December 31 - Matthew Dear/The Sword/Pallbearer
January 30 - Behemoth
February 3 - Zola Jesus
February 10 - 1349
February 28 - A Place To Bury Strangers
April 6 - Swans
April 10-12 - Coachella
April 17 - Clark/Nosaj Thing
May 8-10 - Austin Psych Fest
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda
Blur Stone Roses could very well be the three hour peak of the entire festival who care how big they are. N
They could've given us anyone, anyone at all except RHCP. I'll go out on a limb and say the Black Keys again with their new album soon would've been more welcomed. The Flaming Lips, Atoms for Peace, Watch the Throne, Eminem, Prince.......anybody.
Adding two bands on the one line doesn't make Friday okay either, its a joke how people can sit back and say these headliners are great. Take a look at the crowd for these two acts, you will almost be able to count them. Guess the advantage of this is to avoid the main stage and see someone smaller and better close elsewhere.
As far as Phoenix goes, it would've been acceptable one night with two other larger sized headliners, (last year's Snoop & Dre and Radiohead) but this is clearly not the case.
Where the hell is the bigger EDM acts by the way... No Deadmau5, Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Chems, Boys Noize? No we get DOG BLOOD instead.
Of course there's the exception of plenty of exciting acts, with an array of gems on this lineup. But its safe to say that for the bulk of it Goldenvoice pretty much got drunk as fuck, closed one eye, and pointed at names on a wall from a shitty list.
If anyone disagrees with this, they're truly in denial. Look back on the last 6 Posters, you will not find a lineup in terms of headliners as dissapointing as this.
For a festival as big as Coachella you would expect to see Fridays headliners on second line, Phoenix on the second line and RHCP...well they are just laughable. Something had to have gone wrong there...its just so hard to understand Goldenvoice spent time & money actually chasing them in the belief that they'd be awesome.....hahahahahahaha. I just find it hilarious.
First of all Captain America. Your tactic to silence me wouldnt work in a million years. If you were so American then you would be all for free speech. I would never agree with you about Blur and the Stone Roses because to me they are great bands and can be to even the casual listener. Disappointing to hipster headliner snobs like you maybe but I bet about 60% of the people on this board are cool with them headlining. I have seen more people complaining about Phoenix and RHCP than Blur/Stone Roses. What do you want another Jack Johnson, Killers, or Kings of Leon headline? Those were American bands and they were choices that made me go to the hotel earlier. None were exclusive, None have anything spectacular to offer and took away from a good American or British Band Headlining. I bet you didnt say anything about Radiohead headlining last year and as much as I am a fan of theirs they were already on tour in the U.S. it was not exclusive and it was sort of monotomous to fans who had seen them already that year. Im not going to sit and argue the points and merits of American over U.K. Coachella and Glastonbury are Apples and Oranges and so are opinions, agree to disagree or get over it.
Zafocaine. I would save the princess in record time and be right up front for Blur and Stone Roses while you spend the day in the beer gardens bitching the reasons they shoudn't be there.
Just a side note. I heard about a contest for Lolla where you get to go backstage and meet the Black Keys and the Killers. Just saying.... I have seen both a zillion times, I am excited to the Blur and SR....cr****
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
Why would anyone complain about Friday you have Grinderman which said they were done(Nick Cave), Jurassic 5 one of the great Hip Hop ensembles of the 00's reforming. Lou Reed, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse examples of great American Music and then you have the brits its all good. You know what Zafocaine you need to find me during Violent Femmes and Ill buy you a beer as we sing "American Music"
As long as the Femmes aren't up against The Descendents or Franz Ferdinand. No complaints regarding the lineup as a whole.
I saw the Violent Femmes at a free show in Del Mar. I'm not going to miss Franz Ferdinand, so it's in the best interest of the VFs to not conflict with them. Two weekends to make it all happen though!
The year without headliners has at least 3 arena artists on Friday (Trent, Passion Pit, Bassnectar, Skrillex) and Saturday (Phoenix, Sigur Ros, Maynard, Ben Gibbard), and a multi-night arena act on Sunday.
Last time Passion Pit were in Portland they played the same venue Flying Lotus played the day before. Maybe they are bigger now. I dunno.
I wouldn't call em "arena" artists, but they are playing MSG. Which I find to be very odd.