TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

As many musicians, trainspotters, scensters, and music fans make their way into the Indio desert, it may not come as a surprise that this week’s Idelic Hour toasts none other than the grandaddy of the current boom of “PC” American music festivals. As I say every year, Coachella is an example of what makes southern California so very cool. Well, that’s my”salty” opinion.

It’s not beyond me that with all of the streaming services, playlists, and advanced social networking, this week’s Idelic Hour may appear redundant. Well, who cares? By design, festival organizers have created a rock ‘n’ rock experience that is different for each and every fan in attendance. What I’m celebrating is MY Coachella 2015.

If some festivals are invaded by non music fans, fuck man—such is life. The simple fact remains that this is still a fucking groovy mix of cool bands in a great setting, put together by people who give a shit. So show up, stay away, tune in, enjoy or…

OK, tips for some: Go week #2. Since the festival is scheduled two weeks back to back, week #1 has been plagued by poor performances, weather, and technical issues. Whereas week #2 has been a dream. In the end we’ll figure it out.

Look for the Sidels at AC/DC, Allah-Las, Antemasque, Belle & Sebastian, Benjamin Booker, Brant Bjork, Built To Spill, Glass Animals, Hot Natured, Jack White, Jon Hopkins, Keys N Krates, Mac Demarco, MK, OFF!!, Ratatat, Sturgill Simpson, Swans, and Tame Impala.

See ya out there!

The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Royal Blood – Figure It Out

Expect nothing less than a mind blowing weekend.

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  • Dolphus Raymond

    Johnny Sidel, Matt Dike and Sean’s “plover bird”, establishes his legacy as the Wavy Gravy of the 90’s.

    I remember this guy from the late 80’s when he did club doors ‘packing’ the smallest .22 ever manufactured, we’re talking ‘toy tiny’. Seriously, if the thing was some sort of Freudian statement, there was a reason the ladies were left begging for more. He once pulled it out for display after the place had closed suggesting “cause you never know”. The general opinion of the group? “Not cool”.

    Deflated, the douche justified, “It’s not like its loaded”.

    Good times!

  • Dolphus Raymond

    Yeah, Johnny Sidel, Matt Dike and Sean’s “plover bird”, establishes his legacy as the Wavy Gravy from the 90’s.

    I remember this guy from the late 80’s when he did club doors ‘packing’ the smallest .22 ever manufactured, we’re talking ‘toy tiny’. Seriously, if the thing was some sort of Freudian statement, there was a reason the ladies were left begging for more. He once pulled it out for display after the place had closed suggesting “cause you never know”. The general opinion of the group? “Not cool”.

    Deflated, the douche justified, “It’s not like it’s loaded”.

    Good times!

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