Hmm. My pal Kevin over at the LA Times has the complete Coachella 2008 lineup up on his Buzz Bands blog. The festival takes place April 25-27 in Indio, California. Here are links/highlights:
Friday: Headliners are Jack Johnson, the Verve and the Raconteurs. Also of note: The Breeders, Madness, the National, Aesop Rock, Diplo, Minus the Bear, Dan Deacon, Cut Copy, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Battles, Rogue Wave. Entire list here.
Saturday: Headliners are Portishead, Kraftwerk and Death Cab for Cutie. Others of note playing include Rilo Kiley, Hot Chip, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., St. Vincent, Carbon/Silicon, MGMT, Dwight Yoakam, New Young Pony Club and 120 days. Entire line-up here.
Sunday: Headliners are Roger Waters, Love and Rockets and My Morning Jacket. Also of note are Spiritualized, Justice, Chromeo, Gogol Bordello, the Streets, Metric, Simian Mobile Disco, Dmitri from Paris, Holy Fuck, Black Mountain, Man Man, I'm From Barcelona, the Horrors, Sons & Daughters, Les Savy Fav. Full line-up here.
So apparently one needs to bring a bong, find an ecstasy dealer and bring a pair of comfy dancing shoes this year. Nothing there's going to make me head to the desert, but I'm curious as to the reaction to Love and Rockets (guh?), Roger Waters (double guh?), Kraftwerk, Portishead and the Verve.
-- Annie Zaleski