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Monday, January 12, 2009

Coachella Rumors and Confirmations

No bullshit, here's what you have to look forward to definitely and potentially.

Confirmed Artists: the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, the Killers, No Age, Noah and the Whale, Late of the Pier, Los Campesinos!, Peanut Butter Wolf, the Presets, Sébastien Tellier, Themselves, Tinariwen

Confirmed DJs: DJ Gina Turner, DJ Hipnotic Starr, DJ Luis Segura, DJmorales, DJ Zegon

Rumored Artists: Animal Collective, Basement Jaxx, the Black Keys, Black Lips, Blur, Britney Spears, the Comedians of Comedy, Four Tet, the Gaslight Anthem, Glasvegas, Gui Boratto, Gus Black, Heartless Bastards, Hot Little Pony, José González, Keane, KONGCRETE, Mexican Institute of Sound, Monotonix, Morrissey, Mr. Lif, N.A.S.A., Neil Young, OutKast, Plump DJs, the Pretenders, the Prodigy, the Replacements, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roni Size Reprazent, the Smiths, the Thermals, Turbonegro, We Are Scientists, White Lies, the White Stripes

my rants and raves
I'm just going to say it...Coachella does not even look that tight. I feel that aside from unannounced headliners, Goldenvoice has decided to reach out towards a younger more American Apparel oriented crowd. The confirmation of Themselves is tight, but I prefer other anticon. artists exponentially more! They seem to be hitting nails, but missing the head. Crystal Castles? Yeah, maybe three years ago before that awful album came out. The Killers? Ohhh myyyy goodddd, do not tell me they're co-headlining, they should have stayed as the ghost of Coachella past. I would say that the most on point confirmations are Flying Lotus, Peanut Butter Wolf, Drop the Lime, Fleet Foxes, No Age and Noah and the Whale, but oh wait...I've seen all of them for free! Seriously, I've had enough. I've been to the last four Coachellas enthusiastically and with new hopes, but I think that this marks the year of NO MORE BULLSHIT. This is a robbery. They've spent so much effort trying to reunite the Smiths that the entire festival has blown to Warped Tour. It's fine though, because no matter what the lineup is, the experience is what counts and that goes so beyond who is playing.

I guess it's still the sexiest music festival of the year?


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