Twitter Had a Fun Time Talking Shit on Coachella

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Christopher Victorio
Pharrell stays happy...and hot.
The first weekend of Coachella is officially over. As always the Tweetosphere had plenty to say about it.

It's becoming common that Twitter keeps it vocal during any type of show and while there were a TON of tweets bitching that they weren't partying in the desert this weekend and constantly fawning over Vanessa Hudgens wardrobe choices (mostly from the hipster youth of America), the best of the best came from the cynical peeps who know better. Here's some of the best Twitter commentary about Coachella 2014.

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Funniest Coachella Craigslist Ads For Hookups and Casual Encounters

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Nanette Gonzales/LA Weekly
Looking for love
There's something undeniably erotic about Coachella. Perhaps it's the triple-digit heat that gets you hot and heavy, or maybe seeing some of your favorite bands all in one weekend gets your juices flowing. Or, most likely, you're in your twenties so you're perpetually horny by default.

But who has the time and energy to charm that cutie in front of you during the Replacements' set enough to ensure coitus? You have three short days here, so you gotta cut to the chase. Smart festival goers who think with their head hop on over to Craigslist for their festival, er, festivities.

Here are five of the most...interesting personal ads on the site from those looking for a little festival fuck.

See also: Coachella 2014 Band and Drug Pairings Guide

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Respect The Iron Sheik's Documentary

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Whether you've followed his career in wrestling or if you are following this master of hilarity threatening people with the "camel clutch" on Twitter, there's still much more to uncover about WWF legend the Iron Sheik. So much in fact, that he needed an entire documentary to fit it all in. At this year's Canadian International Hot Docs film festival (that runs from April 24 to May 4) they will feature a full-length doc about the one and only Shekie himself, aptly titled "The Sheik."

See also: Stop Being a Jabroni and Respect the Iron Sheik!

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Desert Daze 2014 Lineup Announced

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Angela Holtzen
The lineup for Desert Daze 2014 was just announced. For the third year in a row, the spring psychedelic mini fest brings the dry area outside Coachella to life with its sprawling roster of LA and OC artists along with a few major headliners. This year, Blonde Redhead, The Ravonettes, Autolux and Unknown Mortal Orchestra top the bill, slated for April 26 at the Sunset Ranch Oasis. Local acts include Allah-Las, The Cosmonauts, Kiev and many more. Full lineup and details after the jump.

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Konsept Goes Big with Arts & Music Festival in Downtown Santa Ana

Categories: art, festivals

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Tyson Pruong
Konsept, the local art collective that have kept a lasting influence over downtown SanTana's nightlife art scene, have come a long way from just being a rap duo shooting videos of their good deeds. Growing in size from two to nearly twenty members of artists, musicians, videographers, designers, and photographers, Konsept has overseen the growth of the city's artistic vitality and adapted with it, even helping to shape its current state of prosperity.

Tyson Pruong, leader and main voice of Konsept, is always quick to redirect praise and honors to the other members, whom he says are the real talents deserving of recognition. But one thing Pruong can readily admit for sure is that this has been Konsept's best year ever. With the trust of local gallery owners, bar owners and other artists, Pruong's been able to curate a series of art-slash-music showcases to bring his talented friends more time to shine in the spotlight with the "Konsept Presents" brand name front and center.

This Saturday during downtown art walk, Konsept will be hosting the biggest event it's ever produced. Not only will there be artists displays and a beefed-up music showcase, but also a chance to paint all over the walls of the venue space- just bring your own paint, guys.


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Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -- 9/15/13

Mary Bell
Flight of the Conchords

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September 15, 2013
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Yesterday, comedy nerds herded into the Verizon Amphitheater to check out the outstanding line up of the first ever Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. With a lineup that included Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords and Chris D'elia, it promised to be a night that comedy lovers would never forget. When the gates opened at 5:00pm, the long line --populated by folks from every imaginable walk of life-- filed in and got exactly what they were promised.

The crowd then filed past signs warning they'd be thrown out for taking photos or video, before cruising by $13 beers (just kidding, we stopped for one) and merch booths from the likes of Dish Nation, Marlboro, Twix. There was even a food truck. The show itself began on the "second stage" at 5:15 with Brody Stevens, who absolutely floored the crowd with hysterics.

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Rock the Bells Day 2 - San Manuel Amphitheater - September 8, 2013

Categories: Hip-Hop, festivals
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Front: A tired, but still personable Danny Brown. Back: A very, very awkward individual.
Rock the Bells (Day 2) San Manuel Amphitheater 9/8/2013 Day one of this year's Rock the Bells brought us a reason to pile on sunscreen, a hologram of Eazy-E, DJ sets that didn't seem to matter much, and great performances from longtime lyricists such as Pusha T and future legends such as Earl Sweatshirt. On paper, day two was set to give us a holographic ODB and give Guerilla Union a 2-1 victory over Goldenvoice and Coachella, all the while delivering a lineup that ranged from street rap to radio-friendly hit-makers. Once again, we trudged on out to the farther end of San Bernardino, all for the love of hip-hop, holograms, and heat.

See also: Rock the Bells Day 1 - San Manuel Amphitheater - Sep 7, 2013

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Rock the Bells Day 1 - September 7,2013 - San Manuel Amphitheater

Categories: Hip-Hop, festivals

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Patrick Montes // OC Weekly
Performer A-Trak made up for the lack of crowd by having the best visuals
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9/7/2013

It's been ten years since Chang Weisberg and his team created the now-venerable Rock the Bells festival series, and since its inception, it's become an institution for those who keep their eyes and ears on what's going on in hip-hop. On their tenth anniversary -- they promised us all holograms, rap legends-in-the-making, and free Monster energy drinks.

Over the weekend, we combined our love of heat and hip-hop and drove on out to the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino in search of this year's hip-hop holy grail in live form, and here's what caught our attention the most on day one.


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Local Musician Papa J Throws a Festival For the Underrated OC Blues Scene

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Doug Deutsch
Bluesmen have always had a tough road in Orange County. While there's no shortage of appreciation for watered down hipster blues rock, rarely do you see a gathering like the Real Blues Festival of Orange County unapologetically conjure the spirit of Howlin' Wolf or Robert Johnson for an entire day of booze and bar chords. That's where Jeff "Papa J" Hudson comes in. For years this guy has occupied the role of blues ambassador for OC, performing relentlessly, hosting blues music programs in local schools and founding the OC Blues Society, which just reached it's first anniversary this summer. He's also been the mastermind behind the Real OC Blues Festival, which takes place at Malone's in Santa Ana on Sunday, headlined by fellow OC stalwarts Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. We might still be in the burbs, but at least for a few hours on Sunday, it'll feel a bit like the bayou. We recently cornered Papa J to talk about how his festival still has room to thrive in OC's non-existent blues scene.


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The Five Must-See Acts of Rock the Bells 2013

Categories: Hip-Hop, festivals

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Timothy Norris / LA Weekly
Black Hippy at Paid Dues 2013
In a very recent interview with the Press Enterprise, Guerilla Union/Rock the Bells boss Chang Weisberg said "I think all of the acts on this bill are making a contribution to the fabric of hip-hop culture in their own unique ways." And, though it may sound like the usual pre-show pump-up a head-promoter would utter in his press run prior to his biggest show, the statement rings true. For the most part, every manifestation of hip-hop that exists today is represented at this year's Rock the Bells, and each artist brings something wholly their own and different to the hip-hop festival experience. Whether you want to "turn up," zone out, nod your head enough times to receive whiplash, or mosh like the heyday of 80's metal just came back, it's all there for your enjoyment. As always, though, there's a handful of artists that shouldn't be missed, and we've cut out the guess-work for you and gone ahead and compiled a list. Email us your thanks on Monday morning.

See also: Rock the Bells Founder Chang Weisberg Explains How the Eazy-E and ODB Avatars Were Made

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