Your Last-Minute Guide to Vegaschella

Can’t make it to California? Worry not, music fan. A flurry of Coachella bands are headed to your backyard.


Foster the People plays the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool on April 18.

April 9

Perhaps you were so swept up with hometown pride at Life Is Beautiful that you opted to watch the Killers over Empire of the Sun. (Guilty). Well tonight, your second chance comes as the Aussie duo plays the Chelsea. We’re sure their sweeping, electronic sound will have the GA floor bouncing in no time. Face paint and headdresses are encouraged. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., $35,

Also from Australia, young guns Jagwar Ma takes over Beauty Bar. Their tunes offer swift transport to surf-n-sun sensibilities, all the while backed by strong support from locals American Cream. ($10, 9 p.m.,

April 10

Thank you, Bonobo, for bringing a live band to your performance at Brooklyn Bowl. The British producer/musician (nee Simon Green) could have opted for a solo DJ set if he pleased. While his jazzy bass lines and ethereal whispers are great in our headphones, we can’t wait to hear what it sounds like live. (6 p.m., $20 advance, $25 at door,

April 11


Disclosure headlines Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas April 11.

Indie rock quintet Young the Giant has a solid catalog to pull from when they play the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool, from the poppy “Cough Syrup” to their roaring riffs on “It’s About Time.” Sweetening the deal, they’re back by emerging synth sensation St. Lucia. If you’re not familiar, imagine if Peter Gabriel and Passion Pit had a child, then check our Q&A with the band here. (8 p.m., $25.)

Indoors at Cosmo, Lana Del Rey sings somber at the Chelsea. Given that much of her mainstream success has come from dance remixes (and we can’t forget that polarizing SNL performance in 2012), this one makes the list for its curiosity factor. Will we be wowed by her voice? Distracted by stage props? There’s only one way to find out! (7 p.m., $35.)

British brothers Disclosure headline Brooklyn Bowl. While it’s likely to be a de facto DJ set, we can keep our fingers crossed for guest appearances, right? Much of what made their 2013 debut, Settle, so compelling was vocal flourishes from the likes of AlunaGeorge and Sam Smith. But even if it’s just the two bros in a booth, you really can’t go wrong with a giant dance party on those hardwood floors. (7 p.m., $50.)

April 13

Once upon a time, five friends went to see British indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club in San Francisco and the show was so spectacular, one of said friends may or may not have wet their pants from excitement. Maybe. Probably not. Anyway, their Vinyl stop is not to be missed. Their songs range from minimalist lullabies to bouncy hip-hop inspired melodies, all touched by the perfectly nasal vocals of singer Jack Steadman. Be sure to bring an extra pair of trousers. (At Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m., $20,

April 14

If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, we suggest you see Naked and Famous, 1975 and White Lies at Brooklyn Bowl. The lineup is so solid, it’s almost a festival unto itself. Good luck getting any of their catchy singles out of your head when it’s done. Not that you’d want to. (5:30 p.m., $25 advance, $40 at door.)

April 15


Tickets for 17-year-old Lorde’s April 16 show were gone in a flash. Thankfully, us snoozers can still snag tickets to the New Zealand-born star’s show tonight. Since her radio hits “Royals” and “Team” have been impossible to escape, you may as well sing along. Besides, when else can you rock purple lipstick? (the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool, 8 p.m. $40.)

April 17

Making their first return since Life Is Beautiful, sister act Haim rocks the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool with support from New York-based duo MS MR. Look out for waves in the following forms: in the pool, breezing through the trees and rippling through the band member’s hair as they whip it about onstage. (8 p.m., $20.)

Downtown, New York’s Bear Hands brings their experimental indie sound to Backstage Bar & Billiards. It won’t be long before more people catch wind of their brilliance. See ’em now while you can still get up close and personal. (601 Fremont St., 8 p.m.,

Brooklyn Bowl hosts emerging artist Chance the Rapper one day after his 21-st birthday. (Coincidence?) Celebrate with his slick rhymes and funky beats after an opening set from the always-entertaining Waka Flocka Flame. (6 p.m., $35.)

April 18

Foster the People delivered a strong sophomore record when they released Supermodel in March and now the La-based trio bounces into the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. Note to VH1: You can cross them off your “Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 2010s” list. Be sure to get there early for openers Young & Sick. (8 p.m., $40.)



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