Coachella Music Festival starts up on Friday in Indio, CA and the line up is fucking rad. The schedule of who/when/where isn't published yet but I know I'll be trotting from stage to tent to stage to tent trying to fit in as much as possible.
With more than 125 performances over three days, one has to be selective yet open to new discoveries. I need your help! Who would you see? Who is on your must-not-miss list? Who are the potential 2008 breakouts?
Here's the lineup. Check it and comment with your recommendations.
At the top of my list: Midnight Juggernauts.These guys opened for Justice in NYC last fall and sounded fab. That was their first show in the US and I'm looking forward to seeing how they've matured in the last six months.
Also interesting are: Goldfrapp, Aphex Twin, Hot Chip, Autolux, Holy Fuck, The Raconteurs, Battles, Aesop Rock, MGMT, Perry Farrell (here's a crazy wish: a surprise Jane's Addiction performance, ha!), and scads of others. Our own Death Cab for Cutei is on the lineup this year, too.
Who would you see?
p.s. I'm still trying to track down two VIP passes: they get you into the section with misters, couches, shade, and adult beverages. Craigslist LA has a bunch of stupid scammers. Bleh. Any of you have a hookup?