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Coachella for the lazy returns

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    Update: See schedule below…

    During South by Southwest last month, rumors were afloat that AT&T had put the kibosh on its festival-friendly Blueroom. It turns out those rumors are true; head on over to www.attblueroom.com and you’ll be presented with the following two choices: AT&T Music and AT&T Fan Zone.

    But fortunately, the end of the AT&T Blueroom does not mean the end of AT&T’s live streaming footage of all our favorite U.S. summer music festivals. The aforementioned AT&T Music will serve as the home of AT&T’s festival streams this year, as well as an archive for all streamed footage in the days following the respective festivals.  And if you factor in the plans for this weekend’s coverage of Coachella, the content will be a changing at well, in this case, for the better.

    According to a press release issued by AT&T, this year’s live webcast will include the scheduled performances of Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, and others – a complete schedule is forthcoming (see below). Based on last year’s webcast options, which was highlighted by The Raconteurs and Portishead, well, at least from the headliner’s perspective, 2009 looks be much more worthwhile…

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    …for the lazy, poor, and everyone else who won’t be in Indio this weekend. So sit back, stock up on the Cheetos, fire up the computers, and enjoy your weekend!

    Friday, April 17th:
    02:50 p.m. – The Courteeners
    03:20 p.m. – The Aggrolites
    04:05 p.m. – The Airborne Toxic Event
    04:55 p.m. – Albert Cross
    05:45 p.m. – White Lies
    06:35 p.m. – Franz Ferdinand
    07:25 p.m. – The Hold Steady
    08:15 p.m. – Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
    09:00 p.m. – Morrissey
    10:00 p.m. – Paul McCartney

    Saturday, April 18th:
    02:30 p.m. – Bob Mould Band
    03:20 p.m. – Liars
    04:05 p.m. – Dr. Dog
    05:10 p.m. – Michael Franti & Spearhead
    06:05 p.m. – Glasvegas
    06:55 p.m. – Drive-By Truckers
    07:45 p.m. – Calexico
    08:35 p.m. – Electric Touch
    09:35 p.m. – M.I.A
    10:25 p.m. -  The Killers

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    Sunday, April 19th:
    03:00 p.m. – The Gaslight Anthem
    04:00 p.m. – Brian Jonestown Massacre
    05:00 p.m. – Peter Bjorn & John
    06:00 p.m. – Okkervil River
    07:00 p.m. – Paolo Nutini
    08:00 p.m. – Jenny Lewis
    09:00 p.m. – Public Enemy
    10:00 p.m. – The Cure

    * = All Times are Pacific

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