How I Would Plan It: Coachella 2015

So, I’m a pretty notorious planner. When we’ve gone to ACL in the past, we typically see between 35-50+ acts in a weekend, by jumping sets and whatnot. I’ll go over setlists and anything I can get my hands on to pare the schedule down minute by minute. So I thought, with festival season upon us, I’d use my spidey-sense festival planning prowess to help you plot out your festival attending. Also, just b/c I like doing it. Anyways, Coachella didn’t do me any favors waiting until the absolute last minute to release the set times, but I’ve put together a quick version of how I would plan. I put in the splits to see as many artists as possible, but obviously it’s up to you what you want to do. If I’ve seen an artist and been impressed, or I know they have some great material to check out, I’ve highlighted them as “Can’t miss” acts in bold. Check it out and enjoy. You’ll notice I don’t give a shit about dance music (there are a few dance acts in the list though), as I wouldn’t even step foot in Sahara. 🙂 Here we go!

Coachella 2015 Weekend One

Friday
12:00-12:30 the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Outdoor Theatre)
12:30-1:10 HAERTS (Mojave)
1:20-1:55 Vic Mensa (Coachella)
1:55-2:30 Cloud Nothings (Gobi)
2:30-3:20 Action Bronson (Coachella)
3:40-4:30 Sylvan Esso (Mojave)
4:30-5:00 Kimbra (Gobi)
5:00-5:25 Azealia Banks (Coachella)
5:25-6:10 Ride (Gobi)
6:10-7:00 the War on Drugs (Coachella)
7:00-7:50 Alabama Shakes (Outdoor Theatre)
7:50-8:15 Interpol (Coachella)
8:15-8:40 Steely Dan (Outdoor Theatre)
8:40-9:15 Caribou (Mojave)
9:15-10:05 Tame Impala (Coachella)
10:05-10:35 Flying Lotus (Mojave)
10:35 AC/DC (Coachella)

Saturday
12:00-12:40 PHOX (Outdoor Theatre)
1:00-1:25 Jamestown Revival (Outdoor Theatre)
1:25-1:55 Parquet Courts (Gobi)
1:55-2:20 Perfume Genius (Outdoor Theatre)
2:20-3:00 St Paul and the Broken Bones (Mojave)
3:00-3:40 Royal Blood (Outdoor Theatre)
3:40-4:20 Benjamin Booker (Gobi)
4:20-4:40 Toro y Moi (Mojave)
4:40-5:10 Milky Chance (Coachella Stage)
5:10-5:35 Chet Faker (Outdoor Theatre)
5:35-6:00 Jungle (Mojave)
6:00-6:40 Hozier (Coachella Stage)
6:40-6:55 Belle & Sebastian (Outdoor Theatre)
6:55-7:30 Run the Jewels (Mojave)
7:30-8:00 Alt-J (Coachella Stage)
8:00-8:35 Father John Misty (Outdoor Theatre)
8:35-9:05 Kasabian (Mojave)
9:15-11:00 Jack White (Coachella)
11:00-11:25 SBTRKT (Mojave)
11:25 the Weeknd (Coachella)
12:05 Swans (Gobi)

Sunday
12:30-1:00 Night Terrors of 1927 (Gobi)
1:00-1:20 Chicano Batman (Outdoor Theatre)
1:20-1:55 Saint Motel (Coachella Stage)
2:00-2:25 Joyce Manor (Outdoor Theatre)
2:25-3:05 Mo (don’t know where to find this symbol) (Gobi)
3:05-3:35 Mac DeMarco (Outdoor Theatre)
3:35-4:10 Sturgill Simpson (Gobi)
4:30-5:15 St Lucia (Coachella)
5:15-5:45 Desaparecidos (Gobi)
5:45-6:15 Vance Joy (Mojave)
6:15-6:35 Marina and the Diamonds (Coachella)
6:35-7:25 Ryan Adams (Outdoor Theatre)
7:25-8:00 Kaskade (Coachella Stage)
8:00-8:30 St Vincent (Outdoor Theatre)
8:30-9:00 Jamie XX (Gobi)
9:00-9:30 Florence + the Machine (Coachella Stage)
9:30-10:15 Fitz and the Tantrums (Outdoor Theatre)
10:15 Drake

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New Music: Best Coast “Heaven Sent”

Best Coast, Bethany Cosentino’s project based out of California, and inspired by surf rock and girl groups of the 50’s, have released a new track off their upcoming LP, California Nights. The track is titled “Heaven Sent” and has all the beach rock goodness that we’ve come to expect from Best Coast.

Watch: Best Coast “Heaven Sent”

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Listen: the Colourist “When I’m Away”