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Coachella will stream the festival live on YouTube again


Excited about this weekend’s arrival of Coachella — and all of the hologram possibilities that come with it? Of course you are (you clicked on this post)!

But if you weren’t one of the lucky 45,923,583 people* who snagged a ticket to one of the Indio festival’s two identical weekends, there’s a solution. For the third straight year, Coachella producers has announced the festival will stream live on its official YouTube page.

Viewers will be able to stream the first weekend’s five-stage action starting this Friday at 3:30 p.m. PT, because there’s nothing better than spending a nice, warm spring weekend indoors with Sigur Rós on your computer.


Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails to headline Lollapalooza


Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers and The National are officially set to rock Lollapalooza when the festival hits Chicago’s Grant Park August 2-4, organizers announced today.

Looks like that leaked image of the festival lineup was the real deal.

Other big names set for the fest include Kendrick Lamar, Eric Church, Ellie Goulding, Grizzly Bear, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, Band of Horses, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Major Lazer and Two Door Cinema Club.

Check out the entire 130-artist-strong lineup below.


Rumored Lollapalooza lineup leaked: The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, more expected

What do the Cure, Mumford and Sons, and Nine Inch Nails all have in common? According to a leaked image of this year’s Lollapalooza lineup, they’ll all be taking the stage at Chicago’s Grant Park this summer.

The lineup — gleaned from a full-page Lollapalooza ad reportedly set to run in a magazine — also includes a host of previously announced acts like the Killers, the Postal Service, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and the National.

And so much more, of course. Take a look at the list below:


iHeartRadio Music Festival returning to Las Vegas again this summer

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is returning to Las Vegas in September for a third year.

Officials with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced Thursday that the two-day festival would be back at the MGM Grand resort on Sept. 20 and 21.

A musical lineup is expected to be announced this summer.

Last year’s event featured stars including Lil Wayne, Swedish House Mafia, Usher, Green Day, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and Taylor Swift.

The 2013 event will also include the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star campaign, allowing fans to vote on their favorite artist among 25 up-and-coming musicians. The winner of the contest will perform at the festival.

The festival is named after the mobile radio app that allows users to listen to Clear Channel stations or create their own custom stations. READ FULL STORY

SXSW roundup: The non-superstar acts we loved

Photo by Amanda Hatfield

Parquet Courts. Photo by Amanda Hatfield

What began as as intimate little outlet for indie bands and the people who love them has famously become a giant Pepsi Doritos playground for household-name brands like Justin Timberlake and Prince and Green Day.

And since Music Mix has already given you the skinny all the JT and GD happenings of the week, it’s time to go over the festival’s undercards. Our SXSW staff has each selected some of their favorite moments from the week:


How Myspace hides a secret Justin Timberlake SXSW show -- PHOTOS

Austin’s South by Southwest music festival wraps up today, but every year there are “secret” shows by top artists in relatively modest venues, frequently revealed only to the media at the last minute.

But some are more secret than others. A truly secret show is one that 99.8 percent of festival-goers only find out about after it happens. (“Oh my god, did you hear that Jack White joined Dave Grohl for a jam session in a South Lamar tanning salon at 4 a.m. last night? It was amazing!”)

For its supposedly secret Justin Timberlake show, however, sponsor Myspace set a new bar in non-secret obviousness.

The story started off perfectly. The media first got wind of the Justin Timberlake show when the Austin Police Department, of all places, leaked it. That has just the right kind of odd and non-official yet authoritative sourcing that you want for a secret show. (And hey, APD, if you can tell me what time Oz: The Great and Powerful is starting tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, that would be great, too.)

But then once SXSW got underway, there was this on the side of an 800-capacity music venue on a heavily trafficked downtown intersection:


Justin Timberlake closes SXSW on a high note -- VIDEO

Justin Timberlake performs at Myspace Secret Show @ SXSWIf you thought Justin Timberweek ended with Friday night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, you had another thing coming.

Last night, seven days after he appeared on Saturday Night Live as both the show’s host and musical guest, Mr. Suit and Tie seized SXSW by putting on one of the festival’s most anticipated shows of the week. And while Timberlake’s Myspace showcase was this year’s Party To Go To for many, only a lucky few actually got to attend.

That’s because the event went down at Austin’s Coppertank Events Center, a small downtown venue that reached its legal capacity of 800 people so quickly, it seemed like the event was actually sponsored by the city’s fire marshals. Of course, that only enhanced the intimacy of the concert. In the end, the strategy paid off, with both Timberlake and the audience feeding of the night’s once-in-a-lifetime vibes.

The thrills (and shrieks) began the moment he walked out on stage with an acoustic guitar and performed the Justified favorite “Like I Love You.” Wearing a fedora, blazer, and one of those tuxedo-print novelty t-shirts that you thought were only worn by characters in ’80s teen comedies, the singer’s smooth stage presence suggested that he wanted to do more than bring sexy back — he wanted to bring JT back.


SXSW: The amazing, never-ending Prince show -- a moment-by-moment report

Samsung Galaxy Presents Prince And A Tribe Called Quest At SXSWYou know that old Texas saying, “Keep Austin weird“?

Well, Prince really helped that cause on Saturday night, when he took his massive band to Austin’s La Zona Rosa for the Samsung Galaxy showcase: they wore animal caps, danced with a circus ringleader, and capped off a long week of SXSW mania.

Fans were so excited about the show that they arrived at the venue at 9 p.m. and waited for two full hours before even the openers took the stage. (That would be A Tribe Called Quest, who were excellent.) Then they waited another half hour while Prince set up. At which point they were treated to two and a half hours of crazy fun.

So what happened? Below is a moment-by-moment recap of what must’ve been a thrilling/exhausting night for His Purple Majesty. (The guy is 54 years old. So much energy!) Here’s how it all went down.

12:30 a.m.: A very tall, gorgeous woman, dressed in a pants-free costume that makes her look like a pink circus ringleader, walks out on stage wearing a gold Mardi Gras mask. “It’s Naomi Campbell!” shouts the woman behind me. Sadly, this is not true. “Please welcome Company Play!” announces the Lady Who’s Not Naomi Campbell. And that’s when the animals arrive.

12:31 a.m.: From the very back of the room, a string of musicians marches toward the stage like a New Orleans second line, dancing while they play. The guys in the brass section are all wearing fuzzy plush hats that look like animal heads. I spot a fox, a raccoon, a frog, and a bear before I realize that there are too many to write down. The fierce-looking lady back-up singers, at least two of whom have shaved heads, are shaking tambourines. There are 22 people in Prince’s band. 22! READ FULL STORY

Green Day make triumphant post-rehab return at SXSW

“Welcome back!” Billie Joe Armstrong shouted to a capacity crowd — but he might as well have been talking about himself.

A massively energetic Armstrong led Green Day in a triumphant live performance return at SXSW music festival in Austin on Friday night. The evening marked the first major performance by the band since he had an infamous onstage meltdown during the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas last September and subsequently entered rehab. READ FULL STORY

SXSW: Rising rapper Angel Haze gets personal

“Some of you might not know who I am,” admitted Angel Haze on Friday night, as she performed in the Pandora Porch parking lot at SXSW. “But this is a night of f–ing dreams for me.”

Just a few years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine Haze here. Born in Michigan, the 21-year-old rapper grew up in the Greater Apostolic Faith, which she once compared to living in a cult. Struggling within the church, she found the only way to cure her depression was to write.

“I wrote a freaking suicide letter, and it was kind of amazing to me,” she recently told the Fader. “I had to mature much earlier than everyone else.” When Haze was 16, a pastor threatened her mother, and they broke from the church. The next years were rough. She dropped out of school. She was homeless for a while.

But then Haze started making mixtapes and posting them online, and after a handful of her homegrown tracks earned critical praise, she signed with Universal Republic. Then last fall, a breakthrough moment arrived: Haze recast Eminem’s “Cleaning Out My Closet,” reworking it as a stunningly personal tale of lifelong sexual abuse that started when she was raped at age 10. READ FULL STORY

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