Sunday, January 27, 2013

Coachella 2013 Headliners -- REALLY???

HUGE news for passionate music and festival fans like me -- the Coachella 2013 line-up was just announced!  Imagine my anticipation as I clicked on the link ... and then confusion ... and then a bit of deflation ...

Here are the headliners -- the Stone Roses (Friday), Phoenix (Saturday), and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Sunday).  REALLY?  Compare these headliners to last year's -- The Black Keys, Radiohead, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre.

And, remember, the rumor was that the Stones would headline ...

Okay, okay, okay -- the headliners disappoint.  How about the rest?  Here are my "must sees" for each night:

Band of Horses, Beach House, Metric, of Monsters & Men, Alt-j, Youth Lagoon

New Order, Grizzly Bear, Moby, Yeasayer, Major Lazer

Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, the Lumineers, Grimes, Airborne Toxic Event

All in all, my initial reaction -- which is shared by my fellow music lover and Coachella brother (as well as brother-in-law) -- is a bit of being "dazed and confused."

Maybe when I wake-up tomorrow morning I will think differently.  But, for now, I am sleeping on it ....