Morning click: Coachella Lineup Announced; Folk singer Kate McGarrigle dies
- The 2010 Coachella lineup has been announced and it's looking a little less wrinkly than in years past. Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz will headline the three-day festival in Indio, CA, following performances by dozens of college-friendly acts such as Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, The xx, Wale, and Baltimore duo Beach House. But don't worry, parental units! If you're taking the kids to the fest, they've got you covered. Landmark acts Grace Jones, Sly & the Family Stone, Gil Scott-Heron, Echo & the Bunnymen, Devo, De La Soul, and Gary Numan are scheduled to perform. Check out the full lineup at the Coachella website.
- Canadian folk singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle, mother of Martha and Rufus Wainwright, died yesterday after a prolonged battle with cancer. McGarrigle is best known for the influential folk albums she recorded with her sister Anna as well as her works covered by Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Costello, and Emmylou Harris, among others. Read the Washington Post obituary of McGarrigle here.
- More than 200 artists will contribute songs to "Songs for Haiti," an effort by Paste Magazine to raise money for disaster relief in the earthquake-ravaged nation. Unreleased tracks from Of Montreal, Andrew Bird, Ludacris, and Ben Folds, and many others can be downloaded in exchange for a donation on the website. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the Yele Haiti foundation.
January 20, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: Jay-Z, Ludacris, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Wale
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