We're like the AAA for Coachella, they might be in small print, but they're great bands none the less.
I got a comment from someone that said all the music we feature sounds like “Underwater Radiohead Drivel” I wrote him back and had him listen to the 132 bands that we featured, that weren’t of that ilk. I do agree that most of today’s band can be categorized into three camps “URD”, “Spectorian Female dream sounds” and “Folk Americana”. Seriously, rock has been long buried because most of America has accepted that Nickelback is rock music. So we’re stuck in this weird moment in music….it doesn’t upset us, it just drives us to find something special. We really did pour through the bands of 2011 to find the bands that will make a difference. If the Coachella line-up is any indication, we weren’t the only ones to notice how great they were. Here is the list of our best of 2011 bands playing in Indio this year:
Other Lives – #1 2011 Hummingbird Award Winners
EMA – #4 2011 Hummingbird Award Winners
The Vaccines – #3 2011 Hummingbird Award Winners
Girls – 2011 Best of Tracks and Album Winners and one of our favorites in 2010.
Yuck – 2011 Best of Tracks and Album Winners and one of our favorites in 2010.
Keep Shelly in Athens – BOD in 2010
Real Estate – 2010 mid-year Best of and BOD 2.5.10
Gardens & Villas – Featured BOD 11.11.11
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Featured back BOD 4.27.10
The Big Pink – They played last year and we featured back in early 2010
Personal Loves but not necessarily featured on NBD for various reasons:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
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