Posted in music | pictures on April 18, 2010

photos by Rachel Carr, words by Daiana Feuer

"Wow. The Sahara is past capacity at Coachella for Die Antwoord. No midget. Waiting for the trainwreck but people dig it." - The Scenestar

"Seeing a shirtless Danny DeVito run across the stage while Faith No More played pretty much made my #coachella weekend." - stovn

Die Antwoord, Faith No More
Coachella 2010 - Day 2
Coachella 2010 - Day 2

Flopping phalluses are in this year according to Major Lazer and Die Antwoord. Each presented the intersection of beats, party-hyping, gross humor, and dancing in your underwear. Day 2 of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival had an overall far-out theme. Some with sexually explicit lunacy, others with psychedelic music. South Africa's Die Antwoord introduced zef-rap to the festival, South Africa's version of white trash hip hop-a bold, fearless expression of crazy stick a finger up your bum entertainment.

Before arriving at these culminating moments, the day progressed through a series of psychedelic and/or raunchy expressions. John Waters kicked things off with thoughts on crawling through pig poo, taking poppers, the pleasures of sploshing, and strange things he wants to do before he dies. Gossip's Beth Ditto hoped he was watching her blazing disco soul performance but was afraid to look backstage and see him smiling and waving at her. Gossip put on a set that inspired revelations on reality in the most self-empowering ways.

John Waters & Beth Ditto @ Coachella (this pics via Jermey Scott)
Beth Ditto and John Waters

The day's best covers include Faith No More doing "Reunited" (they also covered Michael Jackson's "Ben"), Portugal, The Man's jamming Bowie's "Moonlight Daydream," and Girls' flawless "All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers. The last was a most appropriate choice for the band with an Ariel Pink sensibility towards '50s ballads. MGMT brought the futuristic 1960s with songs from its new album. Many pointed out that the band didn't play "Kids", but that seems to miss the point that MGMT put on a pretty sophisticated, experimental live performance of the band's signature Indian headdress on Phil Spector Fraggle Rock sound.

The Raveonettes played as a duo and sans drum machine, adorably sharing a mic sometimes. The rest of the band remains trapped under lava in Iceland, figuratively speaking. Camera Obscura also shouted out bands stuck in the UK, dedicating "Let's Get Out Of This Country" to those who could not make it.

It seems almost every DJ this weekend has sampled Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor" except Flying Lotus, who took the stage all on his own (no Thom Yorke cameo included). After warming up the crowd with some first grade experimental hip hop, FlyLo brought out the big guns, sounds combined in layers and pitches that act like quaaludes on the light speed continuum. The Dirty Projectors girls evoked cool electronic birds and the Dezurik Sisters with their harmonizing powers. Beach House cooed the audience romantically as 50% of the band, Alex Scally, rubbed his slide up and down the frets.

Did that sound sexy? It's time to talk about sexy. The xx provided the mellow arousal Blonde Redhead and Portishead have given Coachella the last two years. People like The xx because they want sex that fits this soundtrack. They also want sex as excitingly goofy gross as Die Antwoord and to fall in love with a gal like Sia, all at the same time. Sia's beautiful voice closed the night in the Gobi tent, and though her accent rendered her side comments completely incomprehensible, everyone laughed and agreed with anything she said. On the other hand, as great and sexy as the Dead Weather sounded, I don't know if I want to bed someone who demands I treat her like my mother. Old Crow Medicine Show suggested letting a woman rule your mind leads to troubles during "Minglewood Blues." Instead, let her win your heart with country-fried dinner.

Faith No More's twelve-song set included a cameo by a semi-streaker who happened to be Coachella regular Danny Devito. You can see that happen in one of the videos below. Faith No More's whole setlist is down there too.

Porcupine Tree, Tokyo Police Club, Hot Chip, The Almighty Defenders, Les Claypool, Devo, and Muse were also on the bill Saturday. Our review, pictures and videos from Friday are HERE. Saturday continues below...

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Die Antwoord hangin out (this pic via)
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Camera Obscura

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Die Antwoord walking away (this pic via)
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Girls

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White Rabbits

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Beach House

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

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Tokyo Police Club

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Gossip

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The xx

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Hot Chip

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Faith No More

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Major Lazer

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Muse

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Flying Lotus

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Dirty Projectors

The Dead Weather

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Die Antwoord

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Die Antwoord - Enter The Ninja Live Coachella 2010

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Die Antwoord kept taking more clothes off (this pic via)
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Devo

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Faith No More - Ashes To Ashes / Just a Man (Danny Devito around 7:25)

Faith No More - Epic (Coachella 2010)

Faith No More setlist
Reunited
From out of Nowhere
Caffeine
We Care a Lot
Last Cup of Sorrow
Ben
Surprise You're Dead
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Midlife Crisis
Epic
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man

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Comments (15)

MoonAGE Daydream

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 1:25 AM

Man, without their rock uniforms hipsters are fugly underneath.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 9:48 AM

Well, she does look like Divine

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 11:19 AM

with the exception of Devo, i hate every single person in every one of these pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 11:59 AM

Wait, where's Jim Martin????

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 3:09 PM

hot chip killed it

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 11:00 PM

If anyone ever refers to Leon as a midget again, I'm going to hunt down your IP address ninja style and beat you.

Posted by Lori Baily | April 20, 2010 1:33 AM

Did anybody else notice how horrible the XX sounded? Was I just standing too far back. Horrible bass feedback. Amateur hour overrated for sure. Love the album, tho.

Posted by mattydread | April 20, 2010 3:53 PM

XX have no business playing giant outdoor festivals anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2010 4:02 PM

Dirty Preston represent

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 10:59 AM

WOAH HUNX + DIE ANTWOORD?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 3:37 PM

these bands a just a bunch of back-stories, save for devo

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 5:02 PM

assassinate beach house god

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2010 5:05 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:06 AM

Man, without their rock uniforms hipsters are fugly underneath

Posted by فساتين | February 21, 2011 4:21 PM

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