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Been waiting for this news like a thirsty hobo in front of closed liquor store for some time now and it finally dropped. Coachella organizers released this year’s lineup and it looks like a dandy of a festival.

Here are some initial notes.

COachella lineup

I’m as happy as a dancing Spaniard. Woot.

Now to decide if we’re making the trip.

You probably wouldn’t peg me as a country music fan, but I have to admit there are acts that I like. Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson have blackbelts in drunken bar ballads about the one-that-got-away while Lucinda Williams and Neko Case make you feel sorry for every girl you ever done wrong. These are just a few of the performers appearing at Stagecoach, the country music festival happening in Califorania a week after the Coachella Art + Music festival.

I went to Coachella last year and will probably go again this year. It’s gotta be one of the best places on earth to get shitfaced and watch your favourite bands perform — although it’s hard to stay drunk in the desert. But Stagecoach is shaping up to be pretty good, so if this year’s Coachella lineup sucks, I may have to re-schedule. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Here are some highlights from last year:

Coachella, Ted Leo, Mates of State, Octopus Project
(Pictured: Octopus Project, Mates of State, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, me hydrating)
Please excuse the crappiness of the pics. My camera sucked last year and we were drunk.