So...a lot of people were hating on Al Green as a choice for a Sunday main-stage performance. But, c'mon, it's Al Green and "I'm So Tired of Being Alone" and "Love and Happiness" are some of the greatest songs of all time. Al showed Outside Lands that he's still got it in the soul and passion department, treating the crowd to his all time greatest hits as well as welcome covers of The Temptations, Roy Orbison and Otis Redding.
It's supposedly the coldest San Francisco summer in almost 40 years. That means you can pretty much bet that Outside Lands is going to be one foggy, cold music celebration. While you can warm yourself with the festival's galaxy of food and wine offerings, shivering to Al Green classics under four layers of clothing isn't everyone's cup of tea.
This weekend's Outside Lands lineup has suffered mixed reviews, many bemoaning the lack of standout headliners. Um, obviously they didn't take a look at the list of food vendors. Serious SF food star power! Let's Be Frank, Namu, Yats, Pica Pica Maize Kitchen! But since the festival is all about the, uh, the music, we decided to pair food and bands for the ultimate GG Park experience. Here's what we really think would bring out the flavors this weekend's musical acts.
Still recovering from Outside Lands? We know we are. Shake out your dusty festival shoes and drag them on down to these shows this week. They are definitely not to be missed.
Everest & Bhi Bhiman, Yoshi’s, 9/1: Despite mourning the loss of a recent band mate, Everest will absolutely be bringing it tonight at Yoshi’s. Add them to our favorite local singer/strummer, Bhi Bhiman and what you’ve got is the perfect bill. What’s not to love about a guy with a guitar, a great voice, a unique name, and his most famous song title being, “God is a Warriors fan and Satan loves the Lakers?“ Our point exactly.