Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jack Johnson? Really?

[Music] The lineup for this year's Coachella Music Festival has been announced and Mr. La Di Dah is scheduled to kick off the three-day outdoor extravaganza with a round of boring campfire sing-a-longs. Seems an odd choice, considering The Breeders, Stephen Malkmus and The Verve are also appearing. Maybe I'm just stuck in the '90s.

Other highlights include Portishead (!), Metric, Stars, Cold War Kids, My Morning Jacket, Love & Rockets, Justice, Yo Majesty, M.I.A., Animal Collective, Diplo, Battles, Turbonegro, The National, The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová), and many more. I went a few years ago when Radiohead headlined and am amazed how many of the acts I saw remain relevant to me today. I remember catching The Black Keys before they exploded. And Le Tigre with about 50 other people while The Cure played to the rest of the attendees.

Road Trip! (Jamie Gadette)

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