The Lineup: A-Trak, Avi Buffalo, Band of Horses, Booka Shade, Boys Noize, Broken Social Scene, Brother Ali, Camera Obscura, Caribou, City and Colour, Craig Robinson, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dam-Funk, Deadmau5, Dirty Projectors, DJ Z-Trip, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Fool’s Gold, Freelance Whales, Fresh Espresso, Fruit Bats, Garfunkel & Oates, Girls, Hudson Mohawke, Japandroids, Jets Overhead, Kid Cudi, Laura Marling, LCD Soundsystem, Local Natives, Luke Burbank, Massive Attack, Mayer Hawthorne, MGMT, Midlake, Miike Snow, Minus the Bear, Morning Teleportation, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Nada Surf, Neon Indian, No Age, Nurses, OK Go, Passion Pit, Past Lives, Patrick Watson, Pavement, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man, Public Enemy, Quasi, Rob Riggle, Shabazz Palaces, She & Him, Simian Mobile Disco, Tegan & Sara, Telekinesis, The Hold Steady, The Lonely Forest, the long winters, The Low Anthem, The Middle East, The Mountain Goats, The National, The New Pornographers, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Temper Trap, The Very Best, The xx, tUnE-YaRdS, Vampire Weekend, Veviter, Wale, Ween, Why?, YACHT, Yes Giantess
That's a lot of awesome. I'm really happy for my friend's Erik, Katie and Kellie, but I have to say I'm still going to Coachella. While there are a lot of bands that aren't going to be there...well, let's look at who isn't going to be there (that I care about):
Not at Coachella: Band of Horses, Broken Social Scene, Freelance Whales, Massive Attack, Minus the Bear, My Morning Jacket, Nada Surf, Tegan & Sara, The Hold Steady, The National, The New Pornographers, The Very Best, Ween, Why?, YACHT.
Those bands break down into a few categories, those are...
I feel like I should see them: Broken Social Scene, My Morning Jacket, The Very Best, Ween
I have seen them: Minus the Bear, Tegan & Sara, The Hold Steady, The National, The New Pornographers
I really want to see them and am bummed I'm not: Band of Horses, Freelance Whales, Massive Attack, Nada Surf, Why?, YACHT.
So in the current alignment, there are only six bands I really want to see that I can't see at Coachella. Massive Attack, Why? and YACHT in particular, as they are going to be incredible and MA in particular is kind of legendary.
Still, this post is almost exclusively to Kellie - this is why I can't justify spending another $1k to go down for this concert. Even when considerering the aggregate attractiveness of my traveling partners.