7 Day Stretch | Coachella Party List

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Posted April 11, 2013 in The 7 Day Stretch
So you’re one of the lucky few who snagged Coachella tickets. Good for you. We didn’t get any. While you’re out in the middle of nowhere trying your best not to pass out from waiting in line for what you think will be the next big holographic Tupac at this year’s festival, we’re going to sit back, enjoy a few likeminded musical artists and have drinks (with less inflated alcohol prices). Here’s a list of a few good shows to check out in the area for non-Coachella-ers.

DESERT GOLD

It’s the Ace Hotel’s annual celebration with live music and other events happening daily between both weekends. You’ll find everything from DJs and bands, karaoke,

Fri, April 12-Sun, April 21. The Ace Hotel, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs; www2.acehotel.com/desertgold/schedule/

THE DO OVER

Missed out on some awesome opportunities? Now’s your second chance; get your fill of barbeque and booze before the first weekend is over.

Sun, April 14 & Sun, April 21. Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs; www.thedoover.net/coachella/.

FILTER YACHT CLUB

11 years of live music, good food and exclusive performances. What’s not to love?

Thurs, April 11& Thurs, April 18. 9pm-1am. Thurs, April 18. 9pm-1am. RSVP. Super secret location TBA; filtermagazine.tumblr.com.

FRANZ FERDINAND

It’s not a Coachella themed party by definition but it has the caliber of one. Pappy’s always delivers.

Thurs, April 18. Pappy and Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com/events.

LACOSTE LIVE

Last year, a famous ring holder appeared. You know, bearer of the “one-ring”? THE Frodo Baggins? Yes Elijah Wood in all of his sexy hobbit glory stopped by as a DJ, among any other guests. Am I the only nerd here?

Sat, April 13-Sun, April 14. Invite Only. Thermal; www.lacostelivedesertpoolparty.com.

NEON CARNIVAL AFTER PARTY 2013

Sorry, it’s invite only but you can watch all of the celebrities enjoy this party, alongside with its bright lights and carnival rides, from afar.

Sat, April 13. Invite only. Tradition Aviation, 56850 Higgins Dr., Thermal; www.facebook.com/neoncarnival.

THE SAGUARO DESERT WEEKENDER

This colorful hotel, inspired by the colors of blooming flowers of the desert, will have a decent list of bands which includes three days of live music and DJs.

Fri, April 12-Sun, April 15. RSVP Online. Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.323.1711; hellostrangercreative.com/weekender.

TACHEVAH: A PALM SPRINGS BLOCK PARTY

Hump day has a special surprise for music goers! Out of 80 bands, three made the cute to perform this night so sit back and enjoy the tunes of The Pedestrians, The Tribesmen, and You, Me & Us as they open for Passion Pit.

Wed, April 17. RSVP Online. Spa Resort Casino, 401 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs, (888) 999-1995; www.sparesortcasino.com.

VESTAL VILLAGE 

Every year this event is hush-hush. It’s invite only, filled with celebrities and located at some secret location that won’t be announced until the day of.

Fri, April 12-Sun, April 14. Invite only. Location TBA.


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