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    Here's the place where we tell people about acts that they haven't heard and really really should. Give descriptions, link to myspaces, post youtubes and generally convince us to see the bands you think are most awesome
    (By the way, don't bother with the Cure or Paul McCartney. Everyone here knows who they are)

    Tinariwen-They are a group of nomads from the desert of Mali. Their 2007 album Aman Iman translates to Water is Life, they dress in traditional nomad gear and look really intimidating and hidden. You would never expect the desert blues sound that they produce. The guitar doesn't play chords; instead it spins webs of runs and blasts of ecstatic energy. They have very upbeat rhythms and the guitars mirror African Harps and balafons, which makes for a really energetic and astounding sound. I hear they're supposed to be the Bee's Knees live and they've opened for The Rolling Stones and Robert Plant in Europe, where they are much more well known.

    Here's the best song to get started with
    Cler Achel


    ALBUM:Aman Iman
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    And the start of the video may look like composite shots of the Sub-Sahara, but that's the band and their tribe. Fuckin' cool.
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    From the desert of Mali? Damn, they fucking rock.

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    They're going to be amazing.

    Fucked Up are THE hardcore band of the moment. They started as a very impressive standard issue hardcore act in 2001, and have steadily been tweaking and changing their sound. Their last album, The Chemistry of Common Life is, musically, far removed from typical hardcore punk fare. The guitars shine, smear and float as much as they crush and pummel, and the album starts with the sound of a fucking flute. How badass is that? They record 18 minute tracks, play bathrooms for MTV broadcast, and have a fat ass lead singer who goes by the name of Pink Eye. They're also amazingly talented.


    That's a decent representation of their live show, but you should all track down No Epiphany, which features the Vivian Girls (another Coachella 09 act) on droning harmony vocals. I'm hoping they recreate that

    ALBUM:The Chemistry of Common Life
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    Fucked up will be awesome.
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    Bob Mould is one of the two songwriters from Husker Du. In my mind he was the better of the two, as ably evinced by his second band, Sugar, and his solo work. The man has been writing nearly perfect pop songs since 1984, and he is absolutely fantastic live. His sets with the Bob Mould Band feature work from all areas of his career, so if you have a favorite Husker Du or Sugar song, he may very well play it.

    I can't find anything with great sound, but this'll do


    When I saw him he closed with New Day Rising. Very few songs are better to close a set with.

    ALBUM:Zen Arcade(Husker Du)/Copper Blue (Sugar)/Workbook (Bob Mould)
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    Can't wait for Bob Mould...

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    I'll do Junior Boys tonight.

    EDIT: No matter how I edit that, it just doesn't manage to sound right at all.
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    Mexican Institute of Sound

    MIS is Mexican Electronica. Their music blends kumbia and other traditional Latin rhythms with electronic music. Elements of rock en espanol and hip hop are also present in the music. In the following clip, you'll see an homage to Cafe Tacuba. IDK much about the main DJ for MIS, but members of Nortec Collective have contributed to MIS's two albums. If you get to see them, i guarantee a full set of nonstop motion.
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    Mazxy star was nice and dreamy robightm crowd wouldn't follow no photo request. First time in the green room. Mmm free beer and wine.glad I got to see them Cruz I missed Coachella 3012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno_guerrero View Post
    Can't wait for Bob Mould...
    Seen him 2 and a bit times now, both solo and with a band. Great stuff indeed and it's nice that he doesn't ignore or favour one facet of his career over another.
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    OK...So what is up with Beirut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    I'll do Junior Boys tonight.

    EDIT: No matter how I edit that, it just doesn't manage to sound right at all.
    I laughed like a schoolgirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    Mexican Institute of Sound

    Mexican electronica. self explanatory. for fans of Nortec Collective:
    A little more description please. Mexican Electronica isn't self explanatory to me.
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    bmack, you are the man, us usual. keep em comin!
    Let's go on a livin' spree!

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    A Place to Bury Strangers bill themselves as the loudest band in NY. When I saw them they were forced to turn it down after nearly blowing out the windows at the bar they were playing. Their sound is very reminiscent of JAMC, but harder edged. Lots of static-y noise and great pop melodies. They'll be brutally loud and really pretty at the same time, and they are really fun live.



    That's a video with the studio track because videos of their live performances are almost always distorted because the Mics can't pick up all the sound. Trust me, they're so great live.

    ALBUM:A Place to Bury Strangers
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    Yeah I saw that video earlier and it pretty much made me an instant fan.
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    I'm really excited about APTBS.
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    OK...So what is up with Beirut?
    Beirut.

    Zach Condon is a 22 year old mini-genius from New Mexico, and Beirut is essentially a vehicle for him. He shattered his wrist skateboarding when he was younger, and consequently could never play guitar. He compensated by learning to play trumpet, ukelele, accordion and a billion other weird little instruments that weren't guitar.

    His first album, Gulag Orkestar, is one of the very best I've ever heard. Despite sounding like a bunch of drunken Balkan gypsies, it is, I understand, largely his own work looped and manipulated to sound like a load of musicians, although for touring obviously it requires a full band. Eugene Hutz took severe exception to what he sees as an exploitative parody of Eastern European culture, to which I say "Bite me, Eugene Hutz".

    His second album, The Flying Club Cup, is almost as damn good and was mainly recorded in Arcade Fire's church using their instruments. It sounds kinda French, and Owen Pallett is on it, therefore it's stunning.

    He cancelled his tour last year due to some hazily defined "personal problems" that seem to have to do with his touring band, but is now back on the road with his new EP, March of the Zapotec, which sounds kinda Mexican.

    Gulag Orkestar, baby, featuring Final Fantasy and about half of Arcade Fire.



    But to be honest, Elephant Gun is probably a bit more representative.

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    A little more description please. Mexican Electronica isn't self explanatory to me.
    edited. better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Tinariwen-They are a group of nomads from the desert of Mali. Their 2007 album Aman Iman translates to Water is Life, they dress in traditional nomad gear and look really intimidating and hidden. You would never expect the desert blues sound that they produce. The guitar doesn't play chords; instead it spins webs of runs and blasts of ecstatic energy. They have very upbeat rhythms and the guitars mirror African Harps and balafons, which makes for a really energetic and astounding sound. I hear they're supposed to be the Bee's Knees live and they've opened for The Rolling Stones and Robert Plant in Europe, where they are much more well known.

    Here's the best song to get started with
    Cler Achel
    Thanks Bmack! I'll definitely check them out if I can at Coachella

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    edited. better?
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    bmack, you are the man, us usual. keep em comin!
    Most definitely agreed! This is now the Official Thread to Watch! (...goes to start her studying.) Thanks again bmack!

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    Throbbing Gristle is one of the most important experimental bands ever. End of story. They pioneered "industrial" before it became a tag for really bad music. They were around mostly from 1975-1981 and lead into some of the most incredible bands ever like This Heat. Carter continued working with Cosey for a long time. Cosey went on to do some incredible things in the London experimental music scene, and still does (most recently a project with Ivan Pavlov). P-Orridge and Peter went to Psychic TV who you might be familiar with.

    Their most prominent album in their massive discography is 20 Jazz Funk Greats. Listen to it.

    This is probably their most accessible song, Discipline:

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    I was going to suggest this should be in the Line Up section but it'd just be destroyed there, so instead I'm making this pointless comment.

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    I thought the same thing. And came to the same conclusion.

    This is a more peaceful environ.
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    ^ Word up.

    LEONARD MOTHERFUCKIN' COHEN

    Forget Bob Dylan. Cohen is the greatest folk singer/songwriter to grace the planet. His songs ooze with a heart-wrenching honesty, his voice is deep and smooth and, strangely, frightening. At times, he trembles. Other times, he quakes with an ungodly power. His songs are filled with a tangible sensuality, a blunt disparity. It's tough to explain; he says it so much better:




    Plus, he writes novels and poetry and paints too---not some bullshit stuff. Really, really brilliant stuff. A complete renaissance man.

    "Oh boo hoo. A sappy old dude."

    No way. This is MONUMENTAL. Cohen hasn't performed in the US since 1993.

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    Great thread Bmack!!!
    (I suck at posting youtube videos, I would but it always messes up)

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    Thanks for making this thread! I had no idea who MIS was, but I'm digging them.
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    No Age are the kings of the Los Angeles noise-punk scene that has been bubbling up recently. They remind me of an inverse early Pavement; Pavement wrote punk-inflected pop songs while No Age write Pop-inflected punk songs. They add melody to their noisiness and are generally just a pretty awesome punk act. They're really loud, kinda sloppy, and a ton of fun.


    That's Everybody's Down, live at the Smell, which is their home base

    ALBUM:Nouns
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    I posted more Throbbing Gristle videos in their thread. http://www.coachella.com/forum/showp...8&postcount=80


    Glass Candy started out as a post-punk throw back band, covering the likes of the Screamers. Now they've transformed themselves into a modern day lovelorn Italo disco band, covering the likes of Kraftwerk. They're on the Italians Do It Better label, even though they're not Italian, which also houses similar minded bands like the Chromatics. I saw them at the Smell once and the lead singer was coked out of her mind. It's the type of music you listen to when you can't find anyone at the party to take home with you and have to drive home by yourself at 4am and will probably not sound right if they play during the day time.

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    Computer Love (Kraftwerk cover)


    Their most recent album that reflects their current sound is B/E/A/T/B/O/X.
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