Monday, April 18, 2011

Changing of the guard: Coachella 2011 - The rise of a new generation

Arcade Fire

It was rocking in Coachella this past weekend as bands from the aughts dominated.

I can just imagine the heat there as I use to work in Palm Desert and had a newspaper in Indio.

It’s good to see a new generation of rock emerge with their own unique sounds. 

“As the U.K. folk-revival quartet Mumford & Sons, all of whom are in their early 20s, stared out on the 70,000 people or so gathered to watch their set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night, they couldn't help but remark on how much had changed for them. "In 2008, I was a punter sneaking in here for Rage Against the Machine," one of the Mumfords' string players cracked in disbelief.” Story Here

Photo - Arcade Fire performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio on Saturday. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

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