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Thursday, December 02, 2004
Still Not Enough The Bands

Now that we're into December, I think it's about time we start looking forward to next summer already. Unfortunately, we still have January, February, and March to trudge through until things start to warm up, but when they do, you can bet on all those indie-lovin kids to grace the polo fields of Indio, California for 2005's Coachella Fest and rock out to some of the best acts right now. How will they top last year's incredible Pixies reunion main-event bill? And why are the Moving Units at the bottom of this year's supposed lineup, again? Anyways, here's who Pollstar says will apparently be performing for Coachella, version 2K5:

April 30
David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, PJ Harvey, Interpol, The Faint, Franz Ferdinand, Polyphonic Spree, Boards of Canada, TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Squarepusher, Clinic, French Kicks, Secret Machines, Phoenix, Beep Beep, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Death From Above 1979, and The Helio Sequence

May 1
R.E.M., Tears For Fears, Wilco, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, Mos Def, Badly Drawn Boy, The Streets, Cake, The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Rilo Kiley, Radio 4, Doves, Iron and Wine, The Arcade Fire, and Moving Units

Not a bad lineup whatsoever, though I'm a little confused by Tears for Fears as (or at least what appears to be) a headliner. That's like Ted Leo opening for Soft Cell. They could make a killing on a bootleg mashup CD-R and title it Tainted Pharmacists!

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