No Money (Or Will) To Go To Coachella? Try Localchella Instead

Okay, so maybe the Coachella lineup isn't all that great this year—my opinion, it doesn't have to be yours—but that doesn't mean Goldenvoice will balk at a chance to take the money of us fine folks who aren't thrilled by Guns N' Roses. Rest assured, though, because for those of us who don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, Coachella means a better than usual selection of live music in our local venues.

This year is no different, and Goldenvoice announced the lineup for "Localchella" on Monday. While it is at once a testament to how much power the promoter wields over bands and fans alike, we may as well just get over it and enjoy the music:

Localchella has some innovative contemporary electronic dandies lined up for SoCal venues, like Bob Moses (who I'm listening to as I blog this morning), Nosaj Thing and Grimes.

Of course, if your taste is a little bit more retro, you might do well by paying a visit to The Arcs' show at the Fonda or seeing the glammy Ex Hex at the Echo.

Take a risk. You've been meaning to go to a live-show for a while, right? Now's your chance.

Here's what's coming up:

April 14

Silversun Pickups with Foals at Fox Theatre in Pomona
Courtney Barnett at The Glass House
CHVRCHES at the Observatory in Santa Ana
Bob Moses at the El Rey Theatre

April 18
Savages at El Rey Theater
Rhys at the Fonda Theatre
The Kills at the Mayan
Skepta at The Roxy

April 19
Rancid at the Roxy
The 1975 at the Shrine Expo Hall
James Bay at the Theatre at The Ace Hotel
The Arcs at the Fonda Theatre
M83 at the Fox Theatre in Pomona
Alunageorge at The El Rey Theatre
Museum of Love at The Echo
Beach House at Pappy & Harriet's

April 20
Miike Snow at The Fonda in Hollywood
The Last Shadow Puppets at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
The Damned at The Glass House
Death Grips at the Fox Theatre in Pomona
Christine & The Queens at The El Rey Theatre
Heals at The Echo
Beach House at Warner Grand San Pedro
Deer Hunter with Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Pappy & Harriet's
The Heavy at The Roxy
The Front Bottoms at The Regent

April 21
Of Monsters and Men at the Fox Theatre in Pomona
Matt & Kim at the Glass House
Rancid at the Observatory
The Arcs at the Glass House
Lapsley at El Rey Theatre
St Germain at The Fonda
Ex Hex at The Echo
Snakehips at Club Nokia
Grimes at Shrine Expo Hall
The Damned at The Roxy
Nose Thing at The Regent

April 22

The Arcs at The Glass House
Badbadnotgood at The Roxy

April 23

Snakehips with Lido at The Glass House
Parov Stelar at Club Nokia