Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Rock Mathematics

What bands were initially purported to perform at the 2006 Coachella, per the info I swiped for a January 11 post titled "Shame on Ewe."

(day one)
Depeche Mode -*- The Strokes -*- Portishead -*- Franz Ferdinand -*- Fatboy Slim -*- Massive Attack -*- Infected Mushroom -*- Royksopp -*- Kings of Leon -*- Doves -*- Sufjan Stevens -*- Broken Social Scene -*- Atmosphere -*- Blackalicious -*- Super Furry Animals -*- The Buzzcocks -*- Primal Scream -*- Supergrass -*- Ladytron -*- DJ Peretz -*- The Shins -*- Dieselboy -*- Tortoise -*- Sleater Kinney -*- Richard Hawley -*- Grooverider -*- Death From Above 1979 -*- Yesterday’s New Quintet -*- The Walkmen -*- Son Volt -*- Will Oldham -*- The Clientele -*- Lightning Bolt -*- Cage -*- The Crimea -*- OK Go -*- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -*- John Kelly
(day two)
The White Stripes -*- Roxy Music (featuring Brian Eno) -*- The Arcade Fire -*- Sigur Ros -*- Yeah Yeah Yeahs -*- Boards of Canada -*- Underworld -*- Ween -*- Death Cab for Cutie -*- Armin Van Buuren -*- Built to Spill -*- De La Soul -*- Big Star -*- Iron & Wine -*- Uberzone -*- Happy Mondays -*- Dinosaur Jr. -*- TV on the Radio -*- Elbow -*- Eagles of Death Metal -*- The Tears -*- Esthero -*- T. Rauschmiere -*- Cat Power -*- The New Pornographers -*- Carl Cox -*- Grandaddy -*- Calexico -*- Explosions in the Sky -*- The Wedding Present -*- Andy C Fatlip -*- DJ Icey -*- The Notwist and Themselves performing as 13 & God -*- Devendra Banhart -*- The Coral -*- Stateless -*- 65 Days of Static
What bands will acctually be playing at Coachella, according to the official website:

(day one)
Depeche Mode -*- Daft Punk -*- Franz Ferdinand -*- Sigur Ros -*- Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, -*- Common -*- Atmosphere -*- Carl Cox -*- My Morning Jacket -*- TV on the Radio, -*- Ladytron -*- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -*- Tosca -*- Cat Power -*- Animal Collective -*- HARD-Fi -*- Derrick Carter -*- Devendra Banhart -*- She Wants Revenge -*- The Walkmen -*- The Juan Maclean -*- Imogen Heap -*- Audio Bullys -*- Lady Sovereign -*- Deerhoof -*- The Duke Spirit -*- Eagles of Death Metal -*- Lyrics Born -*- Matt Costa -*- The New Amsterdams -*- The Zutons -*- Platinum Pied Pipers -*- White Rose Movement -*- Chris Liberator -*- Colette -*- Joey Beltram -*- Hybrid -*- Living Things -*- Wolfmother -*- The Like -*- Nine Black Alps, Celebration -*- The Section Quartet -*- Shy FX & T Power -*- Infusion
(day two)
Tool -*- Yeah Yeah Yeahs -*- Bloc Party -*- Paul Oakenfold -*- Scissor Sisters -*- Matisyahu -*- James Blunt -*- Sleater-Kinney -*- Mogwai -*- Coheed and Cambria -*- Wolf Parade -*- Coldcut -*- Phoenix -*- Digable Planets -*- Amadou & Mariam -*- Little Louie Vega -*- Mylo (DJ Set) -*- Seu Jorge -*- Gnarls Barkley -*- The Go! Team -*- Kaskade -*- Metric -*- Editors -*- Art Brut -*- Dungen -*- The Dears -*- Jamie Lidell -*- The Magic Numbers -*- Los Amigos Invisibles -*- Jazzanova -*- stellastarr* -*- Michael Mayer -*- Murs featuring 9th Wonder -*- Mates of State -*- Gilles Peterson -*- Infadels -*- Gabriel & Dresden -*- The Subways -*- Minus the Bear -*- One Republic -*- Be Your Own Pet -*- Youth Group -*- Giant Drag -*- Kristina Sky -*- The Octopus Project
The only acts the fake line-up got right were Atmosphere, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Eagles of Death Metal, Franz Ferdinand, Ladytron, Sigur Ros, Sleater Kinney, the Walkmen, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Depeche Mode — all of which represent the most obvious picks for this year's festival and the last of which was the only band officially announced at the time the rumor was "leaked." Sure, on a few points the fake line-up looked better — the New Pornographers, Roxy Music, Sufjan Stevens and the noticeable lack of Tool — but the real line-up has enough of its own virtues that I can once again be excited about Coachella.

As soon as I get back from Australia, that is.

By the way, the fake line-up's test grade: ten out of a possible eighty-eight — a failing grade and about as good as any of us could have done if we had invented a phony Coachella.

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