It's that time of year when the Bay Area's Live 105, SF local radio's last remaining source for GOOD indie music (if you don't listen to Soundcheck, remedy that immediately), flexes its CBS-sized muscles for the annual BFD (also known as Big F-ing Deal) concert. And flex them they did, scoring A-list headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose new album, It's Blitz! has been on perma rotation in our office for about a month ago. Joining the YYYs are a welcome bit of nostalgia - 311 and The Offspring, both bands who were most definitely part of the late 90s high school party canon.
The "Festival Stage" will feature bands like Metric (Emily Haines is hot) and The Airborne Toxic Event (cool kids rejoice). Also of interest is a "Subsonnic Tent" (like, whoah) for those high BPM - electro lovers with Steve Aoki and DJ AM. But the best part? The "Soundcheck Local Band Stage" - a sort of a proving ground for those hungry locals. Catch them before they graduate to the main stage.
June 6 at Shoreline:
311, The Offspring, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Taking Back Sunday, Metric, Alkaline Trio, Crystal Castles, Anberlin, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Glasvegas, Cage the Elephant, MC Lars, The Airborne Toxic Event, Mutemath, Steve Aoki, Rebelution, Odawas, Dead Confederate, Audrye Sessions, Mike Relm, Music For Animals, Wallpaper, Solid State Logic, Zion-I, Dizzy Balloon, The Limousines, Drive A, FIGHTING THE VILLAIN and Catholic Comb.