03
Feb
09

Coachella 2009 Lineup Announced

It’s here! It’s here! The Coachella 2009 Lineup has just been announced.

An bit of a throwback-centric lineup this year, and I’m trying to figure out the vibe of what each day will be. In Coachella’s of yore, a big headliner can change the vibe of an entire day. Your 2007 Rage Against the Machine, Sunday night headliner crowd is an entirely different and savage beast compared to your morose Hot Topic garbed nihilists that go to see The Cure on Sunday night in 2009. So we’ll see what happens when Paul McCartney fans, Morrissey fans, and Crystal Method degenerates comingle like Harold and Maude in 115 degree heat.

My Friday picks : Black Keyes, Crystal Method, Crystal Castles, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, Peanut Butter Wolf, People Under the Stairs, Felix da Housecat, and Paul McCartney as the man is an effin’ Beatle.

Saturday picks include Thievery Corporation, Atmosphere, TV on the Radio, Henry Rollins and MSTRKRFT. Keep finger’s crossed that they put MSTRKRFT in the Sahara tent on Sunday night for face melting electro party time.

Sunday Picks: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Christopher Lawrence, Public Enemy, Groove Armada, Throbbing Gristle, X, and holy effin’ crap… Roni Size and Reprazent!

In the WTF category, we have Shephard Fairey doing… uhh… live screenprinting? Also, DJ AM and Travis Barker of Blink 182 have some sort of act together, which might actually sound good as they are both pretty legit musicians once you wipe off all the anorexic celebutantes.

No word yet if The Do Lab will be present. For my money their stage is the best kept secret at Coachella. I am still patting myself on the back for ditching the Kaiser Chief’s super suck fest on stage to go see David Starfire tear shit up on the fretless bass. I’m not sure who said it– possibly the good Canuck Dr. Lecky– but Coachella is a great place to see NOT your favorite band. Some of my best moments have been wandering into random tents to see bands I had never heard of. I mean… damn. If it wasn’t for Coachella, I wouldn’t have The Teddybears:

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