127 Bands, 5 Stages, 3 Days and 1 Mean Sunburn.
"Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - April 17-19th, 2009 or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Find 30 Reasons To Love a Weekend in the Desert."
- By Scott Butterworth
Day #20 - Artist #20 - The Courteeners:
Twenty-two year old singer-songwriter Liam Fray grabbed three of his childhood friends from Manchester, England to form The Courteeners in 2006. Their debut album, St. Jude, was released in April 2008.
Listen to the Courteens, if you like -- you get a little bit of each of these: The Walkmen, The Smiths. The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, Stone Roses, Oasis. Paul McCartney, The Cribs, The Jam. And also listen to The Courteeners...because Morrissey said so!! Apparently now-a-days, New Musical Express (NME), Rolling Stone, Village Voice and pitchfork.com are all out the window -- to be crowned the "new hip band," all you have to do is get David Bowie or Morrissey to sign your permission slip.
The Courteeners' songs would be perfect for the soundtrack to George Lucas' film American Graffiti (1973), if the setting was late 2000s Manchester and not 1960s small town middle America.
"Not Nineteen Anymore" from the debut album St. Jude (2008):
"That Kiss" from the debut album St. Jude (2008):
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