COACHELLA ’09 REVEALED: The Good, the Bad and the Meh

Coachella crowd

Start planning your trip to Indio (or thinking of excuses to stay home). Every year the fine folks at Goldenvoice plop out some big names (The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Morrissey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), a few surprises (Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, Public Enemy), discouraging letdowns (where’s Blur?) and a couple pure duds (Paul McCartney). So it’s time to weigh the pros and cons. Sure, we’d be totally psyched to catch Cohen live, but really, who wants to see him perform as thousands of wasted retards suffering from UV poisoning singing along to “Everybody Knows” in your ear? Not us. (We have a similar fear about the reverse intimacy of an Antony and the Johnsons desert session.) Check out the official Coachella poster and self-titled‘s breakdown after the jump.

Coachella 2009

The Good

• A Place to Bury Strangers â€¨
• Buraka Som Sistema

• The Bug

• Los Campesinos!

• Mastodon

• Liars

• My Bloody Valentine

• Fucked Up

• Late of the Pier

• Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Bad

• Paul McCartney

• Paolo Nutini

• Peter Bjorn and John

• Girl Talk

• The Ting Tings â€¨
• Ghostland Observatory

• Crystal Castles

• Steve Aoki

• Fleet Foxes

• Dr. Dog

The Meh

• Morrissey

• Leonard Cohen

• The Killers

• Amy Winehouse

• Franz Ferdinand â€¨
• Conor Oberst â€¨
• Antony and the Johnsons

• Lupe Fiasco

• Paul Weller
• Clipse

What do you think? Who should be added? Who is keeping you at home? Is anyone interested in unloading cash, music-fest style, during this recession? Anyone?