Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You can start holding me to this slightly

I'm more or less saying that these bands will be there:

1) As Tall As Lions
2) Avett Brothers
3) Bonobo
4) Craze and Klever
5) Deerhunter
6) Devo
7) Dirty Projectors
8) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
9) El Gran Silencio
10) Faith No More
11) Florence and the Machines
12) Fool's Gold
13) Free Energy
14) Girls
15) Hot Chip
16) Iggy Pop and the Stooges
17) Imogen Heap
18) Little Boots
19) KiD CuDi
20) Major Lazer
21) MGMT
22) Micachu & The Shapes
23) Miike Snow
24) Muse
25) No Age
26) Panda Bear
27) Pavement
28) Perry Farrell
29) Phoenix
30) Pretty Lights
31) Quantic
32) Sleepy Sun
33) Spoon
34) Tallest Man on Earth
35) Tegan and Sara
36) The Antlers
37) The Dead Weather
38) The xx
39) Vieux Farka Touré
40) Vitalic
41) Yeasayer
42) Zoé

Muse is headlining one of the nights. My gut feeling for the other two are Beastie Boys and Pavement. I love Pavement, but I would prefer seeing them get the Pixies slot and just try to catch them on their inevitable West Coast tour.

I wouldn't expect Lady Gaga to play. For the same price that it costs to book her latest show, you could have Tool, GWAR, and the Arcade Fire play back to back to back. You'd get the spectacle, the catchy songs and the bad makeup. Personally, I wouldn't be heartbroken if Gaga plays in the Sahara. She has some fun outfits.

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Here's my now annual boring whining section that's not recommended for those that only care about the lineup.....

I'll probably delete some of these between now and January as I find out that things weren't true or didn't work out, and then people will call me a fraud. People will say that I'm stealing "confirmations" from the Coachella Message Board because someone made a wishlist that said Yeasayer months ago, so that means that they thought of the idea of a band playing the festival first. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I am still on a Sabbatical from posting in the Consequence of Sound comments section, so just a friendly reminder on the same old disclaimer: It's not me. So, while there's the standard internet douches that like using my name on there, this year brings a weirdo who posts as me defending myself. Creepy, a bit, but it's better that they troll me (or fake me or some concept of me) over there than here, right? There is also some aggro dude that's kinda sorta defending me, but mostly just pointing out how much of the Coachella Messsage Board internet stupity has overflown to Consequence of Sound. Alex runs a pretty good site, though.

Last complaint. A few of the message board people are a really self righteous sounding. Internet communities are usually skewed demographics of normal society, but they really could use trying the "eat their own" approach to make things more accessible for outsiders looking for information. They attempt to be informative by offering the same services as Consequence of Sound's Coachella confirmation and rumor section, but every single effort devolves into unreadable garbage. Then they have the brashness to complain in situations such as one of their members finds a Billboard article on Google News that says such-and-such band is playing Coachella and Consequence of Sound posts this found information without citing them as the source instead of the Billboard article. When presented with my makeshift blog and Consequence of Sound's easy layout, is it any doubt why people would choose not to sift through their mess? (And yes, I'm aware that "everything is on the first page". If it was deemed newsworthy enough, stick the thread to the top of the message board, change the title to something similar to "2010 Rumors: Updated Nov 17th", lock the thread, delete all but the first post, and have a moderator update it). Damn, you all frustrate me when I try to figure you out.

114 comments:

Martin said...

Monk... nice work, keep it up.

Any word on Massive Attack?

Crombrenner said...

Thanks for all you do Monk. I totally agree with your assessment of the idiots on the Coach message board. It's best just to ignore them. Do we still have a shot of getting Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem or Thom Yorke?

Anonymous said...

Good work Monklish. So nothing removed from the prior list except (sadly) Monsters of Folk?

Monklish said...

Why would you lock a thread that needs to be updated constantly, you dizzy bitch?

-- Monklish

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ you are a whiny bitch. BOOO-HOOOOO the internet doesnt love me.

Craig said...

Pretty funny that someone posts as Monklish just after Monklish says "plz don't steal my name"..
But anyway, good work Monk. Pavement!

Monklish said...

If by "funny" you mean "hackneyed", then yes, it is quite funny.

Anonymous said...

any idea about the possible sahara headliners?

Anonymous said...

bonobo, sweet

Anonymous said...

does pavement have any gold records?

Anonymous said...

does bold indicate your more sure?

Anonymous said...

Monklish, great job - really appreciate it but I can't see how the three headliners would be Muse / Pavement / Beastie Boys. That would be Coachella's weakest set of headliners since it has become a 3 day fest.

Anonymous said...

any word on beach house?????

Anonymous said...

pavement? christ what a boring headliner.

Monklish said...

@anon645 - Bold were just new acts that I've added since my last update.

@anon919 - I am quite sure that I am wrong about the headliners. Other than Muse, I'm just speculating.

Monklish said...

@anon830 I took Monsters of Folk off on accident. I will probably add them back on my next update.

No clue about Beach House, Massive Attack or Them Crooked Vultures. LCD Soundsystem will probably be there, but haven't heard anything more than speculation. I am not confident that Thom Yorke will be there.

Anonymous said...

Hey monk, anyword on Orbital or Underworld?

Anonymous said...

Alice In Chains is missing LA (and SF) on the current tour but do have West Coast dates including Oakland. Tour ends in March in the mid-west, perhaps a return to CA in April?

Anonymous said...

Pavement would be a terrible headliner.

Craig said...

You all need to listen to some Pavement records, and I'm not talking Slanted and Enchanted. Wowee Zowee is the best album of the 90s in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Thom Yorke returning in April means Radiohead and not his solo project - considering that Flea would be busy with RHCP by April 2010.

Anonymous said...

So Muse will be at Coachella for sure?

Anonymous said...

Hey Monk any word on the delay of the dates? I mean i think everybody knows there the 16th thru the 18th but is GV gonna do something different this year like announcing the lineup at the same time? Or are they waiting on a big headliner to sign on b4 they do it?

Anonymous said...

What do you think about The Who and Pearl Jam as possible headliners?

Anonymous said...

Long shot I know - but any chance at all of Blur being at Coachella Monklish?

Anonymous said...

So is Beastie Boys a completely gut feeling or is GV talking with them about a possible comeback gig for MCA when he's fully recovered?

Anonymous said...

ROLLING STONES

The Anti- Monklish said...

She doesn't know. Nor do I.

Anonymous said...

Monklish, is GV going to stick with the format of one classic band (Roger Waters, Sir Paul) and try to bring in the likes of the Stones, Who, Led Zep?

Any idea on The Rapture or Simian Mobile Disco?
Thanks.

Monklish said...

At the moment, I am only privy to the Muse headliner knowledge. When I find out more, I will post more.

Led Zeppelin will probably not play another show for quite some time, if ever.

Not sure that I warrant an Anti-website, already, but I'll consider it a compliment.

Also, goddamn you CoS comment section and Coachella boarders have some idiot posters. I'll make it easy on you. I haven't commented once in that CoS thread. Feel free to count the number of idiots posting as me. I believe that there has to be 7 people who find it enjoyable. The most tolerable one is "Monklish" on the Coachella board. At least he doesn't try to create some illusion that he's me.

Mickey said...

dear the anti-monklish (or anyone talking shit)


you did not know follow monklish for 2009 otherwise you would know that last year she was about 92 percent accurate.

Anonymous said...

pavement is not headlining and b.boys are not playing.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty easy to be 92% accurate when you go back and edit a bunch of shit.


Again, if you think Pavement is headlining you're fucking retarded.

Anonymous said...

add beach house

mickey said...

she only adds.... she rarely takes away, so this is still a reliable list on who is going to be there.

Craig said...

If you think Monklish unreliable then why come read her blog?

Anonymous said...

Monklish was pretty good last year....my favorite part of this post is the "I'm still on sabbatical" from Consequence of Sound, like it's a job. How about "People are stupid on Consequence of Sound, so I don't post there...because they're stupid."

Mark said...

Great list so far... any chance of animal collective?

CHUCHOEFINCA said...

Well, it seems to me that Iggy & the Stooges will not be playing Coachella. They have tour dates for April 16 + 17th in Europe. You have to cross it out of your list Monklish.

Anonymous said...

He's right. No Iggy Pop. http://www.iggypop.org/iggy2.html I don't know who told you Iggy Pop, but I think you now have to consider removing any other bands that came from that sourcing.

Anonymous said...

Remove from that source? Iggy & The Stooges was a band A LOT of people were saying were gonna play. That info could've been gathered from the same sources we were using.

Anonymous said...

I've always assumed that Monklish relies on more dependable sources, more dependable than "a lot" of people who are saying things.

Anonymous said...

update monk

Coachella-goer said...
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Coachella-goer said...

The Iggy speculation came from an interview that the Stooges did stating they "should" be playing Coachella.

Anonymous said...

Any truth to the pavement/arcade fire co-headlining one night. That makes sense to me especially with AF new album confirmed for early spring.

But if that is saturday night and the muse are friday, they desperatly need some fireworks for Sunday. Radiohead/The Who/???

Anonymous said...

rolling stones

Monklish said...

It's pretty safe to say that Arcade Fire is not playing.

The Stooges do sound doubtful, now, I'll agree. If I hear more, I'll take them off the list.

Bowie was contacted, but I'm betting that he declines.

Anonymous said...

If Stooges dont play it would make sense that they have a lot of the big spots filled already.. Any word on Rolling Stones?

Anonymous said...

How about the Mars Volta?

Anonymous said...

Hey Monklish, any chance we get a visit from Orbital in 2010?

Anonymous said...

What about Goldfrapp, Blur or Basement Jaxx?

Coachella-goer said...

Personally, I think Alison really liked playing in 2008; she seemed genuinely touched by the crowd's adoration. Unfortunately, she had some sound problems at the beginning of her set that really pissed her off. I'd love another set from her, preferably longer this time.

martin said...

air? hercules and love affair? boys noize?

Anonymous said...

Muse / Daft Punk
Pavement / Arcade Fire
Bowie

Craig said...

Why do you say no Arcade Fire? They haven't played for a few years and will have a new album coming out in spring. Seems like it makes sense.

Anonymous said...

I'm hearing from a lot of people that the reason they haven't officialy announced the dates yet is that it is gonna be only a 2Day Event this year. Is there any truth to that Monk?

Anonymous said...

last year sold the 2nd most tickets of all coachellas, there's no way they would decide to scale it back to 2 days now

Anonymous said...

Any word on the following bands:
!!!
Massive attack
Chromeo
Justice

popsicill said...

why not Arcade Fire?
http://pitchfork.com/news/37278-arcade-fire-album-and-tour-in-spring/

Anonymous said...

It won't be a two day event. That's just ridiculous

Coachella-goer said...

I was sure !!! was a lock until their drummer died.

Anonymous said...

Its been 2 + weeks since your last post, whens the next post, there has to be some new news!

Anonymous said...

heard anything about moderat being there?

martin said...

Air will be touring the US on march, they will be late march on LA and SD.

maybe they will make up that bad sound performance of '06?

Anonymous said...

How about Delorean? Heard anything about them? Looks like they might be in the area around the right time...

Anonymous said...

How about BRMC? They would kick ass!

Anonymous said...

soon to be worst kept secret: bowie said yes

Anonymous said...

What did you get that from LA JAY on the COS boards...way to repost

Anonymous said...

do you think that born ruffians are a possiblity??

Coachella-goer said...

BRMC is overseas on Coachella weekend.

Anonymous said...

Any idea when the next update will be?

Anonymous said...

Have you heard anything about The Gorillaz playing Coachella 2010 ?

Anonymous said...

http://gorillaz-unofficial.com/news/index.htm

Anonymous said...

thanks anon 6:26 , that was informative . hope its true , it would be much better than Pavement headlineing

Anonymous said...

So Monklish, Im taking it that all of the silence either means you are going to A.) have all the headliners for us in one post very soon or B.) Nothing has transpired and all the posts here other than yours are complete shite

Anonymous said...

Monk usually publishes a new post once a month. Patience people, I would expect a new post around the 18th.

Anonymous said...

I'd also think Silver Sun pickups would be there, even though they were last year as they are opening for Muse during their tour prior to Coachella and playing the Cow Palace on 4/14/10 in Dale City CA

Monklish said...

@anon709 dec 13th: New post should be up sometime this week.

I'm not a believer in the Gorillaz playing, yet.

Citizen Cope is on board for the bros.

My Morning Jacket seems likely, but I'm basing that on the same speculation that you all are.

Silversun Pickups might as well play since they're opening for Muse.

Anonymous said...

Florence and the Machine is not plural.

Anonymous said...

What about The Rolling Stones rumors? Have u heard anything on this? Or is this rumors full of crap?

Anonymous said...

hey Monklish...is there any chance of Dizzee Rascal making an appearance?? I have no idea why he would other than he'd be perfect for Coacheezie & he's really blown up over this past year.

I also feel like Thom Yorke's new solo project side band would be PERFECT...saw them in L.A. & the chemistry they had was incredible. I've never seen Thom so passionate & happy playing music! couldn't imagine they just drop what they started, which was a HUGE critical success & insane demand for tickets!

gotta think Them Crooked Vultures will be playing too...

Monklish said...

KiD CuDi is no longer performing.

shabana said...

anything on the Rolling Stones rumor??

CHUCHOEFINCA said...

Monlish!!! It's time for an update! Come on!! Pleaseeeeee.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? She just updated it with the Kid Cudi info. GEEZ!

Anonymous said...

Gorillaz ARE playing. 100% guaranteed.

Comes straight from the horse's mouth.

Cannot and will not give up my source.

Anonymous said...

I thought you said a horses mouth told you?

I wouldn't give up that source either, it would probably nash you up with those big ass teeth.

Jason said...

And it were that very horse whut showed me where the lemonade was made.

Anonymous said...

sarah jessica parker told him

Anonymous said...

Does Kid Cudi not playing have to do with the fan-punching incident?

Anonymous said...

This legit at all?

http://thescenestar.typepad.com/ss/2009/12/coachella-valley-music-arts-festival-2010-lineup-rumors.html

Anonymous said...

There is no way that coachella would have Muse, Gorillaz, and Beastie Boys headline that would be the weakest headliners since the 3 day format. That link looks like garbage to me

Anonymous said...

Think what you want about the Gorillaz scoop.

Worked with them recently on a video shoot.

Was confirmed several times.

They are playing.

If you doubt it, I could clearly give a fuck. You'll see when the announcement hits in January.

Anonymous said...

"There is no way that coachella would have Muse, Gorillaz, and Beastie Boys headline that would be the weakest headliners since the 3 day format. That link looks like garbage to me"


would not be any weaker then 2008!

Chris said...

Soundgarder reunion?

Anonymous said...

Any word on David Bowie , Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Rolling Stones , or Smashing Pumpkins ???

Anonymous said...

2008 had Prince and the only Portishead reunion show in North America to date.

Anonymous said...

Monklish doesn't know anything...he/she is just waiting for all the rumors to fall in place, so then he/she can make another post about them and act like they knew all along.

CHUCHOEFINCA said...

Hey Monk, just heard a Soundgarden reunion rumor... What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Mannheim Steamroller will be a headliner.

Anonymous said...

Give us a post lol

Anonymous said...

What about postal service monk? Its probably just wishful thinking but I hear they're working on a new album. that'd be amazing if coachella pulled them.

Anonymous said...

Soundgarden reuniting is true. There agent is booking dates. That is all...

Monklish said...

Waiting on a few replies. Should have some good stuff for you all before Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the next post, thanks for at least attending to the comments section in the mean time Monklish! Yr blog - my fave.

Monklish said...

Update should be ready by tomorrow.

As a preview, I will say "yes" in regards to Soundgarden playing.

martin said...

cant wait...
don't think that Soundgarden will be a headliner, they should sub-h

Anonymous said...

faith no more , soundgargen , then headlineing ....Rolling Stones ! its possible , right ?

martin said...

hey Monk..
there is a rumor about The Kinks reunite... any word on that?

Coachella-goer said...

Wow, I can't believe that Kinks reunion is still around; it's been a couple of years.

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Anonymous said...

T-T-T-TODAY, JUNIOR!

Anonymous said...

@Monklish - Any truth to Pavement not performing now at Coachella?