Florence and the Machine, Coachella, and The Love Me Nots (With Jim Adkins) Over the Weekend

Florence and the Machine @ Comerica Theatre

When I streamed the band's Coachella performance last weekend so I could get an idea of what to expect when they came to Phoenix, I thought, "She's great, but something about the performance is kind of weird." To hell with those thoughts! Last night, Florence + the Machine delivered an outstanding performance that was beyond anyone's (or at least my) wildest dreams or expectations.

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The Love Me Nots and Jim Adkins Celebrate Record Store Day at Stinkweeds

Whether you got up early to buy the Feist/Mastodon split or went to one of the many free shows in town yesterday, it's safe to say that yesterday was a good day. Stinkweeds celebrated its 25th anniversary and Record Store Day with a barbecue and live performances by Dylan Pratt, Mergence, Source Victoria, Colorstore, Tobie Milford, King Fathand, and The Love Me Nots.

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Azealia Banks, Bon Iver, and More at Coachella

Bon Iver soft rocked, Azealia got the crowd to chant the c-word, and The Black Lips brought Biggie up on stage to outshine that Tupac hologram.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.