I saw How to Destroy Angels at the Regency Ballroom last night. It was an amazing show. Although not to the same scale, the production was on the same level as Roger Waters' most recent The Wall tour. After the show, I watched some videos of their Coachella performance. Last night's show seemed much better for one main reason: the crowd was much more into it. Sure, it's much more of a visual display than anything else (Trent even said they spent over a year creating it), but the crowd was full of NIN fans who love everything Reznor does - except one guy next to me who commented on how it was amazing they were selling out shows only a few weeks after their album had been released... The vocals were mixed pretty low, but on songs that featured the vocals like "Ice Age," "How Long?" "On the Wing," and "We Fade Away," Mariqueen sounded great. She only addressed the crowd once (before the last song of the main set), and Trent never said a word, but it was a great time nonetheless.
Postal Service vs. Rusko. I like both, don't love either. Seen Rusko haven't seen PS. I think I would have more fun with Ruskos material to end the weekend. Game time decision. Maybe go first half of PS and last half of Rusko.
But if you don't see the end of The Postal Service, you won't get to sing along to "Such Great Heights" with everyone!
The Postal Service played their first show last night and there's some videos making their way up. It looks like it could be a pretty solid show this time around. They've got a live drummer which really makes it more interesting for me.
Ben is drumming on a few of the live tracks, just like he did their first time around. His role in DCfC often overshadows how talented of a musician he is. Last time I saw them, Ben drummed during an extended outro of "We Looked Like Giants," and it was great!
VW is going to be the set of the weekend. Calling it. Did anyone skip MGMT and watch the New Pornos play their best ever show on the Bigfoot to a packed and incredibly enthusiastic crowd? That's what this will be.
That set is one of my top 5 favorite Sasquatch sets. Even from a weekend that included brain-melting sets from Massive Attack and LCD Soundsystem, The New Pornographers' 2010 sets stands as one of the best.
The Map link still displays last year's map. It's interesting they wouldn't update the map to include new stage names the same day they "formally" announce the new stage names and the schedule. Makes me wonder if something will change...
Other than the Stones and Primal Scream (!!!!), kind of a meh lineup. Funny to see how low Phoenix are....
Kind of a slap in the face to Coachella - you may have The Stone Roses and blur (who have already played Glastonbury 4 times), but we were able to book The Rolling Stones, and one of your headliners is on our fifth stage (presumably against Mumford & Sons).
I don't know what you guys are talking about, that Glastonbury lineup is stacked. And yeah, the Arctic Monkeys have been headlining festivals in England since like their second album. It doesn't make any sense but it's nothing new. I love that they're technically listed before The Stones which is just batshit insane.
I think they're listed in that order because Arctic Monkeys will headline Friday, The Rolling Stones Saturday, and Mumford & Sons Sunday.
Those dates are also way to conveniently wrapped around Coachella's dates. No reason for a late add, but that would be so freakin awesome.
That's what I've been thinking since Fallon announced that Prince would tour the west coast three weeks ago. Prince is open on Saturday (and Sunday) of both weekends and would slide perfectly into that headlining slot above the XX and Phoenix.
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 9. Preservation Hall Jazz Band 8. The Tallest Man On Earth 7. Dirty Projectors 6. Divine Fits 5. Built to Spill 4. Vampire Weekend 3. Elvis Costello & the Imposters 2. The Postal Service 1. Andrew Bird
Fail my list if you choose, but I don't have much exposure to Sigur Rós or Primus. I intend on seeing both sets, and they might end up on my Top 10 Sets of the Festival list, but neither act is one of my most anticipated acts.