Coachella | 04.25-04.27 | Indio, CA

Images by: Dave Vann

Friday :: 04.27

Battles
Architecture in Helsinki
The Breeders
John Butler
Dan Deacon
The National
Tegan and Sara
Jack White - The Raconteurs

Saturday :: 04.28

DeVotchka
Hot Chip
MGMT
Mark Ronson
Rilo Kiley
Portishead
Prince

Sunday :: 04.29

Eugene Hutz - Gogol Bordello
Love and Rockets
Jim James - My Morning Jacket
Carl Broemel - My Morning Jacket
M. Ward and Jim James
Roger Waters
Roger Waters
Roger Waters
Justice

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Comments

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstar Tue 5/6/2008 07:13PM
Show -10 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up!
NickSoda starstarstarstar Tue 5/6/2008 07:41PM
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NickSoda

mmj's new album is the shit! can't wait for the official release to hear what everyone has to say bout' it.

lemak91 Tue 5/6/2008 08:09PM
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lemak91

roger was actually still amazing without floyd. saw him last friday in dallas. had an awesome time so i dont care what you say. but yea hes the man.

bill12 Tue 5/6/2008 08:27PM
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bill12

to bad jack johnson songs mostly sound the same. just boring guitar riffs chesse singing and chesse songwriting. Now Roger Waters and jack white kicks ass they are better guitar players and song writers. I know roger waters plays the bass but he plays the acostic guitar better then jack johnson

Marcsmall Tue 5/6/2008 08:45PM
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Marcsmall

Saw Roger Waters last week in Denver...One of the best shows I've seen in awhile...And I see as many shows as anyone here in the Denver/Boulder/Red Rocks area, which has become the Mecca of jamband music.

LTJFreak starstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 03:00AM
Show -9 Votes Thumbs down! Thumbs up!
keenan41 star Wed 5/7/2008 06:45AM
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keenan41

NickSoda, it's awesome. It took me a few listens to get used to the first few songs but I haven't stopped listening. I'm definitely buyin it when it comes out. Radio City!

To the reviewer....the only reason I read this article was to see how Portishead performed. Thanks for the 2 fluff sentences that said nothing.

silent9bass starstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 08:46AM
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silent9bass

"seeing Roger Waters in 2008 is better than seeing Floyd in the '80s because production values have improved so much. I have seen Roger Waters three times in the past decade, including a performance of Dark Side of the Moon, but nothing compared to this show. Things started out on a high note with "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" and never came down."

Don't get me wrong, I love Waters and realize he wrote the lyrics and music to most of Floyd's best songs, but come on! Seeing Floyd with the original lineup right after the Wall came out? There is NO substitute for David Gilmour, Richard Wright or Nick Mason, sorry Reda. I don't care how sweet Water's setup was.

discomcgee Wed 5/7/2008 09:26AM
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discomcgee

LTJfreak, sorry the writer didn't cover all your favorite bands in great detail. would you want to go to a festival and write a paragraph for every single band? good job, better article than langerado.

gmoo Wed 5/7/2008 10:46AM
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gmoo

I've seen Waters twice solo and has disappointed me both times. Snowy White and his other hired guns just doesn't do it for me.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 11:24AM
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Conjugal Burning

that is one pretty guitar mr.white. I enjoy how this article reflects the nature of actually being at a large festie; rushing to each stage knowing that while watching one dope show, something sick is bound to be happening a few yards away. Sorry this doesnt suit your fancy LBJfreak, but then again, maybe you should stick with the warped tours and your boys from gainsville

Conjugal Burning Wed 5/7/2008 11:29AM
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Conjugal Burning

oh, and michael savage... MMJ overrated yet Jack Johnson kicks ass? you have some confusing tastes my man

Mark Price former NBA star starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/7/2008 11:43AM
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Mark Price former NBA star

First off MMJ is not overrated...there underrated. They blow my mind everytime I see them. Bonnaroo to Rothbury to whatever the fuck ever is very confused! It's sad.

deftone984 Wed 5/7/2008 11:45AM
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deftone984

i agree with ltj in some respects. this (to me) is a rushed, watered down half-assed excuse for a review of one of the most important festivals in the country. after reading this, i dont have any feel of how the festival was or what really happened. i understand that at a festival you have to run from stage to stage all day, but a review shouldnt do that. certain bands/acts will get lost in the shuffle of a big festival. but instead of letting us hear about relevant acts like simian mobile disco or booka shade, we get another jack johnson snoozer. no mention of aphex twin either. regardless of ones opinion of aphex twin's music, the fact that richard d james played coachella is a really big deal and should not have been overlooked.

dsawthestone Wed 5/7/2008 10:22PM
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dsawthestone

there was alot of cool descriptions in the review...but i also thought it felt rushed, and this guy seems like a bit of a rookie. wish i could have been there though!

elephantghost Thu 5/8/2008 03:21AM
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Not one mention of St. Vincent?

St. Vincent is amazing!

Stephen Malkmus

And jesus christ....Akron/Family!!!!

I was at coachella, but this article does not capture what I saw...

crazyleggedelbow Thu 5/8/2008 07:41AM
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i'm a little upset that portishead only got like 2 sentences in this review... i think they deserve a little more covereage than fucking Tegan and Sarah... i guess i'll go download this show somewhere and review it myself. jambase... you're losing it...

keenan41 star Thu 5/8/2008 07:59AM
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keenan41

Glad someone agrees bout Portishead. Crazy, when you listen to it, send me a review haha.