Pack your sunscreen and get ready to dehydrate: it’s Coachella week, and if you’re making your way out to the desert, this post’s for you. Goldenvoice’s finally released the timetables for this weekend’s indie fun in Indio, so while you’ll want to deflect your general animosity towards all things not of your own design unto them and their penchant for scheduling conflicts, it won’t work — things aren’t that bad this year. Aside from a Les Savy Fav/Battles/Black Kids jam up around 3PM on Friday, it’s just the 5-6PM hour that gets a little hairy (with sets spilling into that timeslot from the Breeders, Vampire Weekend, Múm, Cut Copy, Jens Lekman). The rest of the day is fairly easily navigable, and Jack Johnson’s headlining so you can get your beauty rest, or your afterparty on, or do it up with the Black Lips.
Saturday, you’re choosing either to camp out at the mainstage from 6:30PM through to day’s end for the fairly unreal Death Cab/Kraftwerk/Portishead/Prince lineup OR you’re shuffling around the rest of the grounds to catch Hot Chip, Islands, M.I.A., Animal Collective, and Akron/Familiy on various stages (hint, though: the latter group tours more, so you’re probably better to go with the mainstage blockbusters on this day). Sunday won’t present too many conflicts, either: this is when you’ll get your Dark Side fix, which you can wash down either with the dance-ready Modeselektor/Simian Mobile Disco/Chromeo/Justice slate at the Sahara tent, or the stonerrific Black Mountain at Mojave. You can’t go wrong. We are excited. Check the scheds after the jump.
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