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    So I've went to Coachella the past few years but will skip this year due to the weak lineup (spare me your opinions). If you were a rock-loving person who wanted to go to a festival similar to Coachella what would you be considering at this point in time? I do enjoy checking out artists of all different styles but I need a few big name rock bands to look forward to.

    I know I could just google this but I figured the friendly Coachella forum would be the perfect place to ask this lol

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    You're too late for this one, bro.

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    If you're looking for a hippie vibe and daily disc golf tournament...

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    How "big" are the "big" rock bands you want? If you are looking for smaller boutique festivals and haven't heard of Austin Psych Fest (which has had great lineups but some issues and is regrouping and coming back in 2018 I believe)or Desert Daze, Psycho Vegas, Pickathon in Oregon, the above mentioned Shaky Knees....those are all smaller festivals that are populated (mostly) with guitar driven music of various varieties.

    There's a whole sub-forum for Other Music Festivals where you can find info on all of the above. Oh, and Starry Nights in Santa Barbara this March, which is brand new:
    1/17: Marching Church @ Rickshaw Stop
    1/23: No Age @ Starline Social Club
    1/26: The She's, Terry Malts @ The Independent
    1/27: Heron Oblivion @ The Chapel
    1/27: Christopher Rau, Jordan @ f8
    1/29: Silver Shadows, CCR Headcleaner @ Hemlock Tavern
    02/02: Lily's @ The Chapel

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    Desert Daze

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    What's your idea of a good rock show?
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    1/17: Marching Church @ Rickshaw Stop
    1/23: No Age @ Starline Social Club
    1/26: The She's, Terry Malts @ The Independent
    1/27: Heron Oblivion @ The Chapel
    1/27: Christopher Rau, Jordan @ f8
    1/29: Silver Shadows, CCR Headcleaner @ Hemlock Tavern
    02/02: Lily's @ The Chapel

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    Everyone, I appreciate the responses! I have some things to look into now

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    But I want to see rock and roll on the Polo Fields!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    How "big" are the "big" rock bands you want? If you are looking for smaller boutique festivals and haven't heard of Austin Psych Fest (which has had great lineups but some issues and is regrouping and coming back in 2018 I believe)or Desert Daze, Psycho Vegas, Pickathon in Oregon, the above mentioned Shaky Knees....those are all smaller festivals that are populated (mostly) with guitar driven music of various varieties.
    I'd advise against Pickathon. I attended last year, and their crowd control was a mess. They scheduled some of the acts with the biggest buzz on the smallest indoor stage and limited capacity, and so I didn't get to see any of my top picks for the weekend.

    They haven't announced the lineup for Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh NC in September yet, but I'm a big fan of that fest. I've also enjoyed Portland's MusicFestNW is previous years, but I'm not sure about their new format.

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    Damn, that sucks about Pickathon.


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    Nice discussion about rock festival.Thanks for lots of information about rock festival.

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