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Watch: The Weeknd at Coachella 2012

Just a few hours ago, The Weeknd took the stage for the first time in the US to perform a 51-minute set at Coachella. Although he’s played a few shows in Canada and has a tour scheduled later this year, Abel sounded a bit nervous as he performed songs off of his trio of mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, as well as “Crew Love”, his hit with fellow OVOXO member Drake. Normally a very smooth yet mysterious singer, Abel seemed slightly out of place in the bright Californian sun as he missed a few of his higher notes. Below, you can watch the entire set recorded and uploaded by Yardie. More of our Coachella coverage can be seen here.


  1. High For This
  2. D.D. / The Birds (part 1)
  3. Rolling Stone
  4. Gone
  5. Crew Love
  6. What You Need
  7. The Zone
  8. The Party & The After Party
  9. The Knowing
  10. Outside
  11. The Morning
  12. House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
  13. Wicked Games

Watch: M83 at Coachella 2012

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On Friday, M83 performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2012. Anthony Gonzalez and Co. performed songs from all their albums including their most recent 2011 album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. They also performed a Daft Punk cover. Watch M83‘s full set below. For more Coachella coverage, click here.





  1. Intro
  2. Teen Angst
  3. Reunion
  4. Sitting
  5. We Own The Sky
  6. Steve McQueen
  7. Fall(Daft Punk cover)
  8. Midnight City
  9. Couleurs.

Watch: Frank Ocean at Coachella 2012

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Frank Ocean, the R&B member of Odd Future, had the spotlight on him on Friday at Coachella. There were some technical difficulties, but overall it was a great performance. You can check out Frank’s Ocean full set below which includes a Bob Dylan cover and Tyler, the Creator joining to perform “Analog 2”. More Coachella coverage can be seen here.

  1. Long Time Coming (Bob Dylan cover)
  2. Thinking About You
  3. Strawberry Swing
  4. Swim Good
  5. Analog 2 (with Tyler)
  6. Whip Appeal
  7. Voodoo
  8. Love Crimes
  9. Novacane
  10. White


Watch: Radiohead at Coachella 2012

Picture from RollingStone.com
Radiohead‘s full headlining set at Coachella last night can be watched below. Accompanied by a spectacular light show, moving panels, and Thom Yorke’s ponytail, Radiohead performed quite a bit off The King of Limbs, but also made sure to sneak in some old classics like “Karma Police”. If you didn’t catch it last night or if you were too busy switching between Radiohead and the ASAP Mob, you can watch it all below. For more Coachella coverage, click here.

01. Bloom
02. 15 Step
03. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
04. Morning Mr Magpie
05. Staircase
06. The Gloaming
07. Pyramid Song
08. The Daily Mail
09. Myxomatosis
10. Karma Police
11. Identikit
12. Lotus Flower
13. There There
14. Bodysnatchers
15. Idioteque

16. Lucky
17. Reckoner
18. After The Gold Rush/Everything In Its Right Place

19. Give Up The Ghost
20. Paranoid Android

Blog Tapes: The Coachella Mix

[Blog Tapes] – Coachella from metrojolt on 8tracks.

About a year ago, some of us blogger folk decided to band together for a series of Monday Mixer playlists. We’ve proudly joined forces again to restart the series – bigger and better than ever before. Blog Tapes, the new mixtape collective featuring our favorite music blogs on the Internet today, kicks off today with its very first mixtape: 8 hand-picked songs from artists that are all playing at this year’s Coachella festival. Give it a listen above!

DJ Shadow – “Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt”

It’s rare in music for something to completely transcend the strict boundary lines that separate genre from genre. For some reason, we feel the need to box what we listen to into such explicit categories that we’ve even created subgenres within genres and so on. Dream-pop? Surf-rock? Seriously? Since stunning audiences with 1996?s Endtroducing….., the very first album to be recorded using only sampled sounds, DJ Shadow has somehow managed to consistently avoid being defined by labels. By blending songs from all areas of the musical spectrum, DJ Shadow’s sample-heavy music is a fantastic look into the world of music that doesn’t have to be classified to be enjoyed. Seriously. – Frank @ Lost In The Sound

The Head and the Heart – “No One To Let You Down”

I’ve been a fan of this Seattle band for awhile. They’ve only released their debut album but they have a treasure trove of unreleased materials like “No One To Let You Down” to listen to and fall in love with. – Ian @ 1146 Miles

Grouplove – “Colours”

I thank my sister for my love of Grouplove, the 7? of Colours was a birthday present from her, chosen because of it’s excellent cover. Anyone heading to Coachella needs to put these guys near the top of their lists if only for the huge rolling choruses which have the noise of Doolittle-era Pixies and the energy of any festival headline act. The outro alone is made for mud-spattered singalong sunsets. –Marcus @ A Pocket Full Of Seeds

Oberhofer – “Gotta Go”

Brad Oberhofer deals in sun-ripened throwback fuzz-pop that is practically tailor made for singing along to in big crowds. You bet your ass I will be up in the mix belting out all the big “OOoohhs” during “Gotta Go.” In fact, the whole jam is prime sing along material. It’s Oberhofer’s thing. A handful of other Oberhofer gems are kicking around the internet and debut LP Time Capsules II is out now. If you don’t know these guys then skip the pool on Sunday and get to the Mojave Stage at 1:10 to join the sing along! – Brandon @ The Burning Ear

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Act On Impulse”

Scotland has always had a rich heritage of music, but it is the emotive and fierce We We Promised Jetpacks that are carrying the Saltire with pride at the moment. The band have come a long way from their debut album, keeping the desperation and energy, but have now found a little warmth in their hearts as here in Act On Impulse. – Tim @ The Blue Walrus

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Hauntin’ Me”

One of last year’s discoveries that I’ve been keeping an eye on has to be Greece’s Keep Shelly In Athens. Seemingly coming out of nowhere to making it to the Coachella stage in the matter of a year, their set is sure to bring the perfect early afternoon vibes to the early afternoon crowd. I only hope I can drag myself to the fest early enough to see them myself. – Chris @ dailybeatz

Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”

I’m not going to Coachella but if there’s one act I’d rush to see in a festival setting it would be Death Grips. The trio twist punk, hardcore and hip-hip into antagonizing soundscapes fit for a slaughterhouse. Their rhythm and noise formula is a fist in the air, fuck the system blast of energy well-suited for losing your mind under the hot desert sun. Tear the tents down! – Veronica @ Cream Team

Kaskade – “Turn It Down”

It wasn’t a surprise to me that this year’s Coachella is heavily EDM. The somewhat underground movement have been brought to the main stage- plus a DJ is many times cheaper than a band so the decision makes a lot of sense economically. Kaskade is my favorite dance act of the festival. His Fire & Ice album, released back in October 2011, is the reason I’ve been dying to see him live ever since. – Ben @ The Metropolitan Jolt