Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hippies: Coachella, OLA, Dragon Tat (video)

Wisdom Quarterly; Los Angeles; ; ClevverMusic
Back during the American Fall, along [Arab] Spring Street, the West Coast equivalent of Woodstock took place. Opinion differs as to whether that was on the lawn of City Hall or at post-Coachella raves throughout the city (Marc Martin/LA Times). SEE SLIDESHOW

Occupy L.A. From Nightfall to Daybreak
An uncommon mix of people have squeezed into a motley tent city on the 1.7-acre lawn surrounding City Hall: young anarchists, old Marxists, out-of-work blue-collar workers, lawyers, teachers, and train-hoppers -- along with a rowdier element looking to drink beer and take drugs.

The camp’s proximity to Skid Row has drawn a sizable contingent of [invited] homeless.

The protesters pride themselves on being leaderless, but signs of social stratification have emerged. A section north of City Hall has attracted more mature protesters -- many of whom are employed -- and has been dubbed “Westwood” by one camper.

A thin grassy strip west of City Hall near the porta-potties, where homeless people congregate, is “Skid Row,” the camper added.

Coachella 2012 doubles size: Twin Weekends

Dev, Amber Dorrian (Wisdom Quarterly)
Tickets are on sale now. At $285, get ready to go into more debt than Xmas shopping. The lineup for Coachella 2012 is out and Radiohead, David Guetta, the Buzzcocks, Dr. Dre, and Cat Power are surprises. It will be hard to organize a flash mob meditation now that the fest has grown 100% due to all the counterfeit tickets last year. It might be better to grow up, save up, and head for Burning Man instead.

Friday, April 13 and 20
The Black Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Pulp, Refused, Arctic Monkeys, Mazzy Star, Afrojack, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Amon Tobin, Cat Power, Madness, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong, GIRLS, The Rapture, Madeon, M. Ward, The Horrors, Frank Ocean, Horrors, James Alesso, Sebastien, Yuck, Neon Indian, Dawes, Black Angels, Deathgrips, Wu Lyf, Breakbot, Atari Teenage Riot, Feed Me, Givers, Other Lives, Band of Skulls, R3hab, Wolfgang, Midnight Beast, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Kendrick Lamar, The Dear Hunter, Honeyhoney, Hello Seahorse!, Sheepdogs, LA Riots.

Detailed analysis of lineup with The Daily Conversation

Saturday, April 14 and 21
Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Shins, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Kaskade, Miike Snow, Jeff Mangum, Sebastian Ingrosso, Andrew Bird, Feist, Firehose, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Martin Solveig, Subfocus, Sbtrkt, Flying Lotus, Manchester Orchestra, Kasabian, AWOL Nation, Azealia Banks, Squeeze, A$AP Rocky, Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Destroyer, The Head and the Heart, Laura Marling, Tuneyards, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Black Lips, The Big Pink, Childish Gambino, The Vaccines, Zed's Dead, Grouplove, Jacques Lu Cont, We Were Promised, Jetpacks, Gary Clark Jr., Borgore, Dragonette, We Are Augustines, Mt. Eden, Destructo, Suedehead, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Filth Sound.

Sunday, April 15 and 22
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, At the Drive-In, Justice, Florence and the Machine, AVICII, La Roux, Beirut, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Calvin Harris, Nero, Wild Flag, Modeselektor, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Santigold, Flux Pavilion, Dr. P, Gotye, Seun Keti, Egypt 80, Beats Antique, Fitz and the Tantrums, Araabmuzik, Company Flow, Real Estate, Zed, Le Bucherettes, Greg Ginn, The Growlers, Noisia, Morgan Page, Gaslamp Killer, First Aid Kit, Oberhofer, Lissie, Thundercat, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Housse de Racket, Fanfarlo, Spector, Gardens & Villa, Airplane Boys, Sleeper Agent

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
() Punks are apparently the new hippies. This American remake of the Swedish "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" follows a tatted, troubled, punk, lesbian motorcyclist investigating a murder.

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