I completely agree w/ you. I expect them to return to form in 2013 and give us 3-4 good-great acts. I only hope that those acts are genuinely interesting. I enjoy Hawtin and the like as much as the next guy, but he doesn't fit that bill. I'd like to see GV take some real risk.
Just like when I walked out of the Hollywood Bowl and said that the Chems will be at Coachella in 9 months they were, expect Hawtin and his Enter show next year!
Oh and Skip said Daft Punk was offered a spot this year, but are more likely to accept the invitation next year given we get an album or something.
just read this entire thread and I feel like everyone here can relate to the words of Noel Gallagher
Its a great interview but I think he makes a great point from 4:00-5:45. I see the parallels with what your all saying and what he says. GV and the whole music industry is now catering to the demands of the masses rather than telling us what to listen to. For the sahara, GV no longer says hey your going to listen to ghostland observatory, the presets, richie hawtin, orbital, groove armada, squarepusher, aphex twin, prodigy, sven vath, plump djs, etc etc etc. Now we, the collective we are telling gv that we want bangers and we want songs with drops. Thats what the consumer is demanding because the consumer is a fucking idiot. We on the board were lucky enough to come to coachella pre 2010 where gv showed us exactly what good edm music is. I for one in 2009 didnt know what i truly demanded in edm until i came to coachella and fell in love with it.
This just in: Goldenvoice is not going to be doing anything different for next year, even if you started a thread about it.
/shocking, I know.
Zedd and Flux back to back was really amazing. I wanted to watch Porter Robinson Dada Life and Nero but the UV index was off the charts!!! Seriously couldn't handle it.
That said, sunday was a beautiful day of coachella that really saved the festival for me. I was one of the ppl that hated on dre and snoop headlining because quite frankly i was a dumbass that needed gv to slap me across the face and say hey your going to watch this set and like it, which i consequently did.
I'm not a huge fan of Noel Gallagher, but what he said was pretty fucking spot on. I really do hope some musical acts pop up again in the next year that will give the people a new direction to consider, rather than keep up with whats hot - which is just basically club crap.
We may luck out next year; '11 was the year of the dubstep take over, and this year was the awfulness of cheese house. Rock fans have been getting some good love the last few Coachellas, there has been some rock that was great that I saw the past two years. Now for the EDM nuts, we can only hope something new and impressive slaps us all in the face over the next 10 months in hopes of bringing it to the Polo fields. One cheese house DJ surprised me by playing Windowlicker, so there is hope yet for a better future of the Sahara.
"Winds were at an estimated 90mph, when the victim was bludgeoned to death by several detached male genitalia flying in the high speed winds. He leaves behind a dog named Skippy."
Noel can take is Quarter million pounds and suck my dick. That shit is an investment into getting people out to your LIVE show. Fucking dildo uses his live show to promote his album, that is what is ruining music!
An album should be created to promote the tour! Any fuckwad can cut an album and make a million, it takes a REAL artist to tour a solid live show. Plus touring is REAL work that redistributes the wealth(without being a raging liberal) to thousands more people than just the record company and the artist! This fucking pussy is complaining to OBAMA because he has to spend money on people WHO ACTUALLY FUCKING EARN IT. Booohoo ur on tour for a year and you make tons of money playing music and bringing happiness to people.
SORRY NOEL MUSIC IS FOR LOVERS NOT FOR MONEY GRUBBING PIECES OF SHIT LIKE YOU!
OASIS FUCKING SUCKED TOO!!
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
from what i saw-
the great: nero, breakbot, flying lotus
the decent: jacques lu cont
the awful: justice, SHM (both prerecorded), most likely the rest of the sahara
I'm not saying they don't listen to complaints but the changes they made after the clusterfuck of 2010--and I give full credit to GV for completely fixing everything I thought was fucked up that year--were just as much due to "Yo, 15k people got into our festival without paying" as much as our complaints about it.
Right. I'm sure they were upset that they were so many gate crashers in 2010. However, they could have easily just beefed up security to solve that problem and not extend the grounds and make the tents bigger.
The Sahara crowd was trash this year and the DJs were fucking jokes.
Breakbot - Not at all what I was expecting, in a good way. I loved the disco-ish funk his set had.
Didn't bother going back there the rest of the day because no one else was worth seeing.
Caught some of Zeds Dead, left early because I got bored.
David Guetta - Went to check this out to get our dance on between FlyLo and SBTRKT, it was fucking garbage. The first glimpse I caught of Guetta he had already had his hands in the air, it was hilarious.
That's all I did on saturday in the Sahara.
Porter Robinson = Bro fest. What the hell was that show? He opened with "say my name" and dropped a giant curtain to reveal himself and giant flashing lights of his initials? Who the fuck does this kid think he is? Left before the first song was over.
Calvin Harris - Got close, heard the music from outside, saw the crowd, turned around and walked over to check out Minnesota at the Do-Lab.
Seriously, pretentious douche bags like Noel feel that there recordings are worth millions! Fuck that! No recording is worth millions. Recordings are living in the past, a fantasy world, in which Britney Spears made fucking MILLIONS!
At least when Britney went on tour there were thousands of people making money on all the logistics and just EVERYTHING that goes into a tour, not to mention the vendors. This is the world I would like to live in. A world where everybody is making money, and people don't buy 3 or 4 20 dollar albums in a month but save that 60 bux and
GO SEE SOME LIVE MUSIC!
thats like saying pharmaceutical drugs should be free because humans have the right to free healthcare and we are entitled to free drugs. In a ideal world i'd agree but come down to fucking reality. Noel invests his own $$$ in his recordings to receive nothing back. Would you put out records if only to lose money? It'd probably piss you off too. That said, like you mentioned you can still make money in today's music industry, you just have to change your business model. But today's business model is the exact reason why we are getting afroguettaingrossavicci sahara acts. Everyone caters to the consumer, the consumer has the final say yet the consumer is a fucktard. So if your for the current model than please don't bitch about the way music is going.