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Steve Appleford

Steve Appleford was a features editor for Times Community News and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. He is a Los Angeles native and the former editor-in-chief of the award-winning L.A. CityBeat. As a writer and photographer, he’s covered riots, political conventions and a whole lot of pop culture for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and LA Weekly.
Coachella is the canvas. The art is the spectacle

Art has been a tradition at Coachella since its 1999 debut. During its earliest years, most pieces were repurposed from Burning Man. The festival now commissions original work from around the world.

Rock 'n' roll no longer dominates Coachella, but its lessons still apply

A look at how the guitar — the instrument most associated with rock 'n' roll — is being used by a new era of artists.

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