photos by Ryan Muir

Coachella

Last time I checked, 120 Days only had one NYC show - the one at Mercury Lounge tonight (April 28, 2008). Now they're also listing a DJ set at Europa in Brooklyn tomorrow. On Saturday they played Coachella....

"This is music for dancing. You're supposed to be dancing," said Adne Meisfjord, the vocalist of the Norweigian 120 Days.Yeah, well, you were supposed to be on stage at 3 p.m. I don't mean to be an annoying stickler for time, but during a packed Saturday at Coachella, appearing for only 15 to 20 minutes before a waiting Gobi tent full of people, especially when that performance is only scheduled to last for 45 minutes, is just going to disengage fans and hinder the chance of converting new ones. And add to this reality, the way the band requires a slow electronic build up for its moody metallic dance noise, and I'm really left to wonder what could have been. [OC Register @ Coachella]

More photos from that short performance below...

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Paris Hilton?
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Later that night came Prince (after Portishead).