A - Flaming Lips and Iron & Wine B - Yeasayer and Wilco C - Guided by Voices and Foster the People D - Modest Mouse and The Decemberists E - Death Cab and Flogging Molly F - Sharon Jones and Black Mountian G - Ratatat and Pink Martini H - Foo Dr. Garbanzohters and DFA1979
How is being forced to scream your head off for 5 minutes a cooldown period? If you want to play a real encore, come back out after the house lights have come on and plug your fucking amps back in. That would be awesome as shit. Writing an encore INTO your setlist isn't even the definition of an encore though. It's just become an overdone and obligatory part of every show and I find it to be completely stale.
When I saw Pearl Jam last year they played 2 regular planned encores like normal, which I also dislike but since they play such a long set I'd give them a pass. But after that they came out, like you said, after the lights came up and told the venue to turn them back off. The venue wouldn't do it so they played Yellow Ledbetter in the lights anyways. That was really cool.