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    Default Your most pleasant surprises on the lineup

    I'm not a fan of the lineup, but I'm really stoked about a few surprises that made it. My top three surprises:

    Lauryn Hill
    The Drums
    The Swell Season

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    DFA1979 x 100000000
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    DFA1979 x 100000000
    Totally agreed.
    2013

    04/12: Jamie XX, Four Tet, AESOP Rock, Local Natives, Grinderman, Lou Reed, Blur, Stone Roses
    04/13: Trash Talk, Theophilus London, Portugal. the Man, The Postal Service
    04/14: Unicorn Kid, DIIV, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Rodriguez, The Faint, James Blake, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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    Default Re: Your most pleasant surprises on the lineup

    I'm not familiar with them, but I like what I've heard so far. Sounds like good festival music, that's for sure.

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    Aside from DFA there aren't many bands on the lineup that weren't already heavily speculated. No Leonard Cohen '09, the Specials '10, etc.
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


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    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Default Re: Your most pleasant surprises on the lineup

    not to say I dislike the line up, but I feel that aside from DFA there were more UNPLEASANT surprises than good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Aside from DFA there aren't many bands on the lineup that weren't already heavily speculated. No Leonard Cohen '09, the Specials '10, etc.
    I had called for The Drums before, but nobody shared my enthusiasm and I never saw any rumors of them making it. I don't remember any talks about Lauryn either, and who would've guessed The Swell Season?

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    Bomba Estéreo was a nice add to the festival.
    Latin music at its best.
    2013

    04/12: Jamie XX, Four Tet, AESOP Rock, Local Natives, Grinderman, Lou Reed, Blur, Stone Roses
    04/13: Trash Talk, Theophilus London, Portugal. the Man, The Postal Service
    04/14: Unicorn Kid, DIIV, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Rodriguez, The Faint, James Blake, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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    Without a doubt...
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    Big Audio Dynamite
    Erykah Badu
    Wire

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    I am unfamiliar with alot of the music on the line up, so I'm looking forward to some gems that I will inevitably find. Time to get to work.

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    Default Re: Your most pleasant surprises on the lineup

    First stateside SUEDE show in......14(????) years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    First stateside SUEDE show in......14(????) years
    Yes! This was also a great surprise along with Leftfield.
    2013

    04/12: Jamie XX, Four Tet, AESOP Rock, Local Natives, Grinderman, Lou Reed, Blur, Stone Roses
    04/13: Trash Talk, Theophilus London, Portugal. the Man, The Postal Service
    04/14: Unicorn Kid, DIIV, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Rodriguez, The Faint, James Blake, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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    Mala and Kode9. Joy Orbison too.
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    I just want to ingest mind-altering chemicals and get my mind blown by tribal lasers.
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    I would rather have an auctioneer mc DnB sets

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    Kode9 is there??? What day?

    Lil B
    Badu
    DFA 1979
    Kele
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    Wake me up when Steve Angello wants me to make some fucking noise

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    Lil B was actually very pleasant. OFWGKTA also, remembering last time someone had asked them they weren't playing.

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    This may seem a bit silly, but Freelance Whales was my most pleasant surprise. Mainly because they will never play in Australia (can't even buy their record here).

    Also, Gypsy and the Cat. Tiny Aussie band that doesn't get much attention here and yet make it onto the Coachella bill. Their music is pretty average, but I was just stoked to see them on there.

    Elbow would be my last one. Surprised to see them so low, but so glad they are there. I am excited to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxxxxxxxx View Post
    Big Audio Dynamite
    I wanna find out who this is. And why their name is so big
    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    Wake me up when Steve Angello wants me to make some fucking noise

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    Wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    I wanna find out who this is. And why their name is so big
    It's a reunion show something like 13 years in the making.

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    Suede
    Leftfield
    Wire

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    Best surprises:
    Hurts (favorite new act from last year, Happiness is an amazing record, and given it's not yet been released in the states I thought this to be a pipe dream)
    The Presets (I had a faint hope since I know they're supposed to release new material this year but didn't think it possible)
    Leftfield (was hoping for this, but again, didn't think it possible... I fucking loved Leftism when it came out, and Rhythm & Stealth was a great album as well)
    Big Audio Dynamite (had no idea they were talking about reforming for shows until earlier today)
    The Swell Season (I saw Once in the theater and instantly fell in love with everything about these two. Then, they performed at Virgin Festival in baltimore the other year and it was brilliant. Between Hansard telling a camera guy to get the fuck off stage and then after their set time was done, they just hopped into the crowd and kept playing... just a lot of great personality to go along with some beautiful music)

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    The Radio Dept.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    I wanna find out who this is. And why their name is so big
    in a nutshell: post-Clash project from Mick Jones... youtube their singles, odds are you'll recognize quite a few of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Kode9 is there??? What day?
    Sunday! I'm stoked!
    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    I just want to ingest mind-altering chemicals and get my mind blown by tribal lasers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepingrock View Post
    I would rather have an auctioneer mc DnB sets

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    Suede, Shpongle and The Presets were nice surprises.

    And peeps gon' get laid this year with Lauryn Hill and Badu.
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    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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    LEFT. FUCKING. FIELD.

    When I put together my fantasy festival in the create-a-festival contest, they were my reunion act. Never in my life did I think I would get to see them.
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    Nas & Damien Marley/ Tallest man were both the two performances i saw that surprised me the both. Tallest man is awesome live and i cant wait to see N&D

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    Omar
    The Kills
    Death from above
    One day as a Lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    DFA1979 x 100000000
    word!
    Dec: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Skillz, The Roots, Jack Johnson
    Jan: Field Day, Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, Medlar, Jacques Renault, Avicii
    Feb: St Jerome's Laneway Festival
    Apr: Coachella Arts & Music Festival
    Jul: Peanut Butter Wolf, Mako
    Sep: Kanye West, Listen Out Festival

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