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Get Coached for Coachella

Get Coached for Coachella

Get Coached for Coachella

A day-by-day playlist of some great lesser-known acts

Haul out the body paint and glow sticks for Coachella is nearly here. For two consecutive weekends - April 10 through 12 and 17 through 19: thousands of music lovers will descend upon the polo fields of Indio, Calif., for one of the world’s premier live music festivals.

What makes Coachella so great is its line-up of acts across various music genres. Of course, no matter what genre of music you listen to, you’re probably at least a little familiar with the work of headliners like AC/DC, Steely Dan, Alesso and Drake. But there are some lesser-known acts worth a listen too and, to save you the legwork, we’ve pulled together tracks from some artists — five from each different day of lineups — we find particularly underappreciated. Take a listen:


Friday: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Sean Lennon’s band, will most likely open the day. Sean possesses his father’s voice (you may have heard of him: John Lennon) but with a modern, psychedelic sound. Another Friday up-and-comer to look out for is Charles Bradley, a soul singer who started his career doing James Brown covers in Brooklyn clubs.



Saturday: Our favorite under-the-radar Saturday act: French techno pop group Yelle. They’ve worked with the likes of Robyn in the past and will no doubt have the crowd jumping to their infectious dance beats.



Sunday: Noah Lennox, a member of one of 2011’s top-billed Coachella bands, Animal Collective, will this year be preforming on Sunday in his solo project called Panda Bear. Expect a similar obscure electro-pop sound but with less sampling.


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