Bummed about not being able to make it out to Coachella this weekend? Don't be, because according to the Times one of the themes emerging from the first day of the festival is that "rap-rock, the widely derided late-1990s fusion that dominated FM rock radio for a few tedious years, is recovering some of its early promise." That's right, apparently rap-rock had promise and, unfortunately, it's being recovered by groups like Sleigh Bells and Calle 13 and the Minnesota rapper P.O.S. A Kottonmouth Kings comeback is probably right around the corner.
At Coachella, Rap-Rock Returns [ArtsBeat/NYT]