April 16, 2011 by Post Team
Coachella, Despite this, find enemies among some party veterans to engage a headlining the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Kings of Leon won the public’s first day on the evening of Friday, as the masses in attendance could not stop singing and influence to the radio-friendly rock of the band.
Saying they were “tired of playing the new material,” dug the Kings to “Molly’s Chambers” from their pre-2003 big-time debut EP, Holy Roller Novocaine, which acceded to most recent hits “On Call” “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody.”
The rockers “Who-who remembers” Black Thumbnail “end of the feedback and the drum beating and did not end with broken guitars, but with good ol’-boy singer Caleb Followill knotted handkerchief shooting the adoring crowd.
Inflatable Los Reyes’, southern-tinged rock to feel it offers a touch of the variety in which the festival is proud. Over bands are scheduled to leave on stage during the three-day event, which was named by Pollstar as the best North American festival of outdoor music for seven of the last eight years. Now in its 12th year, Coachella attendance records in 2010, packing 75,000 people per day at the Empire Polo Club fields.
This year’s show sold out six days after tickets went on sale in January. The resulting many ticket resellers and other scams ask organizers Goldenvoice to send a message on the homepage of Coachella alert applicants desperate. “Anyone who tries to sell a paper ticket is not legitimate,” “Do not buy tickets from a third party” and in a turnaround that began last year, one-day tickets were not available. Those lucky enough to place their orders received bracelets legitimately delivered to your door in elaborate packages include a calendar and photos.
Interpol – whose set included fan favorites “Slow Hands”, “Say Hello to the Angels” and “Obstacle 1″ – ended with a much-publicized collaboration with director David Lynch and the Draft Creator is trippy to a new level. That performance pushed a sound and light intensity, up, up, until there was nothing to do but disappear and let people walk away saying – as many do, after experiencing a creation Lynch – “Well, that was something “, while not sure if he liked or understood.
After announcing: “They always are leaving us for the last call,” Flogging Molly closed the outdoor stage with Irish punk madly. For those who still had the energy, the Chemical Brothers won over the crowd to make a swing more to the main stage, turning light and bring it all home with “Galvanize”, “Do It Again” and “Do not Think” in front of a backdrop of psychedelic eye-candy heads spinning, bouncing balls and paint splatter.
Earlier on the main stage, the former Fugees Lauryn Hill’s leading lady gave a poignant series, while accompanied by a horn section of tubas, saxophones and trumpets. After promising, “I’m going to play some classic, some songs you know,” Hill fans happy with “Everything Is Everything” and “The Sweetest Thing.”
Odd Future Wolf Gang, kill them all, until the heat of the evening of the day, succeeded in getting heads nodding while times are still in the fund and its tight rhymes, old school shine through.
Ozomatli surprised any metal fans that caught their set by playing the first minute of Metallica “Master of Puppets” from the album historic metal icons “of the same name, which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this week. Metallica will rock the polo fields next weekend, along with anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth, when carried to its planned U.S. only Big 4 concert on the site.
In other unexpected nods to 80′s rock, Cee Lo Green managed to sneak a few bars of “Iron Man” Black Sabbath and Journey “Do not Stop Believin ‘” as a whole disappointingly short. Which was for his late start hearing “Lady Killer” by Gnarls Barkley “Crazy” and “F — you.”
Elsewhere, Cosa Nosaj found new fans with its taste of the forest in the Gobi tent, Cut Copy had the groove and Robyn had girlfriends Mojave driven on the shoulders of his arms to greet her girlie jams. And while Crystal Castles suffered some unfortunate problems with their voices, their failure managed to entry. The Sahara tent boasted Erick Morillo, Sasha and Boys Noize, backed by the most impressive light shows in the memory of Coachella.
Amid the heavy dance day, Cold War Kids and the Black Keys provided welcome breaks blues, soul.
Still to come this weekend: Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Paul van Dyk, Wiz Khalifa, The Strokes, duck sauce and Kanye West.
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