so… in a silly attempt to address its growing popularity via enormous ticket demand and self-aggrandizement, the coachella organization has decided to right-click copy and paste its event onto a second weekend (april 13-15, 2012 and april 20-22, 2012)… exact same lineup, same art, same venue. or so they promise.
their logic: since not enough tickets were avail for everyone who wanted to attend coachella, lets just do the same coachella twice so that everyone can attend.
the reality: its not gonna be the same event. and it will only attract more bozos. and, well… its lame.
its obvy impossible to ensure a duplicate event over two weekends. watch when next year tyler the creator cant make one of the coachellas cuz hes in trouble with the law. or when sufjan stevens wont get on stage for one of the coachellas due to a misplaced feather in his fancy winged cape. and the coachella orgs will brush these hiccups off by sending out a press release apologizing for the “incident(s)”.
but whatevs… the event which has already jumped the shark. thanks to the participation of low-talent bro-rock turds kings of leon, lamestream hip pop jerkface kanye west, and generally overpricing and underdelivering, coachella is merely just diluting their dry dusty desert brand.
of course all lame bros ‘n hoes from around the world will still help sell out the fest in record time probably by attending both and the coachella org will pat themselves on the back for having “succeeded” in solving the problem of coachella ticket demand.
demand is a good thing and coachella dont want it. do something cool like add a fourth date or sumthing. double rainbow coachella so stupes.
los angeles area hipsters cold showers have revealed themselves as closet black metal fans in new video “i dont mind” where they fuck around in corpsepaint, inverted crosses, fake blood, and play hot potato with a pig head a la mayhem.
ironically, their music is pretty un-grim, sissy, new wave shit. something tells me euroymous would have non of this…
garage rock homeboys bass drum of death threw a party and turned it into their latest music video for “get found” off their “gb city” album. the video depicts todays youth culture doing kid stuff like drinking, smoking, burning shit, and having fun in slo mo and regular mo at the highest definition video fidelity.
peep the vid below. rock out with your creepy mask out…
vice mag‘s noisey venture has captured internet/blog sensations, cults, during a recent stop in san fran.
in the video, the band brags about how their “free” music model really helped propel them into the blogosphere and subsequently onto a major label signing despite not “understanding” the internet. good for them i guess.
check out the interview and catch performances of new songs “abducted,” “never heal myself,” and “you know what i mean” over at noisey: www.noisey.com/#!/view/meet-cults
colorful chillwave artist and flaming lips collaborator neon indian has dropped a black and white video teaser instrumental from the bands forthcoming new album “heart: attack”. its not neon but is it chill?
this is clearly a sign that artists who participated did not release anything worthy. and that digital music is clearly the future. and that the music industry still aint got a clue. and that there probably wont be anymore record store days…
sometime in 2007, a psuedo holiday was invented called “record store day”. it was a delayed knee jerk reaction to the evolution away from physical media and general truth denial that people no longer buy stuff from music stores.
so this fake unholiday has actually gained traction over the years. with artists gathering leftover tracks, reissues, remixes, and other such throwaway low-effort goodies which probably were never intended to be released to be “exclusive” and “limited edition” record store day items, theres now a seemingly infinite new crop of musics for fans to get their hands and hard drives on. still a pretty cool deal yo.
but this idea of buying music is both costly and takes up actual space. i thought we had moved on from that? are we gonna let old ppl continue to uphold inefficient and outdated ways of consuming musics just for the sake of a nostalgia us kids have never experienced?
the “limited edition” concept never made much sense. yes, it creates the perception of value and ownership desirability. but if an artist poured his heart, soul, and livelihood into his art, why would he want only a select few to be able to enjoy it? #scratcheshead
if record store day continues to grow, maybe online retails will instate their own “legal digital music download day” holiday.
this year record store day falls on april 16, 2011. what are you buying on record store day? or are u gonna stay modern and wait for these treats to end up on the rapidshares and megauploads??
visit the official record store day site to see which brick and mortar shops are participating and for a full list of the RSD goodies: http://www.recordstoreday.com
if u were lucky enough to snag one of them $300 coachella tickets (err wristbands), then u will be delighted to hear that each ticketwristbandthingy will include a high tech gps tracking device at no additional cost! plus each tracking device may or may not be compatible with your fancy verizon iphone 4.
not only will you have access to thee hottest festival in north america featuring some of thee hottest bands and up-and-coming buzzworthy artists, this sweet lil freebie will allow u to report your location to your fest-going buddies in REAL TIME!! so whether u are chillin in the beer garden or doing the dougie in the [sponsor] tent or trading drugs for merch at one of the merch booths or sexing it up if ur coleman tent, u will know where ur buddies are at all times.
we are really fortunate to be in these modern times where such techie toys allow us to experience music and community in ways we never could before. pretty sweet i say.