Monday, April 25, 2011

Back in the States, Top 11 of Coachella '11

So I've been back in LA for a little over a month now, and though I miss South America a ton it's been nice catching up with friends and spending some much-needed time with family and at the beach. I'm excited and grateful to be starting a part-time gig tomorrow as a night editor for an internet startup downtown. Sounds like a promising product, so who knows.

In other recent news, I attended the Coachella Valley Music Festival last weekend. Despite some bad horse allergies on the polo fields, staggering daytime temperatures and over 80,000 awful displays of hipsteria, I had an amazing time and saw some amazing performances. Of the 34 performances I witnessed, I present to you my Top 11 of '11:

11. Cut Copy:

10. Awkward white people (myself included) during "Black & Yellow":

9. The National:

8. Chromeo's "Intro/Don't Turn The Lights On" (never gets old):

7. Nas & Damian Marley (covering "Could You Be Loved"):

6. Robyn:

5. Arcade Fire Balloon Drop:

4. Death From Above 1979 Reunion:

3. Some Obscure Band from NYC on Day 3:

2. Chemical Brothers:

1. Sharing the sunset with Ms. Lauryn Hill:

Honorable Mentions That Could Have Easily Made This List: The Twelves (entire set available to stream on YouTube), Crystal Castles, CSS, Kings of Leon, Interpol

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