Coachella

LCD Soundsystem and the Glorious Swindle of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion

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Late in 2015, the music-media complex was whipped into a frenzy when rumors began to swirl about a possible LCD Soundsystem reunion. The band, fronted by James Murphy, had permanently signed off from its post as indie’s resident sad-sack dance folks with 2010’s This Is Happening and a massive farewell show at Madison Square Garden, not to mention the 2012 documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, which further memorialized the band.
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Queens, Meet Coachella (Sorry)

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Once a year, Indio, CA residents must prepare for disaster: a torrential downpour of teenagers having the best time ever and musicians and port-a-potties probably having an experience they’re a little less enthusiastic about.
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The Internet Gets Baked and Fries Oreos in Bacon: Links You Need to See

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It’s the other most wonderful time of the year, so if you’re not celebrating the… certain holiday that today happens to be for reasons of disapproval, feel free to skip to the next paragraph. To get the full range of the holiday experience, start off with a compilation of Abbi and Ilana’s “weed genius” moments from Broad City, and follow it with some nightmarish moments people have had under the influence. Relive your first experiment with these tales about some “first times” that may have been a little too intense. Pair all of this with bacon-fried Oreos.
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How to Survive Coachella without a Selfie Stick

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If you don’t read fashion blogs, allow me to remind you that Coachella started today. Perhaps you are there right now, scrolling through a feed on your phone while you wait for Alt-J to play the one song you know (spoiler: it’ll be last), or comparing Amaro vs. Rise Instagram filters on the first of many #chellaselfies this weekend.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to make it through the festivities sans selfie stick, as Coachella banned them this year. Wow, a music festival that wants to make sure the folks there for the music don’t have obstructed views. In light of Coachella’s lameness, here’s how you might be able to survive the weekend without a selfie stick.
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets Become Short Films: Links You Need to See

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Anyone with an artistically gifted friend may find themselves experiencing a familiar twinge of jealousy any time they watch them passionately pour themselves into their chosen medium, but this Kickstarter is going to change that: merely donate five dollars and you’ll become the subject of an art show, made with your data. Of course, one of the main rules of making art is that good artists steal and build on the works of others: this artist might have adhered to that principle a little too literally (as a former counterfeiter), but the Sonnet Project — whose goal is to create a short film for each of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each filmed in a different NYC location — is a perfect and legal example of this rule.
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