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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: Advance Sale 2016

    I just hope the payment plan option isn't weirdly hidden somewhere this time.

    (Also, this was the worst possible week for me for this, but I'll make it happen.)
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    Two thumbs up. I like Reapers, but it still contains a few latter-day Muse gimmicks that annoy me. I have no complaints about this one.

    Album is still batting 2-for-5 in my book, though, so I hope...
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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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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    Had been busy with appointments so I'm just now digesting the lineup. $175 for THAT? I don't think Sunday is bad at all (still never seen Spiritualized), but I think I'm gonna pass this year. Lack of...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Foos and Drake are kind of a massive downgrade for C3 after booking Macca and Metallica for Lolla, even when accounting for a budget over 2 weekends. Strokes/Florence splitting weekends only weakens...
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    I believe they've announced the last few years' lineups on KCRW with plenty of advance notice.
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    Sticky: Re: FYF 2015

    It's Facebook, so let me guess...tons of people believe it?

    Metronomy's placement might be the funniest part of all.
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Damn, I wish I hadn't already made plans for tomorrow night. Even good terrace seats are going for around $10.
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    Re: Rodeway Inn, Indio-2016

    It was October of last year that I was getting Airbnb denials for open calendars because they weren't accepting reservations 6 months in advance. Silly. Found out most people just didn't update their...
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    Re: Possible Headliners For 2016 By Genre

    Eh...I'd watch Van Halen if they were booked, but there's so many other classic rock names I'd rather see in their place. AC/DC got a very good response this year, though, so I hope it becomes a...
  32. Re: 2015 Coachella Art Installations a little lackluster/overhyped

    I didn't think the art was bad this year. In fact, I thought it was pretty good. But this was the first year of the 5 that I've gone where it wasn't better than the previous year.

    The caterpillar...
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    Re: Who else caught the Coachella flu?

    Usually I'm congested Monday, out on my ass Tuesday, and recovering Wednesday.

    This year? Mildly sniffly Monday and Tuesday, so I thought I avoided it for once thanks to heavy bandana and neti pot...
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    Re: Kasabian's set

    That's exactly what I did. Came in for the final minute of RTJ (would've seen the whole thing but B&S conflict), walked right up to the rail just right of center. And your story is awesome, BTW.

    I...
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    Re: Weekend 2 top 5 acts

    1. AC/DC. I'm not even a huge AC/DC fan, but these guys more than delivered. Such a tight, rocking, raw-yet-perfected set. Possibly the best headlining set of the last few years.

    The other 4 are...
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    Re: Axwell Ingrosso Weekend 2 Set Speech

    "There are people out there who don't want you to listen to this music. Those people are telling you suckers to stop giving us money, so obviously you shouldn't listen to them. I need a new condo....
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    I rode out the Sunday Outdoor run of Built to Spill > Jenny Lewis > Ryan Adams, and between each, I was able to run to the bathroom, refill my water, and get my exact same spot back each time with...
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    Weekend 2 edition:

    Pros:
    - Yuma and ferris wheel placement. I was skeptical of this, but it worked out. The Yuma line never interfered with anything else like before, and I always thought the...
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    Re: War on Drugs!!!

    Only caught the second half of the set (Ride overlap), but I think my favorite part was when Adam asked "How bout your Clippers?" and nobody cheered.

    Also glad they closed with "Under the...
  40. Re: Florence broke her foot at Coachella...

    So yeah, that worked out for the best and then some. Still got nearly 50 minutes too, so everyone who thought the 30 minutes might just be a safety precaution was right. I miss FJM's actual set, so...
  41. Re: Coachella pro tip: weekend two is always better. Less hype. Better sets

    Though obviously historical weather odds are that a weekend later in April will be hotter than one earlier, if you look at this year, most weekends in March were actually hotter than Weekend 1 of...
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    Re: Is there no Drake thread?

    I feel like I'm the only one on this board who thought MM 2013 was a trainwreck of the most amazing kind. It was too bizarre for me to not love every second of.

    Those other 3 you mentioned were...
  43. Re: Florence broke her foot at Coachella...

    Attended the show at the Ace last night. Two things:
    1. This is still going to be a stellar performance. She sat down the whole show, which was indeed acoustic.
    2. They still played nearly 90...
  44. Re: Florence broke her foot at Coachella...

    I did notice Drake won't start any earlier, giving an additional 15 minutes before he begins, so hopefully they'll allow FATM that extra time if they're up for it.
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    Watch the MTV Unplugged performance if you want a good idea of a stripped down Florence show. I'm totally okay with something like that. Maybe they can dig into some of the more acoustic Lungs...
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    Sticky: Re: Set Times Predictions: SATURDAY

    Did the W2 set times drop on Tuesday last year? I can't remember. I don't think anyone changed stages, though. Just time shifts for each stage. Saturday's a day I don't want to see tweaked too much,...
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    Re: Empty Outdoor Theatre

    I'm glad to read this. While I feel like RTJ will put on the better show, even with less guests next weekend, B&S are a band I've been waiting so many years to finally see. Neko Case played an...
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    Re: Weather at Coachella '15

    I remember seeing a graph on here about the temperatures of each year, but dunno where that went. It was less than 100 that weekend, though.

    I just want the wind to die down. I'll gladly take...
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    Re: Empty Outdoor Theatre

    I'm always stunned by the amount of people who pay for a 3-day festival and only go one day, but hey, it's their money.

    I feel like half the acts I plan on catching this weekend are on the...
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    Re: Weather at Coachella '15

    High wind watch issued for Wednesday and Thursday. :/ Hopefully that won't be extended, but if you're arriving early, drive carefully!
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