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    Default Why the Knife will not logically play Coachella

    1. Karin was starting to be noticeably pregnant in November at the SF show. She'll either be ready to pop or just have had the baby around Coachella.

    2. The Knife are not popular enough to be be Sahara headliners, and for their show to be entertaining, it requires a massive amount of set up and special stage equipment. It is not reasonable to assume Goldenvoice would allow a non-headliner the leeway to have their stage setup so specifically, especially when you'd have to consider that a real headliner would likely play thereafter, and the timing to tear down the Knife set would overlap with whatever elaborate set the headliner desired.

    3. The Knife are finished touring in America for awhile. They're not a touring beast, and they didn't get a delicious taste for the road last year. It was a rarity, and everyone who saw it was quite blessed and lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradley View Post
    2. The Knife are not popular enough to be be Sahara headliners, and for their show to be entertaining, it requires a massive amount of set up and special stage equipment. It is not reasonable to assume Goldenvoice would allow a non-headliner the leeway to have their stage setup so specifically, especially when you'd have to consider that a real headliner would likely play thereafter, and the timing to tear down the Knife set would overlap with whatever elaborate set the headliner desired.

    You mean like a giant glowing pyramid that displayed pictures, and had a flashing light grid around it?

    Remember Daft Punk was not the headliner last year

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    Default Re: Why the Knife will not logically play Coachella

    headliner, in this case = sahara headliner = last act (normally the big electronic draw) to play the sahara tent.

    headliner, in this case =/= main stage headliner.

    so in this case, daft punk was a headliner last year. as were kraftwerk, the prodigy, etc...
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Ah, my bad I guess I just got confused there.

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    Well, there's no Sahara headliner for Friday, and the ones for Saturday and Sunday are shit, so why not? Well, good point about the pregnancy. Aside from Jarvis, very artist who released a great album last year is not playing this year. Just seems kind of weird, and the Knife would have been great.

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    expect Underworld...fingers crossed just in case.
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    The Knife was the only group I REALLY wanted to have at coachella that don't appear to be coming. Well, them and the Hold Steady.

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    Default Re: Why the Knife will not logically play Coachella

    I think the Knife now have a large enough following to play Coachella 2009.

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    Indeed...there was enough word of mouth from their previous tour to get people going for this...
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    I think the only reasonable point was the pregnancy. Playing Coachella doesn't mean they need to embark on a tour or become a touring machine. It's crazy to think that Coachella couldn't give them what they need for their set. This is possible and it needs to happen.
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    Can they headline the Sahara? I am pretty ignorant to their popularity in the EDM world. My guess is that they in fact could.

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    They don't need to headline the Sahara, they just need to be there.
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    I think they are gonna play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    I think the Knife now have a large enough following to play Coachella 2009.
    Yeah I think so too. The Mezzanine in SF had a show where people went to just watch the Silent Shout tour film and it filled up quite fast. The spectacle of their show would alone cause a great draw

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    People will talk so much about people will show up. Kinda like Daft Punk in 06 but not as big a scale.

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    I have never ever listened to a Knife song... can some post a youtube here or something?
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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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    Karin's solo project, Fever Ray, is coming out in early 09 which seems to suggest that she'll be promoting that rather than the Knife...although a one-off Coachella performance is always possible.

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    I have never ever listened to a Knife song... can some post a youtube here or something?
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    Josh, this is their most popular song, Silent Shout:



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    With the exception of You Take My Breath Away, I liked all those songs. Especially Heartbeats.

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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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    I'm not sure they play You Take My Breath Away live. At any rate, if they were to play Coachella they wouldn't be able to use 3D projection. They require totally still air or the images will be messed up, at little like the Gorillaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    I'm not sure they play You Take My Breath Away live. At any rate, if they were to play Coachella they wouldn't be able to use 3D projection. They require totally still air or the images will be messed up, at little like the Gorillaz.

    *Running off to my inbox*
    I'm sure Coachella could make a stable frame that stretches a screen so tightly that it doesn't move in the wind.

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    who the fuck says sahara headliners have to go on last?? (2/3 of the time they don't) why couldn't they just go on last the remove the stage setup issue altogether?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    I'm sure Coachella could make a stable frame that stretches a screen so tightly that it doesn't move in the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenocide View Post
    who the fuck says sahara headliners have to go on last?? (2/3 of the time they don't) why couldn't they just go on last the remove the stage setup issue altogether?
    I think they would get the Aphex twin set time to nix conflicts with any ginormous main stage acts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    I'm not sure they play You Take My Breath Away live. At any rate, if they were to play Coachella they wouldn't be able to use 3D projection. They require totally still air or the images will be messed up, at little like the Gorillaz.

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    I feel that this is incorrect.

    I saw The Knife at Pukkelpop 2006 in a tent very similar to the Gobi or Sahara, except, way shittier/arguably more awesome because it had a wooden floor that shook everytime people started dancing, and in that little bullshit tent their INSANE VISUALS worked perfectly.

    I'd also like to say that, as one of the few people on here (I think) who has actually seen The Knife live, they are fucking awesome but they are NOT a Sahara act. They're electronic and some of their stuff is danceable, but their live set is way more ambient and chill then one would regularly expect from a Sahara act. They're kind of like a rave tent cocktease in that a lot of their tracks build just up to the point where you think they're going to drop a really sick beat on everyone and then they just go back to chilling out.

    All of this being said, The Mother Fucking Knife would be a fucking great addition regardless of what stage/tent they're on and I cannot recommend them enough to anyone.

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    There's a handful of us on here that have seen the Knife.

    Me
    Brian Mack
    Tessa

    Others...
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmjamalawesome View Post
    I feel that this is incorrect.

    I saw The Knife at Pukkelpop 2006 in a tent very similar to the Gobi or Sahara, except, way shittier/arguably more awesome because it had a wooden floor that shook everytime people started dancing, and in that little bullshit tent their INSANE VISUALS worked perfectly.

    I'd also like to say that, as one of the few people on here (I think) who has actually seen The Knife live, they are fucking awesome but they are NOT a Sahara act. They're electronic and some of their stuff is danceable, but their live set is way more ambient and chill then one would regularly expect from a Sahara act. They're kind of like a rave tent cocktease in that a lot of their tracks build just up to the point where you think they're going to drop a really sick beat on everyone and then they just go back to chilling out.

    All of this being said, The Mother Fucking Knife would be a fucking great addition regardless of what stage/tent they're on and I cannot recommend them enough to anyone.

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    Awesome. That's very encouraging news. Let them toy with the souls of people in the Mojave tent then. So long as they're at Coachella I could care less.

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    Default Re: Why the Knife will not logically play Coachella

    Can they illogically play?

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    I don't fucking care. I don't even know who the hell Dave Wang is.
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    True. You know what they say...babies havin' babies.

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    Ha.

    The Knizzife.
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