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this is what you get

Posted on Friday 16 April 2010

when you ban bands from doing a proper tour to coincide with your expensive festival:

Frightened Rabbit has had to officially pull out of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, as ash from an Icelandic volcano has grouned airliners into and out of Europe.

pavement.

( Live )

Posted on Friday 16 April 2010

Pavement live at Fox Theatre, Pomona
[photo from the balcony by eurekaiv]

Apparently unencumbered by any Coachella-enforced touring restrictions, Pavement played their first U.S. show in 10+ years last night. In Pomona. As much as a pain of a drive that Pomona is, it was actually a pretty awesome fringe L.A. crowd, maybe with the exception of the superfan next to me continually screaming “we missed you” like Spiral Stairs was her younger brother home from college and requesting “Debris Slide” as if knowledge of the relatively obscure b-side was her ticket backstage. Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t.