These are the bands that I’m looking forward to checking out at the 2015 Coachella Music Festival. In the unlikely event anyone cares, here’s the list so far.
It’s always interesting and fun when the countdown hits the Top 19.
#19 = Steely Dan
Steely Dan is the Heritage chillwave duo of Walter Becker and Donald Fagan. The New York natives have been around since the early seventies, and have been lauded as the Granddaddy’s of the chillwave genre, sorry Michel McDonald. Unfortunately, their music has been miscategorized for decades as jazz rock, who knew?
Becker and Fagan have disbanded and reformed on numerous occasions throughout their career, all the while their music has been received positively. There aren’t any accolades or awards they could receive that’s more impressive than somehow ending up on Line 2 of the Coachella Music Festival.
My fave Steely Dan tune is “Hey Nineteen,” a song about how many tunes that usually fit comfortably on a compact disc mixtape, listen to the tune down below.
Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972)
Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)
Pretzel Logic (1974)
Katy Lied (1975)
The Royal Scam (1976)
Two Against Nature (2000)
Everything Must Go (2003)
Years played Coachella = Zero
Times I’ve seen them = Zero
Listen to “Hey Nineteen” here:
Here’s another chillwave classic below: