10 Bands To See at Outside Lands This Weekend

It may not be the greatest Outside Lands lineup ever, but this weekend's big-honkin' music (and wine and food!) festival packs a bicycle basket-full of bands we're stroked (heh, we mean stoked) to see. Here, in no particular order, are 10 of them, plus a few honorable mentions we just had to mutter about.

1. The Strokes (Saturday, 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.)
Yes, the Strokes are playing together again, which means they'd pretty much have to do something catastrophic and/or pills-and-4Loko-induced to not be a highlight of the whole festival. Hopefully Julian Casablancas can find some precarious precipice to scale and sing from on the festival stage. And so what if there's no new record? Hell, if the Strokes just played the song “New York City Cops” over and over for an hour, that'd be just fine with us.

2. Furthur (Saturday, 7:25 – 9:55 p.m.)
Dude, it's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead. In Golden Gate Park. Maybe even in the sun. (Remember the sun?) All those Deadheads followed the legendary San Francisco jam-psych band around for a reason, you know, and it wasn't because their records were great. (OK, a few were.) This set's scheduled to go two-and-a-half hours, which means you'll have time to get your inner hippie out before heading over to hear the Strokes.

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