To focus on the positive, I am SO stoked to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs (my beloved rockstar girlfriend, Karen O) again because they put on SUCH a fantastic live show & I CANNOT WAIT to see Sigur Ros for my 1st time! I tried to pull myself away from Metallica at Outside Lands in SF last summer to go see part of Sigur Ros' set but there was just no way to get from 1 end of Golden Gate Park to the other in time to catch enough of SR to make it worth the effort. Instead, I decided to continue fully enjoying what I assumed would be my 1 & only Metallica show ever :)
Other acts I'm pumped for (whether I've never seen them before or have seen them & just KNOW they're stellar live) include the following: New Order, Violent Femmes (YES!!!!), Spiritualized, HOT CHIP, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Lord Huron, Wild Belle, Tanlines, Jessie Ware, Moby, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed, Yeasayer, The Stone Roses, Jurassic 5, How to Destroy Angels, Band of Horses, Beach House, Local Natives, Of Monsters & Men, Divine Fits (SO good), Aesop Rock, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Lumineers, Purity Ring, Dam-Funk, Benny Benassi, Portugal, The Man, Bat for Lashes, Major Lazer, FOALS, Ben Howard, Janelle Monae, Booka Shade, Theophilus London, Vampire Weekend, WU-TANG CLAN, Pretty Lights, La Roux, James Blake, Father John Misty, Cloud Nothings, Smith Westerns, Hanni EL Khatib, White Arrows & probably many more once I start researching the artists I don't know!!
Do you Coachella homework, people ;-) It always pays off!