Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
The reunited Siouxsie & the Banshees looked to have been the main draw of the night, judging by the black-clothed goth denizens roaming the grounds in anticipation of the band's twilight performance. Save for the mid-'80s pop hit "Cities in Dust," the group stuck to its lesser-known material, drawing heavily from its early days with "Pure," "Jigsaw Feeling," "Night Shift" and "Voodoo Dolly," and closing with a cover of The Beatles' "Blue Jay Way."
When she wasn't berating the corporations funding the event, Siouxsie, scantily clad for much of the set, thrashed her microphone chord like a whip as she writhed around the stage, her detached vocals laying a spike through Steve Severin's echo-chamber bass.
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