Coachella Q&A: Joywave


After hosting a Q&A with Sean Donnelly of Joywave, I'm pretty sure I went from cool and collected music blogger to screaming 14 year old mega fan at a T-swift concert. When did I even make these "Marry Me" signs? I swear I don't even own markers, let alone puffy paint and glitter. Everything is happening so fast, and seemingly without warning. It's like a friend walking into the room with a brand new perm. Did I just walk into an electric gate myself? This is the kind of effect these guys have. Not only does their music sooth our ear palettes, but to interact directly with them and to be exposed to their personalities is to love them, and only them, and love but them forever.

Before I jump into a cold shower, check out our Q&A leading up to Joywave's performance at this year's Coachella Music Festival. We covered everything from their dad's reactions to the news, what fellow-performers they're most looking forward to seeing, to what's in their travel survival bag. Check it out:

1. When the Coachella lineup was announced, what's the best reaction you received from a fan, friend, or family member?

"Good for you. Do the dishes." - Dad, 2016 "Cool...what's that?" - Joseph's dad, 2016

2. Are you a Coachella newbie? If so, what are you most excited or most nervous about? If you're a veteran, what's the one story that encapsulates your past Coachella experience? You know, the tale that all your friends make you tell over and over again.

I'm nervous about the bathroom locations and their cleanliness. As everyone knows, there are a lot of irritable bowels in Joywave.

3. What's in your Coachella survival bag and does that bag include any extra special add-ons for your set that we can look forward to?

  • In-ear monitors
  • Iphone brick
  • Anker charger
  • iPad charger
  • Passport
  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Two lightning connectors
  • Blue Mikey
  • iPad
  • Backup HD
  • UAD Satellite
  • Speaker cables for monitors
  • Macbook
  • Mouse w/ Batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • Macbook charger
  • Whitman
  • Headphones
  • Push controller x with USB and power
  • OP-1
  • Traktor S2
  • Sunglasses
  • Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Washcloth
  • Bed cushion
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hats
  • Snow hats
  • Belts
  • Gloves
  • Jacket/Coat
  • Wrist adornments
  • T-shirts life
  • T-shirts stage
  • Stage tops
  • Stage bottoms
  • Boots
  • Pair of shoes
  • Sweats
  • Shorts
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair product
  • Comb
  • Spray
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Razor
  • Vitamins
  • Shaving cream
  • Ibuprofen
  • Excedrin
  • Sudafed
  • Allergy med
  • Vitamin c
  • Vitamin b12
  • Vitamin d
  • Fish oil

4. What fellow Coachella artist are you most likely to watch front & center both weekends?

I am looking forward to seeing my favorite bands, Jack Ü and Zedd.

5. Post-Coachella, anything exciting on the horizon we should know about and share with the universe? Do you promise to tell KKS next time you play in LA? Pinky promise?

Let me ask our manager, Mr. Manager.

MR. MANAGER: We have just announced Joywave's next LA headline show at The El Rey Theatre on June 2nd. In fact, after Coachella, we've got 2 full months of touring lined up and announced, supporting Silversun Pickups / Foals in May, a mix of headline shows + radio festivals in Late May/June. Have a look!

Joywave - 060216 LOS ANGELES Flyer
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