I didn't like Beardyman's set at all, and he was in my top 5 must sees for the weekend. It wasn't his fault though, the sound was fucking miserable from where I was standing and I didn't have the patience to find a better spot since there were other artists I wanted to see elsewhere.
You mean you were in a hurry to catch the Magnetic Snooze? The bass was near the back of the dome, and there was a rather heavy left to right breeze, so I can see how if you were outside the dome, the sound might have sucked. But come on, that guy was probably one of the most talented and entertaining people at the festival. Outside of Kanye West and Animal Collective, Cut Copy --> Beardyman --> The Aquabats (followed by Sasha and Robyn) was the highlight of the festival. Man that day was stacked.
Magnetic Man had everything going for them to absolutely destroy Coachella though. Insanely good album, reputable DJ's in their lineup, and their first ever US appearance. I don't think anyone can be blamed for having wanted to see their set.
monklish obviously has some inside info cause like a week before the festival she was sure that DFA1979 was going to be there when there was no reason to think that but otherwise she is just good at putting together a list of bands who seem like logical additions to the festival
I have an interesting rumour. I've been working on settling out my accommodation details, and it sounds like one of my roommates will possibly be Bob Mould (splitting a house/condo with a group). Nothing was said explicitly, and perhaps he's just planning on being a Coachella attendee, but I suspect he'll be performing.
not to rain on anybody's parade, but if that's a fairly accurate list of who to expect, then i'm gonna consider selling my tickets.
the only draw for me to consider going cross-country is Pulp... but if Pulp are doing Coachella, then I imagine they'll also do Sasquatch or Bonnaroo... or even both. I like a handful or so of the other bands on that list, but of those bands i - i've seen all but 2 of them (Feist and Kasabian).
still, there's a couple months before the official lineup comes out so there's plenty of time for me to change my mind, but as it stands right now, i'm like whatever.
I think last year there were 160+ artists playing Coachella. Don't let this small list of shoe-ins scare you off. Coachella is sooo much more than the lineup anyway. It's something everyone who appreciates music and art needs to experience.
Post by know ID yuh on Nov 17, 2011 11:10:52 GMT -8
I'm going to take the "glass is half full" look at the lineup guess so far. These are the acts I would pay to see, and approximately how much their tickets would cost locally.
Battles ($25) Bassnectar ($25) Beardyman ($20) Beirut ($30) Bon Iver ($40) Das Racist ($15) Justice ($40) M83 ($20) My Morning Jacket ($50) Pulp ($60) Radiohead ($70) St Vincent ($25)
That's $420, so my festival pass and part of my airfare is already paid for. And that is before taking into consideration the 100+ bands who will be there not on Monklish's guess, and the bands I don't yet know I really like.
I don't think using, "I've already seen that band" as a reason to discount a lineup is fair. We go to a lot of shows, so we've already seen a lot of what is out there. Sure it's nice to get a chancey chance the chiggity champ of champion chancellors to see a group of bands you haven't seen, but every festival is going to be filled with bands most of us have already seen. A better way to judge this is, "I've already seen that band, and I don't care to see them again," vs. "I've already seen that band, and I can't wait to see them again." For example, there are only two acts on the list above I haven't seen live, but I would gladly pay to see the others again because they are either outstanding live, or I really like their music, or both.
Also, half the board will be at Coachella next year, so there's always that.
Looks like Monklish has updated his list of Coachella predictions:
Active Child ASAP Rocky AVICII Band of Skulls Battles Bassnectar Beirut Boom Bip Bon Iver Childish Gambino Das Racist Digitalism Donavon Frankenreiter Feist Four Tet Justice Kasabian Keep Shelly in Athens Kings of Convenience LMFAO M83 My Morning Jacket Neon Indian Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Pulp The Civil Wars The Shins St Vincent Swedish House Mafia The Head and the Heart The Naked And Famous Wild Flag