Saturday, May 05, 2007

It's 9 O'Clock

and tonight 9 PM post being with a quote form the one and only Morrissey

"I was horrified but not surprised to see the U.K. fail again,"
"There's a question I keep asking myself -- why didn't they ask me? It keeps going round in my head."

as he told fans at a concert in London last year

that what the legion front man of "The Smiths told the Crowd at a gig last year after the UK entry finids 19th out of 24 acts [if you want to called them acts]in last year eurovision song contest, this continued the UK bad luck in trying to win back the Eruovision Crown they have not won since 1997 since "Katrina and the Waves"[yes that band who sung the classic one hit wonder "Walking on Sunshine"] with "Love Shine A Light.

so What song got under Morrissey skin
it was this song by UK rapper Daz Sampson

OK, i will admit since we like to pick on this contest because of it bad songs and all, i kind of like this song, but beautifully back-up singers and a chact song did not save the song from it UK cursed, which bring the Mod father slam of last year.

so i was a surprise we hear report the hosted broadcasters the BBC was in talks with the mod father to pen a winning Eruovision song, even he made a video of what would he look like on eruovision with the song "You Have Killed Me" from his last album "Ringleader of the Tormentors"

But after weeks of talks with the BBC Morrissey decide not to entry the contest
letting the indie world down big time, Wield on the other hand a lot of people were glad he did not enter with the leading point is it not the perfit fit for him.

so they the UK was the last entry to enter a song in eruovision and you asking this question who will represent the UK in eruovision Next week

This act
called Smooch
[Ed Note: there Not to be confuse with the Seattle base teen-age band Smoosh]

Oh My! this song is well, kind of dopey big time
cant wait for the Morrissey quote the Wednesday after

so normally i would present a indie Sub for Eruovision only one problem there about over a 1000 indie bands in the U.K. so will take a little time to choose the prefect UK indie band to repeset the UK other then Smooch.

So whiled we think about it let end this post the way we began it with Morrissey and a song that would do well on the show from his first album "You Are the Quarry" called "Irish Blood English Heart"

Friday, May 04, 2007

Film Gudie Friday

"Spider-Man 3":

The web-spinning hero faces a host of villains and personal problems.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence.

"Lucky You"

A poker player (Eric Bana) more lucky at cards than love meets a lounge singer down to her last chips (Drew Barrymore).

Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual humor.

At the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak

"The TV Set"

The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the network TV process of casting, production and airing. Stars David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver.

Rated R for language.


Documentary examining why genocides keep occurring -- from the Armenian genocide in 1915, to the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda and now Darfur -- through the eyes and music of the Grammy award-winning rock band System of a Down.

Not rated.

Playing At the Maple Theatre

"The Wind That Shakes the Barley"

Cillian Murphy ("28 Days Later") and Padraic Delaney are Irish brothers torn apart by the 1920s rebellion against the Black & Tans and the British peacekeepers in Ken Loach's account of the beginnings of the Irish Republican Army and the long-lasting Troubles.

Not rated.

playing at the DFT at the DIA
[please note that this is the last films of the DFT Winter/spring season]

"Into Great Silence"

A documentary chronicling 6 months in the lives of monks who have taken a vow of silence in a monastery in the French Alps.

Not rated.

Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time

Music, history, and emotion fuel this dynamic, award-winning tribute to Los Zafiros, the Beatles of 1960s Cuba. Thirty years after their breakup, the two surviving band members, Manuel Galban and Miguel Cancio, reunite in the streets of present-day Havana, a place full of unforgettable songs and memories for them and for their still-loyal fans. Family members, fellow artists, and friends weigh in, creating a stirring and definitive portrait of The Sapphires

Not Rated.

A Transcendent Transporting Experience

But i could not find the discrition to this film or a you tube trailr

also playing at the discount theater the Cinemark Movies 16 in Warren


Opening up next week

28 Weeks Later

Six months after the rage virus wiped out London, the city rebuilds and re-populates...but the virus is still alive, and deadlier than ever.

Delta Farce

Three hapless guys are mistaken for Army Reservists, loaded onto a plane to Iraq, and accidentally ejected somewhere over Mexico.

The Ex

An underachiever (Zach Braff) must take a job when his pregnant wife (Amanda Peet) quits her high-pressure, big salary career.

Georgia Rule

Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman and Jane Fonda star as three generations of women who learn about the true ties that bind.

The List

Tuesdays 10p - 12a
w/ Melody Licious & Suzy Cole


1) The Black List – Don’t Need You
2) The Whiskey Diaries – Soul City Rocker *(Happy Birthday Jason Lockwood!)
3) Marshall Plan – One Man Island
4) Malpractice – Bullets, Empty Bottles & Drugs
5) Queen Bee – Fine
6) Today I Wait – Fighting Tide
7) The Workhorse Movement – Feel Like Bob Marley
8) The Witches – Some Girl’s Basement
9) Deadstring Brothers – Sacred Heart
10) Suicide Machines – I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
11) The Sights – Waiting On A Friend
12) Adult – Strange Mistake
13) Thunderbirds Are Now! – Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About Me
14) Crud – Reality
15) The Beggars – Thieves
16) The Amino Acids – Trafalger #42
17) Friends Of Dennis Wilson – Most Dangerous Game
18) Bad Faces Clan – Cowboy
19) The Hotness – Peppermint Patty
20) Hellen – Picture
21) Chapstik – Captain
22) Easy Action – Solitary Confinement
23) Dirty Americans – Jet Black Holy Water
24) Howling Diablos – Broke Down
25) Sponge – The Man
26) Dutch Pink – Good Work
27) Grande Nationals – Never Comin’ Back
28) Blackbird Suite – Three Cheers
29) Gore Gore Girls – Astral Man
30) MC5 – Sister Anne

Cowboys & Indies
Saturday From 9:30 PM - Midnight
Cjam-Fm Windsor (

1. seafood - signal sparks
2. six by seven - catch the rain
3. twilight sad - that summer at home I had become the invisible boy
4. television personalities - mr. brightside
5. the kinks - village green preservation society
6. xtc - sgt. rock (is going to help me)
7. art brut - direct hit
8. frank & walters - fight
9. jarvis cocker - fat children
10. maximo park - girls who play guitars
11. the rakes - time to stop talking (request)
12. the enemy - away from here
13. arctic monkeys - this house is a circus (request)
14. the cliks - complicated
lp session mark ronson "version"
15. mark ronson - god put a smile on your face w/ daptone horns
16. mark ronson - valerie w/ amy winehouse
17. mark ronson - pretty greeen w/ santo gold
18. mark ronson - the only one I know w/ robbie williams
19. redjetson - the unravelling
20. apartment - pressures
21. fields - charming the flames
22. strange death of liberal england - a day another day
23. dogs - this stone is a bullet
24. the harrisons - monday arms
25. lodger - kicking sand
26. the shakes - I want a better life
27. circuits - pistols at dawn
28. the klaxons - totem on a timeline (request)
29. arcade fire - intervention
30. the veils - a birthday present
31. young galaxy - no matter how hard you try
32. union of knives - evil has never w/ jenny reeve
33. stars - sleep tonight (junior boys remix)
34. the honeydrips - (lack of) love will tear us apart
35. air - left bank

Aural Bliss
Every Sunday at 10 PM EST

1. sigur ros - saeglopur
2. pornopop - centre
3. sister vanilla - can't stop the rock
4. foxtail somersault - divingboard
5. 5monsters are waiting - nobody
6. marjorie fair - waves
7. hartfield - blow away
8. stereolab - wow and flutter
9. cocteau twins - frou frou foxes in midsummer fires
10. brett anderson - scorpio rising
11. placebo - follow the cops back home
12. dj tiesto - everything (ft. JES)
13. delerium - self-saboteur (ft. Kristy Thirsk)
14. lunascape - praise me
15. imogen heap - speeding cars
16. future funk squad - deep inside
17. saint etienne - sylvie
18. club 8 - chance i deserve
19. rosebuds - when the lights went dim
20. client - heartland
21. trespassers william - more past
22. morrissey - that's entertainment
23. church - invisible
24. kitchens of distinction - one of those sometimes is now
25. the the - perfect

Playlist for Dead Air on indie 103.1 (LA)
Sunday from 11 PM to 1 AM

Playlist for April 29

Reissue of the Week:
Betty Davis – “They Say I’m Different” (Light In The Attic)

1. LoveLikeFire - From A Tower (self released CDEP)
2. Bill Callahan - Sycamore (Drag City CD)
3. Shearwater - Red Sea, Black Sea (Matador CD)
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Jamais (Vice CD)
5. Patti Smith - Soul Kitchen (Columbia CD)
6. The Old Soul - Robert Wyatt (Friendly Fire CD)
7. Feist - 1, 2, 3, 4 (Cherry Tree CD)
8. Rufus Wainwright - Rules & Regulations (Geffen CD)
9. Joan As Police Woman - I Defy (Cheap Lullaby CD)
10. Jana Hunter - Vultures (Gnomonsong CD)
11. Justice - Phantom (Ed Banger CD)
12. Sebastian - Greel (Ed Banger CD)
13. Busy P - Rainbow Man (Ed Banger CD)
14. Betty Davis - They Say I’m Different (Light In The Attic CD)
15. Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - Hot Baby (Ubiquity CD)
16. Elliott Smith - New Monkey (KRS CD)
17. The Sea & Cake - Crossing Line (Thrill Jockey CD)
18. The Clientele - Somebody Changed (Merge CD)
19. Deerhunter - Dr. Glass (kranky CDEP)
20. Amateurs - Omaha Nights (self released CD)
21. Eagle & Talon - Dropped Down (self released CDEP)
22. The Fucking Champs - Spring Break (Drag City CD)
23. Part Chimp - New Cross (Monitor CD)
24. Up The Empire - Volcano (Cougar Label CD)
25. Volt - Chinese Bite (In The Red CD)
26. The Horrors - Gloves (Loog EP)
27. Mas Rapido! - Girl Du Jour (Parasol CD

Rodney on ROQ
3-6 AM EST (Midnight 'til 3AM PST)

April 30th

Coachella Edition

Interpol – Specialist
The Jesus and Mary Chain – April Skies
Arctic Monkeys – This House Is A Circus
Tokyo Police Club – If It Works
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Noisettes – Don’t Give Up
Bjork – Earth Intruders
Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
Jarvis Cocker – Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time
Sonic Youth – Incinerate
Silversun Pickups – Little Lover’s So Polite
Jarvis Cocker – Fat Children
Arcade Fire – Crown of Love
Kings of Leon – On Call
Travis – Comin Around
Fountains of Wayne – Strapped For Cash
The Good, the Bad and the Queen – Kingdom of Doom
Blonde Redhead – Spring and By Summer Fall
The Decemberists – O Valencia!
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators (Roky Erickson) – You’re Gonna Miss Me
The New Pornographers – Use It
The Rapture – Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh (W.A.Y.U.H.)
Sparklehorse – Don’t Take My Sunshine Away
The Fratellis – For the Girl
The Cribs – The New Fellas
Fields – You Brought This On Yourself
The New Pornographers – Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
Mika – Grace Kelly
The Feeling – I Want You Now
The Lemonheads – Purple Parallellagram
Placebo – Because I Want You
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Mika – Love Today
Mando Diao – TV and Me
Anathallo – Genassaret
Happy Mondays – Step On (Remix ’91)
Lily Allen – LDN
Klaxons – Golden Scans
Tapes ‘n Tapes – Cowbell
Mando Diao – You Don’t Understand Me
The Kooks – Sofa Song
Arctic Monkeys – Do Me a Favor
Travis – U16 Girls
The Feeling – Love It When You Call
Amy Winehouse – To Know Him Is To Love Him Top 20 Album
as of 11:20 AM - May 4th

1 - The National - Apartment Story
2 - Charlotte Gainsbourg - Set Yourself On Fire
3 - Dntel - Roll On
4 - The Veils - Not Yet
5 - Modest Mouse - Florida
6 - The Twilight Sad - That Summer, At Home I Had ...
7 - Harlan - Computer Games Under The Sun
8 - Mother Mother - Neighbour
9 - Laura Veirs - Pink Light
10 - Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver
11 - Ben Kweller - I Don't Know Why
12 - Dead Heart Bloom - Wish It Well
13 - The Bees - Listening Man
14 - Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone
15 - The Lemurs - Berlin (SXSW)
16 - Up The Empire - Volcano
17 - Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
18 - Kaiser Chiefs - The Angry Mob
19 - Battles - Tij
20 - LCD Soundsystem - Watch The Tapes Top 20 Albums and Other
Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2007

1. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)
2. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times (RCA)
3. Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw (Columbia/One Haven/Red Ink)
4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Capitol)
5. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond (Fat Possum)
6. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (Universal Republic)
7. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
8. The Fucking Eagles - A Million Dollars Worth of Music (GaptoothJukebox)
9. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
10. The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autums & Fifteen Winters (Fatcat)
11. Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8 (Earthology)
12. The Ponys - Turn the Lights Out (Matador)
13. Blonde Redhead - 23 (4AD)
14. Lifesavas - Gutterfly (Quannum)
15. Grinderman - Grinderman (Anti-)
16. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living with the Living (Touch and Go)
17. Up Bustle & Out - Mexican Sessions (Collision)
18. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Merge)
19. !!! - Myth Takes (Warp)
20. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero (Interscope)

Other CD in the top 90

21. Feist - The Reminder (Cherrytree/Interscope)
25. Laura Veirs - Saltbreakers (Nonesuch)
26. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
28. Bjork - Volta (Elektra)
30. Low - Drums and Guns (Sub Pop)
38. The Detroit Cobras - Tied and True (Bloodshot)
40. Love of Diagrams - Mosaic (Matador)
41. Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City (Vice)
42. The Rosebuds - Night of the Furies (Merge)
43. Son Volt - The Search (Transmit Sound/Legacy)
44. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future (Geffen)
47. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block (Almost Gold)
48. The National - Boxer (Beggars Banquet)
49. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
51. Panda Bear - Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)
53. Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers)
55. Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob (Universal Motown)
56. Trans Am - Sex Change (Thrill Jockey)
58. Cornelius - Sensuous (EverLoving)
66. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
67. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81 (RCA)
70. Elliott Smith - New Moon (Kill Rock Stars)
75. Dntel - Dumb Luck (Sub Pop)
79. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things (DD+BC)
80. The White Stripes - Icky Thump (Warner Bros)
90. Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)

Steve Lamacq's In New Music We Trust
Live Monday 4 PM EDT
or any time at
for one week untill the following monday at 4 PM EDT.

Playlist for April 30th

Maccabees – ‘Precious Time’
Maps – ‘It Will Find You’

Rock n Roll News

Sunset Cinema Club – ‘Gojira Suit’

Headline Maker- Funeral For A Friend
Funeral For A Friend – ‘Into Oblivion (Reunion)’
Funeral For A Friend – ‘Walk Away’
Funeral For A Friend – ‘Great Wide Open’
Funeral For A Friend – ‘Sweetest Wave’

Star 27 – ‘Bukowski’s Secret’

My Scene - York

Dinosaur Jnr – ‘Crumble’

Listening Post
The Author – ‘Taxi’
Little Man Tate – ‘European Lover’
Rumble Strips – ‘Alarm Clock’

Figurines Live In Session From Maida Vale
I Remember
Silver Ponds

Fury Of The Headteachers – ‘Not What It Used To Be’

Demo of the week
Vampire Weekend – ‘Punk’

The Final Five!
Tim Armstrong – ‘Into Action’
Noisettes – ‘Scratch Your Name’
Mr Fang – ‘Stitches’
Sparta – 'Taking Back Control’
Desert Hearts – 'Sea Punk'

The Steve Lamacq Show
Wednesday 6:30 PM EDT

on BBC Radio 2

Playlist for May 2nd

Manic Street Preachers – 'Autumsong'

Yo Zushi – 'Three Sparrow Bossa'

Youth Group - 'Sorry'
Album – ‘Casino Twilight Dogs’

Lovers – ‘Crik Crak’

Benjy Ferree – ‘(One) In the Countryside’
Domino Records

Cribs – ‘Men’s Needs’

Emma Pollock – ‘Adrenaline’

Shady Bard - 'From the Ground Up'

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’

Two Gallants – ‘Seems Like Home to Me’

Tiny Dancers – ‘Hannah We Know’

Wild Rumpus - ‘Musical Blaze-Up’

The Dawn Chorus – ‘The Town and The City’

Electrelane – 'Cut And Run'

MJ Hibbert & The Validators – 'The Lesson Of The Smiths'

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New Music Tuesday

WEEK 18 [2007]
MAY 1, 2007

today is may 1, and happy Birthday to Western Michigan born and one time member of the Smashing Pumpkins, the bass player know as D'arcy she turn 39 today and she my not tour with the pumpkins since she keep low after the pumpkins.

also having a birthday on this date but on the other side of the state born on 1954 is Detroit is Ray Parker Jr. he 63 he was know for impressing the ladies in the Early 80's with song like "the Other Woman" before becoming a staple in Karaoke Machines for life with the Title Track of the 80's movies "Ghostbusters"

also on this day in 1974, The Carpenters who was then the hottest band around played a big time gig, can you say begin the musical act for a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

and speaking about big day, it on this day in 1967 that the king of all rock and roll Elvis Presley broke 1,000 of hearts around the world as he married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas almost 11 years after his first No.1 hit "Heartbreak Hotel".

Here hoping you do hit the heartbreak hotel at the Indie music store with New music released from the only band that matter Because today is

The Most Important released that matters:

Tori Amos - American Doll Posse (special edition comes with DVD; Epic)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81 (Red Ink)

Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond (Fat Possum)

Feist - The Reminder (CherryTree/Interscope)

Chantal Kreviazuk - Ghost Stories (Nettwerk)

Rush - Snakes & Arrows (limited edition feature MVI format; Atlantic)
Various artists - "Spider-Man 3" soundtrack (Record Collection)

Snow Patrol - Signal Fire

The Other New Releases:

65 Days of Static - The Destruction of Small Ideas (Monotreme)
Acute - Arms Around a Stranger (Help)
The Dreadful Yawns - Rest (Exit Stencil)
The Flesh - Firetower (Gern Blandsten)
Fort Knox Five - Reminted (Fort Knox)
Frog Eyes - Tears of the Valedictorian (Absolutely Kosher)
Girl in a Coma - Both Before I'm Gone (enhanced; Blackheart)
Les Sans Culottes - Le Weekender (Vibratone)

Protest Hill - The City Echoes Our Hearts (Latest Flame)
Through the Sparks - Lazarus Beach (Skybucket)
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position (enhanced; Universal)

Notable Reissues and Archival Material:

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Blood & Chocolate; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy!!; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Goodbye Cruel World; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - King of America; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - My Aim Is True; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Punch the Clock; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years; (Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - This Year's Model;(Hip-O)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Trust (Hip-O)
David Johansen - In Style (American Beat) [Buy]
Warren Zevon - Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings (two CDs; New West)
Various artists - Dirty Dancing - Twentieth Anniversary Edition (with DVD; Time Life)

Music DVDs:

Charlotte Martin - "Something Like a DVD" (Dinosaur Fight)
Rush - "A Show of Hands," "Exit Stage Left" and "Grace Under Pressure - 1984" (Island/Mercury)
Frank Zappa - "Classic Albums: Apostrophe/Over-Nite Sensation (Eagle Vision)

TV on DVD:

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Best of the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
Around the World in 80 Days - Around The World In 80 Days
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters - The Best Of
Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete 2nd Season
Def Poetry Jam - Season 5
Dinosaurs - The Complete 3rd and 4th Seasons
The Girls Next Door - Season 2
Hee Haw - Collection Vol 7
Jason King - Jason King
The King of Queens - The 8th Season
Melrose Place - The Complete 2nd Season
Three's Company - Capturing The Laughter - Janet's Favorites
What I Like About You - The Complete 1st Season
Will & Grace - Season 6

It's 9 O'Clock

and tonight were giving my eruovision song contest preview a little bit of a rest because i saw something very funny i could not stop laguing since i saw it this morning.

I was wrapping my instant review of the webcast of the Coachella music Festival as i waited for the last good band to played the festival webcast ["The Lemonheads"]so with nothing to do, i watch the stunning infomercial of a Collection of soft rock fave hosted by all people Air Suppluy.

I only saw about 10 mintues of it untill i turn to playmania on GSN, thank god for good programming, so i put the Story on it this morning and i want to find the video of a clip of that infomercial, but instend of that i saw this which was so funny i have to put it:

i know you are asking who is Jonathan Coulton

Well he is from Colchester, Connecticut, he is a singer-songwriter, who make Novtive songs about "geeky" topics, and one of the song in the Spoof have been adpot into anthem for tech people, so i have to give you on of the many fan video for the song "Code monkey"

to fine out about his music
you can go on his web sight at or on his my space page at

And once you done finding the perfic unbreakable code you still have time on Aug.3rd to go to Lollapalooza at Chicago Grant park and since i skip last night tonight we have two for the price of on on the make shift stage

First up tonight from the makeshift stage is a band who played friday night at Coachella


Create Your Own PaloozaHead - Visit

and on the back en tonight is one of the band who i dont follow on the blog sight, but there playing Lolly so they take the backend on the make shift tonight.

My Morning Jacket

Create Your Own PaloozaHead - Visit

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Film Gudie Top 10

We have a winner in the box office this week

and if safe to say there saving there money on Spidey 3

For the first time since September 2006, the No.1 film earn less than $10 millions dollars, not good

with Disturbia still at no.1 for the third and final week with a take $9.1 million bring it total take for the three weeks it have been out to a grand total of $52.2 million

the new films on any giving week would rank at the bottom of top 10 or worst nowhere to be seen in the top 10, but giving the facts there luck they make it to the top 10.

"The Invisible" which stars Justin Chatwin as a seemingly dead teen stuck in a ghostly limbo, lead all new films at No.2 with a OK $7.6 million.

The Nicolas Cage seeing two minutes into the Future action flick "Next" was behind "The Invisible" at No.3 with a still OK $7.2 million

"The Condemned" did not opened a can of whoop ass in theater and opened at a very weak no.9 with a poor take of $4 million, the films star WWE Westerl "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

"Kickin' It Old Skool" which stars Jamie Kennedy as a would be Rapper waken up after a 20-years come was Outdated and finish out of the top ten and now is a Dud.

but peter Parker is coming Next week

the Rest of the top ten goes like this:

1. "Disturbia," $9.1 million.
2. "The Invisible," $7.6 million.
3. "Next," $7.2 million.
4. "Fracture," $7.1 million.
5. "Blades of Glory," $5.2 million.
6. "Meet the Robinsons," $4.84 million.
7. "Hot Fuzz," $4.8 million.
8. "Vacancy," $4.2 million.
9. "The Condemned," $4 million.
10. "Are We Done Yet?", $3.4 million.

Gig Gudie Monday

and if i miss a gig please e-mail me at Culturecitynewstips[at]yahoo[dot]com

And Now back to really[as in my blog sight, Not really TV]

April 30th - May 6th



Kaiser Chiefs - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - NBC
Dinosaur Jr. - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS
The Noisettes - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson - CBS
Arctic Monkeys - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Silversun Pickups - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC[From Feb.28]
Patti Smith - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - NBC
Modest Mouse - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS
Chris Isaak - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
The Format - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Fountains of Wayne - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson - CBS
RatDog - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Teddybears - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Tori Amos - The Late Show With David Letterman - CBS
Tom Waits - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - NBC
Alice Cooper - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson - CBS
The Nightwatchman - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC


BBC Radio

Radio 1

Steve Lamacq's In New Music We Trust
Monday From 4 PM EST

Jo Whiley In New Music We Trust
Wednesday 4 PM EST

Zane Lowe
Weekday From 2 to 4 PM EST

Wednesday - Linkin Park

Huw Stephens Unsigned
Wednesday 7 to 9 PM EST

This Week in sesstion
Eugene McGuinness

Annie Mac

Friday Night Web show
Friday Night Mash up from 5 to 7 PM
Sunday web Show from 4 PM

Radio 2



Russell Davies presents this new three-part series profiling Liberace, twenty years on from his death (4 February 1987). For decades, he was known for his music, candelabra, charisma, diamonds and dazzle. But despite his overt campery, he could never publically admit that he was would have cost him millions!

BBC 6 Music

6Music Plays It Again
Monday-Thursday 4:30 PM EST

Wish You'd Been Here -
The Pink Floyd Story

Forty years on from their first UK chart success, Bob Harris presents a four-part history of Pink Floyd.

This documentary was first broadcast in February 2002.

6Music Plays It Again Overnight
Every Night at 10 PM EDT

And yes The Story Of Pop Countinues

Monday - Pt 39 - Kiss My Axe
Tuesday - Pt 40 - King Guitar - Jimi Hendrix
Wednesday - Pt 41 - Kerrrraaanngg! Heavy Metal
Thursday - Pt 42 - Rap It Upl
Friday - Pt 43 - Parental Discretion Is Advised
Saturday - Pt 44 - Girls Talk - Women In Music
Sunday - Pt 45 - I Want You To Hurt Like I Do

Live at 4(AM UK)
Every Night at 11 PM EDT

Concerts 4:00[AM UK/11 PM]

Monday - St Etienne - Glastonbury Festival 1998
Tuesday - New Model Army - Eissporthhalle Germany 1990
Wednesday - Stereolab - Reading Festival 1997
Thursday - Youssou N'Dour - Glastonbury Festival 1989
Friday - Hootie And The Blowfish - Wolverhampton 1995
Saturday - Divine Comedy - Glastonbury Festival 2004
Sunday - Eddie And The Hot Rods - Paris Theatre 1977

Sessions 4:30[AM UK/ 11:30 PM

Altered Images - 14/03/1982
Guillemots - 26/06/2006

Higson - 22/09/1982
Mojave 3 - 02/09/2003

Misty In Roots - 19/06/1983
Hot Hot Heat - 04/05/2005

Little George - 12/12/2001
Euros Child - 06/02/2006

The Who - Sounds Of The 70's Compilation
New Young Pony Club - 22/03/2007

Frantic Elevators - 25/02/1981
Dresden Dolls - 16/02/2005

Gang Of Four - 26/09/2006
Gary Numan - 29/05/1979

Gideon Coe
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Wednesday - Figurines
Thursday - CW Stoneking
Friday - James (Hub Session)

Tom Robinson
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This Week in Session !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
This Week's Guests Andy White on Monday and Good Books on Tuesday

KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt
Live Set beging at 2:15 PM EST

Tuesday - Rufus Wainwright
Thursday - Tim Finn
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!!! - Thursday - 1:00pm
Mando Diao - Friday - 11:00am
Harlem Shakes - Saturday - 12:00pm
Apostle of Hustle - Saturday - 3:00pm
Sneaky Thieves (LIVE from High Dive) - Saturday - 6:30pm
Siberian (LIVE from High Dive) - Saturday - 8:00pm
Space Cretins (LIVE from High Dive) - Saturday - 9:30pm
Head (LIVE from High Dive) Saturday - 10:30pm
Hollow Points (LIVE from High Dive) - Saturday - 11:30pm Live Lounge

Tuesday - Vandaveer - 3:00pm
Friday - Lab Partners - 4:00pm Live Concert seriers
From the 9:30 culb in Washington D.C.

Monday - Peter, Björn and John - 9:00 P.M.
Saturday - Björk - 8:00 P.M.[From NYC United Palace

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The Full Line up:
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Wednesday - Gorilla Vs. Bear
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Left of Sessions
Wednesdays 9 pm
Rebroadcast Fridays noon ET

This Week
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Patti Smith: Twelve
4/30 - 5/4 4 pm ET
Patti Smith has just released a new album of covers called Twelve. As she told us, she wanted to get it out by May 1, aka May Day, "The Worker's Holiday". Each day during the week of May 1, we’re playing three different new songs from the CD, and Patti will talk to Meg Griffin about why she chose to cover them.

World Café
6 pm - 8 pm ET Monday through Thursday
noon - 2pm ET Friday

Monday - Bright Eyes
Tuesday - Angelique Kidjo
Wednesday - The Broken West
Thursday - Serena Ryder
Friday - Kaiser Chiefs

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Exclusive North American Premiere of Feist's New CD The Reminder
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Monday - 4AM ET - The Verge - XM 52

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Live From The Knitting Factory: Beauty Pill
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Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
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Thursday - Noon - 1PM ET - The Village - XM 15
This week's theme is Coffee



Monday - TED LEO and the PHARMACISTS!
Saturday - ADULT.
Sunday - EL-P



Maigic Bag

Thursday - ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS with Shurman
Friday - DUTCH PINK with Grande Nationals & Jeremiah Bazely

Lager House

Tuesday - Ho-Ag
Wednesday - Forget Cassettes
Thursday - Pela
Friday - Zoos Of Berlin / Eons / Heroes & Villians


Tuesday - The Love Story w/ Elm From Arm, She Keeps Bees
Wednesday - The Slackers w/ The Phenomenauts
Thursday - Minor Planets w/ The Royal Affairs, Sik Sik Nation, Leah & Aaron Diehl,The Sheds
Friday - Ann Arbor Soul Club
Saturday - Belikos w/ Cut to Scene, Nae Smiles

The Belmont

Friday - BirdDogs CD Release w/ FriendsOfDennisWilson, BadFacesClan and TheQuestions
Saturday - Hotness, Hellen and Noble Liar (South Bend)
Sunday - Nain Rouge, Today I Wait and By Autumn's End


Tuesday - the Independents, Left In Ruin, Whiskey Diaries, Blacklist, Marshall Law
Thursday - The Love Story, She Keeps Bees, TBA

Bohemian National Home - 3009 Tillman, Detroit (1 blk N. of Michigan Ave, between I-96 and Grand Blvd)

Wednesday - White/Litchens
Thursday - Dave Shettler and Scott Zacharias Present
Friday - The Willowz, Wheels of Fire, Kelly Jean Caldwell and the Kissin Cousins vs. Bad Medicine at the Campfire

Michigan Theatre

Friday - Norah Jones

Fox Theater

Saturday - Brian McKnight

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Friday - Billy Joel

And No Coachella Wrap up would be complet without the offical AP Wire report

Rage Against the Machine rages at Coachella music festival

Associated Press Writer

INDIO, Calif- Thousands of sunburnt fans roared in unison and pumped their fists in the desert air Sunday night as reunited political rockers Rage Against the Machine took the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Grinning, lead singer-rapper Zack de la Rocha pumped his fist along with them.

Seven years after the quartet broke up following de la Rocha's departure, the band returned with a vengeance to close out the three-day festival east of Palm Springs.

Stomping, shouting into his microphone, grabbing his curly hair and inciting the audience to "keep fighting," de la Rocha powered through songs ranging from the bass heavy "Bulls on Parade" to the anthem "Killing in the Name."

He also railed against the war in Iraq and likened Bush administration officials to Nazi war criminals.

"This current administration is no exception. They should be tried and hung and shot," he said.

Drummer Brad Wilk, bassist Tim Commerford and guitarist Tom Morello, who wore a hat with the word "UNITY" on it, completed the lineup.

"They changed my life. They made me a liberal," said sweat-drenched history teacher Rafael Ramon, 25, who had waited in a crowd packed shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the stage all day.

"All of America needed Rage to come back. They've been missing," he said.

The band last played the festival during its first year in 1999.

An estimated 180,000 people attended the festival over

the three days but police said there were few problems.
Fewer than 100 people were arrested, most of them for investigation of drug or alcohol use, and there were a couple reports of people being treated for drug overdoses, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said early Monday morning.

Triple-digit temperatures on Saturday also led to some cases of heat exhaustion, he said.

"Overall, the event was significant incidents or challenges," he said.

Local police were aided by those from surrounding departments and by private security, he said.

Anticipation for Rage started building Saturday, when Morello performed a solo act of protest songs as the Nightwatchman.

Morello wore a harmonica and swapped his standard electric guitar for an acoustic with the words "whatever it takes" scrawled on it.

He dedicated tunes to "rebel girls and women," unions, farm workers and the audience.

Other Sunday highlights were country music veteran Willie Nelson, performing a day before his 74th birthday, and reunited rock band Crowded House.

On Saturday, Los Angeles hip-hop fusion ensemble Ozomatli provided one of the most energetic of the festival, with band members calling out to the audience in both English and Spanish.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined Saturday.

Singer Anthony Kiedis, sporting a mustache and wearing a black vest and fingerless gloves, raced around the stage, zipping past bare-chested bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante.

"Out of all the bands playing, I wanted to see them the most!" said Nicole McMachen, 21, who danced ferociously to the music with her fiance, Dustin Palmer, 21.

McMachen said she planned to get lyrics for the song "Snow (Hey Oh)" tattooed onto her arm.

Flea, known for his giddy stage outbursts, expressed the opposite of rage to the audience.

"Everything is beautiful," he yelled out. "Love and peace is in all our hearts."

Report From the Field From Coachella - #10[the last post as well]

And Now the Finaly post from the LA Newspapers blogger who cover Cocahella

The L.A. Times

The Roots branch out into activism too

If a common sentiment emerged from the hip-hop acts that rocked this year's Coachella, it's opposition to the Bush administration, with everyone from well-known political firebrands like the Coup, El-P and Pharoahe Monch to relative newcomers like Brother Ali and Lupe Fiasco. The latter dedicated his anti-imperialist screed, "American Terrorist" to a roaring crowd. But perhaps the highlight of the bunch was the Philadephia hip-hoppers, The Roots, a group less known for their subversive sentiment.

Indeed, the showstopper of the Roots' 50-minute main stage set was a cover of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War," with soul singer Kirk Douglas handling vocals and bursts of psychedelic guitar and funky drums buoying the noise. The rest of the Roots set was less explosive and incendiary, as the band rattled off a series of covers ranging from funk classics like "Jungle Boogie" to "Push It" to "Egyptian Lover" to "Award Tour" to even Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot."

Fiasco's set earlier in the day was similarly captivating, with the Chicago-bred MC displaying an energetic stage presence, flinging water on on-lookers and even sprinting into the crowd during closer, the Beta Band-sampling "Daydream."

Desert dealings, Vol. 5

Officials put the crowd total at 60,000 for each day of Coachella, though the grounds seemed more crowded Sunday. Maybe it was just the bigger-than-usual (for the time slot) main stage crowds for afternoon sets by Explosions in the Sky and the Roots.

Of the 16,000 campers at the festival, 30% were from outside the U.S.

A moment of silence for José González

While the Klaxons were exploring the rhythmic possibilities of an air raid siren in the Mojave Tent, Sweden's José González was, against all odds, performing to a rapt crowd at the Gobi Tent.

Like Cat Stevens without the "Peace Train" homilies, the slight and scruffy González performed atop the stage's drum riser, accompanied at times by conga and a young woman who offered a few gentle pats on a cowbell as well as an occasional vocal harmony. As the sun slowly set behind us, González's breezy renditions of "Heartbeat" and "Stay in the Shade" needed little else beyond his honeyed voice and delicately finger-picked guitar. Until, of course, the bass rumbles from the DJs spinning in the geodesic dome at the tent's mouth elbowed their way to the front of the tent. Every coffeehouse troubadour knows the feeling

Party at CSS's house

Cansei de Ser Sexy, Sub Pop's Brazilian delegates of juicy dance-rock, chased after the rainbow of glam-hipster band fame every second of their performance. Purple unitard on Lovefoxxx? Uh-huh. A preponderance of bandanas and/or glittery scarves on every band member? You know it. Paris Hilton dancing on the side of the stage? Afraid so. And check out this unholy amount of self-referencing: Lovefoxxx told the audience that she'd just met Hilton and then she proceeded to play "Meeting Paris Hilton." And somewhere in Williamsburg, we're pretty sure, an Urban Outfitters went up in flames.

Other stunts of the band's aerobicized set included a souped-up cover of L7's "Pretend We're Dead" and a new song that showcased CSS's sometimes-underrated songwriting chops. They closed with a scintillating trinity of CSS hits, including "Artbitch," their ode to merlot-swilling gallery flies. In her introduction to the last song, "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above," Lovefoxxx said, "After Coachella, let's go to my house. I've got some condoms and we'll make love."

Hmm. ... I'm actually a lot more interested in some air conditioning at this point. You got that?

Crowded House plays to a crowded field

So maybe there should have been more breathing room between the Crowded House reunion show on the main stage and Rage Against the Machine's headlining slot. Like two days.

The New Zealand pop quartet painted lovely pictures in the early dusk, harmonizing their way into the hearts of the throng gathering in anticipation of the festival climax. It might have come off as totally pastoral had not Neil Finn done the courteous thing and name-checked the bands that would follow. That sparked chants of "Rage, Rage, Rage" -- to which Finn could only reply, good-naturedly, "It's gonna be good. Go have a drink in the tent ... There's still time."

The folks up front waving the colors of New Zealand stayed put, of course. They'd waited a decade for their heroes to re-emerge, and they couldn't have been disappointed with the aplomb with which Crowded House delivered their hits. And when Finn's microphone cut out during "Don't Dream It's Over," he didn't have to ask the crowd very hard to help with the vocals. They filled in, very likely as they have been doing for the past 10 years.

Klaxons freak out

Eraserhead hairdos? Shrieking feedback? The notion that a British guitar rock band can be truly dangerous? We got all that Friday with Jesus and Mary Chain, and we got it again today with Klaxons, who absolutely murdered the Mojave tent and announced themselves as the Reid Brothers' most likely heirs. Yes, yes, we know we're feeding the hype machine, but good god Klaxons deserve it this time.

The X'ed out teenagers packing glowsticks and candy bracelets in their native England were replaced by a filthy and rabid crowd pogoing with their jaws on the floor and hands in the air. The trio (with a hired-gun live drummer) tore through the hits off their debut "Myths of the Near Future" with a maniacal brashness equal parts PiL and actual pills. "Atlantis To Interzone" churned with grimy basslines and don't-take-the-brown-acid caterwauling, while Jamie Reynolds and Simon Taylor traded deapan bon mots on the steely, propulsive single "Magick."

Like the JAMC, Klaxons' little secret is that they're actually whip-smart tunesmiths, and shimmering pop turns like "Golden Skans" and an ace cover of old-rave staple "Not Over Yet" suggested they have a long future after this faux-techno kick dies down. "Thank you for making special for us," their swaggering, sweaty bassist Reynolds said. "For that, we give you this," and lunged into another ferocious electro-punk freakout. Say it as loud as an air raid siren -- Klaxons just killed it.

Lily Allen's more than just a girl

Anyone stlll thinking the great, Internet-born Lily Allen craze had crested and been replaced by the Amy Winehouses of the world obviously wasn't anywhere near her set at an overflowing Mojave tent. Backed by a full band and horn section that would've done the Skatalites proud, Allen confidently bounded through material from her MySpace-bred debut album "Alright, Still" with a brash confidence that recalled a smarter, sassier Gwen Stefani -- at least before Gwen became the eeriely airbrushed pop cyborg of today.

Beyond the superficial resemblances in sound and attitude, would the former singer for No Doubt have apologized for forgetting a few lyrics as a result of having a couple of spliffs earlier in the day? Would she so readily incite a tent full of women to scream in support as she bluntly introduced "Not Big," a song about the hardship of living with a man's, um, shortcomings? Not likely.

Dressed in her usual assortment of Lily-ana (hoop earrings, poofy dress, trainers), the London native strolled across both sides of the stage with the occasional cigarette and charisma to burn, not even letting the day's elephant in the room shadow what must've been one of her most successful shows stateside. After the crowd cheered in appreciation at her passing mention of the night's headliners, Allen was unfazed.

"I've never heard of them," she said with a devilish grin. "But apparently they're quite big."

Manu Chao brings the people together

If ripping on Ol' G.W.B. was the weekend's big theme, pan-ethnic punk/funk may have been another. Gogol Bordello threw down for the Eastern Bloc, Konono No 1. repped the Congo, and the Spanish-via-Paris vagabond Manu Chao did his best to prepare the audience for the Rage to come in a half-hour.

Coachella fans heard Chao's handiwork last year, having midwifed Amadou & Mariam's Malian blues on "Dimanche A Bamako." But on the main stage, Chao cherry-picked from countless cultures; English punk, bossa nova and cut-'em-fat reggae were all fair game. It's unfair to stick Chao in the ghetto of the World Music bin, because nothing he does emulates the music of other cultures -- it's the real article. Grinning in a sporty bandanna, Chao sung with a revolutionary energy, and his gangbusters backing band matched him step for step. His bassist, who looked like Henry Rollins after a few trips down a buffet line, laid down deep, vigorous grooves while his guitarist melted faces with a high-wire flamenco solo.

Chao's a born provocatuer as well, which is part of what makes him so beloved in Latin American politico circles. He dedicated one song to the "minor terrorist" we call President, before calling out Guantamo and random spying as part of the problem. But don't worry, he still finished one roiling hardcore tune with the chorus "me gusta marijuana." Back at you, Manu.

Before Rage, a Happy Mondays rave

With bass lines that shook every bowel in the Sahara Tent, the Happy Mondays announced their return with a soulful set that featured guests, a lucky dancer and a surprisingly robust Shaun Ryder. It was 50 minutes for the "24 Hour Party People."

Nailing songs such as "Step On" and "Hallelujah" as if it were the '80s, the Mondays -- whose influence as rock/soul hybridists is undeniable -- showed the half full tent, which included front-row denizens holding aloft ticket stubs from long-ago concerts, that the sound of Madchester still breathed. Guitarist Danny Saber (Black Grape) was among the contributors, as was L.A.'s own motormouth, Mickey Avalon. But it was also a night to remember for a magazine writer, NME's Dan Martin. Absent the staple of Bez's dancing, Martin filled in onstage -- despite a well-meaning security guy's effort to drag him off, thinking Martin was a wayward crowd member. When after a moment's absence he reappeared, throwing down some pretty decent moves. The crowd roared and the spirit of the Hacienda lived on.

It's a shame about Rage

[Guest blogger Chris Barton has never dated Winona Ryder.]

A half circle of 24 cops was taking in the scene just outside the shoulder-to-shoulder mob absorbing all that was Rage, and we're pretty sure they weren't there to make sure Evan Dando got home safely. The back half of the grounds just beyond their perimeter was so deserted all that was missing was a single tumbleweed crossing your path toward a depressingly dramatic light display signifying that, yes, other acts were onstage at that hour, too, and one of them was the reunited Lemonheads.

Seriously, you almost have to feel bad for Evan Dando at this point. He got his act together for taut, focused comeback record, scored a prime closing slot at the biggest rock festival in the country and wound up playing opposite the biggest show in Coachella's history. Dumb luck, that. But those who did turn out at the Outdoor Stage had plenty of elbow room for a set of perfectly fine, jangly power pop that without a doubt would've been crowd pleasing at just about any other hour of the weekend.

If nothing else, Dando can compare his struggles with darkwave staples VNV Nation and Israeli trance favorites Infected Mushroom, both of whom played tents that were barely a third full. Potty-mouthed irony-rap artists Spank Rock fared a little better, but their Gobi Tent was also the smallest. Rage against the schedule-makers, my brothers.

Dead Air for 30 minutes

On Day 3 of this behemoth that's going to close with a whole lotta Rage, the Outdoor Theatre crowd was ready to make out on grass-stained towels to Air's glittery sunset electronica. But the sexy boys of Air delayed their set by 30 minutes before finally taking the stage under hot pink lights. Good thing too because the crowd was about to riot. Ha, not really. A riot before Air? Avant-pop fans don't do that.

The French duo turned it out well enough, getting airport-lounge sedate in the right moments and cranking up the glitchy stadium rock to keep the fabulous quotient high. "Sexy Boy" was trotted out, as well as some bubbly "Virgin Suicides" soundtrack material. But honestly? Coming out that late at some yacht party off of Ibiza is one thing but at Coachella, it's just kind of obnoxious. So I turned in my visa and headed for Teddybears

Spank Rock: What does that mean, anyway?

You want to know how to fill up the Gobi tent when you're one of Coachella's sacrificial lambs? Start off by looking like Pharell if reared by Kurtis Blow in Jamaica. Then add in some potty talk about the bathing suit areas of both genders. Oh, and some bongo players and ladies in braids who will pop and lock with big grins on their faces. And let's not forget the secret sauce: some mostly empty talk about the races rioting on the dance floor that will make you sound intelligent but is pretty much a ruse. But hey, whatever. Spank Rock isn't trying to gather the intelligentsia for a poetry reading.

Some of us like our festival closers blissfully stoopid, thank you very much.

All the rage for all the right reasons

[Guest blogger August Brown rallies 'round the family, with a pocket full of shells.]

It’s hard to think about Rage Against The Machine in 2007 without remembering 1992. Clinton was in office, the economy was about to start sailing, and yet they still found plenty of reasons to be furious at The System. Their headlining set on Sunday was probably the most anticipated set in Coachella history; everything from riots to bona fide revolution seemed possible, judging from the hyperbole about their reunion. How would their serrated funk-metal play in a decade where there’s more legitimate reasons to take to the streets, and when few musicians seems to know how to talk about them?

For the first three songs at least, it played awfully sedate. Nearly every weary body on the grounds champed at the bit for the band to come out (sorry, Evan Dando and Spank Rock). But in one of the year’s biggest anti-climaxes, Rage emerged to a muddy and anemic mix that knocked the wind out of Tim Commerford’s basslines. For a minute there, it seemed that the Machine would win out by cutting off Rage from their best weapon- their skull-cracking riffs.

But the soundboard pulled it together, turning up the master mix three songs in, and the band scorched. As did a few small bonfires near the right guardrails, but outside of a few rogue lighting rig climbers, the only really dangerous explosions were happening onstage. Zach de la Rocha spat venom at consumers, Christians and the shoppers on Rodeo Drive (one his better metaphorical punching bags) but kept the stage banter non-existent. Tom Morello, one of the last real guitar heroes left in America, conjured Hendrix’s solos, Public Enemy’s brittle DJ scratching and squeals of feedback in between Sly Stone-via-Dante’s Inferno funk licks. Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk were as martial as ever, and era-defining hits like “Bulls On Parade” and “Bombtrack” have held up astonishingly well.

The only time de la Rocha broke the fourth wall was to give everyone what they wanted- a deliberate and forthright rebuttal to the last six years of neocon politics. “This administration should be tried, hung and shot,” he said, as if one form of execution wasn't enough. It may have been ham-fisted, but to hear it from the mouth of a rock singer today, de la Rocha may well have set the dam loose for political music at the tail end of the Bush era. Even if he didn’t though, the spectacle of 60,000 fans pounding their fists in unison closer “Killing In The Name Of ” was a reminder of better times for openly political music, or at least more hopeful ones from years past.

Desert dealings, Vol. 6

Buzz emanated from several sets that we didn't have time to take in fully -- especially the remarkable stylings of beatboxer Kid Beyond, who packed an afternoon set in the Gobi Tent.

The Kaiser Chiefs did all they could to prove they belonged, too, promoting their sophomore album -- as well as spontaneous athletic endeavors -- when frontman Ricky Wilson climbed the rigging at the Ourdoor Theatre.

Rodrigo y Gabriela turned in another in a growing line of stunning Southern California appearances when they unleashed their flamenco metal on the Gobi Tent crowd. "Almost evil," somebody called it. And almost instrumental, too -- except when they executed their cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here." The crowd sang. Hearing that, we wish we were there.

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Then there was the requisite end-of-the-night crush to exit the Empire Polo Field. At the "back door" to the VIP area, a wristband-toting crowd had assembled, hoping the leave through the very same gate they left the night before. But things always change from day to day at Coachella. Always.

Beefy but friendly security blocked the gate, until a dude with an entourage made his way through (tapping a man wearing a vintage Motley Crue T-shirt on the shoulder and saying, "Nice shirt"). The dude cracked the gate and yelled, "I'm Tommy Lee, let me the ---- out."

The guards obliged. And Mr. Vintage Motley Crue tried the blend in with Lee's entourage, but that didn't work. "I'm never wearing this damn T-shirt again," he said as he was exiled back to the land of the lesser VIPs.

Thankfully, more exits were open at the end of Coachella 2007 than were open last year, when the crowded was herded into a single walkway.

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Overheard in the Mojave Tent while the Klaxons plied their Nu-Rave: "I don't want to be here! I want to at Willie (Nelson)!"

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Final thought: 2007 was the year Coachella bashed Bush. Could 2008 be the year Coachella feeds the world?


The Plam Springs Desert Sun

The Roots, The Roots, The Roots are on fire

The Roots are on stage right now, playing a really fun and funky hip-hop set. They even have a tuba player on stage.

They just finished a cover of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend."

But I freaked out most when they played "Apache."

My best friend and I have a choreographed dance to that song, ganked from an old episode of Fresh Prince. I texted her immediately.

Acoustic, instrumental, Mexican heavy metal

You might not think there would be much of a market for that. You'd be wrong.

Rodrigo y Gabriela burned through a fantastic set on the Gobi Stage, making their guitars do double-duty as both string and percussive instruments. Gabriela, in particlar, with her unique playing style and throwing the goat after each song, fired up the audience. The duo also used the clapping and chanting crowd as a third member, including vocals on a cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."

If you missed these guys today, catch 'em the next time they meander 'round your neighborhood.

Kaiser Chiefs

I wasn't planning on seeing Kaiser Chiefs, but somehow I got sucked into the crowd, and I didn't feel like fighting it.

It was great, though. They put on a really enthusiastic, energetic set, repeatedly encouraging the exhausted crowd to perk up.

"Come on, Coachella! This is a festival, and we're going to get you in a festival spirit!" Wilson said, shouting until he was red in the face.

At the end of their first song, "Everyday I Love You Less and Less," frontman Ricky Wilson tossed his mic stand in the air and just barely caught it again.

"I know it's cold outside, but what can you do?" he joked.

The English band kept the energy moving with "Everything is Average Nowadays" and "Ruby."

The band wrapped up with "I Predict a Riot."

Hmmm. Maybe they know something about the Rage show tonight

Low-key Willie

I had to move three times over te course of Willie Nelson's set in an attempt to hear him better. I was situated on the outdoor stage side of the main stage, and the Kaiser Chiefs kind of drowned him out. I'd been on my feet for 4 straight hours so I was reluctant to haul my butt to the other side of the main stage, but in the end, if I wanted to hear Willie, I decided that was the only course of action.

Lots of Rage t-shirts at Willie's set. I wonder if they were actually there for the country or if they're already positioning themselves for the historic reunion. Only about 3 more hours to go for that...

Someone hand Lily Allen her lyrics

Funky, punky, playful Lily Allen had the crowd energized every second of her 40-plus minute set, but she also made them laugh quite a bit after forgetting the words to not one but two songs.

She fessed up to screwing up the second verse of one song ("To be honest, I'm a little surprised to see so many of you out here."), and within 10 minutes she broke from singing to exclaim to someone offstage, "I'm forgetting all my f@#$ing words now."

I learned a new word from the woman today though.

In apologizing for not remembering her lyrics, Lily Allen said, "I'm not drinking or doing anything bad. But I have had a couple of spliffs today."

Everyone laughed, but somehow I don't think I'm the only person who didn't understand this piece of British humor. So I came back to the press tent to Google it. To keep this family site clean (or cleaner), I will say that some of Allen's fans were enjoying spliffs during her performance -- especially when she sang "Alfie," the song about her brother who never leaves the house because he's always getting high.

Forgetfulness aside, it was a pretty good show. She hit notes at the end of "Littlest Things" that absolutely brought goosebumps to my knees, and she paced and danced around the stage with such abandon that you would have thought she was a lovesick teenager.

She loses points for lighting a cigarette on stage though. Everyone knows you can't smoke indoors in California.

Heart of Glass

Anyone else catch Lily Allen's rendition of Blondie's "Heart of Glass"?

I have to say, that's the best I've heard anyone perform it other than Debbie Harry. Truly, her voice sounded so incredibly right for that song.

It was also fun to hear her turn over the refrain to the crowd.

The Mojave tent warmed up with thousands of ooh-ooh-whoa-ohs.

All of Coachella is gathering

The path from the dance tents to the Coachella Stage is getting increasingly more dense. The VIP section is filling up quickly.

All eyes are turned toward the main stage, where Rage Against the Machine is expected to reunite within minutes.

There's definitely a buzz here. Time for us to head out and catch the show.

getting louder now

a few notes into the third song of rage against the machine's third
song, bombtrack, the sound system at the main stage nearly doubled in
volume, presumably from some technical glitch that was fixed. the
crowd roared in approval. coincidentally, my friend had just said it
wasn't as loud as he expected it to be. rage is back. and with a
vengance. after launching into testify as their opener, the band fell
into full rhythm before playing bulls on parade. I'm in the crowd now
and this has been well worth the wait.


So many docile-looking folks were wearing Rage Against the Machine clothing today. It's just funny to see these happy and smiling people, sipping lemonade, and waering these shirts that proclaim "RAGE."

It's not like "Bristle Against The Machine." Or "Seethe Against the Machine."


Oh my, did Teddybears ever rock.

The funniest part was when they led everybody in a chant, "When I say 'teddy' you say 'bears' ..." It was hilarious to see everyone getting all hardcore and shouting, "Teddybears! Teddybears! Teddybears!"

The music was fun, part electronic, part rock. I danced my butt off.

No joke. My butt? Gone.

No wonder those guys have chin straps to keep their teddybear heads on.

Lily Allen

I'm just now getting my hands on a computer again, so I need to go back in time and tell you about what happened during the Lily Allen show.

She was much better than I expected. I was worried that her saccharine brand of ska would would get old after a couple songs, but it didn't.

She did two covers: A pepped-up "Heart of Glass" was pretty good. Even better was the fantastic "Window Shopper" from 50 Cent.

I love me some fiddy. Especially when an adorable girl sings it ironically with a smile.

She was admittedly high -- she said she had a couple spliffs earlier -- but she was cute enough that she could get away with forgetting the words.

She also said she was nervous.

"I didn't think so many people would show up!" she said.

The most fun you can have with a teddy bear head on

I was fortunate enough to find myself pressed against the front barricade for Teddy Bears' set. Yep, Teddy Bears, the band with two drummers and three other dudes wearing bear heads throughout the set.

One of them was testing equipment beforehand, sans bear head. I couldn't shake the memory throughout the set that the guy rocking out looked almost exactly like an bearded bespectacled English prof I had in college.

The icing on the cake was the constant movie clips playing behind the Bears. From "Clockwork Orange" to "The Shining" to "The Godfather," all the key characters' faces were replaced by... teddy bear heads.

I expected to feel ridiculous watching grown men wearing bear heads play music, but instead, it was one of my Coachella highlights. And the Bears were even courteous enough to knock off their set in time for us to see Rage open. Thanks, Teddy Bears!
posted by Brian Dearth at 12:33 AM

It's RAGE.

Do these people have that much rage? I wonder what they all do the rest of the time. Bankers, maybe? Insurance salesmen? Pre-med students?

There were so many people migrating to the stage for that show, at one point I wondered if you could see it from space. It looked like one of those dense and spiraling weather systems.

It was also kind of scary. I'm not a huge fan of crowds anyway; I just don't like that stupid and potentially violent crowd mentality.

Plus, I went to the port-a-potty, and by the time I walked back out, at least 30 cops had positioned themselves in a zig-zag line right in front of me. They all had their hands folded across their chests, batons hanging at the ready.

Once I saw them, it was easy to pick out clusters of more and more cops all over the place. It was intimidating, especially considering the relatively low-key police presence the rest of the weekend.

As the crowd became more and more agitated, I thought, "Let's hear it for Spank Rock!"

And I walked over to Gobi Tent to shake it for an hour of booty rock.

goodbye coachella

thanks for another great year. i wont repeat the lyrics i hear on the
way out... theyre from the rage song killing in the name... zach just
thanked the crowd.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 12:04 AM 0 comments

back to the beginning

rage is playing the first song of theirs i ever heard, freedom
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:54 PM
the speech

his speech was near the end of the song wake up. the music has ended
for a minute. not sure what's going on.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:46 PM
and the political commentary...

lead singer zach de la rocha just said that the current u.s.
administration should be tried, hung, and shot.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:44 PM

zach de la rocha begins the song wake up with a fist held high in the air.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:38 PM
and the hits keep on coming...

sleep now in the fire is the next song from rage. the moshing around
me is getting intense. the energy is high, as is the enjoyment level.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:34 PM

thick bassline

rage cuts into calm like a bomb
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:29 PM

and from their last album

on to renegades of funk
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:24 PM

and for their next song

guerrila radio
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:21 PM
arial view

a giant crane just rose above the crowd during rage's set.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:16 PM
down rodeo

and now he's rolling down rodeo with a shotgun...
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:15 PM
im feeling old now

the guys behind me are moshing and disppointed I'm not joining in.
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:14 PM 0
know your enemy

another debut album track... know your enemy
posted by Matt Wolfe at 11:09 PM
and the crowd goes wild

I think everyone in the crowd is jumping up and down during bullet in the head.

not leaving yet

im sitting in the car only about 100 ft from the exit, but there are
fifty thousand other cars with the same plan, so we'll be here a
while. im listening to a horrible cd that was handed to me on my way
out the door. might read this political newspaper that was being
given out for free.

Orange Country Register

Coachella: Rodrigo y Gabriela

I'm a newly converted fan of guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, who completely blew me away in the Gobi tent this afternoon.

First, a soundbite from Gabriela: "For those of you who do not know who the (expletive) we are, that's Rodrigo," she said while pointing to him, "and I'm Gabriela."

There were actually a lot of expletives and devil horns thrown out from both during the set, which I wouldn't have expected coming from a duo who coax nothing short of stunningly elegant sounds out of their guitars.

A lot of solos, a cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" (during which the audience sang the lyrics, and Rodrigo y Gabriela didn't sing a word), and a flirtatious dueling match made for an energetic and explosive set. The thought of almost nixing them from my schedule makes me hang my head in shame. This performance was quite possibly the highlight of my Coachella weekend.

Coachella: I kick it Roots down

There's an undeniable sense of activism in the air this year - not only has the best shirt I've seen all fest read "Cheney/Satan '08," but a group of people selling anti-Bush headbands have been ubiquitously successful. So it makes sense that the music has followed suit: not only did the Nightwatchmen's "This Land is Your Land" impress yesterday, but the Arcade Fire's reference to 'your' president inspired boos. Neither of those, though, matched the power of the Roots' just-played version of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War," set to the Star Spangled Banner and Jimi Hendrix's anti-vietnam rant "Machine Gun" (also covered by the very Roots-ish band the Coup earlier in the day.)

It was the best moment in a set full of great ones: ?estlove and Black Thought, accompanied by a band including a tuba-ist (!) gave the crowd a veritable lesson in pop-culture/music history, referencing everything from Black Sabbath to Kool and the Gang to Dr. Dre in their hour. It was a set both serious and butt-shaking - the perfect fit for a day defined by an overwhelming sense of anticipation.

You can feel it everywhere - hey, you can see it everywhere: never before have there been so many one-band shirts as there are for Rage Against the Machine today. For The Roots' set, the crowd extended all the way to the back for the first time this year; for the first time in the festival's history, extra barricades have been put up, extending the wall 100 yards.

What that means: organizers are rightfully expecting a crowd surge during Tom Morello's first note, continuing through Zach De La Rocha's last scream. I'm a bit worried the crowd'll get violent - right now, Rage-heads are raging against Willie Nelson, not exactly a perfect fit; they still have to "endure" Crowded House and Manu Chao.

Here's hoping I'm wrong - mostly because I'm nervous with anticipation of that first note, too. My call for opener? "Guerrilla Radio."

Yes, I'm that excited.

Coachella: Feelin' Fiasco

"The answer," says Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco to the main stage crowd, "is yes I can."

"The question," he says next, "is, 'Can you dig it?'"

Well, yes, Lupe, most of it at least. What I couldn't 'dig' as you put it, was when you opened your set with some rhymed verses over Kanye West's "Diamonds" before spittin' your verse on that Windy City rhymesmith's "Touch the Sky." Everything after that - when you got off the Kanye bus and performed material from your own Food and Liquor - made you look like the shining star I was hoping you would be.

Guest rapper Gemini's speed rapping and the energetic live recreation of the Grammy-nominated "Kick, Push" was great to groove to. Things definitely hit a high point when Fiasco hopped off the stage and ran through the crowd like a madman that's had a bit too much sun out here during the skateboarding-inspired single.

It just proves that Lupe doesn't need to be in Mr. West's shadow - he'll be just fine on his own. And after this lukewarm-turned-impressive Coachella spot, let's hope that's a lesson learned.

... Niyaz

Coachella: Ben checks in
It's early for a Sunday, and the crowd is trickling in, but Mika and Lupe Fiasco are turning in valiant efforts on the main stage. Mika's campy piano pop is a sweet invitation to a day that will eventually turn heavy. His exhortation that, "Big girls, you're beautiful," and his Freddie Mercury-esque vocals - and snippet of "Everybody's Talking" - sounds fine blowing across the sparsely populated field.

Meanwhile, Lupe took 10 minutes to get the drowsy crowd to wake up. Read more on Lupe a little later from Niyaz.

I made my way over to Mando Diao on the Outdoor stage, but their opening fanfare was late and slow, and their power-pop more thrashy than necessary. Besides, only a crowd the size of a full club had sauntered over and I really wanted to see Tapes 'n Tapes - so I split.

Passed by the Arett Brothers on my way, who seemed to be having a good time in Gobi. The band, whose album "The Loon" was one of my top 10 fares last year, is among the new breed of electic unpeggables. Songs will veer quickly from light, long beats to heavy, garage-rock, and the instrumentation is equally quirky - bass/guitar/drums, yeah, but also oddball synths and a bit of baritone brass.

Very intriguing, as with virtually everyone here, they gave their all, peddling new ones as potently as the familiar tunes. And yet something still felt a little indulgent about their set. Maybe it was just the time of day, the heat, I dunno. But Mojave wasn't as electric as it has been at other times this weekend - and for lesser bands. Overall, good, but far from great.

So I went back to the Arett Brothers - who were making like a crazed Violent Femmes. Damn. Only 3 p.m. and I've already made one poor choice. Not a good sign after two days of very few duds.

One last thing: The Feeling covered "Video Killed the Radio Star." That should give you some indication of how usless their set seemed. No wonder no one was at the main stage for 'em.

Notes on the Coup, Explosions in the Sky, and others later.

And Lastly


The Finale

Rage Against the Machine may have been the most important and historic performance in Coachella existence.

It was the first time the politically-charged band played together in nearly seven years and they closed the first three-day installment of the Indio festival.

As soon as Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk played the opening of "Testify" it was like an instant time warp to a time when there was no war in Iraq and before 9-11.

A sea of digital camera screens lit up the crowd and 60,000 fists pumped in the air.

The set hit the best of the band's three original albums, as well as included their cover of "Renegades of Funk."

During "Sleep Now in the Fire," a track from "The Battle of Los Angeles," pieces of fire flew up in the air facing the left side of the stage. However, the sporadic flames were quickly controlled.

The band may have played harder than any other at the festival, with de la Rocha bounding across the stage, jumping higher with each beat. Morello and Commerford followed suit and Wilk wailed on the drums.

However, it seemed to me that the sound wasn't as strong for Rage as it was for all of the other mainstage acts. You could tell the guys were playing ridiculously hard but it seemed toned down in the mix.

The politics the group is famous for didn't come into play until near the end of the main set, when de la Rocha raged against the current administration.

"They should be hung and tried and shot," he said.

"It's a system that we have to break down generation after generation," he continued.

Whenever de la Rocha pointed the microphone to the crowd, the audience gladly filled in the blanks of the well-known songs, as if they were a national anthem for Generation X.

Rage came back for an encore and performed "Freedom."

The band closed the encore with "Killing in the Name," the explosive hit off the band's self-titled debut.

The foursome locked arms and bowed to the packed crowd.

American Idol

While the crowd may not have been into Crowded House, thet did have one fan dancing for a bit in the VIP area--Ryan Seacrest.

Seacrest hung around to watch Crowded House's set and danced a little bit with a woman before chatting with his entourage and sitting down to catch the rest of Crowded House's set.

Then it was Seacrest out.

Not so Crowded House

New Zealand popsters Crowded House played a set on the Coachella Stage Sunday night to a crowd of not-so-enthusiastic people who were merely waiting for Rage Against the Machine.

Singer Neil Finn tried to get the crowd to sing along to "Don't Dream It's Over" without much success. However, as the set went on, more people started filling the field.

The band also played hits such as "Locked Out" and "Something So Strong."

Finn thanked the crowd at the end of the set, telling them he was taking a "mental snapshot."

Willie The Cool

Willie Nelson is oblivious to the outside world and because of that he may just be the coolest man alive. He just chills up there on stage with every hair still in his head, a smile on his face and his beat up guitar around his neck. He is totally carefaree and I am envious. His set began slowly with the Coachella crowd, but once he broke into "Poncho and Lefty" things picked up. Hipsters and hippies alike danced to the classic country crooner. Next week he'll be at Stagecoach playing to a more familiar group, but something tells me he won't be having as much fun.

Celebspotting Day 3

This might be one of the best celeb sightings we've had yet.

I just saw Corbin Bernsen, of "L.A. Law" and Lifetime television movie fame, milling around the hand sanitizer at the port-a-potties.

Roots of Hip-Hop

The Roots are undeniably hip-hop's greatest act, and they are also the genre's greatest ambassadors. Drummer Amir "?uestlove" Thompson commands the stage with his jazz-kissed drumming, cascading afro and relatable presence, but beyond that he's here to say that hip-hop isn't just about disposable MTV heroes and bling, it's a culture and it's vibrant. A highlight was an inventive tuba-driven version of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War," which served to display the Roots versatility and political awareness. The pop hip-hop world should just watch tapes of this band and learn.

Coup Conquers

Funk hip-hop combo The Coup spit a nasty politically-charged blend energetic songs and down home groovers that seemd to serve as a primer for the impending Rage Against the Machine show. I don't consider myself to be that politically inclined, but music is the perfect vessel to send messages out to the masses. It beats a boring speech from a suit any day.

Best cover award

Nothing says fun like a solid cover song and British guys The Feeling obliged by playing a stellar cover of The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" Sunday afternoon on the Coachella stage.

It looked like about half of the thousand or so people watching them were really into it, clapping, dancing and singing along. The other half stood motionless--either they're too cool for school, drained from the heat or quite possibly born long after that song was popular.

The Feeling's set was peppered with bright and airy pop songs and singer Dan Gillespie said the band had been in the United States for two weeks and are headed back home on Monday. He thanked everyone profusely for welcoming them in the country and included Canada as well.

No Fiasco Here

Lupe Fiasco = a revelation. Who knew this young hip-hopper could control the microphone and the crowd with such deft skill. Last year Kanye West's performance had a lot of buzz but fell flat on landing. Lupe was the opposite, a smooth flow, catchy hooks, crafty rhymes -- I'm sold.

Surprise falls flat to midland

One of the things people talk about at Coachella every year is the surprise guests and performers.

"Lost in Translation" actress Scarlett Johansson already joined the Jesus and Mary Chain on Friday night to sing backup on "Just Like Honey" and today Serj Tankian, singer from platinum metal artists System of a Down, joined rockers Fair to Midland in the Mojave tent early Sunday afternoon.

Tankian signed the Texas band to his label last year.

While the guys in Fair to Midland jumped around and played hard, when Tankian joined them on stage for their second song, he just stood there, singing backup vocals and occasionally bobbing his head.

After he finished the songs, a bunch of people from the already sparse tent left, too.

Disco at Coachella?

The Coachella stage definitely has the most eclectic lineup for Sunday. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is on now, Willie Nelson is playing later and Rage Against the Machine is closing the day. The lineup started off even stranger with next-big-pop-thing Mika taking the stage at 1p.m.

"Good day," Mika greeted the crowd. "This is the first festival of the season for us. I really don't think it gets any posher than this--it's a polo field."

On his album he sounds a lot like the late Freddie Mercury of Queen, so imagine my surprise when he came onstage and sounded a lot more like Andy Gibb with some disco like beats behind him.

Mika must have broken out his Ouija board because when he started the third song he sounded like a reincarnation of Mercury.

Raging in the heat

By noon on Sunday Carmen Zacarias had already staked out her spot for Rage Against the Machine's set, which is slated to start at 10:40 p.m.

Zacarias and friend Omar Castillo traveled from El Paso, Texas to get a spot at the front of the Coachella Stage for the Rage Against the Machine reunion.

"I've waited six-and-a-half years for this," Zacarias said.

Zacarias said she didn't mind waiting another 10-plus hours to keep her vantage point. She's not worried about getting water, either.

"Our plan is to beg the security guards," she said.

They weren't the only ones who already started lining up for Rage. John Puga of Santa Paula, took a spot a couple of rows back and planned to enjoy the acts before the headliners. He said he paid $200 for his single-day ticket.

"I want to see Rage Against the Machine. I want to jump around and go crazy," Puga said.

Day Three Rages

Day three. The day everyone has been waiting for. Some have been waiting seven years for this. Tonight Rage Against the Machine will take the stage for the first time since 2000. Rage is probably the closest living thing to the Clash -- political, stylish, angry and loved. This will be one of those moments where I'll be able to say that I was there. I wonder if Zack de la Rocha is nervous?

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