10 Coachella Acts You Should Not Sleep On This Year

February 1, 2019

ALT 949 - San Diego's Alternative

Now we all know that everyone is freaking out about Childish Gambino and The 1975 and Tame Impala, but one of my favorite things to do at Coachella is discover new bands. After all, with SO many sets, you're bound to find someone to fall in love with, right there in the desert.

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Behold...my ~*Top 10 must-see Coachella sets you should not sleep on in 2019*~

 

10. Alice Merton

If you missed her at our Soundspace Session last spring, and didn't catch her at Not So Silent Night...you do *not* want to miss out on her again! She's a total firecracker and (can confirm) she puts on one hell of a show.

If you like: Bishop Briggs, Barns Courtney 

 

9. Beach Fossils

Chill out with some vibey west coast indie. Even though these guys are from Brooklyn, New York, they make music that screams Southern California and are the perfect soundtrack for your desert weekend. Especially if you need to just like CHILL TF OUT for a second, which you will.

If you like: Deerhunter, Best Coast

 

8. Soccer Mommy

These guys made a BUNCH of "Best Albums of 2018" lists and totally sparked my interest...and they did not disappoint. See what all the hype is about!

If you like: Phoebe Bridgers, Pale Waves

 

7. The Frights 

Nothin' like a little bit of angst to offset the desert sunshine, right? 

If you like: FIDLAR, Wavves

 

6. Jaden Smith

Okay, listen. I know he's not really *underground* but I also don't know that many of ya'll know him as much more than Will Smith's kid. Which you should. He's the future of...whatever this genre of music is, I'm not sure. Either way, a trendsetter for sure.

If you like: Kid Cudi, Amine

 

5. The Interrupters

These guys have a nostalgic Warped Tour feel that just warms my soul...and also their music has damn near the same effect as drinking 5 energy drinks, but listening won't turn your pee green.

If you like: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

 

4. SOFI TUKKER

Warning: Your legs will hurt. Sorry, not sorry. So much bounce, so little time.

If you like: MO, The Knocks

 

3. Lizzo

Honest 2g, probably the most fun set you'll see all weekend. I saw her at Life Is Beautiful in Vegas last year and there was flute playing, boy bashing and twerking. What more can you ask for?

If you like: Princess Nokia, Awkwafina 

 

2. Turnstile

OPEN UP THE PIT!!! Forget the pop, it's just punk, kids. These guys are a long time fav of mine and you might get hit in the face in the pit, but you'll still be wearing a big smile.

If you like: Rotting Out, Stick To Your Guns,

 

1. Let's Eat Grandma 

Okay...is the name hilarious? Yes. But are they actually SUPER fun and catchy? Yes. 

If you like: CHVRCHES, Metric

 

 

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