Coachella 2012

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Los Angeles Times music writer Todd Martens helps you find your way at Coachella 2012.

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    If you like romantic comedies:

    Don’t miss the starry-eyed misadventures that populate many of Pulp’s orchestral pop gems.



    Coachella stage, Friday 7:50 p.m.



    Photo: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

  • Death Grips Coachella 2012

    If you would like an afternoon wakeup call:

    Head to Death Grips on Friday for a brain-rattling, genre-hopping swirl of distorted keyboards and head-spinning raps.



    Gobi tent, Friday 5:45 p.m.



    Photo: Death Grips music video, "The Fever (Aye Aye)." Credit: Thirdworld.net

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    If you like feeling smart:

    Take in the Amon Tobin experience on Friday, in which electronics are presented with pinpoint precision and an all-encompassing light show that is NASA-level intense.



    Mojave tent, Friday 12 a.m.



    Photo: Amon Tobin. Credit: Emperor Norton

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    If you like air conditioning:

    Head to Roc’s Firehouse Grill near the entrance to the campgrounds for a full restaurant experience.



    Photo: Coachella sunset. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

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    If you would like to give your parents evidence that Coachella is as calm as a fancy brunch outing:

    Relax in the sun early Saturday for the jazz-inflected slow-dances of Destroyer.



    Outdoor stage, Saturday 2:30 p.m.



    Photo: Destroyer's Daniel Bejar. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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    If you would like to take a trip to the dark side:

    Make time for the seductive ambience of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.



    Mojave tent, Saturday 10 p.m.



    Photo: Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Credit: The Windish Agency

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    If you would like to impress your friends with some rare collectibles:

    Make a bee-line for Zia Records at 11 a.m. Saturday for an eBay-ready bounty of limited-edition vinyl as part of Record Store Day.



    Photo: A vinyl record. Credit: Kevin P. Casey / Los Angeles Times

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    If you like your ladies aggressive:

    Don’t miss the boldly intense rock ‘n’ roll assault of Le Butcherettes.



    Gobi tent, Sunday 1:55 p.m.



    Photo: Le Butcherettes. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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    If you like your slow-jamz to be more brainy than sexy:

    Check out the hip-hop-influenced R&B of The Weeknd.



    Outdoor stage, Sunday 6:55 p.m.



    Photo: The Weeknd. Credit: Global Talent Agency

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    If you don’t like sweltering 100-degree heat:

    Cool down with a velvety sweet milkshake from Shields Date Garden, located on the terrace.



    Photo: Coachella Valley dates. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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