The 2013 Coachella lineup has been announced and the Tumblrs expressing confusion as to its contents have already launched. But before you go scrambling for those pricey tickets, remember this: Lots of these artists end up playing in the Bay Area right around the same time, especially now that Coachella has solidified the whole two consecutive weekend concept.
While many artists have yet to announce their spring touring schedules (and some have big gaps right after Coachella), others have already officially slotted their time in the Bay Area. Ready to mark those calendars? Here are shows where you can get a taste of the Coachella experience without the heatstroke and faux hippies -- and you can bet that more announcements will be coming soon.
See Also:Playing Coachella on April 12 and 19: Alt-J: April 10 at The Fillmore Beach House: April 16 at The Fillmore Dillon Francis: April 11 at Mezzanine DJ Harvey: February 23 at Public Works Infected Mushroom: April 20 at Regency Ballroom Modestep: April 13 at the Warfield Local Natives: January 30 at Fox Theater and April 23 at the Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz Passion Pit: March 7 at Bill Graham Civic Polica: April 13 at Mezzanine Purity Ring: April 15 and 16 at the Independent TNGHT: April 20 at Mezzanine Tommy Trash: March 5 at San Jose Event Center Playing Coachella on April 13 and 20: Bat For Lashes: April 14 at Regency Ballroom Baauer: February 7 at 103 Harriet Ben Howard: April 14-15 at The Fillmore Major Lazer: March 28 at The Independent Reignwolf: February 8 at Cafe Du Nord Savages: April 18 at the Independent Sigur Ros: April 17 at Bill Graham Civic Spiritualized: April 11 at Coconut Grove Ballroom (Santa Cruz) The XX: June 1 at Greek Theatre Yeasayer: April 12 at Mezzanine Vintage Trouble: January 29 at Cafe Du Nord Playing Coachella on April 14 and 21: Airborne Toxic Event: April 11 at The Warfield Alex Clare: April 23 at Regency Ballroom Robert DeLong: February 21 at Rickshaw Stop DIIV: March 2 at Noise Pop Excision: February 8 at San Jose Civic Father John Misty: June 21 at The Fillmore James Blake: April 16 at Mezzanine Little Green Cars: April 11 at The Chapel MiMosa: April 13 at the Warfield Mord Fustang: February 14-15 at the Regency Ballroom OMD: April 12 at the Regency Ballroom Paul Oakenfold: February 1 at Ruby Skye Rodriguez: April 23 at The Warfield Tanlines: April 17 at the Fox Theater Vampire Weekend: April 17 at the Fox Theater White Arrows: January 30 at The Depot Wild Belle: April 12 at Mezzanine Of course, there's another alternative to enjoying Coachella without leaving the limits of the Bay Area. Stream the festival via its YouTube channel on your couch and call it Couchella.