In case you are unaware, Wednesday is the first day of April. Whenever April comes around, it seems that the subject of conversation revolves primarily around Coachella. Travel plans, outfit plans and set schedules consume a lot of thought and energy. Since we know the Meshme gal has that rock and roll edge in her blood, we wanted to provide you with Meshme's must-see sets at Coachella. If you are attending, you will not want to miss these performers. And, if you are not headed out to the desert be sure to pick up the albums at your local record store.
Saturday April 10th and 17th
If you have taken a drive down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, you likely know Amoeba Music, a local record store. Back in 2008, the dudes from Allah-Las were working here together, and decided to form a band. Their sophomore album, Worship The Sun received some good critical acclaim when it came out last year. Coachella will be the perfect time to zone out to their mid-tempo, sad surf rock. Their sound perfectly encapsulates the Los Angeles lifestyle.
Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li makes our must-see list not only because of her amazing music, but also because of her great personal style and fun stage presence. You know she will be coyly dancing around stage wearing some gorgeous black ensemble - whether it is architectural or flowy she makes it look amazing. She puts all of her emotion and energy into her performances, making it feel like you have almost experienced the subject matter of her songs yourself.
Sunday, April 11th and 18th
The War On Drugs
The War On Drugs were a 2014 Album Of The Year contender from just about every major indie publication and music review outlet last year. Though they formed a decade ago, their widespread success has only just come on this last album, though it is well-deserved.
Parquet Courts have a unique sound that fluctuates between aggressive and apathetic, dubbed by many as “Americana punk,” which is kind of exactly what you should expect from punk-influenced musicians from Texas. Though they are not a band you would hear on your FM radio dial, part of the magic of festivals is discovery, so if you are looking to try something new at Coachella, give Parquet Courts a go.