Coachella 2013: Blur, Stone Roses headline for the in-the-know

April 20, 2013 8:10 PM

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Coachella 2013: Blur, Stone Roses headline for the in-the-know

As late Friday night was turning Saturday morning at the Coachella festival, on-again-off-again and currently-on Brit-pop band Blur left festivalgoers with arguably the night’s most poignant moment. Hunched over a piano, lead singer Damon Albarn, with his face sometimes so low that his ears seemed in danger of hitting the keys, pounded away at a song’s handful of notes.

With the same keys struck repeatedly, Blur’s “Sing” was less about creating a melody than it was being frozen in time, a slow-moving, heavily atmospheric quest for the meaning of life. “What’s the worth in all of this?” Albarn asked, all while drummer Dave Rowntree tried to ramp up tension.

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