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    Re: Loudest band of 2014?

    Julian's set was by far the loudest I heard this last weekend. I was actually digging it, but that was the set we chose to meet up with friends for (hoping he'd play a Strokes song or two) and they...
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    Re: Most Crowded/Least Crowded Sets

    There's never going to be an even distribution of the crowd at Coachella - that being said, I was really surprised at some of the crowds that were empty. Felt like all my "must-sees" were very...
  3. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend One Edition)

    1. Arcade Fire - epic, perfect ending.
    2. QotSA - perfect intro, criminally underattended.
    3. Warpaint - like the band on record but live it's a whole different dynamic, they won over my wife (who...
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    Re: Upgrades to the Yuma tent?

    Definitely did not feel like the Sahara at all for the acts we saw - sounds was pretty good (caught Aeroplane and Laurent Garnier), no complaints at all, tons of room then. Heard Hot Since 82 got a...
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    Re: Best improvements of 2014

    The craft beer garden was a fantastic addition. A bit hidden (never seemed too crowded) and had some very decent beers on tap. The little restaurant in the back was nice if you needed a bit of time...
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    Re: Security line Sunday

    Day parking security was fantastic this year - absolutely no complaints. Helps getting there before 130-2 every day, though.
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    Re: Arcade Fire 2014

    Arcade Fire = fucking fantastic tonight. Did the right setlist for the night, brought Debbie Harry for Heart of Glass + transitioned straight into Sprawl II. At the end of the set the band paraded...
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    Re: Best Sets: Saturday Week 1 Edition

    QotSA - absolutely brought it
    Warpaint - fantastic, mesmerizing set at the perfect time
    Darkside - was awesome, weird pockets in the crowd though that were not into it at all
  9. Thread: Muse

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    Re: Muse

    Sound was really tough for this one - was next to soundboard and it cut in and out just due to the wind. Gotta try to avoid the mainstage when the wind is going.
  10. Is the Gobi bigger than the Mojave this year?

    Our group thought that the Gobi at least feels bigger this year compared to the Mojave - wondering if other people had the same thought. Also seemed like the Mojave had consistently thinner crowds...
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    Re: Best sets..friday editiom

    Best:
    1. Bonobo
    2. Flume
    3. Wye Oak

    Caravan Palace didn't do it for me - not loud enough to hear all the little eccentricities. Agree with what others said, the end of Dum Dum Girls was fun....
  12. Re: Your Attention, Please!: The Afghan Whigs are Playing Coachella

    Were you the one that told them to fucking leave if they didn't like it? Thank you if so, I was standing right next to them (was trying to tell them to chill but to no use) and they were on a whole...
  13. Thread: CHVRCHES

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    Re: CHVRCHES

    From a crowding perspective, I kind of get it - seems like everyone I know wants to check them out, and I like the album. Have listened to them live a bit and it seems like her voice doesn't come...
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    Re: [+] DAUGHTER 2014

    Kind of a late timeslot for them, no? And in the Mojave vs. in the Gobi?

    Call me psyched, but will be getting there early to hopefully get close/minimize sound bleed. Selfishly hope people are at...
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    Re: Conflictchella 2014

    Afghan Whigs vs. Neko Case
    QotSA vs. Mogwai - depends on how close I can get for Queens, if not Mogwai
    Muse vs. DPlan vs. Tiga
    Daughter vs. Beck - but only b/c Beck

    Not a bad year at all!
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Did not feel any of the earthquake last night while Speedy Ortiz was on (they were mixed pretty loud) - thank God, later learned the chandeliers at the El Rey were rocking pretty good from it...
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  17. Re: Your Attention, Please!: The Afghan Whigs are Playing Coachella

    The new song The Lottery is cool, although it sort of sounds like they are going for a U2-esque sound with that lead. I am not listening on great speakers, but Greg's vocals sound a bit ragged as...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    I think the main reason I wasn't feeling it as much was because of the sound system...just used to a louder/more direct system. I didn't see them barbecuing - dammit. That would have been clutch. Bar...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    St. Vincent was impressive last night - her singing gets tighter/more impressive every time I see her. The keyboards seemed a bit low in the mix to me - anyone else? Your Lips Are Red was a fantastic...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    This Will Destroy You @ Echo last night...kind of a snooze fest. Heard they were similar to EITS, not nearly as dynamic...closer to a less interesting GY!BE.

    Wild Beasts last week @ Troubadour...
  21. Re: I never saw Lynyrd Skynyrd, but I sure saw Drive By Truckers

    They have two LA shows around the album - one on Thursday and one 4/26, I doubt very much they will be on the polo fields.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    So excited for the SMD show. Been meaning to get out to Pioneertown forever, this is as good of a chance as any. Also - half art installation (see link)? Interesting. Feels like they're testing...
  23. Thread: Warpaint

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    Re: Warpaint

    Wasn't awed by the new album first listen through (was at really low volume), but then cranked it on the 2nd listen - it's fucking awesome. This is going to be great out on the fields.
  24. Thread: Mogwai

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    Re: Mogwai

    Based on my listening of the new one today, Mr. Beast is above average (did not love the new one). Auto Rock->Glasgow MS is such a solid eight minutes.
  25. Thread: Mogwai

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    Re: Mogwai

    Have to think that they are a strong candidate for the Godspeed! late night set time...they'll peg them against Muse if there is any justice in the world. Would love for them to close a stage and get...
  26. Thread: Mogwai

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    Re: Mogwai

    I saw them too on that tour, at The Scene in San Diego....such a small fucking room for those guys (and Isis) - still top-5 loudest show ever for me.
  27. Thread: Mogwai

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    Re: Mogwai

    To those of you seeing them for the first time - you are lucky, it is kind of overwhelming (and amazing) the first time you hear them play Like Herod or Mogwai Fear Satan live. The more recent stuff...
  28. Re: Bottom Three Lines Quality Finds - Help Us Discover Artists

    Scared to like these guys after getting really into Parov Stelar last year, thinking it would be an insane set and then having them no show...yep, still bitter about that.

    Getting into Flight...
  29. Re: Forget your top 10 acts of 2014...who are your top 11-20

    Warpaint
    Crosses
    Muse
    Jagwar Ma
    Dillon Francis
    Flight Facilities
    Aeroplane
    RL Grime
    Title Fight
    Darkside
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    Re: [+] FLUME 2014

    Him into Shlohmo was pretty great - felt packed relative to other two non-main stages. Suppose it could happen again at Coachella (or flip flop them)...
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    Re: Where is the instrument music?

    Daughter was plenty enjoyable when opening for The National this summer, for one.
  32. Re: Who were you surprised to see NOT on the lineup?

    Starts and ends with Failure. What a bummer, I guess the 2/13 show at the El Rey may result in some of my $ being diverted to scalpers...
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    Re: [+] FLUME 2014

    Flume is going to be great, but it's also going to be packed (if you judge by his set at FYF)...
  34. Thread: Pearl Jam

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    Re: Pearl Jam

    Fantastic shows both nights, but night 1 takes the cake as far as energy goes. The main set on Saturday felt like it flew by, whereas Sunday was pretty mellow in its construction. Liked hearing Go...
  35. Thread: Pearl Jam

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    Re: Pearl Jam

    If you have an extra 20-30 min, can park on the Expo Line route and take that in...huge parking lot at Culver City terminus, street parking on other stops.
  36. Thread: Pearl Jam

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    Re: Pearl Jam

    Great reviews on the SD show...sounds insane, amazing setlist.

    Have folks seen shows at the LA Sports Arena before - how is the sound from Loge/Concourse/in the back? Trying to decide how hard I...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    If by any bizarre reason anyone bought an extra Failure 2/13 ticket they want to shill, I will happily pay a reasonable price...these sold out fast and totally forgot about on-sale.

    Good to see...
  38. Re: MissingPerson's Official Lovely Non-Threatening Arcade Fire Joy Parade.

    Fantastic show -much more energetic than I thought it would be, primarily due to playing Power Out second (think it got everyone going nicely) + HLLD and the Devo cover. Worth using the presale code....
  39. Re: MissingPerson's Official Lovely Non-Threatening Arcade Fire Joy Parade.

    "I Dreamed a Neil Young Song" was actually pretty good...thought for sure it would be hammy given the intro, but surprised me.
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    Re: The Band Breakup/Reunion Rumors Thread

    Looks like it *hopefully is* a go - hoping for Coachella 2014. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/11/90s_era_band_fa.html

    Also, go see Autolux if you are in the OC area - fairly rare and...
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    Re: NIN tour dates

    Autolux remix of 'Everything' >>> Original
  42. Re: MissingPerson's Official Lovely Non-Threatening Arcade Fire Joy Parade.

    Song sounds great, a bit long...who will play the horns on this live? Richard?

    Just imagine this at night on a hot night in the desert, will be a dance party.
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    Re: NIN tour dates

    Definitely wish there would be less of a Wave Goodbye vibe (but hey, it's still good). Some of us took those shows seriously!
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    Re: NIN tour dates

    Digging the 2nd track he plays that didn't make the album.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Moderat last night...know it's been said but damn, hope they get them at Coachella/at night this year, that was a fun show last night. Loved this woman in her mid-late 40's going absolutely nuts in...
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    Re: FYF Fest 2013

    Awesome day 2 - not a huge MBV fan, so glad I skipped out on what sounds like it was a rough performance. The Miranda stage was awesome all day, caught Baroness, Les Savy Fav and Touche Amore - all...
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    Re: HARD Summer 2013

    They're re-doing the park eventually so that it's primarily grass (instead of dirt/wood chips), right? Other than the dirt (normal), was fairly fun, too many people out of their mind though - kids,...
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    Re: HARD Summer 2013

    Sat: Kieran->Hemsworth->Just Blaze->Keys N Krates->RL Grime->SBTRKT (for a bit)->Disclosure->Dog Blood->Bashmore->Duck Sauce->Alex Metric->Oliver->After party (will be too much I think)
    Sun:...
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    Re: FYF Fest 2013

    Baroness will be awesome. I guess The Men could play 2 years in a row, but it's sort of weird always watching them play a ton of new songs you don't know. They did shred last year, though.
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    Re: FYF Fest 2013

    Blood Brothers would make this festival for me - some good memories of them when they were at their peak. Thought the two guys that played in Head Wound City kind of hated each other though?
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