View Full Version : Who have you already seen?

01-22-2007, 08:43 PM
What bands on the lineup have you already seen?
Which would you recommend?

I've seen:
Interpol (Not exciting, but very precise. I'd like to hear the new songs)
Sonic Youth (Great every time i've seen them.)
Busdriver (He can freestyle like nobody's business, and I'll be seein him again on Wednesday)
Circa Survive (As far as emo-y groups go, they were good. Better than the norm)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (I like their live show. Frusciante's vocals are fun)
Arcade Fire (It'll be the best thing you've ever seen)
Decemberists (I enjoyed them, they're very precise and whimsical)
Kings of Leon (BORING. I'd skip it)
The Rapture (Pretty fun, not one of my favorites)
LCD Soundsystem (They are fantastic live. A must-see)
Blonde Redhead (They outdid Interpol when I saw them.)
New Pornographers (They were lackluster when I saw them, but I attribute that partially to a bad soundsystem.)
!!! (Fucking grooves)
Black Keys (A more workmanlike White Stripes. The live show is cool, and the drummer is awesomely tall)
The Nightwatchman (To be honest, don't remember. It was a few years ago, and I recall it being understated, for what that's worth)
Air (At sunset, they were perfection)
The Roots (They'll jam, with varying results, but it's fun)
CSS (Another really fun act, if not anything spectacular)

01-22-2007, 08:55 PM
* Air - Amazing, fantastic, perfect sunset act
* Bjork - She's fucking Bjork. She's a genius goddess from a much cooler dimension.
* DJ Shadow - His set when I saw him was more of him playing his greatest hits than anything really interesting DJ wise, but his greatest hits are pretty awesome.
* Felix Da Housecat - He rocked a few years ago at Coachella. He sucked a few months ago at Monster Massive.
* Infected Mushroom - Very powerful live show, great if you're into psytrance.
* Interpol - I only saw part of their set, but it was good.
* Jesus and Mary Chain - I saw them 14-15 years ago. I liked their set then, but I don't think I appreciated it as much as I will appreciate it this time.
* Placebo - They completely own live.
* Red Hot Chili Peppers - Yawwwwwwwwn.
* Sonic Youth - Very hit or miss in my experience.
* Spank Rock - They rocked when I saw them, but there were only a few people there and only me and my friends had ever heard of them before. No one was really into it. I think a Coachella crowd will be better.
* Tiesto - I'm so bored of Tiesto, but occasionally he rocks the house.
* Paul Van Dyk - I'm so bored of PVD, and he was always kind of boring to begin with.

far gone and out
01-22-2007, 08:57 PM
bjork x7
interpol x2
jesus and mary chain x5
sonic youth x3
dj shadow x1
peaches x4
rhcp x3 (terrible live)
arcade fire x1
travis x2
the rapture x1
lcd soundsystem x1
rage x1
placebo x2
explosions in the sky x1
spank rock x2

01-22-2007, 08:57 PM
RHCP - 4 times, pretty solid every time
Sonic Youth - Terrible
Peaches - Opened for Nine Inch Nails for some reason...horribly painful to watch
Arcade Fire - amazing
Peeping Tom - haven't actually seen them but I saw Fantomas and Mike Patton never fails.

01-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Good thread dude

Interpol--they were great. I liked them a lot better live than on their albums

Rufus Wainwright--Good musician. Might put you to sleep at coachella though. I'd probably pass but I am a fan

Comedians of Comedy--FUcking great. No one should miss this. David Cross and Sarah Silverman might even show up. THe others in the comedians of comedy are great as well.

Red Hot Chili Peppers--Eh. They were alright. Put on a fun show for sure but nothing spectacular. I saw them at Snoop Doggs charity concert at the greek theater. Ice Cube opened, than Wanda Sykes did 5 minutes of stand up, Chili Peppers and then Snoop fucking killed it. Snoop Dogg was fantastic. I'd see him over the Chili Peppers any day.

The Decemberists--Would be nice to see as the sun sets. Great live. if you like the music you'll like em live.

kings of leon--opening for the strokes. seemed alright to me

travis--fucking love travis! guys were great live too. I want to catch them again at coachella. Hear some new shit.

Regina Spektor--saw her banging on drums for 3 seconds as I came late to the strokes show. cant tell you much about that.

the rapture--love these guys live. the whole place was dancing. Deffinitly checking them out again this year
guess thats it. sunday i havent seen any of the bands

01-22-2007, 08:58 PM
Interpol - opened for the Cure, they were okay, if a little boring...

Arctic Monkeys - not great. only good part was when it started pouring down rain in Belgium during mardy bum. then it got somewhat fun.

Sonic Youth - amazing

DJ Shadow - amazing

Rufus Wainwright - amazing[ly flamboyant]

We Are Scientists - I hate the lead singer's voice.

Digitalism - opened for Daft Punk in... Dublin? their set was overwhelmed by DP, so I can't really say/remember.

Gogol Bordello - saw them in Belgium, fun

The Rapture - fun

!!! - good

Hot Chip - amazingly fun to dance to live. I went to the show thinking they were "eh," but they were amazing.

The Cribs - fun

Kaiser Chiefs - fun

Placebo - surprisingly (to me, at least), they were terrible live. well, not terrible, but I really didn't enjoy it, and it turned me off completely. Brian Molko's voice is 500x whinier and they look like cunts onstage.


01-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Interpol (4x) - not mind-blowing but always a solid, tight set. songs don't differ that much from the album versions

Sonic Youth (4x) - freewheeling and fun, best when they don't stick to one record, they've been doing mostly Rather Ripped stuff lately but hopefully by Coachella they'll be ready to experiment again

Felix Da Housecat - I don't tend to be a huge Sahara tent dancer, but his stuff got me moving in '03

Gogol Bordello - insane live energy, music started to sound the same after a while

RHCP (4x) - if you like them you'll like their live show, personally I wish they'd dig back through the catalog a bit

Arcade Fire (3x) - always sound good, looking forward to hearing the new tunes

Decemberists - I was impressed with Colin's live vocals

The Rapture (3x) - great fun if you like to dance to rock music

Air - nice music to stretch out on the lawn to

Willie Nelson (2x) - last time I saw him he did a greatest-hits type set, which was fine by me, one of those "if you haven't seen him yet, you probably should" type deals

The Roots (2x) - great energy, skilled band, a little too much jamming for my taste last time I asw them

!!! - similar dancey vibe as the Rapture

Amos Lee - rootsy singer-songwriter stuff, don't remember him being particularly special in any way,

Tapes 'n Tapes - off-kilterish indie rock that translated really well to a club setting, I assume it will also go over well in a tent

01-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Bjork- A couple of years ago at Coachella. Not bad not great
Sonic Youth- Great live show. Looking forward to seeing them again
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Way back when they were good! Don't care much for anything from them after anymore.
Arcade Fire- Awesome mesmerizing show.
The Rapture- So much fun to see them. The crowd really gets into it.
Rage Against the Machine. Long time ago. Don't really care for them much anymore. Don't even listen to my old Rage Cd.
Happy Mondays- The Mondays put on a great live show. I would love to see them and the Rapture play on the same bill in a small venue.

01-22-2007, 09:03 PM
^ must be the reasons why some acts are in my must-see this year (except for Bjork, TNP ...)

Great question!

I've only seen RATM, Arctic Monkeys and Nickel Creek.

RATM - fierce set & ferociously awesome performance @ Woodstock '99. I highly recommend them to diehard fans. I'll probably watch them from a distance.

AM- I highly recommend that all the AM lovers and haters should see them perform live @ Coachella. They are awesome live! See you at the front row.

NC - Oh well, not for Coachella indie rocker fans. Last year's The Second Quartet admirers will likely enjoy NC. I'm more looking forward to Rodrigo y Gabriela's set.

I heard from so many people that Interpol is terrible live.

01-22-2007, 09:09 PM
Interpol - good set, go if you already like their songs

Arctic Monkeys - same as Interpol. Good execution, not very engaging with the crowd

Brazilian Girls - Holy Crap Sabina Sciubba puts on a GREAT show. When I saw them she showed up in an SNM-type full body plastic suit with a blindfold she never removed throughout the show. Sang in 4 languages, good rhythm section, EVERYONE was hopping. Great set.

Silversun Pickups - Saw them before I knew their songs and they didn't really impress me too much. Not a very memorable set.

Arcade Fire - Best show I've been to in a long time

Decemberists - Good show, good with the crowd, good music, plenty of fun

Blonde Redhead - Cool interesting music. They opened for Interpol and that set got me to buy one of their albums. Good stuff.

New Pornographers - Really solid, though they didn't play with Neko when I saw them. I heard AC Newman's sister fills in for her live and that she doesn't normally tour with the NP's, just records with them.

Junior Boys - Low key, fun stuff. People were grooving but nothing major. Relaxed.

CSS - Lovefoxx puts on a goood show. She stage dove for a while, talked about Christina Aguilera and booze. Tons of fun. People went nuts for Let's Make Love & Listen to DFA.

01-22-2007, 09:13 PM
Bjork - Tibetten Freedom Festival & Radio City Music Hall. Amazing!! I will not be missing her voice for the world.

Interpol - Roseland NYC. I'm with Bmack on this one

CSS - open for Ladytron. They're a lot of fun. Definately must catch their set.

Busdriver - never solo. Saw him as a suprise guest for both Boom Bip (Disney Concert Hall) & Islands (opening for Metric at the Fonda). He tore it up & stole the spotlight at both gigs. Can't wait to see him rock the mic for a whole set.

Brazilian Girls - a few years back before anyone really knew who they were. I saw them at Irving Plaza opening for Los Amigos Invisibles. They were stunning. The lead singer, who's name escapes me at the moment, is entrancing. Check them out for sure.

Peaches - Wiltern. Awesomeness!

Arcade Fire - Coachella & w/ David Byrne at the Hollywood Bowl. WOW! What can I say that hasn't been said already about this band. One of my favorites.

Hot Chip - Troubadour. They'll get your booty shakin'.

01-22-2007, 09:16 PM
I only saw two of them:

Manu Chao on 2005: He came withouth his complete band (the ticket was absolutly cheap, only 5 dollars) but it was a very good show (played something like 2:30 hours, maybe more).
Dj Shadow on 2006: I saw it on the Bue Festival (Daft Punk, TV On The Radio, Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Patti Smith, etc). It was a solid performance but nothing more.

I could saw the Peppers on 2002, they played on our big stadium and somebody promise me a ticket so i didnt bough one. Finally he couldn't get me one and i missed the show :(.

01-22-2007, 09:24 PM
One of my favorite things about this year's lineup is that I love is that there's so many I've been waiting to see.

The one's I have seen:

Bjork - Most of the set for Coachella 2002 from far back, slowly moving forward. It was pretty cool though it would've been far better had I not been so far away. I'd like to see her again this year and with the other expected Coachella Stage acts I may well be in a good position for it in which case I'd likely stay but if not I'd rather check out somebody on an alternate stage than watch from afar.
Interpol - 4x, including Coachella 2003. I love their songs so it's great to hear them live but that's as far as I'd go.
Sonic Youth - 3x including Coachella 2003. Amazing. Thurston Moore is one of my favorite guitarists ever and he's stunning live.
DJ Shadow - Once, he pulled everything off and communicated well with the crowd. Not sure how that would go in the Sahara.
Silversun Pickups - 2x, they're big and powerful live.
Tilly and the Wall - 3x, fun to watch, great songs.
Busdriver - Once and it was crazy to watch. He's raps like none other.
the Decemberists - 3x. They bring the pagentry live. This'll be a good one.
the Rapture - Once at Curiosa, they were fun but the place was empty so the crowd energy was not there. I think they'd be much better in the Mojave.
the Black Keys - 2x.. though this time they won't be right before Sleater-Kinney. These guys wail live, no need to worry about it only being two people on stage, they'll bring it.
the Roots - Once at Coachella 2001 while wating for Weezer. I didn't/don't really know them but it was fine enough. I would probably enjoy them quite a bit more now.
Placebo - Once and they're strong live. They have a lot of great songs and if nothing else you can wonder if Stefan is two feet taller than Brian or if it's closer to a foot and a half.
Junior Boys - Once, they were sick and not able to play long but I still remember it being worthwhile. It made me want to hear more.
Tapes 'n Tapes - Once, they were fun, they were energetic, they had an Euphonium (maybe it was a Tuba?) I'd like to see them again.

01-22-2007, 09:25 PM
hahaha i feel like a loser but the only person ive seen on the line up was Brother Ali last year. He was amazing! great way to start off Coachella!

01-22-2007, 09:29 PM
The Decemberists twice
RHCP twice
Sonic Youth once

Good news for me, I get to experience most artists for the first time.

01-22-2007, 09:29 PM
Arctic Monkeys
and hoping to increase that list

01-22-2007, 09:55 PM
Interpol - 3x - Like others said, very precise and they don't vary much from the album. I personally love seeing them live and will jump at the chance to see them again.

Sonic Youth - 4x - They are pretty lively for some old timers. That said, I will not seek them out.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Saw them on their tour with the Foos back in 2000. Very underwhelmed by them in all honesty. Probably will give them a second chance though on Saturday night seeing how there isn't much going up against it as of right now.

Kings of Leon - They opened for U2. Might have been a terrible venue for them, but I thought they were weak.

The Rapture - Saw them at Curiosa. They were ok, although I wanted to gouge out my eardrums by the end of the set. The lead singer's voice gets old quickly.

Blonde Redhead - Saw them open for Interpol. Musically, I really liked them. The voice was a little much to handle at times.

Air - Saw them the performance after Coachella. To this day, still is one of the best concerts I have ever been to. A must see!

The Roots - Saw them at my university way back when. Was hammered so I don't remember much. I do recall thinking they weren't bad for a hip hop group.

Explosions in the Sky - Incredible! Another one of the best shows I have ever been to. Will not miss them either. I have never seen a group as intense as they are live.

01-22-2007, 10:27 PM
Bjork (x2) - Excellent!!!

Interpol (x3) - Very good.

Jesus and Mary Chain - Saw them about 12 years ago or so, enjoyed very much.

Sonic Youth (x2) - very good

Rufus Wainwright - saw him open for Tori Amos. Not bad, but like his sister
Martha better.

Nickel Creek - saw at Austin City Limits last year, one of my favorites!

Gillian Welch (x2) - Don't miss her! Her partner, David Rawlings on guitar is amazing!

RHCP - once was more than enough for them.

Decemberists - a lot of fun live, very energetic.

Travis (x2) - excellent both times I saw them!

the Rapture - ok, not my cup of tea.

LCD Soundsystem - very entertaining.

Blonde Redhead - saw them at Coachella 2002, and enjoyed very much.

New Pornographers - saw them with Belle and Sebastian. They were ok, not great.


Fountains of Wayne - they put on a great live show, well worth checking out.

Sparklehorse (x2) - fantastic, my favorite at ACL last September.

Rage Against the Machine - saw them open for U2. One of the best live acts I've ever heard.

Air - excellent!!!

The Roots - opened for Wilco. Didn't care much for.

Kaiser Chiefs - ok.

Damien Rice - Saw him about a month ago, fantastic show!

Jose Gonzalez - saw him at ACL, was kind of bored.

01-22-2007, 10:35 PM
Brazilian Girls (2x)- Very good live. Highly recommended.

Felix Da Housecat (3x)- Sometimes he's on and locked, other times...not so much.

Busdriver (1x)- 6 years ago, I think. Can't remember details.

Tiesto (1x)- Nocturnal Wonderland 2002. Sun was rising behind him at 5am. He was laying down some serious tunes. Now, not so much. I'll pass. Best dj in the world? Erol Alkan would tear this guy a new one.

MSTRKRFT (2x)- First time last summer very good, last time a couple of months ago the set was very repetitive and a bit monotonous. Not much texture in that set. They should still be great in the tent. Highly recommended.

Justice (3x)- Highly recommended. Xavier absolutely kills it. Not really looking forward to listening to "We are your friends" for the 300th time, but the rest of their set should be amazing. Highly, highly recommended.

Dj Heather (2x)- Funky house. Good dj. A good way to stretch the muscles in the early part of the day.

Paul Van Dyk (1x)- Can't remember his set. Saw him about 4 or 5 years ago.

The Roots (2x)- They truly are "The legendary Roots crew".

Soulwax (1x)- Next to Daft last year, my second favorite live show of 06. Highly, highly recommended.

Spank Rock (1x)- Opened for MIA in LA in 05. Didn't really know them then, but they've since become a pretty big deal. Looking forward to seeing them perform Lindsay Lohan.

Ratatat (1x)- Saw them open for Ladytron and the Faint. I was too drunk to remember any of their set. Love their music though.

CSS (1x)- Catch them.

!!! (1x)- Really enjoyed their set. As if I need to recommend it to anyone.

01-22-2007, 10:40 PM
Interpol 4 times - Never let me down
Arctic Monkeys 1 time - Just whatever, at least I saw what the fuss was about
Sonic Youth at Coach 03 solid live band
Felix at coach 03 fun times
We Are Scientists 1 time - very fun, good energy
Gogol Bordello 1 time - they are crazy
Circa Survive 1 time - It was whatever even though I know a lot of people who like them
RHCP 2 times - it was fun but I am not going out of my way to see them this time
Arcade Fire 3 times- one of my fave live bands to watch
!!! 1 time - lots of dancing will be happenign when I see them again
Blonde Redhead 1 time - Really liked it
Jacks Mannequin 2 times - Kind of forced to watch because this was at Warped Tour and the band after was what I wanted to see
Rage 2 times - Loved it and I am looking forward to seeing them again
Kaiser Chiefs 2 times - very fun to see
Against Me! 2 times - They put a lot of energy into their performance

01-22-2007, 10:50 PM
peaches -terrible
manu chao -ohhhhhhman ohhhhhhh manOHHHHHHHHH MAN
!!! -amazing amazing cant wait to see them again
blonde redhead -solid and sexy
infected -manu chao x9434990359053
tiesto twice -first time ok good. 2nd time ok great

01-22-2007, 10:59 PM
Looking forward to seeing them perform Lindsay Lohan.

I've spent the last week or so singing: "Put yo' panties on! Put that pussy away!" Classic.

01-22-2007, 10:59 PM
arctic monkeys - i don't know why other people didn't enjoy the arctic monkeys but when i saw them they were amazing. i'm probably a bit biased though because they're one of my top 5 favorite bands. it was cool because they got us into their show the next day in a different city.

we are scientists - 3 or 4 times i've seen them and every time it's been so awesome. chris and keith are hilarious on stage.

interpol - sorta saw them except not really. they're my favorite band since the "sort of saw them" incident and i really cannot wait to see them.

01-22-2007, 10:59 PM
Interpol (x1): it was after their first album. ok, not great.

Sonic Youth (x5): Always fantastic live. And one of my all time favorite bands. PS...if you saw them at Arthurfest, ignore it. the sound people were idiots that night.

Peeping Tom (x1): Not my favorite Patton project, but a fun live show.

The Arcade Fire (x2): Many of us still drool over their 2005 appearance. I hope them being on the main stage doesn't subtract too much from the excitement.

Blonde Redhead (x1): Great! I love them, cant wait!

The New Pornographers (x1): I saw them without Neko Case, which was disappointing, but they still sounded good. I just hope Neko plays with them at Coachella.

The Black Keys (x1): Really great blues rock. Sound really good live too!

!!! (x2): Very energetic live show. I'm not too thrilled with their new material though. I'll see them if nobody else good is playing at the time.

Air (x1): Great band, even better live! Loved seeing them in 2004.

01-22-2007, 11:01 PM
interpol - great when they opened for the cure. other 5 times boring.
sonic youth - absolutely amazing
brazilian girls - chick has serious case of stage fright. face/eyes always covered
peaches - dryhumping people in crowd opening for nin
nickel creek - around christmas time they did and encore of christmas carols at their show.
gogol bordello - should have left after their set and skipped cake. no one can top gogol live.
noisettes - they opened for bloc party. i watched maybe 5 minutes of their set and dont even remember that.
the arcade fire - great
the decemberists - much better with petra hayden in the band. oh well
the rapture - new album is over produced. i bet new tunes are much better live. we'll see
blonde redhead - opening for interpol. very very loud
!!! - dance party
mike relm - never seen anyone do video scratching before. i'd love to know how he does it.
the roots - dave chappelle came out on stage during their set and did an awesome stage dive.
kaiser chiefs - dont remember. too drunk
placebo - played before she wants revenge and blew them away
rodrigo y gabriela - ive never seen anyone shred like that on an acoustic guitar, amazing!
css - saw them with ladytron. lots of fun.
the coup - backing band is great. amazing drummer.

01-22-2007, 11:03 PM
Arcade Fire (4x) - easily the best live act on tour right now...AMAZING
Blonde Redhead - they sound wonderful, Kazu is the best person ever
The Decemberists - even more charming live, and sound great too. Too bad Petra Hayden isn't around anymore...
Interpol - not at all dynamic on-stage, but it's good music that sounds great and I can't wait to hear the new material
!!! - caught the second half of their set, not really my thing but pretty cool
Of Montreal - assuming KROQ was correct and they are just missing from the poster for whatever reason; caught the end of their set at Detour and they sounded like good times

01-22-2007, 11:04 PM
The arthurfest Sonic Youth set sounded alright to me. I was on the fence getting feed from the amps, so i guess the mixing didn't give me problems

01-22-2007, 11:06 PM
The Rapture - Saw them at Curiosa. They were ok, although I wanted to gouge out my eardrums by the end of the set. The lead singer's voice gets old quickly.

Oh yeah. One of the worst voices around. Down there with Joanna Newsom and the asshole from Cover Your Ears Say Owww.

Blonde Redhead - Saw them open for Interpol. Musically, I really liked them. The voice was a little much to handle at times.

You better be talking about the voice in the songs where the guy sings, and not Kazu :mad:

01-22-2007, 11:16 PM
RATM (once) - It was on the "Evil Empire" Tour, they played "Darkness" and "The Ghost of Tom Joad" still one of the best shows ive ever seen. Zack hardly spoke which i hear is kind of rare but appreciated.
RHCP (3X) - Twice they were pretty terrible and once they were alright...ill be skipping them.
Interpol - Saw them at the Greek and loved the lighting and all that..sounds almost exactly like the album which is good and bad
The Roots (twice) - One of the coolest live bands around. i cant wait to see them again. The medley is just plain sick...if youve seen them you know what im talking about.
The Arcade Fire- At Coachella 05...probably the best set i saw that year. Tons of crazy energy cant wait to hear the new stuff.
The Decemberists(twice)- Both times ive seen them its been in a small venue and theyve been great...itll be interesting to see how it plays to a much large crowd
Peeping Tom(twice) - its fun, Mike Patton doing poppy type songs...kinda wish its was Tomahawk but oh well. And i saw them at the OC fair with Gnarls Barkley...so that was kinda wierd.
!!! - at Coachella 04, it was fun for while but it was early and hot and my fascination waned
Ozomatli - Ive seen them a ton of times, they seen to randomly play in OC a lot...they are a really fun band hopefully theyll be outdoors

01-22-2007, 11:20 PM
only Gogol Bordello. They put on a crazy act.

01-22-2007, 11:24 PM
You better be talking about the voice in the songs where the guy sings, and not Kazu :mad:

Well, I thought it was a dude singing, so I imagine it is not Kazu.

01-23-2007, 12:03 AM
Interpol: Left after 3 songs in 2003 when we weren't hearing Untitled or NYC. Fischerspooner was about to play.

Arctic Monkeys: Technically good. Enthusiastic crowd. Just not quite my cup of tea.

Felix da Housecat: Not bad in 2003. Mixing a lot of stuff in his dj set. I can take it or leave it.

We Are Scientists - We Aren't Musicians. Yawn.

Silversun Pickups - Saw them open at the Derby in Los Feliz for Tenacious D in 2002. It was fuzzy guitars. I liked em.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Lollapalooza, like 16 years ago? They were good then, now what's the point?

LCD Soundsystem - MUST SEE. Insane crowd energy at the Avalon show in 2005. Cant miss.

The Cribs - Drunken indie rock. Singer cuts his mouth on a beer bottle every show, seems like. Not bad, but I've seen em twice, and I'm over it.

Air - Walked by them in 2004, but I wasn't high, so it didn't catch our attention. Saw them again at the Hollywood Bowl, and thoguht they were great, fantastic light show. Horrible rude crowd at the Bowl though. (talking louder than the music)

Paul Van Dyk - I used to be a vendor at raves. If I never hear PVD again that will be just fine with me.

Richie Hawtin - Quite good techno. I am a little bored by some of his tracks though. I can take it or leave it.

Infected Mushroom - Saw them at the Avalon Xmas 2004. The sound just wasn't good. All I could really hear was an unrelenting bass, didn't hear much else. I love psytrance though, would give this a shot.

Spank Rock - MUST SEE! They played Safari Sams in Hollywood, the crowd was ape for them. GREAT energy. Acid Hip Hop!!!

internal wrangler
01-23-2007, 12:28 AM
Interpol - x9 (man, I didn't even realize it was that much)
Sonic Youth - x1
!!! - x3
Blonde Redhead - x3
Travis - x4
Explosions in the sky - x1
Jose Gonzalez - x1
Ratatat - x2

I feel like I've seen all the others though, because they always play around me and I miss it over and over. This makes me realize that I am seeing new performers!

01-23-2007, 12:34 AM
i need to get out more often or move to a larger city. The only bands i have already seen are Placebo, Interpool, Nickel Creek and Andrew Bird.

Andrew Bird is a must see. His cds do not capture the brilliance of his live performance. Just give him 5 min of your undivided attention and i promise you will want to stay for the rest of his set.

01-23-2007, 12:39 AM
Interpol - They are pretty solid live. If you don't like them already, you probably won't change your mind.
Arctic Monkeys - Awful.
Peaches - Silly.
RHCP - Fun. I guess.
Decemberists - Good, fun live show. The new material wasn't too great when i saw it live though.
Arcade Fire - Stellar live act.
Rufus Wainwright - Good performer
El-P - Awesome live hip hop act.
New Pornographers - Great show.
Blonde Redhead - fun, sexy performance
Hot Chip - Mediocre live band
Cocorosie - mediocre
Andrew Bird - Great, energetic live show
Damien Rice - yawn
the roots - awesome show
grizzly bear - great, mellow act
against me - some of the funnest shows I've ever been to
ratatat - mediocre live show

01-23-2007, 12:45 AM
Interpol x2-very good live, not necessarily my favorite live act, but one of my favorite bands so i'm happy for this.
DJ Shadow x1-in between bands at a festival show a long time ago. pretty good.
Peaches x1- so much fun.
Arcade Fire x2-incredible. one of the best live acts i've ever seen.
The Decemberists x1- really good. a very enjoyable show.
Kings of Leon x1- in between Regina Spektor and the Strokes. Boring. Even less impressive going after someone like Regina.
The Rapture x1- another fun one. can't wait to get my dance on.
Blonde Redhead x1- pretty good.
Regina Spektor x1- amazing. insane amount of stage presence. a must see.
Air x1- i know this has already been mentioned, but air during sunset at coachella 04=heavenly.
Kaiser Chiefs x1- surprisingly good. lots of energy.
Explosions in the Sky x1-beautiful music.

i'm very much looking foward to this year.

Carlo Von Sexron
01-23-2007, 01:02 AM
Interpol- Shitty venue, shitty crowd, but they played tight and I'll be looking forward to seeing them in a better situation.

Arcade Fire- Their 05 set is still my favorite performance ever, Coachella or otherwise. The only performance I would ever describe as "epic", that I've ever seen.

01-23-2007, 06:46 AM
- Bjork (x1)
- Interpol (x3)
- Arctic Monkeys (x1)
- Sonic Youth (x3)
- We Are Scientists (x2)
- El-P (x1)
- RHCP (x2)
- Arcade Fire (x1)
- Kings of Leon (x1)
- The Rapture (x2)
- The Black Keys (x2)
- Rage Against the Machine (x3)
- Air (x1)
- Paul Van Dyk (x1)
- Against Me (x2)
- CSS (x1)
- Sparklehorse (in a couple weeks)

01-23-2007, 06:58 AM
Sonic Youth: I've seen them three times. First time was at Coachella 2003, playing mid-afternoon on the main stage. I was quite close to the stage on the right. It was a good show, but nothing special. Second show was an acoustic performance at the Bridge School Benefit at 2005, which was a little boring to be honest. I then saw them in August 2006 as the middle band with The Flaming Lips and The Magic Numbers at the Minnesota State Fair. The show was almost cancelled due to heavy rains, but they came and did a strong set. I probably won't seek them out at Coachella per strong competition.

Rufus Wainwright: Saw him once, performing solo while opening for Tori Amos on Strange Little Girls Tour. Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Like others have set, he has a very strong voice and was entertaining. However, he may become a little boring after several songs, if he's performing solo. I wouldn't mind seeing him, but I can easily ignore him depending on set times.

We Are Scientists: The boys went to my college, so I've seen them perform at the school cafe quite a few times. I'm sure their attitudes and stage show have changed since they've hit areas where there's actually space to move on stage. I wouldn't mind seeing them again.

Brother Ali: I've seen him twice, once at Coachella 2006 and once at First Avenue in Minneapolis (he's a local). Both times were eh. I'll ignore him this year.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: I've seen them four times. First time was the Californication tour with Foo Fighters and Muse in 2000. Minneapolis show. They were horrible and were blown away by the openers. Second time was Coachella 2003 headlining, and they were actually quite good. I was right up near the front for White Stripes and Stooges, and just happened to stick around. Pleasantly surprised. Third time was the By the Way Tour at the Forum near Los Angeles, with the Flaming Lips and Mike Watt opening. It was a pretty good show, though not as good as Coachella. Fourth time was an acoustic performance at the Bridge School Benefit near San Francisco in 2005. They performed well there, also. Also present were Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Sonic Youth, Ed Vedder, Los Lonely Boys and Tegan & Sara. I'd like to see them again at Coachella 2007, but I can walk away if I need to.

The Arcade Fire: Saw them at Coachella 2005. Very good performance. I had to leave halfway through, as my concert partner went solely for the Dresden Dolls (who also put on an amazing performance). I'm going to try to see them again this year.

Travis: Seen them three times, two headlining shows at the Quest in Minneapolis and once at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. All three times great, very heartfelt singing and cute commentary. I haven't seen them in 5 years, so I'm going to try and see them again.

Air: Saw them at Coachella, very good performance. I did get a little bored after a while, and I confess I was mostly waiting for the next act. I won't make an effort to see them.

Placebo: Saw them twice in Minneapolis, once co-headlining with Stabbing Westward at the Quest and a headlining show at First Avenue. Both were excellent shows and I will try to see them again.

The Roots: Saw them on Moby's Area: One tour in 2001. They were all right, but I was more focused on other bands at the time. I'll try to see them this year, but I won't sweat it if I miss them.

01-23-2007, 07:27 AM
Friday Artists:

Bjork - Saw her back in 2003, the last time she was in the US, and the show turned me from a casual Bjork fan into a Bjork-obsessive. She's incredible live.

Interpol (x4) - These guys just ooze cool if you like them, but they can seem like assholes if you're not a fan. Technically, they're an amazing live band, but they don't bring a ton of energy. Still, the songs sound fantastic.

Sonic Youth (x2) - I saw them once back in '95 and again in '04. I just have a hard time getting into these guys. I've never been a huge fan, and their live shows are just an extension of their albums, plus you get feedback solos!

Brazilian Girls - Saw them this past fall at the Virgin Festival. I wasn't all that familiar with their music, but they brought some great energy, and I definitely could get into them. Their lead singer is rather attractive and completely insane.

Nickel Creek - Kinda saw them by accident a few years ago when they played at my college. They're not as bad as I thought they'd be, but pale in comparison to most of the bands at this festival.

Tokyo Police Club - Man, I had no idea how YOUNG these guys are. They brought some serious energy to the stage, but there was one glaring problem. The keyboardist shrieked and screamed the backup vocals, turning some of the songs into screamo-sounding stuff, it was very unfortunate. I did see a video of one of their live performances several months later and this was no longer the case, however.

01-23-2007, 07:42 AM
Saturday Artists:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - They were okay, I really liked them when I saw them, but it was several years ago and I've kinda outgrown them since.

Arcade Fire - Saw them in 2005 at Coachella, everyone knows how that went.

The Decemberists (x2) - Great, fun live band. Colin is always so excited, can't see how he reacts to such a giant crowd.

Kings of Leon - Saw them open for the Strokes several years ago, honestly, I don't remember much.

The Rapture - Tons of energy, and fantastic to dance to. Definitely a band worth checking out.

LCD Soundsystem - Awesome! James Murphy brings it live, must see!

Blonde Redhead - I didn't know them that well when I saw them, but they inspired me to buy some of their stuff, which is always a good sign.

New Pornographers (x4) - They're a completely different band when Neko Case is playing with them (seen them twice with her, twice without). With her, I'd give them an 8.5/10, without her, it's more of a 5.5/10. The energy just dies without her, don't know why.

!!! (x2) - Awesome energy. The music can lack substance sometimes, but they make up for it in dancing ability.

01-23-2007, 07:49 AM
I've seen Bjork, Interpol, Sonic Youth, Peeping Tom(very briefly), RHCP, The Arcade Fire (David Bowie showed up...wooooo!), The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, New Pornos, RATM(Woodstock 99), AIR(last few songs in 04...i'm dumb for missing them), Willie Nelson (@ Bridge School 03), The Roots, Explosions In The Sky and Grizzly Bear

01-23-2007, 07:56 AM
Rage Against the Machine - Saw them in '96 and '99, both incredible shows. I'm just a little worried that I won't be nearly as into them as I used to be. Are they as relevant now? Am I as angry? I think the answers to both of those may be "no."

Air (x2) - Saw them at Coachella '04 and once on their own, both fantastic shows, but the huge, open Coachella night served them so much better than a club. Can't wait to see them again.

The Roots (x3) - I've seen them both on their own and at festivals. I honestly prefer them when they headline their own shows cause they can just do whatever they want and jam and play obscure covers. In festivals, they just stick to the hits. Shouldn't be bad, but I wouldn't expect a phenomenal performance.

Tapes n' Tapes - These guys were surprisingly good live, though it might've been because I saw them on Halloween and they had on ridiculous costumes. Still, the music was excellent, worth checking out if you've got the time.

01-23-2007, 08:08 AM
Arcade Fire
Rage Against The Machine
Ghostface Killah [w/ Wu-Tang]
DJ Shadow
The Roots
Infected Mushroom
Richie Hawtin [seen him sooo many times, guy is legendary!!]

01-23-2007, 08:25 AM
DJ Shadow - (3x) Revolutionary producer/turntabalist. His sets are jaw-dropping when he focuses on his older stuff (solo, Quannum & UNKLE). Half of his new album is classic, but some is just disappointing. He usually mixes in great visuals, so I wouldn't miss this.

Peaches - (1x) Sat through set at a festival in NYC. Terrible. I don't get it.

Stephen Marley (feat. Jr. Gong) - (1x, 2x) Stephen is my second favorite Marley Bro. behind Damien. His voice is incredible and I dig the music. I've seen Damien twice. They should put on a great show together. Highly recommended.

Gogol Bordello - (1x) Saw them at a neo-hippie festival up in VT. I liked them, but my friends LOVED them (my girlfriend thinks the lead singer looks like a pirate). They put on a rowdy gypsy punk show and will get the crowd rockin'. Personally, they were a little overshadowed by Crown City Rockers, but that's probably just my personal taste.

Circa Survive - (1x) Pretty good band, not terribly far off from Coheed & Cambria. Sort of post-hardcore progressive rock. Great artist to add diversity.

Brother Ali - (1x) Missed him last year, but got to catch him opening for Atmosphere. If you like indie hip hop (i.e., Murs, Atmosphere, Company Flow, etc.), then you'll dig his set.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - (2x)

Ozomatli - (1x) I love Ozo on CD, but seeing them live adds a whole other quality to the music. A great hybrid of hip hop, salsa, and funk. A band not to be missed.

Pharoahe Monch - (2x) YES!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! PM put out my favorite CD of 2000 and then disappeared (he recorded an album for a label that was never released). Great hip hop in the veign of Black Star and De La Soul, but with more energy. Thank you!

Paul Van Dyk - (3x) As far as dance DJs go, you can't get that much better than PVD.

The Roots - (?x) I've seen them a ridiculous number of times, headlining their own shows and at festivals (I live in Philly). They are a premier live hip hop band. They're more jazz than most think, but they've been progressing towards more of a rock sound live. If you have not seen them yet, you're missing out.

01-23-2007, 10:40 AM
JAMC (x1)
Sonic Youth (10+) Great if you catch them on a good night
Faithles (x1)
Arcade Fire (x1)
Blonde Redhead (x1)
The New Pornographers (x1)
The Black Keys (x3)
!!! (x2)
Peter Bjorn and John (x1)
Fields (x2) - Don't even think about missing them
Rage Against The Machine (x2)
Air (x2)
Soulwax (x5)

Interpol (x2)
Peaches (x1)
Gogol Bordello (x1)
The Decemberists (x2)
The Rapture (x2)
LCD Soundsystem (x1)
Fountains Of Wayne (x2)
Damien Rice (x2)

The Cribs

What was i thinking
Travis (x1) - My then girlfriend liked them - understandably, it didn't work out.
Kings Of Leon

the goat
01-23-2007, 11:16 AM
Bjork - Coachella 02
Sonic Youth (x3)
Arcade Fire - Coachella 05 & later at the Warfield. So glorious.
Blonde Redhead - Coachella 01?
New Pornographers - Opened for B&S last year. Good times.
Fountains of Wayne - Fillmore in 03 I think. Good times.
Rage - Lollapalooza 93 or 94 when they opened followed by Tool. Can't believe it was that long ago. Incredible energy.
Air - Coachella 04. Right up there with B&S as perfect Sunset band.

01-23-2007, 11:33 AM
Interpol x2 - first time Secret Machines opened..they were awesome. second show was at curiosa..they were sub-par at best.
Sonic Youth x1 - bonnaroo - awesome!
Brazilian Girls x1 - v fest last year - very cool, if you like their records
Rufus Wainwright x1 - decent live, but im not a huge fan
Chili Peppers x1 - they're ok..good live show, but im over them
Kings of Leon x1 - opened for the Strokes..they were awesome
Rapture x1 - at curiosa..they were pretty sweet, but i would prefer seein them in a smaller venue
The Roots x1 - they're awesome live, but the soundsystem at that show was sh*tty..so it was a bad show overall
Explosions in the Sky - haven't seen them yet..i have tickets for march

01-23-2007, 11:45 AM
We are Scientists - Very good. Nice covers of Phil Collins and Boys II Men

Air - Saw them on Sunset slot at T-in the Park. Amazing

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Seen them about 7 times now. Mexican duo, accoustic guitars playing classical/metal/Flamengo mix. Miss them and you'll regret it. Absolutely Stunning!

The Feeling - Utter Garbage. Saw them support and hated every moment

01-23-2007, 12:14 PM
i saw the roots open for rage against the machine about 10 years ago. good show, but i was only about 16 and remember being a bit scared by all the moshing, flag-burning, etc. love rage though. the roots aren't really my style.

other than that, the only acts from this year i've seen are arcade fire (phenomenal) and willie nelson (a really fun show)!

01-23-2007, 02:27 PM
Peeping Tom - Opened for Gnarls Barkley in Philly. They were OK; crowd wasn't into it and I'm not sure if they were Mike Patton fans who couldn't wrap their heads around the hip-hop vibe or Gnarls fans who were like "Peeping who?" I think the West Coast likes Mike Patton more so I expect a better show at Coachella. Rahzel toured with the band so I wonder if he'll play here too, and possibly rejoin the Roots onstage during their set.

Peaches - Dumb fun. Her most recent tour was her first with a full band. Go in with no expectations and you'll have a good time.

Silversun Pickups - I know everyone rips on them as Smashing Pumpkins v2.0 but I'm no big SP fan and I can honestly say: HOLY CRAP these guys are good. One of the best albums of '06, and a straightforward rock show. Not a lot of movement onstage (I saw them at a tiny venue) but the music makes up for it.

The Rapture - Truth in advertising. These guys are nuts live. Could blow out either the Sahara or one of the rock tents.

LCD Soundsystem - Good, earnest. Can't wait to hear how the new album translates live.

Hot Chip - Headlined above the Rapture on a recent tour and TORE MY FACE OFF. The Warning is a relatively low-key album IMO but they turn things up 20 notches live. If you haven't seen them you will be shocked to shit how upbeat they are. Could be a sleeper contender for festival set of the year...

Rage Against the Machine - Funny story here: Saw them during the third Lollapalooza tour in '93. In Philly. The day they decided to play one chord of feedback and stand onstage naked for 20 minutes with "PMRC" painted on their torsos. I really hope they're better this time. ;)

01-23-2007, 03:36 PM
Not too many...

Sonic Youth-A
Brazilian Girls-C+
Kings of Leon-B-
Paul Van Dyk-C+
Jose Gonzalez-A-

01-23-2007, 03:44 PM
Arcade Fire (Coach.05) - most energetic live show i've ever seen
Travis (Cincinnati 01) - decent, but all their songs sound pretty much the same
!!! (Coach.04) - good daytime show - fun to listen to
Air (Coach.04) - best sunset show i've seen at coachella
the Roots (numerous) - just saw them at Vegoose and they still put all of it into their shows, but Questlove is f'ing sweet.
Jose Gonzalez (Tucson 06) - one of the best intimate (like 50 people) shows i've seen, don't know how he'll sound on a stage at coachella though...
Junior Boys (Tucson 06) - they were really good but they only played for about 45 minutes...more disappointing than anything....

01-23-2007, 03:48 PM
Bjork: Post tour, stunning, mesmerizing, don't know if her act will age well, tho

Happy Mondays: Pills, Thrills tour. At the height of their powers, could be awesome if Mr. Ryder doesn't first get arrested

CSS: opened for Ladytron. Rock-out-with-your-cock-out good fun. Lovefoxx will be drunk and rowdy

Can't wait to see:
LCD Soundsystem (especially!!!)
Jarvis Cocker
Good, Bad, and the Queen
Hot Chip

01-23-2007, 03:56 PM
bjork x1 the shrill could pierce even the toughest armoured vehicle
interpol x1 nothing special
faithless x2 some superb tracks, a little mundane live with the use of filler tracks
we are scientists x3 great tracks and one of the most european of usa bands i have seen. also interact with crowd superbly.
RHCP x1 some amazing tracks, but live performance was nothing spectacular
arcade fire x1 never really knew much about them until coachella 2005. stage show entertaining to say the least.
travis x5 play hit after hit with excellent crowd interaction.........britney's baby hit me one more time! is one of the most interesting cover versions i have heard.
the rapture x3 their music just seems to fit into a hot festival afternoon
the fratellis x2 superb tracks
kaiser chiefs x4 excellent live with great sing-a-long tunes
placebo x1 nothing special
lily allenx1 saw her do an acoustic set in london church. amazing voice but she has one stinking attitude
the feeling x1 some great tunes, but live show is not that great
the kooks x1 was well back of a huge crowd last year socould see nothing of the stage.
klaxons x1 inde-rave cross-over. amazing tunes to jump around to waving your glow-sticks!

01-23-2007, 09:32 PM
Sonic Youth (x5): Always fantastic live. And one of my all time favorite bands. PS...if you saw them at Arthurfest, ignore it. the sound people were idiots that night.

The arthurfest Sonic Youth set sounded alright to me. I was on the fence getting feed from the amps, so i guess the mixing didn't give me problems

I was in the middle of the area in front of the sound booth and yeah, the sound was way boomy and ugly. I still loved the set, though.

Interpol - They are pretty solid live. If you don't like them already, you probably won't change your mind.

01-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Interpol - solid, tight, sounds a LOT like their albums.

Sonic Youth - awesome, especially if they include lots of stuff from Murray St. and before.

Brazilian Girls - very high energy, danceable, cute singer.

Nickel Creek - much better than the people on this forum would have you believe... if you have any interest in bluegrass whatsoever, or just want to see some people play their instruments incredibly well, don't miss this.

RHCP - a little corny, yes, but still a lot of fun especially if you're not a mile away.

Arcade Fire - amazing, obviously.

Decembrists - loads of fun, excellent musicianship.

Kings of Leon - not as bad as some are saying, but there will certainly be something better going on.

New Pornos - let's just hope to God that Neko shows up. not awful without her, though.

Black Keys - saw them open for Radiohead last summer. Very sweet

Andrew Bird - very chill, lots of talent, cool songs. will add some nice variety.

The Frames - fantastic live band. these guys are huge in Ireland, and play for Coachella-sized crowd more often than you'd think. They know how to put on a show, believe me.

Roots - jammy and cool. these guys know what they're doing.

Explosions in the Sky - my favorite band in my favorite genre of music. you can, not, miss, this, show.

Ratatat - high energy, great sound, but gets a little boring after a while.

Tapes and Tapes - cool, quirky indie rock.

01-24-2007, 02:44 PM
!!! - Two times, very good. I look forward to this.

Air - These guys are awesome. I really look forward to this.

Erol Alkan - Yes, awesome.

The Arcade Fire - Yes, good, but I wouldn't listen to everyone else rave about them, I was pretty disapointed the very first time I saw.

Arctic Monkeys - Yes good.

Benny Benassi - Yes. Hit or miss. I'd say of the 5 times I've seen him 2 were good, 1 was OK, and the other two were meh.

Bjork - Yes, she is one of the reasons I'm going.

The Black Keys - Yes good.

Blonde Redhead - Yes. First time I saw them they opened for Interpol and they were a better show than Interpol. I suggest you check these guys out.

The Decemberists - Yes, OK.

Digitalism - Yes, OK.

DJ Heather - Yes, don't remember. I wasn't "all there".

DJ Shadow - Yes, two times were awesome, other two were OK.

Explosions In The Sky - I want to warn you that these guys have long songs and are very awesome. If they only play for 45min - 1hr, you will leave with musical blue balls...

Felix Da Housecat - Yes, 50/50 good/bad.

Ghostface Killah - Never solo, but f'n awesome regardless.

Gotan Project - I used to live in France so yes, very good and chill.

Richie Hawtin - Yes good. Don't use club sets as an example. If you've seen him at a major music event like WMC, Gatecrasher, Creamfields, etc...then you'll agree that he's probably going to be worth seeing.

Infected Mushroom - One of the main reasons I'm going. Of course.

Interpol - Yes, all but one time was good.

The Kooks - Yes, OK.

The Jesus & Mary Chain - I haven't seen these guys, but since I've read about them 11,000 times by now on the boards, I'm going to check them out to see what the deal is.

Kaiser Chiefs - Yes good.

Kings Of Leon - Yes, ACL, good.

Klaxons - Yes, good.

LCD Soundsystem - Yes, I'm very excited about this show.

Stephen Marley feat Jr. Gong - Yes, zzZzZZZZ.

MSTRKRFT - If you've ever heard MSTRKRFT, you won't miss this show.

Willie Nelson - I live in Austin, TX...anyone want to play a "who's seen Willy more game?"

New Pornographers - Yes, listen to their albums, aren't that great live.

Of Montreal - Yes, awesome.

Placebo - Yes, when they aren't complaining about G. Bush.

Rage Against The Machine - Yes, and I was in 7th grade. I can't wait.

The Rapture - Yes.

Ratatat - Yes but I don't remember so I guess not that great?

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Yes, horrible. Anything post BSSM should be burned.

Damien Rice - Yes, but am concerned he'll put the crowd to sleep. Great voice though.

The Roots - Worrrrrrrddddddd.

Sonic Youth - Yes, been a long time. Man that one guy can play the guitar.

Sparklehorse - Yes.

Tiesto - Yes. *see Richie Hawtin

Travis - Yes but please help me here. My favorite band is Radiohead and people always compare these guys to Radiohead. Please explain the similarity?

Paul Van Dyk - Yes. *see Tiesto

VNV Nation - If there are going to be any emos/goths at the show, this will be the place. This band is pretty cool.

Rufus Wainwright - Yes. *see Daimean Rice

01-24-2007, 02:52 PM
-Rage Against the Machine (99' Battle of Los Angeles) Right before they broke up.
-We are Scientists (They were weird and crazy, but a good show)
-CSS (Saw them when they came to UCLA, they are VERY fun)

I love this year because there is a ton of stuff I like that I have not seen!!! :)

01-24-2007, 04:18 PM
anyone want to play a "who's seen Willy more game?"

Sounds kinky :P

01-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Ok after reading this post and other posts.. I need to know who is the essential (must see) in this line up..

Right now I have:

Soulwax, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Arcade Fire (taking a big chance since I find their funeral album a bit boring), Against Me, Andrew Bird, Justice, and Spank Rock.. I'm listening to Spank Rock on I-Tunes right now.. how the hell did I miss this album.. fuqing awesome.. So give me a list of who is essential.. I will by you a water at the show.. thank you..

01-24-2007, 11:09 PM
I saw Bjork with the Sugarcubes years ago - awesome!

More recently - Felix da Housecat, OK

Paul Van Dyk - seen him a lot, sometimes too slow and dull, sometimes great sets (hard trance)

Richie Hawtin - seen him a lot, but never enough!! Sometimes he can be a little bit minimal, but when he's on - look out!!

01-24-2007, 11:25 PM
OK - I go to A LOT of shows (I'm also a bit older)

BJORK (3X including Coachella 02)
INTERPOL (5X including Coachella)
DJ SHADOW (including Coachella 99)
FELIX DA HOUSECAT (once, that was enough)
GOGOL BORDELLO (1X, very fun)

RHCP (4X including Coachella)
KINGS OF LEON (4X, two with U2)
THE RAPTURE (3X, including Coachella 04)
NEW PORNOGRAPHERS (1X, Lollapalooza)

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE (2X, including Coachella 99)
AIR (3X, including Coachella 04)
CROWDED HOUSE (1X, way back in 88)
!!! (2X)
CSS (2X, Ladytron tour)
TAPES N TAPES (1X, yawn)


01-24-2007, 11:41 PM
RHCP: x2 when i was a diehard fan. i guess it was okay then but i look back in shame shame shame.

arcade fire: if you don't go and see these guys you have no soul. best live act in the world.

RATM: i was way too young, i don't remember at all. i was basically born backstage at their shows. i'm not even joking.

placebo: seeing brian molko impregnated me.

01-24-2007, 11:52 PM
Rufus Wainwright
Comedians of Comedy
Red Hot Chili Peppers (headlining yet another festival, I was forced, they were terrible)
The Muthafucking Arcade Fire (should be their new name, spectacular)
The Decemberists (ok, not the whole band, but Colin Meloy)
Hot Chip
The Frames (meh)
Kaiser Chiefs
Damien Rice

Hmm...this is the year I've seen the least, interesting.

01-25-2007, 12:06 AM
I feel sorry for whoever is up against the Arcade Fire. they might get 10 people watching them, the other 59,990 will be watching Aracde Fire.

01-25-2007, 12:09 AM
I feel sorry for whoever is up against the Arcade Fire. they might get 10 people watching them, the other 59,990 will be watching Aracde Fire.

01-25-2007, 12:26 AM
I'll be there screaming like the little girl that I am.

01-25-2007, 02:12 AM
I'm gonna want to be up close for Arcade Fire, but I know i'd have to camp at the stage all day, and saturday is soo packed for me, i dont want to miss much..

anyway, who i've seen

Silversun Pickups - pretty good, got bored eventually..

Arcade Fire - coachella '05.. best show i've ever seen.
Decemberists - tremendous, they don't disappoint
Regina Spektor (x2) - without the band, unbelievable; with the band, bland
Ozomatli - loooong time ago, but i'm pretty sure i hated them

CSS (x2) - so much fun, lovefoxxx will get drunk and crowdsurf, guaranteed
Tapes 'n Tapes - like their cd a lot, solid if unspectacular live..

01-25-2007, 07:20 AM
Air- in '04 unbelievable set at sunset
Rage Against the Machine - At Lollapaloza in '94. They were great at the time but I don't think I want to see them now.
CSS - Opened up for Ladytron. A ton of energy. Not sure how it will work at Coachella since the lead singer liked jumping off the stage and dancing in the crowd.

01-25-2007, 07:29 AM
Rage Against the Machine (1x)
Willie Nelson (1x)
Sonic Youth (1x)

01-25-2007, 07:37 AM
And now that i think about it.. (actually now that i just read the lolla wiki lineup)

i prolly saw Kings of Leon in 03 at Lollapoolza
i guess they didnt leave an impression on me.