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Coachella lineup: The xx, Dropkick Murphys, Excision, Dawes among artists coming to Tampa Bay this spring




The2013 Coachella Music and Arts Festival announced its full lineup late Thursday night, and because it's one of the biggest music festivals in the country, of course we care.

However, why fly all the way to Indio, Calif., in April when so many of the bands on this year's bill are coming to Tampa Bay in the next few weeks? Here's a look at some Coachella artists with local shows in the near future. Click each artist's name for more details on each show.

-- Throwback rock 'n' soul outfit Vintage Trouble will be here this very weekend, playing a free show Sunday afternoon outside the Mahaffey Theatre. Click here for info.

-- DJ duo Infected Mushroom will be at the Amphitheatre in Ybor City on Feb. 1.

-- Minimalist electro-pop trio The xx (above) have a sold-out show at the Ritz Ybor on Feb. 7.

-- Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys will be at Jannus Live on March 3. 

-- Dubstep DJ Excision will be at the Ritz Ybor on March 3.

-- California rockers Dawes and folk act Lord Huron will be part of the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 9 at Curtis Hixon Park.

-- Moody indie-pop-rock group The Airborne Toxic Event will be at the State Theatre on May 1.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:58am]


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