio show.
When the radio host asked Cavallari if she ever used cocaine, the reality star said, “Yeah I have. I tried it in high school. I admitted it! I don’t like being around it. I think it’s kind of a shady disgusting drug.”
She further explained, “I’m the first to admit that I like to go out and have a good time. It’s no shock that I drink. I’m not doing anything that I shouldn’t be doing. Drugs scare me…I’m off of all drugs. I’m fine, I’m really healthy and take care of myself.”
The Imagine Music & Arts Festival, inspired by John Lennon’s song of the same name and his famous message of peace and love alongside 1969′s original Woodstock Festival, will be held at Toronto’s Downsview Park for three days this summer, reports CHARTattack.com.
The festival’s website describes the three-day celebration as “Woodstock for the Green Generation.” It is set to coincide with the Earthship Summit, an environmental meeting that plans on challenging the G8 summit this June and argue that world leaders are not doing enough to fix climate change and promote environmentally-friendly initiatives.
Ang Lee literally makes Woodstock the backdrop to his latest film. The famous music festival is both seen from a distance and heard from a distance. If you go into “Taking Woodstock” knowing that, you won’t be disappointed (ie. you won’t expect to hear crazy Jimi Hendrix drum solos or Janis Joplin’s electrifying voice).
It’s clear that Lee and his longtime collaborator, screenwriter James Schamus, were less interested in showcasing the ‘60s festival itself and more interested in exposing the impact that Woodstock had and the impression it left on the era. The main problem is “Taking Woodstock” uses stereotypical characters to explain the impact of a larger-than-life event.
Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, this comedy (which has its fair doses of drama) tells the story of Elliot Teichberg (played by Demetri Martin) and his family of struggling Jewish immigrants living in White Lake, NY. In 1969, Elliot stumbled across Woodstock and found a home for the festival without a home.
Elliot, who felt empowered by the gay rights movement, was originally working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village. However, he also felt he needed to lend a helping hand to his overbearing parents and their rundown motel in White Lake called El Monaco. Conveniently enough, Elliot was also the head of the local chamber of commerce, which allowed him to approve a permit for the three day “peace & music” festival.
The initial wave of performers has been announced for the third annual iTunes Live: London Festival, which will run throughout July at the Roundhouse in north London.
Flo Rida, Oasis, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and the Saturdays are among the confirmed acts, with more artists expected to be announced shortly.
In total, 62 bands will play over 32 consecutive nights starting July 1.
Girl Power could be back in a big way in 2010.
It seems that Lilith Fair, the all-female travelling music festival that ran from 1997 to 1999, is set to return next year. In a short Twitter post on Friday, Nettwerk CEO and founder Terry McBride wrote: “Lilith Fair 2010 here we come!!”
No other information has been released, but stay tuned to andPOP for updates on this story.
Lollapalooza is coming full-circle this year.
The recently reunited Jane’s Addiction, fronted by festival founder Perry Farrell, will headline this year’s edition for the first time since the event debuted in 1991. The other headliners announced by promoters Tuesday are Depeche Mode, Tool, the Killers, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon.
They join more than 100 performers confirmed for the festival, which will take place at Chicago’s Grant Park from Aug. 7 to 9.
Lineup additions to this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival means that the Canadian contingent will now include Montreal’s Plants and Animal, Vancouver’s Japandroids and Calgary’s Women.
They join such previously announced performers as Flaming Lips, the National, Grizzly Bear, the Walkmen and Fucked Up for the event, which will take place at Chicago’s Union Park from July 17 to 19. The festival is now in its fourth year and will showcase a range of international acts on three stages.
Organizers have also introduced a new feature this year, dubbed the “Write the Night: Set Lists By Requests” series, in which fans will get to choose the set lists for all four of Friday’s performers.
The 2009 Roskilde Festival has lined up a diverse roster of performers, including Coldplay, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis and Lil Wayne.
Now in its 39th year, the event is the world’s longest-running outdoor music festival and will take place outside of Copenhagen, Denmark from July 2 to 5.
Other scheduled performers include Lily Allen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Pet Shop Boys, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Slipknot, Fleet Foxes and the Mars Volta.
Our Lady Peace, Finger 11, Sloan and supergroup Chickenfoot are part of the lineup for this summer’s inaugural Canadian Forces Halifax Rock Fest.
The day-long event, which is scheduled to take place on Citadel Hill on Aug. 2, will be broadcast to Canadian troops around the world through Canadian Forces Television.
“This concert is about connecting people,” Frank Cleysen, Canadian Forces Halifax personnel support programs manager and general manager for the event, said in a statement.
The second annual Mile High Music Festival will return to Colorado this summer with headliners Tool, the Fray and Widespread Panic.
The event, slated to take place July 18 and 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, will feature dozens of acts spread out over two stages.
Tool will play on Saturday and the Fray will play on Sunday, while Widespread Panic are scheduled to perform on both days.