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04-20-2009, 09:49 AM
It will probably be less of a clusterfuck to do so in here rather than the Coachella-related subforums. I look forward to hearing about your weekends and seeing your photographs. I also enjoyed meeting those of you who I had not met.

04-20-2009, 11:14 AM
Yeah, good seeing you Andrew. Pics and thoughts coming soon. (and HD video)

04-20-2009, 11:20 AM
Reserving my spot here. I'm gonna start with a list of the bands I caught, and then that'll be edited into a review tonight or tomorrow.

Friday-Alberta Cross, Ryan Bingham, Aggrolites, Gui Boratto, Cage the Elephant, Molotov, The Hold Steady, Los Campesinos!, The Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand, The Bug, Leonard Cohen, Morrissey, Beirut, Silversun Pickups, A Place to Bury Strangers, Paul McCartney
Saturday-Billy Talent, Liars, Blitzen Trapper, Paolo Nutini, Superchunk, Amanda Palmer, Tinariwen, Calexico, TV on the Radio, Fleet Foxes, Booker T and the DBTs, Band of Horses, Glass Candy, Turbonegro, Mastodon
Sunday-Vivian Girls, No Age, Fucked Up, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lykke Li, Antony and the Johnsons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Late of the Pier, The Horrors, My Bloody Valentine, Christopher Lawrence, The Orb, The Kills, Throbbing Gristle, Etienne De Crecy, The Cure

Bolded are full (or almost full; missing a song or two) sets

04-20-2009, 11:31 AM
Will post em soon!

04-20-2009, 11:35 AM
45 acts seen. Bold means full or 90% of full set.

Gui Borrato
We Are Scientists
People Under The Stairs
Steve Aoki
Los Campesinos!
Buraka Som Sistema
Franz Ferdinand
Leonard Cohen
Ghostland Observatory
Patton Rahzel
The Presets
The Crystal Method
Chemical Brothers
Band of Horses
Fleet Foxes
Henry Rollins
Amanda Palmer
Bloody Beetroots
Para One
Zane Lowe
Zizek Club
The Cure
Etiene De Crecy
Throbbing Gristle
The Orb
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Antony And The Johnsons
Plump DJ's
Busy P
Shepard Fairey
Friendly Fires
Marshall Barnes

04-20-2009, 11:35 AM
I saw about 30 bands this weekend, give or take a couple.

These are the 20 that stick out most in my mind, in order:

1. My Bloody Valentine
2. Fleet Foxes
3. Paul McCartney
4. No Age
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Calexico
7. Fucked Up
8. Liars
9. A Place to Bury Strangers
10. Throbbing Gristle
11. The Chemical Brothers
12. Band of Horses
13. The Brian Jonestown Massacre
14. The Orb
15. Crystal Castles
16. Beirut
17. Gang Gang Dance
18. Ghostland Observatory
19. The Cure
20. Antony & the Johnsons

04-20-2009, 11:37 AM
I just want to say, as well, that everyone who saw No Age up front, wasn't that a fucking blast?

04-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Each day progressed upon the previous day.

Friday, I didn't get there until about 5:30, had the tire of our car blow out in Hemet and had trouble with a counterfeit craigslist ticket at the door that ended up setting us back about 2 hours. But everything I saw in the evening was wonderful, walked in on Crystal Castles tearing the Sahara apart, and it was golden from there.

Saturday, spent most of my time on the rail at the Outdoor Theatre, and got to see Liars, Calexico, Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses in the process, then had my face melted by Chemical Brothers.

Sunday, had in insane afternoon in the Mohave with No Age and Fucked Up, then had Yeah Yeah Yeahs into MBV, and then The Orb into Throbbing Gristle... and between those 6, plus The BJM, this was probably one of the finest Coachella days I've had in my three years, if not the finest.

04-20-2009, 11:42 AM
I just want to say, as well, that everyone who saw No Age up front, wasn't that a fucking blast?

Oh my lord. I don't think I realized how much I loved that band until I witnessed Everybody's Down in the Mohave yesterday. Fucking perfect. They knew exactly what to do at Coachella...

04-20-2009, 11:45 AM
Oh and... I'm sad I missed: Tinariwen, Blitzen Trapper, TV on the Radio, Los Campesinos, The Black Keys, Public Enemy, Buraka Som Sistema, Drive-By Truckers, and an unfortunately large portion of The Orb, but I'm sure I'll see them all again sometime soon...

04-20-2009, 11:48 AM
I just want to say, as well, that everyone who saw No Age up front, wasn't that a fucking blast?

I don't think I had more fun all weekend than that and Fucked Up back to back.

04-20-2009, 01:34 PM
Some pics, more later...

Los Campesinos!

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Friendly Fires

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Buraka Som Sistema

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Band of Horses

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Bloody Beetroots

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Random yet epic photos

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cansei de ser sexme
04-20-2009, 01:38 PM

haha awesome.

04-20-2009, 01:59 PM
anyone see Ariel Pink?

more thoughts on the Gristle? from what i've heard, they kicked ass to a small audience.

04-20-2009, 02:05 PM
I just want to say, as well, that everyone who saw No Age up front, wasn't that a fucking blast?


04-20-2009, 02:38 PM
Keep it coming.

Jared, I only heard about 10 minutes of Throbbing Gristle, but it sounded fantastic. They were in the middle of kind of a desert-y version of Hamburger Lady when I left.

04-20-2009, 02:38 PM
They totally did Jared, sucks you couldnt go. Next year?

Part 2

Bloody Beetroots

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Leonard Cohen

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Throbbing Gristle

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Plump Dj's

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Antony and The Johnsons

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Busy P

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Brian Jonestown Massacre

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04-20-2009, 02:46 PM
next year for sure Chris.

rad pictures.

04-20-2009, 02:49 PM
Thanks, I try my best, where is Greg and Mike though, I wanna see what they got, since we are camera nerds and all. Couple more batches and Ill be done for this year. Lots of video coming.

04-20-2009, 02:56 PM
I'm currently uploading pics. Here is who I saw this weekend.
Alberta Cross
Cage the Elephant
The Hold Steady
The Black Keys
Leonard Cohen
Girl Talk (only 10 minutes, smoked some intense shit and walked to the main stage)
Paul McCartney
Cloud Cult
Joss Stone
Blitzen Trapper
Crookers/Chemical Bros (about half of each)
The Killers /Mstrkrft (If I was 15 I might have loved the Killers watched the first 4 songs)
The Knux
Okkervil River (bailed early because the heat was cooking me boo)
Perry Ferrell
Yeah Yeah Yeah's
My Bloody Valentine
Finished going between The Cure, PE, The Orb, Throbbing Gristle and Etienne.

Pictures to come. My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen and Amanda Fucking Palmer were the best sets of the weekend for me.

04-20-2009, 03:11 PM
anyone see Ariel Pink?

more thoughts on the Gristle? from what i've heard, they kicked ass to a small audience.

I saw most of Ariel Pink, and it was a great set.

04-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Thanks, I try my best, where is Greg and Mike though, I wanna see what they got, since we are camera nerds and all. Couple more batches and Ill be done for this year. Lots of video coming.

i got so many to sort through. i was so tired at the end of each night, i fell asleep while flagging my favorites. i still need to settle at home and get ready for werk tomorrow. i'll try to get in a few.

Oh, once again, great picture Chris. Cohen shots were complicated. Low lighting and big crowd. i got shut out of the photo pit due to over crowding. Tried to get some from far away. Still need to see the results.

04-20-2009, 03:28 PM
Thanks. Cohen was a nightmare for me, the direct white light with nothing else to help pissed me off to no end. Anything else I got that was semi clean, was washed out to s**t. I turned to B/W and it kind of worked but yeah, I only have that one to really show.

04-20-2009, 03:45 PM
i had a great time...another great coachella in the history books! i met sooo many of you this time around. it was great! and it was of course great to see those of you i already knew. i'm a full set person, so all of these were 90% to full sets except where noted...standout acts highlighted.

friday was a busy day: aggrolites > people under the stairs > the black keys > leonard cohen > patton/rahzel > the presets (3 songs) > crystal method

saturday was a dancin day: amanda fuckin palmer > bloody beetroots > trv$dj-am > crookers > chemical brothers > mstrkrft

sunday was a chill day: the knux > brian jonestown massacre > perry farrell (5 songs) > yeah yeah yeahs > mbv > the orb > throbbing gristle (4 songs) > etienne de crecy

i'm not a picture person, so no pics from me. there is no way the pics would even start to compare with supre and ivankay's. however, the acts highlighted in red were recorded and links to the audio will be available over the next week or so. so if you're a bootleg fan, stay tuned... :D


04-20-2009, 03:52 PM
How did MBV come out Jason? I got YMMR in full in HD. Overdub?!?!

04-20-2009, 04:00 PM
Heartbroken that I couldn't go this year. Damn responsibilities !!

04-20-2009, 04:01 PM
Thursday night: My dad came down from Bishop to join me for a scholarship reception put on by LMU law. They pampered the shit out of us, and I’ve decided that I’m going to be going to LMU for law school. My dad headed out to Coachella after that, and I went to pick up my friends from the airport. We then went to MBV at the El Rey. While in line, I turned around and saw Trent Reznor standing in line. He was short. Kurt Heasley of the Lilys opened, and he was pretty boring. He needs a band to flesh out his songs. MBV did their standard setlist, and I didn’t complain at all. It was great to see them at such a small, great sounding venue. Only Shallow, in particular, knocked me out of the park. For the first time, I thought the mix was just right for that song. The Holocaust section was insane, and my friend, who didn’t know what was coming, said it was one of the most amazing things he’s ever heard. We picked up another pal and headed out to the fest.

Friday morning: Dad and I left the hotel and got to the grounds around 12:30. We stood in line to get in (first time I’ve done that since 2004!), bought our water bottles and went to see some music. Alberta Cross were on the Outdoor stage, and we were both quite impressed with them. I loved the singer’s voice, and the band was kind of reminding me of a spacy version of MMJ. After that, we wandered into the Gobi and heard the start of Ryan Bingham. His first few songs were pretty great bluegrass numbers. Lots of mandolins. When he switched to the acoustic guitar and then electric, it got very boring very quickly, so we made our way over to the Aggrolites. They were a blast. A ton of energy, and they did a fantastic ska cover of Don’t Let Me Down by the Beatles. I saw TomAZ rocking out to them. We then went to go get some beer at the tent by the Sahara, and listened to about 20 minutes of Gui Boratto. He was really really relaxing and fun. It sounded more like music I’d expect in the Gobi, but I really enjoyed it. My dad wanted to check out Cage the Elephant, so we went into the tent just as they started (about 5 minutes early). Musically they don’t do much for me, but they have great stage energy. They really rocked out, and the front man was thrashing about like a nutcase. At the end, he crowd surfed all the way to the back of the tent. That was cool. I wanted to see Molotov, as I’ve listened to some of their stuff. I got over there, and the first thing I heard from the stage was a guy repeatedly screaming “CHINGA TU MADRE.” Fuck that. It reminded me of bad RATM, so I went to meet up with people for the Hold Steady. They came on, and the mix was weird, plus Craig sounded worn down vocally, so I ran over to see Los Campesinos! instead. I am so happy I did that. They had a metric ton of energy and stage presence, and live their songs came off so much better. I’ve never much cared for the albums, but they really really brought it to the next level. One of the coolest sets I saw. My dad and I met up again for the Black Keys. I was a bit worried that their spare sound would be lost on the big stage, but I thought they had a fantastic energy that came across really well. Plus, they played tons of old stuff as well as a few things from Attack and Release. A great set. I caught the first two songs of Franz Ferdinand with pa, then wandered for a bit. I heard a few songs from The Bug, and was really disappointed that the bass was mixed so low. It seemed like Warrior Queen was the real focus, so I went to get a good spot for Leonard Cohen. There, I ran into a bevy of board folks, and we watched the genius perform. He’s in his 70s, but he sounded fantastic. The sound was low, but the mix was so astoundingly perfect that it didn’t matter. During Hallelujah, I tried to sing along and realized that I was so choked up that words wouldn’t even come out of my mouth. Tears streamed down my face for the rest of that song. It was one of those sets that I know I’ll tell people about for years to come. Unfortunately, as he had started late, we got to hear Morrissey bleed over during the last two songs. That should have been a sign to me that I should leave well enough alone, but then I heard Girlfriend in a Coma start. I ran over, heard him walk his way through that and two other songs before I realized that I didn’t have to stay and listen to that incredibly boring and pompous man droll on any longer. Easily my least favorite set of the weekend. I ran back and caught most of the second half of Beirut. They sounded stellar, and I wish I wouldn’t have spent so much time with Morrissey. My dad and I met up again at Silversun Pickups. They had a huge crowd and sounded good, but we both agreed that it wasn’t what we felt like listening to at that point. I guess that should have been an indication that we weren’t really in the mood for A Place to Bury Strangers either. I love their noisy cacophony, but Friday was pop day for me, so we just went to McCartney. Fuck. What a set. It started out a bit slow (although I absolutely loved hearing Got To Get You Into My Life), but once he hit onto the Beatles stuff, I was enraptured. I was amazed when I stopped to think that, wow, I’m seeing the man responsible for some of the most enduring and amazing music in history. His voice sounded great, he had good energy, and he played HELTER SKELTER! I don’t think I could have asked for much more. We stayed close for the whole set, and walked out grinning. We got to the parking lot, saw a huge line of cars, and then noticed that there was another route with nobody on it. We thought it must be closed, but figured it was worth checking since we had to wait anyway. We went down and got out of the lot and onto the street in 5 minutes. Great day.

Saturday: We got there in time to do board picture, as that was something I was looking forward to. Sadly, that meant listening to Billy Talent, who, as my dad said, were lacking an integral part of their name. Board picture was cool though, and through it I got to meet Patrick (souldischarge) who came with me to Liars, where we met a large group of other people. They played quite a few new songs, and had a ton of energy, as usual. Closing with Plaster Casts of Everything is always a great call. I was sad I missed Bob Mould, and even moreso when I talked to MountMcCabe and he told me that they did Girl Who Lived on Heaven Hill. Sacrifices we make. (as a side note, I got a text from him a little later saying that Real Talk had seen us talking via the webcam. Odd). I met with my dad and a slew of friends to watch Blitzen Trapper. They don’t have energy on stage, but they did sound great, and they played every song off Furr, which was cool as I love that album. It was a really good set to hear during the day in the hot hot sun. We went to get more water and heard Paolo Nutini doing a cover of I wanna Take You Higher. It was actually not horrible, and I wondered if maybe it was someone other than him, as I’ve never liked a song from the guy. I went with many board people and watched Superchunk. They didn’t let the sun get them down at all. Loads of energy onstage, they sounded absolutely fantastic, played songs from their whole career and closed with Slack Motherfucker. It was one of the best sets of the weekend. I went from there to hear the last little bit of Amanda Palmer, and ran into Brandon (hawkingvsreeves). We heard her playing Creep, but couldn’t see anything. All of a sudden, we caught a glimpse of a bass headstock poking out of the crowd. She was in the midst of the crowd, and it seemed like they were eating her up. It sounded really good too. After that song, I went into the Gobi to hear Tinariwen. They were expectedly fantastic, but their sound was pretty similar, so I left halfway through to see the rest of Calexico. They were great as well, and I wish I could have seen the whole set. The cover of Alone Again Or that they do is awesome. I went into the beer gardens with Tom and Corinna, and heard the last two songs of TV on the Radio. They sounded great as well, and was sad I missed them. We had dinner in the beer garden and heard the start of Fleet Foxes. They sounded really nice, but also quiet, and I hear that they were drowned out once the main stage started. However, we instead went to see Booker T and the DBT. They played Hey Ya, Green Onions and Time is Tight, and it was all great. Booker seemed like he was having a blast and the Drive By Truckers were a fantastic soul backing band. I met up with my dad again to watch Band of Horses. I wish the sound was a bit higher for them, but other than that they were amazing. I love their sound, and the reverby stuff sounds great in the desert night. I went over to see Glass Candy, who were really really enjoyable. One of the better dance sets of the weekend without a doubt. I got over to hear the end of Turbonegro, and it wasn’t very interesting, but it meant I got a really decent spot for Mastodon, who played their whole new album from front to back. It was only new material, and it was a hell of a set. They were so heavy that at times the screen behind them would just fail. They had great things going on with the video though, showing clips from the crazily overblown narrative that is the new record. It was so much fun. After that I just met up with my friends and went home. Once again took us less than 5 minutes to leave.

Sunday: We made sure to get in right at the start of the fest so we could catch Vivian Girls. We ran over and probably only missed one song. They were perfect for a hot tent early in the day. They don’t have much stage presence, but they sound really decent and I like their songs, so it was a no brainer that I really enjoyed them. We wiled our way up to the front for No Age (and ran into TheStripe!). They were absolutely in command of the tent. The front of the crowd was rowdy, but it was one of the most friendly and joyous pits I’ve ever encountered. Everyone seemed to be having a blast, and Dean and Randy were just killing. They played quite a bit of both Nouns and Weirdo Rippers, and also did a new song that I’ve not yet heard. It was really heavy and cool. At the end, they threw a piñata into the crowd, and people tore it apart, sending candy flying. Great way to close the set. Fucked Up were next, and they were one of the best sets of the weekend. They really ramped up their energy, and the crowd responded. People went nuts. Pink Eye smashed himself with the mic and bled all over the audience. They did quite a few older, more hardcore songs in the middle section, and I blasted into the audience. At one point, this chick was crowdsurfing, and I turned to pass her along. I don’t know quite how it happened, but somehow she got hurled towards me with no other people holding her. She flew with one leg over each shoulder and hit me in the face. I fell to the ground, and she wound up sitting directly on my face. It was so bizarre. I digress. They killed the whole set, closing with Police, which made the audience go even more nuts. I went back and sat with a bunch of board members to listen to Brian Jonestown Massacre. They were really good, and, according to Corinna, they played mostly older classics. I loved it. I left about halfway through, as I’d been in the tent for some time and wanted to get out. I met my dad and we watched some Lykke Li. She sounded really awesome. I didn’t know her stuff really at all, but it sounded pretty great, and it made me want to see more of her. We left after she was done to get some food. The bbq shack was fantastic. I strolled back over to the Outdoor to see Antony and the Johnsons. It was incredible. There were a few sound issues, and they played a short set, but the songs were absolutely amazing. Matthew Herbert and a string quartet backed Antony, they meshed perfectly, creating new backings for some of his songs. It was really gorgeous, and quite impressive. After that, I ran over to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Despite a somewhat weird guitar sound, I really liked the set. It was mainly newer, calmer material, but they are awesome performers, and they sounded great. I really liked Heads Will Roll, and I can’t wait to see them on their inevitable forthcoming tour. I didn’t care how close I was for MBV, so I wandered around a bit. I caught the end of Late of the Pier, and they were really impressive. Tons of energy, and I liked their dance-punk sound. I’d check them out again. The Horrors began a few minutes before MBV, so I caught their first two songs. It wasn’t what I expected, although I’ve heard that the second album is quite a change from the first. Very shoegazey. While that was cool, I figured I’d watch the best proprietors of that sound. They were fantastic, with a particularly great vocal mix. During You Made Me Realise, I decided to see how far back you had to go to no longer be able to hear the wall of noise. I saw the end of the Horrors as I walked past. It sounded good. I had to get into the Sahara tent before I lost the noise completely. Christopher Lawrence tranced it out. I saw a couple wheeling a baby without earplugs right by the speakers. ‘tards. I went to the Gobi and laid down for some of the Orb, but they kind of bored me with the dubby set. It didn’t do much for me after 20 minutes, so I walked over to the end of The Kills. They were just as good as always, and I was happy to watch them, but I was also kind of lost in anticipation for Throbbing Gristle. I got quite close, on Genesis’ side, and they started with Persuasion. It was a wickedly eerie rant over minimal ambience. They proceeded to absolutely destroy. Hamburger Lady was so eerie, and the closing trio of songs (especially Discipline) was the most demented dance music ever. They sounded vibrant and energetic, not at all like a band that has existed for thirty years. It was a shockingly good set, and I’m so glad that I got to see it. Afterwards, Patrick, Zenidog, Josh and I saw Sleazy, so we went to thank him for the show. He was really nice, and we then saw Pink Eye, so we gave him a hug and thanked him for the set as well. It was really cool, and he said he was having the best time. We saw a bit of the cube. It was cool in its size, but I didn’t really feel like listening to that kind of music after Throbbing Gristle, so I went to catch the Cure encores. I got there for the first one, and stayed all the way through Jumping Someone Else’s Train. It was very telling that, unlike many other bands that would have stopped playing on time, The Cure decided to keep going. Even when they had all the power cut, they didn’t stop. They are such an energized band right now, and it’s amazing to see how strong they still are after all this time. It was a fantastic way to close out my favorite day of Coachella that I’ve yet attended.

04-20-2009, 04:03 PM
Uploading pics right now...will post some in a bit.

Acts I saw:

Hold Steady
Black Keys
Ting Tings
Crystal Castles
Paul McCartney

Ida Maria
Bob Mould
Blitzen Trapper
Amanda Palmer
TV On The Radio
Thievery Corporation (We tried to catch some of Fleet Foxes, but the sound bleed was so bad that we only stayed for 3 songs.)
Band Of Horses
The Killers

Friendly Fires
Fucked Up
Gaslight Anthem
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Peter Bjorn & John
Bit of The Cure
Throbbing Gristle

My standouts were Amanda Fucking Palmer and MBV. I was out of sorts on Friday, so unfortunately that colored my take on the acts I saw. C'est la vie.

04-20-2009, 04:09 PM
How did MBV come out Jason? I got YMMR in full in HD. Overdub?!?!

i actually haven't given that one a listen yet. and the other stuff sounded good, but i only got to check out a little bit of it.

and yes, if you want to overdub your ymmr vid with my audio, go for it. i'll start editing my shows tomorrow. for now, i'm pretty much spent...damn sun was brutal on sunday and this morning while packing up the tents. i'm gonna get some rest...

bmack, great review. i'll try to post something more detailed later. it was great meeting you, even though it was only once and very brief.

04-20-2009, 04:11 PM
Cloud Cult


Joss Stone


Amanda Fucking Palmer




Throbbing Gristle


The Knux


04-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Uploading pics right now...will post some in a bit.

Acts I saw:

Hold Steady
Black Keys
Ting Tings
Crystal Castles
Paul McCartney

Ida Maria
Bob Mould
Blitzen Trapper
Amanda Palmer
TV On The Radio
Thievery Corporation (We tried to catch some of Fleet Foxes, but the sound bleed was so bad that we only stayed for 3 songs.)
Band Of Horses
The Killers

Friendly Fires
Fucked Up
Gaslight Anthem
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Peter Bjorn & John
Bit of The Cure
Throbbing Gristle

My standouts were Amanda Fucking Palmer and MBV. I was out of sorts on Friday, so unfortunately that colored my take on the acts I saw. C'est la vie.

wasn't amanda fucking palmer amazing!?! that and mbv were definitely in my top 5 acts of the weekend.

04-20-2009, 04:14 PM
nice pics mark. i'm gonna get a vid up of amanda fucking palmer surfing from stage to soundboard tomorrow. epic set.

04-20-2009, 04:20 PM
my pics: http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c163/rjl420/Coachella/09/

Michael Franti


Fleet Foxes



Yeah Yeah Yeahs



Murder City Devils:

The Cure

04-20-2009, 04:26 PM
wasn't amanda fucking palmer amazing!?! that and mbv were definitely in my top 5 acts of the weekend.

Indeed. I got some excellent pictures of her...will post them in a bit.

04-20-2009, 04:30 PM
Ting Tings




04-20-2009, 04:48 PM
Noah and the Whale



Los Campesinos!





White Lies



Cloud Cult





Bob Mould



Dr. Dog (and the Joaquin Phoenix Beard-Off)



Henry Rollins



Band of Horses


Vivian Girls




No Age




The Gaslight Anthem




Lykke Li




04-20-2009, 05:20 PM
Just a couple

Lupe Fiasco:


Amanda Fucking Palmer
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04-20-2009, 05:22 PM

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Henry Rollins

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Amanda F***ing Palmer

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Para One

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9227/img49203.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img49203.jpg)


http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8274/img49673.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img49673.jpg)


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People Under The Stairs

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Tv On The Radio

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04-20-2009, 06:12 PM
Okay, pictures.

The Hold Steady




Blitzen Trapper





Throbbing Gristle





04-20-2009, 06:16 PM
I got pictures of Friday including paul mccartney with the fireworks, Sunday including YYY's, MBV, BJM, and murder city devils, and of the campgrounds tent that had a beehive on it and the bee catcher vacuumed up the bees with out a mask...

I'm uploading and resizing right now...

04-20-2009, 06:19 PM






04-20-2009, 06:19 PM
YeahI was right down from the beehive event. I was leaving to walk into the fest when he came with the vaccum.

04-20-2009, 07:06 PM
I don't have good enough pictures to post, but here is who I saw

Friday - Switch, Dear and the Headlights, Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Hold Steady, Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Morrissey, Paul McCartney.

Saturday - P.O.S., Ida Maria, Bob Mould Band, Drive By Truckers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, TVOTR, Thievery Corporation, Crookers, Chemical Brothers, MSTRKRFT

Sunday - Mexican Institute of Sound, No Age, Fucked Up, Lupe Fiasco, Antony and the Johnsons, Plump DJs, MBV, Groove Armada, Etienne de Crecy

All full sets with the exception of Morrissey and Crookers. I can't stand jumping around from song to song. I'd rather have great spots for full sets.

04-20-2009, 08:04 PM
None of my Friday pictures were all that remarkable so they'll stay unposted but they'll still be around (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14669732@N07/sets/72157617020226405/).

Noah and the Whale started off really slow. They picked up a little as their set went on but I was still unenthused.

Caught a little bit of We Are Scientists from the side in the back; they were expectedly dull.

Los Campesinos! were bright and fun and were a great joy to see. First great set of the weekend.

Next I went to the Coachella Stage for the Black Keys. They had a great setlist; they played many of my favorites. I didn't have the time to devote to them and wasn't as close so this performance didn't do as much for me as a couple years ago but it was still solid.

Tried to see Crystal Castles in the Sahara but they were running late so we left and ate before Leonard Cohen. He was magical. The setlist wasn't heavy enough with the songs I know the most but it was still wonderful. Second favorite set of the night.

Got to Beirut a little late and I was starting to tire but they played a good set. Very rich.

Next I was off to the Gobi for A Place to Bury Strangers. The first song scared me; the mix was awful. It was just noise; I considered bailing to see McCartney. 2nd song had more definition to the guitars and was the start of awesome. They were amazingly loud. The bass guitar made your body shake. Their closer, "Oceans," started slowly with some haunting vocals and then the guitar went away and... it... built... when it hit, that squeal, that attack was so powerful. The ensuing guitar solo was shocking... the album version does not even compare. Jaw dropped wide open, tears on my face, uncontrollable laughter, in a complete haze sort of thing. Hands down favorite set of the day.

I went and caught some of Paul McCartney from the back. I stuck around maybe half an hour and only "Blackbird" did anything for me... but that had my rapt attention. I could not do anything but start blankly while he was playing that. It was beautiful. We heard "Eleanor Rigby" on the way out; we probably wouldn't've had to stick around that long to have been there for the start of the Beatles onslaught but I wasn't in the mood. And damn, he was not sounding good. Still, with "Blackbird" it simply did not matter so it may not've mattered when he started playing other good material either.

It didn't take long to get out of lot 5 and took even less time to get back to the condo and into the hot tub.

Saturday and Sunday reviews (with pictures, even!) are pending.

04-20-2009, 08:13 PM
hearing helter skelter live in the desert area where the manson family probably disposed and buried a few people was interesting

04-20-2009, 08:28 PM
i actually haven't given that one a listen yet. and the other stuff sounded good, but i only got to check out a little bit of it.

and yes, if you want to overdub your ymmr vid with my audio, go for it. i'll start editing my shows tomorrow. for now, i'm pretty much spent...damn sun was brutal on sunday and this morning while packing up the tents. i'm gonna get some rest...

bmack, great review. i'll try to post something more detailed later. it was great meeting you, even though it was only once and very brief.
I haven't checked my videos yet, but my camera crapped out during YMMR, though I should have it up until a minute or so into the holocaust in 720p.

04-20-2009, 08:37 PM



How was NASA?

cansei de ser sexme
04-20-2009, 08:38 PM
Was NASA serious about kanye on the ceiling? I walked by and heard that.

04-20-2009, 08:46 PM
I haven't checked my videos yet, but my camera crapped out during YMMR, though I should have it up until a minute or so into the holocaust in 720p.

Got it all in 720P, and also standard with good audio.(my shoulders hurt like hell) Its going to take a day to upload 5 gigs of video, but worth it.

04-20-2009, 08:51 PM
anyone see Ariel Pink?

I met his mom in the beer garden

04-20-2009, 09:07 PM

whoa, did marr play with weller!!!???

Neutral Milk Hotel
04-20-2009, 09:12 PM
Here are pictures, review forthcoming:

Gui Boratto:


Cage the Elephant:



The Hold Steady:




Leonard Cohen:




Paul McCartney:






Amanda Palmer:




04-20-2009, 09:16 PM
hearing helter skelter live in the desert area where the manson family probably disposed and buried a few people was interesting

I was thinking about that before the show. I wasn't sure if he would play it.

Neutral Milk Hotel
04-20-2009, 09:20 PM
No Age:



Okkervil River:


Brian Jonestown Massacre:


Yeah Yeah Yeahs:







My Bloody Valentine:





04-20-2009, 09:21 PM
Gui Boratto * Steve Aoki * Felix da Housecat * White Lies * Franz Ferdinand * Leonard Cohen * Morrissey * Paul McCartney

Liars * Thenewno2 * Surkin * Zane Lowe * The Bloody Beetroots * TV on The Radio * Fleet Foxes * Junior Boys * The Chemical Brothers * MSTRKRFT * Gang Gang Dance

Busy P * Brian Jonestown Massacre * Antony and the Johnsons * X * Paul Weller * My Bloody Valentine * The Orb * Throbbing Gristle * Etienne De Crecy * The Cure

04-20-2009, 09:25 PM
my saturday mainly consisted of superchunk>calexico>fleet foxes>band of horses
i never really listened to calexico beforehand but i really enjoyed their set

04-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Friday:: Alberta Cross>Noah and the Whale>M.Ward>Conor Oberst>Leonard Cohen>Beirut>Paul Mccartney

Saturday:: Cloud culy> Bob Mould Band> Dr, Dog>Superchunk>Calexico>Fleet Foxes>Crookers>Chemical Brothers>Gang Gang Dance

Sunday:: Fucked Up>YYY's>My Bloody Valentine> The Cure( didn't realize how little artists i saw that day. still fucking epic though. X during yyy fucked me over because i didn't want to leave because i wanted a good spot for MBV
Conor Oberst:
Fleet Foxes:

ill post more later

04-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Steve Aoki

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/7373/img41013.jpg (http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img41013.jpg)

Gui Borrato

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/8141/img40133.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img40133.jpg)

We Are Scientists

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/2138/img40183.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img40183.jpg)


http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5511/img44863.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img44863.jpg)

Fleet Foxes

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7852/img53153.jpg (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img53153.jpg)

Etienne De Crecy

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04-20-2009, 10:30 PM








04-20-2009, 10:33 PM





04-20-2009, 10:37 PM





04-20-2009, 10:45 PM
ill post more later

Please do; these photos are all fantastic

04-20-2009, 11:45 PM
Part 1, more coming.


04-21-2009, 01:13 AM
I'll post and read reviews later. Great pics though. How was Okkervil River?

04-21-2009, 07:21 AM

04-21-2009, 07:36 AM

Leonard Cohen
My Bloody Valentine

Old Friends who did not disappoint

Okkervil River
Drive By Truckers
The Hold Steady
Paul McCartney

Old Friends but the spark wasn't really there for me

Conor Oberst
Band of Horses
The Kills

Nice to meet you, maybe we can hang out again some time

No Age
The Vivian Girls
The Gaslight Anthem

This was pleasant

Murder City Devils
Brian Jonestown Massacre

I'll definitely be calling you soon

Ida Maria

I respected your work, all the more so now

Booker T


We Are Scientists

Get the fuck away from me


Sorry I missed you

Los Campesinos!
Throbbing Gristle
A Place to Bury Strangers

04-21-2009, 08:12 AM














04-21-2009, 08:24 AM
thoring gristl
gan gagn dance
yea yaya
little of mbv
blody betrot

not very much an maybe am misin out on some ban d but those wre god enough especialy the first 3 listd . was some amazin show. an am sure some1 haved a pictur of me at throbin gristle

04-21-2009, 09:34 AM
Maybe a few more after this, but I think I am done.


http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9564/img46743.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img46743.jpg)

One of the cute chicks from Los Campesinos! (how can one band have a blonde, brunette and redhead and all be so cute?!!)

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3296/img41413.jpg (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img41413.jpg)

Liars again

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6244/img48433.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img48433.jpg)

During Band of Horses

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2383/img54121.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img54121.jpg)

Friday Sunset

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6044/img43543.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img43543.jpg)

Scrape The Stars

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/518/img23303.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img23303.jpg)

The Real Cube!!!!!

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4013/img23673.jpg (http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img23673.jpg)

Serpent Mother

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7338/img45723.jpg (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img45723.jpg)

04-21-2009, 09:53 AM
Acts I saw with their respective scores:

Gui Boratto - 7
Molotov - 3
Felix Da Housecat - 5
The Black Keys - 7
Franz Ferdinand - 7
Crystal Castles - 0
N.A.S.A - 9
Ghostland Observatory - 8
Beirut - 10
Paul McCartney - 9

Drop The Lime - 4
Para One - 5
Blitzen Trapper - 6
Drive By Truckers - 8
Henry Rollins - 0
Amanda Palmer - 6
Tinariwen - 9
Calexico - 8
Fleet Foxes - 9
Crookers - 7
Chemical Brothers - 8
Mastodon - 6
Gang Gang Dance - 8

Okkervil River - 9
Sebastien Tellier - 8
M.A.N.D.Y. - 5
Antony & the Johnsons - 8
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 6
Plump DJs - 6
Late of the Pier - 7
My Bloody Valentine - 2
The Cure - 7
Etienne De Crecy - 9

Best set: Beirut
Worst set: Crystal Castles
Biggest letdown: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Best surprise(s): N.A.S.A./DBTs/Antony

04-21-2009, 10:14 AM
Why only a 2 for MBV? Just asking, not judging.

04-21-2009, 10:18 AM
I hope someone recorded that Antony set.

04-21-2009, 10:33 AM








04-21-2009, 10:33 AM

























04-21-2009, 10:36 AM
Why only a 2 for MBV? Just asking, not judging.

I wandered up near the end of the set, and basically heard a song, 15 minutes of pink noise, and then what seemed like half a song. I thought the 15 minutes was borderline ridiculous and I was just really not enjoying what I was hearing. I know some people are really into them but it just wasn't for me.

What's her name is a babe though.

04-21-2009, 10:38 AM








04-21-2009, 10:39 AM
I wandered up near the end of the set, and basically heard a song, 15 minutes of pink noise, and then what seemed like half a song. I thought the 15 minutes was borderline ridiculous and I was just really not enjoying what I was hearing. I know some people are really into them but it just wasn't for me.

What's her name is a babe though.

Uh yeah, if that is all you saw - then you missed the entire set, and I can understand why you didn't like it. That last bit of just noise is basically their finale, and it was after the fact that they played a bunch of songs.

04-21-2009, 10:40 AM
The Killers fucking rocked. I'm still in awe

04-21-2009, 10:48 AM
My picks of the weekend are
Paul Mccartney rocked the night, Helter skelter in the desert that manson could have buried the bodies
Leonard Cohen - great
The Black Keys - fucking rocked it for a two piece band and full sound
People under the stairs - was a party I was just dancing with people

Thievery Corporation - great show
TV on the Radio - enjoyed the set

My Bloody Valentine - fuck yes, this is the second time I have seen them, no ear plugs...
Yeah Yeah Yeah's - great song choices, stage show was alright
Murder city devils - sounded good
Brian Jonestown Massacre - no fights but joel was there and anton wouldn't look at the crowd
Fucked up

I got pics from Friday and Sunday in the fest and Camp shots, and the bees making a hive, I'm lazy and have school I will do it this afternoon

kitt kat
04-21-2009, 10:49 AM
re: bmack's recap: there were a SHITTON of babies without earplugs. i got so angry.

04-21-2009, 10:49 AM
The Killers fucking rocked. I'm still in awe

He survived!!! You got rail didnt you?

FINAL HOLOCAUST PART (still processing, be patient)


04-21-2009, 10:51 AM
I really enjoyed Mastodon. They started off rough on track 1, but then kicked it into high gear. The rough bits were more in the vocals, but the instrumentals were always incredible. But like I said, about 2 songs into their set they kicked it up a notch.

The Czar and the Last Baron fucking rocked live.

04-21-2009, 10:59 AM

The last one is sunrise on Monday morning. It's loosely Coachella related.

kitt kat
04-21-2009, 10:59 AM
i like the scoring idea.

i didn't really see much this year; lots of late starts and being tired. also, not much desire to leave where i was.


M. Ward - 6 (too many meh songs and not enough of his good ones)
White Lies - 6 (fun, but nothing special)
Conor - only saw three songs, and i hate his solo stuff. he's trying too hard to be 80s Dylan
L. Cohen - 9 (wanted more older songs)
Moz - 5 (looked out of it)
Macca - 9

fleet foxes - 4 (not into them)
band of horses - 7 (surprising)
glass candy - 8 (awesome)
mastodon - 7 (interesting)

no age - 8 (better than before)
fucked up - 7 (surprising)
BJM - 9 (super awesome)
yyys - 7
MBV - 10^6
the cure - 6

04-21-2009, 11:02 AM
This was my schedule, and I put my highlights in bold. (Damn, I wish I was still there.)

The Hold Steady
Buraka Som Sistema
The Ting Tings
Crystal Castles
Ghostland Observatory
Girl Talk
The Presets
Paul McCartney
The Crystal Method

Franti & Spearhead
Henry Rollins
The Bloody Beetroots
Thievery Corp.
Junior Boys
The Chemical Brothers
The Killers
Gang Gang Dance

Friendly Fires
Shepard Fairey
Busy P
Sebastien Tellier
Perry Farrell
Plump DJs
The Orb
Groove Armada
Etienne De Crecy
The Cure

Sunday was a GREAT day! :thu

04-21-2009, 11:26 AM
Kat, I'm glad that you enjoyed some heavier music this weekend despite it not being your normal fare. And that Fucked Up were surprising and warranting a decent score.

04-21-2009, 11:34 AM
For Brandon

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9524/img61503.jpg (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img61503.jpg)

04-21-2009, 11:44 AM

04-21-2009, 11:46 AM
she really is beautiful.

04-21-2009, 11:50 AM
Aggrolites - 7
People Under the Stairs - 8
Black Keys - 8
Conor - 6
Cohen - 10
Morrissey - 3
Macca - 9

Liars - 8
Drive by Truckers - 8
Surkin - 5
Rollins - 7
TV on the Radio - 7
Thievery - 7
Crookers - 4
Chemical Brothers - 9
Atmosphere - 8

Themselves - 9
No Age - 6
Okkervil River - 7
BJM - 9
Murder City Devils - 8
Devendra Banhart - 9
MBV - 10
the Orb - 8
The Cure - 6
Etienne - 3
The Cure again - 5

04-21-2009, 12:03 PM

This one wins.

04-21-2009, 12:10 PM
I wasn't the only person who saw Junior Boys? Fucking awesome.

So yeah. Here's my score sheet: [* = partial set]

Alberta Cross - 7
Gui Boratto - 7.5
Steve Aoki - 4
The Black Keys - 5
Franz Ferdinand - 9
Leonard Cohen - 9
Girl Talk - 5
First hour of Macca - 5
The Crystal Method - 7
End of Macca - 8.5

Bob Mould - 5
Blitzen Trapper - 5
Amanda Palmer - 9
The Bloody Beetroots - 7
Fleet Foxes - 8
Junior Boys - 8
The Chemical Brothers* - 4
Glass Candy* - 5

Vivian Girls - 7
No Age - 7.5
Okkervil River - 7
Busy P - 6
Brian Jonestown Massacre* - 5
Lykke Li* - 5
Antony and the Johnsons - 7.5
Plump DJs - 9
My Bloody Valentine - 8.5
The Orb - 7.5
2nd hour of the Cure - 5
Etienne De Crecy - 6.5

04-21-2009, 12:16 PM

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/5642/img56083.jpg (http://img126.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img56083.jpg)

More Friendly Fires

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/4180/img57273.jpg (http://img397.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img57273.jpg)
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1150/img57673.jpg (http://img397.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img57673.jpg)

Rainbow Pants @ Buraka Som Sistema

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More Beetroots

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7028/img51663.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img51663.jpg)

PLUR Power (and other wristbands)

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Fatbastard in all his glory.

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Time to go home

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04-21-2009, 12:23 PM


I raise you:


04-21-2009, 12:36 PM
You guys and your light flares. So got anything else Greg? You have had time to look through all my stuff sooooo.

04-21-2009, 01:23 PM
Well I am not much of a photographer being that I cant hold the camera still for that stuff. I just got lucky with some of those shots. If you want higher res versions I can share those. They make fun desktops.

04-21-2009, 02:12 PM

04-21-2009, 02:21 PM
Nice pictures everyone.

04-21-2009, 02:31 PM
The Cube!!


04-21-2009, 02:35 PM
tnx again everyone for the great photos .....but then i am a photo nut anyway .... tomaz, i think your paul pics is the best and maybe the only one i saw of him which is odd ..... cr****

04-21-2009, 02:55 PM
Mr. Nipples and I got his car past 100,000, his first car to roll over...
stopped in LA, Santa Monica, and went to a dodger vs Giants game in LA and it was jackie Robinson day...
People under the stairs
Coachella ground view
Indio's finest on the prowl
Piano bike
Switched at the sahara, I was barely in the sahara this year, next year I will be more in there...
el gran silencio
Hand of man

04-21-2009, 02:57 PM
I am a Dodger fan Geno, uh oh, fighting words!!! Although my first game this year will be interleague against Oakland, and at least we can agree to not like the A's.

04-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Do Lab
Heineken experience and outdoor stage
dia de los muertos art
Randy on the prowl
Indio trades horses for golf carts this year

04-21-2009, 03:09 PM
Morrissey (I got better shots of paul)
I was camped in this section
Crowd for Leonard Cohen
God I love Coachella
Car grabbed
Black keys

Bees in the campgrounds saturday morning, I didn't bring my camera into the festival on Saturday, but had to get pictures of rudy removing the bees with out a mask with a vacuum

Paul McCartney is next and then sunday my uploading is taking forever

04-21-2009, 03:10 PM
post the fucking bees!

04-21-2009, 03:18 PM
check it, reload the page

04-21-2009, 03:23 PM
Paul McCartney
Live and let die

Young blood
04-21-2009, 03:25 PM
Rudy is fucking hardcore.

04-21-2009, 03:28 PM
Some dumb ass threw a football at the bees...

next is sunday BJM, Murder city devils, YYY's, MBV, wait for it...

04-21-2009, 03:29 PM
How do I post pictures again? I have to upload them all to photobucket and then link from there?

04-21-2009, 03:30 PM
I walked right by it when the guy threw the football, what the hell? And I can see my tent in the pic you posted of the row you were camping in.

Gonsh, photobucket has the links to post on a board, youll see them.

04-21-2009, 03:47 PM

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Murder city devils
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

My Bloody Valentine is next Photo bucket is being lame (tommy got the greatest picture of a guy with ear plugs in and covering his ears during the Holocaust)

04-21-2009, 04:00 PM
Los Campesinos: 6 (would have been higher if the sound was better and I could get a better view of the cute girls)
Conor Oberst: 5
Leonard Cohen: 10
Morrissey: 6
Paul McCartney: 10
average: 7.4

Ida Maria: 7
Liars: 5
Amanda Palmer: 10
TV on the Radio: 5
Fleet Foxes: 6
M.I.A.: 8
Glass Candy: 7
Chemical Brothers: 4
average: 6.33

No Age: 5
Okkervil River: 6
Lykke Li: 7
Peter Bjorn & John: 7
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: 9
My Bloody Valentine: 9
Public Enemy: 8
Throbbing Gristle: didn't see enough to give a fair score
Etienne de Crecy: 7
average: 7.25

I took all my photos at the highest resolution possible and am now cropping the better ones.

For now:




04-21-2009, 04:02 PM
The rest of Sunday and the drive home
My Bloody Valentine
Noise Holocaust

Public Enemy

weird fog on sunday night

Life-size dinosaurs

I might have to make a new avitar from the new MBV pictures...

I have more pictures if any one wants full size pictures of any of them hit me up

04-21-2009, 04:14 PM
Use one of mine Geno, I got some nice ones, and I should post the wallpaper MBV ones I took. And nice one stopping in Cabazon for the dinosaurs. I stopped ahead and gambled at the casino.

04-21-2009, 04:19 PM
David and I were going to go too, for our first time gambling, oh well, I'm going to vegas in August...

04-21-2009, 04:21 PM
Go to Morongo next year, you will win money, in Vegas you are destined to lose it. I was at the casino for 30 mins and walked out up $50. After I cashed out, I went home. Me and my family always go there when we gamble and clean up. I won $600 the last time I was there.

04-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Fremont street has the money in vegas...

That's where we were gonna stop at The Morongo...

04-21-2009, 04:25 PM
Morongo is the spot, I saw NIN play there a few years ago, random fan club show, only 900 people. Good luck is plentiful in the place.

04-21-2009, 04:26 PM

thats some from sunday, i am still editing all my pics though so heres a few, just check my flickr if you want to see more...

04-21-2009, 04:29 PM
Drive from San Diego >>>> Drive from Tucson. It's so much shorter. One positive thing from moving back here.










04-21-2009, 04:53 PM

04-21-2009, 06:02 PM
I was totally digging this girl from the Airborne Toxic Event


Sahara energy:

kitt kat
04-21-2009, 06:33 PM
For Brandon

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9524/img61503.jpg (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img61503.jpg)

I WANT TO BE HER. It's not even funny.

I'm going to go out and buy a sparkly Mustang and play it in stilletto heels.

04-21-2009, 06:41 PM
With nothing else on?

i love my shirt

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7994/img63204.jpg (http://img410.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img63204.jpg)

04-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Is that a leopard print velour bedspread?

04-21-2009, 06:45 PM
No, just leopard kinda sorta, hey dont ask me I dont dictate that, whatever it does the job.

04-21-2009, 06:46 PM
I kind of like it in an ironic way. I was just wondering.

04-21-2009, 06:47 PM
And ps I LOVE the shirt.

04-21-2009, 06:48 PM
Thanks, and yeah its nice and comfy. Shirt and blanket that is.

04-21-2009, 06:49 PM
I didn't even look at the merch this year. That shirt is badass supre.

04-21-2009, 06:50 PM
Thanks, I got it on Thursday, they didnt sell it at coachella.

rage patton
04-21-2009, 07:01 PM
I don't think I had more fun all weekend than that and Fucked Up back to back.

This was most defiately the most fun day of the weekend. I was so tired after the No Age->Fucked Up combo, but I didn't care. I had a blast.

In fact, I would say Sunday was the best day of music Coachella has ever had.

04-21-2009, 07:06 PM
In fact, I would say Sunday was the best day of music Coachella has ever had.

I agree. It was by far the most fun I have had at coachella. ever.

04-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Thursday Night: My friend Joaquin and I got in the campgrounds around 8:30pm. We set up our tents and canopy and went to the parking lot to drink. We met some very cool people with a quirky sense of humor. It just reminded me of how much of a love fest being at coachella is. I have yet to run into someone who was a true asshole to me.

Friday: Woke up with a bit of a hangover, but it didn't matter since I was pumped to finally see the polo grounds. A canopy is a must. I was without one last year and recieved about 2 hours less of sleep. I had to wait for Joaquin to get his will call ticket so it took us a while to get in. We went to check out the temple looking thing by the mainstage. Very creative and fun stories on the inside. Then we proceeded to the Mojave to catch...

The Aggrolites (most of the set): At first I was a little skeptical since I didn't enjoy their youtube videos too much, but they completely changed my mind during this set. Very fun and tight band. The keyboardist was esspecially talented. After about 6 songs I want to see...

Noah and The Whale: I was fairly familiar with some songs. Their set started out very weak and I wasn't into it at all. It felt lazy and uninterested so we went to the main stage for...

We Are Scientists (end of set): They're not an amazing band by any means but they're good at what they do. It was danceable and they had some good energy as well. After their set we got a teriyaki bowl which was a dollar more than last year. It was kind of cold and pretty weak. I used to love them but I don't know now. This was also the first place where I bought water and it was 3 dollars. So I thought the whole fest had uped their price but didn't realize it until saturday that it was 2 dollars everywhere else. Then we went to the outdoor theater for...

Molotov (Most of set): Even though I don't follow this band much, they have a special place in my heart since I would go to my friends house when I was younger and listen to them while playin mario cart. They had the crowd going pretty good and I enjoyed them taking turns on vocal duties and instrument changes. I'm not sure if they played Puto but I had to leave early to catch...

The Hold Steady (Whole Set): Let me start by saying this was my decision of my largest conflict all weekend. I did see the first song from Los Campesinos! but I love The Hold Steady too much to pass them up on a Coachella performance. So I split form Joaquin and went to the Mojave. It started out a little weird. Craig's voice was definetly struggling and I thought the keyboard was low in the mix. They got better as the set went along and played a majority of Stay Positve but not by much. They still mixed in some of the previous two albums. Little Hoodrat Friend, Hot Soft Lights, Chips Ahoy, Hornets! Hornets! Good shit. I did feel like I would of had a better time if I was closer because not a lot of people around me knew them too much and I saw constant jumping up front. Also the whole Lord I'm Discouraged performance was awesome. Killer Solo. One of my favorite sets all weekend. There aren't many other bands I enjoy singing along with more. I went to the main stage for a bit of The Black Keys, but I just wasn't into it. They weren't bad by any means. I just thought I'd rather see them in a smaller tent like in 07. So I walked over to the Gobi and watched...

Buraka Som Sistema: Total Sleeper set. I had heard some good things about them but have not heard any songs. They had awesome stage presence. I know there are people who do the 123 jump thing, but when they did that it was just such ecstacy and what I dream of enjoying when I think about classic coachella moments. Did I mention how hot that girl was. I will miss that booty and the shaking of said booty very much so. After this I headed to the Sahara for..

Crystal Castles: They was a buzz in the crowd and I was excited. Ultimately the music was pretty good, Alice had stage presence but all she did was scream her dumb head off. I still stayed since their vocoder songs like crimewave sounded good. It was still a bit dissapointing. Oh well. I got some spicy pie, walked by N.A.S.A. which look very cool, but I had to pass them up for...

Leonard Cohen: Now I never really heard of Cohen until he was on the line-up and so checked out some songs before the fest. This man is a fucking poet. From his back up dancers to his crooning vocals, his was a pleasure to watch. The epitome of class and cool. I loved how he called us friends. Of course the Hallelujah was a highlight. After him I kind of wandered around. I saw the beginning of Girl Talk but was annoyed by him very quickly and moved on to Beruit for a few songs. They sounded great, but I don't know any of their catalog. I also caught some Silversun Pickups but felt that I got my fill back in 07. After a bit I started to wait around for...

Paul Maccartney: I was feeling restless by the first half of his set since it was some solo stuff that I wasn't too familiar with. After he played Blackbird though I was totally into it. Some of my favorites were Paperback Writer, A Day In The Life with Give Peace A Chance. Something on the ukelele. Wow. After Hey Jude I thought he might be done since it was almost 12:20, but then someone next to me reminded me "He's a fucking Beatle" and of course Paul came back out. Just hit after hit wowed me with how much awesome the Beatles have spread and how long ago some of these songs were written. I had a pure joygasm when he played Helter Skelter. I wasn't too sure he would play that and he fucking killed it. His voice sounded so good and he has aged very well. All around awesome and a set that only Coachella could bring me. I went to the camp site thinking about going to the dome but ended up crashing.

I'm kind of lazy so that's all for now. Day 2 & 3 coming soon.

04-21-2009, 07:42 PM
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7994/img63204.jpg (http://img410.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img63204.jpg)
I got that shirt on the tour last year in SF and I wore it on sunday at coachella

04-21-2009, 07:46 PM
I'm having picture problems using the image code on photobucket. Damnit

04-21-2009, 08:21 PM

04-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Greg, how were Bajofondo?

04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Excellent Coachella with my two best buddies.

Switch 8
Craze & Klever DNP
Aggrolites (1/2 set) 9
Gui Boratto 7
People Under Stairs (2 songs) 8
Felix Da Housecat 8
Buraka Som Sistema 11 - see video two posts below...
Bug with Warrior Queen 7
Leonard Cohen 10
Ghostland Observatory (1.5 songs) 10 - bad conflict
Girl Talk 8
Paul McCartney - great but dude, we have two more days so wrap it up...

Billy Talent 7
Drop The Lime (1/2 set) 7
Para One 9
Surkin 9
Amanda Palmer 10
The Bloody Beetroots (1/2 set) 9.5
Tinariwen (1/2 set) 9.5 - bad conflict, but when will I see them again?
Booker T and the DBTs 8
Crookers 9
Chemical Brothers 6 - boy did I expect them to melt my face too

Busy Muthafuckin' P 8
M.A.N.D.Y. 8
K'Naan 7
Plump DJs 11 - awesome surprise - Best In Show this year
Late of the Pier (1/2 set) 7
MBV (first 2 songs) 5
Christopher Lawrence 8
Groove Armada 9
The Orb (little bit) 9
Etienne deCrecy 4 - what a letdown, amateurish at best - should've seen Roni or TG

Do Lab was incredible, the art was incredible, people? Incredible.
Gets better every year.

04-21-2009, 08:47 PM
Greg, how were Bajofondo?

A lot of fun actually.

My girl and I snagged a spot of front and stayed for most of the show. They really play an interesting set and the band members were truly enjoying themselves. Good vibes and great energy throughout.

04-21-2009, 08:52 PM
in hd, watch the insanity of Gobi!!


04-21-2009, 08:59 PM
Such great pictures and videos. These thread every year make me long for Dr. Manhattan powers so i could have been everywhere at the same time. i'm going through a little picture block. This is one of my favorites that i already posted in the Amanda Palmer thread:


and this:


04-21-2009, 10:12 PM

04-21-2009, 10:23 PM
This weekend was awesome. Here are the bands I saw and assorted notes.


Alberta Cross. Whole set.
I had no idea who these guys were before Hannah played them for me Thursday night. She described them as Son Volt meets Radiohead, which was fairly accurate. I thought they were along the lines of a less country, more spacey MMJ. Anyway, they were really good. And I met Lee beforehand, who I didn't recognize at first because he had a backpack over his face, obscuring his hair.

The Courteeners. Most of the set.
I walked over after Alberta Cross to watch the Courteeners, who were harmless and somewhat fun. Basically a more 60s-influenced Libertines, with a thing for Hal Blaine drumbeats and with minimal stage presence. Still, they sounded good.

Gui Boratto. Most of the set.
Gui Boratto was good. Way more chilled out than I expected. This was one of the few times I was in the Sahara tent this weekend. I would see him again.

People Under the Stairs. One song.
It was pretty alright.

Cage the Elephant. Last song or two.
This band needs to stop. Their songs sucked my ballsack. Totally generic. Although, to the singer's credit, he crowd-surfed his way to the back of the tent. That was pretty interesting.

The Hold Steady. Whole set.
I was really excited to have a set to sing along too. I don't know how people can dislike this band. They put everything into their performance. They are all dorks, especially Craig Finn, who is extraordinarily endearing. They fucking mean it. Craig's voice was a little off (it sounded like he was hoarse), but I still really enjoyed them. Stay Positive, indeed.

The Black Keys. Whole set.
I thought they sounded great, but that they were overwhelmed sonically by the big stage. Not to say they didn't deserve to play there. But they sounded a little empty in such a big space. I think volume would have helped. Either way, one of America's top 10 rock bands.

The Bug. Partial set.
When he was going, he was going. But he would kill every ounce of momentum he built up. And I couldn't understand a single thing Warrior Queen said, except for one extended monologue/rap about fucking. But that's universal. In terms of raw sonic power, though, The Bug was rad. I would see him again.

Leonard Cohen. Whole set. Gold star.
What a huge, huge badass. That was all I could think as I watched him rock a bolo tie and deeply croon poetry, take off his hat and smile between songs and say things like "Thank you, friends, for your kind intentions." Plus, his band sounded perfect, if a little quiet. I would have loved to have heard "So Long, Marianne" and "Suzanne", but time constraints happen and I was just happy to see him on-stage, radiating joy as the audience soaked it all in.

Morrissey. One song.
I had heard that Morrissey was playing "Ask" at every show, so I went to go sit on the grass and watch him. He sounded so fucking bad that I had to leave and find something else. He was hardly singing.

Girl Talk. First 15 minutes or so.
The Sahara Tent was too big for him. People were still going nuts, but I thought it was extraordinarily mediocre in the setting. Still, he is fun, if one-dimensional.

Peanut Butter Wolf. End of his set.
This guy is Girl Talk with actual DJing ability. His set was a pleasant surprise, and I had fun listening to "Jump" and other obnoxious classics. If I had known he was rad I would have skipped Girl Talk altogether.

Paul McCartney. Whole set. Gold star.
While I got frustrated by Wings/Fireman tunes (even though they were good) and was amused by his bizarre noises ("Oh yeaaaaah!"), the man is a fucking legend and put on a remarkable show. His band was top notch, his voice and stage presence are top notch for a guy who is in his 60s, and the back catalog is unparalleled. "Live and Let Die" into "Hey Jude" was fucking unbelievable. I got chills during the sing-along. The encores were amazing. "Blackbird" was amazing. "Something" was amazing. I am so glad I got to see him.


Ida Maria. Whole set.
I got there just in time for the beginning of Ida Maria. Really good. Catchy pop/punk tunes, fun show. I would see her again.

Bob Mould Band. Whole set. Gold star.
I believe this was my third time seeing him. They absolutely fucking killed it. Loud as shit, fucking great songs, man oh man. So so so good. I watched with John and Sean and we were having a grand old time. I also should have worn earplugs, because I was fucking deaf afterwards. This was the one set I kept a setlist for this weekend. Here it is:
The Act We Act
A Good Idea
See a Little Light
Hoover Dam
Life and Times
I'm Sorry Baby, But You Can't Stand in My Light Anymore
I Can't Change Your Mind
I Apologize
Chartered Trips
Celebrated Summer
Makes No Sense at All
New Day Rising


Drive-By Truckers. Whole set. Gold star.
I had forgotten how much I liked this band. They were fantastic. The guy with the beard and curly hair had a huge fucking grin on his face most of the show. Great songs, great lyrics, palpable joy. So much fun, so tight musically, and so heartfelt. What a rad band. They are also one of America's top 10 rock bands.

Superchunk. Whole set. Gold star.
Before this Chris was like, "Is that Bob Mould?" and sure enough, there was Bob Mould, standing behind us. We went up and shook his hand and told him we enjoyed his set and music and he said "Thanks a lot, I am glad you enjoyed it." Another one of my personal heroes met.

Anyway, Superchunk were amazing. They were airtight, the songs were all brilliant, and they fucking rocked. The energy level was very high. Despite the heat, the crowd was really digging it. It was good to have them back. I would love to see them again, and I hope they are very much off hiatus.

Tinariwen. Whole set. Gold star.
I walked over to catch a few minutes of Glasvegas, but they had cancelled. So I ended up being able to catch all of Tinariwen. While I almost wished they were funkier (I felt like dancing, ala Amadou & Mariam or Konono No. 1), their desert blues were top notch. They seemed in awe of the reception they received. Again, the joy was palpable. It was somewhat moving to see them react to the crowd's reaction. They seemed overwhelmed. A really great set.

TV on the Radio. Last 2-3 songs.
I caught the last few songs of TVOTR from the food court opposite the main stage. They sounded really funky and bass heavy, which was different than the two times I have seen them previously. I was impressed, and I wish I had been able to catch more. Maybe they are finally coming into their own as a live act. Also, keep the horns, please.

Fleet Foxes. First handful of songs until Thievery Corporation started.
Fleet Foxes were the perfect sunset band for a little while. I love the openness and warmth of their sound, and vocally they were spot on. But fucking A, did they get drowned out by Thievery Corp. Eventually I couldn't tolerate it and I had to go elsewhere.

Booker T. and the DBT's. Last two songs.
This was elsewhere. I was impressed with how great they sounded. Again, it was great to see the excitement on the DBT's faces as they played with a legend. And the bass player chick was drinking Jack straight from the bottle, like an American hero. I would have liked to have seen the whole set, but what can you do.

Band of Horses. First three songs or so.
I really like these guys, and the setting was theoretically perfect. But for some reason I never connected with their performance. I think more volume would have helped, but maybe I just wasn't in the right mindset.

M.I.A.. Most of the set.
My friend and I heard Lil' Wayne was going to be performing with her, and we hate Lil' Wayne and M.I.A. Naturally, this meant that we wanted to see them put on a trainwreck together. Turns out M.I.A. didn't need any help. Despite having the makings of an entertaining show, she fucking failed gloriously. I liked the fucking unbelievably obnoxious airhorn noise t hat replaced last year's gunshot, the fact that she admitted she didn't know how to play to a crowd that size, and the baby crying in Autotune. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore and left, Weezy be damned.

The Chemical Brothers. Maybe half an hour.
Did anyone else feel more disoriented at night this year than in years past? I was totally sober, yet I kept almost running into people and not being able to see and feeling generally lost. It was kind of weird. The Chems sounded good but I wasn't able to truly get into it because it was so crowded. Live set next time please!

Turbonegro. One song.
They were silly.

Glass Candy. Last 2-3 songs.
They were a lot of fun. I was tired or I would have gotten my dance on. Instead I just listened. I would like to see them do a full set sometime.

Mastodon. Full set. Gold star.
There isn't much you can say about this band besides the fact they fucking rock. The new album slays. They were so heavy that the screen for visuals behind them kept malfunctioning. It was screwing up proportionally with the amount of metal being brought. I am so glad I finally got to see them. Their musicianship is pretty insane.

The Killers. One song.
I sang along to "When You Were Young" as I walked over to meet Nate. He watched the whole set and basically talked about how it was great but totally excessive. It validated their status as a guilty pleasure for me, as well as reconfirmed my mixed emotions about them. I would never pay to see them live, but whatevs.


Vivian Girls. Whole set minus one song.
They were exactly what I expected. A lot of fun, nothing spectacular, noisy, catchy, awesome. They are worth your time.

No Age. Whole set. Gold star.
Fucking fantastic. The crowd was really into it. A lot of younger kids. It was awesome to see people moshing without being douchey and trying to hurt eachother. This was probably the most fun I had all weekend. Good for those guys. They 100% deserve they success they are getting. I got a piece of the pinata that Randy tossed up and knocked into the crowd via guitar.

Fucked Up. Whole set. Gold star.
Another tremendously good time. This and No Age were the highlight of my weekend. A huge pit started as soon as "Son the Father" got heavy but again, it wasn't about people hurting eachother. Pink Eye did his hit the mic on his head thing and busted himself wide open during the first track. I was worried he wouldn't be okay, because he was bleeding all over the place. In the end it looked worse than it was, but still. Some kid crowd surfed and Pink Eye caught him, only the kid basically teabagged him and left with Pink Eye's blood all over his shirt and the crotch of his pants. Anyway, they sounded great and totally destroyed. Dean and Randy came out to cover Black Flag for the last track. Awesome, awesome stuff.

Lykke Li. One song.
I caught a small portion of Lykke Li as I was walking around. She sounded really good. I would like to see her sometime.

Brian Jonestown Massacre. Most of the set.
They sounded surprisingly good. Joel cracked me up. Anton was well-behaved, and the crowd was digging it. I watched from outside with a frozen lemonade, which was sweet.

Murder City Devils. Last 2-3 songs.
Since Clipse cancelled, I headed to the Mojave early. These guys sounded good.

X. Full set. Gold star.
I ended up skipping Antony because I thought Clipse would be playing, but they cancelled and I didn't feel like walking back to the Outdoor Theater and then walking to the Mojave. I regret that decision. I didn't even mean to stay for all of X. But as soon as they played the first song, I turned to John and said "There is no way I am leaving." X were fucking fantastic. They were super tight, seemed to be having a great time, and the crowd was eating it up. They played a setlist in which the contents were voted on beforehand via the band's website. Billy Zoom had a big grin on his face most of the show. I was glad to finally get to see them. Really good stuff.

Paul Weller. 2-3 songs.
I was bummed I missed the beginning of Weller and then the end because of MBV. What I did hear sounded fantastic. He is very underrated in this country. Catching a full set is high on the priorities list. Evidently Johnny Marr came out during "A Town Called Malice."

My Bloody Valentine. Whole set. Gold star.
I can't really say anything new about them. They are unbelievable. Their set was crushingly beautiful. I was pleased to see so many people endure the noise during YMMR. There is something immensely gorgeous and meditative about it. They should be overwhelming but aren't. They are truly special. Never miss this band in concert.

The Kills. 3-4 songs.
They were playing "No Wow" when I walked in with John, which is what they opened with in 05 when they eliminated my face. They sounded fucking nasty, but it just wasn't the same after MBV and at night in not-opressively-hot weather. They thrive on filthiness, and it wasn't quite up to an 05 level. Still, they sounded really good.

The Orb. One song.
They sounded really good. But the tent was packed and I didn't want to miss the Cure. So I left.

Throbbing Gristle. End of one song, beginning of "Hamburger Lady".
I missed three Cure songs to check out Throbbing Gristle and Etienne de Crecy. TG sounded psychedelic and dance-y and eerie. It was gorgeous stuff, and I wish they hadn't conflicted with The Cure (whom I would have skipped if I hadn't missed them about four times prior.) Let's hope they come around again.

Etienne de Crecy. First few minutes.
I caught maybe the first three minutes of his set. I just wanted to see the cube light up. Then I went back to The Cure.

The Cure. Everything minus 3 songs/heard last encore walking to car. Gold star.
One, they were surprisingly loud. Two, there was nary a missed note. Three, it is remarkable a band 30 years on can be this good. They could have played another two hours for all I cared. Great setlist, great vibe, excellent performance. I wish the crowd had been bigger, but I think people were both exhausted and some people were somewhat apathetic. "Pictures of You" was epic. So was "Underneath the Stars" and "The Kiss" and "A Forest." I would see them again in a heartbeat, and I hope they continue to show no signs of slowing down.

All in all, another fantastic weekend. I really enjoyed meeting those of you who I had not met before and seeing those of you that I had. I am sorry if I get anti-social when I'm watching music. It just kind of happens. I hope to see all of you throughout the year, and I hope everyone else had as great a time as I did. Judging by the excellent pictures and reviews, you did. Keep em coming.

04-21-2009, 10:24 PM
You weren't by chance one of the dudes wearing a cut out mask, were you?

04-21-2009, 10:40 PM
You weren't by chance one of the dudes wearing a cut out mask, were you?


04-21-2009, 10:42 PM
No, Hendrix.

04-22-2009, 12:13 AM
My photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/viyh/sets/72157617160365162/

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04-22-2009, 12:25 AM
I WANT TO BE HER. It's not even funny.

I'm going to go out and buy a sparkly Mustang and play it in stilletto heels.

Of course you do, you're a hipster. You are seemingly devoid of originality, and cop someone else's style to claim as your own in hopes that it will lend you some kind of credible authenticity or subcultural capital. Don't try to be her, try to be you

EDIT: Now for the point of this thread, my buddy, Curt, is a journalist in Santa Cruz, and his girlfriend, Jenn, is a photojournalist. These are a few of the pictures they took with their fancy cameras and shit. I didn't take a single picture, so I can only offer some of their's. Unfortunately they only included stage pics for Crystal Castles and Fleet Foxes, and not Plump DJs, MBV, Leonard Cohen or any of the other dozen acts they got up in the photo pit for.


04-22-2009, 02:47 AM
Welll, that was a pointless insult. We all would love to be MBV. It's aight.

NOAGEFUCKEDUP. Best 1-2 of the weekend, y'alls

04-22-2009, 05:03 AM
HD!!! Next ones coming


04-22-2009, 06:44 AM
That is great, those HD's are sick...

04-22-2009, 09:24 AM
I forgot to mention how Belinda is gorgeous and how awesome it is that she plays psychedelic dream pop dressed as if she is going out to a nice restaurant.

04-22-2009, 09:44 AM
My pictures are actually uploading today, woohoo! Maybe I'll actually some in this thread sometime soon...

NOAGEFUCKEDUP. Best 1-2 of the weekend, y'alls

Calexico into Fleet Foxes at sunset really killed me, but ya know, I may just have to agree with this. I think, all in all, this weekend had a hell of a lot of amazing 1-2 or 1-2-3 punches... probably the best scheduling they've ever done...

04-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Nice review, Andrew. I read every word.

MBV are so fucking awesome I can't even stand it.

04-22-2009, 10:10 AM
That is great, those HD's are sick...

Part 2 in about an hour or so Geno.

the goat
04-22-2009, 11:21 AM
Geno, u are fucking amazing.

hendrixfan, you got the 2nd best pic of Bilinda I seen. Sit down supre, don't be rude.

so is there any chance of a full torrent supre? I need that shit! Even with dogonastik. The beating they put on me Thursday was indescribable, and I know I'll never get it again (unless I see another show) but what you got is the most reasoanable facsimile. Please!!!

04-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Part 2 of HD YMMR.


youtube only, and you are getting it in HD, so be happy. And I am not complaining if you like somebody elses photo, I got the ones I wanted, I am pleased. Oh and thursday HD video coming soon too.

04-22-2009, 11:59 AM
No, Hendrix.

no sorry. i had a mullet. and i think on that day i was wearing a boys and girls club staff shirt. i saw you a couple of times in the grounds also

04-22-2009, 02:27 PM

Pancakespancakes had a blast at No Age, obviously.

From the LA Times blog

kitt kat
04-22-2009, 03:14 PM
my roommate kept complaining about coachella the whole time she was there; it's why i avoided her a lot. then, she wrote this, and it makes me really upset. i could have had her press pass and had a great time. she doesn't even want to, nor has she ever written about music! she knows nothing about it, aside from liking sufjan and elliott smith type poop.


i'm never inviting her again.

04-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Was this her first time? I need all of the info before I leave hate inspired comments.

kitt kat
04-22-2009, 03:24 PM
it was her first time. she's stuck in the 60s, really...y'know, janis joplin on her walls, loves the doors and the stones, hates the beatles. one of those chicks.

04-22-2009, 03:26 PM

04-22-2009, 03:35 PM
I am going to read the trojan article right now. Ill post my thoughts.

04-22-2009, 03:35 PM
How old is she?

04-22-2009, 03:36 PM
Ill post my thoughts.

ok, we'll all wait patiently for that.

04-22-2009, 03:41 PM
How old is she?

19 apparently from this review.

Alright, wtf, this girls needs to go to Bonnaroo, thats her festival right there in a nutshell, if she wants to write a review like this, then go to the festival that actually has that atmosphere and is rooted more into what she is trying to write about. She says its a mediocre line up cause she didnt seem to take the time to gamble and discover a new breakout act in the making, wtf are you doing listening to PB and J at that hour? She shouldve been in one of the tents at the time and been getting blown away. Big wow you smell weed, that happens almost at any show you go to as it is. No I do not wish I was at Woodstock, sorry.

04-22-2009, 03:42 PM


i'm never inviting her again.

“Do you think Coachella is the next Woodstock?”

stopped reading.

04-22-2009, 03:44 PM
“Do you think Coachella is the next Woodstock?”

stopped reading.

Yep, smart move.

04-22-2009, 03:50 PM
"Any hippie circa 1969 would scoff at a $6 slice of pizza, a $7 beer or an $8 hamburger."

mind-blowing journalism

04-22-2009, 04:00 PM
And, comment posted.

What a bitch.

04-22-2009, 04:02 PM
"Any hippie circa 1969 would scoff at a $6 slice of pizza, a $7 beer or an $8 hamburger."

mind-blowing journalism


It's not 1969.

Kitt Kat, your roommate is fucking dumb. Sorry.

04-22-2009, 04:03 PM
Punch her in the throat the next time you see her. Tell her I say hello.

04-22-2009, 04:07 PM
"The culture is very similar - the hippie culture, the hipster culture"

Where is my gun. For me, not for the girl. After reading that, I want to put a bullet in my brain.

kitt kat
04-22-2009, 04:15 PM
You guys make me LOL.

She's giving me the silent treatment because on Sunday at Coachella, she told me, "I know exactly what I'm writing about! This place tries to be counterculture, but it's corporate and mainstream!"

My boyfriend and I look at each other and start laughing. I turn to her, and say, "Look, of course it's mainstream. It's a music festival. It makes money. It has sponsors. Any music journalist KNOWS this, and doesn't use it as a basis for their article. Without the money and the sponsors, there is no Coachella."

She gets all huffy and starts talking about the druggie hippie people walking around. I ignore her and tell her to lighten up and have some fun. She really hates being wrong, and she thinks she's really unique and groundbreaking. In reality, she's a whiny brat who hates being told what to do, hates being told "no," and hates doing her dishes and makes me do them instead.

kitt kat
04-22-2009, 04:16 PM
How old is she?

she's a bit younger than i am; she doesn't turn 21 until the fall.

04-22-2009, 04:18 PM
My photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/viyh/sets/72157617160365162/


Yeah, I wasn't tripping.. Flying Lotus does look like Kanye.

04-22-2009, 04:23 PM
You guys make me LOL.

She's giving me the silent treatment because on Sunday at Coachella, she told me, "I know exactly what I'm writing about! This place tries to be counterculture, but it's corporate and mainstream!"

My boyfriend and I look at each other and start laughing. I turn to her, and say, "Look, of course it's mainstream. It's a music festival. It makes money. It has sponsors. Any music journalist KNOWS this, and doesn't use it as a basis for their article. Without the money and the sponsors, there is no Coachella."

She gets all huffy and starts talking about the druggie hippie people walking around. I ignore her and tell her to lighten up and have some fun. She really hates being wrong, and she thinks she's really unique and groundbreaking. In reality, she's a whiny brat who hates being told what to do, hates being told "no," and hates doing her dishes and makes me do them instead.

The only thing Coachella tries to do (and nails every year) is have a good show. Good shows cost money.


What a bitch.

04-22-2009, 04:46 PM
Does she think those lights Macca got were cheap? Or the brand new PA being used at main stage was like a donation from Rat Sound?

04-22-2009, 04:46 PM
Brandon is so cute when he's mad.

04-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Bonnaroo makes more money than Coachella, they raked in almost 15 million last year, arent they evil and coporate?!?!?

04-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Brandon is so cute when he's mad.


04-22-2009, 04:51 PM
Does anybody have any pictures of the merch/t-shirt sign that has all the styles on it?

I usually take one every year but completely forgot over the weekend..

04-22-2009, 04:51 PM

On a side note, does this girl pay for her own education or is it being funded by her parents? I always get a kick (especially in Boulder,CO) when I meet a college age hippie who trys so hard to play the part and then I always come to find out that their parents are incredibly well off and essential the only reason the kids can act like hippies is because their folks give them wades of cash...

04-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Does anybody have any pictures of the merch/t-shirt sign that has all the styles on it?

I usually take one every year but completely forgot over the weekend..

CRAP!! thats one thing I forgot to do, and I always make a point to do that.

04-22-2009, 05:11 PM
And... Yeah, Kat's roommate is lame.

She just sounds like one of those conservative, vindictive types that always feel the need expose some sort of evil underground in everything. She obviously had that intent before even setting foot on the Polo Grounds.

I like the 1st comment posted on the bottom of the page.

04-22-2009, 05:36 PM

On a side note, does this girl pay for her own education or is it being funded by her parents? I always get a kick (especially in Boulder,CO) when I meet a college age hippie who trys so hard to play the part and then I always come to find out that their parents are incredibly well off and essential the only reason the kids can act like hippies is because their folks give them wades of cash...

That is how most modern hippies my age are (in my experience). It's cool to live in fantasy land when your parents can fund it.

04-22-2009, 05:39 PM
The best part of that article is the first comment: "Don't wait until the 15th paragraph to write a lead paragraph."

04-22-2009, 06:30 PM

Pancakespancakes had a blast at No Age, obviously.

From the LA Times blog

Hahahaha wow, what a lovely picture, thanks bmack! I wish there were more!

I think my face pretty accurately describes my feelings on this one... including the tongue sticking out?

04-22-2009, 06:35 PM
Part 3!


kitt kat
04-22-2009, 06:53 PM
She just sounds like one of those conservative, vindictive types that always feel the need expose some sort of evil underground in everything. She obviously had that intent before even setting foot on the Polo Grounds.


People read her like a fuckin' book...and she wonders why people hate her so much. My boyfriend often wonders how I put up with her bullshit. (I laugh at it.)

04-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Do your editors read the comments on these stories? How can they not see she is talking out of her ass is beyond me.

04-22-2009, 07:00 PM
Nothing USC does or puts out really matters, outside of Football that is.

04-22-2009, 07:07 PM
Brandon is so cute when he's mad.

I'ma cut this bitch out.

the goat
04-22-2009, 08:11 PM
Nothing USC does or puts out really matters, outside of Football that is.

Thankfully they always lose to Stanford or UCLA or some other silly shit, but that's a discussion for another thread.

So suprefan, no torrent?

04-22-2009, 08:14 PM

People read her like a fuckin' book...and she wonders why people hate her so much. My boyfriend often wonders how I put up with her bullshit. (I laugh at it.)

Everyone needs a lil' diversity amongst friends to make things more interesting, I feel ya..

kitt kat
04-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Do your editors read the comments on these stories? How can they not see she is talking out of her ass is beyond me.

She IS the editor. It's why she cut X out of my Sunday Coachella preview because she said, "I told you, nothing over 1000 words" but left her article at 1500.

04-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Ok, thats really stupid then, no comments will ever matter and she can write this crap until the cows come home.

04-22-2009, 08:56 PM

04-22-2009, 08:57 PM

04-22-2009, 08:59 PM

04-22-2009, 08:59 PM

Los Campesinos! question: the bassist or the violinist?

violinist has the cutest face, but the bassist has the whole package.

04-22-2009, 08:59 PM

04-22-2009, 09:01 PM

04-22-2009, 09:02 PM
kitt kat your roommates a cunt, but I'm going to need you to retract this statement immediately. thanks.

sufjan type poop.

04-22-2009, 09:03 PM

Saturday started out with Ida Maria in the Gobi. It was nice to have some shade; it was a hot one. I first heard of Ida Maria in my Coachella 2009 research and was excited for this set. The sound was a little harsher than I expected and she was a little more strained. The songs are still good and I enjoyed what I heard.

I stayed in the Gobi for Bob Mould Band and was blown away. He was having so much fun up there. And while I had heard that he did some Sugar/Husker Du songs I was not prepared for their domanance. 3 solo songs, 5 Sugar songs (all from Copper Blue) and closing with five Husker Du songs. I was really feeling this one; the opening strains of "New Day Rising" were probably the highlight.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/3466854805_62a3bf422b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14669732@N07/3466854805/)

After that I had some down time which mean I got water and tried to cool off. I also ended up a good ways back at the Outdoor Theatre while Drive By Truckers were playing but I wasn't really paying attention. No offense.

The key, though, was Superchunk. I was in a decent spot with some friends but when they started I had to move up. I was beside myself.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3466860309_d1f338f886.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14669732@N07/3466860309/in/set-72157617020226405)
I wanted to keep a setlist but I wasn't thinking that much. I was pogoing and singing along and tears. There were fucking tears. Damned glory of "Detroit Has A Skyline." I have not let go like that at a show in some time. I love seeing bands I have such a history with. I mean, shit, they didn't even play that great of a setlist. Or maybe it's just that no matter what 12 or so songs they played I could always name a dozen more I would've wanted. "Slack Motherfucker" was a glorious closer. They tore me up and tired me out. Favorite set of the weeknd, no contest.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3466859063_b1c3269ee3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14669732@N07/3466859063/in/set-72157617020226405/)

After that I definitely needed recovery time. I went and got misted in the Do Lab, ate in the food court, got water and visited the lockers and then wandered to an easy place in the crowd for TV on the Radio. They sounded good, I like their songs. I was tired.

We then went to a relaxing place for a chill set from Fleet Foxes. This worked quite well and they sounded good until they were drowned out by Thievery Corporation, which was rather annoying.

Band of Horses started well but then there were talkers and M.I.A. bleed through so we moved up along that far right side. This definitely helped in my enjoyment of their set and making it easier to ignore M.I.A.

We actually moved up very close for Jenny Lewis. She had a fun set and a good band.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/3467676398_2bd23ae034.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14669732@N07/3467676398/in/set-72157617020226405)
I had not seen her solo before; while I enjoy (older) Rilo Kiley more she can certainly carry a show.

It was getting cold so there was some tea and then it was time for the Sahara and MSTRKRFT and dancing. Actually it had been time for beer but the beer gardens had shut down at 11 pm. I have not found out why. At any rate, this was the longest I spent in the Sahara all weekend. I am glad that I tried to get the full experience but I wish I had tried during some other band. Their music seemed like nothing. The crowd did not seem to be feeling it either. We eventually gave up and sat by the Elastic Plastic Sponge, which was purply but not quite as absorbent as advertised.

Leaving late like this and being stuck in the back corner of Lot 5 meant that this was the longest I spent trying to get out of the parking lot but it was still only about 45 minutes.

I will talk about Sunday later!

04-22-2009, 09:05 PM

04-22-2009, 09:06 PM

04-22-2009, 09:08 PM

04-22-2009, 09:41 PM
Those guys were/are awesome.

04-22-2009, 10:12 PM
Those vip pics just make me mad I missed Los Campesinos! I'm tempted to go to lolla just because they're on the bill.

04-22-2009, 10:23 PM
Those vip pics just make me mad I missed Los Campesinos! I'm tempted to go to lolla just because they're on the bill.

They are coming here after Lolla, I wouldnt worry too much.

04-22-2009, 10:58 PM

04-22-2009, 11:25 PM
Last one!


04-22-2009, 11:59 PM
my roommate kept complaining about coachella the whole time she was there; it's why i avoided her a lot. then, she wrote this, and it makes me really upset. i could have had her press pass and had a great time. she doesn't even want to, nor has she ever written about music! she knows nothing about it, aside from liking sufjan and elliott smith type poop.


i'm never inviting her again.

Cunt punt your roomie, plzkthx.

04-23-2009, 12:06 AM
Teaser pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivankay/sets/72157617132719706/)

One of the pictures in there is this:


One of my major highs for Coachella 2009. This is when Johnny Marr came out for "A Town Called Malice". Crazy great.

04-23-2009, 10:43 AM
More to come. Tell me what you think of these.













04-23-2009, 10:44 AM
How do I make them a more normal size? Those I just copied and pasted the image code from photobucket

04-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Teaser pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivankay/sets/72157617132719706/)

One of the pictures in there is this:


One of my major highs for Coachella 2009. This is when Johnny Marr came out for "A Town Called Malice". Crazy great.
Someone please explain to me why Johnny Marr came out for Paul Weller and not for Morrissey.

04-23-2009, 07:31 PM
Because Morrissey was sucking so bad that Marr didn't want to be associated with that shit.

I really wish I had seen all of Weller. He sounded great.

04-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Nice pictures guys!

check out my album.
it's got 290 pictures and 7 videos at the very end of the album.

let me know whatcha think!

04-23-2009, 08:26 PM

I knew this looked familiar..

At a show I caught a few months back;


rage patton
04-23-2009, 08:27 PM




04-23-2009, 08:30 PM
Tim Harrington's doppelganger..

04-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Only waaaay better.

04-23-2009, 09:05 PM
I approve of the Macca Gonsh, turn your ISO down on others, grain = blah...

04-23-2009, 09:11 PM
PS Thanks Josh for the Fucked Up pics. God, that was so much fun.

Did anyone else notice how that dude crowd-surfed his way up and Damian caught him, only the way he caught him basically resulted in the dude teabagging him? Then the guy got down and came back to my edge of the pit and had blood all over his shirt and the crotch of his pants.

Good times.

rage patton
04-23-2009, 09:14 PM
I was right behind the guy that teabaged Pink Eye. Fucking hilarious.

Funniest moment of Fucked Up though, when boardmember pancakespancakes got his faced rubbed in between the sweaty, bloody manboobs of Pink Eye. I was laughing so hard I almost died.

04-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Damian is amazing. I want to give him a hug and become his friend. Bryan and I talked about this last night. We are going to make it happen. The friendship thing, I mean. I know Bryan has given him hugs before.

04-23-2009, 09:20 PM

04-23-2009, 09:43 PM
Because Morrissey was sucking so bad that Marr didn't want to be associated with that shit.

I really wish I had seen all of Weller. He sounded great.


rage patton
04-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Everyone who was at Morrissey should have been at Beirut. They were amazing.

04-23-2009, 09:47 PM



Some are good, some are blah. But the rest are at my flickr

04-23-2009, 09:50 PM
my pics suck this year, but here they are anyway...




















































04-23-2009, 09:51 PM




Not as fun or original as GG, but I guess I'll take what I can get

04-23-2009, 09:59 PM
my pics suck this year, but here they are anyway...



These last two almost look photoshopped, when was this?

Also..I can't believe that I couldn't find Hotshot for the second straight year, slippery bastard.

04-23-2009, 10:25 PM
These last two almost look photoshopped, when was this?

after the cure, when everybody was leaving, nobody wanted to go home, so people started partying in that shrine on the way out. i think it started as a drum circle type thing, then people started chanting, jumping up and down, and eventually crowd surfing. eventually the cops came to break it up, but some yahoo started spraying people with pepper spray. there are a few threads about it.


04-23-2009, 10:36 PM
Not as fun or original as GG, but I guess I'll take what I can get

Sigh. He has no ambitions of being as shitty as GG Allin (no pun intended). He just likes hitting himself in the head with the microphone.

04-24-2009, 06:17 AM
I approve of the Macca Gonsh, turn your ISO down on others, grain = blah...

Usually I just set it on ISO hi.

I'll have more up later today

04-24-2009, 08:04 AM
Not as fun or original as GG, but I guess I'll take what I can get

If you want, we can do a side by side lyrical comparison and see who's more fun and original.

Like when GG allin sings about eating shit or raping a cat, whereas Pink Eye is writing songs about the grey areas of Fascist ideology in the 50s or deriding the abuse of prostitutes through the analogy of a slaughterhouse.

04-24-2009, 08:22 AM
Calm down, I'm not pissing on your parade; I was commenting on stage antics, not lyrics.

04-24-2009, 08:31 AM
I'd still say the same thing. I'd rather not get shat on or vomited all over by a naked man raving on heroin and screaming about raping kids.

As you can tell, I'm not much of a G.G. Allin fan, despite having really really tried.

04-24-2009, 08:36 AM
I definitely don't want to get shitted on either, nor am I a fan of the Murder Junkies; my comment derived from the fact that the pictures posted of Pink Eye bear a striking resemblance to the stage antics of GG Allin. That was all. It was not meant as commentary on his lyrics or respectability or anything else, just the image.

04-24-2009, 08:55 AM
We just love and are protective of Pink Eye. No one was getting riled up. No hard feelings.

04-24-2009, 08:58 AM
hahahaha, I know. I'm in that boat with you, Fucked Up was the most fun I've had at Coachella in a while.

04-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Truth. I just love em so much. It's hard to deal with.

rage patton
04-24-2009, 09:39 AM
I have placed Fucked Up as my #3 act of the weekend. Behind Beirut and Throbbing Gristle respectively. I was expecting to enjoy Fucked Up, but I had no idea how much I was going to love it.

Also, I never really got into GG Allin, although I have never really tried.

04-24-2009, 09:43 AM
I wasn't really too excited about seeing Fucked Up, but all of the buzz around the board compelled me to check them out. Definitely a highlight of my five years at Coachella.