In the seventh Outside Lands Fest Primer, we bring your attention to Passion Pit, the electro-pop ensemble led by Michael Angelakos that brought you Manners and Chunk of Change. Passion Pit, currently taking hiatus from their national tour, will be appearing at San Francisco Outside Lands Festival in support of their upcoming album, Gossamer.
The Independent in San Francisco is one of the best places to see live music in the City by the Bay. It’s small, intimate, and acoustically well put together. When Black Mountain rolls through town late in August, it’s a show that you will want to be at. This a venue that sells out quickly, so you’ll want to make that commitment soon. The band is touring after releasing a very interesting “soundtrack” to the post-apocalyptic surf film Year Zero. Catch them in San Francisco in one of our must-see shows on August. Ticket info and songs from Year Zero after the jump. (more…)
Guest post by Jay
In the sixth edition of our Outside Lands primer series, Rabbits Black looks at ever-changing Portugal. the Man. Despite the multiple lineups, we think Portugal. the Man holds promise for success at Outside Lands. Check out why you can’t miss them.
With less than a month to go, Ranger Dave still has some tricks up his safari sleeves! In addition to announcing the lineup for the laugh-packed Barbary (featuring David Cross and Neil Patrick Harris, as if the Outside Lands music lineup wasn’t good enough on its own!), Ranger Dave announced a slew of great Night Shows to help you close out every night. Check out our picks for shows to satiate your desire for more music when Golden Gate Park shuts down at 10 p.m. (more…)
Guest review by Ali
Sean Flinn and the Royal We played to an intimate crowd on June 29 at Amnesia. Tucked away in the heart of the Mission, the red-lit bar created the perfect atmosphere for the show. The Portland-based songwriter and guitar player, Sean Flinn, combined with the amazing instrumentals of The Royal We creates a musically memorable experience. (more…)
Guest review by Jay
Blind Melon. Psych! Blind Pilot hit the Fillmore this past Friday night with all the support in tow for a successful night. I have to admit, I was very skeptical… this was my first time seeing the band live and my first time reviewing a show, so I ran through my requirement list for “what makes a band decent” a hundred times before seeing their ridiculous blue tour bus parked outside. Lets face it; SNL, Portlandia, your 16 year old cousin in Tennessee, and the Billboard have all taken shots at Indie-folk hipsters overextending “quirky.” (more…)
Hailing from Brooklyn, Yellow Ostrich started as Alex Schaaf’s solo outlet. Since its inception, Schaaf added Michael Tapper and Jon Natchez to the Yellow Ostrich lineup. The band’s sound has grown since Schaaf first started exploring the magic of intricate loops in his Wisconsin bedroom. With two full length albums under their belt, the trio are primed to add Outside Lands to their growing list of experiences. (more…)
Guest Review by Ali
Andrew Mayer Cohen, better known as Mayer Hawthorne, is a singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, DJ, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist – a true renaissance man in the music world. (more…)