As of press time, SoCal promoter Goldenvoice hadn’t announced the lineup for the 14th Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio Calif., to be held April 12-14 and 19-21.
But already, local venues have been booking indie/alternative acts around those dates that suggest, if not all but confirm, their Coachella appearances. House of Blues have announced shows with Spiritualized (April 12) and Beach House (April 15), while The Joint has signed The XX (April 16), and the Hard Rock Cafe will feature Alex Clare (April 18). Expect Cosmopolitan and The Pearl to jump into the fray soon.
In anticipation for the big reveal, we’ve got our own wish list for Coachella, considered the biggest and best of the American music festivals. Here’s who we’d like to see on the Empire Polo Field — y’know, besides the obvious (Daft Punk, David Bowie, The Smiths). MIKE PREVATT AND MAX PLENKE
The Stone Roses
Four Fists (Astronautalis and P.O.S.)
Eric B & Rakim
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
The Bad Plus
Robot Michael Jackson