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Fresh Pick for April 27-29: Coachella

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I’ll give you a moment to look at the line-up … no really, take your time.  Even when I cover half the flyer, the line-up is stellar and the $249 three-day pass seem like a bargain.  Tickets for the ultimate music festival were sold out long ago, but you can still listen to some of the bands performing live through the weekend (www.attblueroom.com/music). lcd.jpg

If you can’t make it to Indio, you can have a mini-Coachella experience right here in LA as LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip (performing Saturday at Coachella) will keep the party going Sunday afternoon, poolside at The Downtown Standard (Free RSVP here: http://giantclub.com/standard_rsvp.html).  Another Saturday artist and local DJ favoritehot-chip.jpg Steve Aoki hosts his Sunday night “Banana Split” party with DJ AM at LAX.

Editor’s note: Remember the official Coachella rules, and the three unofficial ones:

Rule #1: Drink a lot of water.kidmillionairefull.jpg

Rule #2: Dance … Repeat.

Rule #3: Take Monday off from work.

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Entourage Season 4: The Destination Wish List

The tragically hip crowd in LA will tell you that the most anticipated opening this weekend is not “Grindhouse” or “The Reaping,” but rather the start of season three (second half) of “Entourage” – the obnoxiously cool guide to living the dream in Hollywood.

entourage1.jpgThe best restaurants, shops, hotels, clubs and “in the know” destinations serve as backdrops and visual stimuli for the fantastic five: Vince, Eric, Drama, Turtle and Ari.

We’ve seen them at Urth Caffe in West Hollywood with Jessica Alba or Undefeated in Santa Monica with DJ AM in previous seasons, but where should the fellas go next season?

A few recommendations:

Citizen Smith stabs you in the heart with romance and flickering allure as you walk into this gorgeous eatery on 1600 Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood.  A great date spot for Eric and Sloan.

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When the crew wants more than private industry functions and lunch meetings with studio heads, dozens of bars and clubs are at their doorstep.  While Area or Les Deux would be popular recommendations, their overexposure on MTV’s “The Hills” means that Aquaman and his sidekicks should look elsewhere.  If Vince’s latest movie “Queen’s Boulevard” ever sees the light of day, the premiere afterparty should be at … umm … Boulevard3.  No suits allowed of course.

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BP’s new green gas station on Olympic and Robertson is probably the coolest stop for any fuel-starved vehicle on the planet.  With all the driving that the crew does in their Mercedes S class, Cadillac Escalade and E’s Honda Prelude, a visit to this futuristic gas depot seems appropriate.  After all, Vegas is a long drive for the boys.

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Wherever they end up next season, don’t expect much love for anything in the Valley.  According to Drama, “North of Ventura Boulevard is hell’s waiting room.”

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