1. Talked to Corin Roddick (pictured on the left) from Purity Ring for NOW about collaborating with Danny Brown, playing Coachella, and being called “indietronica” on Wikipedia.

     
  2. The grounds at Coachella.

     

  3. Wrote a few short Coachella reviews for Exclaim! Magazine, including sets by Radiohead, WU LYF, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Give them a read if you’d like. I’ll post pictures from the weekend up here later.

     

  4. Here’s something I wrote for the National Post about the Toronto and Canadian acts playing Coachella this year. While Feist and The Weeknd declined my interview requests, I ended up talking to The Airplane Boys, The Sheepdogs and Zeds Dead. Thiswas my first Post article to appear in print and I’m pretty proud of it. 

     
  5. Image Credit: The Weather Network

    This week’s forecast for Indio, California. Can’t complain about this. Looking forward to getting an early start on my summer tan.

     
  6. Look what came in the mail for me yesterday. 

     
  7. Eighty days until Coachella. Here’s a pretty nifty video from last year’s festival, shot by Ryan Mastro.

     
     
  8. Radiohead - “15 Step”

    So it looks like I’m going to be attending Coachella for the first time in April and I’m pretty damn ecstatic about it. Besides the little known British band above headlining, the lineup for the three day festival also includes performances from the recently reunited At The Drive-In, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, ASAP Rocky, Justice, Flying Lotus, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, WU LYF, Yuck, Girls, The Black Keys, Black Lips, M83, SBTRKT, DJ Shadow and many, many more. My friend is buying the tickets tomorrow morning but I’m so excited I don’t think I’m going to be able to sleep tonight.  

     
     
  9. Photo Credit: Eva Michon

    Speaking of awesome people hanging out together…Sebby G from Death From Above 1979 and Yeezy kicking it at this year’s Coachella festival.

     
  10. The Dead Weather - “Die By The Drop”

    Young bands, take note: performances like this are what get you headlining slots at Coachella and other major summer music festivals. This is the first single from the new Dead Weather album, Sea of Cowards, which comes out May 11th.