6 Coachella Bands You Should Check Out

Many people go just for the headliners, but there are so many good bands that play right before them while some kids puke in trashcans becau...

Many people go just for the headliners, but there are so many good bands that play right before them while some kids puke in trashcans because they've drank too much and others sleep in until the late afternoon. If you like to discover new and exciting music, don't sleep on these band's live sets.

Although the headliners are the main draw, there are plenty of promising and exciting musicians playing before them. Don't sleep on these bands' live sets. While some kids may be puking in trashcans because they drank way too much the night before, you'll be getting your money's worth. Below are the 6 Coachella bands you should check out along with similar artists that you should listen if you like (LIYL).

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1. Sheer Mag: Drawing many comparisons to Thin Lizzy, Sheer Mag incorporate classic rock influences with a modern punk sound. These Philly punks incorporate supremely technical guitar flourishes with infectious hooks. What's even more impressive is Tina Halladay's extensive vocal range. If you can appreciate a band's musical prowess, check these guys out.

LIYL: Shannon and the Clams, Protomartyr, and Jay Reatard

2. HEALTH: Although not new to the music scene, HEALTH continue to excite with their skill in making visceral noise-rock. Always moody but never uninteresting, their songs are harsh, innovative, and sometimes even danceable. Their latest release, Death Magic, has just the right amount of noise, airy vocals, pop vibes, and intense percussion that we've come to know and love from them.

LIYL: Liars, No Age, and Swans

3. Ex Hex: Ex Hex are pure rock and roll. I especially like the ear worm, "Don't Wanna Lose." They mix garage rock, surf punk, and indie pop to make accessible, yet grungy music. The guitarist has some excellent chops as well. They are simple, straightforward, garage punk.

3. Ex Hex: If you like unadulterated punk rock, then you'll love Ex Hex. They mix garage rock, surf punk, and indie pop to make accessible, yet grungy music. I especially like the ear worm, "Don't Wanna Lose." Their music is pretty straightforward, but their guitarist has some excellent chops as well. This all-girl band is sure to entertain.

LIYL: Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney, and White Lung

4. De Lux: De Lux is one of the more exciting new bands from California. They are equally danceable and introspective. The bass lines are funky and intricate. The guitars only serve to complement the rhythm section. The lyrics are cynical, vulnerable, and sometimes clever. This is one band that I'm definitely not going to miss.

LIYL: Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, and Painted Palms

5. Prayers: Prayers are a self-described "cholo goth" band. They mix electronic elements with punk and new wave influences. With such a huge sound, you wouldn't think that their band consists of two people. Their last album, Young Gods, features Travis Barker on drums. Here's hoping that he makes a special guest appearance at Coachella.

LIYL: She Wants Revenge, Cold Cave, and The Soft Moon

6. Melody's Echo Chamber: Melody Prochet fronts this psychedelic dream pop band. Wistful, romantic, and sweet is what I would describe Melody's music as. Every guitar pick, snare hit, and vocal inflection evokes a certain saccharine emotion. It isn't necessarily upbeat music, but it isn't dreary either. It's the type of music you'd listen to to show you that all is right with the world.

LIYL: Tame Impala, Pond, and Temples

As with any festival, there will be time conflicts so I might not get to see them all, but I will always be entertained and enjoy the experience because every artist at Coachella deserves to be there. Are you going to Coachella 2016? Who are you most excited to see? Let me know in the comments below.

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