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Blog: Coachella Announces The 2011 Lineup

by Bill Chenevert
April 15-17 is when Indio, California turns into live music mayhem

Sometimes when things like this happen you want to weep for your lack of funds and resources. It's mid-January and the damn Coachella lineup shows up on your screen and slaps you in the face. You live in Pennsylvania. You won't be experiencing any California-like weather anytime soon. Let alone with every band you've ever listened to (and loved) over the past ten years. Well, not really. It's moments like these where you can study the lineup, close your eyes, and envision yourself setting up camp in the mid-April twilight with a planned-out map and plan of attack for seeing every band you REALLY want to. Then you get offered a billion beers, joints and pills (that you politely decline) and wander from Bright Eyes to Gogol Bordello. Bad trip! So I pared down each day's list of acts and bolded the ones I'd run a mile barefoot in mud to get to the start of.


Friday, April 15th

    •    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
    •    Boys Noize
    •    Brandon Flowers
    •    Cee Lo Green
    •    Cold War Kids
    •    Crystal Castles
    •    Cut Copy
    •    Glasser
    •    Gypsy and the Cat
    •    Here We Go Magic
    •    Interpol
    •    Kele
    •    Kings of Leon
    •    Klaxons
    •    Marina and the Diamonds
    •    Ms. Lauryn Hill
    •    Ozomatli
    •    Robyn
    •    Sleigh Bells
    •    Tame Impala
    •    The Aquabats
    •    The Black Keys
    •    The Chemical Brothers
    •    The Drums
    •    The Morning Benders
    •    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    •    The Rural Alberta Advantage
    •    Titus Andronicus
    •    Warpaint

Saturday, April 16th

   •    Animal Collective
    •    Arcade Fire
    •    Broken Social Scene

    •    Cage the Elephant
    •    Daedelus
    •    Delta Sprirt
    •    Empire of the Sun
    •    Erykah Badu
    •    Foals

    •    Freelance Whales
    •    Gayngs
    •    Mumford & Sons
    •    Phosphorescent
    •    Raphael Saadiq
    •    Scissor Sisters

    •    The Felice Brothers
    •    The Joy Formidable
    •    The Kills
    •    The New Pornographers

    •    The Tallest Man on Earth
    •    Two Door Cinema Club
    •    Wire
    •    Yacht

Sunday, April 17th  

    •    Best Coast
    •    Chromeo
    •    CSS
    •    Death From Above 1979
    •    Delorean
    •    Duran Duran
    •    Good Old War
    •    HEALTH
    •    Jenny and Johnny
    •    Kanye West

    •    Kode9
    •    Lightning Bolt
    •    MEN
    •    Menomena
    •    OFF!

    •    Phantogram
    •    PJ Harvey
    •    Ratatat
    •    Rye Rye
    •    The National
    •    The Strokes
    •    Twin Shadow
    •    Wiz Khalifa
    •    Yelle

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