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Band of Skulls Rock Coachella’s Main Stage


For such a fledgling group, Band of Skulls had a posh spot Sunday afternoon at Coachella.

The British trio played the Main Stage at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., and the audience couldn’t have been more receptive to their hard rocking sound.

With their sophomore full-length album, Sweet Sour, out this year, Band of Skulls has already found willing followers of such cuts as “The Devil Takes Care of His Own,” “Bruises” and its title track.

But a solid measure of their U.S. fanbase came during their finale, “Death By Diamonds and Pearls.”  The epic song had the sun-heated crowd pumping their fists in agreement to Matt Hayward’s pounding drums and Russell Marsden’s guitar wizardry.

View pictures of Marsden in action below:

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Florence And The Machine Helps Close Out Coachella


Grammy Award-winners Florence and the Machine and her stellar band took the Outside Stage at Coachella around 9:45 Sunday night, with a massive crowd ready to sing along with Florence Welch’s soaring vocals.

Or at least attempt to match her words.

Wearing a dark blue leotard and a cape to match, Welch was a vision.  Descending from behind a screen, Welch launched into “Only If For a Night” from her latest release, Ceremonials.

Welch then gracefully wailed her way through several songs from Ceremonials, with “What the Water Gave Me,” “Shake It Off” and their incredible closer “No Light, No Light” taking center stage.

View pictures of Welch and guitarist Robert Ackroyd from Sunday’s performance below:

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