01/11/2012 01:01 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

Fauxchella: How To See Your Favorite Coachella Bands Without Leaving The Bay

Maybe you hate traveling. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you're allergic to waiting in long lines under the hot sun while privileged pre-teens gyrate to David Guetta.

There are many, many good reasons not to go to Coachella this year. But even if you can't make one of the festival's two weekends (April 13-15 and 20-22), you can still catch many of its artists when they come to play shows in San Francisco. Call it Fauxchella, the music festival Bay Area dwellers get to enjoy at our local clubs -- and since there are four empty days between Coachella weekends, the local lineup looks especially enticing this year.

With the pixels still fresh on the 2012 Coachella poster, we've put together this initial guide to the S.F. version. It's not complete, since many artists haven't released tour info for the spring yet (we'll be updating this post as those announcements come in). But even now, the prospect of seeing the best of Coachella for the mere cost of a cab ride is very real. Check it out:

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