For those of you fortunate enough to be heading to the desert this weekend, I wish you well and take plenty of sunscreen. While many cannot attend the year's festival either by choice or due to financial or other considerations, this is a friendly reminder that there are many great shows right here in San Diego this weekend. I wanted to mention shows featuring artists scheduled to perform at Coachella that will be warming up (poor choice of words) here before making the trek to the desert. Remember the difference in seeing a band perform in a setting with less than 1,ooo (and sometimes a few hundred) vs the thousands that will be in attendance in the desert. Both are great experiences, I guess aging has made me a fan of the smaller shows.
In no particular order, here are the shows coming up in the next few days. Also, some bands appearing at Coachella will be performing in San Diego in the near future, so that is for another blog. 1) Brandon Flowers @ House of Blues on Thursday April 14. (The Nervous Wreckords open) 2) The Kills, Foals @ House of Blues on Friday April 15. ( The Naked and The Famous open) 3) Here We Go Magic @ The Loft April 15. (Cuckoo Chaos opens) 4 ) Ellie Goulding @ The Casbah April 16. (The Knocks open) Note: some of these shows are sold out, so be advised. Watch a video of Old World United by Here We Go Magic below.