Coachella’s two-weekend expansion has enabled many of its participants—including those unlikely to visit here—to play Las Vegas in mid-April. While that programming has decreased significantly this year, there’s no shortage of choice and stylistically varied picks for those not making the trip to Indio.
Chris Stapleton It’s rare one of the overlapping Coachella visitors boasts a twang, but the latest heralded throwback-country phenom (and recent Grammy winner) is a no-brainer booking. Expect this one to sell out. With Anderson East, April 15, 8 p.m., $50, the Joint.
M83 Nostalgic electronic pop auteur Anthony Gonzales finally makes his live Las Vegas debut, touring behind his weirder, goofier new album Junk. With Yacht, April 16, 9 p.m., $35-$60, Brooklyn Bowl.
Miike Snow You know the Swedish trio from its currently climbing single “Genghis Khan,” or its 2009 breakthrough hit “Animal.” A cavalcade of Euro-pop melodies awaits you at the Boulevard Pool’s lone Coachella-related show. With Kaneholler, April 16, 8 p.m., $28.
Sheer Mag Imagine if Thin Lizzy came from Philadelphia during the ’90s lo-fi indie scene, and you’d come close to the catchy-as-sin rock purists, lead by the raspy, endearing Tina Halladay. With Same Sex Mary, Acid Sisters, April 20, 9 p.m., $10-$12, Bunkhouse.
Foals While the British quartet’s radio triumphs—see recent alt-rock No. 1 hit “Mountain at My Gates”—have helped win over U.S. audiences, being one of the most firecracking guitar bands has certainly helped, too. With Kiev, April 24, 8 p.m., $22-$25, Brooklyn Bowl.
And the rest … Volbeat with Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck (April 14, the Joint); Protoje opening for The Green (April 17, Brooklyn Bowl); G-Eazy (April 17, Drai’s Nightclub); Chvrches with Wolf Alice (April 21, Brooklyn Bowl); The 1975 with The Japanese House (April 23, the Chelsea); The Front Bottoms with Brick + Mortar, Diet Cig (April 23, Brooklyn Bowl).