If you’re lucky enough to be in the audience in Indio, you’ll be able to say “I saw them when…” And even if you’re not doing desert time this April, you’ll still be glad you were into these bands before they hit the big time.

Milky Chance
A duo from Germany whose smart production brings an unexpected chill to nu-grunge.

Gateway track: “Flashed Junk Mind”

Cashmere Cat
With an Ariana Grande collab and a spot on the Mockingjay soundtrack, this electronic maestro is basically the cooler Zedd.

Gateway track: “Adore”

Until the Ribbon Breaks
They refuse to classify their music into a genre, but whatever it is, it’s as thought-provoking as it is ear-worming, so prepare to consider the big questions of life while fighting the urge to get jiggy on the subway.

Gateway track: “Sparks”

St Paul and the Broken Bones
And now for something a little different…This seven piece band from Alabama delivers old-school soul music that’s equal parts heart, doo-wop, and spine-tingling harmonies.

Gateway track: “Call Me”

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