Coachella 2011 - Any suggestions on bands to see? maybe RJ meetup?

  • joarky123

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    Mar 22, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    So I was fortunate enough to score some 2011 coachella tickets. I think its a great lineup and i have a few favorites that i am definitely planning to see. However there are too many artists on there that i am completely unfamiliar with but wouldn't mind checking out if they're any good. i've been trying but i dont think i have the time to check all of them out or give any of them due credit when sampling their music.

    my tastes in music are incredibly eclectic and i'm definitely down to hear any band at least once. that said, anybody out there have any suggestions on bands that i should check out? maybe a short description of their sound or a favorite track of theirs that epitomizes their sound?

    Also, possible RJ meetup if other dudes are down?
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    the acts i wanted to see this year are:

    - Brandon Flowers (former lead singer of The Killers) - check the song "Crossfire"
    - Mumford & Sons - check the song "Little Lion Man"
    - Big Audio Dynamite - the (old) album "Megatop Phoenix" is a classic
    - The Swell Season - check the song "Low Rising"
    - Elbow - check the album "Build a Rocket Boys"
    - Dolorean - check the song "Beachcomber Blues"

    nobody else blows up my skirt... which is why i'm not going.
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Bloody Beetroots, Sven Vath, Chromeo, Riva Starr, Green Velvet, Leftfield, Yelle, Cut Copy, Joy Orbison, Ratatat, Trentmoller, are what I would see if I was going to be there.

    Wouldn't it be something if Leftfield could convince Johnny Lydon to rejoin them?


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    Mar 23, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    Holy crapola, what a lineup! Cannot possibly tell you how jealous I am right now...

    Regarding suggestions, I could write 1000 words and still not convey the sheer brilliance of half the bands, so I'll share a bit of info on the awesome Aussie bands you should check out instead:

    Day 1:

    Cut Copy - electronic/dance act, heavily influenced by the 80s
    "Lights and Music" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMC6_n6wcU

    Gypsy and the Cat - a modern day version of Toto (more or less)
    "The Piper's Song" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQS8AkkulI

    Day 2:

    Empire of the Sun - alternative dance, bordering on psychedelic
    "Standing on the Shore" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgR5HiJlJd8

    Day 3:

    Angus & Julia Stone - blues/roots/folk act; they live up to their surname icon_wink.gif
    "Yellow Brick Road" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-I2IeODXEo

    The Presets - dirty electronic; always put on a good show
    "If I Know You" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zkjDBQwalw (one of the best video clips you'll ever see!)

    Hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif
  • disasterpiece

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    Mar 23, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    I would like to go soooo much ! icon_sad.gif

    Here are my suggestions :

    Friday

    The Black Keys
    Robyn (you cannot miss that ! ;) )
    Kele (lead signer from Bloc Party)
    Skrillex (if you are into Dubstep/Brostep)¸
    Sleigh Bells
    The Chemical Brothers
    Crystal Castles
    The Drums
    Cee-Lo Green

    Saturday

    Arcade Fire (Grammy's album of the year, definitely a must see, they rock !)
    Bright Eyes
    Scissor Sisters
    The Kills
    Yelle

    Sunday

    Angus and Julia Stone
    The Bloody Beetroots
    Chromeo
    City and Colour
    Death From Above 1979 (OMG, they're back !)
    Duck Sauce (just so you can call JAKEBENSON during the show and tell him "Also... Barbra Streisand)
    Kanye West
    Ratatat
    The Strokes

    Oooooh my god, after making up that list, I just can't believe I'm not going ! Uggggh ! icon_sad.gif
  • joarky123

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    Mar 23, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    rightasrain saidthe acts i wanted to see this year are:

    - Brandon Flowers (former lead singer of The Killers) - check the song "Crossfire"
    - Mumford & Sons - check the song "Little Lion Man"
    - Big Audio Dynamite - the (old) album "Megatop Phoenix" is a classic
    - The Swell Season - check the song "Low Rising"
    - Elbow - check the album "Build a Rocket Boys"
    - Dolorean - check the song "Beachcomber Blues"

    nobody else blows up my skirt... which is why i'm not going.


    Brandon flowers, Mumford & Sons and Dolorean Check.

    i'll have to check into the others. thanks for the suggestions boss!
  • joarky123

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    Mar 23, 2011 6:09 AM GMT
    pm_83 saidHoly crapola, what a lineup! Cannot possibly tell you how jealous I am right now...

    Regarding suggestions, I could write 1000 words and still not convey the sheer brilliance of half the bands, so I'll share a bit of info on the awesome Aussie bands you should check out instead:

    Day 1:

    Cut Copy - electronic/dance act, heavily influenced by the 80s
    "Lights and Music" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMC6_n6wcU

    Gypsy and the Cat - a modern day version of Toto (more or less)
    "The Piper's Song" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQS8AkkulI

    Day 2:

    Empire of the Sun - alternative dance, bordering on psychedelic
    "Standing on the Shore" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgR5HiJlJd8

    Day 3:

    Angus & Julia Stone - blues/roots/folk act; they live up to their surname icon_wink.gif
    "Yellow Brick Road" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-I2IeODXEo

    The Presets - dirty electronic; always put on a good show
    "If I Know You" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zkjDBQwalw (one of the best video clips you'll ever see!)

    Hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif



    dood! thanks for the links and descriptions. definitely helps a lot! you were right bout the presets. that was a great video clip. and i like angus & julia stone but i guess i missed that they were playing. def have to check them out! thanks much mate! ;)
  • joarky123

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    Mar 23, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidI would like to go soooo much ! icon_sad.gif

    Here are my suggestions :

    Friday

    The Black Keys
    Robyn (you cannot miss that ! ;) )
    Kele (lead signer from Bloc Party)
    Skrillex (if you are into Dubstep/Brostep)¸
    Sleigh Bells
    The Chemical Brothers
    Crystal Castles
    The Drums
    Cee-Lo Green

    Saturday

    Arcade Fire (Grammy's album of the year, definitely a must see, they rock !)
    Bright Eyes
    Scissor Sisters
    The Kills
    Yelle

    Sunday

    Angus and Julia Stone
    The Bloody Beetroots
    Chromeo
    City and Colour
    Death From Above 1979 (OMG, they're back !)
    Duck Sauce (just so you can call JAKEBENSON during the show and tell him "Also... Barbra Streisand)
    Kanye West
    Ratatat
    The Strokes

    Oooooh my god, after making up that list, I just can't believe I'm not going ! Uggggh ! icon_sad.gif


    haha. thanks for the suggestions. i am definitely definitely going to see yelle. love her stuff. i think you said that in the previous coachella 2011 tour. also i'm def down for some chromeo and robyn and the usual (i.e. kanye, strokes, arcade fire, etc.) but surprisingly, i've been on this robyn kick this year and can't stop crushing on her. i dig all 3 of her albums that she released last year. def can't miss that.

    thanks for the tips! icon_biggrin.gif