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    I don't think anyone has yet made a thread where people give their recommendations about specific artists at Coachella 08. I know a lot of people( in fact, no one) is going to know something about all 120 bands, but I think this is a good way to get all the information out there. I'm talking about must-have albums, your favorite song by artist, best album to start, etc, etc....

    Just to show the power of something like this, a similar thread in a Lolla forum got me into Daft Punk and therefore drastically changed my life for the better.

    Good luck!

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    to name some acts randomly....
    well the breeders were formed by the Pixies' bassist, kim deal. they're really good in a similar rock&roll way.
    minus the bear is a heavily guitar-centric band with weird poetic lyrics that does a fun live show...
    islands were formed by the singer from the unicorns. they play a really amazing live show. they have a lot going on and it comes together beautifully.
    stephen malkmus and the jicks
    are a rock band. malkmus is from the heavily influential indie band Pavement. he writes in a weird way and sometimes plays guitar like the band Television, on the album marquee moon.
    the annuals cover a huge range of styles. they're worth a listen to see what they're about. its diverse. i really like them.

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    The National Best rock band of the show - I went there.

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    oh, and i guess respectively, to look into these bands...
    breeders album last splash, maybe the song cannonball or something...
    minus the bear's song women we haven't met yet, from a couple of earlier albums.
    islands' song Swans, from their only album.
    Malkmus and the jicks' album Pig Lib. The whole thing is solid. just run through it.
    the annuals album Be He Me and the song The Bull, and the Goat.
    --a good tool for learning about these bands is the website imeem.com, which is free and will have all of this shit

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    I have some suggestions.

    I saw Fatboy Slim at Red Rocks years ago. He spun for three plus hours and the crowd never stopped. He is great.

    Mum should be really good to see live. Their records are very eclectic and always interesting. I would start with their newest album, Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy. It's like a nice plate of meat and potato.

    Battles was really, really awesome at Vegoose. Their one and only album is awesome. Don't miss them. Plus, John Stanier from Helmet, and Fantomas(?) is the man. He is not just a drummer, he is a machine.

    Portishead? For the first time in over ten years? Forget about it. You will be able to get up close and there will be such a good vibe. I have been looking forward to this show for a VERY long time.

    People slam Kraftwerk for being boring, but the music is so intense and loud live that it doesn't matter.

    Topping off the weekend with some Love & Rockets and Roger Waters playing DSofM? Holy crap!

    Others I may check out are The Raconteurs(Vegoose), The Breeders(whom I saw Lollapalooza 1992(?)), Madness, The National, The Bees, Modeselektor(What I hear of these guys, I really like so far), Flogging Molly(some festival here in Vegas), Dredg, Spiritualized, Gogol Bordello(barring conflicts heh heh), and Autolux(saw them at Coachella I think).

    Should be a great year. Looking forward to some nice additions.
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    i would warn though, alot of the music that is softer is really hard to follow when it's 120 degrees out. like mum, or jens lenkman or the national.. believe me, if they play while the sun is out. i won't be there. i need something with more energy so i won't pass out from the heat.

    just saying

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    Carbon/Silicon is a Garage Rock duo consisting of two punk rock legends: Mick Jones formerly of The Clash/Big Audio Dynamite and former Generation X member Tony James. The band formed around 2002...

    ***ripped from wikipedia, but too lazy to write the same thing myself***
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    Quote Originally Posted by nationocean View Post
    i would warn though, alot of the music that is softer is really hard to follow when it's 120 degrees out. like mum, or jens lenkman or the national.. believe me, if they play while the sun is out. i won't be there. i need something with more energy so i won't pass out from the heat.

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    My buddy who is a pretty damn good DJ in San Fran wrote up a quick ass summary of some of the DJ's and bands that are playing. Take it for what it's worth. I barely understand it either

    FRIDAY
    Verve =brit pop...just go see them b/c they are great! richard
    ashcroft rules!
    Breeders =Kim Deal (Pixies bassist) band - fucking cool
    Fatboy Slim = my favorite DJ of all time - House and big ass breaks!
    Tegan and Sara = dykey acoustic guitar rock...but they are actually
    quite good
    madness = legendary ska band from england...should be cool
    pendulum = drum n bass mixed with rock n' roll....we caught them for a
    bit last year...was bad ass
    spank rock = ghetto tech - basically 2 live crew rhymes over
    breakbeats...how can you go wrong with that?
    diplo = surprised to see him down so low...produced M.I.A. and is one
    of the bigger DJ names right now...expect all kinds of crazy, funked up
    beats...house, world music, brazilian funk...trust me, he will be
    fun...
    adam freeland = breakbeat with a rock feel...big room music...he's cool
    sandra collins = trance...she's a major coke head but cute! i may
    check her out
    busy P = from the ed banger crew...glitchy electro
    cut copy = poppy electro house...i like them!
    rogue wave = weird, noisy stuff
    modeslektor = glitchy electro house

    SATURDAY
    portishead = trip hop legends...if you like trip hop, you'll like
    them...if you don't, you won't
    kraftwerk = german techno/electro legends...their music is kinda boring
    if you ask me...but a good stage show
    sasha & digweed = probably the two biggest names in progessive
    house/trance/electro house...highly recommend!
    rilo kiley = alternative pop/rock/country...i just got into them and me
    likey!
    m.i.a = world beats/hip hop - produced by Diplo and Switch...fucking
    cool!
    hot chip = electro house?
    stephen malkmus and the jicks - former lead singer of pavement...first
    album was great, second album sucked...they are hit or miss live...but
    i love pavement so i'm gonna go
    mark ronson - producer who made lily allen and amy winehouse's
    cds...mashup DJ as well...could be interesting..seems to play a lot of soul
    stuff
    boys noise - i have a few remixes from them...noizy electro house
    junkie xl - progressive house...great producer...good DJ who hams it up
    quite a bit...i recommend
    vhs or beta - singer sounds like robert smith...dance punk/hipster
    stuff
    james zabiela - former sasha prodigy...probably the best technical DJ
    i've ever seen...lots of effects and turntable tricks...progressive
    house for the most part
    sebastian - ed banger crew - electro - were there last year
    kavinsky - ed banger crew - electro - were there last year
    new young pony club - similar to vhs or beta - dance punk/hipster stuff
    - they sing that "ice cream" song
    Uffie - ed banger crew - annoying french rapper over elecro beats

    SUNDAY
    Love and Rockets - they sing "so alive" from the early 80s...goth...one
    of the dudes is from Bauhaus...
    Justice - ed banger crew - electro noisy stuff...should be a good show
    chromeo - ed banger crew - electro?
    the Streets - might be my favorite on this list...english hip hop over
    all kinds of beats including dnb, garage, and dubstep beats...great
    show, i saw him last year at the Fillmore!
    Danny Tenaglia - NYC house legend - never seen him b/c he rarely
    tours...known for 18 hour marathon sets...
    simian mobile disco - did that "we are you friends" song...electro
    booka shade - minimal techno/electro...big remixers
    murs - hip hop...heard good things
    dimitri from paris - annoyingly gay disco house
    sia - trip hop and pop...chick-tronica
    deadmau5 - new big name electro/progressive producer - dude has
    released about 90 tracks in the last year...i recommend for sure

    DO LAB AND THE DOME??? (if it's coming back) Do Lab is burning man
    style productions, bands and DJs...expect weird, psychedelic, bass-y,
    gltichy, breaky music with some hip hop mixed in...my buddy Moziac may be
    playing there and he is hella talented...the dome was hip hop and Drum n
    bass last year...

    that's all i got...damn that was fun...all in all, this is the best
    electronica lineup i've seen in years at coachella and they have a ton of
    what's current...they could definitely use some headliners though
    (goldfrapp, chemicals, underworld would be nice!)
    Check out Sleeping is Giving in for great mixes and other cool stuff

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    Verve with marijuana
    Black Kids
    Roger Walters on acid
    MIA

    I ain't going, but that's what Id recommend.

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    Saw Gogol Bordello in Brooklyn at NorthSix back in 03.
    One of the greatest shows i've ever attended.
    Check out their youtube performance at Glastonbury.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=5V8984mDgOg

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    I recommend I receive some great head during Portishead. Nothing beats getting blown during an act who blowing.
    Почему не делают все, что Вы относитесь распутников по-матерински, едят дерьмо и умирают?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    My buddy who is a pretty damn good DJ in San Fran wrote up a quick ass summary of some of the DJ's and bands that are playing. Take it for what it's worth. I barely understand it either

    FRIDAY
    Verve =brit pop...just go see them b/c they are great! richard
    ashcroft rules!
    Breeders =Kim Deal (Pixies bassist) band - fucking cool
    Fatboy Slim = my favorite DJ of all time - House and big ass breaks!
    Tegan and Sara = dykey acoustic guitar rock...but they are actually
    quite good
    madness = legendary ska band from england...should be cool
    pendulum = drum n bass mixed with rock n' roll....we caught them for a
    bit last year...was bad ass
    spank rock = ghetto tech - basically 2 live crew rhymes over
    breakbeats...how can you go wrong with that?
    diplo = surprised to see him down so low...produced M.I.A. and is one
    of the bigger DJ names right now...expect all kinds of crazy, funked up
    beats...house, world music, brazilian funk...trust me, he will be
    fun...
    adam freeland = breakbeat with a rock feel...big room music...he's cool
    sandra collins = trance...she's a major coke head but cute! i may
    check her out
    busy P = from the ed banger crew...glitchy electro
    cut copy = poppy electro house...i like them!
    rogue wave = weird, noisy stuff
    modeslektor = glitchy electro house

    SATURDAY
    portishead = trip hop legends...if you like trip hop, you'll like
    them...if you don't, you won't
    kraftwerk = german techno/electro legends...their music is kinda boring
    if you ask me...but a good stage show
    sasha & digweed = probably the two biggest names in progessive
    house/trance/electro house...highly recommend!
    rilo kiley = alternative pop/rock/country...i just got into them and me
    likey!
    m.i.a = world beats/hip hop - produced by Diplo and Switch...fucking
    cool!
    hot chip = electro house?
    stephen malkmus and the jicks - former lead singer of pavement...first
    album was great, second album sucked...they are hit or miss live...but
    i love pavement so i'm gonna go
    mark ronson - producer who made lily allen and amy winehouse's
    cds...mashup DJ as well...could be interesting..seems to play a lot of soul
    stuff
    boys noise - i have a few remixes from them...noizy electro house
    junkie xl - progressive house...great producer...good DJ who hams it up
    quite a bit...i recommend
    vhs or beta - singer sounds like robert smith...dance punk/hipster
    stuff
    james zabiela - former sasha prodigy...probably the best technical DJ
    i've ever seen...lots of effects and turntable tricks...progressive
    house for the most part
    sebastian - ed banger crew - electro - were there last year
    kavinsky - ed banger crew - electro - were there last year
    new young pony club - similar to vhs or beta - dance punk/hipster stuff
    - they sing that "ice cream" song
    Uffie - ed banger crew - annoying french rapper over elecro beats

    SUNDAY
    Love and Rockets - they sing "so alive" from the early 80s...goth...one
    of the dudes is from Bauhaus...
    Justice - ed banger crew - electro noisy stuff...should be a good show
    chromeo - ed banger crew - electro?
    the Streets - might be my favorite on this list...english hip hop over
    all kinds of beats including dnb, garage, and dubstep beats...great
    show, i saw him last year at the Fillmore!
    Danny Tenaglia - NYC house legend - never seen him b/c he rarely
    tours...known for 18 hour marathon sets...
    simian mobile disco - did that "we are you friends" song...electro
    booka shade - minimal techno/electro...big remixers
    murs - hip hop...heard good things
    dimitri from paris - annoyingly gay disco house
    sia - trip hop and pop...chick-tronica
    deadmau5 - new big name electro/progressive producer - dude has
    released about 90 tracks in the last year...i recommend for sure

    DO LAB AND THE DOME??? (if it's coming back) Do Lab is burning man
    style productions, bands and DJs...expect weird, psychedelic, bass-y,
    gltichy, breaky music with some hip hop mixed in...my buddy Moziac may be
    playing there and he is hella talented...the dome was hip hop and Drum n
    bass last year...

    that's all i got...damn that was fun...all in all, this is the best
    electronica lineup i've seen in years at coachella and they have a ton of
    what's current...they could definitely use some headliners though
    (goldfrapp, chemicals, underworld would be nice!)
    that's a good summary of the electronic-y acts.

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    do NOT miss TEGAN & SARA (download: i know, i know, i know)
    do NOT miss RILO KILEY (download: portions for foxes or i never)
    do NOT miss METRIC (download: succsexy)
    do NOT miss M.I.A. (download: paper planes, come around, or boyz)


    ---wow, revelations. all of those are chick singers.. i usually hate chick singers but this is an awesome group of them who all know how to rock. check it out!---


    thats all.

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    I will repeat here what I already wrote in another forum:


    I saw them in '04.

    Most critics refer to them as "The Beatles Of Electronic Music".
    I always hated the Beatles - KRAFTWERK ARE FAR SUPERIOR!!!!


    ALSO DON'T FORGET THAT THEY MADE EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE ROCK BEFORE THEY WENT FULLY ELECTRONIC in 1974/75. You will never hear any of that stuff played live because they purposely neglect this early phase of their career; much like early Fleetwood Mac or early Underworld.

    Their regular set was cut by almost an hour, so no one saw the complete show unless they went to one their US shows in '05.

    They may add "Computer Love" and "Showroom Dummies" to the set as they did in their '06 European gigs.

    Don't expect an elaborate set-up.
    They use the same set-up regardless of how much room they have.

    Yes, they hardly move. That is one part of their image.
    They are the only group of men in their late 50's- early 60's who don't look completely ridiculous onstage!

    The fact that they just use laptops is mainly the only reason why we've seen more of them in the last four years - they used to pack up their whole goddamn studio with them and take it on tour!!!

    This made touring anywhere outside of Europe very time consuming and expensive for them back in the day. So if you lived in North America, Australia or Japan, then you were screwed!!!

    What 95% of people fail to realize is that Kraftwerk virtually created modern electronic music.

    Another important thing to remember is that without them, AT LEAST HALF OF ANY OF THE ARTISTS THAT HAVE EVER PLAYED COACHELLA IN ANY GIVEN YEAR WOULDN'T EVEN EXIST!!!!

    THEY RARELY TOUR IN THE US - They have only toured here five times - in 1975, 1981, 1998, 2004 and 2005

    Hardly anyone here in the US knows that because they are very secretive, because they are German, and because it is part of their own design.

    So if you don't see them at Coachella, you will probably only have one chance to see them again on west coast (usually in LA) if they tour here again.


    Their show is legendary - if you think they suck or that they're boring, then you don't deserve to call yourself a fan of electronic music - PERIOD!

    I highly doubt this is for a new album - it could be in support of "The Catalog" box set which has been delayed since 2004.

    I will leave you with this thought - the fact that Kraftwerk have only released three new albums in the last 22 years without being dropped from EMI is a testament to how much they rule and how influential they really are!

    How Portishead has top billing above them is totally beyond me!
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    Does anyone have any idea the deal with Enter Shikari? I don't really get it? Anyone know anything about them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gratytrainridesagain View Post
    Does anyone have any idea the deal with Enter Shikari? I don't really get it? Anyone know anything about them?
    The only thing I know is that they're one of the worst bands I've heard in a while
    I mean I'm usually sarcastic about bands like this
    but they're too bad to be sarcastic about
    They're "trance-hardcore"
    go figure

    and vampire weekend is another band not worth checking out
    uhmmmm
    that's all I can think of now

    I'm fresh outa hateraid

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    Spank Rock is amazing live, check out there cd's but nothing compares to seeing them live

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrokinesis View Post
    I will repeat here what I already wrote in another forum:


    I saw them in '04.

    Most critics refer to them as "The Beatles Of Electronic Music".
    I always hated the Beatles - KRAFTWERK ARE FAR SUPERIOR!!!!


    ALSO DON'T FORGET THAT THEY MADE EXPERIMENTAL/NOISE ROCK BEFORE THEY WENT FULLY ELECTRONIC in 1974/75. You will never hear any of that stuff played live because they purposely neglect this early phase of their career; much like early Fleetwood Mac or early Underworld.

    Their regular set was cut by almost an hour, so no one saw the complete show unless they went to one their US shows in '05.

    They may add "Computer Love" and "Showroom Dummies" to the set as they did in their '06 European gigs.

    Don't expect an elaborate set-up.
    They use the same set-up regardless of how much room they have.

    Yes, they hardly move. That is one part of their image.
    They are the only group of men in their late 50's- early 60's who don't look completely ridiculous onstage!

    The fact that they just use laptops is mainly the only reason why we've seen more of them in the last four years - they used to pack up their whole goddamn studio with them and take it on tour!!!

    This made touring anywhere outside of Europe very time consuming and expensive for them back in the day. So if you lived in North America, Australia or Japan, then you were screwed!!!

    What 95% of people fail to realize is that Kraftwerk virtually created modern electronic music.

    Another important thing to remember is that without them, AT LEAST HALF OF ANY OF THE ARTISTS THAT HAVE EVER PLAYED COACHELLA IN ANY GIVEN YEAR WOULDN'T EVEN EXIST!!!!

    THEY RARELY TOUR IN THE US - They have only toured here five times - in 1975, 1981, 1998, 2004 and 2005

    Hardly anyone here in the US knows that because they are very secretive, because they are German, and because it is part of their own design.

    So if you don't see them at Coachella, you will probably only have one chance to see them again on west coast (usually in LA) if they tour here again.


    Their show is legendary - if you think they suck or that they're boring, then you don't deserve to call yourself a fan of electronic music - PERIOD!

    I highly doubt this is for a new album - it could be in support of "The Catalog" box set which has been delayed since 2004.

    I will leave you with this thought - the fact that Kraftwerk have only released three new albums in the last 22 years without being dropped from EMI is a testament to how much they rule and how influential they really are!

    How Portishead has top billing above them is totally beyond me!
    you fail to mention their tremendous influence on hip hop.

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    USER NAME is going to be awesome. You heard it here first.
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    Is this really the best we can do? I know there's a ton of people on this board who are very opinionated about music. Let's try and get some more of those opinions

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    Quote Originally Posted by insbordnat View Post
    Carbon/Silicon is a Garage Rock duo consisting of two punk rock legends: Mick Jones formerly of The Clash/Big Audio Dynamite and former Generation X member Tony James.
    Holy crap! I had no idea. Thanks!

    Tony James also led Sigue Sigue Sputnik and was in one of the more interesting live incarnations of Sisters Of Mercy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    Love and Rockets - they sing "so alive" from the early 80s...goth...one
    of the dudes is from Bauhaus...
    They're ALL from Bauhaus, you silly goose. It's Bauhaus minus Peter Murphy.

    And I think "So Alive" charted in '89. They didn't even form until '85.

    Insert funny FAIL picture here.

    EDIT...OOPS, sorry, your DJ friend fails.

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    The only band that matters in Rock & Roll right now = MY MORNING JACKET

    DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW - I DONT CARE HOW FUN THE SAHARAH TENT IS - DO NOT MISS MY MORNING JACKET - they're the main support for sunday, they're about to drop an epic album and they have pink floyds light director AND they rock harder and louder than any other 5 peice out right now. DO NOT MISS MY MORNING JACKET - it's going to be INSANE

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    dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip (trust me, you'll have fun)
    TurboNegro and Gogol Bordello (even more fun)

    Flogging Molly just for the skanking.
    =)

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