Sometimes when you can’t be halfway across the world for a festival, there’s no better cure than vicariously living the experience through Youtube footage and blog posts. So with that in mind we present – a compendium of reports and videos fuelled by our own jealousy.
All manner of highlights occurred over the weekend in California for the first big North American festival of the season:
2) The Verve return and the world breathes a sigh of relief as it becomes apparent Richard Ashcroft’s ego hasn’t deflated. (‘Bittersweet Symphony‘ live).
4) Portishead sound and look quite delicious live. Video of ‘Machine Gun’. Youtube clips of the complete setlist.
5) Dan Deacon was freakin’ awesome as usual.
6) Aphex Twin played a DJ set which featured Public Enemy – video.
8 ) The singer from Les Savy Fav took his clothes off again and sat on people. (via)
9) Kraftwerk played. As always, efficiently and superbly brilliant. (Video)
10) Our Glen and Marketa covered Pixies’ ‘Cactus’. Great clumsy guitar changeover in the middle of the video.
12) Tegan and Sara MP3s from their festival set.
13) The Breeders played ‘Cannonball’! (video).
14) Why doesn’t Santogold have a live band? Is she too cool? Too lazy?
15) The singer from Vampire Weekend wore the most amazing pair of pink shorts.
16) Check out the new Bonde do Role line-up.
17) For the real festival buzz, follow Brian, Mary Ann, Devin and Eric as they captured their Coachella experiences.
A report will follow this week on State.ie from an actual person, who was actually there!