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The best live rock act at Coachella might be a bunch of unrecovered 40-year-old goths. AFI, the NorCal punk quartet, has long been a fixture on KROQ for its guitar-swinging singles and Morrissey-indebted misery. After a decade as mainstream rock stars though, they're kind of coming back to their roots, right when their once-adolescent fan base is running the music business in town. Not even the most cynical hipster can deny they put on a hell of a live set, and their new single, "17 Crimes," puts this whole recent, super-self-conscious "emo revival wave" thing to shame.
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