April 28, 2007

Bjork and Jesus & Mary Chain Kick Off Coachella + Video

From Billboard.com:

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."



  1. i love The Jesus & Mary Chain, and i think "Volta" is just boring. Sorry to say, but the two duets with Antony Hegarty are boring too.

  2. yes, it's not very exciting and not only are the duets uninteresting, but i don't think their voices mesh very well. Both are much too distinctive to blend well.