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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2012

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 1:00p
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco's vibrant cultural community.

This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation. The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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In their prime, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band successfully mixed together R&B with the instrumentation of a New Orleans brass band. Featuring Kirk Joseph on sousaphone playing with the agility of an electric bassist, the group revitalized the brass band tradition, opening up the repertoire and inspiring some younger groups to imitate its boldness....
Beck
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His grandfather, Al Hansen, helped found the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s; his mom, Bibbe Hansen, acted in Andy Warhol movies and performed in punk-rock bands; and his dad, David Campbell, is a session player-string arranger who's worked with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones....
Foo Fighters
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During the last dark days of Nirvana in 1994, tapes of Dave Grohl's solo demos circulated among alt-rock royalty. Greg Dulli commented positively about them in more than one place, but few suspected that these homemade tapes would launch one of the biggest modern rock bands of the post-grunge era....
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Crazy Horse is an American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young. They have been co-credited on a number of albums throughout Young's career and have released five albums of their own.
Justice
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Justice, a Parisian dance production duo comprised of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, generated an international buzz with "D.A.N.C.E.," a catchy single whose video and MP3 spread like wildfire across the Internet in summer 2007....
Andrew Bird
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Andrew Bird first picked up a violin at age four and proceeded to spend his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen, Bird mastered the sounds of early jazz, country blues and gypsy music....
Wallpaper
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Wallpaper. is a band with a radical new pop-soul sound and sensibility that's the antipodean opposite of 'wallpaper' music (in the classic Muzak sense). Wallpaper.'s major label debut on Epic Records is a uncompromising declaration of intent....
Reggie Watts
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Probably the only artist in history to receive equal love from Brian Eno and the Comedy Central television network, comedian/musician/performance artist Reggie Watts combines spoken word, human beatboxing, rapping, and standup comedy for his innovative and unclassifiable material....
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
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New York-based Antibalas were formed in 1998 by musicians from King Changó, the Soul Providers, and the Daktaris. Influenced by Nigerian Afro-beat, American soul, and Latin dance grooves, Antibalas started playing at clubs around New York, hosting a weekend party called Africalia, giving them the opportunity to perform their particular style based on the combination of different cultures immersed in the band....
The Walkmen
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From the wreckage of mid-1990s indie-rock hype victims Jonathan Fire*eater the Walkmen arose at the turn of the century as major players in the New York City circle of post-punk/new wave-inspired bands (Interpol/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc....
PAPA
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"Everyone becomes sea urchins and rats at night," says PAPA's Darren Weiss, laughing slyly. "It's the nature of being young."Like with an inside joke you know, you smirk along, succumbing to a moment of reverie....
YACHT
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YACHT is one of the many creative alter egos of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and multimedia artist who embraces an eclectic but playful blend of electronics, acoustic percussion, and noises of all sorts....
Two Gallants
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Simplicity is key for the lo-fi blend of folk/indie rock from San Francisco duo Two Gallants. Taking their name from a James Joyce short story, Adam Stephens (vocals/guitar/harmonica) and Tyson Vogel (drums/vocals) have been playing together as Two Gallants since 2002, sounding more like a dirty Southern folk act than their Bay Area origins may initially suggest....
MSTRKRFT
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MSTRKRFT (pronounced "master kraft") are the Daft Punk-loving alter ego of Death from Above 1979's Jesse F. Keeler along with producer Al-P. Hailing from Toronto, the duo makes a move from DFA 1979's abrasive rock to robotic electronic complete with vocoders and handclaps....
White Denim
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The spastic indie rock trio White Denim hail from Austin, Texas, where bandmates Josh Block (drums), Steve Terebecki (bass), and James Petralli (guitars, vocals) first set up shop in 2005....
Jukebox the Ghost
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Pianist Ben Thornewill, guitarist Tommy Siegel, and drummer Jesse Kristin first came together in 2003 as undergraduate students at George Washington University. Sporting a quirky, brainy pop sound that took its cues from the likes of Ben Folds and They Might Be Giants, the three logged several years together under a different name, the Sunday Mail, before rebranding themselves Jukebox the Ghost in 2005....
Washed Out
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Ernest Greene had been involved in a number of musical endeavors by the time he started putting together a series of recordings as Washed Out. Leading up to his first Washed Out recordings in the summer of 2009, Greene had worked on a similarly noisy and computerized (albeit far more guitar-heavy and fast-paced) bedroom recording project called Lee Weather....
Tennis
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Tennis are an indie pop duo comprised of husband and wife Patrick Riley (guitar, keyboards, production) and Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboards). They met while students in Colorado, and after graduating college they bought a sailboat and spent seven months sailing along the Eastern Seaboard....
Of Monsters and Men
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Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. But last year, the normally mild-mannered six pack transformed into total rock stars after stomping out their competition during Músiktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native Iceland....
Die Antwoord
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Odd as they come, South African rap duo Die Antwoord debuted in 2010 with their viral hit “Enter the Ninja.” ~ Rovi
Fitz & The Tantrums
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Led by songwriter Michael Fitzpatrick, Fitz & the Tantrums brew up a retro sound inspired by Motown and Stax Records. Fitzpatrick initially formed the Tantrums as a neo-soul solo project, having purchased an old church organ and found that it helped inspire his songwriting....
Sharon Van Etten
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Although she was born and raised in suburban New Jersey, Sharon Van Etten’s folk music evokes the open landscapes and lonely expanses of Middle America. A dedicated choir student during her childhood, she began writing songs on her guitar as a high-school student and, upon moving to New York, started playing them in concert....
Tanlines
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Riding the line between Battles' proggy electro jams and Vampire Weekend’s tropical pop, Brooklyn duo Tanlines started as a remix project by Eric Emm (Don Caballero, Storm & Stress, Brothers) and Jesse Cohen (Professor Murder) that involved friends singing over their music....
Futurebirds
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Hailing from the bohemian college town of Athens, Georgia, Futurebirds play laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist. The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn a contract with Autumn Tone Records....
Location & Nearby Info
Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue and Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 831-2700
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(no rating) Oct. 28, 2013 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

Out today, without all that drama, is “Corsicana Lemonade,” the fifth studio album from prolific Austin quartet White Denim.

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(no rating) Sept. 28, 2008 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

When Saturday co-headliner Beck came out with his long, blonde hair falling out of an “El Topo” hat and went into “Loser,” his breakout single from the ’90s, it seemed like Dana Carvey was working on a new impression.

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(no rating) Sept. 28, 2008 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Joe Gross

Of the modern rock stars who can say they were there when punk broke, Dave Grohl is the last man standing.

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Jan. 20, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Alex Daniel

What you get from “Noble Beast,” Andrew Bird’s fourth solo album since breaking with the Bowl of Fire, is what you’ve probably come to expect from the experimental pop song writing violinist: whirling whistles, swirling strings and a healthy helping of vibrato in every honey sweet harmony.

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(no rating) March 19, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Matthew Odam

Whether he is playing solo, with a drummer or accompanied by a full band, there are things you know you can expect when Chicago’s Andrew Bird takes the stage: enigmatic lyrics, artful whistling and layered loops of sonic strings.

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July 27, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

Too often when artists combine elements of different genres, the results sound cobbled together and stale, like a failed attempt to produce fresh moments from an amalgam of sounds that don’t really jibe.

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Oct. 19, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Joe Gross

Well, that took forever. White Demin’s second album “Fits” has been available overseas for months, but the Austin band ,who once swore they’d never have a label, folded like a tent after a debacle involving Transmission Entertainment’s short-lived record-releasing division.

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(no rating) June 4, 2013 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Ramon Ramirez

Of Monsters and Men isn’t quite there yet. Through an efficient, 15-song set Monday at Stubb’s, the youthful Icelandic folk rockers spanned their nascent discography while adding a Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover and an unreleased track, “Beneath My Bed,” for good measure. It was an hour of work.

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