Here are my one line reviews of every band playing Coachella 2008. I have listened to at least 3 songs from each artist and written a very brief review of them. Enjoy.
Reviews of every band playing Coachella 2008
* = I really want to see this band
** = I definately will not miss this band
~ = Shit.
120 Days Soft airy space electronic rock, kinda generic, kinda boring
Adam Freeland Dancey electro beats, its alright
*Aesop Rock Super dope Hip-hop, unique voice
**American Bang Southern Garage Rock, sounds kinda like Kings of Leon
Animal Collective - Upbeat tunes with some electronic sparkles mixed in, might be fun
Architecture in Helsinki Poppy rock, sounds kinda like Modest Mouse
*AUSTIN T.V. Really good progressive/shoegaze music
**Autolux Really good shoegazer rock
*Battles Good rock, mostly instrumental.
Black Kids Good indie rock, kinda whiney
**Black Lips Really good rock. Cant wait to see the live show!
Black Mountain Classic rock sound. I can dig it
Bonde do Role Brazilian dance club / experimental / Carnival
Booka Shade Mellow electronic, nothing too special
Boys Noize Good Electronic, good remixes
Brett Dennen Should battle Jack Johnson for the Friday headlining spot
*Busy P Good electronic, excellent sampling, will probably rock the spot.
Cafι Tacvba Really good mexican indie rock.
*Calvin Harris Awesome electronic songs, with cool lyrics
**Carbon/Silicon Holy Shit! Mick Jones and Tony James! Geezer punk rock.
*Chromeo Disco, electronica, 80s vibe
The Cinematic Orchestra Its all in the name. Music for watching the tides change
**The Cold War Kids Great Songs, greater live shows
Cut Copy Nice upbeat electronic rock band
Dan Deacon Electronic noises and sounds
*dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip Spoken word meets electronica
Danny Tenaglia House
DATAROCK Electro, dance rock.
Deadmau5 Electric, electronic electronica
Death Cab for Cutie Sounds like: The Postal Service
DeVotchKa Pretty good indie rock
Diplo Cool electronic beats
Dimitri From Paris Mellow electronic, soul inspired DJ
Does It Offend You, Yeah? Electronic new wave, nothing special
Dredg Pretty good indie/alternative rock
Duffy Good Female pop/soul singer
Dwight Yoakam Country
Electric Touch Unoriginal rock
*Enter Shikari Hardcore punk rock, with some melodic vocals
Erol Alkan Club remixes of indie, pop, electronic, pretty smooth.
**Fatboy Slim Great Electronic
**Flogging Molly Irish rock, drink up!
*Gogol Bordello Gypsy polka rock
*Grand Ole Party Good indie rock, nice female vocals, from the drummer!
Holy Fuck Good electronic rock band
*Hot Chip Fun electronic band
Im From Barcelona Pretty damn good indie pop rock
Islands Generic soft indie rock
Institubes Paris Terror Club feat. Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic French DJ party
~Jack Johnson Calling all Bros and Bro Hoes
James Zabiela House
*Jamie T British, whiteboy, hip-hop, rock. It sounds pretty good.
Jens Lekman Reminds me of Belle and Sebastian with a slight Morrissey sound
John Butler Trio Acoustic foot tapping folk music
Junkie XL Cool DJ, cool remixes
**Justice The dopeness
Kavinsky Music to bump in your 86 Corvette
*Kid Sister w/ A-Track Fresh female hip-hop, with A sick DJ. Shy town stand up.
**Kraftwerk Electronic innovators
*Les Savy Fav Good rock, I dig it.
Linton Kwesi Johnson Reggae
Little Brother Mellow hip-hop
Love and Rockets Crappy 80s band
*Luckyiam Fresh hip-hop from the Legends Crew
*M.I.A. Hip-hop, world, dopeness
*Madness Old school Brit ska, I like it
*Man Man Cool rock band, reminds me of The Black Lips
Manchester Orchestra Soft indie rock
*Mark Ronson Cool indie DJ, really good beats and remixes.
*Metric Electro indie rock with a girl singer
*MGMT Really good melodic indie rock
*Midnight Juggernauts Really good electronic synth band
Minus the Bear Good rock band
Modeselektor! Some okay electronic beats and remixes
Mum Melodramatic sleepy time music
**Murs Murs rules the world.
**My Morning Jacket Really good indie rock with a southern feel
*New Young Pony Club Peaches, but better.
Pendulum Some pretty live drum & bass
*Plastiscines Good all girl French rock band
Porter Interesting Mexican rock band, with female vocals
Professor Murder Cool sounds and beats
Revered and the Makers Rock, not bad.
**Rilo Kiley Very cool indie rock band, bit of a Fleetwood Mac sound.
**Roger Waters plays Dark Side of the Moon Drugs please
*Rogue Wave Good indie band, really good song writing.
Sandra Collins Female trance DJ
*Santogold Reggae, hip-hop, indie fusion.
*Sasha and Digweed Pretty amazing electronic music.
Scars on Broadway System of a Down
Sebastian An electronic DJ
*Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Good old soul
*Shout Out Louds Are all Swedish rock bands good? It seems like it.
Sia Female singer, catchy songs, not quite soul
Simian Mobile Disco Fun club disco
Slightly Stoopid Reggae rock, for fans of Sublime
Sons & Daughters Rock band with a girl and guy singer, bit of a Violent Femmes sound
Spank Rock Rap / Hip-hop, you can find him in the club
Spiritualized Psychadelic rock, sorta similar to The Verves older stuff
St. Vincent Soft melodic indie rock, with female singer
Stars mellow indie pop
Steven Malkmus mediocre indie rock songwriter
*Tegan and Sara Twin sister indie rock, really good harmonies, good songwriting
The Bees Indie rock, sorta interesting sound
the bird and the bee indie rock, girl vocals, its the bees knees.
*The Breeders 90s throwback indie rock
The Cool Kids Cool hip-hop kids
The Field Boring trance music
*The Horrors Mustard!
The National Cool indie rock band, not a fan of the monotone-ish singer
**The Raconteurs Amazing band with ridiculously awesome live shows.
*The Streets British spoken word band. Great songs!
The Swell Season Mellow string band with vocals. Kinda depressing.
The Teenagers Pants
**The Verve The shiznitle bam snip snap crack
*Turbonegro Great rock band.
Uffie Is this a joke?
Vampire Weekend Not too bad, not too good. Indie rock
*VHS OR BETA Im super down with this indie electro pop
Yelle French dance club electronic
Yo Majesty Female club rap duo
Yaov Im over it.