Last year was our first Coachella, and it easily ranked as our favorite festival of ’07 — due to our newness to Indio, but also to an unmatched lineup with lots of built-in storylines (Björk’s first US Volta shows, reunion sets from Rage Against The Machine, Crowded House, and the Jesus & Mary Chain plus ScarJo, along with CSS meeting Paris Hilton and Spank Rock meeting the Lohan). If you thought this year’s would top it with a My Bloody Valentine reunion, or a Radiohead set … sorry! You’ll just have to wait for Coachella East. Maybe.
Goldenvoice’s desert-set show stopper this year is Roger Waters’s recreation of the classic Dark Side Of The Moon. Which will be awesome! But probably not the big news some were hoping for. Still, Indio continues its tradition as being a first-rate place to catch recently reunited acts, like Portishead, the Verve, and the Breeders. Also very good looking: Kraftwerk, MMJ, and a second consecutive year of dishing out Justice.
Lineup after the jump.
- 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, Sia, Holy Fuck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, The Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I’m from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, The Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen.
There won’t be the same sort of rush on hotel rooms as there was this time last year, but you may wanna get started booking. Or if you have a little extra money, this is the morning to scoop up one of Indio’s fabulous foreclosed homes.