In response to Barr's post on Tuesday, this year's Coachella is not about Rage! Who cares about those dudes, for real. It's about this lady right here!


A Hella Good 'Chella

or Why I'm Willing To Brave the Desert


In response to Barr's post on Tuesday, this year's Coachella is not about Rage! Who cares about those dudes, for real. It's about this lady right here! Since I moved to Seattle ONE DAY after her Vespertine performance on the pier, my one and only chance to see her, I'm taking advantage of the fest this year, if only on Friday (full lineup after the jump). I've never seen the appeal of hanging out in that polo field like a bunch of cattle, but I'll make an exception for Bjork. And it's not just me--I have friends who went all the way to Iceland last year to see her with the Sugarcubes, so rare are her North American performances.

Other acts that make this year special include Swedish troubadours Peter Bjorn and John, The Arcade Fire unveiling their new material, and phenoms-in-their-own-ways Konono No. 1, Lupe Fiasco, and Richie Hawtin. Also, I don't want to miss another monumental gig like Daft Punk's from last year. I was sick of hearing about it, but The video proved that it was worth talking about. For those who want to catch Coachella-bound acts as they come through Seattle, here's the word from Neumo's Steven Severin (with my inserted notes):

"A lot of stuff hasn't been announced yet, but what I can tell you that's coming through for sure is... Stephen and Damian Marley, LCD Soundsystem, Blonde Redhead, Peeping Tom, Explosions in the Sky (these guys kick ass, and the show is already on its way to selling-out), Hot Chip, Coco Rosie, The Coup, Junior Boys, Sparklehorse (with Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter at the Moore!), The Kooks, Grizzly Bear, Tapes N Tapes."

Full Coachella lineup below. Tix go on sale this Saturday.

FRIDAY APRIL 27Björk ? Interpol • Jesus and Mary Chain • Arctic Monkeys? Jarvis Cocker • Sonic Youth • Faithless • DJ Shadow • Peeping Tom • Brazilian Girls? Peaches • Felix Da Housecat • Rufus Wainwright • Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong • Nickel Creek? We Are Scientists • Digitalism • Tokyo Police Club • Comedians of Comedy • El-P • Julieta Venegas ? Gogol Bordello • Circa Survive • Silversun Pickups • Gillian Welch • Tilly and the Wall • Benny Benassi? Amy Winehouse • David Guetta • Noisettes • Evil Nine • Busdriver • Brother Ali

SATURDAY APRIL 28The Red Hot Chili Peppers? the Arcade Fire • Tiësto • the Decemberists ? the Good, the Bad and the Queen • Travis • Kings of Leon • Gotan Project • the Rapture ? LCD Soundsystem • Blonde Redhead • the New Pornographers • the Black Keys • !!! • Regina Spektor ? Hot Chip • MSTRKRFT • Ozomatli • Ghostface Killah • Fountains of Wayne • Jack’s Mannequin ? Peter Bjorn and John • VNV Nation • Sparklehorse • the Nightwatchman • Roky Erickson & the Explosives ? Cornelius • CocoRosie • Andrew Bird • the Frames • the Fratellis • Justice • Pharoahe Monch ? Fields • the Cribs • Girl Talk • Mike Relm • DJ Heather • Pop Levi • Yeva

SUNDAY APRIL 29: Rage Against the Machine ? Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System • Air • Happy Mondays • Willie Nelson ? Paul Van Dyk • Placebo • Kaiser Chiefs • Damien Rice • the Roots • Crowded House ? Explosions in the Sky • Konono No.1 • Soulwax • Richie Hawtin • Infected Mushroom • Lily Allen ? Amos Lee • José González • Spank Rock • Rodrigo Y Gabriela • Against Me! • Ratatat • Junior Boys ? the Feeling • the Kooks • CSS • Klaxons • Tapes ‘n Tapes • Teddybears • Lupe Fiasco • Mando Diao ? Grizzly Bear • Mika • the Coup • the Avett Bros. • Anathallo • Fair to Midland

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