This weekend, most of us on the right side of Kansas must live vicariously through the 70,000 or so lucky peeps heading out to Indio this weekend for the 11th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which by most accounts, is the strongest of the major festival lineups in 2010. This lineup has even more range than in year's past. Seeing Gorillaz, Pavement, Orbital, Thom Yorke and Sly Stone all in the same day doesn't seem like a bad way to round out a weekend when you've already caught MGMT [MGMT, you get bolded treatment now, Congratulations] Beach House, Yeasayer, Tiesto, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Colonel Claypool.
For those of you like me who can't make it to the festival, Passion Pit has made a very solid playlist devoted entirely to artists appearing at the 2010 festival featuring music by Major Lazer, Spoon, Phoenix, Muse, MGMT, Hot Chip, The Temper Trap, Beach House and much more. Lots and lots of party starter types here:
Here's a video of 2010 Coachella performers The Specials playing their 1981 classic "Ghost Town", made famous for our generation in Guy Ritchie's cinematic masterpiece SNATCH:
Also, the last band to take the stage in Indio made a decent little impression...or so I've heard:
Phish performing The Rolling Stones classic "Shine A Light" from their Halloween costume Exile on Main Street set w/ Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: