Arcade Fire graced the stage of the Coachella festival yesterday (April 17) and owned the event’s second night by ripping their music apart in front of hoards of perplexed fans. They started off the proceedings with the “Month of May”- from their Grammy winning album The Suburbs, and drew curtains on the night with another magical performance of “Sprawl II.” During the band’s time on stage, the crowd constantly kept singing along with them in full flow, and didn’t miss a word during “Rebellion (Lies),” “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” and “Neighborhood 3 (Power Out).” Arcade Fire were also impressed with the immense audience response and they told their fans on multiple occasions that how grateful they were for all the love and respect they are receiving. “We don’t take this for granted, even for a second,” one of the band members announced. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival featured more than a 100 artists and groups at the Empire Polo Club and the musical magic created by them all was out of this world.
Even Animal Collective, who are regarded by many as not the best of live performers, were extra ordinary, thanks in part to the stunning videography. They proved to all the doubters that they have what it takes to steal the show. However, their preset reputation meant that not many fans turned up to watch them, as the masses chose Empire of the Sun perform on one of the other stages. Erykah Badu took to the stage late on the show and froze her fans in the state of perplexity. She started off with “20 Feet Tall” and then tore into “Didn’t Cha Know,” after strongly recommending her fans to scream as loud as they can if they like her performance. The rock music fans, who may have felt a bit left out until then, also got something for their liking when Rage Against the Machine’s vocalist Zach De La Rocha and Mars Volta’s former drummer Jon Theodore combined to deliver ‘ËœOne Day as a Lion.’ On the other side of the music fest were Swell Season and the Scissor Sisters, who admired the Mojave tent act Elbow and said, “They don’t get the recognition they deserve, here in this country ‘” just like the Scissor Sisters!” For the house music fans, Steve Angello brought the love, while Andy C. and GQ brought back nostalgia with their crazy 90s music. The Coachella country music radio festival began on Friday, with the first day dominated by bands such as Kings of Leon, Interpol and the Chemical Brothers. Tomorrow (April 17), Wiz Khalifa, the Strokes, Duck Sauce and Kanye West are scheduled to do what they do best on the Sahara-based stages.Get more details about smooth jazz radio online.