Treasure Island Music Festival announced its 2014 lineup today, and the headliners are Outkast and Massive Attack. The festival takes place Oct. 18 and 19 on, of course, Treasure Island. Here's what we know of the lineup so far, via BoingBoing:
We're a bit unsure of the name, but anyone looking for experimental new rock/electronic sounds out of the Bay Area (or anywhere, really), oughta give Mwhahaha a listen. The band sounds more than a little bit like TV on the Radio sometimes, but -- as you may have gathered from its moniker -- it is fa ... More >>
TV on the Radio Thee Oh Sees Sept. 27, 2011 TV on the Radio came to the Fox Oakland last night, delivering its forward-leaning blend of lolling, synth-driven modern rock and wailing, otherworldy vocals. Photographer Joseph Schell was there to record the the action, and sent back these shots.
Ian S. PortTV on the Radio at the Independent last night.TV on the Radio IO ECHOTuesday, May 10, 2011@ The IndependentBetter than: Must See TV What's great about a TV on the Radio show? Well, there's the fact, for better and occasionally for worse (mostly when the sound personnel aren't up to th ... More >>
TV on the RadioFrom SF Weekly's latest print music section: TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light is also the first TV on the Radio album to be recorded away from the band's comfy boho surroundings in north Brooklyn. And then some: The band decamped to a mall-based studio near Rodeo Drive th ... More >>
Gerard Smith, the 36-year-old bassist and keyboardist for critically beloved Brooklyn alt-rockers TV on the Radio, passed away this morning following a struggle with lung cancer -- only a month after the band made his diagnosis with the disease public. TV on the Radio released its fourth ful ... More >>
Join them in S.F.!Ladies and gentlemen, it is true: We have a pair of tickets to give away to TV on the Radio's show April 30 at the Independent. You know you want to go. And if you don't, well, let us just say that we saw them at SXSW (brag alert!) and you want to go. The band is touring in supp ... More >>
Patrick KeelerDespair not, Bus, it's almost JanuaryLos Angeles MC Busdriver is usually a one-man dictionary-wrecking crew, all piss and vinegar and nerdish vengeance aimed at just about everything: haters, wack MCs, racial tension in America, you, himself.
Eat your heart out, mustachioed local bartendersIf you're taking a pre-happy hour totter through the Mission this evening after work, you should probably stop in to visit darling indie-esoterica purveyors Aquarius Records and catch a free in-store set from Lichens, the otherworldly drone project ... More >>
The best parts of Aziz Ansari's SF performance at the Punch Line last year were his Raaaaaandy sketches. Those bits fleshed out the small part he had in Funny People, where he's a prick DJ with a hilarious hypeman, neither of whom know what they're doing.Now Raaaaaandy (just add a couple more "a ... More >>
Zap Mama The headliners for this weekend's Outside Lands festival--Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Tenacious D, and M.I.A.--need little introduction. But what about the undercard? One of the coolest things about this event is the sheer number of acts play ... More >>
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Ocote Soul Sounds It's hard to keep up with all the various offshoots of the Daptone/Antibalas Brooklyn funk nexus, we know--from El Michels Affair to Bronx River Parkway to the Budos Band to Ocote Soul Sounds (who have a new record dropping soon called Coconut Rock on Thievery Corporation's ESL lab ... More >>
San Francisco's giant music marathon, Outside Lands, announced its lineup this morning, capping its press release with headliners like Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse, and, yes, Dave Matthews Band hitting Golden Gate Park between August 28-30. Also in there--Tom freakin' Jones ... More >>
Break out the Sharpie and circle your calendars. The lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival has just been announced, and suffice to say Woodstock and Lollapalooza have nothing on this. Just when you thought the four-day music and arts extravaganza, held on a farm in rural Tennessee, could get no bigg ... More >>
Coachella has the 2009 music festival advantage by being one of the first outta the gate to announce its gigantic lineup. Although standing in the desert sun with billions of music fans doesn't sound like my kinda weekend, I'm nonetheless very impressed with the scope of the performers at this year' ... More >>
(TV on the Radio, rated best album in 2008 by the Pazz & Jop critics)The Village Voice's long-standing annual critics poll/music industry analysis, The Pazz & Jop Poll, comes out today. Along with the usual number-crunching on the previous year's top albums and singles, the 2008 editio ... More >>
She & Him Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 Bimbo's Words by Jennifer Maerz, Photo by Chrissy Loader Better than: Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars; Juliette and The Licks; Scarlett Johansson's Nico overkill on that Tom Waits cover album. It's way too easy to shoot down actors trying out the whole singing thin ... More >>
Treasure Island Music Festival Day 1 Treasure Island September 20, 2008 Better Than: Spending all day Saturday drinking on the couch listening to music on your laptop. Words by Melissa Baron, Photos by Christopher Victorio Big music festivals can be the worst nightmare of an actual music fan. They' ... More >>
(Morning Benders) We are indeed awash with music festivals this summer, but I am extra excited about Treasure Island. The event was so unique last year, and so much fun (watching Spoon perform while sitting in a Ferris wheel as the sun was setting? Priceless). This year, the talent is even better ... More >>
You can't technically download "Jaundice Giraffe" by Seattle's Feral Children, but it's such a good track I'm posting a link to the song here anyway. My buddies in Seattle have been blabbing about their hometown band, calling these guys the next Modest Mouse and stuff. The band sounds much darker th ... More >>
It’s official: The Treasure Island Music Festival (Sept. 20-21) is the most exciting local music event this year. Check out the lineup, just announced this morning: On Saturday, Sept. 20 you can see Justice, TV on the Radio, Goldfrapp, Hop Chip, CSS, Antibalas, Aesop Rock, Amon Tobin, Foals, Mike ... More >>
(MGMT's "Electric Feel") For the past couple summers, Live 105's BFD has offered plenty of reasons to make the Shoreline haul--from Queens of the Stone Age to TV on the Radio to the Shins and Muse. This year, though, the station's claim on hosting "the summers' biggest music extravaganza" is questi ... More >>
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We knew it was lightweight, but didn't know that the Merc would deliver the crushing blow. Last weekend's poorly-attended, Download Fest (which the SF Weekly proudly sponsors) got tore a new anus in the Merc this week. From Download Festival: The Cure saves the day -- Other acts don't carry weight ... More >>
Well, lots of things, actually
TV on the Radio keeps a social conscience
A dark year for America resulted in a great year for music
A dark year for America resulted in a great year for music
Though difficult to nail down, TV on the Radio's debut is unmistakably genius.
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
TV on the Radio: Add a pinch of electro, a gallon of guitar fuzz, and...Peter Gabriel?