Best: Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama
Worst: Eyes Adrift
Best: Radiohead, Thelonious Monster, Flaming Lips
Worst: Wilco canceling
Best: Gang of Four, The Kills
Worst: British Sea Power, Gram Rabbit
Best: Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Beck
Best: Gillian Welch, Roky Erikson, Sonic Youth
Worst: The Decemberists, Rufus Wainwright
Best: Wilco, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Steve Earle
Worst: Spoon, Raul Malo, Bob Dylan
Best: Battles, Dwight Yoakam, Gogol Bordello, My Morning Jacket
Worst: Architecture in Helsinki, Vampire Weekend, Spiritualized (sound problems)
this was a fun list to make, lot's of great memories from these fests:
Dallas Edgefest 92 - Pearl Jam, Sugarcubes, Charlatans UK
Lollapalooza 93 - Primus, Alice in Chains, RATM, Tool, Dino Jr., Sebadoh
Dallas Edgefest 93 - Belly, Jellyfish, Dinosaur Jr, 808 State
Lollapalooza 94 - Smashing Pumkins, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, L7, Stereolab, Shonen Knife
Dallas Edgefest 94 - Violent Femmes, Material Issue, Tripping Daisy, The Indians
Lollapalooza 95 - Sonic Youth, Hole, Beck, Cypress Hill, Pavement
Lollapalooza 96 - Metallica, Soundgarden, The Ramones, Rancid
Lollapalooza 97 - Tool, The Prodigy, Tricky, Orbital, The Orb, Snoop Dogg
Dallas Edgefest 97 - Cake, Moby, Beck, INXS
<<< Ten year festival drought >>>
Coachella 07 - Bjork, JAMC, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem
ACL 2007 - Bjork, Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead (not the White Stripes )
Coachella 08 - too much greatness to list...best festival i've experienced thus far.
All Points West 08 - Radiohead, Underworld
ACL 2008 - Beck, Erykah Badu
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7/18 Death Grips - Mohawk
8/01 Gorilla vs Bear 5 - Mohawk
8/04 Holly Herndon - The Parish
8/09 Neon Indian vs Toro y Moi - Theater at Ace Hotel
8/15 La Luz - Mohawk
9/25 Kraftwerk 3D - Bass Concert Hall
10/14 Garbage - Stubb's
11/6-8 Fun Fun Fun - Auditorium Shores
12/19 Beach House - The Fillmore
07, 08, 09, 10, 12.1, 13.1, 14.1, 15.1
I would kill to go back in time and see Lolla 03. That's such a good lineup.
Best: NIN, Jane's Addiction
Worst: Siouxsie & the Banshees
WOMAD Festival 93
Best: Peter Gabriel, Stereo MC's, PM Dawn, James
Worst:No one actually
Best: The Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest
Worst: Smashing Pumpkins
Organic 96 (i'm going to count it)
Best: Orbital, Underworld, The Orb
Best: Moby, Beck, Q-Bert + Mixmaster Mike = Invisable Scratch Pixlz
Best: The Chemical Brothers, Blond Redhead
Worst: Paul Oakenfold, Weezer, The Orb (set was cut short, before that, excellent)
Best: Bjork, The International Noise Conspiracy, Belle and Sebastian
Worst: The Strokes (sound issues), The Prodigy (rock star issues)
Best: The White Stripes, QOTSA, Underworld, Primal Scream
Worst: The Beastie Boys
Best: Kraftwerk, The Pixies, Radiohead, The Flaing Lips (even if it was a short set)
Best: Bauhaus, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Gang of Four, Arcade Fire
Best: Daft Punk, Wolfmother, Coldcut, Tool
Worst: Eagles of Death Metal, Madonna (both for very late starts)
Bumbershoot 2006 (went one day)
Best: The Gossip
Best: The Basement Jaxx, QOTSA, Blonde Redhead
Best:Bjork, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against the Machine, Hot Chip
Worst: Happy Mondays, Air (very late start)
Warped Tour 2007
Best: Pennywise, The Dickies, The Adolescents
Worst: Hawthorne Heights
Best: Justice, Nico Vega
Best: Daft Punk, Iggy & the Stooges, QOTSA, Michael Franti
Best: Prince, Roger Waters, The Verve, Portishead, Kraftwerk
Worst: Vampire Weekend
Best: The Flaming Lips, The Cure, Crudo, Battles, Flight of the Concords
Worst: The Mars Volta
Best: The Bloody Beetroots, Presets, Black Lips
i think that covers it
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There is objective good and bad in music. You don't think Mozart and Beethoven are objectively good and Good Charlotte and Simple Plan are objectively bad?
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
Justice was good, Spoon was great but Devo was better than both.
coachella 06 -yeah yeah yeahs
ozzfest 07 - static x
coachella 07 -bjork
coachella 08- portishead, roger, lady that came out with prince,justice
sunset junction- sister nancy
WHERES LILY ALLEN?
static x for real?
I'll update with more thoroughness and bands, but this is preliminary.
Millpond Music Festival '02
Mammoth Jazz Fest '02
Millpond Music Festival '03
Warped Tour '03 (San Francisco)
Summer Sanitarium '04
Millpond Music Festival '04
Warped Tour '04
Street Scene '05
Millpond Music Festival '06
Pitchfork Fest '07
Fuck Yeah Fest '07
Warped Tour '08
Pitchfork Fest '08
Fuck Yeah Fest '08
All Tomorrow's Parties NY '08
Summer Sanitarium 2003: best - Metallica/Limp Bizkit worst: Deftones
Warped Tour 2004: best - Bad Religion worst: story of the year/yellowcard
Ozzfest 2004: best - Lamb of God, Black Sabbath, Hatebreed Judas Priest worst: otep
Warped 2005: best - The Offspring/Transplants worst: Atreyu
Sounds of the Underground 2005: best - Lamb of God worst: opeth
Ozzfest 2005: best - Rob Zombie worst: iron maiden
Sasquatch 2006: best - NIN,Matisyahu, Bedouin Soundclash worst: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Ozzfest 2006: best: System of a down worst: atreyu
Unholy Alliance Tour 2006: best: Lamb of god/Slayer worst: thine eyes bleed
Sounds of the Underground 2006: best: Gwar/Cannibal Corpse
Coachella 2007: best: RATM, Justice, Arcade Fire, Bjork/Mstrkrft worst:Satellite Party
Sasquatch 2007: best: Beastie Boys x2 worst: interpol/spoon
Hurricane Festival 2007: best: Beastie Boys/Snow Patrol/Dropkick Murphies worst: Les Rita Mitsouko
Lollapalooza 2007: best: Daft Punk worst: amy winehouse/satellite party
Kroq Almost Acoustic Xmas 07: best: Bad Religion worst: Angels and Airwaves
Coachella 2008: best: Portishead/Justice worst: Perry Farrell
KROQ Weenie Roast 08: best: Metallica worst: Bad Religion
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 08: best: Disturbed worst: Dragonforce
Pemberton festival 2008: best: Jay Z worst: Vampire Weekend
Lollapalooza 2008: best: Radiohead worst: brand new
HARD Haunted Mansion: best: Soulwax/SMD worst: Justice
Coachella 2017: 4/14-16 @ Empire Polo Fields
COACHELLA: 2002-onward and upward
Inland Invasion: 3 through 5 (flashback to the future)
Vegoose: 2006 and 2007
Street Scene: 2005 and 2006
tits, thats it.
Coachella 2017: 4/14-16 @ Empire Polo Fields
Coachella -- 99, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
All Points West -- 08
Street Scene -- 05
Lollapalooza -- 91, 97? 98? ( a couple in the 90's anyway)
Lilith Fair -- 97, 98, 99
Q Fest (teehee, local radio station thing but it was awesome) -- 91, 92
the busy bee has no time for sorrow.
Coachella 2001:Sigur Ros, Chemical Brothers
ATP UCLA 2002: Merzbow, Aphex Twin, Boredoms, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Sleater Kinney, Satan's Tornade, Deerhoof, Stooges Tribute,
Coachella 2002: Chemical Brothers, Bjork, QQTSA, Belle and Sebastian, Oasis, Prodigy, Mars Volta
worst: Folk Implosion, Seeing Bjork from a mile away,
Area2 2002: David Bowie
Worst: Everything else
Eletraglide Festival 2002: Kraftwerk, Squarepusher
worst: Falling asleep during part of the show because of jetlag.
Coachella 2003: Sonic Youth, QQTSA, Interpol, Blueman Group, The Hives,
worst: Mars Volta, Primal Scream
Fuji Rock Festival: Bjork, Coldplay, Massive Attack, Elvis Costello, Asian Dub Foundation, Primal Scream, Royksopp, Yo La Tengo,
Summer Sonic 2003: Radiohead
Worst: Blondie, Good Charlotte, Stereophonics
Coachella 2004: Radiohead, Pixies, Mogwai, The Cure, Belle and Sebastian,
Coachella 2005: Arcade Fire, Bauhaus, Coldplay, Keane, Nine Inch Nails,
Coachella 2006: Massive Attack, Tool,
Worst: Madonna, Missing Daft Punk, Sigur Ros sound issues, Bad choices
Coachella 2007: Bjork, Interpol, SSPU, Cornelius, Arcade Fire, Damien Rice, KOL,
Coachella 2008: Portishead, Kraftwerk, Prince, Roger Waters, Aphex Twin, My Morning Jacket,
All Points West 2008: Radiohead, Radiohead, KOL, Underworld, Animal Collective,
Worst: Um....nothing actually.
I will edit the page as I remember things.
This thread has made me realize how many of you really need to get your asses to Bonnaroo.
a great gal once said, "chut up!"
Only counting multi-day festivals (plus Coachella 2001)
Best: Dandy Warhols
Worst: The Orb having sound problems and getting cut short
Best:The Chemical Brothers, Belle & Sebastian
Best: Sonic Youth, Underworld
Worst: Getting a flat tire on the way and not making it in until Ben Kweller.
Sunset Junction 2003
Best: Guided by Voices, the Dandy Warhols
Bumbershoot 2003 (Friday and Monday only)
Best: The Decemberists, Modest Mouse
Worst: Not getting in to see The New Pornographers
Best: Pixies, Mogwai (Broken Social Scene, Radiohead)
Best: The Kills, Gang of Four
Worst: Missing bands each day as we had to gather the group to drive in.
Best: Olivia Tremor Control, Sonic Youth, Brad Laner
Worst: Not being able to hear/appreciate Cat Power
Best: My Morning Jacket, Daft Punk, Massive Attack
Worst: Blowing the Bloc Party/Sleater-Kinney conflict. That ended up being my last (good) chance to see S-K and I missed it to catch a few Bloc Party songs before going off to Gnarls Barkley, who I now realize are nothing.
Best: The Mountain Goats, the National, Mission of Burma
Worst: Missing Tim Fite's off-festival performance Sunday night because I was exhausted and wanted to sleep a bit before my 5 AM flight
Best: Gillian Welch, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Coup
Best: The National, Portishead
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008
Best: The National, Frightened Rabbit, (Deerhoof, Parts & Labor)
I don't think I'm hosting a 2016 collaborative playlist.
I like this quite thread a lot... makes me feel good about myself but also shows I have a bit of catching up to do!
Coachella '07 (sad because it was my first, amazing cause it was my best)
Best: Rage, Arcade, Sonic Youth, & Explosions
Worst: I saw some bad ones Sunday camping for Rage, but in terms of disappoinment, probably Nightwatchman... but even he wasn't bad.
Vegoose '07 (Saturday)
Best: QOTSA, Iggy, Daft, Battles, Public Enemy
Worst: Blonde Redhead or Mastodon, but both weren't bad at all.
Best: Animal Collective, MMJ, Prince, Portishead, Verve
Worst: Minus The Bear and Swervedriver were kinda disappointing
Best: MMJ, Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene & Sigur Ros
Worst: Gah... nothing... I guess I'll just put Kanye for lateness?
Outside Lands '08
Best: Broken Social Scene, Radiohead, Ben Harper & Liars
Worst: I guess Kaki King was pretty boring...
The "worst" section is officially impossible for me haha.
Smaller fests I see others putting:
Street Scene '00 or '01 (my first concert!)
Street Scene '06 (Yeah Yeah Yeahs!)
94/9 Independence Jam (Kings of Leon!)
Street Scene '07 (the only lame festival. still... Muse!)
Holiday Hootnennay (QOTSA!)
Street Scene '08 (Spiritualized! TVOTR!)
Detour '08 (The Volta!)
yeah that's all.... hoping to add SXSW (if that counts?), Sasquatch, Pemberton (if it stays), Lolla (if they fucking fix their set times!), APW, and Voodoo next year, lineups pending, and of course every night I pray for the return of Vegoose...
I think thats all of them..... I just chose my favorite act of each festival.
Street Scene '01 - Offspring
Fender Festival '06 - Jeff Beck
Coachella '06 - Sigur Ros
Warped Tour '06 - Thrusday
Ozzfest '06 - System of a Down
Street Scene '06 - AFI
Bamboozle Left '06 - Something Corporate
Coachella '07 - The Arcade Fire
Warped Tour '07 - Circa Survive
Streeet Scene '07 - Muse
Vegoose '07 - Daft Punk
Bamboozle Left '08 - Jimmy Eat World
Coachella '08 - Portishead/Roger Waters
Isle of Wight '08 - The Police
All Points West '08 - Radiohead
Warped Tour '08 - Rise Against
Outside Lands '08 - Radiohead
Street Scene '08 - Beck