Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Take a look at the lineup for the 2010 Coachella Festival, which was revealed Tuesday to much fanfare and general interweb acclaim. Thankfully organizers have once again created a poster that lists the act by day and relative popularity/font size- Meaning the bigger the font size the more important your band may be. And see there on Sunday too, where Thom Yorke is listed with a bunch of question marks next to his name? That's not a typo, nor is it questioning his appearance dear readers. According to the festicle publicity contingent it is specifically how Yorke wanted to be billed — with four question marks following his name. (I thought the New Yorkers sounded a little bit cheesy. ed)
Those is in the know will recall this is how he was also billed when he played a spate of solo shows last year in Los Angeles, either because he never got around to deciding on a name for his backing band (which included Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, producer Nigel Godrich, and seasoned session hands Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco), or because he simply did not want to. According to his publicist, "that's also the case with Coachella — Yorke will once again play with a band and, once again, they will not have a name. Or, more specifically, they will be called "????" "
So here you go folks. Question marks and all… Start getting the microbus tuned up now!
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, better known as "Coachella", is a three-day annual music and arts festival organized by Goldenvoice. It is held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley.