Sure, you could spend hundreds of dollars to fly or drive down to southern California, wade through a sea of people, camp on the unforgiving earth, and end up paying $8 for a bottle of water just to brag to your friends for months afterwards that you were at Coachella, man! 

But wouldn't it make more sense to spend your money closer to home? To support the bands that you know and love and get a chance to see them up close and personal, rather than risking sun stroke as you try to see over the heads of thousands of other acolytes? Wouldn't you rather rest comfortably in the notion that when the show is over, you have the comfort of your own bed to look forward to? 

If you feel like we feel about huge festivals like the upcoming double weekend Coachella clusterfuck, you'll be happy to know that a huge chunk of the acts that are playing this year's event are also playing here in town or in a town much closer to Portland than Indio, California is. As a public service, we're providing you with a list of all those acts, broken down into handy categories for easy reading. We hope that it will help assuage your justifiable concern that you'll be missing the onstage reunion of Snoop and Dre, the return of At The Drive-In, and some of the only West Coast shows by Britpop titans Pulp (all acts that are NOT playing the NW any time soon). 


The Black Keys - May 7th @ Rose Garden Arena (along with fellow Coachella band Arctic Monkeys)

Radiohead - April 9th @ Key Arena, Seattle (along with fellow Coachella band Other Lives)

Andrew Bird - April 11th @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (along with fellow Coachella act Laura Marling)

Kasabian - April 11th @ Roseland Theater (along with fellow Coachella act Miike Snow)

Kaiser Chiefs - March 22nd @ Crystal Ballroom

SBTRKT - April 18th @ Wonder Ballroom

Explosions In The Sky - April 11th @ McDonald Theater, Eugene

M83 - April 25th @ Roseland Theater



The Shins - May 25th @ Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend (along with fellow Coachella band The Head & The Heart)

Wild Flag - May 4th @ Crystal Ballroom


Jeff Mangum - April 18th @ Crystal Ballroom

fIREHOSE - April 6th @ Doug Fir Lounge

James - April 9th @ Roseland Theater


Datsik - March 11th @ McDonald Theater, Eugene

Justice - April 24th @ Roseland Theater 

Housse de Racket - April 7th, Wonder Ballroom

Morgan Page - Feb. 25th @ Showbox at the Market; April 7th @ Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver BC

araabmusik - April 29th @ Knitting Factory, Spokane

Feed Me - March 15th @ Roseland Theater

Neon Indian - April 26th @ Doug Fir Lounge

Zeds Dead - April 26th @ McDonald Theater, Eugene



Gotye - April 11th @ Crystal Ballroom

Grouplove - April 5th & 6th @ Roseland Theater 

Band of Skulls & We Are Augustines - April 11th @ Doug Fir Lounge


Suedehead - March 11th @ Roseland Theater

The Growlers - March 1st @ Mississippi Studios

First Aid Kit - April 12th @ Doug Fir Lounge

Oberhofer - April 9th @ Mississippi Studios

Gardens and Villa & Fanfarlo - April 7th @ Doug Fir Lounge

Sleeper Agent - April 27th @ Wonder Ballroom


Seun Kuti - March 17th @ Mt. Tabor