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Governors Ball 2014 Line-Up Announced

It’s like clockwork and then it’s like dominos. Every year around this time, one of the major outdoor music festivals reveals its lineup for their big summer blowout. It’s usually Coachella. And once that list hits the internet, all the others across the country begin their giant unveiling. For us on the east coast, it was only a matter of time before the typically wet Governors Ball (on New York’s Randall’s Island) broke their roster news. I had enough funds to enjoy/survive the entire three-day weekend last year, and it was one of the best I’ve ever experienced. It was in my backyard, basically– plus getting to and from the island was convenient with the ferries and all. I liked knowing I didn’t have to camp out/be without a shower for days at a time. Last year had its share of great headliners and supporting acts: The xx, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Kings of Leon, Guns N’ Roses (!), and Kanye West. This time around, the recently reunited OutKast will make a stop on their over 40-festival headlining tour to be the grand finale Sunday night. The other big names are Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Phoenix, Disclosure, and Foster The People. But for me, I’m sold on one band that hasn’t recorded or toured in what feels like ages: Interpol. Only I wasn’t exactly “sold”, because I failed to get my three-day pass yet. That being said, anyone reading this who wants to be my friend and hook me up (wink-wink), I’d greatly appreciate it and love you forever. The festival runs from June 6-8. You can read the full list of details at their website at www.governorsballmusicfestival.com.

Who has the best #coachella look?? #fashion #picoftheday #musicfest #coachella13

Who has the best #coachella look?? #fashion #picoftheday #musicfest #coachella13

Coachella, Coachella….COACHELLA! Doesn’t it seem like there’s a music festival every weekend? Well that’s most likely because Coachella runs two consecutive weekends so it’s been the topic of everyone’s conversation the past week!

I know there’s probably a million questions running through your head like- What will Vanessa Hudgens wear next? Is that really Solange with Earl Sweathshirt? And the last person we thought we’d see at Coachella (aka today’s Woodstock) is Kelly Rowland!!! Oh yeah- and Clint Eastwood.

This annual music and arts festival in Indio, California kicked off last weekend with stellar performances by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Postal Service and Phoenix.

Of course music is a HUGE part of the festival experience, but we all know it’s the fashion that really counts. ;) The hippie look has always been a festival fav along with bohemian chic, but this year we saw looks from all over the style spectrum.

MC fav Rita Ora went for a total out of the box retro look with a Jeremy Scott t-shirt, school girl JW Anderson pleated skirt matched with black Converse. Okay. I feel like this outfit is all over the place, but this girl can pull off anything!

A special thanks to Katy Perry for- 1. Making bustiers cool again 2. Being awesome 3. Totally working this Dolce & Gabbana floral bustier! We know Selena Gomez wore the same top to the Spring Breakers premiere, but I’m completely Team Perry on this one.

My favorite outfit of the festival thus far is from Solange. Her Alice + Olivia dress is playful, bright and down right refreshing! She stood out amongst the crowds of Coachella-goers while staying true to her electric fashion sense…get it girl!

What’s your favorite celeb look from weekend 1 of Coachella?

Alright fashionistas. That’s it for me…until next time!

-Brookie

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Introducing a new weekly MCU Indie Music post brought to you by MC’s very own Mike P

In case you missed last weekend’s 14th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival in sunny, Indio, California due to lack of funds or a weak internet connection – fear not! This year, the festival is being held on back-to-back weekends. Every band, singer, or funny person will go for round two starting tomorrow afternoon. But even if this weekend is a repeat of last week’s, we’re still very excited. On the indie side of the line-up, bands from across the globe made their way to both the main and small stages of the festival to rock the ecstatic and likely sunburned music diehards.

Some of the highlights: San Francisco’s reigning garage rock champion Ty Segall joined fellow Bay Area indie veterans Thee Oh Sees for a psyched-out jam session. Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile (after playfully bashing The Gaslight Anthem) serenaded his audience with deep cuts from his critically-acclaimed new LP, Wakin On A Pretty Day. New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs treated a capacitating crowd to a set featuring some of their most beloved tracks, as well as newbies from their latest release, Mosquito. And how about those epic reunions? Blur, New Order, The Stone Roses, The Postal Service, and more. It was quite an eventful weekend for indie music, and it all starts up again tomorrow, so be sure to check out the live stream on the festival’s website. Until next Thursday, indie-minded friends…

To listen to some of these awesome Coachella bands tune into the MCU audio channel! 

 

Phoenix + R. Kelly = the greatest live mash up ever

Okay it’s not Fashion Friday but we couldn’t resist! Check out some of the looks from the first weekend of Coachella 2013. Which look do you like best?

The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked Coachella this weekend. Enjoy this live clip from the festival. The guys show that they still got it on ‘Otherside.’

Coachella Bootcamp from Funny Or Die

Headed to Coahella? Check out this intense boot camp to prepare you for the most intense weekend of your life! 

(Source: funnyordie.com)

What you TOTES need to know about Coachella 2013! "There going to be giving out free range, organic, glutten free, vegan condoms!!" 

FIONA APPLE has released her first studio-recorded single from her upcoming album. We wonder if there has ever been an album with a longer title. It’s going to be called, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. The single is called, Every Single Night, and has been heard by all attendees of Coachella.

COACHELLA is well underway and it’s turned out to be quite the fashion scene. Take a look at some of the popular trends at this year’s event.

  • Ombre
  • Feathers
  • Neon
  • Shear tops
  • Over sized Sun Hats
  • 80s inspired looks
  • Leather Boots
  • Tribal Prints
  • Denim Cutoffs
  • Ray Bans
  • Bandeau & Beaded Tribal Necklaces
  • Eccentric Accessories
The TUPAC HOLOGRAM featured at COACHELLA has been all the rage this week. It even has it’s own Twitter account with over 30,000 followers! Wise cracks are being made left & right about it, and Rolling Stone reports it will be going on tour. 
MUSIC CHOICE staffers think we should try and get the hologram in for an interview. What do you think?

The TUPAC HOLOGRAM featured at COACHELLA has been all the rage this week. It even has it’s own Twitter account with over 30,000 followers! Wise cracks are being made left & right about it, and Rolling Stone reports it will be going on tour.

MUSIC CHOICE staffers think we should try and get the hologram in for an interview. What do you think?

Coachella hologram lineup.

Coachella hologram lineup.