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Coachella 2012: Brokechella revels in staying home

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The one guaranteed parting sensation of Coachella -- more than sunburn, tinnitus or the suspicion you’ve seen a ghost -- is mortal terror at your credit card statement afterward. If that was enough to keep you at home this year with the common people, the folks behind Saturday’s second annual Brokechella still want you to have some late-April-festival memories.

The debut of the tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to the Indio festival drew close to 500 people last year. This year’s installment is set to eclipse it, with a nice crop of L.A. rock acts, including Infantree, LA Font, Rumspringa, Big Moves and yOya at the downtown art studio Six01.

Admission will just set you back a five-spot.

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Will a spectral Biggie Smalls appear there to do ‘Juicy’ in rebuttal to Tupac’s desert resurrection?

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Maybe, but probably not. But for locals frustrated with the high cost and logistical overhead of doing Indio right, this will be much more easygoing.

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