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Add in NIN as another one where without them, the self-supporting festival culture wouldn’t have gotten to where it is today. Add in the the poppers, and the festival bubble will burst and this really cool alt culture we have right now will disintegrate.
Man, eff this. Timberlake, Beyonce are nice and all but they ARE EVERYWHERE! They are on the Super Bowl, Pepsi commercials, beer commercials, there is no where else they need to be. Stop this anti-”rockist” BS, do they really need to dominate fesitvals too? Coachella, Lolla, Bonnaroo, ACL, you name it were built on the backs of “rockist” 90′s bands (ie. Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Rage, Tool,, RHCP, Phish, Weezer, Green Day, etc) who represented artist-based (not producer based) musical freedom. They held up the fesitvals while no one else could headline and got fans in the door while th, until the current fesitval culture (which I really like) now finally self-supports itself and stars can be created within. Kids are actually digging diverse music (EDM, hip hop, folk, along with rock, etc) enough where they don’t even need to know the headliners and they just want a cool experience checking out new stuff. It’s great. Let JT, Rihanna et al have all the American Idols and Voices and Super Bowls they want, but why must they be narrated as the “underdogs” in the fesitval arena now? Don’t they have enough? It’s great that Pheonix or MMJ can become huge solely within the festival world, Thanks, now I’ll go back to popping Propecia and yelling at little kids to get off my lawn …..
More bands I thought of that revere PJ:
Band of Horses
Cage the Elephant
The assumption that they don’t influence anyone is a myth I hope fades away soon.
FIne then, how ’bout Liam Finn, St. Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age? all fans and “inspirees”?
Artists that loudly proclaim they’re influenced and inspired by PJ:
MY MORNING JACKET
Kings of Leon
That’s a whole festival lineup right there …….