Best Hard Core: Off!
The songs of L.A. hardcore act Off! are quick and brutal, usually clocking in at well under two minutes, starting and stopping before the uninitiated know what hit them. At Week Two of Coachella, circle pit veterans mingled and stomped with new fans never before caught in a mosh, as the band pummeled and protested (in the sneering tone of singer Keith Morris) just as they did at their first Coachella two years ago – in fittingly unglamorous T-shirts and ripped jeans. The band was soaked with sweat within seconds, performing several tracks from last year's Wasted Years, including "Over Our Heads" (the subject of a Jack Black video), throttling the crowd with a prime example of hardcore rage and invention.