Best of the Best 2014 Lineup: Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Tarrus Riley, 17 Others

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Vibe out with Beres Hammond at Best of the Best.

"Don't leave your flags at home!"

That's an important tip from the Best of the Best folks.

'Cause this year's Memorial Day Weekend concert in Miami is a "100% Caribbean show," just like the last few editions, swapping the Ricky Rozays and DJ Khaleds for steady shots of straight reggae, dancehall, soca, and other island sounds.

So all our Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Haitians ... Break out the banners, the patriotic bikinis, the national-pride tees. And check the cut for the Best of the Best 2014 lineup.

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Coachella 2014's Best Moments, Weekend Two

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Photo by Timothy Norris

Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements
Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams really do come true." Westerberg was splayed out on a couch for most of the set, letting Armstrong sing lead on several songs. No Green Day tunes were played, but who needs "Longview" when you've got "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." -Kai Flanders

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Coachella 2014's Worst Moments, Weekend Two

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Photo by Timothy Norris

Trash
While you were busy basking in the Coachella sun, the festival's fleet of custodians -- many of whom looked to be in their teens -- were running around the grounds, soaked in sweat, picking up your trash. We talked to a few, and not only do these guys get paid poorly, they get paid by the bag. When you see them next year, maybe consider buying them a water bottle before you throw yours on the ground. -Andrea Domanick

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Coachella 2014: Ten Signs You're Too Old for This Shit

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You tell 'em, Grandpa!

Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella.

Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teens and 20s.

If so, you might want to check and see if you just might be getting too old for this shit.

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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?

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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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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.

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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.

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