May 2, 2006

Coachella Report: Verdicts

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at May 2, 2006 12:41 AM

Best vocals: Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio)
Best guitar: Ted Leo
Best drums: Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney)
Best synth: Ladytron
Most engaging: The Go! Team
Best audience: Depeche Mode
Most t-shirts worn by attendees: Tool
Most crush-worthy female musician: Mira Aroyo (Ladytron)
Most crush-worthy male musician: Ted Leo
Best use of a windchime: TV on the Radio
Most cowbell: Sleater-Kinney
Most innocuous object confiscated by a security guard: My Pilot rollerball pen
Best stage (acoustics and layout): Outdoor Theater
Best stage (schedule): Mojave
Most random cover: Ted Leo playing Daft Punk's "One More Time"
Favorite band: Ladytron
Bands I wish I'd had time to see: Sigur Rós, Cat Power, Bloc Party, Wolf Parade
Best new find: Art Brut
Best overall performance: TV on the Radio

Songs on my High Noon Sun mix CD that I heard live:
The Go! Team, "Junior Kickstart"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Cheated Hearts"
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "In This Home On Ice"
Cat Power, "Love & Communication"
Mogwai, "Glasgow Mega-Snake"
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, "Me And Mia"
TV On The Radio, "Ambulance"

Tags: Coachella, Concerts, Music
Comments

there were too many hot girl singers to chose just one as my favorite....each of them excited me in different ways. you should have left watching those bros ted leo, and come watch metric with me....you would have been thrilled with the performance!

Posted by: julianne | May 2, 2006 7:13 AM

Actually, Metric should be on my list of bands I wish I'd had time to see. Seu Jorge as well, after reading Tim's description of that show.

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | May 2, 2006 9:16 PM

I'm also thinking it would have been nice to see Metric. And maybe Ted Leo, at the very least for said cover. ^^

Posted by: Lemming | May 2, 2006 10:25 PM

every male should have seen metric....for the fact that i dont think she was wearing underwear...and well, yeah....two thumbs up.

Posted by: julianne | May 2, 2006 10:44 PM

I love how you, Lemming, and I have entangled posts on Coachella that requires people to look at all three of our pages to get the piece together certain stories (like that about the pimp hat). Not to mention the fact that multiple posts and comments refer to other posts and comments... Go Meta! (Remind me to tell you the story of the D & D character named Meta that someone I know once played...)

Posted by: Mason | May 3, 2006 12:41 AM
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