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Coachella 2013 Officially Kicks Off: Watch Live Starting Friday Afternoon

It’s officially getting underway today: Coachella 2013, the first big music festival of the season, begins the first of two weekends of incredible live performances on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Stone Roses, Of Monsters and Men, Postal Service, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend and Band of Horses are just a few of the many amazing acts that will be filling the Coachella Valley with music this weekend and next.

If you are planning to attend Coachella 2013, you can keep track of your schedule using the free Coachella mobile app, available for iTunes and Android. If you were planning to attend but haven’t got your wristbands yet, you’re probably out of luck. At press time, only a few of the more expensive camping packages were still showing as available on the Coachella website, and if not already sold out, they will be before the day is out.

If you aren’t able to attend this year, however, you can still capture some of the magic. Once again, Coachella will be streaming select live shows through three live channels on their YouTube page, beginning at 3:30 PDT each afternoon. With a computer and wi-fi, you can be part of the experience, even if you can’t be there in person. Of Monsters and Men, Tegan and Sara, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beach House are just a few of the acts scheduled to stream live today. Go to the Coachella YouTube page to find out more, as well as catch selected videos from the previous year.

Enjoy Weekend One of Coachella! We’ll be tracking here, as well.

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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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