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    Every year seems to have one or two artists nobody was thinking of on the lineup, one notably absent from predictions and fake posters. You know, the ones where we go, "Holy shit!" when we see the name since nobody saw it coming. For example (IMO)...

    2010: Plastikman
    2009: Leonard Cohen, Throbbing Gristle, Beirut
    2008: Kraftwerk
    2007: Happy Mondays?
    2006: Daft Punk, Massive Attack

    Who will be the surprise artist(s) of 2011?
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    It's a bit unfair though, when I change an MP3 halfway through a song at a party I get yelled at, whereas Skrillex probably got a blow job.

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    Wouldn't be much a surprise if we knew
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    David Bowie

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    The Smiths playing all Led Zeppelin covers
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    People treat Arcade Fire like they're the greatest thing ever and they get away with it.

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    Chumbawamba
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    Quote Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
    2007: Happy Mondays?
    Ummm... I think what you meant to write here was Rage Against The Machine. Also, The Jesus and Mary Chain.

    2003 also had The Stooges. I have heard that was a pretty big surprise.

    For 2011, Im hoping for Tom Waits.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Tom Waits, Sparks, The Knife, Toadies, Sunset Rubdown, The Shins, Os Mutantes ?

    edit:
    Arcade Fire?


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    The Cranberries, Violent Femmes, Blur, Pixies
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    i would've said Cake, but their tour dates say otherwise. oh well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Ummm... I think what you meant to write here was Rage Against The Machine. Also, The Jesus and Mary Chain.
    You're right, JAMC was a surprise, forgot about that one. RATM sorta counts but I'm pretty sure rumors started surfacing a day or two before the lineup was released.
    Quote Originally Posted by travelfan View Post
    It's a bit unfair though, when I change an MP3 halfway through a song at a party I get yelled at, whereas Skrillex probably got a blow job.

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    At The Drive-In



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    2011... THE AQUABATS!
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Pulp, The Flaming Lips or Bad Religion.
    Quote Originally Posted by travelfan View Post
    It's a bit unfair though, when I change an MP3 halfway through a song at a party I get yelled at, whereas Skrillex probably got a blow job.

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    David Bowie, Dr. Dre, The Stone Roses, Tom Waits, XTC, TheThe, The Smiths

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    Weezer performing Pinkerton
    Rammstein
    Pet Shop Boys
    9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/17 Karen O at Masonic Lodge, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/20 Chvrches @ Tower Theatre, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Talking Heads
    White Stripes
    Jandek
    (Most of the)Velvet Underground
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Weezer performing Pinkerton
    Rammstein
    Pet Shop Boys
    I would see all 3.
    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Roxy Music
    Pulp
    Suede
    Blur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
    People treat Arcade Fire like they're the greatest thing ever and they get away with it.

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    The Smoking Popes.....

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    Tom Waits
    The Fugees
    Sade
    Failure
    Fiona Apple


    Any one of these would surprise the hell out of me.

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    Al Green.

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    Radiohead.
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    BRANDON FLOWERS

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    The Postal Service!!

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    The Postal Service!!
    they don't have new songs

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    Quote Originally Posted by clumsy342 View Post
    edit:
    Arcade Fire?
    I have a feeling you are in luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Talking Heads
    I will buy my ticket the second i see Talking Heads on the bill. I would be very suprised and even more jubilated.

    edit:
    stevie wonder (im upset at all you glasto folks who missed this)
    Last edited by SDsoldier7; 01-13-2011 at 04:33 AM.

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    tom petty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxandFountain View Post
    BRANDON FLOWERS
    this is a nightmare,not a surprise

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    Aphex Twin
    Primal Scream performing Screamadelica
    Suicide
    George Clinton w Parliament/Funkadelic
    New Model Army
    Quote Originally Posted by fancy restaurant View Post
    Although, I did attend more Slipknot concerts than any person ever really should. I remember once I told their lead singer "This is my 12th Slipknot show!" and he was just like, "Dude. Why?"
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    Bring Aoki back next year and let him bring his friends. Open your minds and appreciate what he can do.

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