April 28, 2007
Bjork and Jesus & Mary Chain Kick Off Coachella + Video
Jonathan Cohen, Palm Desert, Calif.
"New material from Bjork and Interpol, the first major concert of the Jesus & Mary Chain's first tour in nine years and high-profile sets from hot U.K. exports Amy Winehouse and the Arctic Monkeys marked the start of the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. About 60,000 people braved nearly triple-digit temperatures on the first day of the three-day event at Empire Polo Field."
"The Jesus & Mary Chain arguably stole the show with a set full of thick guitar screeds such as "Head On," "Snakedriver," "Teenage Lust" and "Frequency." The set also featured a rumored guest appearance by actress Scarlett Johansson, who sang Hope Sandoval's part on "Just Like Honey..."
"Arctic Monkeys held down an early evening set on the main stage with a blend of high-energy material from their two albums... The best of the new songs was "Fluorescent Adoloscent," which recalled the meaty power pop of Weezer."
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