mark my words, I'm going to bang one of the guys from FIDLAR this year.
Friday: Bryan Ferry, Grouplove, The Cult, Chromeo, Title Fight, The Afghan Whigs, MS MR, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Caravan Palace, Gabba Gabba Heys, Anti-Flag ...
Saturday: Pet Shop Boys, Sleigh Bells, Muse, Kid Cudi, Carbon Airways, Queens of the Stone Age, The Naked and Famous, Empire of the Sun, Foster the People, White Lies, Foxygen, Drowners ...
Sunday: Motörhead, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Krewella, Laurent Garnier, Disclosure, Factory Floor, Surfer Blood, The Toy Dolls.
I'm not even surprised by what they try to call a lineup anymore....
The Replacements > The Knife > OutKast is this years saving grace.
(along with the assumed Neutral Milk Hotel & genuine surprise, Motorhead)
A list of (very) available acts that really should have been on the lineup:
-Depeche Mode/Nine Inch Nails, instead of Muse
-Basement Jaxx [live] (playing Ultra)
-Trentemřller [live] (playing Ultra)
-Kraftwerk (playing Moog)
-Chic (playing Moog)
(Ultra is the end of March in Miami, Moog Fest is the end of April in Asheville, NC. I find it hard to believe that it wouldn't have been convenient to book them. Also, the Kraftwerk shows in LA are only about 20,000 tickets total with the 8 shows combined, and they sold out very quickly. The demand is there.)
-Massive Attack (debuting new @ Sonar)
-Plastikman (debuting new @ Sonar)
-Moderat (playing Sonar, dates free, only played 4 gigs while in North America in 2013)
The rare factor overall this year is low. Even considering act availability, I have to consider this an overall lazy lineup.
I know they feel like they need to play it safe, because they were cheap/risky last year. Hopefully next year will have some sort of redemption in the rare electronic act & avant-guarde category, but the new direction is proportionally evident.
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Cults(The Cult instead)
Primal Scream and Television
Nine Inch Nails
Twenty One Pilots
A Perfect Circle and/or Tool
Prodigy (although it was a stretch)
And I was really surprised not to see ANY latin acts. Que pedo GV?
Zoe and Calle 13 have Coachella size holes in their tours. I don't care about Zoe though.
Starts and ends with Failure. What a bummer, I guess the 2/13 show at the El Rey may result in some of my $ being diverted to scalpers...
3/6 - Wild Beasts
3/19 - Boys Noize
3/21 - St. Vincent
3/28 - Malkmus/Speedy Ortiz
Friday: Outkast/Flume/Afghan Whigs/Title Fight/Neko Case/Wye Oak/Bonobo/Jagwar Ma/Dum Dum Girls/Ellie Goulding
Saturday: QotSA/Mogwai/Warpaint/Sleigh Bells/The D Plan/Chvrches/Banks/Temples/Dillon Francis
Sunday: Arcade Fire/Beck/Flight Facilities/Aeroplane/Disclosure/Jhene Aiko/Daughter
1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chase & Status
Was really looking forward to seeing them again... And Pixies of course
Julian Casablancas < don't forget the S
Jack U (I'm sure they'll be a Diplo appearance during Skrillex set)
Tears for fears
Toro y Moi...
Last two weren't gonna happen anyways
Jack U and Placebo too
No Latin Acts.
The fucking Pixies...............
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2ManyDJs / Soulwax
Hopefully some adds happen.
Too many dammit:
Tears for Fears
Tale of Us
I will add that if I were into crazy ass ridiculous Coachella conspiracy rumors.....then I would be more inclined to wonder as to why the OutKast reunion is on Friday night and why aren't Arcade Fire and Beck listed equally?
Now I know the logical answer is that Beck is not as popular as he once was and AF have a show Thursday night somewhere else.....BUT I'm sure someone (not me) will suggest that it's because another name will go next to Arcade Fire.
yes, I know this is stupid.
Where's RHYE?!? One of the best albums last year and I'm sure a lot of boardees put them in their lineup pool.
I thought The Weeknd would be playing due to being a popular name and having a great turnout in '12. No LA dates in sight and it seemed like a lock.
I'm really surprised that The National is absent
I'ma ball at the mall shuttin' down the sea wall