Here’s my ultimate music festival and it would be either on a remote island, or at Golden Gate Park in August. There are old and new, alive and dead, and everything in between, so I can only dream. Oh yeah, there would only be 500 people because that way I am less likely to be standing next to the drunk girl that keeps talking, the guy with his shirt off pointing his index finger randomly in the air, or the couple that just ate some chocolates and laughs at everything slow and dark.
I am truly excited about Coachella on Sunday. I will actually get to experience a Plastikman show, see Sly & The Family Stone and Thom Yorke as well as Talvin Singh in one evening.
FRIDAY – The Replacements, Bjork, New Order, Glenn Gould, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Archers of Loaf, Sugar, The Afghan Whigs, Aphex Twin, At The Drive-In, Wighnomy Brothers, The Blood Brothers, Boris, The Books, Shawn Smith, Nick Drake, The Brand New Heavies, Adam Beyer, Burial, Cat Power, Peter Gabriel, Charles Mingus, Everything But The Girl, False, Fennesz, The Go-Betweens, Grant Lee Buffalo, Matthew Herbert, Iron & Wine, Jah Wobble, LCD Soundsystem, Ornette Coleman, The Outfield, Pan Sonic, Tool, Peaches, Pinback, The The, Thelonious Monk, Tune-Yards, Venetian Snares
SATURDAY – Radiohead, The Beastie Boys, Outkast, Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, Boards of Canada, Lamb, Matias Aguayo, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Liars, The Avalanches, Joseph Arthur, Basehead, Ben Sims, TV On The Radio, Big Audio Dynamite, Bon Iver, Buffalo Tom, Talk Talk, Built to Spill, Chris deLuca & Peabird, Noze, Richard Devine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Speedy J, Ricardo Villalobos, Crowded House, Danger Doom, Madvillian, Battles, Deadbeat, Red House Painters, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Dirty Projectors, dj /rupture, Fever Ray, Fink, Flight of the Conchords, Spiritualized, Kangding Ray, aus, Skyphone, Mikkel Metal, Mochipet, Kode9 & Spaceape, Ride, Stewart Walker, The Stranglers, World Party
SUNDAY – The Stone Roses, Plastikman/Richie Hawtin, Sigur Ros, Akufen, Ani DiFranco, Bill Hicks, Beans, A Tribe Called Quest, The Goats, Seam, Aretha Franklin, Soul Coughing, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Murcof, Joe Jackson, Autechre, Spank Rock, Beirut, American Music Club, Sonic Youth, Caribou, Modeselektor, Catherine Wheel, M.I.A., Fiona Apple, Monolake, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Squeeze, Girl Talk, Jamie Lidell, Jose Gonzalez, Morphine, The Antlers, The XX, Pole, Prefuse 73, Quicksand, The Wonderstuff, Xymox
Here are some of the performers for that Sunday at Coachella:
Sly & The Family Stone – Que Sera Sera – From the incredible 1973 release Fresh, a cover that exceeds the original as well as the soundtrack to the ending of Heathers.
Plastikman – Ethnik (Paco Osuna Remix) – Off of the Plus 8 100 Remixes release. This is the moniker that started the devastation and the following that continues to evolve and can only be experienced in a live setting.
Talvin Singh – Piya Milan (Radio Edit) – A producer and master tabla player who makes some of the most challenging yet accessible music.
Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage – A new track that clearly steals, or was heavily influenced by the Modeselektor buzzy bass line.
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