Coachella Extras

Have fun without tickets to the big show.



See groups like the Gand Band at the Purple Room.

David A. Lee

Coachella Music and Arts Festival sold out in record speed. However, not all is lost if you couldn’t score tickets to either weekend’s shows. Check out our list of activities happening in the desert, April 12-21.

Desert Daze takes place at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, with overnight camping allowed. Catch Tinariwen and War Paint in concert. Also, stay for Chelsea Wolf, the Entrance Band, and Dahga Bloom, April 20. www.desertdaze.org

Parker Palm Springs. In 2012, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke hit the wheels of steel for his very own DJ night at this Palm Springs nightspot. Hang out here after hours (midnight-until?) to see who DJs next. www.theparkerpalmsprings.com

The Hood Bar in Palm Desert hosts its Coachella kick-off party April 11. Catch Waxy, Mondo Generator, Whiskey and Knives, and Kaleidoscope. Join Alfredo Hernández, drummer for Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Brant Bjork, and Yawning Man for a taste of quintessential desert rock. www.thehoodbar.com

Don’t forget these other venues:

Bar
340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-537-7337
www.barwastaken.com

Date Shed
50725 Monroe Street, Indio.
760-775-6699
www.dateshedmusic.com

Dillon’s Roadhouse
64647 Dillon Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-251-1991
www.dillonroadhouseshows.com

Woody’s
317 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-230-0188
www.woodysburgersps.com

Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-325-9900
www.acehotel.com

The Purple Room

Club Trinidad’s hip alcove

Kick up your heels with the Gand Band or show Palm Springs your inner rock star at Jo Karaoke. Enjoy the best the desert has to offer at The Purple Room. This violet hideaway has been a hit with funseekers since it opened in 1960. Retro fans, hipsters, and locals enjoy it for its roster of activities. You’ll love the feeling of camaraderie you get each time you enter its doors.
The Purple Room at Club Trinidad
1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-327-1161 ext. 230;
www.purpleroomps.com

                                    — Ebony March

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