In honor of Record Store Day on Saturday, the Zia Records crew here made a guidebook that they are now handing out to Coachella fans as they walk through the gates.
The 32-page booklet includes a mix CD, which features 17 of the 138 Coachella artists. Here’s the tracklist:
1. The Shins, “Simple Song”
2. Florence and the Machine, “No Light, No Light”
3. We Are Augustines, “Book of James”
4. Kasbian, “Days are Forgotten”
5. The Black Keys, “Mind Eraser”
6. Gary Clark Jr., “Bright Lights”
7. Black Lips, “Raw Meat”
8. Band of Skulls, “Sweet Sour”
9. Kaiser Chiefs, “On the Run”
10. Jimmy Cliff, “World Upside Down”
11. Andrew Bird, “Eyeoneye”
12. Wild Beasts, “Bed of Nails”
13. Real Estate, “It’s Real”
14. AWOLnation, “Not Your Fault”
15. Neon Indian, “Hex Girlfriend”
16. Swedish House Mafia, “Save the World (radio mix)”
17. Justice, “On N’on”
Grab the book, and you’ll also find short profiles of and/or Q&As with each of the featured artists.
The Empire Polo Grounds seem enormous when tens of thousands of people crowd in for Coachella. I accidentally walked from one end to the other, though, hitting every stage right as each set started this afternoon.
Here is the quick and dirty:
– Gary Clark Jr. is worth stopping by for sure. The crowds were loving his falsetto on the sexy songs, and the extended guitar riffs were unreal.
– Grouplove hit the Mojave stage with crazy high energy, and the cheers were almost deafening. I can’t wait to see more next weekend.
– Feed Me has a rockin’ light show in the Sahara, and the bass was pounding so hard I swear my hair vibrated. I am callling it now: That one will be a sweaty mess next weekend.
Of course, what would a stroll through Coachella be without the hippie fashion show?
As always, there are plenty of bikinis, ’70s throwback clothes and big bling, including the sweet gold outfit Jimmy Cliff is wearing on the main stage next to me as I type. I can’t wait for warmer temps next weekend to see the full fashion show.
But can someone please explain the cardboard boxes that some men are wearing as clothes?
Rollingstone.com has put out its list the top 10 Must See acts at Coachella — and they’re not headliners:
Most knew that the biggest names would be part of a much longer list of exciting rock, dance, hip-hop and more gathered for the desert fest in Indio, California. Here are just 10 of the acts further down the bill not to be missed.
We broke it down for you by day:
Friday: Atari Teenage Riot,Mazzy Star, Pulp, Refused
Saturday: Azealia Banks, Gary Clark Jr., Laura Marling, Martin Solveig
Sunday: Le Butcherettes, Wild Flag