Nick Cave (with the Bad Seeds and Grinderman)
Nick Cave is an active man, for decades now making music, movies and writing books, so it's fitting that the vampiric Australian would fill his Coachella desert dancecard not only with the Bad Seeds but also with the otherwise disbanded Grinderman. Cave and the Bad Seeds have been on the road burning up stages with a set list that includes bleak new tunes from the just-released Push the Sky Away album. But despite a 2011 breakup, Cave has reunited the hard-rocking, noisier Grinderman quartet (which shares members with the Bad Seeds) for two weekends just to play Coachella. Named after a Memphis Slim tune, Grinderman delivers hallucinatory gloom and outrage of a wilder, less contained flavor than the Bad Seeds. See them both. At least one of these acts may never pass this way again.