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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2016

    I'm honestly struggling to find things to complain about with the schedule. I got tickets for Beach House at the Ace, so that alleviates any heartbreak there, which makes missing Chelsea Wolfe my...
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    Re: UPCOMING SHOWS ON KIMMEL

    Air added on Monday 8/29! Good insurance in the likely case of a bad conflict at FYF.
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2016

    That Saturday would be totally okay with me. The Tame/Air conflict would suck, but Saturday's upper lines are just too stacked for there to not be some major heartbreak.

    For Sunday, Blood Orange...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    ACL Facebook page replied to a comment yesterday saying the schedule will be out "later this summer". So it looks like we might be waiting longer than usual this year.

    Lollapalooza has...
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    Re: It's raining Ticketbastard

    I mean, Irvine is closer, but I'll forgive you since the show list there is absolutely dismal.
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    Phew, part of me was worried we'd have a Mumford vs. EDM night. Won't have any complaints during the headliners. Saturday is even weaker than last year's Saturday, though. Hopefully we'll get some...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Paid around 11:30 (W2), which isn't any worse than any of my experiences with Front Gate. I don't miss them at all, plus merely having a progress bar is an improvement. My stick man was really...
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    Re: BottleRock 2016

    So I did one day of this just for a quick getaway, and I have to say, the crowd wasn't as bad as I was expecting. There was one extremely drunk woman violently shoving through for Death Cab (Death...
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    Re: BottleRock 2016

    Same, heading up just for Saturday to see a friend and see Florence. This festival sounds like kind of a shitshow, but hey, it's something new for me, and at least I'll have a Sunday in wine country...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    That show was pretty much everything I wanted. I said I wanted a Disintegration-heavy setlist, and boy did I get one. You really don't realize how many hits these guys have until you see them play...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    I...uh...might have to get a cheap ticket to Night 2 at the Bowl if I don't get that much of Disintegration on Night 1 (Night 3 isn't doable for me, sadly).
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2016

    First weekend usually sells out within a month. Second weekend has taken quite a bit longer. I'm not even convinced W2 sold out in 2013 regardless of what the festival said.

    I'm undecided whether...
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    Sia may have had the largest non-electronic crowd I saw all weekend. Even folks in the very back were standing up the entire set.

    I didn't see any depressingly small crowds a la Neko Case 2014...
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    Re: LCD Soundsystem - Explain it!

    Yeah, I assumed James would dedicate "Someone Great" to Prince, but they went the extra mile with "Controversy" and merely let "Someone Great" speak for itself. Combined with the purple lights on the...
  15. Re: Does anyone else have a post Coachella cold?

    I did it! I avoided the Coachella Cold for the first time in 6 years! My allergies were really awful on Monday, but that may have partly been due to staying at a place with several cats. But now that...
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    Re: Coachella 2017

    Yeah, and Lorde's got a huge critical backing by the rest of the industry and has fans spanning all ages, unlike with Halsey, who seems to be strictly a teenage girl thing. Hell, she curated one of...
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    While I had a fantastic time on Friday, I do agree that many bands who are generally A-grade live (Foals, M83, and The Kills specifically) brought their "B" game at best. I was actually closer for...
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    Weekend 2 thoughts!

    Pros:
    - As nearly everyone has said, the main stage upgrade. Really cool. M83 made really great use of the spanning screens, which I haven't seen many people talk about...
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    Re: The Kills 2016

    ^ Both of the above. And here I was worried about the Jack U fans during Sufjan? They were a non-entity in comparison. I left The Kills a song or two early because the ASAP kids were completely...
  20. Re: That Sufjan Stevens show was something else

    My only crowd problem yesterday was during The Kills. Streams of kids pushed forward throughout for A$AP Rocky, and when we didn't let a group through (I even told them "We'll be out of your way...
  21. Re: That Sufjan Stevens show was something else

    I cannot say enough great things about this set last night. One of my all-time favorite Coachella performances. No crowd issues for me either.
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    Re: LUSH DROPPING OUT?

    Massive sigh of relief!
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    Re: LUSH DROPPING OUT?

    Please, Lush, please get this sorted out by next weekend. My most anticipated Saturday act, and I feel awful for all the fans there right now.
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    I hope Halsey enjoys that beautiful sunset slot she said they promised her. That beautiful, magical 8pm-to-9pm-in-April-in-Indio sunset. (Seriously, I approve highly of Courtney getting that spot.)
    ...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Shut out for LCD, though I wasn't as obsessive with trying multiple devices like with Radiohead. Plus, now I don't have to awkwardly tell my friend, "Hey, you know how we were gonna hang out in Santa...
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    Re: M83

    I feel like this album will be a grower for a lot of people. It is the first M83 album after several consecutive masterpieces that doesn't completely knock it out of the park, but I still think it's...
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    Re: FYF 2015

    Err...I was liking the status bar, until I got through, and it gave me a "This link is no longer valid" message. Thankfully, I was also trying on my phone, which got through just fine. See you guys...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    New Order live is controversial just because they truly are hit-or-miss. I wasn't able to make it to the Shrine show (disturbing lack of "Regret" or "Age of Consent" on that setlist), but I thought...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    If you're talking about allocation of tickets, we knew from the get-go that the WASTE presale would have far fewer tickets. The problem is AXS itself, being a site that runs on an outdated plugin and...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    Got through in one browser after 30 minutes, pulled a result (upper left balcony, but whatever, at least it's in the building) after another 5 minutes, and took another 5 to check out because the...
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    Gateway error when I try to log in. Meaning if I ever get out of the godforsaken waiting room, I might not be able to pay. Jesus.
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    This is ridiculous. At this point, I've accepted I'll be trying the general sale.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    Would Outside Lands have two repeat headliners in one year, though? They've only had one repeat ever.
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    Re: FYF 2015

    I've seen Modest Mouse multiple times and never seen them play "The World at Large". Which might be for the best, because that Broken Social Scene cover of it was the best live rendition of the song...
  35. Re: Joywave - My favourite discover of Coachella 2016

    Also saw them open for Metric this week (though in Anaheim). Better than I expected. I listened to a few songs when I was doing my lineup research and wasn't that interested. Their frontman was...
  36. Re: AXS ticketing is the worst site ever, welcome to the waiting room

    Watch this video for a good laugh:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql76Rp3PIJw
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    Re: Hollywood Bowl 2016 Season

    FWIW, Weird Al tweeted that he will be announcing a "big LA gig" on Tuesday, the same day that Bowl season is announced.

    He was my first concert. I haven't seen him since, but I'm damn proud of...
  38. 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.
  40. 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
  44. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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.
  48. 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...
  49. 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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