I can't seem to find the "the" on this album cover:
or this one:
If he said it then he said it though. I find that kinda strange he would say that but not write it down on the album covers or anything else to speak of. I'm guessing it doesn't make a difference to him. There are like 20 members in the band though, right? Maybe his brother hates the "the" and Win said that to spite him.
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
It just usually (not always) sounds better to have a "the" with plural band names. "White Stripes" just doesn't sound right.
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I remember when Battles first started getting popular and everone was calling them The Battles.
Boourns does have a point though. Sometimes it does just feel natural to put a "The" in front of plural band names, even if there is no "the" in the name.
It is what i was trying to say initially; its not what i said initially.
I almost always say The Pixies but never The Cocteau Twins.
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Butler reckons "The Arcade Fire" sounds like it's specifically referring to the fire they're named after, whereas "Arcade Fire" is just the name of the group. Win does, almost invariably, introduce the band as "The Arcade Fire from Montréal" when they go on stage, but when he talks about the band in any other contexts, he usually just says Arcade Fire. As does Richard, he rarely bothers with the The.
They've been asked about it before, and they don't mind one way or the other. It doesn't really matter to them and they go by both. Which is fine for them, but it's a pain in the ass for my MP3 player.
Cocteau Twins, on the other hand, will only go by Cocteau Twins and get kind of pissy about it. See the very start of this interview for both details:
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I really hope Deftones don't play, because my guess is they'll be put on the same day as Faith No More and it'll turn out to be a huge tough guy fest like the Rage reunion did. I should have skipped that day altogether and will probably consider doing the same if the top lines are filled with bands geared towards the angry pit-starting demographic. Deftones > Faith No More > Muse is what one day night look like but haven't Deftones fallen off the radar in terms of immense popularity over the past few years?
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"The pixies is playing!" sounds like a line from The Wicker Man or something.
The good Wicker Man, not the stupid bee one.
LOL Whining from Monklish
You can start holding me to this slightly
I'm more or less saying that these bands will be there:
1) As Tall As Lions
2) Avett Brothers
4) Craze and Klever
7) Dirty Projectors
8) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
9) El Gran Silencio
10) Faith No More
11) Florence and the Machines
12) Fool's Gold
13) Free Energy
15) Hot Chip
16) Iggy Pop and the Stooges
17) Imogen Heap
18) Little Boots
19) KiD CuDi
20) Major Lazer
22) Micachu & The Shapes
23) Miike Snow
25) No Age
26) Panda Bear
28) Perry Farrell
30) Pretty Lights
32) Sleepy Sun
34) Tallest Man on Earth
35) Tegan and Sara
36) The Antlers
37) The Dead Weather
38) The xx
39) Vieux Farka Touré
Muse is headlining one of the nights. My gut feeling for the other two are Beastie Boys and Pavement. I love Pavement, but I would prefer seeing them get the Pixies slot and just try to catch them on their inevitable West Coast tour.
I wouldn't expect Lady Gaga to play. For the same price that it costs to book her latest show, you could have Tool, GWAR, and the Arcade Fire play back to back to back. You'd get the spectacle, the catchy songs and the bad makeup. Personally, I wouldn't be heartbroken if Gaga plays in the Sahara. She has some fun outfits.
Here's my now annual boring whining section that's not recommended for those that only care about the lineup.....
I'll probably delete some of these between now and January as I find out that things weren't true or didn't work out, and then people will call me a fraud. People will say that I'm stealing "confirmations" from the Coachella Message Board because someone made a wishlist that said Yeasayer months ago, so that means that they thought of the idea of a band playing the festival first. Wash, rinse, repeat.
I am still on a Sabbatical from posting in the Consequence of Sound comments section, so just a friendly reminder on the same old disclaimer: It's not me. So, while there's the standard internet douches that like using my name on there, this year brings a weirdo who posts as me defending myself. Creepy, a bit, but it's better that they troll me (or fake me or some concept of me) over there than here, right? There is also some aggro dude that's kinda sorta defending me, but mostly just pointing out how much of the Coachella Messsage Board internet stupity has overflown to Consequence of Sound. Alex runs a pretty good site, though.
Last complaint. A few of the message board people are a really self righteous sounding. Internet communities are usually skewed demographics of normal society, but they really could use trying the "eat their own" approach to make things more accessible for outsiders looking for information. They attempt to be informative by offering the same services as Consequence of Sound's Coachella confirmation and rumor section, but every single effort devolves into unreadable garbage. Then they have the brashness to complain in situations such as one of their members finds a Billboard article on Google News that says such-and-such band is playing Coachella and Consequence of Sound posts this found information without citing them as the source instead of the Billboard article. When presented with my makeshift blog and Consequence of Sound's easy layout, is it any doubt why people would choose not to sift through their mess? (And yes, I'm aware that "everything is on the first page". If it was deemed newsworthy enough, stick the thread to the top of the message board, change the title to something similar to "2010 Rumors: Updated Nov 17th", lock the thread, delete all but the first post, and have a moderator update it). Damn, you all frustrate me when I try to figure you out.
For perspective, this is what we have on our front page:
I'll be curious to look back and compare the two.Confirmed
Pretty Lights http://twitter.com/theprettylights
Miike Snow http://www.examiner.com/x-17319-Chic...-of-Miike-Snow
Craze and Klever http://amonly.com/default.aspx
El Gran Silencio http://monterreyunder.wordpress.com/...oachella-2010/
As Tall As Lions http://www.neworleans.com/index.php?...73&Itemid=2322
Muse (Begin US Tour in April)
Jack White in some form (said he might go to coachella on the vault chat someone took a screen shot here) http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...t=33601&page=8
Faith No More (Are apparently playing SF in April) http://twitter.com/Roddybottum
Iggy Pop and the Stooges (said he wants to play Coachella and it would fit into his schedule well) http://www.twentyfourbit.com/post/20...oachella-frodo
Spacemen 3-Offer to reunite for $500,000.
Echo and the Bunnymen-Touring West and East Coast in April
Vampire Weekend-Lediable said that they told him they were playing coachella after a show.
Hot Chip and the xx (touring together in April 16 in SF)
Tegan and Sara (spring tour does not include LA and stops in SLC Utah on April 6) http://teganandsara.com/shows/
Bad Lieutenant "additional dates in April" http://pitchfork.com/news/37101-bad-...ancel-us-gigs/
The Cribs-Johnny Marr said so after a show
Dirty Projectors (pancakes talked to them after the show and confirmed it)
Imogen Heap: wants to play and working on getting booked http://twitter.com/imogenheap/status/5180421079
looking for opportunities in Spring around anchor festivals
Avett Brothers (playing in Nevada the weekend of Coachella and stagecoach http://www.theavettbrothers.com/events
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Coachella Bound was told by the band they have an offer to play)
The or no The?
Plural or not plural?
Can I reuse my $10 water bottle?
Will there be fresh milk?
Has everyone lost their minds?
I still love you Jen. PLUR
Though it's weird because "I hope Talking Heads is playing Coachella" doesn't sound all that awkward to me. But "The White Stripes is not playing" does sound awkward. Beastie Boys' Wikipedia page begins like this, "Beastie Boys is an American hip hop group from New York City." That doesn't seem weird to me, so maybe it's the article "the" that throws me off.
We can have this conversation in its entirety again if you want.
That's the only thing we will do when you are in Dallas. No karaoke, just semantics. Though it looks like we agree, so it would be a really boring debate.
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This girl I knew would always add "The" to one word band names. No matter what.
"The Muse", "The Wavves". It was really fucking annoying.