Haven't posted in more than a week, partly due to a friend
being in town and spending a good amount of time at the beach and at the Coachella Music Festival
. If you ever get the opportunity to attend, I very highly recommend Coachella. It's totally restored my faith in the industry's ability to create good music and shun manufactured pop stars.
Located near Palm Springs CA in the high desert, both days were packed with people (50,000 - 60,000 according to an MTV.com writeup
), hot as a mofo, and totally worth it!
There were 5 stages with so much good music that I found myself wandering from one stage to the next attempting to catch a taste of all the acts I wanted to see. The complete setlist
is on the Coachella site, of which I was able to see only a small percentage including DJ Peretz (Perry Ferrell), Death Cab for Cutie, Heiroglyphics, Pixies, Radiohead, Sage Francis, Dizzee Rascal, 2 many DJ's, Crystal Method, Atmosphere, Basement Jaxx, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and Danger Mouse.
Unfortunately, I missed a few acts I would have liked to have seen including The Cure and Beck. I also had the unfortunate experience of having my eardrums pummeled by angry political spoken word from Saul Williams.
If you have the chance, don't miss Coachella in 2005!