Coachella is dead. Long live Coachella

I think the is year may be the worst lineup in an already declining in quality festival, based on past year’s boring line – up.
Its there any way to save Coachella?
We don’t need Coachella. There are great festivals happening all over the country, and you don’t have to go to the fucking desert to see them.
So,  this summer is filed with possibly better smaller and large festivals with better lineups. Some of the festivals are specific, for punk farms, or EDM fans. You can go and hear the music you Luke specifically.
Coachella is a mish mosh of too much of everything. There’s no coherence at all.

You have to sit through 12 bands that suck to hear the one you came to see.  Why bother?
I’ll wait to see Courtney Barnett on tour. I don’t need to see her in the blazing sun at 3 in the afternoon, or whenever they have her scheduled.

I don’t care to see DJs at a concert either. That, too me, is an insult, even to the shitty bands that actually write songs and play musical instruments.

So, as far as I’m concerned, these giant festivals are more of a pain in the ass than an enjoyable experience.

Check out Howlin’ at the Moon by Concord America

Available onGoogle play music app or Spotify


I’m gonna turn you on to some great garage punk chaos over the next few weeks.
We’re starting out with a brutal bash of noisy goodness by Concord America.  Never heard of them?  Me neither… Until last night.
And, man, they’re good.
Scuzzy, dirty, fucking rock and roll. Almost every cut on this record is  great. Stream it on Google play or Spotify.

How can I experience SXSW without actually going? | 89.3 KPCC

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside laminates containing SXSW’s most coveted VIP party passes, all of which are set to arrive the day after we leave for Austin, is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on SXSW envy

Check out No Anthems by Sleater-Kinney

This album is getting a lot of critical acclaim. I guarantee this is not the record you’d find on their turntable if you snuck in. There are great songs on it. I’ve always found them hard to listen to. The vocals are pretty horrible. There, I said it
I prefer someone like P.J. Harvey. She can challenge your ears too. But, her songs, for the most part, are listenable. They have similar voices. Miss Harvey has a better band, I guess.