Coachella’s 2013 Lineup: One Day Later


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    Coachella’s 2013 lineup is now one day old and that means it’s time for some post-reveal analysis. In the pages that follow, we run through the biggest highlights and surprises appearing on this year’s bill, in addition to the most glaring omissions. We also highlight five names worth knowing as you prepare for April’s big weekend(s). Do you agree with our selections? Voice your thoughts in the comments below.


    Wu-Tang Clan

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    They were one of the earliest rumors for Coachella, but remain one of the best gets. With so much creative juice flowing between Raekwon’s new EP and RZA’s recent awe-inspiring soundtrack to The Man with the Iron Fists, it’s apparent that there’s much energy left to be shared with this outfit. Also, they have a new album soon, which means we could hear new stuff. You did hear “Six Degrees of Boxing”, right? -Michael Roffman

    How to Destroy Angels

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    Coachella marks the first announced performance for Trent Reznor’s new super side-project, which features his wife Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan rounding out the lineup. They’ll perform material from their forthcoming debut LP (out in March) and their two past EPs. -Alex Young


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    Blur returns to America for the first time since July 2003 to headline Coachella alongside fellow Britpop legends The Stone Roses. Damon Albarn’s headlining show with Gorillaz in 2010 earned universal acclaim, but it’ll be interesting to see how American audiences react to the band once they’re done playing “Song 2”. -Alex Young

    The Stone Roses

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    The seminal four-piece Britpop group reunited last year, performing a handful of shows across the UK and Europe. Although they’ve rarely ever performed in the United States, The Stone Roses will be headlining Coachella on Friday, marking their first U.S. show since their reunion. Whether they’ll be performing from their 1994 hit Second Coming or the new album purportedly in the works, remains to be seen. Nonetheless, The Stone Roses have resurrected. -Paula Mejia

    Sigur Rós

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    Have you heard the preview for Sigur Rós’ song? It sounds like the band wants to come down from the stratosphere and back to Earth (or even further below), and they’ve promised to play several new songs from their “aggressive” eighth studio album at Coachella. Also, if you haven’t seen Sigur Rós before, don’t worry — it’s not like you’ll be violently shushed in a shush pit if you happen to cough during “Svefn-g-englar”. In fact, the plot of their live set is one of the most extreme and dynamic ones you’ll see. -Jeremy D. Larson



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    Grinderman and The Bad Seeds are playing and that’s unprecendented. Remember when we thought Grinderman were kaput? Count on The Bad Seeds performing more of their simmering, dark desert blues of their latest album while Grinderman hits you with the feedback and testosterone of “No Pussy Blues”. You have two (or four) chances to see Nick Cave’s psycho-sexual hip thusts and Warren Ellis’ crazy-clown leg kicks so don’t fuck this up. -Jeremy D. Larson

    Jurassic 5

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    Whether you liked rock, rap, punk, dance music in the late-90’s, Jurassic 5 hit a sweet spot that earned them a diverse fanbase, as comfortable at Warped Tour as they were at Rock The Bells. After breaking up in 2007, only member Cut Chemist remains in the spotlight, but a reunion of the L.A. innovators allows for a new generation to be wowed by “real live DJ’s,” ending six years apart where we didn’t even realize we missed them. -Philip Cosores

    Lou Reed

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    Long before punk, noise, or art rock had been cultivated into a DIY culture and swept into mainstream fame, Lou Reed had been omnisciently observing everything from behind the pane of his black Ray-Bans as the frontman for The Velvet Underground. Disregarding the disastrous collaborative album with Metallica, Lulu, Reed’s solo stint has featured a rich array of solid work, from Berlin and Street Hassle to Transformer. Over the past three or four years, Reed has been relatively quiet, but his pleading yowl will be a welcome addition to thousands at Coachella. -Paula Mejia


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    According to message board legend, Maynard James Keenan previously turned down invitations for Tool to headline Coachella so that he could tend to his wine vinyards during the crucial growing season. Thus, the appearance of his side-project Puscifer on the 2013 lineup certainly came as a surprise. Maybe he got David Coverdale to cover for him. -Alex Young

    Violent Femmes

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    Besides hitting H4 on the jukebox every Friday night to hear “Kiss Off”, when was the last time you thought about the Femmes? And certainly not at a festival, right? Well, here’s hoping they play “Color Me Once” as the sun dries out over Indio. -Michael Roffman

    The Make-Up

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    Washington, DC post-punk band The Make-Up, reunited last year by ATP, will head west for the first time in over two decades. In a neat twist, fellow DC music legend Ian MacKaye — who signed the band to his own Dischord Records — will also appear at the festival with his group The Evens. -Alex Young

    The Shouting Matches

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    Bon Iver may be taking a well-deserved break, but Justin Vernon remains active and will perform at Coachella with his bluesy side-project The Shouting Matches. And as far as I can tell, this marks their first-ever performance outside of Minnesota. -Alex Young

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