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January 22, 2008

Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival is the last weekend in April Fri April 25-Sun April 27 and in 2008 features:

FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend you, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture in Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, The Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26: Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab for Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars on Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie

SUNDAY, APRIL 27: Roger Waters (“Dark Side of the Moon”), Love & Rockets, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, The Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, The Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Holy Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Sia, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen

The music I know right now that I am going for is in bold and italics. If you haven’t been before, it is amazing–so much music to be exposed to in such a short amount of time. The list above is just off the top of my head–who do I want o go see? But as the festival gets closer and KCRW plays the bands on teh line-up, I will have my dancecard mre than full all three days. And of course if we are still there Sunday night, we will go see Roger Waters (but hey, already saw him years ago–and do they really have to tag him with “Dark Side of the Moon”?)

There’s lots of info on their website but:

Is where to stay at Coachella your question? In 2002 (when we won weekend tix on Gary Kalamar’s KCRW show) and in 2003 (it was our honeymoon!), we stayed in Desert Hot Springs at the Skyliner which unfortunately is now out of business, so not sure where we’ll stay this time since we will likely have the small boy with us. Most likely it will be somewhere in Desert Hot Springs–there’s nothing like taking the buzz out of your feet by soaking in hot mineral water.

Is kids at Coachella your question? It’s ours too; I emailed them a query about a kids area–check back here for a post when I hear from them!

Is food your question? I had the best falafel of my life there in 2003. The food’s not cheap but everything we had was surprisingly good.

always on the prowl for that which engages the whole soul–whether it be music, hot springs, or ski slopes–i’m your art predator


3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2008 2:57 pm

    That looks like quite an event. So that’s how you’re the art predator! I love your moniker, by the way. Thanks for your comments on my poem. It meant so much to me to be a means of bridging understanding. It actually made me quite warm and fuzzy inside.

  2. January 22, 2008 3:02 pm

    i like the title!!

  3. January 22, 2008 8:13 pm

    it really is a phenomenol festival–so much amazing music, even if it’s not all too my taste, i don’t have to have a full meal!

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