Posts Tagged ‘dave matthews’

Golden Gate Park’s Outside Lands 2009 Already a Huge Success

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

One-third of Outside Lands 2009 is finished and the reviews are universally good, more or less.

But what’s up with the water situation? People need to buy water? Srsly? How about air, is there a fee for breathing?

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At least they’re not charging $4 for a bottle of water, the way it went at the riotous Woodstock 1999.

Outside Lands 2009 Preparations are Finished – How Will the Kids Sneak in This Year?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Meadows Speedway and Lindley were abuzz yesterday in Golden Gate Park due to preparations for the sure-to-be-delightful Outside Lands 2009, which fires up this afternoon. The thriftiest among us will have to deal with a more robust fencing situation, it would appear. Check it:

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You’re looking at perimeter chainlink that’s something like 9 feet high, coupled with crowd control fencing that’s a bit shorter.

Which strategy will win out this year – over, through, or under? Only time will tell…

Also new for this year is a huge signage effort:

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Hurrah.

Look for the Critical Mass riders to show up ’round about eight-ish. Guaranteed.

Have a great OL09!

And don’t forget to share your stories with the N Judah Chronicles, in real time. baby. Why not?

San Francisco Welcomes the Outside Lands Music Festival with Open Arms

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

 The people behind the upcoming Outside Lands Music Festival would like you know that you can head on over to Golden Gate Park starting Wednesday to get your tickets without any fees from TicketMonster or anyone else. That’s nice, huh?

“If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you can buy them without a service charge starting at 12PM on Wednesday, August 26th at the festival box office located at Speedway Meadow at the intersection of JKF and Transverse.”

As it looked last year:

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And if you don’t like Tenacious D, then don’t go, right? I mean, cancer happens, you got to deal with it.

And let’s hope the NIMBYs of San Francisco won’t be too upset by all the activity of the young whippersnappers. Would the neighbors of GGP trade one weekend of Outside Lands a year for free admission for all at Strybing Arboretum for an entire year*?

Signs point to YES.

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See you there!

FRIDAY
Pearl Jam
Incubus
Thievery Corporation
Tom Jones
Silversun Pickups
The National
Q-Tip
Built To Spill
Midnite
Kinky
Tea Leaf Green
Autolux
The Dodos
Zap Mama
Los Campesinos!
Akron/Family
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
The Duke Spirit
Zee Avi
Blind Pilot
SambaDá
West Indian Girl

SATURDAY
Dave Matthews Band
Black Eyed Peas
The Mars Volta
Jason Mraz
TV on the Radio
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Mastodon
Raphael Saadiq
Os Mutantes
Street Sweeper Social Club
JJ Grey & Mofro
Deerhunter
Lila Downs
Zion I
Bat For Lashes
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Groundation
Dengue Fever
The Dirtbombs
Portugal. The Man
Ryan Bingham
Albino!
Extra Golden
Infantree

SUNDAY
Tenacious D
M.I.A.
Ween
Modest Mouse
Band of Horses
The Dead Weather
Atmosphere
Lucinda Williams
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Brett Dennen
The Avett Brothers
Calexico
Bettye LaVette
Heartless Bastards
Cage The Elephant
Lenka
John Vanderslice
Matt & Kim
The Morning Benders
Other Lives
Darondo with Nino Moschella
Big Light

Vau de Vire Society Yard Dogs Road Show Madd Vibe Orchestra
Eric McFadden Trio Loop!Station Rosin Coven Gooferman
Fou Fou Ha Kitten On The Keys

Barbary Comedy featuring
Reggie Watts Brent Weinbach
Jacob Sirof Kevin Camia Sherry Sirof

Motion Potion
DJ Zeph
Adrian & Mysterious D
Kris P
Daneekah Miguel Migs
Isaiah Martin feat.
Mark D’ Antonio & Dustin Hengle
Mozaic
Kris P
U9Lift Mancub
Amp Live
D-Sharp
Dirty Rotten
Vin Sol

*(Yes the interior walls of that building are painted an indescribable green - perhaps the seven figures generated by OL could go for several coats of beige. Or something.)

Speak Your Piece About Outside Lands Tonight at the Richmond District Police Forum

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is coming, coming in a big way baby, August 28-30, 2009. It’s going to be mega. So all you NIMBYs out there should start your yammer now, while you still have a chance to affect this Assault on Your Way of Life.

The problem for you NIMBYs this year is the growing awareness that Outside Lands Makes Money for San Francisco. And if your neighbors start thinking that the money earned from Outside Lands subsidizes free admission at Strybing Arboretum / San Francisco Botanical Garden (and dude, many of them are starting to think exactly this way) then you’re going to need to yammer even harder this go-around.  

I mean, just look at these punks raising Hell at last year’s OL. Young people enjoying themselves in YOUR park. Can you imagine?

Anywho, here’s your chance to hear about OL09 in the Richmond District at a rare evening meeting of the monthly Richmond District Police Community Relations Forum. Take care on your way there tonight.

Richmond Police/Community Forum
When: May 19, 2009 – Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion regarding the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival which is scheduled for August 28 and 29th in Golden Gate Park.

In reality, Outsides Lands is a go, whether you like it or not, but if you’d like to understand how the Richmond Station cops on 6th Avenue are plannning on handling this large event and all the side-effects of noise and traffic and yada yada, then this is the place for you.

Oh, and speak of the Devil, “Ranger Dave” of Outside Lands has an announcement about the addition of ten more acts to the bill of fare:

“The bison were straight giddy this morning. On an expedition to a remote region of Golden Gate Park, Ranger Dave made contact with ten more artists that had been previously unclassified to Outside Lands. The proof lies in the documentation below.

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Lucinda Williams
The Avett Brothers
Tea Leaf Green*
Zion I*
Bat For Lashes
Groundation*
Los Campesinos!
Darondo with Nino Moschella*
Big Light*

(*species native to the San Francisco Bay Area)

See you there!

Outside Lands Music Fest to Feature Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Beastie Boys

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Outside Lands just announced its lineup for 2009. Starting August 28, Golden Gate Park will enjoy the dulcet tones of Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys.

Will this sophomore effort top last year’s show?  

Only Time Will Tell.

The Lineup, so far:

Pearl Jam
Dave Matthews Band
Beastie Boys
Incubus
Black Eyed Peas
M.I.A
Jason Mraz
Ween
The Mars Volta
Thievery Corporation
Modest Mouse
Band of Horses
TV on the Radio
Dead Weather
Atmosphere
Tom Jones
Silversun Pickups
The National
Q-Tip
Brett Dennen
Built To Spill
Mastodon
Raphael Saadiq
Calexico
Os Mutantes
Midnite
JJ Grey
Mofro
Kinky
Deerhunter
Lila Downs
Trombone Shorty
Orleans Avenue
The Dodos
Bettye LaVette
Dengue Fever
Heartless Bastards
The Dirtbombs
Lenka
Akron/Family
John Vanderslice
Matt and Kim
Portugal. The Man
The Morning Benders
The Duke Spirit
Zee Avi
Blind Pilot
SambaDa
Ryan Bingham
West Indian Girl
Extra Golden

2009 Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park: It’s On! August 28-30

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents have just announced the dates for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2009. It’ll be August 28, 29, 30. Will this year’s Outside Lands top 2008? It’s going to be tough, what with Beck and the Radiohead being the headliners last year. (And what about the NIMBYs? They still have the taste of blood in their mouths from the recent Anschutz ING Bay to Breakers battle, so don’t think they’ll take this lying down.)

Will the star power of the Dave Mathews Band in Golden Gate Park on Saturday be enough of a draw? Mmmm. Oraganizers are still working on the lineup so you can sign up for the email list to get the latest on the groups invited as it happens (And at the same time, you can register to join the “Street Team” where you can put an OL banner online and then score tickets for free, or something like that.)

Are the Troubadors coming? We’ll see.

Take a look below – 2008 was a doozy. Did all these people take MUNI? It appeared that way. This link shows how transportation worked behind the scenes.

Grab your boards and get your tickets:

See you there!

Last year’s lineup after the jump.

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