It was around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night at Outside Lands, when Stevie Wonder and his band went into "Living For the City," that the festival's reverence for the past became most painful.
Over on the Twin Peaks stage, Skrillex, the black-clad millionare monster at the top of EDM food chain, was just ... More >>
They may not all admit it, but everyone likes Norah Jones. And more universally than that, everyone gets down to Norah Jones. As we walk through Lindley Meadow on our way closer to the stage, we see couples of all kinds dancing, pecking, staring dreamily, or full-on making-out to the smo ... More >>
We're eating like crazy at Outside Lands and bringing you the good and the bad. Check out yesterday's recommendations for fried pickles, Outside Lands saison beer, Malaysian nachos, and more.
Lamb Poutine from The Whole Beast
Make trek up to Michael Mina's pop-up at Outside Lambs for this meaty and ... More >>
It's no secret that booze and music pair well together. Listening to Johnny Cash demands a shot of whiskey. When Snoop's "Gin and Juice" comes on the radio, you know what to reach for. And every time we see Celine Dion live, we always have a glass of rose in hand.
While you're bound to see flocks ... More >>
Scheduling a festival like Outside Lands is never easy -- there's always going to be some fans who want to see two acts that happen to be playing at the same time. But judging by the set times released today, festival organizers have done a pretty decent job of minimizing the conflicts. As we wrote ... More >>
For some reason, I've always managed to ignore or miss Usher. "You Make Me Wanna..." is a classic, of course, but I managed to resist the supposed charms of "Yeah!," "Burn," "Love in This Club," and "Lil Freak." This year the Diplo-produced "Climax" stopped me dead in my tracks. So I'm willing to be ... More >>
We've read interviews with music supervisors -- those folks responsible for selecting, negotiating, and placing music in television programs, movies, and commercials -- where the questions centered on topics such as licensing agreements, working relationships with filmmakers, and general inspiration ... More >>
Outside Lands just released the lineup for 2012, its fifth year -- and it's a big one. Headliners include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Justice, Beck, Sigur Ros, and more. The festival takes place in Golden Gate Park Friday through Sunday, ... More >>
Yes, yes, the world's atwitter with Coachella at the moment, but that will be over before you know it. The next big thing for California music fans to look forward to is S.F.'s own Outside Lands, which will be looking to follow up the roundly lauded proceedings of last year with a lineup worthy of t ... More >>
via FlickrAs MTV celebrates its 30th birthday, it seems poised for a calm middle-aged life in a nice neighborhood, where it can safely raise Jersey Shore and Teen Mom into even more reliable moneymakers. But it wasn't always that way: Before it gave up on music, MTV swept through American hou ... More >>
Biebster on the micI think I can still legitimately claim to have never heard a real Justin Bieber song, which doesn't bother me very much. Doesn't keep me from appreciating his cherubic wholesomeness and his unauthorized novelties, such as the Sigur Rós-caliber majesty of "U Smile" slowed down ... More >>
Rosie Droll is one of the 32 singer-songwriters featured on the new Portraits compilationNew Portraits compilation celebrates local songwriters. [The Bay Bridged]
So there's a cruise ship dedicated to heavy metal, and local longhairs Testament and Death Angel are playing aboard the 70,000 Tons ... More >>
Bil ZelmanAfter cutting his teeth in San Diego's hardcore scene, Jimmy LaValle went post-rock with Tristeza, and he's never looked back. The Album Leaf started out as a side project, but it's turned into LaValle's main gig, attracting the attention of such notables Sub Pop Records and Sigur Rós. ... More >>
I played a little of Julianna Barwick's new record, Florine, for a friend recently and he said it sounded like being in church. There's definitely something holy in the harmonies she creates when looping her own voice, her melodies dissolving into the rafters. She's a choir of one emboldened by h ... More >>
Lilja BirgisdottirIt's like going to church, without all the praying. Jónsi & Alex, the side project of Sigur Rós' Jon Thor Birgisson, makes good use of angelic choir vocals, which hum warmly over a gradual build of celestial electronics. The group is a partnership between Birgisson and Ale ... More >>
Hey shoegazers! Yeah, you. Up here. That's it. Do you have a hankering for trance-inducing, dreamy indietronica? Does the mention of a band somewhere in-between Sigur Ros and the Cocteau Twins make those little hairs on the back of your neck tingle? If so, you owe it to yourself to check for ... More >>