Fauxchella Listings 2014: San Francisco Bay Area

FauxChella-2014Photos by James Nagel // Written by Mike Frash //

With the Coachella lineup announcement on January 8th, festival season launched. And for those who love live music in the Bay Area yet won’t be traveling to the polo fields to brave likely triple-digit temperatures and three days of splendid insanity, we have Fauxchella.

Fauxchella is that two weeks of time surrounding Coachella in April where various American western locations like Phoenix, Portland and San Francisco profit off the tour runoff of artists that perform in Indio, California for two consecutive weekends.

So, instead of packing it all into one weekend, choose and select the acts you want to witness over four or five nights in April. I mean, why not? But it does take a tad bit of planning …

Read our Coachella 2014 lineup preview.



We hope these acts fauxchella in the Bay Area…

• Aeroplane — Wish granted
• Bombino — Wish granted
• Disclosure — Wish granted
• Factory Floor — Wish granted
• Flight Facilities — Wish granted
• GOAT — Wish granted
• Temples — Wish granted
• The Afghan Whigs — Wish granted
• The Internet
• The Replacements
•Toy Dolls — Wish granted

If you know of a Fauxchella show not listed here, leave a comment below and we’ll add it. Click the artist name to link to ticket purchase.

Friday, April 4th
Odesza — The Independent // Sold Out

Sunday, April 6th
ZZ Ward — The Independent

Tuesday, April 8th
Dum Dum Girls — The Independent // Sold Out
Pet Shop Boys — Fox Theater Oakland

Wednesday, April 9th
Neutral Milk Hotel — Fox Theater Oakland // Sold Out
Haim — The Fillmore // Sold Out

Thursday, April 10
Neutral Milk Hotel — Fox Theater Oakland
Future Islands — The Chapel
Haim — The Fillmore // Sold Out
Bastille — The Warfield // Sold Out
Aeroplane — Mezzanine (House of Mezzanine)

Friday, April 11
Neutral Milk Hotel — Fox Theater Oakland
Trombone Shorty & the Orleans Avenue — The Warfield
Classixx — The Independent

Saturday, April 12
Chromeo — The Independent // Sold Out
GOAT — Slim’s

Sunday, April 13
none yet

Monday, April 14
MS MR & Jagwar Ma — The Fillmore
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion — Slim’s
John Newman — The Independent
Bryan Ferry — Fox Theater Oakland
Temples — Great American Music Hall
Bombino — Sweetwater Music Hall
Chance The Rapper — The Warfield
Toy Dolls – Regency Ballroom

Tuesday, April 15
The Knife — Fox Theater Oakland // Sold Out
Laura Mvula — The Independent
Blood Orange — Great American Music Hall // Sold Out
Bombino — The New Parish

Wednesday, April 16
The Knife — Fox Theater Oakland
Factory Floor — The Independent
White Lies — The New Parish
Foxygen — The Chapel

Thursday, April 17
Empire of the Sun — Fox Theater Oakland
The 1975 — The Fillmore // Sold Out
*Sam Smith — Rickshaw Stop // Sold Out
Foxygen – The Independent
Queens of the Stone Age with Warpaint — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Duke Dumont — Mezzanine
The Afghan Whigs — Slim’s

Friday, April 18
The 1975 — The Fillmore // Sold Out
Mogwai — Regency Ballroom
Motörhead — The Warfield
Flight Facilities — Mezzanine
Disclosure — Greek Theatre – U.C. Berkeley // Sold Out
Surfer Blood — The New Parish
Empire of the Sun – Fox Theater Oakland
Lana Del Rey — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Saturday, April 19
Ellie Goulding & Rudimental — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Maceo Plex — Public Works
Broken Bells — Fox Theater Oakland

Sunday, April 20
Bombay Bicycle Club — The Fillmore

*Odds are Sam Smith will perform with Disclosure live at Coachella.


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