Coachella 2013 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

Coachella 2013 is approaching quickly, which means many of the acts performing at the festival this year will be making stops in the Bay Area before or after the festival.


Here’s a list of performances from Coachella artists performing in the Bay Area:

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: The Bill Graham Civic Center, April 9th.

Alt-J: After gaining popularity with help from the soundtrack from Oscar Award-winning film, Silver Linings Playbook, Alt-J visit San Francisco during a nationwide tour before hitting Coachella. The Fillmore, April 10th.

The Postal Service: The much anticipated reunion of Ben Gibbard’s acclaimed side project isn’t exactly coming to the Bay Area, but the band’s shows in Davis and San Luis Obispo could be worth the drive. Mondavi Performing Arts Center, April 10th; Alex Madonna Expo Center, April 12th.

Modest Mouse: Fox Theater, April 10th.

Jessie Ware: This 28-year-old hopelessly romantic singer from the UK has what it takes to be the next Adele. The Independent, April 11th.

Foals: With a new album out, Holy Fire, this ambient math rock band from Oxford, England are selling out shows quickly. In addition to Coachella, the band will perform at Lollapalooza this year. The Fillmore, April 11th

The Airborne Toxic Event: Think the National with a little more classical instrumentation. The Warfield, April 11th.

Portugal. The Man: The Mystic Theater, April 11th. The Independent, April 12th

Knife Party: The Warfield, April 12th.

Yeasayer: The self-proclaimed “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” quartet from Brooklyn stops in the Bay Area for a pre-Coachella performance. Mezzanine, April 12th.

Johnny Marr and the Healers: Starting as guitarist and Morrissey co-conspirator in the Smiths, Johnny Marr was also a member of Modest Mouse and has played alongside Paul McCartney and the Pretenders. The Fillmore, April 13th.

Band of Horses: The Fox Theater, April 13th.

Bat for Lashes: The Regency Ballroom, April 14th.

CANCELLED Lou Reed: Former Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed will take his Coachella honeymoon with two performances in the Bay Area. If they miss him in San Francisco, fans can take a walk on the wild side to Monterey before he heads back to Indio. Warfield Theater, April 14th. Golden State Theater (Monterey), April 16th.

Ben Howard: It was only a matter of time before Ben Howard caught worldwide attention with his potent lyrics, obscure guitar picking and beautiful songwriting. He plays backto-back shows in SF. The Fillmore, April 14th and 15th.

Dropkick Murphys: The Catalyst, April 15th. The Warfield, April 16th.

Dead Can Dance: This world fusion band from Australia blends of unique instrumentation with whimsically eerie female vocals and male vocals reminiscent of David Bowie. They’ve been playing since 1982, and recently reunited in 2005 after a decade-long hiatus. They play two shows in northern California before heading overseas. Davies Symphony Hall, April 15th. The Uptown (Napa), April 17th.

Grizzly Bear: Henry Miller Library, April 15th & 16th.

James Blake: Blake plays a hybrid of electronic and R&B with an organic and soulful voice. He’s generated a loyal following with links to Bon Iver, Feist and Brian Eno. Mezzanine, April 16th.

Beach House: The Fillmore, April 16th. Henry Miller Library (Big Sur), April 17th.

Sigur Rós: The ambient post-rock band, well known for their ethereal sound and use of bowed guitars, will embark on an American tour with Coachella being their last stop. Sandwiched in between their two festival dates are shows in Oakland and San Francisco. The Fox Theater, April 16th. Bill Graham’s Civic Auditorium, April 17th.

Vampire Weekend: The Fox Theater, April 17th.

Metric:The Fox Theater, April 18th.

The Lumineers: This band has come a long way since playing Strictly Hardly Blue Grass, becoming mainstream radio favorites and even winning a Grammy. Catch them in the East Bay with Dr. Dog. The Greek Theater, April 19th.

Infected Mushroom: The Regency Ballroom, April 20th.

Roni Size: The Independent, April 20th.

Aesop Rock: When the Coachella is all said and done, Aesop Rock will have only just begun. The San Francisco resident embarks on a tour full of West Coast dates after the festival, starting in Oakland. The New Parish, April 22nd.

Rodriguez: The focal point of the documentary Searching for Sugar Man (a 2012 Academy Award winner), Rodriquez has been dubbed “bigger than the Beatles” in South Africa and was sought out by his fans to resurrect his career. The Warfield Theater, April 23rd

What acts are you planning to see?

Written by Anthony Presti

Anthony Presti lives and breathes music. He not only writes about some of his favorite musicians around the globe but also plays as a singer/songwriter. With an eclectic taste in music, his favorite live act is The Devil Makes Three while the band he's seen the most are the Deftones. Presti is always a passionate bay area sports fan, avidly following the Giants, Warriors and 49ers.


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