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Friday, April 14, 2006

Starting my Coachella Homework

It's that time of year again: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

I admit, I'm way behind on my research this year. Looking at the line-up, I'm like, "Well, I've heard of Madonna, but that's about it." OK - I'm kidding, but I'm still unfamiliar with so many of the bands that it's overwhelming. Where to get started learning about all this music?

Well, Tuesday night at The Troubadour I finally got a start with Jamie Lidell. Flavorpill described him as an "electro-soul songwriter [who] builds his live sound with layers of samples and vocal loops, while beatboxing and touting a killer falsetto," and that about sums it up.

He was really an incredible one-man show - so much infectious energy that he even got LA dancing (and that is a rare thing at LA shows!). Plus, Jamie wore a sweet pair of gold lapels. Apparently, that's his fashion statement.

If you haven't heard any Jamie Lidell, I'd recommend starting with the track "Multiply" on his website. Great song.


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