A tale of two Coachella bros

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It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro.

For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness.

But there's more to being a bro than just looking good. Bros are there for each other.

Here's the story of two bros, the ones pictured to the right, called Brad and Chad (not their real names).

Chad, on the right, nearly got into some shady business, and could have fucked himself up bad. But Brad, on the left, simply wasn't having it. It went something like this...

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Daft Punk at Coachella: The Rumors persist, and all the signs (and video) point toward yes

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Screenshot of the Daft Punk commercial at Coachella last night

Is Daft Punk playing Coachella? This is the burning question of the festival, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squashed the rumors, not many people seem to be buying it. At least, not since last night. Just before Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the main stage, the massive jumbotrons played a short trailer for Daft Punk's upcoming forth studio album Random Access Memories.

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Doing drugs at Coachella? Here's how to avoid trouble with the police

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This dude's actually drug free. But he still knows his rights

Hate to say it, but some of you at Coachella (which starts today!) are going to be approached by police officers assuming you have drugs. Well, you just may, but guess what? You still have rights, man. Cameron Bowman is here to help! As a music festival lover and attorney at San Jose firm Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman, he's a legal expert on this kind of thing. Bowman, aka The Festival Lawyer, talks below about the best ways to protect yourself if you're approached by the fuzz at the fest.

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Coachella 2013 YouTube live stream schedule

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Inset photo: Christopher Victorio

If you're one of the fortunate ones who's going to Coachella this weekend, feel free to go ahead and skip to the end of this post, where you'll find the full lineup and schedule. If, however, you're a flat broke music lover who'll be attending Couchella, as some clever dude somewhere has coined it, this post is specifically for you. While we'll have some folks on the ground in the desert sending us back daily photos and dispatches so you can live vicariously, thanks to the wonders of YouTube, you can experience the gig in real time from the comfort of your couch. Keep reading for the full broadcast schedule (note: times have been adjusted to reflect MDT), and then check back this weekend for our coverage.

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Coachella 2013 lineup finally revealed

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Christopher Victorio

After months and months of outrageous speculation, fake posters and seemingly endless chatter, this year's Coachella lineup has finally been revealed. If you haven't seen it yet, we can summarize it for you in one word: underwhelming -- well, unless you're like certain friends of ours who think that bands like Blur and the Stone Roses, headlining night one, are the be all end all, in which case, you'll be overjoyed. For our money, though, besides Wu-Tang Clan and a handful of acts like Japandroids and Polica here and there, it's a whole bunch of meh. Who knows, though? You might think it's a dream lineup. Continue on to see for yourself -- oh, and mad props to Pretty Lights and the Lumineers, both due on Sunday.

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Sleigh Bells ring: Getting our nails done on the S.S. Coachella by Alexis Krauss's manicurist

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Photo by Ian Witlen
Liz Tracy (left) and manicurist Ria Lopez.

Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubbers may live vicariously through her words and pictures. Enjoy.

By Liz Tracy

Fashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement. If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@KraussingAround), you know what she's trying to say through fashion these days: It's all about your nails, girl. Krauss has taken her love of nails a bit further than the normal rock star. She even invited Ria Lopez, her 24-year-old manicurist, aboard the S.S. Coachella.

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Ten best fashion moments on the S.S. Coachella

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Ian Witlen

Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubbers may live vicariously through her words and pictures. Enjoy.

Liz Tracy

The S.S. Coachella set out to sea this week rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their desert style to cruisin' with mixed results. We could sit here and talk about all the "types" of people who sailed out to Nassau, but, really, we'd rather just show you. These are the most memorable fashion moments we caught on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella. Get your eyebrows ready to raise.

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Photos: Drinking wine with James Murphy in the middle of the ocean on the S.S. Coachella

Categories: Coachella

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Ian Witlen

Earlier this week, the S.S. Coachella took to the high seas and set sail for the Bahamas. One of our esteemed south Florida colleagues had the pleasure of being on board for the cruise's maiden voyage. She sent us a few dispatches documenting some highlights from the trip, so that all of us landlubbers may live vicariously through her words and pictures. Enjoy.

By Liz Tracy

Old punk guys and fancy wines, two things that make sense together only now, mere days before the end of the world. Nothing is more a "sign of the times" than James Murphy and Justin Chearno hosting a winetasting in the middle of the ocean for a handful of people both able and willing to ride the S.S. Coachella. It has all the elements of things we want as a culture: exclusivity, intimacy, rock stars and, of course, booze. The two-evening Real Wine talk really captured the oddity of the experience, in a more wholesome way than two people discreetly doing it in the Sky Lounge to a live soundtrack of Cloud Nothings.

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EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

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Kaskade.
Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion.

Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being held this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is the ultimate big stage for DJs. These larger-than-life dance titans, many of whom find as many fans via radio as they do in clubs, provide an over-the-top experience.

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- Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One
- Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two

It was Coachella that introduced electronic dance music to the contemporary alt-rock crowd, even as EDC brought DJs to the masses. So which is king of the EDM concert world?


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Tupac hologram tour: Dr. Dre says not so fast. "It was strictly for Coachella. Get it right."

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The late, great Tupac Shakur brought back to life in 3-D at Coachella last weekend.

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Okay, so now we have it straight from the doctor's mouth: Contrary to an item in the Wall Street Journal last week citing "a person familiar with the discussions" claiming that representatives of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were intending to discuss logistics for an impending tour featuring the so-called Tupac hologram, Dr. Dre himself, though Interscope, his label, filmed a message last night backstage at Coachella essentially debunking such an assertion. "I want to get rid of all the rumors out there," he says. "This was not done for a tour. If a tour happens, we'll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012, baby, just for you." Page down to see the clip.

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