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Coachella 2013 Rankings with Infographic - I Love These Brands

Coachella 2013 Rankings with Infographic

February 12, 2013Music


How will you optimize your time at Coachella this year? Will you hand select the bands you already know and just go see them. Will you ask your friends which bands are good that you don’t know?

How To Decide Who To See at Coachella

There must be some easy way to comb through the infinite number of bands and optimize your beer soaked three day adventure, here are a few options.

Step 1: We’ll start off with the Coachella 2013 Poster

coachella lineup poster 2013

Step 2: Full Text List

If you would like to actually read a full list of bands without straining your eyes until it gets down to 6pt font, here is the full Coachella 2013 lineup:

Friday, April 12 & 19:

The Stone Roses
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Modest Mouse
Lou Reed
Jurassic 5
Dog Blood
How to Destroy Angels
Passion Pit
Tegan and Sara
Band of Horses
Beach House
Local Natives
Of Monsters and Men
Infected Mushroom
Divine Fits
Johnny Marr
Wolfgang Gartner
Nicky Romero
Tommy Trash
Thomas Gold
Shouting Matches
Dillon Francis
Four Tet
Aesop Rock
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
Jake Bugg
Earl Sweatshirt
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Purity Ring
Lee Scratch Perry
DJ Harvey
Jamie xx
Seth Troxler
Youth Lagoon
Lord Huron
Palma Violets
10 Echo
Skinny Lister
the Neighborhood
Sam XL Pure Filth Sound

Saturday, April 13 & 20:

the xx
the Postal Service
Sigur Ros
New Order
Hot Chip
Grizzly Bear
Knife Party
Benny Benassi
Two Door Cinema Club
Franz Ferdinand
Violent Femmes
Simian Mobile Disco
Cafe Tacvba
Portugal the Man
the Make-Up
Bat for Lashes
Richie Hawtin
Major Lazer
Fedde le Grand
Dropkick Murphys
Ben Howard
2 Chainz
Janelle Monae
Danny Brown
Wild Nothing
Booka Shade
Bingo Players
Allen Stone
the Selecter
Pusha T
Kill the Noise
the Evens
Biffy Clyro
Theophilus London
Zane Lowe
Trash Talk
Birdy Nam Nam
Action Bronson
Jason Bentley
the Wombats
Shovels and Rope
Kurt Vile
3Ball MTV
Kids These Days
the 2 Bears
the Coulorist
Vintage Trouble

Sunday, April 14 & 21:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Vampire Weekend
Social Distortion
Wu-Tang Clan
Pretty Lights
Eric Prydz
Tame Impala
the Lumineers
Dead Can Dance
La Roux
James Blake
the Gaslight Anthem
the Faint
Paul Oakenfold
Dinosaur Jr.
Raider Klan
Roni Size
the Airborne Toxic Event
Father John Misty
Alex Clare
Paul Kalkbrenner
Jessie Ware
Loco Dice
Jamie Jones
the Three o’Clock
Cloud Nothings
Parov Stelar Band
Julio Bashmore
Thee Oh Sees
Dub Fix
Maya Jane Coles
JEFF the Brotherhood
Smith Westerns
Joris Voorn
Hanni El Khatib
Danny Arila
Little Green Cars
Mord Fustang
James McCartney
Unicorn Kid
Robert DeLong
White Arrows
Deap Valley
Wild Belle
Adrian Lux
Ladies Night

Step 3: Spotify Playlists

There are a good number of Spotify playlists like this one, which is the best I’ve found so far. Here’s a sampling below.

Here’s another one to check out with 20 Acts to Catch (Opens Spotify)

Fuse.tv offers their Spotify playlist with every band playing at Coachella. View, then listen to the playlist (Does Not Open Spotify)

Step 4: Coachella 2013 Infographic by Jess3

There is a very intriguing Coachella 2013 infographic listing out the top bands and what their Facebook fan numbers are. It’s very interesting, since there are some headliners with less fan numbers than some of the bottom tier bands. I can see the disparity because maybe some of the headliners like Blur or The Stone Roses have an older audience that’s not as active on Facebook, but it really makes you question whether Coachella got the headliners right.

This could greatly influence your decision on who to see and who not to see [click to enlarge].

coachella lineup 2013 infographic
Image Source: Infographic by Jess3

Step 5: Lists of Best Bands at Coachella

Additionally there are scores of lists put out by blogs highlighting the top bands to see at Coachella:

If you care about L.A. bands, which you would if you were living in L.A., this is a good list.

5 Punk bands you can’t miss at Coachella
Coachella is mixing up their heavy on the dreaming-trippy-hipster lineup with a few solid punk acts, for those who want to get their blood pumping and listen to bands who grew up with real problems 🙂

Top 10 Guide to Coachella 2013
Here’s a hipster heavy list for those of you that want 10 good indie acts to check out.

Step 6: Interactive Map of Artists’ Home Country

This is one of the cooler things I’ve seen so far, put out by the Press-Enterprise of Inland Southern California news site. It’s an interactive map of the artists home country. Click image for interactive map.

interactive coachella map

Bonus: Think for Yourself and Explore

Can you think of more ways to plan out what bands you want to see and which new ones to check out? One idea I was playing with was looking up all of your must see bands at Last.fm and use their similar artists search to find other bands that might be at Coachella. For example, here is the Dropkick Murphys similar artists page.


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