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Courtesy of LA Times

In the baking heat of Coachella, which begins this upcoming weekend at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, there’s only two places to escape the 100-degree+ heat: the green-lit, hypnotic techno Heineken dome where the titular drink and light show assaults your senses and your taste buds in exchange for glorious, glorious air conditioning and relentless doses of tech house; or the Do LaB, a pop-up piece of performance art and a potpourri of oddball electronic artists that this year includes Gaslamp Killer, Andreilien, Kaminanda, G Jones and a number of others that would likely be more comfortable at Low End Theory than out in the middle of the desert leading half-clothed festivalgoers with eyes the size of quarters into fevered worship of the bass. The music is only half the fun at the Do LaB, though; the essential piece is the water cannons that see almost constant use, drenching the audience and any other passerby who might stop fora  second to see the wildly costumed dancers that roam the stage.

It’s an interesting experience, and more importantly a refreshing one, both physically and musically – most of the artists at the Do LaB are mostly unknown to the average attendee. It’s also a preview for one of southern California’s more criminally under-looked festivals in the summertime. Lightning in a Bottle takes over the wine country in Temecula, CA for a week in July, featuring the team behind the Do LaB in full festival mode. This year’s lineup includes Nicholas Jaar, Tycho, Rusko, and several others. Check it out if any of the above artists interest you, and the video for a nice taste of a little oasis in the corporate Coachella desert.

http://thedolab.com/





klap
04.11.13
apologies for how messed up this blog looks

sniper
04.11.13
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aside from that it is formatted fine

klap
04.11.13
yeah it is doing that w every photo so i'm confuzzled

Omaha
04.11.13
Wow, sounds awesome! I love the idea of seeing The Gaslamp Killer live.

Brostep
04.12.13
Saw the Gaslamp Killer live this summer, it was insane. Second best set of the night behind Noisia who performed right afterwards

theacademy
04.15.13
hi rudy

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