Coachella this year, it's time to take stock of the consolation prize, that embarrassment of riches we shall call 'Festival Fallout'. Proximity to festivals is definitely having an impact on my life-the recent Veronica Falls/Bleached show in LA came worked around their appearance at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, not to mention upcoming shows like Cults, whose west coast run is tacked on after SXSW.
Weep not for me indeed, as even without attending Coachella, I won't have many breaths to spare. Given the two weekend setup this year, there is a lot of loose time around, and nature abhors a vacuum. The Santa Barbara County Bowl is opening its season with Radiohead, Florence & The Machine, and Bon Iver, all courtesy of Coachella.
Goldenvoice, who brings you Coachella, has put up their own schedule filling every nook and cranny of offtime with shows...absolutely insane.
While I am looking forward to getting back on the road to festivals, in the meantime, let's call it the next best thing to being there!