Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced

And The Scenestar had it first...from what I saw on Twitter anyways.  Announced it even before Coachella's Twitter did.  Awesome!

Ugh, Kings of Leon is still a headliner.  I heard about this a few months ago, but I kept praying that they would try to cancel before the poster was made.  Bleh.  Anyways, the other bands look pretty good.  Too bad Daft Punk isn't on there, but I still excite.  Let the listmaking begin!  Here are my preliminary choices (after I make my top choices, I usually try to listen to the other bands - tedious, I know - to discover some new music):

Top Picks:
  • !!! 
  • Arcade Fire 
  • Cee Lo Green - been listening to a lot of his Lady Killer album lately
  • Bright Eyes 
  • Cold War Kids
  • Cut Copy
  • Empire of the Sun - they put on a fantastic show
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Kanye West
  • Ratatat
  • The Black Keys
  • The Morning Benders
  • The National
  • The New Pornographers
  • The Presets - hell yes!
  • The Strokes
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Yelle

  • Best Coast  - guess I should find out why people like them so much
  • Brandon Flowers - this is a maybe.  I saw one of his videos, still not convinced that he's any good
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Crystal Castles 
  • CSS 
  • Elbow  - Grounds for Divorce is pretty much their only good song, but I haven't seen them in awhile
  • Erykah Badu
  • Flogging Molly
  • Interpol - I know all their music sounds the same, but I should probably listen to their new stuff
  • Jack’s Mannequin - for old time's sake  
  • Klaxons
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • Ozomatli 
  • Paul van Dyk 
  • PJ Harvey 
  • Robyn 
  • Scissor Sisters 
  • She Wants Revenge 
  • The Aquabats 
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • The Kills 
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart 
  • The Swell Season - probably during some down time.  They are really mellow

Thanks for the alphabetized lineup and larger image, Stereogum!

Ticket info at The Scenestar