Many talk about how Coachella's lineup announcement will give us a better view of who might be attending Sasquatch, but the discussion always leads to a band being more likely to play Sasquatch, instead of the basis behind this hypothesis, that the band would be less likely to be at Sasquatch.
I know occasionally they share a headliner, and there will be two or three mid tier acts on each lineup, and four or five lower tier acts on each, but Sasquatch is competing for fans with Coachella. They are both major West Coast festivals occurring within a month of each other, and they both cost a lot of money to attend, and using Keno as a supplemental income to attend each has proven to be a poor investment for (ahem) some of us. The two lineups always have a different feel. Sasquatch recently has differentiated itself from Coachella, to give would be Coachella attendees a different option.
With that said, here is my hypothesis' hypothetical recruiting phone call:
"1. Are you alive?
2. Are you able to create music?
3. Are you planning on still being alive and creating music around Memorial Day?"
If the answer to all three is yes, the call continues with this very important question:
"4. Are you playing Coachella?"
At this point, answering yes is greeted with an immediate "maybe next year," unless you answer yes to the fifth question as well.
"5. Are you Pavement?"
If I didn't bore you already with the first paragraph, these are the acts the hypothesis states are more likely because of their omission from the Coachella lineup:
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Band of Horses
Bat For Lashes
Broken Social Scene
Built to Spill