Thom is billed with four question marks. I am not entirely sure what that means. Maybe he's just being secretive again. During his “secret” shows in Los Angeles, the Orpheum theatre had changed the marquee to say: ??????, not revealing: 1) Thom was playing 2) or would be performing with Flea. When I first heard that Flea was playing with Thom it seemed kind of outrageous – but after revisiting Eraser again, it is totally logical to have the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers slap-bassist performing with him. Thom’s first solo-album is such a heavy bass-driven album, so on second thought ... it makes total and perfect sense.
As far as the main-main headliners, I am only excited about Muse. Jay-Z, okay? I wonder if he'll be playing same time as LCD Soundsystem.
But the best night: Sunday, by far.
I usually never get super jazzed bout the headliners. By the end of the Coachella day, standing in front of the massive Main Stage crowd, completely spent and dehydrated – leaves little energy for the headliner. I usually typically look more forward to the bands that perform on the smaller stages and tents.
I wanna, wanna, wanna:
She & Him
La Roux [really…]
Echo and the Bunnymen
The Whitest Boy Alive
Julian Casablancas [tee hee] and a bunch more. And … Gary Numan, totally forgot. ... and Spoon! ... and etc!!!
Read my Coachella review regarding decision making. In a perfect world, Coachella would be more like a sampler meal, where I could pick and choose which bands I get to see; since inevitably, one band is playing the same time another band I want to see.
Right now as it stands, the bands listed are pretty good, sprinkled evenly through out the three-day festival. So much so, it makes all three days seem like it'll be a blastie. But I am hoping for another announcement for an absolutely phenomenal band... with Coachella a couple months away ... there could be time for an AMAZING addition to the lineup.
What did you think of this review?