The accordion isn't just for polka bands anymore. A number of acts used the instrument to its fullest potential onstage. Every act that used it had a fun, happening set, including Julieta Venegas and Gogol Bordello on Friday. Both used the accordion to move people to dance. The Decemberists had some accordion action during their Saturday set and hosted a dance contest.Of course, that picture of the Decemberists' Jenny Conlee with an accordion doesn't exactly scream "fun." I guess Those Darn Accordions' invitation to play the festival got lost in the mail ...
Monday, April 30, 2007
Squeezeboxes Rock Coachella
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is pretty hip these days, and The Press-Enterprise labels the accordion the "best offbeat instrument" at this year's indie event: