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gooftroop
02-01-2009, 02:11 PM
I'm curious which of these artists fellow board members have seen, as well as who they would recommend most based on previous experience (or those who we should stay away from). I'll list it by day, you can do whatever:

Friday:
*Conor Oberst (in Bright Eyes)
* Felix da Housecat
* Franz Ferdinand
* Ghostland Observatory
* Girl Talk
* M. Ward
* Silversun Pickups
* The Crystal Method
* The Black Keys
* The Hold Steady
* We Are Scientists

Awesome must sees: Ghostland, The Hold Steady, Felix, Black Keys
Not so great: We Are Scientists, The Crystal Method (DJ set), Silversun Pickups

Saturday:
* Amy Winehouse
* Atmosphere
* Band Of Horses
* Dr. Dog
* Drive By Truckers
* Liars
* Junior Boys
* Mastodon
* Michael Franti & Spearhead
* MSTRKRFT
* The Killers
* Thievery Corporation
* TV On The Radio

Awesome: TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Junior Boys, Thievery, Mastadon
Better than many would expect: The Killers (once was probably enough though), Drive By Truckers, Liars
Not so great: I like everyone on this list, although I've seen MSTRKRFT enough by now, PLEASE don't let them be Sahara headliners.

Sunday:
* Clipse
* K'naan
* Lupe Fiasco
* M.A.N.D.Y.
* Peter Bjorn and John
* Public Enemy
* The Cure
* Yeah Yeah Yeah's

Awesome: Clipse, YYY's, MANDY, Clipse (seriously loved their show)
Will surely skip: PB&J, Public Enemy, The Cure


Please tell us who you've seen that we should check out! Remember these are just my opinions no offense to others musical taste.

woogie846
02-01-2009, 02:20 PM
Friday:
Franz Ferdinand
Conor Oberst
Beirut
Black Keys
Silversun Pickups
M. Ward

Saturday:
TV on the Radio
Band of Horses

Sunday:
Lupe Fiasco
Perry Farrell
Jenny Lewis

C DUB YA
02-01-2009, 02:20 PM
pretty much everybody except:

So here is who I HAVEN'T seen:

Mandy,
Nasa,
Mastodon,
K'naan,
and The Knux.

(I am seeing The Courteeners and Antony this month)

matsuolost
02-01-2009, 02:20 PM
ive seen and recommend:
yeah yeah yeahs (one of the best fuckin shows of coach 06)
michael franti/spearhead (the best show of last year for me, see for yourself)
franz ferdinand (alright)
m. ward (alright)
mstrkrft (great, two years a go)
girl talk (same)
tv on the radio (if nothing else you want to see is on)
liars (again if nothing else is on)
conor oberst (as bright eyes)
jenny lewis (with rilo)

ive seen and wouldnt recommend
the crystal method (if its dj set)
silversun pickups (simply horrible)

Jman4321
02-01-2009, 02:22 PM
OK.

Friday:
Paul McCartney
Girl Talk
The Hold Steady
A Place to Bury Strangers

Must-See: Paul McCartney and The Hold Steady
Surprisingly Bad: A Place to Bury Strangers
Gradually Irritating: Girl Talk

Saturday:
Hercules and Love Affair
Liars
Junior Boys
Glass Candy

Must-See: Hercules and Love Affair
Pretty Good: Junior Boys, Liars
"I Can't Believe a Singer and a Keyboard are this Great Alone": Glass Candy

Sunday:

The Cure
My Bloody Valentine
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Vivian Girls

Must-See: The Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Good but I was Really Drunk: Vivian Girls
Probably the Best Show I've Seen: My Bloody Valentine

SometimesNJ
02-01-2009, 02:25 PM
Friday:
Morrissey
Oberst
Beirut
Girl Talk
Silversun Pickups
Hold Steady

Saturday:
Killers
Thievery Corporation
TV on the Radio
Fleet Foxes
Dr. Dog

Sunday:
Cure
MBV
YYYs
PB&J
Okkervil River

canexplain
02-01-2009, 02:26 PM
pretty much everybody except:

So here is who I HAVEN'T seen:

Mandy,
Nasa,
Mastodon,
K'naan,
and The Knux.

(I am seeing The Courteeners and Antony this month)


geez i actually saw someone you didnt see (mastodon) i am shocked !!! cr****

mvanwinkle
02-01-2009, 02:27 PM
friday: siverun pickups 2x( hated there set both times i will be skipping)
we are scientists(were fun probably wont see them this time)
felix da housecat( partial set in 07 enjoyed it but wont see him again.

saturday: the killers( hated it and skipping)
tv on the radio ( great show, one of my must sees this year)

sunday
yeah yeah yeahs ( another must see great show)
public enemy( I will pass, very bored last time)

gooftroop
02-01-2009, 02:35 PM
I'll be seeing Hercules at UMF, very pumped about that. I have also heard good things about Glass Candy so I'll be sure to check them out.

MBV is a must.........

gooftroop
02-01-2009, 02:37 PM
pretty much everybody except:

So here is who I HAVEN'T seen:

Mandy,
Nasa,
Mastodon,
K'naan,
and The Knux.

(I am seeing The Courteeners and Antony this month)

So have you seen Throbbing Gristle? Very curious about them...

Knapptime
02-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Friday:
Franz Ferdinand - Good fun
Conor Oberst - Better than people give him credit for.
Girl Talk - Mashups are mashups
Silversun Pickups - Meh
Crystal Method - Awesome
Crystal Castles - I thought they were crap when they opened for NIN, but that could have been the soundboard...
Felix da Housecat - Good fun too
Steve Aoki - Good to get drunk to and act like an idiot. His "skill" is meh.
the Aggrolites - Good to chill out and such.

Saturday:
MRTRKRFT - Seen them lots, hopefully they pull out some new tricks tho.
Michael Franti - So good.
Atmosphere - Incredible
DJ AM - Meh
Henry Rollins - It was spoken word...
Hercules and Love Affair - Pretty sweet disco shiz
Drive-By Truckers - Awesome rootsy stuff
Billy Talent - Bah... wasn't my idea

Sunday:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Incredible
Lupe Fiasco - If you love hip hop you have to go to this.
Jenny Lewis - Amazingly talented
Sebastien Tellier - I was pretty smashed, so it was awesome by default.
The Gaslight Anthem - Check them if you can. They're nothing super special tho.

Boourns
02-01-2009, 02:40 PM
The cure, mbv, yyys, franz, moz, tvotr, amanda palmer, liars, junior boys

luckyface
02-01-2009, 02:46 PM
Friday: Paul McCartney, Franz Ferdinand, Silversun Pickups
Saturday: The Killers, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Liars, Junior Boys
Sunday: The Cure, PB&J

I have a lot I need to see. That may be part of the reason I am excited about the lineup - I get to see a lot that I have been wanting to see but haven't yet.

beavington
02-01-2009, 02:48 PM
Friday:
Morrissey, Conor Oberst (altough as bright eyes), the black keys, silversun pickups, crystal method, rahzel and patton, m ward, we are scientists, and switch

Saturday:
The Killers (opening for Morrissey), Band of Horses, Spearhead, Atmosphere, Henry Rollins, Glass Candy, the Liars, Amanda Palmer (part of dresden dolls)

Sunday:
The Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, X, Jenny Lewis, and Perry Ferrall

pancakespancakes
02-01-2009, 02:52 PM
I have seen a few...

Friday:
Ghostland Observatory
M. Ward
Noah & the Whale
Dear & the Headlights (hung out with them, actually)

Saturday:
The Killers :nono
Thievery Corporation
TV on the Radio
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mastodon (twice)
Liars (twice) (which is not enough)
And I will be seeing Ariel Pink in a couple weeks as it is now.

Sunday:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Lupe Fiasco (three times) (and met him once as well!)
X
Public Enemy
The Kills
The Night Marchers

That's it. Not too many.

The only ones above I plan on seeing again no matter what is Yeah Yeah Yeahs (for obvious reasons, they fucking slay, and it's been 2 1/2 years now) and Liars (simply because they're one of my favorite bands).

I would enjoy seeing TV on the Radio, Ghostland Observatory, The Night Marchers, M. Ward, Public Enemy, and Mastodon again. Other than that, those other bands didn't really make the biggest impression on me live, excpet Lupe Fiasco, who is actually one of the better live hip hop shows you will ever see. But, as I've seen him three times now, I have no need to see him a fourth. He's still highly reccomended by me, though, if you like his stuff...

Pixiessp
02-01-2009, 03:08 PM
Friday:
Franz Ferdinand
Beirut
Steve Aoki

Saturday:
TV on the Radio

Sunday:
The Cure
Peter,Bjorn and John
Perry Farrell

I am super excited about this year also. Lots of bands i have never seen live but have always wanted to,or just missed them.

Of the ones i have seen, I highly recommend Beirut. See them/him if you can.
The Cure are one of my favorite bands so that's a given.

IdiotequeThom
02-01-2009, 03:20 PM
Friday:
Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Conor Oberst
Silversun Pickups
Ghostland Observatory
M. Ward
Felix Da Housecat
The Bug
The Aggrolites
Dear and the Headlights

Saturday:
The Killers
TV on the Radio
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Atmosphere
Liars
Billy Talent

Sunday:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Lupe Fiasco
Public Enemy
The Kills
Gaslight Anthem

clumsy342
02-01-2009, 03:20 PM
Fri:
Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst)
The Black Keys

Sat:
Liars

Sun:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Kills
No Age

Wow.. I haven't seen shit. But I can say that all the ones I listed are must-sees (for me, anyway)

PurpleDanks
02-01-2009, 03:28 PM
ghostland observatory
steve aoki
MSTRKRFT
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Atmosphere
Perry Farrell haha

chiapet
02-01-2009, 03:33 PM
Friday:
Conor Oberst (altho as Bright Eyes, and it was so long ago that nothing at all from the set stands out for me)
Beirut - Saw at sasquatch, decent backing band, songs left more of an impression on me live than they do on the albums. Would be really enjoyable for a sunset set.
Black Keys - Saw 2x last year, blew me away both times. They are SO MUCH better live than recorded, IMO. Lots of energy and power, it is hard to believe it is just 2 guys.
Ghostland Observatory - Saw at a festival in 07, they were really underwhelming and unremarkable. I'm hoping it was just a really bad day for them and might give them another try.
Crystal Castles - Saw 2x last year, while I don't think they are "good" in terms of talent, their sets were a little faster and heavier on noise than the album, and were honestly some of the most enjoyable shows I saw... everyone danced their asses off.
M. Ward - Caught at a festival in 07, knew nothing about him and thought he was really enjoyable. Mellow.
Aggrolites - They just didn't impress me at all. They did a LOT of covers when I saw them and, quite honestly, sounded like a cover band more than anything else. I would not watch them again unless there was NOTHING else going on.

Saturday:
the Killers - Saw a couple of times when they first came out, live sounded fairly similar to recorded, don't have a lot else to say about them.
Amy Winehouse - Saw at Coachella 07 and thought she sounded great (though was obviously drunk). I've already posted enough of my feelings on this on other threads. IF (and it's a big if) she shows up reasonably coherent, this could be "the" set to watch all weekend.
Thievery Corporation - I was really really disappointed in them when I saw them, but (as others have added) it was partially because their live set was nothing at all like their recorded music. For me this was a negative, I liked what they had done on album. Also, I saw them after Gotan Project who completely thrilled me, so it may also have been partially a matter of the opener outdoing the headliner.
Band of Horses - Caught at ACL and was really impressed. One of those bands that I'd say is "not my type of music" but when walking past their stage thought "woah... who IS this?" kind of like MMJ for me in that respect. I probably would never buy their records or go to their solo tours but I'd give them 30 minutes of my time at a festival and not regret it.
Fleet Foxes - Saw a few times last year, really liked their sound, for me it recalls folksy stuff my mom listened to but with more contemporary sound. They would be excellent at sunset as well. Let me put it this way -- by chance, they ended up playing twice on the same stage at Sasquatch on the same day. I watched both sets.
MSTRKRFT - Eh... they were fun but less due to any of talent and more that the crowd was going nuts.
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Have seen a couple of times at festivals and I always forget that I've seen them. (Interpret as you will). However, they're really enjoyable in the moment because they get a crowd going.
Superchunk - It has been so many years that I can't really remember but have mildly good memories of them :)
Drive-By Truckers - Have seen a few times at festivals, upbeat, enjoyable, fun sets. They're always a little more rockin' than I remember them. Definitely worth checking out, even if just for a few minutes.

Sunday:
The Cure - Have seen a couple of times with the current lineup. If you are expecting pop-goth, that's not what you'll get. It will be a little darker and a little faster than you expect. They have not been using keyboards for the most part -- if you liked early to mid-80s Cure, this is essentially what you're getting.
My Bloody Valentine - There have been like 10 threads to explain how incredible they were last year so I'll spare you more cheerleading.
Throbbing Gristle - The show I saw was kind of an one-off, their set was very suited for the situation but not at all what I'd expect for TG in general so.... I was a little disappointed and do not feel this reflects AT ALL on what they'll deliver for Coachella. This is the set I'm most excited to see.
The Kills - Saw at ACL last year, I'd never given them a chance and when they performed, they were nothing like the band I thought they were. A little grittier. Looking forward to seeing them again.
K'Naan - Saw at OSL last year, he really impressed me. Very unpolished and casual, I appreciated his intelligent, interesting lyrics and that he actually has a message to convey. Some of the songs are catchy, he's pretty good at getting folks to sing along, so it ends up being a fun show.

So...
Ones I won't miss: Throbbing Gristle, MBV (if they are on at the same time as TG, I'm going to have a problem), The Cure, Black Keys
Also very good: The Kills, Beirut, M. Ward, Band of Horses
Underwhelmed me: Thievery Corp, Aggrolites, Ghostland Observatory

laineinla
02-01-2009, 03:35 PM
would def see again:
franz ferdinand
girl talk (at least part of his set - i agree that he can be gradually irritating)
m. ward
PBW
the black keys

have seen but would be OK w/ skipping if anything remotely conflicts:
conor oberst (unless he decides to do more singing and less talking)
ghostland observatory
steve aoki
amy winehouse (just b/c she is such a train wreck now - i did actually love her @ coachella '07)
MSTRKRFT
the bloody beetrots (for some reason they just dont do anything for me)
the killers
DJ AM
perry farrell
peter bjorn + john

...have also seen people under the stairs, but it was so long ago i can't recall whether they put on a good live show or what.

chiapet
02-01-2009, 03:41 PM
The cure, mbv, yyys, franz, moz, tvotr, amanda palmer, liars, junior boys

Amanda Palmer solo? If so, what was it like?

zenidogx
02-01-2009, 03:48 PM
Paul McCartney - well executed performance. the sound is tight and the man is amazing. i just hope he doesn't do I've Got a Feeling (his guitarist sings- bleh)
Black Keys - if you haven't seen them yet, find out what you've been missing out on.
M Ward - snore
Noah and the Whale - they sound just like their albums. i like the album, so it's okay.
Los Campesinos! - fun band. worth watching in the early afternoon, but if they play at night vs the bigger billed acts, they'll prolly step it up a notch.

Amy Winehouse - great singing. her banter should be worth watching alone.
Thievery Corporation - meh. not bad, but nothing special.
TV On The Radio - their 06 set was good, but disappointing. i thought it could have been better. well, two stellar albums later, i would expect them to bring it.
Atmosphere - s'alright.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - great performance in 06.
Peter Bjorn and John - pretty good in 07.

Al & Mel
02-01-2009, 03:52 PM
Bands I have seen and will be watching again are:

The Cure (definite as missed their last Australian tour)
Morrissey (again definite as he seems to avoid us)
Franz Ferdinand
Calexico
Superchunk
Okkervil River

Bands I'll be seeing this weekend so having a mini Coachella warm up (plus temps forecast to be high 30's (C) so really will be a taste of April!

Fri: No Age, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Buraka Som Sistema (St Jerome's Laneway Fest)

Sat: Leonard Cohen

Courtney
02-01-2009, 03:54 PM
This is a helpful thread when people post their comments on specific bands performing live vs. on album. Otherwise it's just bragging. :2c

rskapcat
02-01-2009, 04:05 PM
Friday:
Franz Ferdinand
Black Keys

Saturday:
Band of Horses

Sunday:
The Cure
Jenny Lewis (as part of Rilo Kiley)
The Kills
Okkervil River

I'd see all of them again. Probably won't watch Jenny Lewis if there is someone I've never seen that I want to see playing opposite her.

*edited for specificity* I'm most looking forward to seeing Band of Horses and The Black Keys again. Both really impressed me when I saw them. I loved Okkervil River's energy when I saw them. I saw Franz on their co-headlining tour w/DCFC. I enjoyed their set, but it didn't blow me away. I saw The Kills at ACL early in the day. They were NOT pleased to be performing under the heat of the sun. They sounded good enough for me to seek out their music post-festival. I saw The Cure in 1997. I remember I enjoyed the show, but mostly for nostalgic purposes. I'm more familiar with Rilo Kiley's music than Jenny Lewis' solo stuff, so I'll only check her out if there's nobody else I would rather watch.

zenidogx
02-01-2009, 04:09 PM
This is a helpful thread when people post their comments on specific bands performing live vs. on album. Otherwise it's just bragging. :2c

good point. i'll edit mine

moomoo
02-01-2009, 04:16 PM
Friday:
none

Saturday:
none

Sunday:
none

... I haven't gotten into going to shows :x

nationocean
02-01-2009, 04:23 PM
Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Bright Eyes
the Black Keys
Girl Talk
Silversun Pickups
the Ting Tings
Crystal Method
Crystal Castles
Mike Patton
the Presets
Felix da Housecat
Peanut Butter Wolf
Noah and the Whale
Los Campesinos!
Switch
Gui Boratto
Steve Aoki

The Killers
Amy Winehouse
TV on the Radio
MSTRKRFT
Atmosphere
Henry Rollins
Crookers
Hercules and Love Affair
Dr. Dog
Amanda Palmer
Surkin/Para One
Calexico
Liars
Glasvegas
Junior Boys
Blitzen Trapper
James Morrison
Glass Candy
Gang Gang Dance
Ariel Pink

The Cure
My Bloody Valentine
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Peter, Bjorn and John
X
Antony and the Johnsons
Roni Size
Public Enemy
Jenny Lewis
Groove Armada
Paolo Nutini
Lykke Li
the Kills
Perry Farrell
the Horrors
Brian Jonestown Massacre
No Age
Vivian Girls
the gaslight anthem

mikepattonisgod
02-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Wow! Not even ONE of you has seen Mike Patton and Rahzel??

My advice is to definitely SEE THEM!!!!!!

Here's a taste...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB8Ft7U5-As&feature=related

Boourns
02-01-2009, 06:22 PM
Amanda Palmer solo? If so, what was it like?

Brian's drums are missed, but still incredible. Intense, lots of fun. Full of unpredictable cover songs.

music.bass123
02-01-2009, 06:29 PM
I saw Leonard Cohen in Paris in November. Now, I probably would not listen to him on my Ipod, but I have to say, HE WAS AMAZING! He is somebody that my dad would listen to, but the music is so great and emotional. People in the audience were just crying and it was GREAT! I cannot wait to see him at Coachella!!!!!

AbundantChoice
02-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Sure, i'll bite on this:

Friday-
-People Under the Stairs (good hip-hop, pretty mellow)
- Los Campesinos (spazzy welsh tweexcore FTW! Lots of fun)
- The Bug (the bass... oh dear lord the bass)
- A Place to Bury Strangers (profoundly loud. Like... MBV loud.)
- The Black Keys (really good live... kind of sick of them now, maybe seen them too often)
- Franz Ferdinand (very tight live, will happily watch again)

Saturday
- Calexico (very relaxed vibe)
- Amanda Palmer (faaaaaaaantasstic live, with or without Brian)
- Booker T (saw him a while back with the MGs, not sure how this is going to go over)
- Band of Horses (okay, I guess. Nothing special)
- TV on the Radio (very inconsistent from show to show)

Sunday
- the Horrors (30 minutes of Sonics-channeling aural destruction. Fantastic)
- Clipse (whiteboys love the crack rap)
- the Kills (love the records, didn't do much for me live)
- Public Enemy (make way / make way for the S1Ws!)
- Lupe Fiasco (really good charisma and energy)
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs (didn't like them going in, liked them alot coming out)
- The Cure (Curiosa show was good, their last Coachella show was atrocious. High variance)

BrickTop24
02-01-2009, 08:56 PM
The Cure
Amy Winehouse
Franz Ferdinand
TV On The Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Mike Patton and Razhel (as Peeping Tom)
Public Enemy
Atmosphere
Silversun Pickups
Peter Bjorn and John
Black Keys
Felix Da Housecat

C DUB YA
02-01-2009, 09:00 PM
So have you seen Throbbing Gristle? Very curious about them...

Saw them with Killing Joke a couple years ago in Germany (05/06). At the time I was there for Killing Joke, Apotigma Bezerk, Nitzer Ebb, and others. They were good, you gotta like loud industrial stuff though... they are also very noisey - as in bring earplugs.

sonnyboy11
02-01-2009, 11:53 PM
Wow! Not even ONE of you has seen Mike Patton and Rahzel??

My advice is to definitely SEE THEM!!!!!!

Here's a taste...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB8Ft7U5-As&feature=related


I've seen Faith No More and Tomahawk. Does that count?

inutil
02-01-2009, 11:55 PM
ive seen and recommend:
yeah yeah yeahs (one of the best fuckin shows of coach 06)
michael franti/spearhead (the best show of last year for me, see for yourself)
franz ferdinand (alright)
m. ward (alright)
mstrkrft (great, two years a go)
girl talk (same)
tv on the radio (if nothing else you want to see is on)
liars (again if nothing else is on)
conor oberst (as bright eyes)
jenny lewis (with rilo)

ive seen and wouldnt recommend
the crystal method (if its dj set)
silversun pickups (simply horrible)

I totally read that as jenny lewis (with dildo)... i am a dirtry dirty man.

SP The Ghost
02-02-2009, 12:06 AM
I cannot recommend Jenny Lewis highly enough. Saw her solo (just her for all but 5 songs) and it was the most moving show I've been to in a long, long time. A must see.

NightGoat
02-02-2009, 12:15 AM
I've seen

Paul McCartney, who, personally, I didn't care for but it's probably worth seeing at least one Beatle perform live

No Age, who I thought were pretty good. I could definitely get into them

and I've seen Fantomas twice so technically I've seen one half of Patton & Rahzel. I'm sure that's going to be one of the most out-there sets of the festival.

Winterwooskiee
02-02-2009, 12:32 AM
Friday:

Franz Ferdinand
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Girl Talk
The Ting Tings
Crystal Castles
M. Ward
The Presets
Noah and the Whale

Saturday:

The Killers
Amy Winehouse
MSTRKRFT
Hercules and Love Affair
Dr. Dog

Sunday:

YYYs
Peter Bjorn and John
Public Enemy
jenny Lewis
The Kills

Who you should skip:
Noah and the Whale, Amy Winehouse, Public Enemy

Aiiiiiiiiight, if nothing else is going on:
The Killers, Peter Bjorn and John

Must see:
Franz Ferdinand, Girl Talk (his set makes people go nuts), The Presets (like cut copy? check 'em out), Hercules and Love Affair, YYYs, Jenny Lewis

and that's my 2 cents.

CitizenJ
02-02-2009, 01:16 AM
Friday

- Beirut (Second best concert I have ever gone to)

- Morrisey (Really good, like 30% Smiths songs which really surprised me)

- Franz (Shared a bill with Bloc Party, but totally outplayed them, this was a month ago and can tell you they are currently rocking)

- Ghostland Observatory (Saw them play Vegoose '07, no one was at the stage, but they put on a cool show, lead singer is crazy / entertaining)


Saturday


- Killers (at the Vegoose fest, surprisingly good, but then again they only album i like from them is the one you all hate the most, Sam's Town, so go figure)

- Band of Horses (Only caught a 45 minute set they did at Amoeba Records by pure chance, but loved it)

- Liars (Saw them open for Interpol and wasn't impressed. much of the crowd seemed to be in agreement with me)

- Silversun Pickups (Saw them open for Wolfmother, and unlike the act before them really won over the crowd that was pretty rowdy. Good show)

- Michael Franti & Spearhead (Vegoose fest, Never was a fan, was waiting for MUSE after him, but he was superb, and did the greatest melody of covers ever, including and absurd "C is for Cookie" sing-a-long. Great show, if you havent seen him before, take a gamble)

Sunday

- Jenny Lewis (With the Watson Twins. Good set, not the biggest fan of the new album, or Rilo Kelly, but she is clearly talented and puts on a good show)

- Public Enemy (Vegoose. Flava is craked out, but screaming "F George Bush" with a crowd to a song is always fun)

jockeyfullofbourbon
02-02-2009, 04:33 AM
I saw the Killers back when they were called Limp Bizkit. Brandon used to wear a red hat backwards. It was pretty sweet.

sydaud
02-02-2009, 05:43 AM
Paul McCartney, The Cure, Amy Winehouse, Henry Rollins, Perry (w/ Jane's and PFP) and the Black Keys.

captncrzy
02-02-2009, 05:57 AM
The Cure-simply awesome
Franz Ferdinand-fun
Girl Talk-totally lame; saw him for free and wanted my money back
The Killers-I saw them before they hit it really big and they came off as douchebags then
Amy Winehouse-she was fantastic from what I saw
The Bug-opened for NIN; horrible vocalist
The Liars-opened for Radiohead; I thought they sucked balls--and I had high hopes for them

homEsick
02-02-2009, 07:08 AM
ive only seen beirut before. last may in k-town. it was pretty great but couldnt stay for the whole thing

beavington
02-02-2009, 07:25 AM
Wow! Not even ONE of you has seen Mike Patton and Rahzel??

My advice is to definitely SEE THEM!!!!!!

Here's a taste...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB8Ft7U5-As&feature=related


i saw them at the Knitting Factory (Which i had on my list! :))

malcolmjamalawesome
02-02-2009, 07:38 AM
Ok, me and Dave Wang have seen:
Franz Ferdinand - Fun, very high energy
Black Keys - Great chill out funky dirty dog dancing music
Girl Talk - I mean, obviously CAN be super fun
Crystal Method - Don't remember much
Ghostland Observatory - These fucks go crazy and you will dance and freak out
A Place To Bury Strangers - Their last song they play live is like 15 minutes long and for the last 10 minutes there is a huge strobe light that melts your brain
Steve Aoki - Whatever
The Killers - Saw them headline Lollapalooza in 2005 or whenever. Boring.
Amy Winehouse - It was boring but it was also because Grant Park was like 100 degrees and all of the mud started to really stink
Thievery Corporation - Exploded Lollapalooza
TV on the Radio - Seen them twice - great live act, can't wait to see them perform stuff from Dear Science
MSTRKRFT - Seen them 5 or 6 times, always shred ass
Atmosphere - Yelled at everyone in the audience for doing drugs
Drive By Truckers - Super lackluster
Bloody Beetroots - They grab ahold of your balls and then twist until you dance better
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Karen O is like a woman that you're really scared of making love to because you just KNOW she's going to laugh at you and put a cigarette out on your body at some point
Roni Size - Good music to run in place to really quickly

I hope you all have found this very helpful.

SFChrissy
02-02-2009, 07:41 AM
Let's see, these are bands in the lineup that i've seen and my how I feel about them...
The Cure...amazing
The Black Keys...wouldn't miss them for the world
Franz...I could do with or without
Felix da Housecat...I've seen him many times and won't stop just cause he's old school
Amanda Palmer...just recently saw her, great show, very theatracle and am interested in what she brings to coachella
Silversun Pickups...I enjoyed them the last time I saw them at BFD a few years ago but didn't enjoy them at coachella (maybe they needed some time to get seasoned)
Michael Franti & Spearhead...They've got soul and you'll walk away from their show feeling a great vibe
Thievery Corporation...I just love them period!!!
Public Enemy...They have some serious power, however, flav is just a bit too much especially when he wants to be on EVRYONE's stage, but yeah I'd see them again, they are definately HARD!!!

All the other bands are gonna school me that I haven't seen yet...yayyy, I'm excited!!!

TheWatcher
02-02-2009, 09:09 AM
FRIDAY

* A Place To Bury Strangers [face melting blissful noise -- they are a LOT louder live than on CD. Don't miss if you're into this kind of thing]
* Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (As Bright Eyes) [Ironic lyrics... kind of like punk folk rock. Loved the CD, will check him out again.]
* Franz Ferdinand [One of the best live bands, very tight, lots of energy. They don't sound much different live than on CD just more intense. Only downside is young girls pushing in front so the band can see them dance. Must see band. ]
* Ghostland Observatory [Only caught the ending at Vegoose. Sounded interesting, I'm going to try to see them.]
* Girl Talk [Ear raping not in the good way. They are popular, but I don't get it. Will avoid like plague.]
* M. Ward (At Songs of the City @ Disney Hall) [Good singer, but may be sleepy time in the hot sun]
* Morrissey [great live. high energy. gets whole crowd involved. Don't miss]
* The Black Keys [good rock n roll band. Saw opening for Beck several years ago. Fun live. ]

SATURDAY

* Amanda Palmer (As Dresden Dolls) [Love Dresden Dolls. Live show is very fun, and much louder than expected. Great cover songs as well as original work. Looking forward to seeing solo work.]
* Liars [Loved them opening for Radiohead. I like eclectic music. ]
* The Killers [Saw them when they were young... well not famous. And I liked them then, but.. meh. ]

SUNDAY

* Groove Armada (DJ Set) (saw live, not DJ set) [Loved live set, not sure about DJ set]
* Perry Farrell (various incarnations) [he's good musically but annoying.]
* The Cure [Saw only once live. Love the CDs. When I saw them, he played mostly newer stuff which was darker and slower, but looking at recent set lists, they are playing all my favorites songs. do not want to miss]
* The Kills [saw last time they played Coachella and was hooked. Very intense, kind of garage rock sound. Must see]
* Yeah Yeah Yeah's [didn't like them when I first heard recorded live, but fell in love when I actually saw them. Very high energy, Karen O puts everything into the show. Must see.]

quicksand
02-02-2009, 09:42 AM
Only seen a few

Black Keys - Cool as hell. I highly recommend.

Felix da Housecat - Just fun, no more no less. I might see him again.

The Killers - Blehhh

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - MUST SEE ACT OF COACHELLA '09. Energetic, fun as hell.

ZackQ
02-02-2009, 09:50 AM
Aight, cool post.

FRIDAY:

-Girl Talk at Coachella '07 and Lollapalooza '08.
-The Ting Tings at Lolla '08
-Ghostland Observatory in an empty pool on South Padre Island on Halloween '08. (this band is amazing live. get with it)

SATURDAY:

-Atmosphere too many times to count. Mostly in Chicago at the Metro. Slug is one of my favorites, and he puts a lot of energy into his live shows. Especially in Chicago cause he loves it.
-Electric Touch. Meh. They played at Coachella last year, and they didn't seem to get much bigger. Not sure why they're back.

SUNDAY:

-Lupe Fiasco, again too many times to count. Mostly in Chicago. Last time was at Lolla '08, where he played with a live band and did back flips in a three piece white suit.
-The Kills at the Parish Room in Austin. These guys have to play in a tent or on the Outdoor stage after dark. They aren't suited for bright sun, and they're probably better in a small club. But great group.

chiapet
02-02-2009, 10:04 AM
Uh. I went back and edited to add more detail. (Yikes that post became long).

chiapet
02-02-2009, 10:06 AM
-The Kills at the Parish Room in Austin. These guys have to play in a tent or on the Outdoor stage after dark. They aren't suited for bright sun, and they're probably better in a small club. But great group.

You know, I saw them at ACL last year, bright sun, scorching hot, dusty as hell, I can definitely see them being better in a dark club, but they were still fantastic in mid-day open field, they were the only thing that kept me from saying "fuck this" and heading out of the festival until dark. :)

ZackQ
02-02-2009, 10:18 AM
You know, I saw them at ACL last year, bright sun, scorching hot, dusty as hell, I can definitely see them being better in a dark club, but they were still fantastic in mid-day open field, they were the only thing that kept me from saying "fuck this" and heading out of the festival until dark. :)

Oh man, I wish I could beam a Kills show from a dark, intimate club straight into your head. If you like them in the festival setting, you deserve to see them that way.

It was so hot and sweaty in there. I think I fell in love with her like 30 times. Awesome band.

SlowMotionApocalypse
02-02-2009, 10:35 AM
Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Ghostland Observatory
Band Of Horses
Henry Rollins (Rollins Band)
Drive By Truckers
The Cure
Public Enemy
X
Brian Jonestown Massacre
No Age

humanoid
02-02-2009, 10:38 AM
Fri

Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Conor Oberst
Black Keys
Crystal Method
Girl Talk
Silversun Pickups
Ting Tings
The Presets
We are Scientists
M Ward
Hold Steady
Felix da Housecat
Noah and the Whale
Los Campesinos
People Under the Stairs


Saturday
The Killers
Amy Whinehouse
Thievery Corp
TV on the Radio
Band of Horses
MSTRKRFT
Michael Franti
Hercules & LA
Bloody Beetroots
Dr Dog
Liars
Jr Boys
Gang Gang Dance


Sunday

The Cure
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Lupe Fiasco
Peter Bjorn and John
Roni Size
Public Enemy
Jenny Lewis
Groove Armada
Christopher Lawrence
The Kills
Perry Ferrell
The Horrors
Late of the Pier
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Vivian Girls
No Age
Friendly Fires

momof5
02-02-2009, 10:39 AM
Friday
Conor Oberst(with and witout Bright Eyes)
Franz Ferdinand
Morrisey( with and without The Smiths)
Silversun Pickups
The Black Keys
The Hold Steady

Saturday
Band of Horses-must see list
Michael Franti and Spearhead
The Killers
Thievery Corp

Sunday
Groove Armada
jenny Lewis(With rilo Kiley)
Perry Farrel (never again)
Peter Bjorn and John
The Cure ( so many great songs)
The kills
Yeah,Yeah,Yeahs( saw them with The White Stripes=they were awful-but my kid says give em another try)

These lists are good because for me it is all about checking out bands I haven't seen yet!
Thanks for all the info.

PrettyRagdoll
02-02-2009, 10:53 AM
This year the list of bands I've seen already is no where near what it was last year. And I actually prefer it this way

Friday

Crystal Castles
Girl Talk
Silversun Pickups

Saturday

Amy Winehouse
Atmosphere
Band Of Horses
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Thievery Corporation

Sunday

Friendly Fires
Peter Bjorn and John
Public Enemy

AlecEiffel
02-02-2009, 11:01 AM
I've seen surprisingly few of the bands on the line up this year.

Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Connor Oberst (with Bright Eyes)
the Killers
the Cure
Jenny Lewis (with Rilo Kiley)
Perry Farrell (with Jane's Addiction and as Peretz)
Vivian Girls

Of these I'd say that Morrissey and Vivian Girls are not to miss. Also, give the Killers a chance, it's more fun than you probably think it is.

ZackQ
02-02-2009, 11:15 AM
I've seen surprisingly few of the bands on the line up this year.

Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Connor Oberst (with Bright Eyes)
the Killers
the Cure
Jenny Lewis (with Rilo Kiley)
Perry Farrell (with Jane's Addiction and as Peretz)
Vivian Girls

Of these I'd say that Morrissey and Vivian Girls are not to miss. Also, give the Killers a chance, it's more fun than you probably think it is.

I've been saying that about the Killers all along. I was talking about this with a friend, and the Killers have probably 8 songs or so that will be a blast live. That's a pretty decent good time.

AlecEiffel
02-02-2009, 11:23 AM
I've been saying that about the Killers all along. I was talking about this with a friend, and the Killers have probably 8 songs or so that will be a blast live. That's a pretty decent good time.

Yeah, the festival set is going to be almost completely made up of singles and I think that if people give them a chance they'll find themselves letting the guard down a bit and having some fun.

imapixie
02-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Friday:

Conor Oberst & MVB
Franz Ferdinand
Leonard Cohen
Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle) & both as Peeping Tom
Morrissey
Silversun Pickups (at '07 Coachella...they were horrible live...)
The Aggrolites

Saturday:

Amy Winehouse
Band Of Horses
Henry Rollins (I think...)
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Killers

Sunday:

Perry Farrell
The Cure
X
Yeah Yeah Yeah's

wow actually a lot less than I thought =/

Sonicifyouwantit
02-02-2009, 11:38 PM
Friday:

Morrissey
Franz Ferdinand
Conor Oberst
Girl Talk
Silversun Pickups
Ting Tings
Ghostland Observatory
Crystal Castles
Airborne Toxic Event
We Are Scientists
M. Ward
The Presets
Steve Aoki

Saturday:

The Killers
Tv on the Radio
Band of Horses
MSTRKRFT
Hercules and Love Affair
Glasvegas
Dr. Dog
The Bloody Beetroots
Calexico
Bob Mould

Sunday:

The Cure
My Bloody Valentine
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Peter Bjorn and John
Public Enemy
Jenny Lewis
The Kills
Okkervil River
Friendly Fires

natelan
02-03-2009, 01:13 PM
Bands I've already seen;

Morrissey (x2)
Franz Ferdinand (x3)
The Crystal Method
Amy Winehouse
TV on the Radio
The Cure
Yeah Yeah Yeah's (x2)

gruvlicius
02-03-2009, 02:45 PM
Friday
Conor Oberst
Franz Ferdinand
M. Ward
Morrissey
Silversun Pickups
Airborne Toxic Event
The Black Keys

Saturday
Band of Horses
Calexico
Fleet Foxes
MSTRKRFT

Sunday
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Jenny Lewis
Okkervil River
Peter Bjorn and John
The Cure
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I'm sad to read so many posts panning Silversun. I think they really rock live, but I have been a big fan since the start, so I guess I'm biased. I will definitely be watching them for what may be the hundredth time!

I used to love Morrissey and saw him a bunch when I was in high school, but his set at the first Coachella was sad. He was old and kinda fat and so very gay...not "asexual" like he was back then. My schoolgirl adulation of him vaporized after about 3 songs. I will probably skip his set, keep my memories.

Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes are both amazing live. Both singers have amazing voices and it carries over live. Band of Horses plays like they've been together forever, so tight, yet spontaneous and rockin too. These two bands are the ones I',m looking forward to the most.

Brian Jonestown Massacre are famous for their leader's onstage antics and tantrums. That's entertaining, but the psychedelic, 60's rock they play is great, too.

I love Okkervil River and I'll be there, but I think their show mostly appeals to fans that know all the words to their well crafted songs.
**Lauren**

natelan
02-03-2009, 03:24 PM
Friday
Conor Oberst
Franz Ferdinand
M. Ward
Morrissey
Silversun Pickups
Airborne Toxic Event
The Black Keys

Saturday
Band of Horses
Calexico
Fleet Foxes
MSTRKRFT

Sunday
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Jenny Lewis
Okkervil River
Peter Bjorn and John
The Cure
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I'm sad to read so many posts panning Silversun. I think they really rock live, but I have been a big fan since the start, so I guess I'm biased. I will definitely be watching them for what may be the hundredth time!

I used to love Morrissey and saw him a bunch when I was in high school, but his set at the first Coachella was sad. He was old and kinda fat and so very gay...not "asexual" like he was back then. My schoolgirl adulation of him vaporized after about 3 songs. I will probably skip his set, keep my memories.

Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes are both amazing live. Both singers have amazing voices and it carries over live. Band of Horses plays like they've been together forever, so tight, yet spontaneous and rockin too. These two bands are the ones I',m looking forward to the most.

Brian Jonestown Massacre are famous for their leader's onstage antics and tantrums. That's entertaining, but the psychedelic, 60's rock they play is great, too.

I love Okkervil River and I'll be there, but I think their show mostly appeals to fans that know all the words to their well crafted songs.
**Lauren**

I saw Morrissey here in San Diego about a year ago. Right off the marina harbor, beautiful sunset and ocean breaze, then perfect twilight as the Moz took stage. The crowd was in suspense throughout the entire set. It was such a good show.

Anyway... He's the fucking man. He will pwn the entire festival hard core.

And you all know this.

mountmccabe
02-03-2009, 03:38 PM
I have seen Conor Oberst as Bright Eyes at Coachella twice. He sounded good but maybe more drunk than on album. He also tended to play different music than folks expected; that is to say he didn't just play the "big" "hits." I would be happy to see him again.
I have seen Dear and the Headlights around town a few times. Not a fan. I haven't heard anything recorded so I can't comment on how they are compared to that.
Girl Talk is fun. He gets people dancing; he usually gets people up on stage. It's quite a party.
Silversun Pickups are good enough. They seemed a little strained at Coachella the other year but they've had a lot of touring since then. They sound good live; if you like the album you'll enjoy them live.
I haven't seen the Crystal Method in a long time. Their live show was pretty awesome, though one time I saw them they had serious equipment/electrical problems. It actually was cooler seeing them that way, because half of what they were playing wasn't working it was easier to follow who was doing what. I have no reason to believe they'll have such problems at Coachella, though.
The Black Keys are searing live. They are, for me, a must see even after I've seen them so many times. Just two guys yet they still tear things up. I really like their albums; I love them live.
The Hold Steady are hard for me to consider. They are good live, I think. I am not a huge fan of the albums but I do like a good number of songs. I think I am stuck in a past I didn't know, wishing they were still Lifter Puller. Alas. They're a solid rock act; they'll be fun.

That's Friday. I gotta go.

Presly
02-03-2009, 05:30 PM
I saw Morrissey here in San Diego about a year ago. Right off the marina harbor, beautiful sunset and ocean breaze, then perfect twilight as the Moz took stage. The crowd was in suspense throughout the entire set. It was such a good show.


I was at that show. It was good up until Moz got pissed off and stormed off the stage ending the show early after 15 songs. Hopefully he'll play more than that.


Goodness I haven't seen a lot of these bands...

Friday:
Morrissey

Saturday:
Liars

Sunday:
Perry Farrell
Jenny Lewis

I definitely recommend seeing Jenny Lewis. She was really fun and she joked with the crowd a lot. I would make time to go and watch her set.

jjbaldwi
02-03-2009, 05:37 PM
Franz Ferdinand- decent show; solid energy, danceable...3/5
Silversun Pickups-rad guitars; annoying ass vox...2/5
Crystal Method- saw them while I was quite intoxicated; great set 4/5
The Killers-professional show; sound clean and bring energy (let the hating begin) 3.5/5
Atmosphere- Slug is a pimp...4/5
Lupe Fiasco- a little bland live, but the hits are there....3/5
Public Enemy- if you have not seen them, worth seeing. They stay political, play their hits, and Flava Flav is his normal asinine self...entertaining. 3.5/5
Perry Farrell- god only knows what the fuck he'll be performing.. worth a peek just to see. 2/5
The Cure- classic band; long show, takes them some time to get in a groove
3.5/5