It's All About The Music


Since 1999 the mantra for me and my Coachella going friends and I has been "it's all about the music". Maybe because in the early days, that's all there was...the music. As the festival has grown and become the premier music festival on the west coast and beyond, the music may not be what many of its goers are going for. The fashion, the food, the arts (doubt it), The people watching, the hook ups, the drugs, the after parties, all play a role in why 100,000+ people spend the weekend at the polo fields of Coachella Valley.

For me, it's still about the music (although weekend 1 people watching is a close 2nd), it is with that in mind that I offer up to you, my top 20 acts to catch at the 2017 Coachella Music and Arts festival.

Bon Iver

Car Seat Headrest

Chicano Batman

Empire of The Sun

Gas Lamp Killer

Glass Animals

K Flay

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Lady Gaga

Local Natives


Mac Demarco

Oh Wonder


Radio Head

The Lemon Twigs

Twin Peaks

War Paint



Hans Zimmer would be my additional must see EDM-DJ artist.

When the sun goes down, the Sahara tent is always going off. Wonder over there if the mood hits you or camp there, if that's your thing, it is always fun and........... wait for the drop! 

My last thought is. I loved using the Coachella app and every year it gets better and better. It organized my shows, gave me alerts for my bands, told me where my friends were and weren't. I think it's a great tool for such a vast area of shenanigans, try it out.