Beach House isn't electronic or dance. Even if you are being super lenient.
From Wiki and I think that makes you right. I don't even go to the Sahara stage at Coachella but I sort of like the idea. At least you know if you are going to go to the tent or not because you probably already know if you love or hate EDM. Or better yet, go to the tent and give it a try imo ....
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I haven't been on Inforoo since Friday afternoon, and I wasn't planning on coming out of my hole until I had some time to peruse what I've missed, but seeing this link on my newsfeed made me pop my head out... and now that I am typing this... I am not sure how I feel about the subject yet (This is where I insert the, "and then I found ten dollars" line). What I do know, is that I loved singing along to Bloodhound Gang in college. Especially "Pretty When I'm Drunk." So, o'neil, thank you! You brought me back!
I'm thinking he meant that all EDM is electronic, but not all electronic is EDM. AC just said "electronic music," but I think a reasonable assumption from that statement is the music on the stage will mostly be EDM.
So there's typically 6-7 acts in a tent per day. Even if all the acts from that previous list (which probably should have Matt & Kim on it) they still need about 10-15 more.
This should be interesting.
I agree on M&K.
I'm very interested to hear how all of this plays out. It could be beneficial like ITM said, or they could completely remove logic from the process and screw over everybody (so that we buy more beer or some ish).
Maybe they're going to give the electronic acts longer sets like 2 to 3 hours. Then have late nights on the what and which both nights. Also maybe they are converting an old tent into an edm tent then replace the tent with a new permanent structure type, so there would still be three tents for non electro artists and a tent for for all this machinery making modern music.
I'm all for this idea! I'm certainly more than a few years past my prime when it comes to going all out for EDM/club nights but I still love electronic and EDM acts. It would be nice if AC went for more of a MOOG/MOEMS vibe with this rather than just picking up the "flavor of the month" dj's.
In all seriousness, how could they have an electronic tent without either devoting all of the additions to "electronic" music or give edm longer sets?
I think it makes the most sense that the electronic tent will use the more crossover type acts during the day; and then EDM at night when it's most appropriate. Don't worry all; think about it this way: they already announced they are going to have a bluegrass tent. Same difference.
And my assumption is that many of the additions will be like the Solar Stage; the list of maybe 8 dj's (?) all at once. We were saying before that seems like a very fleshed out line up already. This would fit into all that
So on Sunday there will be a bluegrass tent, edm tent, and then all the other confirmed artists crammed into the other three stages/tents. That's gonna be quite a thing.
Under the assumption that Sunday is the only day with the bluegrass tent, the leeway we are assuming for the "electronic" tent during the day.. You are really looking at having 2 stages/3 tents for the other artists
You sound like you're speaking from a position of authority here.
Is this your personal opinion, or do you actually know something concrete (both are acts I really want to see which is why I ask)
Cool story, bro
Beach House uses enough electronics and synths to end up on that stage; they also incorporate heavily your regular standard 3 piece/4 piece live band. It's up in the air. And Flanz is known to be suspicious of those without that 3rd star. Best watch yourself
My feeling is that it won't be a "dedicated" tent in the sense that ONLY EDM will be at that tent, but just that all the EDM will be at designated a tent. In other words, you could have some low-tier undercard acts of whatever genre during the afternoon, and then into the evening/late night it becomes an EDM tent.
There's just no way for them to fill 4 days of one tent with all EDM.
Let's also put it out there that Sunday isn't a great for EDM. Maybe more mellow electronic music? But Sunday is usually the chill down day, with the current acts don't know who would be in that list... Four Tet?