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This weekend's lesser-known, must-see Coachella acts

Headed out to the second weekend of Coachella Friday? Or are you desperately trying to find internet and radio live-streams of Coachella this weekend? Either way, I’m sure you’re excited for Drake and AC/DC, and of course, STEELY DAN!! But with over a hundred acts, there’s an insane amount of great music to check out that you may not know about. Here are some of the lesser-known acts at Coachella that are still worth giving a listen.

* Alabama Shakes – Okay, they aren’t really lesser-known. They played SNL a couple of weeks ago, and absolutely killed it, but I still talk to too many people that have no idea who they are, and that makes me sad. I firmly believe that they’re one of the best bands out there right now. If you like good, old-school rock ‘n’ roll, they should definitely be on hard iTunes repeat.

See them: Friday, Outdoor Theatre at 6:55

Check out: Gimme All Your Love

* Alt-J – Miley Cyrus said Alt-J is one of her favorite bands out right now. They even sampled Miley’s song “4×4” for a song on their second album last year. While Alt-J is insanely talented, they aren’t the most fun to watch on stage—but their music is so intricate and difficult to play that hearing it live makes their lack of stage presence worth it.

See them: Saturday, Coachella Stage at 7:30

Check out: Every Other Freckle

* Chet Faker – Chet’s website describes him as an electronic musician, which is true, but unlike other EDM artists, he has a lot of soul to his voice. His single “Gold” is like the Gorillaz meets old-school Robin Thicke, but in a good way. A great way, actually. Expect him to kill it this weekend and be one of the ones to come away from Coachella with a much bigger following than before.

See him: Saturday, Outdoor Theatre at 5:10

Check out: Gold

* Fitz & the Tantrums – Fitz and the Tantrums are no strangers to the Coachella stage. Three years ago, they did a rendition of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” that was easily one of the best covers of the weekend. Not only is Fitz & the Tantrums crazy talented and innovative, but they’re one of the most fun shows you’ll see. Get ready to dance for sure!

See them: Sunday, Outdoor Theatre at 9:25

Check out: Fools Gold

* Panda Bear – A couple months ago, my brother played me a song that was honestly one of the weirdest, craziest, most mashed-up nonsense singles I’ve ever heard … but I kind of loved it? The song was “Mr. Noah” by Panda Bear, and the only way to describe it, and Panda Bear, is to imagine that you’re watching a Doors EDM cover band in slow motion. It’s chill and kind of scary at the same time, but an incredible experience.

See him: Sunday, Mojave at 2:50

Check out: Mr. Noah

* The Orwells – I saw The Orwells open up for Arctic Monkeys last year, and I knew instantly that they were going to be huge. They’ve taken teenage punk angst to a whole new level. Their stage presence, especially that of lead singer Mario Cuomo, is definitely unforgettable. They even kind of scared David Letterman a little bit.

But don’t let their carefree demeanor fool you. They’re an incredibly talented rock band, especially at such young ages. And a great live band at that.

See them: Sunday, Coachella Stage at 2:15

Check out: Let It Burn

* Vance Joy – If you haven’t heard of Vance Joy yet, you definitely will after this summer. He is the next Ed Sheeran, and I say that because, like Ed Sheeran did previously, Vance Joy is opening up for Taylor Swift this summer. Which basically means he is about to become a household name. The thing is, Vance Joy isn’t exactly a big pop star, and doesn’t sound like Taylor or Ed. He’s much more laid-back and sounds very beachy, which makes sense since he’s from Australia. Also, it doesn’t hurt that he’s insanely good-looking, and makes you wish you could be in the room with him while he serenades you sweetly on the acoustic guitar.

See him: Sunday, Mojave at 5:25

Check out: First Time

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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