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The Twilight Concert Series has (finally) announced the 2011 lineup, and it’s a pretty good one.

07/14 Explosions In the Sky with No Age
07/21 The Decemberists with Typhoon
07/28 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
08/04 Thurston Moore with Kurt Vile
08/11 Bright Eyes
08/18 Ghostland Observatory
08/25 Lupe Fiasco

That’s a pretty solid lineup for a concert series that is known for bringing top notch acts to Salt Lake for free shows.

As with last year’s Twilight series, this year’s concerts will take place in Pioneer Park in the 300 South and 300 West blocks of downtown Salt Lake City. For all the information you need for this series, head to twilightconcertseries.com.

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Since the folks over at coachella.com have decided not to post a daily videos, and since a daily dose of Coachella goodness is like taking your vitamins, it has been decided to do the countdown anyway. Here are three videos from artists performing at this year’s sold out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Boyz Noize is both a DJ and that DJ’s own record label. He is considered electro-house by those that know sub-genres of electronic music. He’ll perform Day One, April 15th.

Bright Eyes just released a surprisingly electric new album, The People’s Key. Frontman and creator of Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst, will be making his forth appearance at the festival, his third with Bright Eyes. They will take the stage on Day Two, April 16th.

City and Colour is the stage name of one Dallas Green, who is also a member of Alexisonfire. As a solo artist he plays acoustic folk music as a singer-songwrighter; a stark contrast to Alexisonfire. He will be joined on stage by friends on Day Three, April 17th.

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Coachella Lineup. The Real One.

Friday, April 15th
Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, Interpol, the Chemical Brothers, Caifanes, Robyn, Sasha, Lauren Hill, Brandon Flowers, Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Erick Morillo, Cee-Lo Green, Cut Copy, Cold War Kids, Sleigh Bells, Boyz Noize, Afrojack, Flogging Molly, Warpaint, Ozomatli, Tame Impala, Nosaj Thing, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, !!!, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kele, Marina and the Diamonds, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Monarchy, Here We Go Magic, Klaxons, Titus Andronicus, Cold Cave, the Drums, the Morning Benders, Kleinenberg, Glasser, Moving Units, Excision, OFWGKTA, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, the Aquabats, Skrillex, Brandt Brauer Frick, Scala & Kolancy Bros., Gypsy & the Cat, 12th Planet, Breakage, Hurts, Clare Maguire, the Rural Alberta Advantage,  Beardyman, Mount Kimbie, Jakes, Kyle Hall, Emicida

Saturday, April 16th
Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Mumford & Sons, Bright Eyes, Empire of the Sun, Big Audio Dynamite, Steve Angello, the Kills, the London Suede, Broken Social Scene, One Day as a Lion, Erykah Badu, Paul van Dyk, Fedde Le Grand, Scissor Sisters, the New Pornographers, Gogol Bordello, Cage the Elephant, the Swell Season, Shpongle, Laidback Luke, Elbow, Daedelus, Delta Spirit, Two Door Cinema Club, Jenny and Johnny, Foals, Fat Freddy’s Drop, the Tallest Man on Earth, Cults, the Radio Dept., Chuckie, Raphael Saadiq, Lil’ B, Yacht, Wire, Electric Touch, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, the Joy Formidable, Phosphorescent, Francis and the Lights, the Love Language, Gayngs, DJ Hype, DJ Marky, Joachim Garraud, the Henry Clay People, Freelance Whales, Mariachi El Bronx, the Twelves, EE, Bomba Estéreo, Andy C, SBTRKT, the Felice Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Mary Anne Hobbs, Alf Alpha

Sunday, April 17th
Kanye West, the Strokes, Duran Duran, the National, PJ Harvey, Death From Above 1979, Wiz Khalifa, Ratatat, Nas & Damian Marley, Jimmy Eat World, Axwell, Sven Väth, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Neon Trees, the Presets, Leftfield, Best Coast, Lightning Bolt, She Wants Revenge, Jack’s Mannequin, Green Velvet, Fistful of Mercy, HEALTH, Jack Beats, CSS, MEN, City and Colour, Foster the People, Angus and Julia Stone, Yelle, Delorean, Trentemøller, Phantogram, Twin Shadow, OFF!, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Caspa, Riva Starr, Joy Orbison, Menomena, fun., Good Old War, Ellie Goulding, Rye Rye, Eliza Doolittle, Los Bunkers, High Contrast, DJ Zinc, New Pants, Thunderball, Gord Downie, Tokimonsta

For details on tickets, visit coachella.com.

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What would you say if I told you that Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes teamed up with Jim James of My Morning Jacket and M. Ward of She & Him? You’d probably think, “That sounds delightful!” Well, it is. A project that grew out of an acoustic tour a couple years ago finally has an full release. Their self-titled album came out in September, and today I bring you the first single, “Say Please.”

Reaction to the song was very positive. Terrie called in and said, “Conor Oberst rocks my world.” And where I come from, that’s a good thing. Dawna also called in and she said, “I really liked that!” One text message said, “funky and fresh. Two thumbs up.” Another said, “i really liked the song. very cool.” There were some naysayers, though. Jenny in Logan didn’t like Monsters Of Folk saying simply, “i didnt really like the new song”. And one person, who clearly doesn’t like folk-rock, said, “I hated it from the very first note. A bunch of whiny garbage.”

If you missed today’s Spotlight, you can hear “Say Please” on the band’s official website. You can also catch up with Monsters Of Folk on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think of the song?

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