[Coachella 2011 Review] Best Coast, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran, Duck Sauce, Kanye West (page 2)

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Death From Above 1979

dfa1 faith ann [Coachella 2011 Review] Best Coast, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran, Duck Sauce, Kanye West

Artist Sound: Sleazy, swaggering take-no-prisoner alternative punk from two musicians who sound like six.

Crowd Response: Shrieking, cheering, moshing, stage diving, and overall mayhem. Lots of people saying, “I don’t know who this band is but I love them!”

Performance Adjectives: Brash, bold, energetic, sexy, sweaty

Notable Songs Played: “Turn It Out,” “Go Home, Get Down,” “You’re Lovely (But You’ve Got Problems),” “You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine.”

Poignant Moments: Sebastian Grainger got pissed off at sound tech for taking too long and threw his drum stick at him.

Hype Vs. Reality:  Reunited duo, Death From Above 1979, is probably one of the coolest bands to grace the main stage at Coachella with their thrashed out dance-punk circa early ’00s and their underground reputation–rather than being a currently popular mainstream artist or an old popular band. One of my top shows of the festival.

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