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Coachella 2007: Hour by hour guide

The Noisettes
Friday 2 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Noisettes (left) Will Coachella be a launching pad for Shingai Shoniwa, the flamboyant frontwoman of this punky, bluesy trio from London? (Mojave Tent, 2:30-3:10)

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Flosstradamus featuring Kid Sister. Madcap fun (e.g. mashing up Twista and Sigur Rós) and heavy beats from the Chicago hip-hop underground. (Coachella Stage, 2-2:45)

ALSO:
Terry Mullan (Sahara Tent, 2-3:45) Comedians of Comedy (Gobi Tent, 2-4)
 (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
Tokyo Police Club
Friday 3 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Brother Ali The albino Muslim rapper from Minneapolis has plenty of personal experience behind his aggressive, persuasive words of inspiration for anyone isolated by being different from the norm.(Coachella Stage, 3-3:45)

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Tokyo Police Club (left) The Toronto outfit’s arty indie comes off a bit reserved on its album “A Lesson in Crime.”(Mojave Tent, 3:30-4:20)
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Perry Ferrell
Friday 4 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Satellite Party (left) Perry Farrell’s been a Coachella perennial in one role or another, but his new outlet brings him closer to the rock spirit of Jane’s Addiction than he’s been for a while. (Coachella Stage, 4-4:50)

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Nickel Creek. The vanguard of bluegrass’ youth movement is one of two acts scheduled for both Coachella and next week’s country-oriented Stagecoach Festival. (Outdoor Theater, 3:40-4:30)

ALSO:
Charles Feelgood(Sahara Tent, 3:45-5)
 (Damon Winter / LAT)
Silversun Pickups
Friday 5 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Silversun Pickups (left) The Silver Lake band is the weekend’s big local-band-made-good story, with its chiming, layered sound plucked from little clubs and college radio to be aired on KROQ-FM (106.7). (Coachella Stage, 5:10-6)
Of Montreal. Kevin Barnes of Athens, Ga., is one of indie-pop’s prime auteurs, crafting complex, seductive and demanding music with big emotional payoffs. (Outdoor Theater, 4:55-5:45)

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Tilly and the Wall. As in a folky wall of sound. A communal spirit and tap-dancing drummers are other calling cards of this Omaha outfit. (Mojave Tent, 4:45-5:35)
Gillian Welch. The highly respected folk artist isn’t alien to indie — she sings on the new Bright Eyes album — but along with Willie Nelson and Nickel Creek, she represents a new rural current in the Coachella waters. (Gobi Tent, 4:45-5:35)
David Guetta. The French DJ’s “Guetta Blaster” is the first release on Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. (Sahara Tent, 5-6:15)
 (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Amy Winehouse
Friday 6 P.M.
DON’T MISS
The Arctic Monkeys Last year’s big British arrival has just released a second album that’s less immediately appealing than its debut. But the group is staying true to its strengths and remains a band to watch, for that moment when the promise is fulfilled. (Coachella Stage, 6:25-7:15)
Amy Winehouse (left) One of this year’s Brits with a buzz, the singer-songwriter with the vintage-soul style strikes a tone of gauzy glamour and wrenching heartbreak in her debut album, “Back to Black.” (Gobi Tent, 6-6:50)

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Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong Following Matisyahu’s powerfully spiritual performance last year, the reggae flag is carried by one of patron saint Bob Marley’s many sons. Will the family charisma be enough to transcend the generic nature of his debut, “Mind Control”? (Outdoor Theater, 6:10-7)
Circa Survive The Philly band’s progressive, metal and emo strains collide in a sometimes compelling din. (Mojave Tent, 6-6:50)

ALSO:
Digitalism (Sahara Tent, 6:15-7:30)
 (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Rufus Wainwright
Friday 7 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Rufus Wainwright (left) He’ll be doing his Judy Garland concert re-creation at the Hollywood Bowl in September, so Coachella figures to get a cross-section of the lush, Broadway-bent singer-songwriter pop that marks him as a genuine original. (Mojave Tent, 7:15-8:05 )

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Julieta Venegas The longtime rock en español heroine has negotiated the tricky shift from underground to mainstream pop. (Gobi Tent, 7:15-8:05)
Felix Da Housecat The Chicago house music innovator and influential label impresario. (Sahara Tent, 7:30-8:30)

ALSO
Peaches The potty-mouthed provocateur is good for a momentary charge, but it’s a limited shtick. (Outdoor Theater, 7:25-8:15)
 (Genaro Molina / LAT)
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Friday 8 P.M.
DON’T MISS
The Jesus and Mary Chain (left) File with Rage Against the Machine, Dinosaur Jr. and the Meat Puppets under this spring’s reunions we thought we’d never see. The Reid Brothers’ majestic songs of darkness and doubt will be the perfect soundtrack for the onset of the night. (Coachella Stage, 7:40-8:35)

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Busdriver The experimental hip-hop on the Angeleno’s “Road Kill Overcoat” has touches of Zappa and Beck. Good, cartoonish fun. (Gobi Tent, 8:25-9:05)

ALSO
Benny Benassi (Sahara Tent, 8:30-9:30)
 (RIP)
EL-P
Friday 10 P.M.
DON’T MISS
El-P (left) The New York rapper is esteemed as the founder of the Definitive Jux label, and he has what it takes to draw the likes of Trent Reznor, the Mars Volta and Cat Power as guests on his new album, “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead.” (Mojave Tent, 9:50-10:40)

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Sonic Youth This fearless pioneer into the frontiers of dissonance and raw emotion has left a mark on a good portion of the weekend’s performers.(Outdoor Theater, 9:55-10:45)
Faithless The English band’s upcoming album, “To All New Arrivals,” blends electronica and rock in the manner of its 1995 hit “Insomnia.” (Sahara Tent, 9:45-10:35)
 (Timothy Saccenti)
DJ Shadow
Friday 11 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Björk. See “Critic’s Pick.”(Coachella Stage, 10:45-end)
Gogol Bordello. See “Critic’s Pick.”(Mojave Tent, 11:05-end)

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DJ Shadow (left) The turntablist and producer’s latest album took a sharp left into the world of his Bay Area hyphy hip-hop scene. (Outdoor Theater, 11:15-end)
Evil Nine A Brighton DJ-producer duo out of breakbeat guru Adam Freeland’s camp.(Sahara Tent, 10:55-end)
 (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Pop Levi
Saturday 1 P.M.
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Pop Levi (left) The Liverpool-to-L.A. transplant put a little T. Rex, Zeppelin and Devendra Banhart into the naive psychedelia of his album “The Return to Form Black Magick Party.” (Gobi Tent, 12:30-1:30)
Fields. The London quintet’s dense, driving, soaring acoustic-electric rock and tangy vocal harmony evokes the days of Fleetwood Mac and Jethro Tull. (Mojave Tent, 12:45-1:20)
Pharaohe MonchThe acclaimed rapper from Queens figures to air music from his long-awaited second album, “Desire.” (Coachella Stage, 1:30-2:15)
Yeva San Juan, Puerto Rico, sextet fuses Latin rock and Latin rhythms. (Gobi Tent, 1:30-2:15)
 (Pop Levi)
Fountains of Wayne
Sunday 2 P.M.
DON’T MISS Fountains of Wayne. (left) Like its name, taken from a yard-ornament retailer, the Jersey power-pop duo finds the magical and mysterious in life’s mundanities. (Coachella Stage, 2:35-3:25)

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The Cribs. Franz Ferdinand isn’t here this time, but this West Yorkshire indie band’s forthcoming album was produced by Franz frontman Alex Kapranos and conveys a similar spirit. (Mojave Tent, 1:45-2:30)
Chuck Dukowski Sextet. The former Black Flag bassist leads his team into a ferocious vortex of aggressive, shredding sound. (Gobi Tent, 2:35-3:25)

ALSO
The Frames. On record, the Irish band churns up a choppy storm of emotional, folkish rock, then sails off into the sea of the overwrought. But the word is that it makes it happen onstage. (Outdoor Theater, 2:35-3:25)
Steve Aoki. (Sahara Tent, 2-3:15)
 (Kazumichi Kokei)
Jon Fratelli
Saturday 3 P.M.
DON’T MISS
The Fratellis. (left) The Glasgow trio recorded its vivacious debut album in L.A., where it might have absorbed some old good-timey folk-rock vibes. That doesn’t explain where the Strokes thing came from, though. (Mojave Tent, 2:55-3:55)

ALSO DJ Heather.(Sahara Tent, 3:15-5:10)
 (Simone Joyner / Getty Images)
Hot Chip
Saturday 4 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Roky Erickson and the Explosions. One of rock’s most celebrated casualties and fierce individuals, the Austin, Texas, musician is back on his feet and ready to show where all that garage and psychedelia came from. (Gobi Tent, 3:50-4:40)
Hot Chip. London quintet’s electro-charged dance-punk was nominated for Britain’s Mercury Music Prize. (Mojave Tent, 4:10-5)

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Regina Spektor. The New York singer-songwriter has dropped some of her distracting quirkiness, finding a clear focus for her smart, vulnerable love songs. (Coachella Stage, 3:50-4:40)
Jacks Mannequin. Andrew McMahon of Orange County’s Something Corporate has found a following for this side project’s ambitious, semi-baroque Beatles-bound pop. (Outdoor Theater, 3:50-4:40)
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PB&J
Saturday 5 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Peter, Bjorn and John. (left) There’s a disarming spirit of conviviality to the Swedish trio’s irrationally catchy acoustic folk-pop. (Mojave Tent, 5:25-6:15)
The Nightwatchman. The politics are the same but the volume is lower as Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello airs his acoustic protest-singer identity. (Gobi Tent, 5:05-6:05)

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Travis. The achingly earnest Scottish band was once pegged as a baby U2 but now looks like a junior Coldplay. (Coachella Stage, 5-5:50)
The New Pornographers. Power-pop royalty, though it has tended to be more clinical than contagious on record. (Outdoor Theater, 5:05-5:55)

ALSO
MSTRKRFT. Another entry in the punk-disco wave, the Toronto duo has the requisite big beat, but it doesn’t bring much personality or dynamism to the dance. (Sahara Tent, 5:10-6:40)
 (Johan Bergmark)
The Decemberists
Saturday 6 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Kings of Leon. See “Critic’s Pick.” (Coachella Stage, 6:15-7:05)
The Decemberists. (left) The Portland, Ore., band has become an unlikely indie favorite with a collection of literary, boldly drawn songs that evoke antique ballads. (Outdoor Theater, 6:20-7:10)

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Andrew Bird. There’s some Eno-esque density and global eclecticism in the Illinois artist’s downbeat, cerebral pop. (Gobi Tent, 6:15-7:05)
 (Autumn de Wilde / AP)
Ghostface Killah
Saturday 7 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Ghostface Killah. (left) This year’s emissary from the hard-core rap world, the Wu-Tang Clan member is regarded as one of hip-hop’s most inventive musical creators and intense performers. (Outdoor Theater, 7:30-8:20)

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!!!. Big-thump dance-rock, with echoes of the Talking Heads and B-52’s in its electronic frippery. (Mojave Tent, 6:40-7:50)

ALSO
CocoRosie. There’s not much middle ground with this New York duo, whose Björkish, childlike reveries will immediately charm you as boldly original or strike you as impossibly twee. (Gobi Tent, 7:30-8:20)
Busy P & DJ Mehdi. (Sahara Tent, 6:40-8:30)
 (Scott Gries / Getty Images)
Ozomatli
Saturday 8 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Arcade Fire. See “Critic’s Pick.” (Coachella Stage, 7:30-8:40)
Ozomatli. One of the bands bringing a spirit of carnival to the festival, the longtime Los Angeles favorite fires up a vibrant mix of Latin, funk and hip-hop. (Mojave Tent, 8:10-9:10)

ALSO
Justice. (Sahara Tent, 8:30-9:15)
 (Jennifer Altman / For The Times)
James Murphy
Saturday 9 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Red Hot Chili Peppers. The presiding deans of Los Angeles rock are a fine choice for the headliner slot, both sentimentally and musically. Expect a textbook demonstration of how to put your all into a concert. (Coachella Stage, 9:15-10:30)
LCD Soundsystem. (James Murphy, left) The leading edge of the dance-rock juggernaut, the New York band has hit its stride on the new album “Sound of Silver.” (Sahara Tent, 9:30-10:20)

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Sparklehorse. Virginian Mark Linkous is a cult hero whose elegant folk-cum-orchestral music is typically suffused with a rich melancholy. (Mojave Tent, 9:35-10:20)
Blonde Redhead. Less dissonant now than in their early Sonic Youth apprenticeship, the New Yorkers weave shifting, haunting tapestries. (Outdoor Theater, 8:40-9:30)
Girl Talk. James Taylor, ABBA — no artist is safe from being sampled by Pittsburgh’s Gregg Gillis, whose sensual pop pastiches and laptop erotica have made him a star in the electronic realm. (Gobi Tent, 8:45-9:30)
 (Jake Walters)
The Rapture
Saturday 10 P.M.
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The Gotan Project. The Paris-based team mixes tango and dub, with dreamy, downbeat results. (Outdoor Theater, 9:55-10:45)
The Rapture. (left) The New York punk-dance trailblazers have shed some of their edge since their arresting arrival in the late ‘90s. (Sahara Tent, 10:20-end)
Mike Relm. The San Francisco DJ is known for his ambitious audio-visual act. (Gobi Tent, 10-10:40)
 (Jason Nocito)
The Good, the Bad & the Queen
Saturday 11 P.M.
DON’T MISS
The Good, the Bad & the Queen. (left) A Damon Albarn sighting out West is a rarity, and the leader of Blur and Gorillaz has assembled another intriguing vehicle (with prominent figures from punk, Brit-pop and Afrobeat) for his commentary — in this case, a trenchant take on mid-decade Britain. (Outdoor Theater, 11:10-end)
The Black Keys. The Akron, Ohio, duo’s gnarled, greasy blues-rock has made it a roots-radical driving force. (Mojave Tent, 10:50-end)

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Cornelius. The veteran innovator from Japan crafts collages and electronic mini-symphonies, covering the spectrum from the meditative to the manic. (Gobi Tent, 11:05-end)
Tiësto. The Dutchman, who is one of the world’s most celebrated DJs, has a new album out called “Elements of Life.” (Coachella Stage, 11-end)
 (Jack Plunkett / AP)
Mika
Sunday 1 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Kid Beyond. The San Franciscan is a virtuosic beat-boxer and soulful singer, and he has a unique ability to layer and loop his voice on stage. He’s definitely something to see. (Gobi Tent, 1:30-2:10)

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Anathallo. Admirers of Van Dyke Parks will savor Anathallo’s orchestral folk-pop — if the band from Mount Pleasant, Mich., can transfer its ambitious recorded sound to the stage. (Outdoor Theater, 1:15-2)
Fair to Midland. Dallas rock band discovered and signed by Serj Tankian, whose System of a Down is a clear but by no means dominant influence on his protégé's emo-arena rock. (Mojave Tent, 1:20-2:10)

ALSO
Mika. (left) The British pop auteur is a slick seducer, but you might hate yourself in the morning. (Coachella Stage, 1-1:30)
 (Jo Hale / Getty Images)
Lupe Fiasco
Sunday 2 P.M.
DON’T MISS Lupe Fiasco. (left) Common was a strong Coachella presence last year, and here’s fellow Chicago rapper Fiasco to carry on the spirit of mainstream accessible and hipster progressive. (Coachella Stage, 1:45-2:25)

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The Avett Brothers. The North Carolina rustics have taken the indie-roots world by storm with their acoustic, emotionally intense music, which sometimes evokes the Band and the Pogues. (Gobi Tent, 2:20-3:10)
Mando Diao. Winsome, funny folk-rock and power-pop from a Swedish entry. (Outdoor Theater, 2:15-3)

ALSO
Tapes ‘n Tapes. How lo-fi can you go? The Minneapolis indie band takes it to the point of timidity on its album “The Loon.” (Mojave Tent, 2:25-3:10)
DJ Dayhota. (Sahara Tent, 2-3:30)
 (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
The Kooks
Sunday 3 P.M.
DON’T MISS
The Coup. See “Critic’s Pick.” (Outdoor Theater, 3:25-4:15)

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The Feeling. The British band is a proud popper, serving up shamelessly sweet and hooky songs with a Beach Boys/Beatles/Supertramp lineage. It tends to get sticky and florid on record, but it could soar live. (Coachella Stage, 2:45-3:35)
Grizzly Bear. New York-based Edward Droste and company craft meticulous, pulsating, atmospheric pieces that incorporate folk, classical, pop and natural sounds. (Gobi Tent, 3:30-4:15)
The Kooks. (left) A resounding vote for the basics — familiar melodies that still touch and surprise, dynamic arrangements and a voice that means it — from a Brighton band with a feel for classic pop.(Mojave Tent, 3:30-4:15)
 (Ben Parks)
Explosions in the Sky
Sunday 4 P.M.
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Explosions in the Sky. A testament to truth in naming, the instrumental band plays a grand form of psychedelia. (Coachella Stage, 4-4:50)

ALSO
Trent Cantrelle. (Sahara Tent, 3:30-4:40)
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Willie Nelson
Sunday 7 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Willie Nelson. (left) The Red Headed Stranger is caught up in so many extracurricular activities these days — promoting biodiesel transportation, lobbying against horses being turned into dog food, forgetting not to inhale when the doobie passes — that one can lose track of what he does best: write music with uncommon perception and sing it with an unpredictable phrasing more reminiscent of Louis Armstrong than Hank Williams.(Palomino Stage, 7:15-8:15)


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The John Cowan Band. One of the founders of the “newgrass” movement, Cowan was the lead singer of the New Grass Revival, which also included Sam Bush and Béla Fleck. His mission, as Cowan has stated, remains simple: “to take acoustic music somewhere new.”(Appaloosa Stage, 7:35-8:35)
 (Tim Larsen / AP)
Klaxons
Sunday 7 P.M.
DON’T MISS
The Klaxons. A mighty and mighty fast buzz has formed around the British band, whose brand of “nu rave” is distinguished by dynamic vocal blends and a relentless momentum. (Mojave Tent, 7:10-8)

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Placebo. The English trio has managed to hang around, though its Bowie-influenced dark-hued rock has never really taken hold with the U.S. audience. (Outdoor Theater, 7:20-8:10)

ALSO
José Gonzalez. The Swedish troubadour plays a wan brand of introspective acoustic folk. (Gobi Tent, 7:20-8:10)
 (Andy Cotterill)
Lily Allen
Sunday 8 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Crowded House. Beloved by Beatle-bedazzled fans of harmonious, sweet-voiced pop raptures, the New Zealand/Aussie band has reunited. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” should sound good sung by thousands in the desert night. (Coachella Stage, 7:45-8:35)

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Lily Allen. (left) The Londoner’s ska-pop might seem a little fine-featured for the festival setting, but Allen has the attitude and effervescence to make it work. (Mojave Tent, 8:25-9:15)
Air. The veteran French duo is one of electronic music’s perennials. Among singers on a new album is fellow Coachella artist Jarvis Cocker.(Outdoor Theater, 8:35-9:25)
Paul Van Dyk. One of dance music’s DJ deities.(Sahara Tent, 7:50-9:20)

ALSO
Amos Lee. The soul-edged singer is a nondescript troubadour.(Gobi Tent, 8:35-9:25)
 (Richard Drew / AP)
Manu Chao
Sunday 9 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Manu Chao. One of world music’s most admired artists, the Spanish-born, Paris-raised vagabond brings political attitude to his rainbow of international languages and musical styles. (Coachella Stage, 9:15-10:15)
 (Regina Kuehne / AP)
The Teddybears
Sunday 10 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Teddybears (left). The Swedish electro-dance group is all over the place — from breezy pop to dancehall — in its humorous interplay of samples, singing and raps. Iggy Pop and Neneh Cherry are among the guests on the group’s “Soft Machine” album, but it sounds as if the band can do fine without star power. (Gobi Tent 9:50-10:40)

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Happy Mondays. The colorful Manchester band’s first U.S. show in 10 years (when it had transitioned into Black Grape) will unveil songs from its first album in 15 years and answer the question: Can Shaun Ryder and company be as much fun straight as they were back in their chemically enhanced heyday?(Sahara Tent, 9:40-10:30)
Ratatat. The Brooklyn duo’s instrumentals are weirdly intriguing, with a loopy quality arising from the play of indie-rock guitar and electronic beats.(Mojave Tent, 9:40-10:30)

ALSO
Damien Rice. Fans of the Irish singer-songwriter value his uninhibited emotionalism, but to the uninitiated it can seem a bit much.(Outdoor Theater, 9:50-10:40)
 (The Teddybears)
The Lemonheads
Sunday 11 P.M.
DON’T MISS
Rage Against the Machine. See “Critic’s Pick.” (Coachella Stage, 10:40-end)

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Infected Mushrooms. Flamenco-electro with some Middle Eastern exotica from an Israeli trance duo. (Sahara Tent, 11-end)
The Lemonheads. (left) Erstwhile pop-punk heartthrob Evan Dando is attempting to pick up where he interrupted himself 10 years ago. The comeback album has its moments, but is it too little too late? (Outdoor Theater, 11:10-end)
VNV Nation. The Irish-English electro-industrial duo pairs its big-beat music with an unusually non-ironic vocal approach.(Mojave Tent, 10:55-end)

ALSO
Spank Rock. The Baltimore hip-hop group is in a gray zone, too arty to be “real” but not arty enough to reward the experimental seeker. (Gobi Tent 11:05-end)
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