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MIA @ the Diesel party in NYC (more by Kyle Dean ReinforD)
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"Sri Lankan pop sensation M.I.A. has been added to the Coachella festival's Saturday night lineup, the event's producers announced today via their Twitter feed. M.I.A. replaces Amy Winehouse, who was forced to cancel her appearance earlier this month due to an assault charge in the U.K.

Coachella will mark the rapper/singer's first public appearance since the birth of her son last month and her performance of "Paper Planes" with Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne at the Grammy Awards in February.

M.I.A. joins other late additions to the Coachella bill including Devendra Banhart, the Orb, Chemical Bros., Murder City Devils and Etienne de Crecy." [Billboard] (thx Tye)

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Comments (34)

How in the hell is MIA a subheadliner for Coachella? She was in the dance tent last year and sucked...and since then she hasnt put out new material????

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 2:49 PM

A lot has happened since last year.

Upgrade.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 3:19 PM

What has happened? She had a song in a movie and had a baby? Wow...what a shitty year for the progression of music. Does that mean Rihanna will be headlining arenas next year?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 3:23 PM

maybe because Paper Planes became one of the biggest hits of the last year?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 3:27 PM

Rihanna probably could headline arenas, so...

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 3:54 PM

This is definitely an upgrade from Winehouse. First off, MIA probably had a huger 2008 than 2007 when Kala was actually released. Paper Planes almost went to the top of the charts, she made her Grammy debut and even got nominated for an Oscar.

Above all, she sounds excited to be playing Coachella if you read her Twitter post. Last year was a disaster and she wasn't happy about it. She'll have the chance to redeem herself, and the fact she's a new mom already getting out there shows a lot about her work ethic.

Goldenvoice shouldn't have ever booked Winehouse, but they took the risk. I'm sure they wouldn't have ever booked her in hindsight and planned on bringing someone bigger and uniquer to the sub-headlining spot. 1 month before the festival, though, they've made a great decision by replacing her with a stronger female voice with an equal amount to prove this time around.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 3:57 PM

What a fuckin' downgrade.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:13 PM

@3:57-uniquer, wow that's alsome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:26 PM

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION PEOPLE OF THE WORLD!!! ANON 4:26PM (AKA THE WORLD'S OFFICIAL SPELLING AND GRAMMAR POLICE) WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE A HUGE DEAL ABOUT A MADE UP WORD THAT STILL MAKES SENSE!!!

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! YOUR WRITING HERE ON A BROOKLYNVEGAN POST IS TO BE EDITED BY AN EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEFORE IT IS TO BE SUBMITTED HERE ON THIS STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS, "I TOOK 3 SECONDS TO WRITE THIS COMMENT AND PAID BARELY ATTENTION TO WHAT I WAS WRITING TO" COMMENT BOARD. YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PULITZER PRIZE MAY BE IN JEOPARDY IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO!!!

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! ANONYMOUS 4:26PM HAS NO LIFE OR PURPOSE OTHER THAN TO PICK OUT GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING ERRORS!

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:47 PM

m.i.a. was the worst performer i saw in 08 at coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:50 PM

omgwtf lulz i just wanna read a comment not have it graded by my english teacher lulz

Posted by barry | March 20, 2009 4:50 PM

i saw m.i.a at siren fest in brooklyn a few years ago. one of the worst live performances by an artist i've ever seen (up there with seeing new found glory at some radio festival by accident years ago). she was who we came to see and yet it was so bad we left halfway through the set.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:52 PM

actually something is either unique or not, there is noting that is more unique, i was just appreciating the coined term NOT criticizing lighten up mr. caps lock

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:59 PM

I thought she was retiring?! Such non-sense....

Get Pavement instead Goldenvoice

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 5:47 PM

yes get pavement please

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 6:05 PM

Get Daft Punk!

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 7:02 PM

I like how you all are bickering that MIA is the second to last act of the night when the Killers are headlining, now that is bad. MIA is dope, give her some room you jackoffs

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 8:42 PM

Dope? haha She's also rad and awesome, not to mention groovy.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 8:54 PM

4:47 -- embarrassing over-reaction. Sorry, but stupid grammar and spelling (including tardfuck neologisms like uniquer) should and will always be called out as long as there are people left who hold such things up as worth maintaining.

Especially given that this is a NYC based blog.

Dumb ass.


Posted by TWIGS | March 20, 2009 10:44 PM

tardfuck?

pot, meet kettle.

Posted by massromantic | March 20, 2009 11:04 PM

Who will they add when Morrissey cancels?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 11:55 PM

4:47 does not understand irony.

Posted by sloweducation | March 21, 2009 1:47 AM

she kicked ass at bonnaroo last year...she had all the hippy's dancing...maybe her show doesn't work with all of the self-involved people who are to cool to dance at a place like coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2009 11:00 AM

she looks like jon bon jovi in this photo

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2009 4:13 PM

Yer mom looks like Jon Bon Jovi when she wakes up in the morning.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 12:36 PM

your mom looks like jon bon jovi in the morning

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 6:35 PM

No, *your* mom does.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 6:40 PM

No, yer mom does

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 7:00 PM

No, like seriously bro, your mom does. I was the one who said if first, bro. So, yer mom is the one who likes like JBJ, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 7:03 PM

ok, ok, i'm sorry. i shouldn't have made comment about M.I.A. looking like bon jovi, and you're mom doesn't look like him either. but your sister and daughter do.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 7:17 PM

^^ correction. i meant "your mom" rather than "you're mom." or "yer" mom. whichever.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 7:18 PM

she played the disney party?

Posted by drunkenstepdad | March 22, 2009 7:58 PM

MIA is currently tied with Amy Winehouse on the annoyance meter.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 10:41 AM

M. E. H. is more like it!

Posted by A-MEH Winehouse | March 24, 2009 12:38 PM

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