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Here are a few live music options for the old and jaded, desert-averse people.

Fri 4/28 - Wilderness / Year Future / Parts & Labor @ the Echo ($8) – Willing to fight the Gnarls Barkley crowd at the Roxy? Didn't think so. Baltimore’s Wilderness are beloved in the indie community. They’re post-punk inspired, but not in an insipid way (think Fugazi and PiL not She Wants Revenge and the Bravery). Year Future are a local in-your-face punk band (think Mae Shi or 400 Blows) with a new album out 5/2 on GSL. Parts & Labor are a noise rock band from Brooklyn. Download Wilderness’ “Emergency” and Parts & Labor’s “A Great Divide

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Sat 4/30 - The Red Krayola / Future Pigeon @ the Getty Center 6:00PM (Free) – The Red Krayola is one of those bands that music snobs love and most people don’t get. Critics say the new album is the most listenable thing Mayo Thompson has ever released. Future Pigeon is a local stoner dub band that we've written about before. The Red Krayola is also appearing Sunday at Spaceland for $8.

Sun 5/1 - Juan MacLean (DJ) @ the Echo (Free) – The Juan MacLean is playing Coachella and Coachella contractually limits area appearances before and after the show. Apparently this is just Juan MacLean doing a DJ set. He’s on the DFA label and that’s solid indie street cred.

Photo: Year Future giving you the stare down