How did you hear about the bands you're planning on seeing this year at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival?
These are how I first heard or heard about various bands as much as I can recollect. This is about how these bands seep into your conscious knowledge.
the Noisettes - Under the Radar
Brother Ali - Coachella last time
Tokyo Police Club - Keriann's mix
Gillian Welch - Valarie
Silversun Pickups - Sunset Junction 2003
Digitalism - Coachella 2007
the Jesus and Mary Chain - rec.music.christian circa 1995
Busdriver - Ash
Jarvis Cocker - via Pulp via unknown media. Also Jennie's Pulp mix.
Interpol - Brian
Sonic Youth - Brian
Bjork - I don't know.
DJ Shadow - Ken
Fields - mp3 blog
the Charles Dukowski Sextet - still haven't heard.
Regina Spektor - Valarie
Hot Chip - Keriann's mix
the New Pornographers - missed at Bumbershoot 2003, Greg's mix
Peter Bjorn and John - mp3 blog
Andrew Bird - Matt, maybe Valarie. Not sure.
the Arcade Fire - various media sources and mp3 blogs
Blonde Redhead - various media sources, Valarie's mix
Sparklehorse - Brian
the Black Keys - opened for Sleater-Kinney, 2003
Anathallo - Coachella 2007
Tapes 'n Tapes - Ash
The Coup - Valarie
Explosions in the Sky - mp3 blogs, various media sources
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Valarie
The Roots - Coachella last time
Konono No 1 - Greg's mix
Placebo - radio ("Pure Morning")
Air - Coachella last time
Happy Mondays - via Factory Records
the Lemonheads - radio, 90s
Spank Rock - Coachella 2007
Rufus Wainwright - Jennie's mix
Ghostface Killah - Valarie
the Decemberists - Bumbershoot 2003