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JamesMills
01-19-2011, 02:38 AM
I'm not a fan of the lineup, but I'm really stoked about a few surprises that made it. My top three surprises:

Lauryn Hill
The Drums
The Swell Season

TallGuyCM
01-19-2011, 02:40 AM
DFA1979 x 100000000

iliketurtles
01-19-2011, 02:41 AM
DFA1979 x 100000000 Totally agreed.

JamesMills
01-19-2011, 02:42 AM
I'm not familiar with them, but I like what I've heard so far. Sounds like good festival music, that's for sure.

TallGuyCM
01-19-2011, 02:42 AM
Aside from DFA there aren't many bands on the lineup that weren't already heavily speculated. No Leonard Cohen '09, the Specials '10, etc.

choice cat
01-19-2011, 02:42 AM
not to say I dislike the line up, but I feel that aside from DFA there were more UNPLEASANT surprises than good ones.

JamesMills
01-19-2011, 02:43 AM
Aside from DFA there aren't many bands on the lineup that weren't already heavily speculated. No Leonard Cohen '09, the Specials '10, etc.

I had called for The Drums before, but nobody shared my enthusiasm and I never saw any rumors of them making it. I don't remember any talks about Lauryn either, and who would've guessed The Swell Season?

iliketurtles
01-19-2011, 02:43 AM
Bomba Estéreo was a nice add to the festival.
Latin music at its best.

TallGuyCM
01-19-2011, 02:43 AM
Without a doubt...

xxxxxxxxxx
01-19-2011, 02:44 AM
Big Audio Dynamite
Erykah Badu
Wire

choice cat
01-19-2011, 02:45 AM
I am unfamiliar with alot of the music on the line up, so I'm looking forward to some gems that I will inevitably find. Time to get to work.

Bumblebee
01-19-2011, 02:46 AM
First stateside SUEDE show in......14(????) years

iliketurtles
01-19-2011, 02:48 AM
First stateside SUEDE show in......14(????) years

Yes! This was also a great surprise along with Leftfield.

unknown
01-19-2011, 02:48 AM
Mala and Kode9. Joy Orbison too.

WhyTheLongFace
01-19-2011, 02:49 AM
Kode9 is there??? What day?

Lil B
Badu
DFA 1979
Kele

choice cat
01-19-2011, 02:59 AM
Lil B was actually very pleasant. OFWGKTA also, remembering last time someone had asked them they weren't playing.

Milky
01-19-2011, 03:01 AM
This may seem a bit silly, but Freelance Whales was my most pleasant surprise. Mainly because they will never play in Australia (can't even buy their record here).

Also, Gypsy and the Cat. Tiny Aussie band that doesn't get much attention here and yet make it onto the Coachella bill. Their music is pretty average, but I was just stoked to see them on there.

Elbow would be my last one. Surprised to see them so low, but so glad they are there. I am excited to see them.

WhyTheLongFace
01-19-2011, 03:03 AM
Big Audio Dynamite


I wanna find out who this is. And why their name is so big

UpwardsOfUnknown
01-19-2011, 03:09 AM
Wire

UpwardsOfUnknown
01-19-2011, 03:11 AM
I wanna find out who this is. And why their name is so big

It's a reunion show something like 13 years in the making.

dtamba
01-19-2011, 03:22 AM
Suede
Leftfield
Wire

spiggums
01-19-2011, 03:23 AM
Best surprises:
Hurts (favorite new act from last year, Happiness is an amazing record, and given it's not yet been released in the states I thought this to be a pipe dream)
The Presets (I had a faint hope since I know they're supposed to release new material this year but didn't think it possible)
Leftfield (was hoping for this, but again, didn't think it possible... I fucking loved Leftism when it came out, and Rhythm & Stealth was a great album as well)
Big Audio Dynamite (had no idea they were talking about reforming for shows until earlier today)
The Swell Season (I saw Once in the theater and instantly fell in love with everything about these two. Then, they performed at Virgin Festival in baltimore the other year and it was brilliant. Between Hansard telling a camera guy to get the fuck off stage and then after their set time was done, they just hopped into the crowd and kept playing... just a lot of great personality to go along with some beautiful music)

mistakenstrangers
01-19-2011, 03:24 AM
The Radio Dept.

A92-bzGREOU

spiggums
01-19-2011, 03:25 AM
I wanna find out who this is. And why their name is so big

in a nutshell: post-Clash project from Mick Jones... youtube their singles, odds are you'll recognize quite a few of them

unknown
01-19-2011, 03:26 AM
Kode9 is there??? What day?

Sunday! I'm stoked!

CellarOwl
01-19-2011, 03:35 AM
Suede, Shpongle and The Presets were nice surprises.

And peeps gon' get laid this year with Lauryn Hill and Badu.

Cpt. Funkaho
01-19-2011, 03:37 AM
LEFT. FUCKING. FIELD.

When I put together my fantasy festival in the create-a-festival contest, they were my reunion act. Never in my life did I think I would get to see them.

Wicked Spork
01-19-2011, 03:40 AM
Nas & Damien Marley/ Tallest man were both the two performances i saw that surprised me the both. Tallest man is awesome live and i cant wait to see N&D

Indiomantan
01-19-2011, 03:47 AM
Omar
The Kills
Death from above
One day as a Lion

wazdog
01-19-2011, 04:00 AM
DFA1979 x 100000000

word!

Rod Azlan
01-19-2011, 04:15 AM
Caspa and dj marky :)

stellarpoet22
01-19-2011, 04:28 AM
nas & damien marley

Wicked Spork
01-19-2011, 04:30 AM
nas & damien marley

there we go

mountmccabe
01-19-2011, 04:30 AM
Elbow - haven't seen 'em since they played in 2002
Broken Social Scene - haven't seen 'em since they played in 2004
The New Pornographers and Titus Andronicus also belong here.

Sigur Ros Stache
01-19-2011, 04:32 AM
Big Audio Dyamite
CSS

Mr. Fuzz
01-19-2011, 04:37 AM
I'm not surprised

didimydoe3
01-19-2011, 05:13 AM
Too many! Lauryn Hill Erykah Badu Moving Units The Presets Kele Raphael Saadiq CSS Ratatat Caspa...

I didn't really expect any of them so when I saw the bill it was a pleasant suprise.

bakersfield
01-19-2011, 06:19 AM
Big Audio Dynamite!!!

nbvcide
01-19-2011, 06:27 AM
Sunday! I'm stoked!

where are you seeing Kode9 and Mala???

nbvcide
01-19-2011, 06:28 AM
LEFT. FUCKING. FIELD.

When I put together my fantasy festival in the create-a-festival contest, they were my reunion act. Never in my life did I think I would get to see them.

well...you're not.

you're only seeing half of the duo, with a backing band..Paul Daley quit the group last fall, which is probably why they're billed so low

CellarOwl
01-19-2011, 06:33 AM
well...you're not.

you're only seeing half of the duo, with a backing band..Paul Daley quit the group last fall, which is probably why they're billed so low

You could replace both of them with a shitload of lasers and an Winamp playlist, and 80% of the Sahara either wouldn't notice or give a shit until you told them.

Inthecolumbiagorge
01-19-2011, 06:35 AM
Lauryn Hill and Kings of Leon

DaFunkyPrecedent
01-19-2011, 07:00 AM
Phosphorescent, Felice Brother & Trampled By Turtles!!! Some good ol' Americana music!

shermanoaksyo
01-19-2011, 07:00 AM
Shpongle
Lauryn Hill
Presets
Nas
Ozomatli
Love Language

and DFA1979 obviously but Monk had that a bit in advance

JamesMills
01-19-2011, 08:48 AM
The New Pornographers and Titus Andronicus also belong here.

Why would either of those surprise you?

KickerConspiracy
01-19-2011, 09:00 AM
Presets and Suede. Excited about seeing PJ Harvey but that wasn't a surprise.

zachyd
01-19-2011, 09:03 AM
The Swell Season
Nas and Damien
Ratatat
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

to name a few, unless I totally missed some rumors.

GuyInTucson
01-19-2011, 09:03 AM
Leftfield