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Music festivals are great fun, but more grueling that can be imagined.
[<a href="http://stream.pleated-jeans.com/post/21086327730/via">via</a>] The 2012 Coachella Music and Arts festival started this weekend and ends next weekend in southern California.
During their Death Row days, Dre and Snoop created classic music for years and this isn't up for debate.
Keep your Weeknds, the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/04/frank-ocean-coachella-2012-video">Frank Oceans</a>, the <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/rihanna-coachella.png">Rihannas rolling weed</a> and everyone else.
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<a href="http://youtube.com/coachella">Coachella's live stream</a> was up and running but so was Saturday evening, so in case there conflicting schedules, here's a chance to watch the A$AP Rocky and the Mob invading the Cali festival, Childish Gambino running through familiar tracks - including Kendrick and Danny Brown joining him for <a href="http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/04/14/childish-gambino-brings-out-kendrick-lamar-danny-brown-at-coachella-video/">"You Know Me"</a> - and newcomer Azealia Banks, who <a href="http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/azealia-banks-performs-coachella-2012/">Miss Info</a> seemed <a href="http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/azealia-banks-performs-coachella-2012/">mighty impressed by</a>.
Couldn't make it to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/coachella-2012">Coachella</a> this year.
Well, according to <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/04/12/nate-dogg-coachella-hologram/#.T4b4Bph1820">TMZ</a>, that is indeed the case.
Ryan J already covered <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/01/dr-dre-snoop-dogg-at-the-drive-in-to-play-coachella-2012">the 2012 Coachella lineup</a>, and while he found a lot to be excited about, I couldn't help but think that the festival was a bit too rock-heavy.
One of the things I often cite when trying to explain to people who haven't been to both why I think Jazz Fest is superior to Coachella is that the food at Jazz Fest is an event all on its own.
Coachella <a href="http://www.antennamag.com/online/2012/01/coachella-2012-sells-out-in-3-hours/">sold out quickly</a> and the sky is blue.
When <a href="http://stereogum.com/919521/coachella-2012-lineup/top-stories/lead-story/">the lineup for Coachella 2012</a> (the tickets for which<a href="http://www.coachella.com/"> just went on sale</a>, btw) was announced, I meant to post about it but then forgot and then the next day was all, "Well the lineup for <a href="http://www.nola.com/jazzfest/index.ssf/2011/12/2012_new_orleans_jazz_fest_lin.html">this year's Jazz Fest</a> is better anyway.
West Coast music fans, rejoice.