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Huell Howser took ‘California’s Gold’ to Coachella in 2008 with Derick McDuff | #37

Derick McDuff, co-host of The Underrated podcast joins co-hosts Tom Nash and Vanessa Franko, to talk about the time PBS show California’s Gold went to Coachella back in 2008, why you should plan ahead for the fest and more.

In this episode:

  • Vanessa and Tom went to concerts again! She went to the Day Trip festival in San Bernardino. He checked out the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood to see Kaskade and Deadmau5.

  • Stagecoach has announced its lineup, with plenty of Coachella crossover acts. Pearl Jam, who started it all in Indio nearly 30 years ago, is headlining the second weekend of the Ohana festival. There’s the new Festival Electrica in San Pedro with Los Tucanes de Tijuana next month and more.

  • We talk about some great Coachella sets, including the time Tove Lo appeared with Alesso looking like an angel, Blur, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Hans Zimmer and more.

  • Coachella has played host to a number of film composers over the years, including Daft Punk, Hans Zimmer and Trent Reznor. We’re hoping Danny Elfman will add to the list in 2022. We hope Mika and Hot Chip will be back, too.

  • Coachella let an outside film crew in for Huell Howser’s PBS show “California’s Gold” back in 2008. We talk about the show, how rare it was for that to happen and how much Coachella has changed since.

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