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  1. Re: Totally stumped on Sunday, who should I be listening to prepare?

    Girlpool is one of my favorite discoveries on the lineup.

    Sunday is largely a buzzkill for me too, but I would add Girlpool, Wolf Alice, and Autolux to your list to check out. Haven't seen any of...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Have you heard anyone talking about Miike Snow since 2012? Because I sure as hell haven't.
  3. Re: Your Top Ten Songs You Want to Hear at Coachella 2016

    LCD Soundsystem - "You Wanted a Hit"
    Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago"
    M83 - "Don't Save Us from the Flames" (doubt this gets played)
    Purity Ring - "Fineshrine"
    Savages - "Adore"
    Guns N Roses - "Sweet...
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    Re: Grimes live

    Grimes has improved live. Caught her 3 times on Visions, all at festivals, and each set was steadily better than the last.

    Unfortunately, her crowds also got progressively more annoying. Coachella...
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    Re: The Last Shadow Puppets!

    To be fair, Europe has treated the Arctic Monkeys like royalty for many years. While they've finally blown up here, I'm not sure how many fans TLSP have made in the process.
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    Re: Top 5 each day, the 2016 edition

    Friday:
    LCD Soundsystem
    Sufjan Stevens
    M83
    The Last Shadow Puppets
    The Kills

    Saturday:
    Lush
    Guns N' Roses
  7. Re: Hilariously terrible discoveries 2016

    Holy crap, Coachella finally granted my pleas to add comedy to their lineup. I actually laughed while playing this, and I mean that in the worst way.

    And James Bay is merely this year's Hozier....
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    The Kills 2016

    May as well start the Allison Mosshart worship thread.

    To those who bemoan the lack of rock, rejoice. The Kills have been taunting us in regards to new music for several years now (they'd been...
  9. Re: 2016 Lineup: 5 Smart, 5 Dumb, 5 Missed

    Smart:
    LCD Soundsystem
    Lush
    Sufjan Stevens
    Last Shadow Puppets
    The Arcs (nice way to circumvent another damn Black Keys appearance, though I guess that's not stopping Diplo)

    Dumb:
    Ellie...
  10. Re: Is rock music no longer relevant for Coachella?

    True story: I thought the 1975 were a boy band at first.


    Hey now, let's not associate Foals with the rest of that crap.

    Wolf Alice is worth checking out for a rock fix too.
  11. Re: Most disappointing logical fits that became glaring omissions 2016

    Slowdive are playing Levitation a week later and have that as their only US tour date this year so far, so I was really hopeful we'd get them on the polo fields. Nope.

    Also, what's it gonna take...
  12. Re: Rate The 2016 Artists You've Already Seen As Live Artists

    Friday

    Ellie Goulding - Caught her twice at festivals during her first album, and she was pretty boring both times. Haven't really kept up with her since, but haven't felt the need to. C

    M83 -...
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    Re: Lush!!!!

    Absolutely a highlight of the lineup. "Sweetness and Light" is probably one of my favorite songs of all time.
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    Re: 2016 Lineup is here!!!

    Congratulations, Jack Johnson. Thanks to Calvin Harris, you are no longer the worst headliner in Coachella history (Dispute this if you want, but let's just agree to hate them both).

    Also, isn't...
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    Re: LCD Soundsystem

    Yes, it's a ridiculously predictable reunion.
    Yes, I'm still excited for it.
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    Re: The Year in Photos, 2015 Edition

    I'll post some when I round up my best of the year, but I just want to tell Boourns that I freaking love that shot of St. Vincent. Gives me a 50's movie vibe.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    KROQ actually tried last year, so I guess they figured they didn't have to try at all this year. Thank god Foals are doing their own show 2 weeks prior. And I forgot Silversun Pickups even existed.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Nearly got boned on that Chvrches sale. AXS app kept prompting me to log in even though I was already logged in, and when I tried to log in again, just kept directing me to a blank page. Somehow...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    Saw EL VY tonight and spoke to Brent afterwards. He says they don't currently have touring plans for 2016 because Matt's so busy with the next National album, though it's not ruled out. Still, sounds...
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    Re: GRIMES

    Grimes in the Gobi in 2013 was suffocating, and that set was mid-afternoon if I recall. Outdoor for sure next time.
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    Re: It begins... first 2016 confirmation

    Savages North American tour is good news for us:

    03/27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/28 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    03/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    03/31 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Aside from the fact that I somehow had way worse phone service than previous times I've attended, I had fun this year.

    Billy Idol, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, TV on the Radio, Decemberists,...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    Definitely a more difficult sale than I thought it would be. I actually pulled up a great pair earlier, but sheesh, even those mid-level seats are much more expensive than I imagined (friend I'm...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    I know the "don't give a fuck" attitude is all a part of Julian's shtick, but it's just one of several reasons I don't care if I never see The Strokes live again. Also read some complaints about how...
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    Re: Guess the 2016 Lineup A Year In Advance

    I was really, really, really, really, really, really, really hoping Mumford and Sons would be done touring before next year. The odds of them being our "sloppy seconds headliner from previous year"...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    "Playing Dead" and "Bury It" are probably the closest-sounding tracks to "Recover", which are both catchy as all fuck and doomed to be stuck in my head until the next album, but the most captivating...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    The Bones of What You Believe has gotten more plays in my car than any other album in the last 5 years, so this new Chvrches album had a pretty high mark to reach in my book. After 2 listens, it...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    I liked The Rip Tide more than most people, especially the title track. But holy crap is this new one boring.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    12/7 - Beach House - Observatory

    This actually fits into my schedule better than the Fonda date I have tickets for. Might switch.
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    I think a big reason I liked Bloc Party's set more than most people here is because they were so god-awful when I saw them a few years ago. That and my love for those first two albums (yeah, I hold...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    After hearing mixed things about some of Spiritualized's recent sets, I went in with tempered expectations yesterday, but I shouldn't have worried. They destroyed. Caught the end of Laura Marling...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    I actually thought Bloc Party sounded way better last night than the previous time I saw them, even with a new lineup and several crappy new songs.

    My favorite set of the day may have been...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    The Deerhunter news really bums me out, especially since I couldn't attend in 2013 when they last played. No disrespect to !!!, as getting a replacement act at all this late in the game is neat...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    So the schedule's out. Other than the Foos/Disclosure clash we already knew about, I'm not finding much to complain about. Hell, FJM/Glass Animals is probably my worst conflict. Thought for sure we'd...
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    Re: Lana Del Rey - 2016 Headliner

    You know, I saw part of her set in 2014, and her performance wasn't bad. I don't care for her music, but she's certainly come a long way from that infamous SNL performance. It's just the culture...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    The Forum has definitely undergone improvements. But it's still in a lousy area, has a nightmarish parking scenario with no good public transit options nearby (and at $20 to park, versus $5 if you...
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    Re: Lana Del Rey - 2016 Headliner

    Worst main stage crowd of all time? If this ever happens - god forbid - let her play a headline set at like 9pm. That way the kids can go home.

    Or hell, just make a new stage entirely for Lana Del...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Hasn't ACL stopped doing unopposed Sunday headliners? The Weeknd will surely play opposite.
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Please, for the love of god, give me a huge after-show selection on Saturday. I might drown myself in alcohol otherwise.

    (And yeah, I'll take a band that's put out 3 good albums in the last 6...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    FYF Instagram regarding Metro hours:

    "We are working closely with Metro Los Angeles​ to keep more Expo Line trains running throughout the day and to keep full Saturday night service for Sunday...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Future added to Weekend 2, Brandon Flowers removed from W2.

    I don't care about either, but for those who do, either rejoice or be sad.
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    Metro hours were always extended for HARD, so I don't see FYF having any problem with it either.
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    The Arena will also go until 2am on Saturday. FYF Instagram has also added that there will be more exits, which was one of my biggest gripes about last year, so I'm happy about that one for sure.
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Sheesh, I remember them saying daily lineup in early July and schedule by end of July. We might just be getting both of them simultaneously.


    I've been monitoring Southwest prices the last few...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    Whoa, I won free passes for FYF, so I guess this isn't the year I'm skipping after all! Tons of giveaways may also be a sign of slow sales, but hey, I'm not complaining!

    Need to further educate...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    "Hopes dashed" would be an understatement. It's not worse than The 2nd Law, but the fact that I can't comfortably say it's better is a very bad thing.

    I'll still catch a show from them.
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    Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    The only thing I have against The Rip Tide is that I can't listen to "A Candle's Fire" without having a bad flashback to one of the worst times of my life when I had to have that song sooth me before...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    I would probably love Reapers if it weren't for those extremely stupid "Drones!" chants. As is, it's probably still better than anything off their last album, or so far off this new album.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    I wish we had gotten all those dates up front. A Saturday show would've been much more ideal for me.

    Still, even though I had no doubt Beach House could sell out 4 nights at the Fonda, I'm...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    I attended Weenie Roast (wasn't too bummed about missing the Mayan show until I actually saw the setlist) and thought Reapers was easily the highlight. No idea why they only got 45 minutes as a...
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