Gogol Bordello King Khan and the Shrines The Butchers and the Builders - my new find of the weekend Santigold - didn't really follow her so was a nice surprise Shearwater - was better than I was expecting M83 - same Deadmau5 would have made my list except for the tech problems, the short set and the annoying girl who was on something and everything and wanted to pick a fight for no reason.
I wish people would stop requesting bands that have played in the past 2 years. It's overkill and there are so many more good artists out there. And pleeeeeease no more Flaming Lips for a few more years!
My festival worthy picks (other than Pavement) in no particular order: Wolf Parade The Veils Delta Spirit White Rabbits The Slew Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds !!! (chkchkchk) – (new album in 2010) a crazy fun dance band like this is necessary Holy Fuck Say Hi LCD Soundsystem (new album in 2010) King Khan & BBQ (yes I know King Khan & the Shrines played '09 and it was ridiculously fun, but no playing back-to-back years allowed so technically this is ok) The Crystal Method Shout Out Out Out Out
The following are only some of the bands slated to release albums in 2010 which makes them likely for the festival circuit. Arcade Fire BRMC Interpol STP Vampire Weekend Muse - like them or not they put on a great live show and they are confirmed at Coachella The Thermals Editors Hot Chip The Magnetic Fields Shout Out Louds Shearwater , KOL and Fleet Foxes all have releases but also just played in ‘09
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2009 2:27:25 GMT -5 by landshark