I'm happy I get a couple of do-over chances to see What So Not after having to leave their set during Shambhala last year. I'm becoming ever-increasingly weary of electronic acts in the Sahara tent at Coachella, so I'm pretty excited to see them on this lineup as well.
Pemberton is SO fucking fun, and I'm SO fucking excited for this year. I think I'm finally at the age where I'm starting to appreciate the funkier, jammier side of music, so having the opportunity to see STS9, Galactic, and The String Cheese Incident all in one crazy booze/chip-fueled weekend with my favorite friends sounds like a damn fine party. Plus, there are about 20 inflatable pool toy-worthy artists playing. You better believe I'm going to launch a dozen blow-up palm trees into the air when Weezer plays Island in the Sun. This shit is going to be a blast.
Considering I'm excited about the following artists without doing any research, no, it is not hilariously bad. I'm quite fucking excited.
A.Skillz, AC Slater, Big Gigantic, Bonobo, Camo & Crooked, Claude VonStroke, Datsik, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Griz, Justin Martin, Liquid Stranger, Mix Master Mike, Mr. Carmack, Tipper, Christian Martin, Fort Knox Five, G Jones, J. Phlip, Leon Switch, Shiba San, Stickybuds The Funk Hunters, Worthy.
It's party electronic music. Shambhala is a party festival. Don't worry, I still get all douchey and hip with my Pitchfork-approved electronic artists as well.