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The 10 Worst Coachella Scheduling Conflicts

on April 09, 2014, 7:33pm
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Coachella revealed its 2014 schedule just 72 hours before weekend one formally kicks off, leaving little time to put together a game plan. This year in particular the scheduling conflicts seem to be aplenty, which is why we’re here to offer our expertise.

Also, don’t forget: just because you aren’t attending the festival in person doesn’t mean you can’t watch along from the comfort of your couch. Check out the festival’s webcast schedule here.

10. Neko Case vs. The Afghan Whigs

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Time: Friday, 6:15 p.m.

Two veterans acts square off in the first real conflict of the festival. Other than Beck, Case is without a doubt the best “singer-songwriter” playing the festival, due in large part to her acclaimed live show. The Afghan Whigs, meanwhile, will be making their Coachella debut, supporting their first new album in 16 years, Do to the Beast.

CoS Recommends: The Afghan Whigs… since it might be your only chance to hear a Frank Ocean song at the festival.

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April 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

lmao you puttin NaS against Muse or Skrillex ? smh

April 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

lmao u puttin NaS against Muse & Skrillex ?

April 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Glitch Mob/Broken Bells/Bonobo/Chromeo/Nico Jaar is an absolutely cluster fucker/tragedy. That said, Bonobo is my winner. But definitely bummed about missing the other acts.

Also, Caravan Palace v. the Knife is a real asshole.

April 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Mogwai didn’t play in 2008

April 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Chance the Rapper or STFKR… that’s the single hardest one…

April 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

MGMT has actually been putting together solid festival lineups of late. They still get weird when they play clubs, and they’re never going to have, like, backup dancers to entertain the masses, but I have to respect them to a) sticking to their weirdness whenever everyone and their mother wants them to bring back the headbands, and b) actually delivering from a musicianship standpoint, which is unfortunately pretty rare.

And they’ve been playing Kids consistently, before anyone freaks out.

April 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

Last year’s Osheaga lineup had Frank Ocean in a conflict with Explosions in the Sky. Spent a few months trying to decide how I would do that until Ocean dropped out at the last minute. Almost made it a relief.

Daughter has been touring North America quite a bit actually, but I feel they are probably winding down to prepare for a second album, so if you haven’t seen them definitely do it (or try to hit both). They’ve really settled into their sound and seem to be developing quite a bit of a (well-deserved) following.

April 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

This is why huge festivals are in some ways overrated.
You look at the poster, you cream your pants, you buy tickets, you brag about the lineup to your friends like you’re actually going to see it all, the schedule comes out, you feel sad, you miss 1/2 the good acts because they have a million stages and all conflict.

We’ve Been There Before
April 10, 2014 at 12:02 am

I can’t wait until the live feed this weekend. Super pumped for Sleigh Bells and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Check out my 2014 music festival rankings at my blog: http://wevebeentherebefore.blogspot.com/. I rank 8 major American music festivals (including Coachella) on quality, depth and value.


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