So, yes, Coachella was announced. Pavement’s playing, as are J-Hova, the guy from Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors and, oh, every other band you’ve ever liked, including fucking Faith No More.
But here’s the thing: you’re not gonna go. It’s in California, which is mad far away. It also lasts for three days, which is a mad long time when you have a job and other responsibilities. And three-day passes are $269, which is mad expensive, especially when you to that the cost of plane tickets. And this might mean slightly less to some of you, but it’s going on during the Stanley Cup playoffs, so just… no.
Instead, I recommend setting your sights on the Broken Social Scene-curated Toronto Island Concert taking place on June 19th. Tickets are a very reasonable $49, the show lasts a very reasonable one full day, and it’s way closer than California, even despite being in an entirely different country. Also Pavement’s playing, along with Band of Horses, Broken Social Scene themselves, and a bunch of others that haven’t been announced yet. Pre-sale tickets are already sold out, but you’ll find a way, I know you will.