Alright here goes
northside groove...southside groove....eastside groove...westside groove
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience ― Mark Twain
I'm still hoping for a Daft Punk - NIN nails pairing with National getting the unexpected Kings Of Leon/Black Keys/Killers indie little guy slot. No interest in AF headlining again, ditto Depeche Mode, and Justin Timberlake would just be sad, would be tremendously well attended and then the floodgates will open on a parade of Lady Gage, Robin Thicke, Rhianna, Beyonce, Brittany Spears, Alicia Keys AM-radio-cheese-styled headliners until 5 years from now we'll be looking at an all-Disney Miley Cyrus/Selena Gomez/Bridget Mendler Lip-Synced Triple Bill to close Sunday Night.
There are some lines that should just not be crossed, and it starts by saying no to JT. Love him on SNL, not the Coachella Mainstage!
The Stone Roses - Blur - Grinderman - Japandroids - Youth Lagoon - Four Tet - Foals - Alt-J - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Modest Mouse - Divine Fits - Metric - Local Natives - Johnny Marr - Beardyman
Sigur Ros - Violent Femmes - New Order - Bat For Lashes - Descendents - Yeasayer - El-P - Wild Nothing - Vintage Trouble - Janelle Monae
Thee Oh Sees - Nick Cave - Cloud Nothings -Wu-Tang Clan RHCP - Grimes - James Blake - Diiv - Kurt Vile - La Roux - Dinosaur Jr. - Rodriguez
Hint: Not NIN, or JT. Not Eminem.
There are plenty of other people I'd rather see headline, but I think JT this year could happen
11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena
For like, the millionth time, RHCP wasn't a back up.
12/15: Paul Kalkbrenner @ Mezzanine
12/17: Pere Ubu @ Slims
12/18: Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill
12/28: Mathew Johnson, HRDVSION, Ewan Pearson, Kate Simko @ PW
1/18: Toy @ The Chapel
1/23: Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel
1/25: !!! @ The Chapel
1/25: Robag Whrume @ Public Works
2/4: Frankie Rose, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/22: Xiu Xiu @ Bottom of the Hill
2/24: Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop
3/7: Anthony Naples, Four Tet @ Echoplex
3/23: Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater Oakland
RHCP were the strongest headliner. If anyone was a backup, it would be Stone Roses/ Blur as subs being bumped up to accommodate Rolling Stones not giving a fuck about Coachella. Phoenix was actually a pretty hip choice for headlining, while Stone Roses/ Blur seemed like the opposite. Blur put on a really good show, but it still felt like they should have subbed the main stage to Rolling Stones. Phoenix and RHCP ended their nights properly, respectively.
We know that GV threw the kitchen sink at the Smiths, however, it wasn't enough to book them. I'm thinking that Blur and the Stone Roses were bumped up from sub headliners to Co-Headliners when the Smiths wouldn't bite.
YYY's ->Blur -> SR -> the Smiths
with the Smiths out, GV added Modest Mouse last minute to fill the gap
Bassnectar, Blur, Modest Mouse; Band of Horses; the Stone Roses; YYY’s; HDTA; J 5; Luciano; Aesop Rock; TNGHT; Metric; Johnny Marr; FOALS; Beardyman
Sigur Ros; TDCC; Grizzly Bear; Phoenix; Postal Service; Moby; Yeasayer; Richie Hawtin; SMD; Spiritualized; Reignwolf; Allen Stone; Hot Chip; Booka Shade; Bat for Lashes
Eric Prydz; Dead Can Dance; RHCP; Disclosure; DIIV; Pretty Lights; Tame Impala; Tanlines; Paul Kalkbrenner; Nick Cave; Parov Stelar Band; Vampire Weekend; Grimes
blur/stone roses the same day has been one of the best days of my life. if the stones would have played after any of them it would have been the best lineup ever.
Yeah, I think anything as big as the Stones or The Smiths after Blur/Stone Roses would've been overkill.
I think The Smiths will happen, though I wouldn't watch them if they did. That Morrissey says, "IF this, THEN we will play," should be proof enough that The Smiths have a future playing Coachella. I don't think Coachella will do away with meat products for a whole weekend for Morrissey, but I could see them doing a meat alternative day during the weekend, or making some kind of compromise to net the group.
Thank God Mick Jagger never did exceptionally well with his solo career. Everyone wants to be a Lennon/ McCartney.
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I swear to Christ, if The Smiths were to ever reform for a Coachella performance, and that prompted even a day without meat options, I'd be cursing Morrisey's name all weekend.
Fortunately, I don't see it ever happening.
Bottom line: I love a lot of Smiths songs... Could give a shit about Morrissey's solo material, but neither makes me feel like I should have to deal with vegan militism to enjoy a set from a band that I may have enjoyed in my youth.
And if you think that it's OK for someone to force their beliefs down your throat, then I really could care less about you as a human being.
you probably dont know him, or maybe you do but tensnake in the yuma would be awesome. is there and age requirement in the yuma???(im not very old) didnt get the chance to get in the yuma becuse of the lines
There's a joke in there somewhere about you not being very old and the kids in the Something About You video... but my head is too cloudy today to find it.