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    so most of us probably already know/have heard the majority of the line up, but its hard to tell from vids and tunes if they are amazing live. hot chip for example, there music rocks, but their cds dont seem like they would be good live, but their set last year was AMAZING! my question is if you've seen bands before and know that they are amazing live. and while were at it, any really bad live shows to stay away from

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    Electronic acts that are really good live:

    Pendulum
    Booka Shade
    Cut Copy
    Modeselektor
    SMD
    Kraftwerk
    Calvin Harris
    Aphex Twin

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    Gogol Bordello are absoultely amazing, outstanding, magnificent, fun, unbelievable, gypsy-tastic, wonderful, jaw-droppingly awesome, incredible, magnificent, energetic, monumentous, excellent, fantastic live.

    All of the above words, and more, describe what Gogol Bordello are like live. It is hard to put into words have absolutely awe-strkingly awesome they were at Coachella last year.
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    gypsy-tastic is a great word.
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    Gogol has more energy on stage than perhaps 90% of the shows i've seen...Fuck do they rock.

    I would definitely nail the asian drummer chick.
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    Man Man has a lot of energy, pretty fun live show. If people are on the fence about The Raconteurs and My Morning Jacket, I recommend seeing those shows - they are both excellent live rock acts. Of the 6 bands at Coachella I've seen, The Raconteurs are the only one I know I won't miss under any circumstance.

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    Gogol was amazing. I was too tired/grumpy to enjoy them last year so I'm glad I get a second chance.

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    Metric fucking owns live. Islands put on a great show, too. Saw them open for Metric, actually. Now there's incentive to bring your A game. I'm sure Portishead will be transcendent. I only heard Deatch Cab for Cutie do one song last year, and it was while I was walking around looking for the shortest food line (there were none) but it sounded good. I haven't really seen many acts playing this year.

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    Flogging Molly always put on an amazing show
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalmerThanYou View Post
    Gogol has more energy on stage than perhaps 90% of the shows i've seen...Fuck do they rock.

    I would definitely nail the asian drummer chick.
    I though manu chao was really good live too, close up there with gogol although not quite up to gogol par
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    Metric fucking owns live. Islands put on a great show, too. Saw them open for Metric, actually. Now there's incentive to bring your A game. I'm sure Portishead will be transcendent. I only heard Deatch Cab for Cutie do one song last year, and it was while I was walking around looking for the shortest food line (there were none) but it sounded good. I haven't really seen many acts playing this year.



    Hell yes.
    Saw metric at the fonda with crystal castles...it was a good show. Death cab can put on a pretty damn good show but ive seen lackluster sets too.
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    I've seen Roger Waters before. He is amazing as was Justice last year
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    lets not forget Happy Mondays last year













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    Quote Originally Posted by whynotsmile99 View Post
    lets not forget Happy Mondays last year













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    Put in another vote for Gogol. This will make 3 times in 367 days.

    Also, MIA was a big surprise...not my style of music at all, but what a fun show.

    I think the only other band I've seen was The Breeders in '94...not that great but I think it was just the poor sound at the venue.

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    Slightly Stoopid

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    I liked Minus The Bear when they were touring Meunos el Oso. I am probably seeing them again next wednesday hopefully.
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    I'm excited for the Raconteurs. Jack White has great stage presence.

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    Metric - Seriously.. Two words. Emily Haines. She's incredibly hot and she with the rest of the band just put on great shows.

    Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello - Brilliant shows really fun.

    M.I.A. - Best chance of getting on stage during a set is probably with her. GREAT shows. Even if you don't dig her music that much. Good times will be had

    and Justice.

    Other then that I was really looking forward to the Streets

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    The Aristocrats!
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    Rap is really hard to pull off live, but MURS puts on a really good show

    Hot Chip is absolutely amazing live (much better live than on record)

    MGMT are really good live. Saw them open for Of Montreal and a lot of people thought they were better than Kevin Barnes and co.

    Everything I have heard about the Raconteurs is they are absolutely great live band.

    Stay away from Slightly Stoopid (worst fans ever combined with god awful music)

    Death Cab is pretty mediocre live.
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    example of Raconteurs live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    Rap is really hard to pull off live, but MURS puts on a really good show

    Hot Chip is absolutely amazing live (much better live than on record)

    MGMT are really good live. Saw them open for Of Montreal and a lot of people thought they were better than Kevin Barnes and co.

    Everything I have heard about the Raconteurs is they are absolutely great live band.

    Stay away from Slightly Stoopid (worst fans ever combined with god awful music)

    Death Cab is pretty mediocre live.
    So are you just rounding up all the rumors or have you actualy seen any of these bands live?

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    I have not seen the Raconteurs the rest I've seen.
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    Justice and Boys Noize will be extremely fun at Coachella....dont miss those sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JClemy View Post
    I'm excited for the Raconteurs. Jack White has great stage presence.
    understatement!

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    example of Raconteurs live.
    aw man, what a build up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    understatement!



    aw man, what a build up!
    I would say that video is 10,000x's better than when I saw them live. For some reason it seemed as if they ripped threw their songs really fast. Maybee, I was just invisioning Jack White to be a little bit more like Hendrix.

    They only had the one album and one or two cover songs. I will give them another chance at Cochella but, I fully expect the most.

    How long of a set do you think they will have? When is the new album coming out?

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    Probably will have a 50 minute set and the album comes out next tuesday.

    and another video

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    aww i'm hoping for a bit more than 50 minutes

    thank god i'm seeing them at bonnaroo too
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    Metric
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