OK, let's start out by saying the S.S. Coachella's lineup is straight-up solid as fuck. We'd pay good money to see any of these artists do a solo show around South Florida. But as music editor Liz Tracy prepares to board the music cruise, we've thought about the five acts we'd desperately want to see if we could sneak into her luggage.
You can feel free to disagree with our choices -- in fact, we encourage it. (Leave comments below telling us your favorites.)
Here's hoping that sometime before or after the Celebrity Silhouette embarks on her musical voyage, these acts perhaps "pop up" around some of the area's venues as an early Christmas present to us.
There are a lot of female electronic musicians out there. Some say they don't get the same respect as their male peers because of the extra X chromosome. But Los Angeles' Tokimonsta is here to make you shut the fuck up. She last performed in Miami during Winter Music Conference (natch), but you probably made the mistake of missing her set. If you are lucky enough to get on the cruise, do not miss her hypnotic, Flying Lotus-approved beats.
Some may think she's all hype, but Grimes has proven time and time again that the praise is justified. Her latest album, Visions, is easily a top contender of ours for best album of 2012. She's also sneaked in and out of Miami a few times to perform (last time it was at Bardot), before she hit it big with tracks like "Oblivion" and "Genesis."
3. Hot Chip
This is more personal than anything. We've never, ever, seen Hot Chip live. It's on our bucket list, but they're making it quite hard for us to accomplish. Just when we thought we'd get to see them perform in South Florida, they go ahead and do so on a boat that we won't be on. (Tracy, take lots of pictures!)
2. Black Lips
This band performing in South Florida is not exactly a rare occurrence. Their last show was booked, oddly enough, the final Sunday of WMC at Grand Central. But few bands are as entertaining to watch as the Black Lips.
When was the last time you saw Pulp live? Never? Yea, us neither.
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