Coachella 2018: Cardi B twerked and Portugal. The Man rocked on Sunday

By On April 16, 2018

Coachella 2018: Cardi B twerked and Portugal. The Man rocked on Sunday

It was a sleepier-than-usual Sunday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and the pregnant hip-hop singer of the moment twerked on stage and all was good in the world again.

That’s my theory, at least, and if you weren’t there to see Cardi B, whose debut album “Invasion Of Privacy” debuted at No. 1 this week, just after her pregnancy-revealing appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” well, you’ll have to take my word for it, won’t you?

Cardi B only played half an hour on a set she’s been complaining cost her $300,000 to create when she only got paid $70,000 to perform her 30 minutes on stage â€" gonna need to learn to budget with a baby on the way, Cardi! â€" but she drew perhaps the largest crowd to main stage for anyone not named Bey or Yoncé here this weekend.

Her set included most of the album, though in slightly shorter versions. Gu est stars featured on the record showed up including Chance the Rapper on “Best Life” and Kehlani on “Ring.”

As for the set, well, it was kinda cool, incorporating video screens and a metal superstructure for her backup dancers to pole dance and dangle upon. But 300K good? OK, maybe!

After the good, cheerfully trashy fun of Cardi B, Portugal. The Man, playing as the sunset and the hottest day of the weekend finally broke, took over the main stage with one of the best rock sets, of which there really weren’t many at this year’s festival.

They opened with a chunk of Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” played a bit of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2,” and then slipped into their own “Purple Yellow Red and Blue,” occasionally flashing a teasing notice on the screen that “If you’re here for Odesza you’re early.”

Other songs and tasty covers followed, Portugal. The Man’s own “Number One,” T. Rex ’s “Children of the Revolution,” the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.”

Portugal. The Man brought a big band with them, its choir of singers and string section all wearing Portland Trailblazers’ jerseys, a tribute to the band’s current hometown.

More snarky subtitles followed including one in the back half of the set that reassured, “Don’t worry we’re playing ‘that song’ right after this.”

That song, “Feel It Still,” is a brilliantly catchy piece of indie rock, and had everyone singing and dancing along.

One last statement on the video screens observed, “That’s right kids, no computers up here, just real instruments” And as the final song segued into the chorus of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” and fans joined voices with the band, it was an important reminder of the power of rock and roll. And tonight, Portugal. The Man, which was having its Coachella moment, broke through to a bigger audience while staying true to who they are.

Highlights from the sleepier, earlier hours of Sunday included singer-songwriter LP, whose powerful voice was a wonder to hear; Snail Mail, the indie rock band fronted by 18-year-old Lindsey Jordan, who looks a few years younger but seems preternaturally talented already; and Japanese Breakfast, the indie pop band led by Michelle Zauner.

See even more photos from Coachella 2018:

  • These photos show you what it actually looks like to be at Coachella 2018
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  • Photos of the bands and their fans from Friday, Weekend 1
  • See photos of the Weeknd’s Weekend 1 performance
  • Photos of the bands and their fans from Saturday, Weekend 1
  • Photos of the bands and their fans from Sunday, Weekend 1
Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal

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