View Full Version : Not familiar with line up at all. HELP.

01-24-2011, 11:00 AM
Regardless, this is gonna be my first time and I'm going. These are the bands I actually have heard of and like, what should I be checking out?

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Arcade Fire
Bright Eyes
Broken Social Scene
City and Colour
Good Old War

If this should be in another section feel free to move it, but based on those acts what should I be checking out from this lineup?

01-24-2011, 11:06 AM
There are a bunch of threads discussing the bands on this years lineup. Please use the search instead of making redundant threads.

Also, the front page of this thread should help. (http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1990804#post1990804)

Mucho Maas
01-24-2011, 11:09 AM
based on your list, there is a lot for you to discover...start sifting through other threads. that is the purpose of the lineup/artists section.

i'll give you one - tame impala.

01-24-2011, 11:09 AM
Based on those acts I'd say:
Tame Impala
Titus Andronicus
The Morning Benders

The Kills
The Radio Dept
Empire of the Sun
Here We Go Magic

Best Coast
PJ Harvey
Twin Shadow

01-24-2011, 11:30 AM
Use this thread. Has helped me discover new bands I didn't think I would want to see.


01-24-2011, 11:46 AM
dont miss DFA 1979 and Trentmoller. have fun

01-24-2011, 12:49 PM
The about artists page is about the most useful resource this time of year until you familiarize yourself.


weezy f baby
01-24-2011, 04:07 PM
I think you would really like Skrillex.

01-24-2011, 04:13 PM
The About Artists is definitely a great starter point, you can check out the youtube videos from there. Every year I just go down the list and watch about 3 or 4 videos and from there I decide whether I want to research them further.

Voodoo Hipster
01-24-2011, 04:15 PM
The Kills are my fave band so check them out.

01-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Its really easy:

Take time every night to browse the web (as if you don't go on facebook)


Enter bands from each day, also add "Live" so you can see what their energy is like live, a lot of bands may sound great on a studio release, but will perform HORRIBLY live. So just keep that in mind.

For bigger electronic acts, I would suggest researching BBC's Radio 1 essential mixes; these 1.5hr mixes give you a great idea of what kind of dance party will be going on when these performers take the stage.

I've done this the past 7 coachellas, it really helps a lot when the headliners make your dick soft. You will find at least 15 bands that will make it worth it.

01-24-2011, 04:27 PM
If you are a fan of electronic music and want to see some big acts, I recommend Sasha & The Chemical Brothers.