By Alejandro Cardenas |Staff Writer| With big events coming in the near future, it’s time for Coyotes to get into the music mood. Coachella, Stagecoach, Beyond Wonderland, Crush, and Epicenter are happening at local Southern California venues. Music festivals like these are the perfect place for students to unwind from the building stress of schoolwork and essays. “I go to festivals for the experience and the positive vibes,” said Ayde Rico.There’s nothing quite like meeting up with your friends, dressing up in your favorite festival gear and dancing the night away to the music of your favorite artists alongside thousands of other fans who are there for the love of music.” The … [Read more...] about Festivals season approaches
By Diana Ramos |Asst. A&E Editor| Cage the Elephant’s performance on Friday April 18 left many feeling nostalgic and wanting more. The American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky performed in Ventura, CA selling out The Majestic Ventura Theater. When Cage the Elephant came out, they saw a pair of burgers and fries patterned undies on stage and said, "You know it’s going to be a good show when there’s underwear already waiting for us.” Indeed, it was an amazing show. The vibes from the crowd were incredible; everyone was eagerly anticipating the bands performance, and when they finally made their appearance, the loud cheers were deafening. They opened up with … [Read more...] about Cage the Elephant stomps all over Ventura
By Nailea Ayala |Staff Writer| Fashion has become an important accessory at music festivals and local clothing stores are taking advantage of the upcoming festivals; they have raised prices on the most popular spring trends, including the famous floral crowns. Young women, especially students, should not have to purchase flower crowns at a high price when these crowns can easily be made at home. Making your own flower crown gives you the opportunity to decide exactly how you want it to look, since you decide the kinds of flowers and the size of your personalized flower crown. “I bought my flower crown online for Coachella last year. It cost $15 plus shipping, so I would much rather … [Read more...] about This Spring’s must have accessory: Flower headbands
Joy Utterback |Staff Writer| Music lovers gather once again in Indio, California for the Coachella Music Festival which will take place over the course of two weekends this April. This year will feature a variety of artists including Grammy Award winning Lorde and Arcade Fire among others. Coachella is one of the largest music festivals in Southern California. In addition to the wide variety of artists, Coachella has to offer an array of food, activities, and parties that will cater to any festival seeker. From meat lovers to those who practice veganism, there is something to cater to you. According to the festivals website, “As in years past there will be something for … [Read more...] about Coachella: Beyond the music
By Joel Hanke |Staff Writer| Festival season is just around the corner so come prepared in style! Festival-goers it's time to pull out your John Lennon shades, psychedelic patterns, high-waisted shorts, denim, hippie bling, and anything else you might find at Woodstock. This is the time of year when individuals can walk the festival runways in any version of themselves they may not normally be in day to day life. According to Emma Greenberg from Rollingstone.com, “From the desert of Indio to the city of Austin, from Randall’s Island to Las Vegas, festival-goers are decked head to toe in crochet, tie-dye, denim, neon, and fringe.” Greenberg continued, “Music festivals have … [Read more...] about Get your festival on
By Britney Vargas |Staff Writer| With four successful albums behind them, French band Phoenix takes a chance with their newly released album Bankrupt!, creating a surprisingly different sound. Prior to the release of their fourth album Phoenix was just an underground band desperately trying to make it big, despite their long, but dedicated run in the music industry. In an interview with Jason LipSchultz for BillboardBiz, guitarist/keyboardists Laurent Brauncowitz said "our strategy was to always try and keep the same direction through out all those years, and at some point, the wheel of fortune stopped at this position." Although not typically mainstream music, Phoenix won … [Read more...] about Phoenix strike it rich with Bankrupt!
By Marissa Mooney |A&E Editor| Coachella embraced the Empire Polo grounds once again with two weekends, three days, six large stages and 190 plus artists. Golden Voice welcomed thousands of festival-goers from around the world to the music and art of the Coachella Valley. Even notable celebrities from Katy Perry to Solange Knowles scoured the polo grounds. The desert heat, green grass and the palm trees framing the festival created a reminder of the annual festival's environment. The first Friday welcomed an exciting realm of bands and artists including Dillon Francis, Passion Pit, Modest Mouse, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan and Sara, Earl Sweatshirt and more. Dillon … [Read more...] about Until next year Coachella!
By Britney Vargas |Staff Writer| For years, Coachella has been an iconic musical event that show cases the most innovative and popular music, but recently, not only has this two-weekend party housed endless musical talent, the festival has evolved into somewhat of a west coast fashion week. Coachella has always portrayed some of the most individualistic and creative styles, from maxi dresses to floral headbands and high-wasted shorts paired with bikini tops. Now, more than ever, fashion brands such as Forever 21, Guess, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters and Nasty Gal have centered their clothing lines and trends around the music festivals arrival. Student Chris … [Read more...] about Guide to Coachella fashion
By Martin Solano |Staff Writer| Coachella Music Festival's lineup is out and the show is right around the corner. This week for Coyote Watch we surveyed several students on campus and asked them a few questions about Coachella. Matt Slocum(Sophomore): "I have a lot of friends [who] go every year, [but] I’ve never been. I briefly looked over [the lineup]...it's cool; it's like really diverse. It goes from artists like 2chainz to Modest Mouse. I like the older bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, I'd like to see them.That would be cool. [The line-up] doesn't have as much hip-hop it seems like last year, it's kinda different you know?" Mayra Beltran(Freshman): "I've seen … [Read more...] about Coyote Watch: Coachella Music Festival 2013
By Marissa Mooney |Staff Writer| Thousands of eager fans faced the wild desert weather during Weekend One on April 13 through the 15 at the Empire Polo Grounds. Music presenter Goldenvoice brought people together globally to the music and arts festival. The weather presented a challenge for Friday when a rain and wind storm swept the festival and campsite. "We had our neighbors and other campers helping us hold down our tent as the wind tried to rip it apart. People are really helpful and nice here, but this weather I did not expect," said a camper from Australia. Wind and rain would not put a damper on the festival. Alex Turner, the vocalist of Arctic Monkeys ignored the weather … [Read more...] about Coachella Weekend 1: Wild weather refuses to quell crowd