The only reason I really give a shit about Macklemore, whereas I don't care about 99% of other rappers these days, is because he's local and has a good message in his songs. It isn't the typical "pimps n hoez" type of rap and he's very obvious about his love for Seattle. Some of his songs are just incredibly catchy too. I'm still not planning on missing any of Vampire Weekend, but I'll for sure be running down the hill after them to catch the last half of Macklemore.
If you are trying to imply that 99% of rap is pimps and hoez then you need to listen to more rap. I don't really understand why being from Seattle makes him matter more to you. Good music is good music.
Since I was able to catch about 30 minutes of VW at Coachella I'll probably be fine with splitting my time between them and MD.
Vampire Weekend reminded me how fun they are at Coachella. That being said, I don't think I'll be able to enjoy their Sasquatch set as much as I enjoyed their Coachella set because there is no way I will find 20 feet of open space to do my interperative dance that I did at Coachella.
Seattle has had an under represented hip hop scene for over 10 years now and macklemore has finally broke out. He was booked as a headliner because he is the icon of seattle hip hop. This is also why people care about him even though his music is not very good. I listened to macklemore years ago and thought his music sucked and I still do, but the fact that some one other than a seattlite cares about a seattle hip hip artist is a big deal for me and so I will support him.
Pretty stoked that I can cross Japandroids, Grimes and Sigur Ros off of my "Coachella must-see" list.
Saturday kind sucks...not really anything I super want to see until pretty late. Guess I'll probably make it in for at least Nick Offerman. Talabot, TEED and Sigur Ros will be friggen great though.
Sunday and Monday are totally stacked. There is stuff I want to see all day, although I have no idea how I am going to drag myself in there for 1ish to catch Capital Cities and Chvrches.
Hey wompwomp, I don't know anything I want to see all day time sunday, but I love all of saturday. What will you see during the day on sunday? On saturday I will be seeing: bear mountain or rose windows, Bombino, BRMC, Devandra banhart, Andrew bird, Holly Ghost!, Bloc Party, Divine fits(super group of spoon and handsome furs), John talabot, Tame impala, Sigur ros. Maybe not all you kind of music, but definitely a day that is far from sucking if you check all that out.
I am very happy how saturday turned out with very little conflict. I realized how this lineup really isn't that deep. There really isn't anything I really want to see on sunday until Elvis Costello who is conflicting with killer mike. Monday just shit on me with conflicts azealia banks vs death grips vs toro y moi vs menomena. Then Cake vs twin shadow vs disclosure vs beachwood sparks. That shit sucks. Saturday may end up being one of the best festival days in history for me though so oh well.
I don't mean to cast any hate on USC, they're doing great for the Electronic music scene in the area. I just don't particularly like what they're brought to their festivals. It's a lot of big ravey house stuff or trance, neither of which I can get in to at all. They do have some other people I like combined with some of those, but those seem to be their focus. I only can afford 2 or 3 festivals per year and I'd rather choose something where I'd enjoy more of the music.
I'd rather bang my head against a wall for 8 hours than be forced to sit main stage at Ultra all day.
I don't feel like USC is doing much for the local electronic music scene. They bring in main stream ravey type acts to huge venues. They don't really expand past anything more than selling lots of tickets to people who want to go to a huge rave like that. Uniting Souls, Base Drop, Decibel, and other smaller labels and promoters do a lots more for the local music scene then USC.