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...
4.17 - Mogwai // 4.26 - Simian Mobile Disco // 5.23 - Gesaffelstein // 7.9 - Cloud Nothings/Metz // 7.12 - The Antlers // 8.2 and 8.3 - HARD Summer
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