The Hold Steady, Atmosphere in good company on new Coachella lineup
Speaking of Minneapolis natives, this year's lineup features a couple more: The Hold Steady and Atmosphere, both touring late last year and making stops at First Avenue. Preceding them on the 2009 10th anniversary lineup are solo Beatle Paul McCartney (is it just me or is this a weird choice for this fest?), The Killers (meh) and The Cure (repeat Coachella performers). Could also quite do without Amy 'No really, I'm totally sober now' Winehouse. But wait! Look deeper inside the lineup at the artists sentenced to a smaller font and you'll find better things to be excited about: The Presets, Roni Size, Antony & the Johnsons (as well as his other project, Hercules & Love Affair), DJ Craze and DJ Klever, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, Felix Da Housecat, Public Enemy, Bloody Beetroots and more. All of this begs the question: Who wouldn't want to dance themselves into a wicked sun stroke for three days on end in Indo? That's what we thought.
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