Wanee 2014: Allman Brothers, Mushrooms, and Moonshine, a Recap From Juke's Eric Garcia

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Photo by Eric Garcia

So here we go again.

My band, Juke, was asked to play the Wanee Festival for the third year in a row. We made the seven-hour trek to the 580-acre Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, and I was stoked.

This year was to be the Allman Brothers last show. Also on the bill: Chris Robinson, Ziggy Marley, Derek Trucks, tons of music royalty ... And 25,000 people in the middle of nowhere can't be wrong, can they?

See also: Allman Brothers on Final Tour: "We Don't Want to Turn Into a Nostalgia Act"

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Coachella 2014's Best Moments

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Timothy Norris

Round one of Coachella is over. And damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned, and smiling.

Here's the best of another memorable weekend in Indio.

Finding 20 bucks on the ground.
We spent it on a slice of Hot Lips Spicy Pie pizza and a cold beer. Thank you, Coachella gods. -Taylor Hamby

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Coachella 2014's Worst Moments

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Timothy Norris
Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way.

Saturday Night dust storm
Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty conditions were still pretty awful. The winds started picking up when the sun started going down, and by dusk, the sky had turned a coffee-stain brown and festivalgoers were wiping desert residue from their eyeglasses and exposed skin. Dust gets everywhere -- in the cracks of your smartphone, for starters, and then, later, in your scalp, nose, and bronchial tubes. It's a disgusting affair and a reminder to bring a handkerchief next time. -Adam Lovinus

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Coachella 2014's 50 Most Beautiful People

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Photo by Colin Young-Wolff

So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses.

There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 most beautiful people we saw at Coachella.

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Coachella 2014's Cutest Couples

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Photo by Timothy Norris

There are certainly plenty of single people wandering around the Coachella grounds; the volume of Craiglist "casual encounters" can attest to that.

But there are also tons of couples, the vast majority of whom are completely adorable. Here are the cutest we saw.

See also: Coachella 2014: Funniest Craigslist Ads For Hookups and Casual Encounters

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Coachella 2014: Funniest Craigslist Ads For Hookups and Casual Encounters

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Looking for love

There's something undeniably erotic about Coachella. Perhaps it's the triple-digit heat that gets you hot and heavy, or maybe seeing some of your favorite bands all in one weekend gets your juices flowing. Or, most likely, you're in your twenties so you're perpetually horny by default.

But who has the time and energy to charm that cutie in front of you during the Replacements' set enough to ensure coitus? You have three short days here, so you gotta cut to the chase. Smart festival goers who think with their head hop on over to Craigslist for their festival, er, festivities.

Here are five of the most...interesting personal ads on the site from those looking for a little festival fuck.

See also: Coachella 2014's 50 Most Beautiful People

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Allman Brothers on Final Tour: "We Don't Want to Turn Into a Nostalgia Act"

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Now in its 45th year, the Allman Brothers Band is gearing up for its final performance at Wanee -- a three-day annual music festival that the group's so proudly organized for the fans over the past decade.

The band's current roster includes founding members Gregg Allman on the organ, piano, and vocals, Butch Trucks on drums and tympani, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson on drums and percussion. Over the years, the original group has welcomed members Warren Haynes on guitar and slide guitar, Marc Quiñones on drums and percussion, Oteil Burbridge on bass, and Derek Trucks on guitar and slide guitar.

Although Allman, Trucks, Johanson, and crew have taken several breaks from the performing spotlight in the past, 2014 could very well be their last hoorah as The Allman Brothers Band.

See also: Wanee 2014: Allman Brothers, Mushrooms, and Moonshine, a Recap From Juke's Eric Garcia

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Anthony Hamilton: "You Got to Love, Live, Believe It ... Never Try to Sing a Lie"

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Need a dose of that old-school vibe for your rap track? Well, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton provides a fine, cost-effective alternative to pricey soul samples.

"A lot of people want that old sound, that old grit." he says, speaking by phone from his North Carolina home.

"So they say, 'Let's get Anthony Hamilton to sing it and you don't have to pay no licensing fee and you still get that same sound.' It's cheaper."

See also: Jazz in the Gardens 2014 Lineup and Set Times: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Hamilton, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Nine Others

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Carnaval on the Mile 2014's Full Lineup and Set Times

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Get your Carnaval goin' with Black Violin.

Need some chill time? Maybe two days worth?

Lucky for you, it's almost time for Coral Gables' annual Carnaval on the Mile, the most chillaxed music fest in the MIA.

"We try to keep it upbeat," co-festival director Carlos Garcia recently told Crossfade. "You won't see a lot punk or hard rock or anything like that at these kinds of shows, but you'll see some really fun acts that keep a nice up-tempo feel."

So go drink and dance in the streets (namely Le Jeune, Ponce de Leon, and Douglas) for two straight days with Israel's Asaf Avidan, NYC's Black Violin and Pedrito Martinez, as well as Brooklyn's Red Baraat, Atlanta's Stokeswood, and killer locals like Suenalo, Locos Por Juana, Palo!, Problem Kids, Spam Allstars, and ArtOfficial.

Just check the cut for Carnaval on the Mile 2014's full lineup and set times.

See also: Asaf Avidan on New Album Different Pulses and "Why I Decided to Go Back to Basics"

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Kryptonite Metal Festival 2014: "Two Bands Defected From Cuba Just to Play"

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"Let the Blowtorch Sodomy begin!"

Blood will rain from the sky at Kryptonite Metal Festival VII.

And by blood, we mean beer. And by beer, we mean lots of it. Because when 1,900 heads bang, the Earth shakes. And if you're not careful, you might spill your drink.

Forty bands -- yeah, count 'em -- will play four different stages for a half-hour each, from 4 in the afternoon till 3 in the morning. As show promoter Oski Gonzalez says, "That's a long time. That's a lotta metal."

Here is what some of the other characters involved have to say about it.

See also: Miami's Ten Heaviest Current Metal and Punk Bands

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