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A Jewcy-Approved Coachella Lineup

In some music circles, you’re not cool unless you’ve sweated it out with the thousands of in-the-know music snobs and the people who love them at the hipster music fest Coachella which takes place in Indio, California. Besides the hundred-plus … Read More

By / January 30, 2009

In some music circles, you’re not cool unless you’ve sweated it out with the thousands of in-the-know music snobs and the people who love them at the hipster music fest Coachella which takes place in Indio, California. Besides the hundred-plus degree temperatures and the endless port-o-potty lines, Coachella typically boasts a covetable lineup of the latest and greatest of the sonic scene. This year, we at Jewcy are happy to report that there is a generous smattering of Jewish artists scheduled to grace the scorching stage. Iconic songwriter, and poster child for the perennially morose, Leonard Cohen is slated to round out the main acts on Friday night’s roster. While not the most upbeat, Cohen definitely meshes with the comeback cool theme of Coachella (Paul McCartney, anyone?) Another mentionable Jewess taking the stage is the notorious Amy Winehouse, whose super-sized beehive and solid pipes have been recently overshadowed by her crack habit and good-for-nothing convict husband. Whether the trouble-making queen of British soul with even make it to the desert is a whole other question—how can she be  eligible for a Visa?—but after seeing her play a sweat-inducing set in a tiny club in San Francisco, I’d be willing to wait in 103 degree desert heat just to hear "Rehab" live. Check out the full lineup here, while I quietly contemplate what Morrissey’s famous pomp will look like in that weather.