Other than my 'big 3' listed above
Friday: !!! and the Black Keys are a definite yes. Plan on checking out Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Drums, and maybe Rural Alberta Advantage. Maybe Ariel Pink, Cee Lo, Flogging Molly, Ozomatli.
Saturday: this day is so full of great stuff I just know there will be conflicts. BAD and Wire and..
Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, Foals, Gogol Bordello, the Kills, the New Pornagraphers, and the Tallest Man on Earth are all on my SEE list. I'm also curious about Trampled by Turtles, the Twelves, the Felice Brothers, Mumford & Sons. I don't think there's any way I can fit all that in.
Sunday: the anti-Saturday: I know almost nothing, and the little bit I do know I am not excited about.
the only big YES is The National. and I guess the Strokes, I like them, though I just saw them this past fall.
I'll see Gord Downie out of curiosity. maybe Leftfield. maybe OFF. maybe PJ
Friday: Chemical Brothers, Boys Noize, Warpaint, !!!, Klaxons, Cut Copy, Tame Impala. I'll probably give Ariel Pinks a shot, but I've been hearing some shockingly bad reviews of some of his live shows, which is a shame because I really like the new album. It sounds like classic '70's AM radio.
Saturday: Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Scissor Sisters, Foals, The Joy Formidable, Here We Go Magic. I've heard Scissor Sisters put on a really fun danceable show, with '70's disco sound and costumes.
Sunday: Strokes, Duran Duran, PJ Harvey, DFA1979, Ratatat, Chromeo, The Presets, Health, Menomena. I've heard great things about Polly Jean's shows. They say she's a little firecracker.
She's like the whole damn box of firecrackers. She takes no prisoners. A must see show.
sounds like Pat Benetar.
Motion, do you know if SB is still doing the same routine as last year? I know there's a lot of good duos out there, but I think SB needs a drummer added to the live performance.