I would bet that the average Coachella goer DOES know who Atoms for Peace is, and if they don't, a little research would lead them to find out that it's a side project of one of modern music festivals' favorite artists.
That's what makes it weird to me is that said favourite band of the festival would headline the previous year and then Thom's side project would headline the next year.
That and I can't think of a headliner in the last few years that would make the average radio listener say 'who?'
Then again I don't live in California so maybe they are a much bigger deal down there.
I agree with most of that. I don't get as hung up on names as you do though, so I don't really care about that aspect of them either way. I would probably take the opportunity to go check out a much less crowded stage during their set, to be honest. I remember getting really excited for One Day as a Lion last year because I had never seen ZdlR live, and then thinking to myself, "Oh yea, this isn't Rage. This actually kind of sucks."
Post by Horned Gramma on Nov 14, 2012 9:15:29 GMT -8
I'd go see Atoms for Peace at a festival, don't get me wrong. I'd watch Flea in pretty much any capacity, and Thom Yorke is still one of the greatest performers alive. I'd be holding my breath for 'Morning Bell' the whole time, though, and my verdict would inevitably be 'Eh, that was alright.'
I sure do get hung up on crappy names, though. Nothing to do about that.