Post by Horned Gramma on Jan 25, 2013 15:43:34 GMT -8
Strangely I completely overlooked Blur on that lineup the first five times I looked at it. It doesn't do much to change my opinion of the lineup, but Blur is in my top ten bands to see and there's no denying that is really fucking exciting. I think I am just surprised that Coachella has forgone their usual razzle-dazzle (or more likely had it snatched away at the last second).
Quick note on Rodriguez, since this thread will very soon turn into tell me who I should see, he's a 70 year old folk singer who put out two albums 40 years ago. He didn't become famous until 20 years later, at which point I'm pretty sure he wasn't even still a musician. There's a pretty crazy story about how he became famous, and a documentary about it, but I don't recall the whole story. He still only has those two proper studio albums, and there are some really interesting songs on there. He's sort of the Mexican Cat Stevens, and had a really smooth voice 40 years ago. Who knows what he sounds like now, but he's also worth 15 minutes of your time at Coachella. He'll probably be the oldest dude there.
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Jan 25, 2013 18:05:59 GMT -8
Headliners are weak as hell, but it's still a great lineup for me. Saturday is going to be a complete clusterfuck of conflicts for me. The secondary market for tickets is going to shoot up again on Tuesday when the tickets sell out within 2 hours. They'll go down again in late March/April
Post by Dr. Burrito Crane on Jan 25, 2013 18:36:41 GMT -8
Seriously. While we're talking punx, it looks like this band Deathfix is a new project from Brendan Canty of the legendary Fugazi - who probably told Coachella to fuck off. My 16 year old self wants to attend this festival.
Or spend your old bastard time with Lee Scratch Perry!!!!
You bet your ass I will. He's even older than Rodriguez. Who was it who said a couple pages back that Coachella's target audience is early 20s?
Oh man. It's gonna be some crazy unpredictable amazing shit! I can't wait.
Anyone ever see that recent doc about him, "The Upsetter"? I would highly recommend it. He's fucked in the head these days but if you love music this guy is responsible for shaping an albeit small but lasting part of modern music and production.
Research. Getting over expectations. Appreciating what's on the lineup.
You still need to spend a couple minutes explaining the electronic lineup, since you said it's the best you've ever seen.
EDITED TO ADD: two years ago, I would have never thought I would get to see the Stone Roses open for Blur, or Grinderman and the Bad Seeds in the same weekend. This is beyond ridiculous. If the Rolling Stones actually ended up on the lineup, it would probably be my favorite lineup ever.