Rabbits Black Guide to Outside Lands: Sunday

As you are packing up and getting ready to make your way to the City by the Bay, Rabbits Black has your guide to Sunday at Outside Lands. Sunday brings perhaps the strongest Twin Peaks line up on EDM, but don’t let that distract you from some of the other great talent that will be performing at Golden Gate Park. With Kaskade as a Twin Peaks closer, Ranger Dave has selected possibly the best way to close out a killer weekend in the park. Hit the jump to check out who else you need to see on Sunday.

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Outside Lands Saturday 2013

Rabbits Black Guide to Outside Lands: Saturday

Saturday, August 10, 2013, is a very Lands End heavy day at Outside Lands. But can you really blame Ranger Dave for stacking the Lands End deck with such heavy hitters as Jurassic 5 and Nine Inch Nails? Yeah, neither could we. With so many acts billed on the same stage, take advantage and take on Outside Lands like a true San Franciscan: armed with some of the best food in the country, perfectly paired with your favorite libation. Because you don’t have to lose precious minutes bouncing down the (often long) path between stages on Saturday, use this opportunity to sample some of the finest chefs and restauranteurs the Bay Area has to offer. Lands End is surrounded with almost every type of food imaginable, and you can sample tasty bites without ever having to leave the comforting sounds of the stage. Hit the jump to see what acts Rabbits Black will be catching on Saturday.

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Rabbits Black Guide to Outside Lands: San Francisco Edition

So you’re new to Outside Lands and you’re not sure how to navigate your way around the City. Even if you’re a San Francisco veteran, Outside Lands is a whole different beast. From grabbing the right bus and getting to Golden Gate Park efficiently, to continuing the party after 10 p.m., getting in and around San Francisco is not as straightforward as it usually is when Ranger Dave brings his acts to town. Rabbits Black has tips for you to avoid getting passed up by MUNI and escaping the tens of thousands of people pouring into the streets each night of Outside Lands.

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Rabbits Black Guide to Outside Lands: Friday

Outside Lands is just under two weeks away! By now, you better have your travel and lodging all figured out, but fear not – there are always last minute options in the City by the Bay. Rabbits Black will have your guide for getting to and around San Francisco soon, but first, the most important part of August 9-11: The music! Outside Lands, unlike some of the other heavy hitting festivals, is not always about the party. It won’t be uncommon for you to see families with toddlers in tow sitting down to enjoy the festival jams. With acts ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to Wavves, Outside Lands packs a lineup to draw literally from every generation. Friday at Outside Lands is no exception, and with such a talented lineup, Rabbits Black couldn’t even make a definitive decision on whom to see. There are some obvious musts, but in addition, check out who we are making a point to see and why after the jump.

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Ticket On-Sale Alert: Outside Lands 2013

Ranger Dave is back with another event in Golden Gate Park! True to form, Outside Lands will land in San Francisco in early August; the 9th-11th to be exact. Although no lineup has been announced yet, we can expect the staples currently touring the festival circuit, and at least one headliner to pull in a multi-generational crowd. Tickets for Outside Lands go on sale Thursday, April 4.

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New Festival Alert: BottleRock @ Napa, CA 5/9-5/12

Rumors of a new Northern California festival swirled around during the month of January. And on February 3, 2013, Napa Valley locals and select others with the presale password can purchase passes to the inaugural BottleRock Festival in Napa, California. General sales begin February 10. Touting headliners Further, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, and Zac Brown Band, and with a special kick-off show featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, BottleRock has a stacked lineup with something for everyone. Hit the jump to find out who else is playing and how you can be part of the first of what will hopefully be many years with BottleRock. (more…)

Show Alert: alt-J and Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Bottom of the Hill 12/11 & The Fonda 12/12

We know this time of year brings you busy bodies into difficult decisions of which holiday party to attend, where to get the best Hot Toddy, and how long can you pull off your normal sweater as an “ugly” sweater — so let Rabbits Black ease some of the decision-making tension for you. Do yourself a favor, and mosey on over to Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, December 11, or The Fonda on Wednesday, December 12 to check out alt-J.  Not convinced?  LA’s Wildcat! Wildcat! are opening.  Still no?  Okay, the 10 p.m. show in San Francisco sold out so quickly and with such minimal press that the powers that be added an early show to satiate the demand.  Now hit the jump to find out why everyone is so enamored by alt-J. (more…)

Show Alert: Jenny O. and Father John Misty @ The Independent 9/26 & 9/28

As summer begins to turn into fall and you start to pull out your scarves, beanies, and coats, what better fall accessory could you have than the sweet crooning of Jenny O.? Nothing, that’s what! And, lucky for you, Jenny O. is kicking off a short fall tour with Father John Misty. With a debut full-length album slated for release on February 5, 2013, expect to see much more of Jenny O. in the months to come. Until then, stay ahead of the curb and check out Jenny O. with Father John Misty on September 26 and September 28 at The Independent in San Francisco! (more…)