Say what you will about the genre label ( I don't like it either) but the artists that are affiliated with "chillwave" are all amazing, (ie: Memory tapes, Neon Indian, Toro y moi, Washed out, etc.) Where are they?
Chillwave died pretty quickly. That's not to say there aren't several artists I wouldn't have liked to see. Totally missed the witchhouse bandwagon too.
i would have liked to see Small Black, especially as i've missed their last two San Diego shows. as for witchhouse/drag/whatever White Ring is pretty goddamn great and i'd see Salem just for the trainwreck factor. fucking crackheads.
are Baths and How To Dress Well considered "chillwave"? (Last time I saw Baths he said he'll probably be playing in 2012)
I think these two artists have pushed the "chillwave" sound to the next level. I mean, a part of the whole chillwave thing is the DIY bedroom sound, right? Because that is definitely represented this year on the lineup: Twin Shadow, Delorean, Phantogram, even Here We Go Magic.
3/18-19: Starry Nites Festival @ Live Oak
3/25: Peggy Gou, Aaron Clark, Mike Gushanksy @ Audio
3/27: Strand of Oaks @ The Independent
3/31: Max Cooper @ PW
3/31: Shifted @ f8
4/5: Tin Man @ f8
4/7: Cosmin TRG @f8
4/8: Anthony Naples, Solar @ Monarch
4/12: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ The Fillmore