Are you sick of me talking about Coachella yet? Of course you are. I'm sorry. I know it's annoying. Bear with me? One more week. (Or so, accounting for a recap.)

I'm on pins and needles waiting to find out the set times, so I can get over the inevitable disappointment of not being able to see every single band I want to. In the meantime, I wrote up my master list of hopefuls below, with absolute must-sees in bold, and my favorite track from each. Fingers crossed there's no major overlap. I'll be crushed if I have to choose between, say, Stars and Youth Lagoon, the two shows I'm most looking forward to. I've been listening to Stars for ten years and have never seen them perform. I'm going to be beside myself watching them, finally. And Youth Lagoon is pretty new to me, but I'm absolutely obsessed with him. It's my new favorite shoe gaze music.

I'm sure most of these bands are familiar, but there are a couple of small print discoveries that I'd never heard of and that I'm really excited about. If you like bands like The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, etc, definitely check out Shovels and Rope - really catchy and fun. And if you like Two Door Cinema Club, check out The Colourist (gotta go to their SoundCloud to hear them - where they actually just released a new track last night!). If you like Jack White, check out Hanni El Khatib, and if you like Flogging Molly, Skinny Lister is awesome.


Stone Roses - Fools Gold
Modest Mouse - One Chance
Band of Horses - Blue Beard
Beach House - Zebra
Metric - Youth Without Youth
Of Monsters and Men - Sloom
Stars - What The Snowman Learned About Love
FOALS - My Number
Dillon Francis - Beautician 2.0
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
Youth Lagoon - Posters
Lord Huron - Time to Run
Skinny Lister - If The Gaff Don't Let Us Down


Phoenix - Everything is Everything
The xx - Reunion
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
Two Door Cinema Club - This Is The Life
Yeasayer - O.N.E.
Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of Huge
Wild Nothing - Chinatown
Booka Shade - Body Language
The Wombats - Moving To New York
Shovels and Rope - Birmingham
The 2 Bears - Bear Hug
The Colourist - Wishing Wells


Vampire Weekend - White Sky
The Lumineers - Stubborn Love
OMD - If You Leave
The Airborne Toxic Event - Changing
Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetary
Tanlines - Not The Same
Hanni El Khatib - You Rascal You
Danny Avila - Breaking Your Fall