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Coachella 2013 lineup: Saturday bands (slide show)

Check out all the bands playing Saturday sets—on April 13 and April 20—at the Coachella 2013 festival.

Click to the next image to see all the bands in the Saturday lineups at the Coachella 2013 festival.
Phoenix Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: FrancePreviously played Coachella: 2006, 2010 Phoenix, while relatively more noticeable overseas than here in the States, exploded on both fronts with 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, a record brimming with shimmering guitar lines, irrepressible hooks and awash with brightness. As Saturday night's headliner, the French group will surely preview tracks from their latest effort, Bankrupt, scheduled to drop a few days after the Coachella lights go out.  Download new single "Entertainment" on Amazon Download Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix on Amazon
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Photograph: © Aliya NaumoffThe xx Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: LondonPreviously played Coachella: 2010 Taking minimalism to the next level with last year’s second LP, Coexist, London indie pop trio the xx manages to communicate volumes in its elegant, subdued and understatedly sensual tones. We hope their dreamy sounds will translate out in the open desert.  Download Coexist on Amazon Download xx on Amazon
The Postal Service Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Los AngelesPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Ahoy, nostalgic, glasses-wearing romantics! After many years of dormancy, the indie-electro project of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello is making a return to the limelight. Expect a plentiful helping of tracks from the duo's sole album, the dorm-room staple Give Up, which turns the big 1-0 this year, as well as a sprinkling of new material.  Download new single "A Tattered Line of String" on Amazon Download Give Up on Amazon
Sigur Rós Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: IcelandPreviously played Coachella: 2001, 2006 Icelandic band Sigur Rós maintains a seemingly unpiercable facade beyond its remote native land—blame it on the combo's brainy, loose dreamscapes, as heard on 2012's effort, Valtari, which marries classic Sigur Rós solemnity with the newer, more vibrant sound as heard on its poppier 2008 LP. The group also caused a stir by releasing a music video starring a very naked Shia LaBeouf playing with butterflies. Edgy art scandals aside, Sigur Rós's gorgeous mystery should make for a magical night in the desert.  Download Valtari on Amazon Download Takk on Amazon
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Photograph: Kevin CumminsNew Order Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Salford, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: 2005 Here's a rare treat: Seminal English postpunk outfit New Order ventures stateside for its first appearance at Coachella since 2005. Sadly, the group will be performing sans original bassist Peter Hook because of intra-band squabbles—but the opportunity to hear classics like "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "Temptation" nearly makes us forget such unseemly quarreling.  Download Lost Sirens on Amazon Download "Bizarre Love Triangle" on Amazon
Hot Chip Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: 2007, 2008, 2010 If electronic dance music is the new pop, should indie dance-rockers prepare to share the spotlight? Among the trendy synth-rock acts riding the electronic-music wave to the top is Hot Chip. Not that this British group is new to the scene—after five studio albums and nearly a decade of experience, it wouldn’t be unfair to consider them veterans. But Hot Chip’s new and very solid record, In Our Heads, might just lift the group from underground-darling status to electropop ubiquity. The house-heavy disc refines the fashionably disheveled crew’s reflective, synth-driven experiments, resulting in its most ambitious and gratifying effort yet. At once clever and dance-floor-ready, these tracks are poised to become anthems for even the most skeptical scenester festival kids.  Download In Our Heads on Amazon Download One Life Stand on Amazon
Grizzly Bear Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: 2007, 2010 Four years after Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood named Grizzly Bear his favorite band, and three years after the group became everyone's favorite band with the release of harmony-laden indie-pop gem Veckatimest, local indie-rock-faves-made-good Grizzly Bear play this festival gig in support of their newish LP, Shields.  Download Shields on Amazon Download Veckatimest on Amazon
Knife Party Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: AustraliaPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Australian electro-house duo Knife Party (named after a song on the Deftones album White Pony) is a side project of Pendulum's Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen. They'll lay down the in-demand, testosterone-fueled big-room dubstep beats during their Saturday sets.  Download Rage Valley EP on Amazon Download 100% No Modern Talking on Amazon
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Photograph: Courtesy Plexi PRBenny Benassi Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Reggio Emilia, ItalyPreviously played Coachella: 2007, 2010 Benny Benassi, the Italian DJ-producer who calls his sound “hypnotech” (we call it the kind of thumping, big-room electrohouse that’s exemplified by productions such as “Satisfaction” and “Who’s Your Daddy?”), hits the decks at Coachella for two Saturday sets.  Download "Cinema (feat. Gary Go) (Skrillex Remix)" on Amazon Download Electroman on Amazon
Franz Ferdinand Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Glasgow, ScotlandPreviously played Coachella: 2006, 2009 This Scottish band, formed in Glasgow in 2002, hit it big with their singles "Take Me Out," "No You Girls" and the quirky "Eleanor Put Your Boots On." They've supposedly been working on a new studio album that may or may not come out later this year, so expect to hear brand new songs from the odd rockers.  Download Franz Ferdinand on Amazon Download "Take Me Out" on Amazon
Two Door Cinema Club Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Bangor, IrelandPreviously played Coachella: 2011 Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club is Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird and Sam Halliday (along with a touring drummer, often Benjamin Thompson—the band has never had a permanent percussionist). They make effervescent electropop à la Phoenix and will hit the desert to play tracks off their 2012 album, Beacon.  Download Beacon on Amazon Download Tourist History on Amazon
 (Photograph: Sunny Khalsa)
Photograph: Sunny KhalsaMoby Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: 1999 Moby (born Richard Melville Hall) is most well known for his sample-based electronic music, though he's also a great photographer and outspoken vegan and animal rights activist. Hear his best known songs, off 1999's Play and 2002's 18, as well as new tracks and perhaps a factory farm tirade or two.  Download Go - The Very Best Of Moby on Amazon Download Destroyed (Amazon Exclusive Version) on Amazon
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Photograph: Chapman BaehlerDescendents Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Hermosa Beach, CAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Considered one of the pioneers of modern day punk pop, skate punk and melodic hardcore, the Descendents lose a bit of street cred for playing Coachella. But we have to admit, we're pretty excited to see them, and we're hoping it's a small crowd of old-school punkers in the audience ready to mosh without worrying about their headdresses or furry hoods falling off.  Download Everything Sucks on Amazon Download Milo Goes To College on Amazon
Yeasayer Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: 2010 Arty local indie faves Yeasayer support their latest, Fragrant World, during Saturday sets at this outdoor bash. Just don't expect a set of anthemic pop songs. Their latest album release skews toward dark, R&B-tinged—and compulsively listenable—material, although we're sure they'll throw in some poppy, sing-along hits like "Ambling Alp."  Download Fragrant World on Amazon Download Odd Blood on Amazon
Violent Femmes Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Milwaukee, WIPreviously played Coachella: First-timer One of the best things to come out of Milwaukee (which is saying a lot—Milwaukee has great beers), the alt rockers can still rock out 30-plus years later, as evidenced by their appearance at other recent music festivals, such as Lollapalooza. This is their first time at Coachella, and we have a feeling they won't disappoint (how could they?).  Download Violent Femmes on Amazon Download "Blister in the Sun" on Amazon
Simian Mobile Disco Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: 2008 The U.K.’s Simian Mobile Disco, the duo of James Ford and James Anthony Shaw, is known as master of the hook-stuffed, full-throttle indie-electro realm, but SMD is equally adept at serving up slabs of streamlined, serious-minded techno as well. The recent Unpatterns album skewed toward the latter, but we'd be surprised if the boys didn't let a bit of pop majesty slip into their Saturday sets.  Download Unpatterns (Amazon MP3 Bonus Version) on Amazon Download Attack Decay Sustain Release on Amazon
Spiritualized Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: 1999, 2008 Space rock! Jason Pierce brings his veteran English space-rock outfit, Spiritualized, over from London (not quite the outer reaches of the galaxy, but still) to play from last year's Sweet Heart Sweet Light. They have seven studio albums, but their most popular is probably 1997's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.  Download Sweet Heart Sweet Light on Amazon Download Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space on Amazon
Puscifer Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Los Angeles, CAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman—not to mention winemaker of note—Maynard James Keenan tries his damnedest to present his theatrical solo project, Puscifer, as a jokey lark, but in recent years the outfit has progressed to the point that it deserves to be taken as seriously as any of his other work. Puscifer's latest, Conditions of My Parole, is a dark, exceedingly crafty art-pop statement.  Download Conditions of My Parole on Amazon Download Donkey Punch the Night on Amazon
Café Tacvba Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Ciudad Satélite, MexicoPreviously played Coachella: 2003, 2005, 2008 Café Tacvba is not just the best rock band in Mexico, but one of the most innovative in the entire rock en español scene. The four-piece outfit, from Cuidad Satelite, sometimes includes a fifth member, Alejandro Flores, who's played the violin in almost every Cafe Tacvba concert since 1994.  Download El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco on Amazon Download Re on Amazon
Portugal. The Man Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Wasilla, AKPreviously played Coachella: 2010 The grandiose rock of Portugal. The Man—the most important thing ever to emerge from Wasilla, Alaska, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise—fuses soulful vintage psych-pop with hectic modern production. Inked to Atlantic after a long indie stint, the band arrives in the desert to play oldies, plus songs from its 2011 release, In the Mountain in the Cloud.  Download In The Mountain In The Cloud on Amazon Download The Satanic Satanist on Amazon
The Make-Up Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Washington, DCPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This American post-punk band, formed in D.C. in 1995, is led by ex-Nation of Ulyssses frontman Ian Svenonius. It's a combination of garage rock, soul and self-styled liberation theology, creating a new genre they called "Gospel Yeh Yeh," with some organ thrown in for good measure.  Download I Want Some on Amazon Download In Mass Mind on Amazon
Bat for Lashes Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Career longevity hinges on reinvention, and art school refugee Natasha Khan knows this. As Bat for Lashes, the London songstress was at the top of the dream-pop tide not so long ago, leading a wave of new artists paying belated homage to Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks with shimmering sound washes and wardrobes to match. Bravely forgoing trendy pop machinery, Bat for Lashes shows us she’s still a step ahead of her peers with 2012's The Haunted Man, and hopefully with an impressive live festival show.  Download The Haunted Man on Amazon Download Two Suns on Amazon
Richie Hawtin Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Windsor, CanadaPreviously played Coachella: 1999, 2003, 2007 He loves his concepts, does Richie Hawtin. From the frankly ridiculous "Cube" (just don't ask) to interviewing Skrillex, the minimal techno futurist (and outstanding producer, lest we forget) is clearly an ideas man. But hey, kudos to him for trying to progress techno shows, even if it does take the form of a somewhat ambiguous idea. And you simply can't knock Hawtin's techno track record—it's outstanding. Catch his Saturday sets, for sure. Buy De9: Closer to the Edit on Amazon Buy Richie Hawtin: Pioneers of Electronic Music on Amazon
Major Lazer Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Philadelphia, PAPreviously played Coachella: 2010 Formerly a wonky dancehall collaboration between M.I.A. and Santigold stewards Switch and Diplo, Major Lazer now finds Diplo in the company of new running mate Jillionaire. A new LP, Free the Universe, dropped last November, and boasts guest spots by Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Wyclef, Shaggy and Bruno Mars, to name but a few. No telling who might pop up onstage during their Saturday sets.  Download "Get Free" on Amazon Download Lazers Never Die on Amazon
Fedde Le Grand Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Utrecht, NetherlandsPreviously played Coachella: 2011, 2012 The Netherlands' Fedde Le Grand, one of the most popular Dutch house DJs and producers (and not just in his home country anymore), will forever be known as the man behind 2006's massive club hit "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit." We can't say for sure, but it seems likely he'll play the crowd pleaser during at least one of his Saturday sets.  Download "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" on Amazon Download "Sparks (Turn Off Your Mind) [feat. Matthew Koma]" on Amazon
Dropkick Murphys Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Boston, MAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Boston's Dropkick Murphys—the popular hardcore-ish Celtic punk band formed way back in '96—play a besotted blend of lunkheaded but stirring Irish-influenced pub rock. Live, they're a riot (sometimes quite literally). They're constantly on tour and do yearly St. Patrick's Day weekly shows, so they're seasoned vets on the big stage, although we wonder how the 100-plus heat will do them.  Download Signed And Sealed In Blood on Amazon Download Going Out In Style on Amazon
Ben Howard Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Rising English star Ben Howard brings his dark, jazz-tinged folk to Indio this April. His debut, Every Kingdom—released by Communion, the label founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett—is rife with nature references, swoonsome acoustic-guitar strums and softly crooned angst.  Download Every Kingdom on Amazon Download The Burgh Island EP on Amazon
2 Chainz Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Atlanta, GAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Absurdly hot Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz cut his teeth as Tity Boi with Playaz Circle (remember their Lil Wayne–assisted hit, "Duffle Bag Boy" in '07?), before dropping a selection of mixtapes including 2011's excellent T.R.U. REALigion collection. Playing to promote his recently released debut album proper, Based on a T.R.U. Story, the 35-year-old flexes darkly explicit flows over hypnotic and often relatively sparse backing. Don't miss.  Download Based On A T.R.U. Story (Deluxe Version) on Amazon Download "I'm Different" on Amazon
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Photograph: © Andrew ZaehJanelle Monáe Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Kansas City, KSPreviously played Coachella: First-timer The striking, diminutive, vertical-haired Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and dancer—who hails from Kansas City, was mentored by Big Boi and guests on OutKast's Idlewild album—has made quite a splash. Expect to hear much of her adventurous and highly-funky debut LP, The ArchAndroid, as she veers from R&B to rap, doo-wop, psych-folk, jazz and disco.  Download The ArchAndroid on Amazon Download Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition) on Amazon
 (Photograph: Ysa Perez)
Photograph: Ysa PerezDanny Brown Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Detroit, MIPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Don't miss profoundly weird hip-hop dude Danny Brown, a word-drunk lyricist with the technical skills of a Scribble Jam champion (that's a hip hop music fest in Ohio, not a Scrabble typo, though he is good with his words). Get close enough to the stage and you'll see he's quite proudly missing his front tooth.  Download XXX (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon Download "Grown Up" on Amazon
Wild Nothing Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Blacksburg, VAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Wild Nothing is Jack Tatum's deliciously dreamy, '80s-style indie rock band. Their gorgeous sophomore album, Nocturne, came out last August. The band members are a little shy (we dare them to make eye contact onstage, even with each other) but their songs get your feet tapping and will stay stuck in your head for days—or until the next set.  Download Nocturne on Amazon Download Gemini on Amazon
Booka Shade Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Frankfurt, GermanyPreviously played Coachella: 2008 Two of the top dogs of Germany’s Get Physical label, Booka Shade’s Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger, are sure to regale with one of their revved-up live sets, jam-packed with energetic, trance-tinged tech-house that manages the neat trick of combining minimalist tendencies with an air of grandeur.  Download Movements on Amazon Download The Sun & The Neon Light on Amazon
Trash Talk Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Sacramento, CAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Sacramento hardcore punk punishers Trash Talk support their latest frill-less tirade, 119. They've received a major cachet boost of late thanks to their Odd Future affiliation—they often play Tyler the Creator's song, "Radicals," at their shows, and he sometimes joins to close a few.  Download 119 on Amazon Download Eyes & Nines on Amazon
Bingo Players Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: NetherlandsPreviously played Coachella: First-timer The Netherlands' Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten—together known as Bingo Players, the popular dance and electro house DJ and producer duo—spin their slightly goofy version of big-room house. Their most well-known hit, "Cry," is popular overseas but has yet to dazzle an American audience—and Coachella seems like the perfect place to win househeads over.  Download "Rattle" on Amazon Download "Cry (Just A Little)" on Amazon
Allen Stone Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Chewelah, WAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Seattle soulman Allen Stone is a singer's singer—sure he loves to play the guitar, but performing acoustically, he'd rather just give his all to the singing. It's that kind of a voice, and fans of Raphael Saadiq, John Mayer and Stevie Wonder are sure to appreciate it.  Download Allen Stone on Amazon Download Last To Speak on Amazon
El-P Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: 2003, 2007 Jaime Meline—a.k.a. El-P, El Producto or Lazerface—the founder of splendid alt hip-hop label Definitive Jux and one third of the peerless Company Flow, made a surprise return last year with his new album, Cancer 4 Cure. Expect darkly menacing, thrillingly textured beatscapes and sharp rhymes.  Download Cancer 4 Cure on Amazon Download I'll Sleep When You're Dead on Amazon
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Photograph: © Lynn Goldsmith/CORBISThe Selecter Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Coventry, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer 2-Tone Records veterans, pop/ska outfit the Selecter—still fronted by Pauline Black—plough on through their 33rd year. The Coachella first-timers are responsible for ska classics such as "On My Radio," which we just may be lucky enough to hear during their Saturday sets.  Download "On My Radio" on Amazon Download String Theory on Amazon
Pusha T Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This nimble-tongued Bronx-based MC (don't ever call him Terrence Thornton, his birth name) is a favorite of superproducers from the Neptunes to Kanye West, and if you've got any love for novelistic crack-slinging tales worthy of a Wire side plot, then Pusha's got plenty to offer to you, too.  Download Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray on Amazon Download "Millions" on Amazon
Kill the Noise Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Rochester, NYPreviously played Coachella: 2009 Jake Stanczak, better known as Kill the Noise (or sometimes Ewun), is a drum 'n' bass, dubstep, electro and house producer from Rochester, New York. He's worked with the likes of Skrillex and Dillon Francis, and co-owns the Slow Roast Records label alongside DJ Craze.  Download Black Magic on Amazon Download Kill Kill Kill on Amazon
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Photograph: The EvensThe Evens Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Washington, DCPreviously played Coachella: 2004 As Washington, DC's indie-rock duo darlings, the Evens, Ian MacKaye and drummer-vocalist Amy Farina play simple, almost ditty-like songs with lyrics that tug insistently at the conscience. It's a far cry from MacKaye's usual gigs like Fugazi and Minor Threat.  Download The Odds on Amazon Download Get Evens on Amazon
Biffy Clyro Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: East Ayrshire, ScotlandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Determinedly quirky Scottish alt-rock outfit Biffy Clyro can sound like a hybrid of Weezer and the Foo Fighters with a little folk and new wave thrown in for good measure. As they distance themselves from their original, more dissonant style, we become a little less impressed, but also a little more inclined to keep listening.  Download Only Revolutions on Amazon Download Opposites on Amazon
Theophilus London Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Theophilus London raps with smoldering street smarts, mixing electro beats and synths with a pinch of ’80s gloom pop. Over the past two years he's delivered an excellent debut LP, contributed to Dave Sitek’s Maximum Balloon project, and worked with Solange Knowles and Dev Hynes on the dreamy single “Flying Overseas.”  Download Timez Are Weird These Days on Amazon Download Lovers Holiday on Amazon
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Photograph: © BaauerBaauer Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Ah, Baauer. It's not your fault, man. You didn't know what you were unleashing when you released "Harlem Shake" last year. You didn't know that it would eventually become part of a ridiculous, annoying meme that pissed off the whole of Harlem, let alone the half of the planet that didn't upload footage of themselves dancing to it on YouTube. But the LuckyMe-signed producer is far more than just "Harlem Shake" in a baseball cap. He's got enough chopped-up trapped-down hip-hop chops to hold his own.  Download "Harlem Shake" on Amazon Download All Trap Music on Amazon
Zane Lowe Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Auckland, New ZealandPreviously played Coachella: 2009 Also known as the Zipper, radio DJ, record producer and television presenter Zane Lowe will bring his signature brand of remixing to the Coachella stages on Saturdays. Expect to hear everything from hip-hop and rock to punk and drum 'n' bass from this Auckland-based spinner.
Birdy Nam Nam Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: FrancePreviously played Coachella: First-timer Four-man French DJ crew Birdy Nam Nam assemble their music from mountains of vinyl, using the turntable as an instrument to create expertly mixed new mini symphonies, which they've so far used to soundtrack everything from movies to theatre pieces, and come this April, Coachella.  Download Birdy Nam Nam on Amazon Download Jaded Future EP on Amazon
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Photograph: Terry RichardsonAction Bronson Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This bearded, Queens-raised rapper—and former gourmet chef, perhaps evident by his overbearing size—was featured on Wu-Tang's 2011 album Legendary Weapons and has been likened to Ghostface Killah. Sometimes frantic, his freestyle is lots of shit talk and lots of awesome, and we expect a good live set.  Download Dr. Lecter on Amazon Download Bon Appitite .... Bitch !!!!!!!!!! on Amazon
Jason Bentley Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Los Angeles, CAPreviously played Coachella: 1999, 2001, 2010 KCRW's electronic music DJ has spun at almost every event in and around LA—he's a Coachella veteran, having taken the stage in 1999, 2001 and 2010. His may not be the most adventurous, mind-blowing set, but he'll play all your favorites and throw in a couple new hits, plus, we're sure, some weird stuff to maintain his cred.  Download the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing [Jason Bentley/Philip Steir Remix]" on Amazon Download the Flaming Lips' "Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell (Ego In Acceleration) (Jason Bentley Remix)" on Amazon
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Photograph: Tom OxleyThe Wombats Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Liverpool, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer The Wombats hail from Liverpool, a town that knows a few things about rock & roll—it did, after all, breed Clinic. The trio plays behind its peppy second album, 2011's This Modern Glitch. We hope to hear 2007's "Let's Dance to Joy Division," which makes us want to, you know, dance.  Download The Wombats Proudly Present...This Modern Glitch on Amazon Download A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation on Amazon
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Photograph: Courtesy of Tell All Your FriendsGuards Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: New York, NYPreviously played Coachella: First-timer You know Guards frontman Richie Follin, even if you’ve never heard of the guy. He’s the singer-songwriter behind the Willowz, a garage-punk act that director Michel Gondry tapped for the soundtracks of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. Guards, which includes keyboardist Kaylie Church and Willowz drummer Loren Humphrey, has already landed support slots on tours with indie heavyweights like the Joy Formidable and Menomena, all before their debut full-length was even released. The trio has plenty of connections, apparently, and its indie-pop aesthetic is on the nose. That keen sense of culture carries over to the band’s highly stylized songs, which run the gamut from guitar-driven anthems to retro-pop cool.  Download In Guards We Trust on Amazon Download Guards on Amazon
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Photograph: Emilie BaileyMona Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Nashville, TNPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This alt-rock band brings together members from Ohio and Kentucky—they now reside in Nashville, where they've made a splash in the music scene. Chosen as "Brand new for 2011" at that year's MTV Music Awards, the band has slowly been creeping into the mainstream, and promises a set of high-energy, poppy rock.  Download Mona on Amazon Download "Shooting The Moon" on Amazon
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Photograph: Courtesy Press Here PublicitySavages Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This all-female post-punk rock group, formed in 2011, hails from London and brings with it their native land's gritty take on punk rock. These ladies offer up intense performances, for lack of a better word, and their Saturday sets are not to be missed, if you're into that sort of thing.  Download "Savages" on Amazon Download "Husbands" on Amazon
Shovels & Rope Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Charleston, SCPreviously played Coachella: First-timer South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope, first-timers at Coachella, comprises raspy-voiced singer-guitarist Cary Ann Hearst and drummer Michael Trent—a married couple who sound a little like Bonnie Raitt fronting the White Stripes. If Jack and Meg ever organized a hoedown, it might sound a little like this.  Download O' Be Joyful on Amazon Download Birmingham on Amazon
Huoratron Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: FinlandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Huoratron is Finnish electronic music producer Aku Rask, creator of a style that sounds kind of like monstrous, somewhat deranged chiptune material. He's remixed for the likes of M.I.A., which bodes well, but we're curious if he has the chops to play a live festival set (in scorching heat, no doubt).  Download Cryptocracy on Amazon Download "A699F" on Amazon
Reignwolf Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Seattle, WAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Jordan Cook’s maximum overdrive blues explosion as Reignwolf may not be subtle, but his over-the-top embrace of the electric ax and all its possibilities is undoubtedly highly entertaining. He causes a ruckus with blues rock that's really meant for metalheads.
Cassy Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Berlin, DEPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Cassy (from Berlin's beloved Panorama Bar) works her deep-house magic for the dance floor. There are few artists more beloved on the techno scene, and Cassy (who has apparently dropped the "Britton") doesn't disappoint fans, with incredible live shows infused with her ever-soulful vocals.  Download Simply Devotion on Amazon Download Panorama Bar 01 on Amazon
3Ball MTY Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: San Nicolas de los Garza, MexicoPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This Latin house group was formed in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico, in 2009. They left the country for the first time to tour in 2010, and won a Latin grammy in 2012 for Best New Artist, no doubt due to their popularization of the tribal-guarachero genre. If you haven't heard it, catch their Saturday set.  Download Inténtalo on Amazon Download "Besos Al Aire" on Amazon
Kids These Days Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Chicago, ILPreviously played Coachella: First-timer The young Chicagoans (and we mean young—have you seen these kids? Are they allowed in the beer gardens?) in indie rock outfit Kids These Days roped in no less than Jeff Tweedy to help record their debut, Traphouse Rock, a collision of hip-hop, jazz, soul and rock. And, wouldn't ya know it, the kids are eating it up.  Download Traphouse Cuts on Amazon Download Hard Times on Amazon
The 2 Bears Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer The 2 Bears aren't really furry beasts—well, okay, maybe they are a little bit fuzzy. But in reality, they're Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Ministry of Sound radio-show host Raf Daddy (Raphael Rundell to his ma and pa). They produce 2-step, house and hip hop, and often perform in bear suits (good luck in the desert heat).  Download Be Strong on Amazon Download 2 Bears 1 Love on Amazon
The Colourist Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: Orange County, CAPreviously played Coachella: First-timer This local pop band offers up a brand of tune perfect for summer festival-goers—it's a little bored, a little subdued, and too similar to the other bands around to be offensive. Check out their single "Little Games"—with cloying, cliché lyrics like "what did i do so wrong? you lied and led me on / was i your hit and run? / left for dead and now you're gone" to hear the band at their most upbeat.
Vintage Trouble Saturdays April 13 and 20 Origin: London, EnglandPreviously played Coachella: First-timer Prepare thyself for the vocal-led soul, funk and R&B sounds from the Saturday players that formed in LA, but are now based in London. It's been self-described as "live-wired, strait shootin," dirty-mouthed, pelvic-pushing juke music. This, combined with their habit of calling fans "troublemakers," has us hoping their set can live up to the self-induced hype.  Download The Bomb Shelter Sessions (Encore Edition) on Amazon Download "Blues Hand Me Down" on Amazon