When you live in Southern California its impossible to ignore the buzz and anticipation surrounding the areas biggest weekend(s) of music, the one and only Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Following the success of last years expansion from one festival to back-to-back bangers, 2013's Coachella weekends will be packed with once-in-a-lifetime sets from some of our favorites including New Order, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Modest Mouse. As is often the case, the weekends headliners garner most of the media and crowds attention, rightfully so, but be careful not to overlook the wealth of new talent performing during the early hours each day. Have a listen to our picks for must-see early acts, some of whom are still riding the buzz wave from last months SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
Lastly, a couple honorable mentions just for fun...We think Baauer's set on Saturday may get a little wild early in the day (Harlem Shake anyone?). Japandroids really know how to put together a high energy performance...Afterall, their most recent release was called Celebration Rock. Thee Oh Sees left us wanting more in Austin so maybe we'll head back for seconds...and how about some Dinosaur Jr., Danny Brown, Yeasayer, Sigur Ros, Tame Impala...oh man the list goes on! It's going to be a great couple of weekends in the desert!
Don't forget to fix-up! Look sharp! ...with ambsn's top-picks for Coachella!