Playing to a festive (and sweaty) crowd (bikinis, cut-off shorts and straw hats were heavily represented, as was Native American headwear for some reason), the Dodos lived up to their reputation as San Francisco's indie darlings and helped to open up the first day of this year’s Outside Lands Festival at the intimate Sutro Stage in Golden Gate Park. Check out the opening of their set below.
It is absolutely inevitable when you show up to a festival that the bookers are clearly going to disregard your personal taste in music and book two (or more) bands that you absolutely have to see at the exact same times. Since you can’t be at two places at once (not yet anyways!), we’re here to tell you where your time would best be served. Here are the time conflict winners:
Music and technology's happy union (see SXSW, Pandora, MySpace) is impressing us once again for Outside Lands, which is shaping up to be quite the tech-fest.
"CANT BELIEVE THEY REPLACED BEASTIES WITH TENACIOUS D ?????????????????????? AND IF I PULL OUT THEY SUE! SO REALLY? TENACIOUS D AFTER ME?...YOUR ALL WELCOME ON STAGE FROM THE GET GO, FUCK IT! IM TAKIN BIRD FLU OUT OF THE SET ! JUS TO MAKE A POINT!"
SF’s second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is just days away. We can hardly wait for the weekend, and we’re especially excited for this year’s OSL night shows (details to come later today) to quench our thirst until Friday. But speaking of Friday, here are our picks for Friday’s must-see acts at Outside Lands. We recommend getting well acquainted with the stage layouts before showing up and running around. It’s going to be a tight schedule, so make sure you plan who you want to see beforehand. Here are our picks for the best of Friday.
Need a place to stay for the much-anticipated Outside Lands festival at the end of the month? (Or have friends coming into town for the event and don't feel like putting them up?)
While hotel prices often are significantly jacked up on event weekends--particularly one like Outside Lands that welcomes more than 60,000 attendees--the Kimpton Hotel group is offering a fabulous promotion: 25 percent off its nine city boutique stays and one Silicon Valley property from Aug. 28 through 30 using the code "OLF."
Promising to wreak havoc on California and possibly unleash an "earthquake of rock," the Tenacious D were announced as the replacement act to the Beastie Boys for the closing night of Outside Lands. Keep your eyes open Mission District, turns out Jack Black is a big fan. "I'm a burrito guy. I go straight down to the Mission District. To La Cumbre. Good ingredients," he said, during a live conference call today. "We're expecting 100,000 people to squeeze into there [Golden Gate Park] like a sausage," said Mr. Black and Kyle Gass (a Walnut Creek native). I'm sure we can oblige.
We're pretty psyched about Outside Lands. And the good people at Another Planet are doing a bang up marketing job with these Fraggle Rock meets Muppets videos. We can't get enough of Ranger Dave and Skeeter, especially in this just-released video, where they're riffing the arrival of single day tickets. Definitely a welcome announcement for those feeling the economic pinch.
As 7x7.com readers were the first to know, Outside Lands' resident authority, Ranger Dave, has joined the Twitterverse and is eager to reward loyal followers. Yesterday marked Dave's first venture out into the streets of San Francisco, tweeting clues along the way regarding his mysterious whereabouts. He promised one lucky fan two 3-day passes to the must-see festival in Golden Gate Park, August 28-30, and he didn't disappoint.
At 1:16 PM on Monday, June 1, the lively cartoon ranger tweeted the following: "Ranger Dave is hitting the streets tomorrow. He will have 3-Day passes on him. Find Ranger Dave first and get two free!"
Get ready to follow another hot celeb in the Twitterverse. Somewhere among your daily feed of Ashton Kutcher tweets, you can now get updates on all things Outside Lands from the one and only Ranger Dave. He's the uber-cool park ranger who first broke news of this year's hot O.L. lineup (if you haven't gotten his ridiculously catchy tune stuck in your head yet, check out the video at http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/index.php). Make sure to follow Ranger Dave's tweets at http://twitter.com/sfoutsidelands and get all the latest news on this year's can't-miss music extravaganza in Golden Gate Park, August 28-30.