Q&A Friday: Is It Too Early To Talk About Music Festivals?



So this week's question is an easy one: Are you going to Coachella? Or are you saving your money for another festival? I also know that this passed year hasn't been all too nice to anyone's wallet. Hopefully I can help out.

This week's Q&A is sponsored by the Lagerado Music Festival. They are being really cool and giving PMA Two (2) tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner. That's right, you get to go to Langerado for FREE. All you have to do is get yourself there, get a hotel, buy your booz and drugs and enjoy the cool lineup (Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, The Faint, Ryan Adams, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Girl Talk, Black Kids, The Virgins, Tokyo Police Club, Ra Ra Riot, ah, just check the whole lineup here), oh and you have to answer the question!

Maybe it's a bit too late to talk about some of the pre-summer festivals like SXSW, who has already confirmed hundreds of bands and has had it's packages on sale for weeks. But the summer fests kick off with Coachella, at least they do in my book. And even Coachella has already set its dates (April 17-19th) and has confirmed a handful of bands (including The Killers, Fleet Foxes, Sebastien Tallier, Girl Talk,  and LUPE FIASCO) and the rumored acts keep getting better (and sometimes, more ludicrous). The Coachella rumor mill whispers of big performances by Britney Spears, OutKast, Animal Collective, and the Green Day to bring in the big numbers. I actually wouldn't be all that surprised to see Animal Collective on the final ballot. This is their year, for sure.

Coachella is usually the first huge festival of the year (not including the Austin take-over that is SXSW) and usually sets the mood for the rest of the festivals' headliners. For example, in 2008, Jack Johnson not only headlined Coachella, but SF's Outside Lands, NJ's All Points West, and the Virgin Music Festival (and I'm probably missing some still).

I should also mention that there is a runner-up prizepack, courtesy of the Sundance Channel and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...

The runner up will receive:

1 Keen/Sundance Bag
1 Pair of Speakers
1 T-Shirt
1 Notebook
1 Sigg/Sundance Thermos

Note: all of the prizes are, in fact, eco-friendly!


Let's round off this post with some Gigamesh (one third of DiscoTech) remixes. I likey.

Radiohead - Everything in its Right Place (Gigamesh Remix)

Lykke Li - Little Bit (Gigamesh Remix)

& you remember this one...

T.I. - Whatever You Like (DiscoTech Remix)

that one was Gmesh's. Impressive, no?
[music + art = life]