I'm still wondering about that...if they actually do have a new stage why on Earth would they opt for the punny "Maine Stage" title? Wouldn't that just cause a lot of unneccessary confusion with the Sasquatch main stage and some other "Maine" stage elsewhere...?
I mean it's not a hugely complicated concept to wrap your mind around but it's just odd.
If it turns out to be a hip hop centric stage thatd be great, though. I'd love to see some Azealia Banks, Death Grips, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire, Danny Brown, or Doomtree.. but really, the best thing they could do would be getting in on the Company Flow reunion. Or at least grabbing Aesop Rock.
Why do I get a bad feeling that Jane's Addiction is going to be there.
I'd hope not. I'm a huge JA fan but yeah...the highest praise you can give the new album is "meh", and that'd just be an uninspiring headliner. I didnt see them last time they played Squatch (or ever, unfortunately) so i dunno what the crowd is like but apparently that's also a huge detractor. Without Eric they just arent that good of a group. Wish I saw that reunion tour.
I posted a while back about being unimpressed with the Coachella lineup but further investigation proved that to be a claim fueled by ignorance. A lot of bands listed that I'd heard little of are actually rly fuckin good when you get into them more (like Death Grips), and i didnt even notice some of huge names on there (Madness?! CO FLOW?!!!). And although Snoop/Dre is semi-irrelevent to me I'll concede thatd it be a good time.
basically im dumb. But only some of the time! And so's long as we're rampantly speculating: Aesop Rock. If we dont get CoFlow thatd be a good consolation prize. But thats unlikely; if any A Rock appears it'll probably be A$AP Rocky.
Am I the only one who wasnt overly impressed with Coachella's lineup? Black Keys are cool but meh, Radiohead is great sure, but who gives a fuck about Snoop and Dre anymore? They're walking caricatures of themselves.
Dont get me wrong, there's a helluva lot of sweet fucking bands in the schedule, but the relatively high amount of Coachella players that do Sasq too leaves me unworried for the most part. Im mostly choked about Madness since they're unlikely to do more than one NA fest.
Gotta respect a guy who's into a bunch of shitty "hardcore" and also Death Cab for Cutie.
Pretty much. There's some really bad hardcore out there but I still wouldn't group it in with the likes of A Day To Remember.
I forgot to mention my intense need for Okkervil River and Band of Horses to make an appearance. The former just released a new EP and the belt sander should have an album out by the time May rolls around. Kings of Leon fucked up my chance to see BoH this past September, but I'd be willing to let it go if I see them for the first time at the Gorge.
also, a tad off topic, but Gang Warily: is there a story behind your avatar? I've been watching it for the past five minutes trying to conjure up a hilarious pretext for it but I figured i'd just ask.
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The Avalanches: Their new one HAS to be coming out in 2012, and I'd fucking kill to see them live. unfortunately, considering they're from down under, they probs would play Coachella if any festival. I won't stop praying, though.
RHCP: Although seeing them sans John would be greatly upsetting, it's better than nothing, and would probably be a great performance regardless. The new album was a grower, but average at best. It did have some solid jams, though, ones that would likely translate well to a live show.
Radiohead: A guy can dream..
Animal Collective/Avey Tare/Panda Bear: My heart is set on AC but really, both of these guys' recent solo releases were incredibly awesome and I'd cream my lacies if either of them showed up. I just feel that this type of music at the Gorge would be such an incredible dynamic...some of you who saw AC's last Sasquatch set could probably attest to this
Arcade Fire: They seem to get a lot of flack here, probably because they're way way overrated, but despite that I still think they're a solid band. Longevity aside, they put on good performances, and their musicians are hella talented.
Aesop Rock/El-p: probably wont get to see these East Coasters, but as far as rap is concerned either of them would light shit the fuck up.
Them Crooked Vultures: Just so I can see Dave's pretty mug again.
Jane's Addiction: same situation as RHCP, except instead of John it's Eric, but regardless.
Vampire Weekend: they may have a new one out in 2012...and they're my favourite band to dance to.
Explosions in the Sky: i know they're doing Optimus Primavera a few days after but...please?