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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In Print: A Guide to the Treasure Island Music Festival

Posted By on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:50 AM

From SF Weekly's latest print music section:

click to enlarge St. Vincent performs Sunday at Treasure Island
  • St. Vincent performs Sunday at Treasure Island

Seek the Booty: The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the Bay Area's best live music events, and to celebrate its fifth anniversary, this year's lineup is a doozy -- a collection of some of the greatest artists working in the worlds of electronica and indie rock. Here are some of the acts we're especially looking forward to.

Saturday

Geographer: What a beautiful way to start the day. This San Francisco-based trio makes low-key but gorgeous, emotionally driven songs that somehow always have a sense of urgency in the background (check out the Animal Shapes EP if you don't believe us). If you have an overwhelming desire to hear a synthesizer and a cello at the same time, or if you're having a personal crisis you need to dance your way through, don't miss these up-and-comers. Noon, Bridge stage

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from the last week in S.F. music.

Also, we recommend shows from High Castle, Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers, Heidi, and Van Hunt.

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