By Leighton Ginn
These will be the diamond in the rough acts.
They might not be high on the lineup, although I could be wrong with that on some, but they will be well worth going to Coachella during likely the hottest time of the day.
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
Much like Queens of the Stone Age, they guys are a local product from Palm Desert. Unlike QOTSA, EODM has not played Coachella yet.
I felt promoters Goldenvoice missed an opportunity last year to bring the hometown boys to the festival, and maybe even have a benefit to help those who were affected by the Paris shootings last year at the Bataclan.
But most of all, Eagles of Death Metal is a fun band that plays timeless rock music, with a wink and a smile.
They’ve been a personal favorite and surprised they haven’t played Coachella yet.
Shine A Light is one of those ear-worm songs, and Banners had a nice run in 2016. Maybe they should have been in Coachella last year.
Incredibly fun music that’s catchy. These guys might be my favorite band from the last year or two.
Asa Taccone has a unique and expressive voice that brings their super hit “This Head I Hold” to life. I thought they would have played around when their debut “Mondo” in 2012. That didn’t happen, but now they have new music. Taccone’s brother Jorma is part of “Lonely Island.”
RUN RIVER NORTH
This band is very talented and very versatile, as they changed its sound. They are a fun act live and would do well at Coachella.
JUDAH & THE LION
I might be picking these guys solely for a catchy hook in this song. But they do have a great sound.
An indie darling, these guys seem overdue to play Coachella.
I would suspect that would not be too far down the lineup.