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    I am married to the most awesome woman alive. She supports me going to Coachella and comes with me, but we have very different music tastes and most of what I get excited for, she hates. I want to get her more excited about the lineup (partially because it's more fun if she's having fun, and partially because I want to keep going!). Last year, she loved Yelle, Marina, and Stromae. She asked me what she'd like from this year's. What might be good fits for her this year?

    She's already a fan of Beach House, Miike Snow, and Grimes, so that definitely helps. But trying to find good fits on the lineup that might be more fun, dance parties for her.

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    Miami Horror
    Shamir
    The Black Madonna
    Flume, maybe?


    non-dance parties, but: Ibeyi, Mavis Staples, Rhye, Charlotte & the Queens
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    For dancing: Calvin Harris, the standard EDM acts (Disclosure, Zedd, Flume, Major Lazer, Jack U)

    Not really for dancing but still fun shows: Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Of Monsters and Men, Matt and Kim.
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    Parov Stelar?

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    I second Matt & Kim - they put on a really fun show and Miami Horror (total dance party).

    Purity Ring, KSHMR, Halsey (not really dance party, but she may like her sound), Goldroom.
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    Definitely Christine & the Queens - kind of a combo of Marina and Yelle!

    Miami Horror
    Shamir
    AlunaGeorge
    Tensnake
    Crystal Fighters
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    AlunaGeorge
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    Maybe try Frances out? Piano pop.

    Hælos might be worth looking into, too. Kinda darker electronic/pop, male and female vocals.
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    Take her to Death Grips.

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    Matoma, Sam Feldt. Fun tropical house. Both likely in the Sahara, so maybe do as I do when I (very) occasionally venture there and hang in the back to avoid all the massed dudebros if you go.

    Second Miami Horror, Black Madonna, Flume, CHVRCHES, Tensnake. Most definitely Bat for Lashes. Enjoyed Purity Ring's first album, live performances were fun, but second album (last year) sucked, as did the live performance of same.

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    Default Re: What acts will my wife like

    I second:
    Gold Room
    Purity Ring
    Chvrches


    I'll add:
    M83
    Ellie Goulding (Poppier in the vein of Marina, but not as quirky. her new album is better than her last imo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeastick View Post
    For dancing: Calvin Harris, the standard EDM acts (Disclosure, Zedd, Flume, Major Lazer, Jack U)

    Not really for dancing but still fun shows: Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Of Monsters and Men, Matt and Kim.
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    Bat For Lashes.
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    sounds like she digs indie & dance rock stuff

    I would second flume, joywave, bat for lashes, chvrches, rhye, shamir, strangers you know, christine & the queens, purity ring, m83

    expanding outside of that based on quality
    gogo penguin (jazz),
    courtney barnett (garage rock),
    lush (shoe gaze),
    kamashi washington (jazz)
    underworld (electronic live PA, house / techno)

    stuff i think would be fun and dancy but might be too electronic or hip hop

    anderson. paak (do we call this garage? 2 step? i dont know)
    cassy (techno / house)
    claptone immortal live (house, some disco elements, seems like its going to be a spectacle)
    john digweed (quality techno, house, progressive, tech house)
    matt & kim (pop, the best experience is in the circle of energy but towards the edge in my opinion) can we a bit over poppy but i have had a lot of fun at their shows
    tokimonsta (this is new to me, the videos look amazing, the sounds look dope but not sure if these kids dance or not)
    dub fire (there is suppose to be a live element, but this may be deep chuggy progressive)
    the balck madonna (girl owns the decks, great track selection, solid mixing)
    black coffee (i cant stop listening to this mix, guy works 3 decks and a mixer better than GASP carl cox)
    bob moses (this may be too brooding, i like it a lot as do others but i could see this being an acquired taste)
    sasha (use to spin with digweed many many moons ago, can get deep and progressive but top shelf long mixes)

    thats all i can think of off the top of my head.

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    Thanks all! These look about right. She's also a giant St. Vincent fan (we chose Stromae over Annie since we had never seen him, and holy shit was he unexpectedly amazing) and so I think she'll relate to some of the more experimental/interesting stuff that Bat for Lashes does, so that's a great fit. Obviously apples and oranges, but she's not completely adverse to weird.

    I keep forgetting AlunaGeorge are on here, that's right up her alley. Got a good feeling about Charlotte and the Queens too.

    I also forgot Tensnake is on the lineup! That's going to be so, so fun. This lineup is great.

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    You should try and check out Phases on Saturday. Should be a fun way to kick off the day.
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    Depends how much of a bitch is she
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    You should make a playlist with spotify or something. I sit with Youtube playlists playing on my tv while I am doing work around the house or working out, picked up a few must sees and a few keep the fuck away artists.

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    I'd add.

    Sufjan Stevens
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    and maybe Cold War Kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0D3Z View Post
    You should make a playlist with spotify or something. I sit with Youtube playlists playing on my tv while I am doing work around the house or working out, picked up a few must sees and a few keep the fuck away artists.
    I usually do that but based off of what I am excited about, which there isn't as much overlap. I realized she's just not going to research herself (nothing wrong with that), so I'm going to focus our Spotify playlist on stuff I think she'll like this year.

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    Rufus Du Sol

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    purity ring, bat for lashes, ellie goulding, sia
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    SwishGate's ex-wife really loves 21P.
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    Your wife and my wife have very similar tastes! They both love Yelle- great French pop- so check out Christine and the Queens! We just watched her vids last night and she's got a similar French pop sound.

    How about M83? More French goodness, though they're more pop and less French. And of course if she loves Grimes and Marina and Yelle she'll love Sia, both for her music and her theatricality.

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    No one's mentioned Lemaitre - think that's another act that will be in her wheelhouse
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    Parov Stelar Band for sure. My GF who's coming with me is very excited for Lemaitre and she has similar taste for the acts you mentioned.

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    You guys are awesome. 2016 might just be her year to fall in love with this crazy sweaty festival. Or at least push my swan song to 2017...

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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra is amazing.
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    melody's echo chamber

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