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    Re: Sufjan Stevens

    It's more acoustic, quieter (at least Carrie & Lowell is). But he transforms a lot of those songs live, into almost post-rock tunes at times. I'd really love for him to release a live album, or a...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    If you find yourself longing for a new War on Drugs album, check out Silver Torches. I mean, it's practically a Lost In The Dream b-sides album, but it's not bad:...
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    Re: Tell Us About The 2016 Lineup

    This thread seems to have died being stuck in the Non-Coachella Discussion section. I'll offer one more plea to at LEAST move it into the Coachella Discussion area. In the meantime, an effort to...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Yes yes, there's always a conflict or two that makes no sense and hurts. That doesn't mean they're common, or that they shouldn't be avoided. That's the whole point of keeping...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    The overlap is definitely not complete, and anyone who picks Purity Ring over LCD Soundsystem is crazy. But there will still be a lot of people who hope to see both.

    I'd agree that Skepta's the...
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    Re: Bob Moses

    Yeah, I'm digging these guys. I think they'll get screwed in the glut of awesome sets on Friday and I'll end up missing them, but if it works out I'd be thrilled.
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    Re: Sufjan Stevens

    ^ Ha, yeah, that's why I wasn't sure. I saw it in the setlists but it wasn't in that video. Dessner on guitar would've been amazing.
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    Re: Sufjan Stevens

    I saw him at the Fox in Oakland, and he rambled so much during his (hilarious) mid-set speech that he ran out of time for Chicago. So I hope he does it, haha.

    At Eaux Claires, did he do the full...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Huh?
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Maybe it's just anecdotally my friends, and I'll let it go if so. Every person I know going has both LCD and Purity Ring as priorities. Not a single one cares about Ellie Goulding.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    This is pure speculation. As far as we know.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    You think Purity Ring's more likely to close the Mojave than Lido? Why?
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Pretty much everyone I know who wants to see LCD wants to see Purity Ring as well, for what it's worth.



    This looks pretty good. We have Lido between the Kills and Purity Ring in the current...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    I guess that means Bill Graham isn't a step down anymore, too (2 shows vs 1 at the Greek, though I think they might've been able to do two at the Greek and chose not to).
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Not positive what venue you're talking about (since you referenced the Wiltern) but I'm like 95% sure the Warfield makes you show a floor ticket and then gives you a wristband for the floor. I...
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    As for HEALTH, aren't they billed for a mid-afternoon slot? Any reason in particular they should be at night?

    Last thought: the Gobi started at 11:15 on Friday last year. If we need to move...
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    I trust the Lemaitre confirmation - that person has been correct with previous info, and seems overall legit. But they also made it sound like they just had a general ideal of when they'd be playing,...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    At Splendour in the Grass they had 30 minutes of setup time before (which is a pretty standard Coachella stage break), and 45 minutes to break down/set up the next act. I think we can make that work.
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    Ok, I did a little research on this, and it seems like they might not need to close a stage. At the Laneway Festivals, they closed their stage. At Catch Fest in the Netherlands, though, they did not,...
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    Hey, Stromae sold out MSG and wound up in the Mojave! Kidding. You've made a convincing case - tickets for his Bill Graham show are going for $130 on Stubhub(!!!) - and all I have is gut instinct. I...
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    Re: Ferris Wheel

    Calvin Harris might be Ferris Wheel time, if they don't have good counter-programming. Always nice to get an aerial view of insanity like that (much better than actually watching Calvin Harris).
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    Re: Jazz

    Sweeeeet, thanks! Haven't watched it in almost ten years...this year's Coachella is a great excuse to pick it back up.
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    Re: Jazz

    Ah, I was just needling you. Any opportunity to drop that Louis quote. Also, Ken Burns' Jazz is great - is it on Netflix?
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    I started out pretty meh about Sunday, but I now like it more than Saturday.

    Anderson .Paak
    Sia
    Epik High
    Nathaniel Rateliff
    Chris Stapleton
    Beach House
    Miike Snow
    Deafheaven
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Even Tyler, you could make a strong case for how Coachella-centric he is (an OFWGKTA artist has played the fest pretty much every year since they started, right?). G-Eazy makes no sense compared to...
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    Re: Jazz

    Swing's a style of jazz! As Louie Armstrong put it: "Ah, swing, well, we used to call it syncopation -- then they called it ragtime, then blues -- then jazz. Now, it's swing. Ha! Ha! White folks,...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    I get the counter-programming argument; I guess the question is whether it's more important to provide good counter programming for Ellie, or avoid a painful conflict for LCD. I'd err on the latter...
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    I'm gonna change the topic and hope it sticks. I look forward to continuing this debate five more times over the next two months though.

    Foals vs Purity Ring: can we switch these? They're...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Yep. Kaskade is very much a regional thing. Do a Google Trends comparison of Kaskade and Jack U, and Jack U is bigger right now until you look at California-only, where Kaskade is much bigger, even...
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    Re: Jazz

    St Germain is pretty jazzy, albeit not straightforward jazz like the other three.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Agreed.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Rancid doesn't know anything about their set time yet. I think we've gotta wait til mid to late March, that's when acts usually start getting a sense of it.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Interesting - a step down from playing the Greek.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    I vaguely remember it being "main stage," but we disregarded it because it felt pretty inconceivable that they'd close after LCD Soundsystem. If we agree they won't close after LCD, we ultimately...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Ok...lemme challenge that notion real quick:

    1. LCD Soundsystem is a giant marquee dance party act, and will be closing out the festival.
    2. In 2014, the Friday giant marquee dance party acts...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Yeah, I agree. That's why I had been making the Sufjan-mainstage case in the Friday thread, though people seem pretty convinced he'll be on the Outdoor. Major Lazer is a much easier mainstage choice...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    I could mayyybe see Jack U on the main before Ellie. They're definitely bigger than A^I (though I didn't really understand A^I getting the Outdoor), but also definitely smaller than Skrillex solo, at...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Yeah, I don't disagree. But they're billed right next to each other, and Flume into Sia feels better than Major Lazer into Sia (would Sia be too chill after Major Lazer?). Anyway, I'm done arguing...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Ok, this is my last stab at making an Andrew Wyatt guest spot during Flume work. I do still think it'll happen, because that's just the way this festival goes these days, but I'll leave it to the...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    We've already discussed and dismissed this possibility, but it's at least possible that Major Lazer could end up in the Sahara.

    I also think that either the Outdoor or the Sahara will conflict...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    I dunno...he's brought out Wyatt at least twice live (FYF and in Sydney), and Wyatt will be there. Considering how special-guest-obsessed Coachella's become (seriously, do they budget for it at this...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    Yep, he did, so that's a great point -- Miike Snow and Flume likely won't conflict. The question is, how much time do we need to put between them? In the Saturday thread, there was a question of...
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    I'm emailing Rancid's publicist now...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: SUNDAY

    For what it's worth, it happened last year with The Weeknd and Axwell^Ingrosso.
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    The original post has a link to the clashfinder, which is the most updated version - the coachella-styled templates come from GeoffreyB and are a bit more delayed.



    Heh, makes sense. Note to...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    I still think Sufjan on the outdoor would get a quiet main. Steely Dan's not quiet, but got a quiet main. Neutral Milk Hotel isn't quiet for all their songs, but got a quiet main. If the third-billed...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Yeah, I don't think we can get an M83 - Sufjan - Ellie - LCD main stage unless LCD gets 1.5 hours (and I think they'll get 2). Either Sufjan is Outdoor sunset, or M83 closes the outdoor opposite...
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    I could see OMAM on the outdoor at night, or the main at 5-6. Their popularity has gone down a bit - nothing from last year's album came close to their debut in popularity, and Google trends suggests...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    On that note, Sufjan's extended version of Blue Bucket of Gold is one of the loudest things I've ever seen in concert. Never seen so many people plugging their ears. If you think he's going to have a...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    Mangum and Adams weren't billed top-3 though. Maybe that's splitting hairs, but in the last five years, 41/45 top-3 acts have played the main, and the only non-electronic 3rd billed act to get bumped...
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