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  • Video: Electronic duo talks guitar-driven new LP

    April 18, 2011 2:50 PM ET

    Ratatat have come a long way since their first time at Coachella four years ago. That was when the New York electronic duo played to the biggest crowd up to that point in their career. "Back then, we just had this tiny little projector and, like, a bedsheet," says Ratatat guitarist Mike Stroud. "It's exciting to come back now, because we have a full production now." The group returns to the road in late May, but right now its members are working on the next album. "We've been h...  | More »

  • Kanye West, PJ Harvey, Duran Duran Wrap Up Spectacular Coachella 2011

    April 18, 2011 2:15 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    The desert landscape of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has become a setting for epic gestures though the years, and no way was Kanye West going to let that opportunity pass him by on Sunday night. As anyone might have expected, the visionary rapper brought all he had to the giant stage – drama, bravado, tragedy, redemption – and found a genuine connection to the massive crowd. As his two-hour performance began, fans saw a large troupe of dancers in flesh-colored costumes s...  | More »

  • Video: Electronica band on playing live

    April 18, 2011 11:30 AM ET

    "I've only been making music for the past three years," Cameron Mesirow of the Brooklyn electronica band Glasser told Rolling Stone at the Coachella festival on Sunday. "I really wanted to make music for a long time, but I was a little scared and I needed to come into my own a little bit." RS at Coachella: The Essential Festival Guide Mesirow explained that she's found a way to translate her music to the stage by putting together a MIDI band, with all the members playi...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2011: The Hottest Photos

    April 18, 2011 11:05 AM ET

    Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Robyn and more  | More »

  • Video: British rapper on making U.S. fans

    April 18, 2011 10:35 AM ET

    British rapper Tinie Tempah played his largest American show yet at the Coachella festival yesterday. "You know, festivals are my thing, so when it comes to the live show I'm always thinking of weird and exciting of wonderful things to do," Tempeh told Rolling Stone. Photos: The Hottest Live Performances from Coachella 2011 He's feeling encouraged by the warm reception for his debut single "Written in the Stars" in the States.  "It's nice to know that people in Amer...  | More »

  • Video: Indie pop band on life-affirming Cali fest

    April 18, 2011 10:25 AM ET

    The Brooklyn indie pop quintet the Pains of Being Pure at Heart played one of the biggest shows of their career on day three of Coachella. "It's still surreal, especially at Coachella, to play in front of so many people, a definite crowd," keyboardist Peggy Wang told Rolling Stone after the set.  | More »

  • Day Two of Coachella: Amazing Sets by Arcade Fire, the Kills, Mumford & Sons and More

    April 17, 2011 1:50 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Day two of Coachella saw the hardest, dangerous edge of indie rock best represented by the Kills and Cage the Elephant, while headliner Arcade Fire and newcomers Mumford & Sons made a case for inspirational folk-rock with rousing, passionate performances. "If you had told me in 2002 that we'd one day be headlining Coachella ... I'd have said you were full of shit," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler told the masses spread out in front of his band, who were making their first ...  | More »

  • Video: The band on European vs. American fests

    April 17, 2011 10:15 AM ET

    Elbow have been playing to massive crowds at British festivals for much of the past decade. "Coachella is very different from British festivals," says the group's frontman Guy Garvey. "Everybody drinks all the time –and with heat like this, with the free drinking laws, you'd have dozens of casualties in the first few hours." RS at Coachella: The Essential Festival Guide Elbow last played Coachella nine years ago. "It was our guitarist's birthday," Garvey says....  | More »

  • Video: A-Trak on creating a viral sensation

    April 17, 2011 10:10 AM ET

    Late last year New York DJ duo Duck Sauce created a video for their insane song "Barbra Streisand" featuring cameos by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Questlove, Santigold, Ezra Koenig and many others. Needless to say, it became a viral sensation that launched their career even though they have yet to release their debut LP. They play Coachella early this evening, but yesterday Duck Sauce's A-Trak spoke with Rolling Stone about their infamous video. "It was definitely a whole pr...  | More »

  • Video: Mumford & Sons on Their Biggest Show Ever

    April 17, 2011 9:25 AM ET

    Hours before taking the stage for Coachella's second night, Mumford & Sons were feeling humbled. "This is going to be the biggest show we will have ever played, which I only found out a couple days ago," frontman Marcus Mumford told Rolling Stone. "It's kind of strange, playing a gig like this after only one album. We're very lucky and blessed." RS at Coachella: The Essential Festival Guide  | More »

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