I guess when your festival sells out in a record breaking five days, you’ve got a little time on your hands. So what do the guys at Coachella do? They start up a cool little series of video vingettes featuring past Coachella performers chatting to other cool folks. They’ve already gotten Z-Trip hanging with Shepard Fairey, and Die Antwoord rapping with Santino Rice. The third episode features Chromeo‘s Dave 1 getting deep into the history of hip-hop with legendary ’80s rap art director Eric Haze.
Perhaps even cooler, you can listen to the entire uneditted interview on the Coachella website.
TV on the Radio @ URB Coachella After Party 2004. Bald head and earring (right) courtesy of Raymond Roker.
When you ask us which cover URB is most proud of, inevitably our 2004 Next 100 issue featuring TV on the Radio‘s first national exposure comes to mind. And you shoulda been at our Coachella afterparty they played the same month. So we’ve obviously been antsy since the group took a hiatus after their 2007 album, Dear Science, to work on solo albums, act in movies, and play bass in Jane’s Addiction.
Today, Pitchfork is reporting that the guys are in fact back in the studio, working on their fifth …
A quick look at the Ticketmaster website reveals that the only type of tickets left for Coachella 2011 are 3-Day passes packaged with a shuttle pass for offsite parking. We checked with our peeps at Goldenvoice, and they confirmed that sellout is not only imminent, but is happening at record breaking speed for the 11 year old festival. In other words, if you’re planning on attending Coachella this year, you best beg, borrow or steal a credti card immediately.