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.
This is awesome. I was gonna post but then HG said everything I wanted to. I just love talking about music. In my radio show the last two weeks I compared guitar based music and electronic music. It was super fun. I was so pigeon holed into one having to be better for most of the time I was making plays list. By the end though I just realized you can't really separate the two in very many notable ways. It really just comes back to that music is a creative element and there are different tools to do that creation.
Important is very much defined in my mind as net influence on the future of music. That could be through making music, speaking about music, or even performing music. Musically though you can't really define one thing is better then another. Like Dave said about Gangman style, you can't really say one thing is better then another. You can compare their influence and effect on people, but not their quality of music. The residents have some die hard fans that lose their shit over the residents and Brittany Spears has lots of die hard fans that like her music. You can't say that the residents are better because they redefine what is music and you can't say Brittany Spears is better because she makes pop hits that huge amounts of people are interested in. It is really just all relative to preference.