Key N Krates, Monday 4/15 at Brick and Mortar
The trip hop trio has high energy beats that drop like a hot pan. They take classic songs and throw them for a loop (literally, there’s lots of looping involved) and their new original material is akin to Bauuer (but better), so feel free to do a little Harlem Shaking.
Sister Crayon, Friday 4/19 at Different Fur Studios
A self-proclaimed recluse, the Bay Area transplant likes to play with synths, layering them underneath her crystal clear vocals and moody lyrics. She has happy songs too, and with a new release due out in late 2013, she’ll probably be testing the waters with some new material. But this a good concert at which to wallow in your lack-of-Coachella sorrows.
Deap Vally, Friday 4/19, at The Independent
The female rocker duo has a style much like the Black Keys except with wailing vocals that sound more like Janis Joplin. Prepare to bang your head.
Beach Day, Saturday 4/20, at Rickshaw
Time to listen to music that sounds like the weather. The trio hails from southern California and their sound is soaked in salty waves and warm beaches with female vocals that make you recall a simpler, doo-wop style.
Telekinesis, Wednesday 4/24, Bottom of the Hill
The newest darling in indie rock is one of the many acts at Coachella. Luckily tickets for this show are significantly cheaper, crowd will be smaller, and you’ll be able to enjoy the one-man band’s loop pedaling and surferesque guitar lines.