Introducing a new weekly MCU Indie Music post brought to you by MC’s very own Mike P!
In case you missed last weekend’s 14th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival in sunny, Indio, California due to lack of funds or a weak internet connection – fear not! This year, the festival is being held on back-to-back weekends. Every band, singer, or funny person will go for round two starting tomorrow afternoon. But even if this weekend is a repeat of last week’s, we’re still very excited. On the indie side of the line-up, bands from across the globe made their way to both the main and small stages of the festival to rock the ecstatic and likely sunburned music diehards.
Some of the highlights: San Francisco’s reigning garage rock champion Ty Segall joined fellow Bay Area indie veterans Thee Oh Sees for a psyched-out jam session. Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile (after playfully bashing The Gaslight Anthem) serenaded his audience with deep cuts from his critically-acclaimed new LP, Wakin On A Pretty Day. New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs treated a capacitating crowd to a set featuring some of their most beloved tracks, as well as newbies from their latest release, Mosquito. And how about those epic reunions? Blur, New Order, The Stone Roses, The Postal Service, and more. It was quite an eventful weekend for indie music, and it all starts up again tomorrow, so be sure to check out the live stream on the festival’s website. Until next Thursday, indie-minded friends…
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