Friday, April 16, 2010

Coachella Music Festival Begins Today -- My Picks

The annual 3-day Coachella Music Festival begins today in SoCal -- in the desert in 90+% heat! Great bands as always. Here are my picks:

DAY 1 (TODAY) -- Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, Echo and the Bunnymen, She & Him, the Avett Brothers, Deer Tick, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, LCD Soundsystem, and Jets Overhead.

DAY 2 -- Muse, MGMT, Faith No More, the XX, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Band of Skulls, White Rabbits, and of course, Devo.

DAY 3 (if still standing) -- Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, Little Boots, Gary Numan (yes, that Gary Numan), Miike Snow, Julian Casablancas, MUTEMATH, One EskimO, and Orbital.

3 full days -- a marathon of music amid the mingling masses -- can we handle it? Absolutely!